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Alberta’s sovereignty act has been introduced by Premier Danielle Smith. Here’s what you need to know

In the News   |   December 1, 2022

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On Tuesday, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith introduced her controversial sovereignty act. The proposed legislation, if approved, would give Alberta’s cabinet wide-ranging powers to amend provincial laws and order government agencies, cities and other entities to refuse to enforce... read more

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One out of every five assessed species found to be at risk in Canada

In the News   |   November 30, 2022

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One in five assessed native species in Canada face some degree of threat to their continued viability, a multi-jurisdictional report has revealed. The numbers offer a stark confirmation that continued destruction of habitat, overharvesting, pollution... read more

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Five ways to check your credit score for free

In the News   |   November 28, 2022

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At least two of the banks I deal with offer a no-cost way to check my credit score online. I say at least because I have accounts at many banks and haven’t visited them all lately. But... 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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Black Friday deals are extra good this year as retailers look to draw down inventory before end of holiday season

In the News   |   November 24, 2022

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Excess inventory and fears of a looming recession are leading retailers to offer bigger and longer-than-usual Black Friday deals across North America. After struggling to keep the shelves stocked because of global supply chain snags... read more

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Cities’ downtown cores are hollowing out, but small towns and suburbs tell a different story

In the News   |   November 23, 2022

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The downtowns of most major Canadian cities are still facing a substantial dip in foot traffic compared with prepandemic norms – but the opposite is true of smaller towns and suburbs within commutable distance of... read more

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Use of the Emergencies Act was necessary, CSIS director testifies at inquiry

In the News   |   November 22, 2022

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The director of Canada’s spy agency advised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to invoke the Emergencies Act to end last winter’s convoy protests, despite the fact that the blockades did not meet the CSIS definition of a national... read more

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‘Deeply marred’: COP27 reaches deal for rich countries to pay for developing world’s climate disasters, but little else

In the News   |   November 21, 2022

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The United Nations climate conference in Egypt limped over the finish line Sunday morning with a commitment to launch a fund to compensate poor countries suffering from catastrophic climate-change events. The last-minute breakthrough spared the... read more

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Ottawa sends clear message on environment and Indigenous rights by rejecting Baffinland’s iron ore expansion plans in Arctic

In the News   |   November 18, 2022

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The federal government has blocked Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s plans for a massive production increase in Nunavut, sending a strong message to the mining industry that any future large resource development in the Far North must... read more

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Donald Trump announces 2024 presidential bid

In the News   |   November 16, 2022

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Donald Trump has formally launched his bid to return to the White House in 2024, even as he faces a criminal investigation into his efforts to overturn the last presidential election and just one week... read more

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High interest rates are an assault on young Canadians

In the News   |   November 15, 2022

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There is no way that interest rates can rise sharply without a high degree of unfairness in how people are affected. Take borrowers and savers, for example. If you owe a lot on a mortgage, rising rates can increase... read more

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Ukrainians rejoice in newly liberated Kherson as the city races to restore power and water

In the News   |   November 14, 2022

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The billboards that still line the main road into Kherson promise that “Russia is here forever.” And there were times when residents of this city, which was liberated on Friday by the Ukrainian military, feared... read more

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Democrats retain control of U.S. Senate, allowing Biden to push ahead with agenda

In the News   |   November 14, 2022

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The Democrats have held on to the U.S. Senate, continuing the party’s surprising showing in midterm elections and making it easier to push forward President Joe Biden’s policy agenda. Victories in Nevada and Arizona, confirmed over the... read more

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Justin Trudeau rejected idea of negotiating on government policy during convoy protests, referred to ‘armed insurrection’

In the News   |   November 11, 2022

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shot down the idea of negotiating changes to government policy and referred to an “armed insurrection” during discussions about convoy protests, according to notes tabled with the Emergencies Act inquiry on... read more

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CUPE to end education protests in Ontario after Doug Ford says he will repeal legislation banning strike

In the News   |   November 7, 2022

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Ontario education workers say they will return to work in response to Premier Doug Ford’s pledge to repeal legislation that imposed a four-year contract on the union and return to bargaining. Ryan Bird, spokesman for... read more

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