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With Russian troops amassing on Ukraine border, an awful sense of déjà-vu: Is Putin on cusp of invasion?

In the News   |   April 9, 2021

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For weeks, Russian social media accounts have been flooded with videos showing long convoys of tanks, troop trucks and artillery pieces – all of them apparently headed toward the country’s border with Ukraine. Many, even... read more

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Election readiness tops Liberal convention agenda

In the News   |   April 8, 2021

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Liberal partisans are gathering virtually Thursday for the start of what will likely be the federal party’s last major convention before an election, expected as early as this year. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has insisted... read more

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Just when you thought it was over

Cartoons   |   April 5, 2021

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Large numbers of new COVID cases, including many related to dangerous variants, have been forcing parts of Canada back into lockdowns.

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Canadians can buy Xinjiang cotton products despite Ottawa’s vow to stop forced labour imports

In the News   |   March 29, 2021

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(Note: Teaching/learning material on this issue can be found in the March 24, 2021 lesson plan Do you own something made by forced labour?) Canadians can purchase bath towels, quilts and clothes through online retailers... read more

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Canada’s carbon tax is constitutional, Supreme Court rules

In the News   |   March 25, 2021

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The federal government has the right to impose minimum carbon-pricing standards on the provinces, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled March 25 in upholding the centrepiece of the Liberals’ climate change plan. In a 6-3... read more

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Questions: Current Events Quiz – March 2021

Quizzes   |   March 24, 2021

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The following questions provide a review of some key topics and issues that have been in the news. What happened to the sea turtles in southern Texas? They got caught in an oil spill There... read more

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Answers: Current Events Quiz – March 2021

Quizzes   |   March 24, 2021

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Here are the answers to our March quiz on key news topics, plus some additional background information. 1. What happened to the sea turtles in southern Texas? Answer: c Additional notes: Residents started rescuing them... read more

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Do you own something made by forced labour?

Lesson Plans   |   March 24, 2021

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The Globe reports on the recent parliamentary declaration that labelled the Chinese government’s acts against its Uyghur Muslim minority as genocide. Despite clear evidence of the atrocities, including forced labour, sterilization and forced abortions, the... read more

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Breaking down the features of Canadian justice not available to Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig

In the News   |   March 23, 2021

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The secret trials of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were over mere hours after they began. From the beginning of their incarceration in China, the Canadians have been denied rights that in the Anglo-Canadian justice... read more

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Collision course?

Cartoons   |   March 23, 2021

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The wider administration of COVID vaccines comes as new and deadlier variants are spreading and it isn't clear which will prevail.

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China puts Michael Kovrig on trial for spying

In the News   |   March 22, 2021

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A delegation of Canadian diplomats walked into a court reception hall in China on Monday morning, demanding to be let inside, while dozens of diplomats from other countries stood waiting on a sidewalk outside. It... read more

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COVID-19 vaccines: Separating fact from fiction on side effects, blood clots and more

In the News   |   March 16, 2021

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Efficacy, blood clots, fetal cells, age restrictions, one shot or two, allergies and more. The barrage of headlines about coronavirus vaccines can be overwhelming. It’s almost enough to make you think that getting a vaccine... read more

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Royal rift

Cartoons   |   March 11, 2021

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are in the spotlight again after their interview with Oprah Winfrey and their allegations that a Royal Family member had raised concerns about how dark their baby’s skin would be.

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Breakdown?

Cartoons   |   March 4, 2021

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Canada's distribution of the COVID vaccine has been plagued by confusion and uncertainty.

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Thousands of Uyghur workers in China are being relocated in an effort to assimilate Muslims, documents show

In the News   |   March 3, 2021

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Xinjiang’s Muslim minorities have been moved to factories thousands of kilometres away to sever their ties to home and undermine their culture, internal documents and Chinese researchers reveal. Chinese authorities have loaded large numbers of... read more

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