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Cartoons   |   February 20, 2020

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Canada has been compared to a banana republic as chaos reigns over blockades of rail lines.

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What you need to know about COVID-19

Lesson Plans   |   February 18, 2020

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Carly Weeks reports on the strategy of self-isolation, one of the latest measures Canadian officials are taking in response to the coronavirus outbreak.... read more

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Game on

Cartoons   |   February 18, 2020

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Lines: Canada has been in political, legal, ethnic and cultural turmoil over whether Indigenous peoples have the right to stop pipelines from crossing their lands.

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Trudeau tight-lipped on plan to end rail blockades ‘quickly and peacefully’

In the News   |   February 18, 2020

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The blockade of a critical rail link between Montreal and Toronto has caused the largest disruption in Canadian National Railway Co.’s modern history, the company warned Monday, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emerged from an... read more

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Industry groups warn rail protests are hurting supply chain

In the News   |   February 13, 2020

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Canada’s retailers and manufacturers are braced for shutdowns and dwindling supplies as demonstrators blocked ports and rail lines, bringing much of the country’s rail-freight network to a halt. Industry groups said on Wednesday that the... read more

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Coronavirus outbreak prompts Canadian officials to weigh asking all travellers from China to ‘self-isolate’

In the News   |   February 11, 2020

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Canada’s top health officials are debating whether to expand a new travel policy and ask anyone coming into the country from China to voluntarily quarantine themselves in order to reduce the risk of spreading the... read more

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China turns up state hero-making machine in bid to shift narrative around coronavirus outbreak

In the News   |   February 11, 2020

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Stung by public criticism as the Wuhan virus outbreak continues to claim lives, Chinese authorities have reinvigorated the state hero-making machine, with official media promoting stories of sacrifice, dedication and love in arduous times. A... read more

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Good to be home?

Cartoons   |   February 7, 2020

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After spending 328 days on the International Space Station, the longest ever spaceflight by a woman, astronaut Christina Koch returned to an Earth preoccupied by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Senate votes to acquit Trump of impeachment charges

In the News   |   February 6, 2020

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The Republican majority in the Senate has acquitted President Donald Trump, ending the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history and capping a months-long drama that pushed the partisan divisions in American politics to their... read more

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Federal Court of Appeal clears a hurdle for the Trans Mountain pipeline

In the News   |   February 5, 2020

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The federal government’s duty to consult with Indigenous peoples over resource development does not grant them veto powers, the Federal Court of Appeal says, ruling that Ottawa met its obligations for consultation before it reapproved... read more

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Research supports Canada’s decision to reject a coronavirus travel ban

In the News   |   February 4, 2020

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When the World Health Organization declared a public-health emergency over the outbreak of a novel coronavirus, the agency’s director-general entreated the world: Don’t impose travel restrictions on people from China. The next day, the United... read more

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Extracurriculars stop at all Ontario public elementary schools as labour action escalates

In the News   |   February 3, 2020

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Extracurricular activities will cease in all Ontario public elementary schools this week, on top of two strike days, as labour action escalates following the breakdown of talks between the teachers’ union and the province. After... read more

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Tanking?

Cartoons   |   February 3, 2020

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The coronavirus epidemic which originated in Wuhan, China, is seen as a threat to the global economy.

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Trump’s Mideast peace plan draws praise from Netanyahu, ire from Palestinians

In the News   |   January 29, 2020

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U.S. President Donald Trump has unveiled his plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a vision that could see an independent Palestinian state created in four years’ time – though almost entirely on Israel’s long-standing terms.... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – January 2020

Quizzes   |   January 29, 2020

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news during January. What is the colour of 2020? Magenta Sunset Classic blue Creamy white Who won the... read more

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