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Online G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia was as uninspiring as the format

In the News   |   November 23, 2020

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The online G20 held by Saudi Arabia over the weekend will go down as the strangest summit in the organization’s history, and perhaps also its most disappointing one. In a testament to the working-from-home planet... read more

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By international standards, the Liberals’ climate-change bill is underwhelming

In the News   |   November 20, 2020

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By Canada’s lacklustre standards to date, long-awaited federal legislation unveiled Thursday to legally mandate emissions-reduction goals represents a significant step forward in the fight against climate change. But by international standards, set more than a... read more

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Why the Canadian voting system is a winner, and Donald Trump is a loser

In the News   |   November 19, 2020

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It’s safe to assume that an approving retweet from Donald Trump – with an all-caps “THIS SAYS IT ALL!” – was not what the social-media manager at Elections Canada was after. But even though the... read more

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How renters, buyers and others can push back against people judging their personal financial situation

In the News   |   November 17, 2020

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To talk about your personal finances is to risk being judged. And so, we have a lot of people who hate talking about money. As part of Financial Literacy Month, Toronto-Dominion Bank recently issued a... read more

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Doctors push aggressive strategy to get COVID-19 cases down to zero

In the News   |   November 16, 2020

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Canada needs a new and aggressive strategy to reduce COVID-19 cases to zero, a group of doctors and infectious disease experts is urging, as the rates of infection reached record highs in various parts of... read more

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Stepping Up: How a young B.C. man pushed the province to recognize its long and vibrant Black history

In the News   |   November 12, 2020

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This is part of Stepping Up, a series introducing Canadians to their country’s new sources of inspiration and leadership. One day last fall, Markiel Simpson’s little sister told him about an incident he recognized as... read more

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University of Toronto researcher awarded Canada’s top science prize

In the News   |   November 11, 2020

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A University of Toronto researcher who served as Ontario’s first and only chief scientist until Premier Doug Ford scrapped the position has been awarded Canada’s top science prize. Molly Shoichet, an expert in polymer chemistry... read more

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Trudeau says he is confident Biden will press China to release detained Canadians

In the News   |   November 10, 2020

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is confident U.S. president-elect Joe Biden will vigorously press China’s authoritarian rulers to free two jailed Canadians and challenge Beijing to re-evaluate its aggressive and repressive foreign policy. Canadians Michael... read more

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U.S. election live updates: Biden seeks to move quickly to build his administration; Trump yet to concede

In the News   |   November 9, 2020

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The latest: President-elect Joe Biden signalled on Sunday he plans to move quickly to build out his government, focusing first on the raging pandemic that will likely dominate the early days of his administration. Donald... read more

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Authoritarian regimes stay silent as most democracies welcome Joe Biden

In the News   |   November 8, 2020

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Four years ago, the business of Russia’s parliament, the Duma, was halted mid-session so that deputies could applaud the announcement that Donald Trump had been elected president of the United States. This time around, news... read more

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For the U.S.-Canada relationship, Biden’s win changes everything – and nothing at all

In the News   |   November 6, 2020

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Most Canadians welcome Joe Biden’s likely victory over Donald Trump in the race for the U.S. presidency. A Léger poll last month found that 72 per cent of the 1,500 Canadians surveyed would vote for Mr. Biden... read more

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Pollsters face questions after many tallies misfire in U.S. election – again

In the News   |   November 6, 2020

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With the 2020 presidential election looming, David Burrell knew his polling data was wrong – he just couldn’t figure out why. His company, Wick, had emerged in 2008 as a tech-based challenger to old-school market-research... read more

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How the U.S. election result will shape Canadian climate policy

In the News   |   November 4, 2020

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Once the votes have been counted, Americans will either have elected a new president with by far the most ambitious climate-change plan of anyone who has held the office, or re-elected a climate-change denier. Never... read more

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Canada ready for large-scale evacuation of citizens in Hong Kong if needed

In the News   |   November 3, 2020

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Canada’s top diplomat in Hong Kong says Ottawa has drawn up exhaustive plans for a mass evacuation of citizens from Hong Kong, if necessary, but added he can’t help local activists should they try to... read more

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Students miss out and teachers feel overwhelmed as school boards blend in-person and virtual classes

In the News   |   November 2, 2020

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During the first month of online learning when school resumed this fall, Afrooz Cianfrone’s older son, Jobim, was thriving. But since his school board changed direction and required teachers to teach both in-person and remote... read more

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