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‘I walked into a building on fire’: NDP MP Qaqqaq speaks out about her experience in the House of Commons

In the News   |   June 17, 2021

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Mumilaaq Qaqqaq would give herself pep talks in the elevators at work. After the doors to the parliamentary elevators closed and she could be away from her fellow MPs, she said she’d often repeat three... read more

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Vancouver School Board phases out honours programs in high schools

In the News   |   June 16, 2021

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The Vancouver School Board is cutting honours courses in math and science in its high schools because the school district says they do not comply with the equity and inclusion goal of ensuring that all... read more

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Netanyahu ousted as Israeli prime minister but vows to bring down replacement

In the News   |   June 14, 2021

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Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, one of the Western world’s longest-serving leaders, has been ousted after failing to find a way to overcome the fragile government coalition united only by its desire to end his reign. Mr.... read more

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Travel rules to ease for fully vaccinated Canadians in July, while Ottawa works out COVIID-19 vaccine passport standards

In the News   |   June 10, 2021

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The federal government unveiled plans Wednesday to ease border restrictions in early July for fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents, but acknowledged a national vaccine passport system in the works to verify that people have... read more

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Five Muslim pedestrians deliberately hit by driver, four dead, in alleged hate attack in London, Ont.

In the News   |   June 8, 2021

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Police say a 20-year-old London, Ont., man deliberately struck down five members of a Muslim family with his truck in a hate-motivated act of mass murder, an attack that prompted an outpouring of grief and... read more

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The virtues of sin taxes

In the News   |   June 7, 2021

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Do sin taxes work? Governments around the world, including in Canada, have for decades slapped taxes on products deemed to be socially problematic. Alcohol and tobacco are long-standing examples; sugar has lately joined that list.... read more

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Ontario students won’t return to in-person learning for the rest of school year, Doug Ford announces

In the News   |   June 3, 2021

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Ontario’s two million public school students will learn remotely for the last four weeks of the academic year as the government looks to keep its large-scale reopening plans for the summer on track, rather than... read more

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The Kamloops residential school’s mass gravesite: What we know about the 215 children’s remains, and Canada’s reaction so far

In the News   |   June 1, 2021

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In B.C.’s Interior, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation has found the remains of children as young as 3 on the site of what used to be Canada’s largest residential school. Here’s what we know,... read more

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‘It’s our truths’: Indigenous leaders call for ‘thorough’ probe to identify remains of children found at Kamloops residential school site

In the News   |   May 31, 2021

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Indigenous leaders are calling for an examination of every former residential school site after the discovery of 215 children’s remains at one location in British Columbia. Confirming the identities of those who lie in unmarked graves and returning... read more

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How to handle a looming personal finance risk in the postpandemic world

In the News   |   May 26, 2021

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It took a pandemic to do what infinite personal finance advice never could. Successive economic lockdowns have boxed people into spending less than they make by a big margin. We’re living below our means, which... read more

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Alberta calls for national security rules for academics to prevent intellectual property transfer to China

In the News   |   May 25, 2021

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Alberta is urging the federal government to set strong national standards to ensure that Canadian universities and researchers are not transferring scientific data and intellectual property to China that benefits its military and security apparatus.... read more

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Israel, Hamas agree to ceasefire in Gaza conflict

In the News   |   May 21, 2021

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Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire on Thursday, bringing at least a temporary halt to an 11-day conflict that killed nearly 250 people and left much of the Gaza Strip devastated. After days of... read more

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‘You were an outsider’: Indigenous NHL trailblazer Fred Sasakamoose tells his story of survival in new autobiography

In the News   |   May 18, 2021

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Fred Sasakamoose’s emotional autobiography, Call Me Indian, will be published posthumously Tuesday. The memoir was almost finished in November when he died of COVID-19. For most of his life, Fred Sasakamoose did not like to... read more

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Ontario extends COVID-19 stay-at-home order, keeps schools closed

In the News   |   May 14, 2021

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford is extending his province’s stay-at-home order until at least June 2 as new COVID-19 infection numbers decline, while keeping schools shut and dismissing calls from medical experts to reopen outdoor activities such as golf that many... read more

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Nine-year-old activist uses social media clout to save lives in India

In the News   |   May 13, 2021

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In the midst of another grim day in India, one that would see the country set yet another record for COVID-19 deaths and new cases, a nine-year-old girl in New Delhi was delivering small but potentially life-saving... read more

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