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Shuffling the deckchairs?

Cartoons   |   November 21, 2019

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Prime Minister Trudeau announced a new 36-member cabinet, part of an attempt to address issues raised by the election result.

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Deputy PM Freeland to oversee relations with U.S. and provinces in Trudeau’s new cabinet

In the News   |   November 21, 2019

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Justin Trudeau is leaning heavily on one of his star performers from his last cabinet, Chrystia Freeland, as he seeks to promote national unity, improve relations with China and address concerns over environmental and economic... read more

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How to interpret events in Hong Kong

Lesson Plans   |   November 21, 2019

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Nathan Vanderklippe reports on the issue of individual freedom that underlies differences between mainland China and Hong Kong, in the context of the current ongoing protests in that city. In an associated article on October... read more

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More than 3,000 CN workers on strike, shutting down Canada’s biggest rail network

In the News   |   November 19, 2019

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More than 3,000 Canadian National Railway Co. train operators went on strike just past midnight on Tuesday morning, shutting down Canada’s largest rail network. The workers, represented by Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, and CN failed... read more

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If only...

Cartoons   |   November 19, 2019

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This was a traditional U.S. motto, meaning 'out of many, one.' Today the nation is torn by the Trump impeachment hearings.

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Canadian universities urge exchange students in Hong Kong to return home as protests escalate on campuses

In the News   |   November 18, 2019

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Canadian universities are advising their students on exchange programs in Hong Kong to return home, a result of the escalating violence on college campuses in the city racked by increasingly violent anti-government protests. Several universities... read more

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Trump pushed for ‘crazy’ plan to trade military aid for probes into Biden, U.S. diplomat says in hearing

In the News   |   November 14, 2019

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In the first public hearing Wednesday of the U.S. congressional impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, more evidence was added to the growing case against the President, reinforcing his central role in pressing Ukraine to discredit... read more

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Don Cherry, fired by Sportsnet, hated any changes to hockey – and his imaginary Canada

In the News   |   November 12, 2019

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Back when people still thought of him as the prototype of perfect Canadianness, Don Cherry’s son, Tim, tried to explain his father’s appeal. “I think he never takes a politically correct stance … and people... read more

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Elizabeth May resigns as Green Party leader after 13 years, plans to remain MP

In the News   |   November 5, 2019

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After more than a decade as one of the most recognizable advocates for the environment in Canada, Elizabeth May announced Monday she has resigned as leader of the Green Party. Ms. May rose in federal... read more

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Refugee advocates set to challenge Canada’s border pact with U.S. in Federal Court

In the News   |   November 4, 2019

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Refugee advocates and lawyers are taking the federal government to court Monday to argue that Canada should allow asylum claimants to seek protection at all official land border crossings because, they say, the United States... read more

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B.C. schools caught up in Hong Kong-China dispute

In the News   |   October 30, 2019

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A battle for public opinion over China and the protests in Hong Kong is playing out at schools in British Columbia. Last week, supporters of greater democratic freedoms in Hong Kong set up an information... read more

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Cartoons   |   October 30, 2019

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Western feelings of alienation meant that the Liberals were shut out in the Prairies in the federal election.

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Brexit has changed Britain’s political landscape. Now the country heads into a rare December election

In the News   |   October 30, 2019

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Britain is heading for an election on Dec. 12 and it will now be up to voters to try and resolve the Brexit conundrum that has bedevilled the country for more than three years. This... read more

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Islamic State leader dies in U.S. raid on Syrian compound, Trump says

In the News   |   October 28, 2019

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The reported death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on the weekend marks a pivotal moment in the international fight against a murderous group that once carved out a vast, theocratic quasi state amid... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – October 2019

Quizzes   |   October 25, 2019

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news during October. Who is now the Prime Minister of Canada? Andrew Scheer Justin Trudeau Jagmeet Singh Elizabeth... read more

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