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Shut out: A well-qualified millennial home seeker throws up his hands after losing multiple bidding wars

In the News   |   March 5, 2021

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In a hot housing market, it means nothing that you have a household income of more than $200,000 and a down payment of $450,000. A 33-year-old buyer named Greg learned this lesson in early 2021.... read more

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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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COVID-19 has changed everything about the Canadian high-school experience

In the News   |   March 2, 2021

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In normal times, the stairwells at Fleetwood Park Secondary School, in Surrey, B.C., would get to be so crowded that Tanvi Pandhi could barely find a few inches to herself during the hustle between classes.... read more

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In the race to clean dirty industries, these new technologies give hope for a low-carbon future

In the News   |   March 1, 2021

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Of all the commodities that build and power civilization, only two – oil and coal – are set for output declines in the next decades as global warming threatens to turn Earth into planetary toast.... read more

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Trudeau, Biden pledge to create continental alliance to tackle climate change

In the News   |   February 24, 2021

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Justin Trudeau and Joe Biden will unveil more aggressive targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions within the next two months as they forge a North American alliance to battle climate change. And Mr. Biden is... read more

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Parliament declares China is conducting genocide against its Muslim minorities

In the News   |   February 23, 2021

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The House of Commons overwhelmingly endorsed a motion to recognize that China is committing genocide against its Muslim minority, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet abstaining from the vote amid a nearly frozen... read more

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University students lash out at tuition hikes, poor quality of remote learning

In the News   |   February 22, 2021

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A winter of discontent is brewing among postsecondary students as patience with online classes wanes and the prospect of rising tuition fees raises questions about value for money. The anger spilled over at a meeting... read more

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Successful landing of Perseverance rover marks start of epic quest for life on Mars

In the News   |   February 19, 2021

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NASA’s Perseverance rover has opened its robotic eyes on a tantalizing landscape on Mars – one that scientists hope will answer the question of whether a planet that once had all the ingredients to sustain... read more

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The COVID-19 grading curve: Schools rethink expectations for students who have lost time

In the News   |   February 17, 2021

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Being kept apart from teachers and friends has had a measurable impact on student performance, some initial findings show. But the damage varies along regional, economic and racial lines – and there’s no large-scale plan... read more

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Ottawa partners with Huawei to fund university research despite security concerns

In the News   |   February 16, 2021

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The federal government is partnering with Huawei to sponsor leading-edge computer and electrical engineering research at Canadian universities, a move critics say threatens this country’s national security and economic interests. The Natural Sciences and Engineering... read more

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‘We’ve had five years and they’ve had four weeks’: Canada’s Environment Minister seeks common ground with U.S.

In the News   |   February 12, 2021

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Canada and the United States are taking the first, tentative steps toward a more continental approach to fighting climate change. In an interview after his first call with President Joe Biden’s top climate adviser, Gina... read more

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Riot at U.S. Capitol came close to becoming a multiple-political assassination, Trump’s impeachment trial hears

In the News   |   February 11, 2021

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Rioters intent on killing then-vice-president Mike Pence and members of Congress repeatedly got within a few feet of the politicians they planned to harm during the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, Donald Trump’s... read more

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Young people are turning their backs on an investment that turns 50 cents into a dollar, guaranteed

In the News   |   February 5, 2021

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Olympic levels of eye-rolling have been set in motion by the recent adventures of young adult investors. The investing establishment thinks very little of what Gen Z and millennial investors are doing with their commission-free... read more

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Most Ontario schools return to in-class learning Monday amid rising concern about COVID-19 variants

In the News   |   February 4, 2021

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Note: Ontario has postponed March break until the week of April 12, 2021. Ontario will reopen all its elementary and secondary schools to in-person learning over the next two weeks even as concern grows about... read more

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In the News   |   February 3, 2021

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Stock markets have been roiled by a conflict between small investors and the titans of the investment industry.

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