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Trudeau won’t say whether Canada will apologize for history of slavery or pay reparations

In the News   |   June 3, 2020

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More than two years after the United Nations called on Canada to apologize for its history of enslaving black people and consider paying reparations for the abusive practice, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau still won’t say... read more

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A fall semester without students threatens economies in Maple League university towns

In the News   |   June 2, 2020

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For a handful of Canada’s oldest liberal arts colleges, the pandemic-induced pressure to shift to online education threatens to undermine the personal contact that is their selling point. The universities of the Maple League, with... 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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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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Pandemic personal finance update finale: A 10-point checklist of things you should have done by now to protect or improve your money situation

In the News   |   May 26, 2020

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Hard lessons in personal finance have rained down on us since the pandemic began. The Pandemic Personal Finance Update has tried to keep track of them. The first instalment appeared March 23 and covered falling stocks and... read more

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China racing to impose new law criminalizing Hong Kong protests as demonstrations erupt

In the News   |   May 25, 2020

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Police in Hong Kong cracked down on protesters Sunday, arresting at least 180, in the wake of Beijing’s pledge to move quickly on a new law that will extend China’s concept of justice to those... read more

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China moves to impose security laws on Hong Kong, raising fears of eroding freedom

In the News   |   May 22, 2020

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The Chinese government is preparing to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong, raising fears of new curbs on the city’s freedoms as Beijing’s state media pledged the complete eradication of what it called... read more

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Debate continues over best way for teachers to educate students online

In the News   |   May 20, 2020

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For two hours every day, Martine Gagnon’s fifth-grade class learns about geometry, the French language and social sciences from a well-appointed nook in her Ottawa-area kitchen. She has two whiteboards, a laptop, another computer screen... read more

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Summer enrolment up at universities despite online shift during pandemic

In the News   |   May 19, 2020

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Enrolment in spring and summer courses has jumped at many Canadian universities despite the shift to online classes. The increase likely reflects a depressed summer jobs market, but may also raise hopes that online learning... read more

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Can we please stop worrying about inflation?

In the News   |   May 15, 2020

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The economy is being held together with financial duct tape right now, but people are starting to worry about inflation. Inflation fears arise from massive government spending to support the economy through the pandemic. Inflation... read more

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Canada-U.S. border expected to stay closed to non-essential travel to June 21

In the News   |   May 14, 2020

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The Canada-U.S. border is expected to stay closed to non-essential travel until June 21 to safeguard citizens in both countries from the spread of COVID-19, according to sources with knowledge of the bilateral talks. Non-essential... read more

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China is alienating foreign countries, damaging its global ‘soft power,' Canadian ambassador to Beijing says

In the News   |   May 13, 2020

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Canada’s ambassador to Beijing says China is alienating foreign countries and injuring its goodwill abroad at a time when its diplomats have adopted a heavy-handed approach around the world. Dominic Barton is also backing a... read more

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McGill, UBC among universities to offer majority of fall semester online

In the News   |   May 12, 2020

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A number of Canadian universities announced that their classes will be held primarily online in the fall, acknowledging that restrictions required to contain COVID-19 may remain in place for months. McGill University, the University of... read more

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