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Poll finds majority of Canadians say the Canada-U.S. border should remain closed

In the News   |   July 6, 2020

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More than eight in 10 Canadians say the Canada-U.S. border should remain closed to non-essential travellers for the foreseeable future, according to a new Nanos Research survey. Most travel across the border was halted on... read more

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New security law could splinter Hong Kong’s justice system, erode rights to fair trial

In the News   |   July 3, 2020

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The law has been called the ‘death’ of a free Hong Kong, spreading a chill through lawyers and all who work in the justice system. The new national-security law Beijing imposed on Hong Kong could... read more

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Russian voters back Putin’s bid to rule the country until 2036

In the News   |   July 2, 2020

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For a moment they lay on Red Square, eight people using their bodies to form the number 2036 – the year until which Vladimir Putin can remain in power, under changes to Russia’s constitution that... read more

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Canadians playing key role in International Criminal Court’s defence against U.S. threats

In the News   |   June 26, 2020

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In its hour of need, confronting one of the toughest crises in its history, the International Criminal Court has turned to one of its earliest and staunchest allies: Canada. The war-crimes court in The Hague... read more

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Ottawa has authority to free Meng Wanzhou now, former justice minister, Supreme Court justice say

In the News   |   June 23, 2020

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The Canadian government has the legal authority to set Chinese telecommunications executive Meng Wanzhou free immediately, and is wrongly claiming otherwise after being embarrassed over revelations of political interference in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin Group... read more

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China charges Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor with espionage

Uncategorized   |   June 19, 2020

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After 557 days of interrogation and incarceration in facilities with lights shining day and night, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been formally charged by Chinese authorities with espionage charges punishable by life in prison.... read more

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Canada loses UN Security Council election to Ireland, Norway

In the News   |   June 18, 2020

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Canada lost its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council Wednesday, nearly five years after the Trudeau government declared winning a seat one of its highest foreign-policy priorities. The loss marks the... read more

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In Britain, an uprising against racism topples statues of slaveowners and symbols of empire

In the News   |   June 10, 2020

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The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has refocused Britons’ anger at monuments to Edward Colston, Cecil Rhodes and others seen as symbols of a racist past. Global protests over the death of George Floyd... read more

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Want better police? Follow the nine commandments of good policing

In the News   |   June 9, 2020

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The first policing was community policing. Before Sir Robert Peel created the first modern police force, in London in 1829, he had to overcome public opposition and well-founded suspicion. Although what was then the world’s... read more

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Canada part of effort to fund global vaccination organization for next five years

In the News   |   June 5, 2020

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More than 30 countries including Canada have committed a record US$8.8-billion to fund a global vaccination organization for the next five years, but they came up short in pledging money for a specific COVID-19 inoculation... read more

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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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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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