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Thousands arrested as protests against racism, police brutality spread across America

In the News   |   June 1, 2020

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The United States is bracing for its sixth day of mass protests against racism and police brutality, a rising wave of anger that has swept dozens of cities across the country. Authorities called in the... read more

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Trump threatens to remove ‘shield’ protecting social-media giants from liability for online content

In the News   |   May 29, 2020

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President Donald Trump escalated his feud with Silicon Valley Thursday, accusing tech giants of censorship and issuing an executive order threatening to end the legal protections that shield social-media companies from being liable for content... read more

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The economic news is bad – and will likely get worse – but this is not like the Great Depression

Behind the Breaking News   |   May 28, 2020

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Top Concern – Health During the Coronavirus pandemic, the number one concern on virtually everyone’s mind is their health and avoiding the risk of infection. That concern is well placed and it is what is... read more

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Canada braces for economic retaliation from China following Meng Wanzhou court ruling

In the News   |   May 28, 2020

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The federal government said a B.C. judge’s refusal on Wednesday to end an extradition case against Chinese telecom executive Meng Wanzhou was entirely out of its hands as it braced for economic retaliation from Beijing.... read more

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Deadly games?

Cartoons   |   May 28, 2020

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There has been a torrent of criticism of people who ignored distancing rules when Toronto's parks reopened.

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NHL to return for 24-team playoffs but warns Canadian quarantine rules may keep games in the U.S.

In the News   |   May 27, 2020

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The NHL announced Tuesday that it intends to return to the ice for a special 24-team Stanley Cup tournament after a months-long pause, but refused to give a hard timeline, cautioning that any action would... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – May 2020

Quizzes   |   May 27, 2020

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Here are the answers to our May quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1. What has been an unexpected consequence of measures to fight COVID-19? Answer: d Additional notes: In France,... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – May 2020

Quizzes   |   May 27, 2020

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news. What has been an unexpected consequence of measures to fight COVID-19? Increase in domestic violence Grocery store... read more

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China racing to impose new law criminalizing Hong Kong protests as demonstrations erupt

In the News   |   May 25, 2020

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Police in Hong Kong cracked down on protesters Sunday, arresting at least 180, in the wake of Beijing’s pledge to move quickly on a new law that will extend China’s concept of justice to those... read more

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China moves to impose security laws on Hong Kong, raising fears of eroding freedom

In the News   |   May 22, 2020

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The Chinese government is preparing to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong, raising fears of new curbs on the city’s freedoms as Beijing’s state media pledged the complete eradication of what it called... read more

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What will school be like in future?

Lesson Plans   |   May 20, 2020

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Caroline Alphonso reports on the re-opening of some Quebec schools on May 5th, noting the contentious arguments for and against, and listing the conditions under which students would be returning.... read more

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Clueless?

Cartoons   |   May 19, 2020

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Long-term care homes have borne the brunt of the death toll from the pandemic.

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Canada-U.S. border expected to stay closed to non-essential travel to June 21

In the News   |   May 14, 2020

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The Canada-U.S. border is expected to stay closed to non-essential travel until June 21 to safeguard citizens in both countries from the spread of COVID-19, according to sources with knowledge of the bilateral talks. Non-essential... read more

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China is alienating foreign countries, damaging its global ‘soft power,' Canadian ambassador to Beijing says

In the News   |   May 13, 2020

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Canada’s ambassador to Beijing says China is alienating foreign countries and injuring its goodwill abroad at a time when its diplomats have adopted a heavy-handed approach around the world. Dominic Barton is also backing a... read more

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