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Russia plans major offensive to mark war anniversary, Ukraine warns

In the News   |   February 2, 2023

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Russia is mobilizing a huge contingent of troops and is planning an offensive to coincide with the first anniversary of the war on Feb. 24, Ukraine’s defence minister says. Speaking Wednesday evening on the French... read more

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Another weekend, another mass shooting in America

Guest Column   |   January 24, 2023

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There is something severely wrong – sick, actually – with a culture where mass shootings are so frequent that they only earn a critical mass of attention when there’s a high number of victims or... read more

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Behind the high-tech hunt for the Russian bombers targeting Ukrainian civilians

In the News   |   January 23, 2023

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As soon as Artem Starosiek heard that a Russian Kh-22 missile had slammed into an apartment block in his hometown of Dnipro, he immediately felt he knew who was behind it: Colonel Oleg Timoshyn and Russia’s... read more

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Ottawa, provinces close to 10-year deal to fund health care

In the News   |   January 20, 2023

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Ottawa and the provinces and territories are inching closer toward a 10-year funding deal that would provide a hefty increase in federal health transfers, along with bilateral financial agreements in areas such as long-term care.... read more

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Canada to send 200 more armoured vehicles to Ukraine as Kyiv stresses need for tanks

In the News   |   January 19, 2023

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Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov thanked Canada on Wednesday for its donation of 200 additional armoured personnel carriers – but made it clear that his country’s biggest need remains main battle tanks. Speaking alongside Defence... read more

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Venezuelan migrants left in limbo at U.S.-Mexico border eye path to Canada

Articles of Interest   |   January 16, 2023

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Tens of thousands of migrants desperate to cross the U.S.-Mexico border have no idea if or when they will be allowed in. Some are looking northward. As Venezuela’s economy collapsed, life got harder and harder... read more

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Canada, U.S. reach workaround deal on Nexus application backlog, agree to missile deal for Ukraine

Articles of Interest   |   January 11, 2023

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Canada and the United States have reached a workaround deal in a dispute over the popular Nexus trusted traveller system, one of several announcements that came out of Tuesday’s North American Leaders’ Summit in Mexico City.... read more

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An end-of-year news quiz: How well do you remember 2022?

In the News   |   January 5, 2023

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Jeffrey Simpson is the author of eight books and the former national affairs columnist for The Globe and Mail. Questions 1. Marvin Lee Aday died at the age of 74. His best-known hit song was Bat... read more

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Jan. 6 committee calls for criminal charges against Trump

In the News   |   December 20, 2022

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A congressional committee is recommending the Justice Department pursue four criminal charges against Donald Trump over his bid to overturn the 2020 election result, pushing prosecutors to take legal action against the former U.S. president... read more

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COP15 delegates adopt historic agreement to protect nature’s biodiversity

In the News   |   December 19, 2022

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Delegates at COP15, the United Nations biodiversity conference in Montreal, reached a historic agreement early Monday to boost prospects for the long-term survival of the natural world and those who depend on it. If fully implemented, the... read more

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Fusion breakthrough could be climate, energy game-changer

In the News   |   December 14, 2022

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Scientists have reached a major milestone in the pursuit of nuclear fusion, the process that powers the stars and could one day provide a globally accessible, long-term supply of carbon-free energy. U.S. government officials said... read more

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China’s COVID-19 cases spread rapidly days after relaxing isolation measures

In the News   |   December 12, 2022

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Less than a week after China lifted most pandemic restrictions, abandoning its tough zero-COVID response, a wave of cases is already building, which will severely test the country’s health care system. Zhong Nanshan, China’s leading... read more

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What we learned at Emergencies Act inquiry after six weeks of testimony

In the News   |   December 5, 2022

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Take good notes. That’s what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told his staff as he decided to invoke the Emergencies Act for the first time in Canadian history. Anti-government, anti-vaccine-mandate protests had been gridlocking downtown Ottawa... read more

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Ottawa’s long-awaited climate adaptation strategy offers $1.6-billion and a peek at national targets

In the News   |   November 25, 2022

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The federal government has finally released its long-awaited plan to build Canada’s resilience to climate change, including $1.6-billion in new spending focused on safeguarding infrastructure. The country’s first National Adaptation Strategy falls short of the... read more

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No lights, no heat, no WiFi: Ukraine remains resilient despite hardships inflicted by Russia

Articles of Interest   |   November 25, 2022

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The waitress smiled apologetically as she discussed the breakfast offerings at Idealist, a popular café in one of Kyiv’s most affluent neighbourhoods. The power was on, so they could make anything that involved a frying... read more

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