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Trump has been impeached again. What now? Latest updates on what Congress could do next

In the News   |   January 14, 2021

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House Democrats voted Wednesday to approve a single article of impeachment to remove Donald Trump for ‘incitement of insurrection’ in Jan. 6′s Capitol Hill riot. Here’s what you need to know. Latest updates Donald Trump,... read more

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What rough beast?

Cartoons   |   January 12, 2021

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'The centre cannot hold' wrote W.B.Yeats more than a century ago in his poem The Second Coming. Nor can the Republican party as its president slouches towards the exit. Reading the poem might be instructive.

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Put this back together

Cartoons   |   January 11, 2021

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Incoming US President Joe Biden inherits a nation torn by factional disagreement and violence

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U.S. Congress certifies Biden’s win; Trump promises orderly transition on Jan. 20

In the News   |   January 7, 2021

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Hours after hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a harrowing assault on American democracy, a shaken Congress on Thursday formally certified Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory. Immediately after the certification,... read more

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Do as I say, not as I do

Cartoons   |   January 4, 2021

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Many politicians, most prominently Ontario's ex-finance minister, are in trouble for travelling while urging citizens to obey pandemic restrictions.

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How will the pandemic end? Not with a moment of triumph we’ll all remember, but with a slow whimper we’ll soon forget

In the News   |   January 2, 2021

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Don’t expect civilization to return to normal in 2021 with a V-Day-like emotional catharsis. Focus on the small signs of hope – and the things we can do to prevent anything like this from happening... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – December 2020

Quizzes   |   December 21, 2020

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news. What is Movember? The misspelling of November A fundraiser for prostate cancer A reminder to keep moving... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – December 2020

Quizzes   |   December 21, 2020

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Here are the answers to our December quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information 1. What is Movember? Answer: b Additional notes: Movember encourages men to raise money for prostate cancer research... read more

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Vaccines: the remarkable success story

Lesson Plans   |   December 18, 2020

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[NOTE: This article pre-dates recent announcements of vaccine approvals]  Robyn Urback reports on the challenges in convincing people to take the COVID vaccine when it becomes available. She notes that only around 50 per cent... read more

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Dare we hope?

Cartoons   |   December 17, 2020

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In Dickens' story, Scrooge is turned into a kinder, gentler man after ghostly visitations.

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How Joe Biden became the man he is

Lesson Plans   |   December 17, 2020

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Adrian Morrow presents a biographical overview of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, highlighting his preference for the middle ground, neither far right nor far left on the political spectrum. The article describes Mr. Biden’s character in... read more

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Ottawa approves return of Boeing 737 Max to Canadian skies

In the News   |   December 17, 2020

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The federal government has approved design changes to the Boeing 737 Max that will allow the plane to fly again in Canada after it was banned around the world last year following two deadly crashes.... read more

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How an entire industry sped up the vaccine timeline

In the News   |   December 10, 2020

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While extraordinary, the timely arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the German company BioNTech in partnership with U.S.-based Pfizer Inc. after its speedy path through clinical trials and regulatory approval is no fluke. The... read more

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Canadian envoy says Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor are healthy despite being in Chinese prison for 730 days

In the News   |   December 9, 2020

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Canada’s ambassador to China says Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are healthy and doing well despite being held in Chinese prisons for 730 days. Dominic Barton, who recently met the two men through virtual... read more

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Liberals plan $100-billion in new stimulus spending, begin plotting pandemic recovery

In the News   |   December 1, 2020

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inance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered a fiscal update Monday that promises a stimulus plan of up to $100-billion will launch once the COVID-19 crisis eases, but the government won’t release the details of that plan... read more

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