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Inside the Indigenous-led power line deal that put 17 First Nations on the grid

In the News   |   October 14, 2021

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By the time Wataynikaneyap Power announced, in October, 2019, that it had locked in financing to start building an 1,800-kilometre transmission line to connect 17 First Nations communities to the Ontario power grid, Margaret Kenequanash... read more

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Standardized test results show most Canadian students’ math skills improving

In the News   |   October 13, 2021

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Students in Ontario and Saskatchewan were the only ones in Canada who did not improve in math over a nine-year-period, according to the latest results of a standardized test administered by the Council of Ministers of... read more

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Inside Taliban-held Afghanistan: ‘There is no food, no help, nothing here’

In the News   |   October 12, 2021

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In Kabul, women who were once teachers and nurses now live in refugee camps while Islamist extremists tighten their grip on a fearful nation. This is what the collapse of a country looks like: Hundreds... read more

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Canada on pace to fall well short of 2030 climate commitment, report says

In the News   |   October 7, 2021

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Canada is on pace to fall well short of its emissions goals, according to a new government-funded report that says the country’s current strategies will reduce its greenhouse gas output by only 16 per cent,... read more

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The debate over buying a home versus renting is done – renting lost and it was never close

In the News   |   October 6, 2021

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Aside from a few free thinkers who see merit in the financial flexibility of renting, this is a country of people who want to own houses so badly it hurts. It’s almost sadistic to keep... read more

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Supreme Court’s fall clean-up: Nearly 40 years after Charter’s birth, judges must settle old questions again

In the News   |   October 4, 2021

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This year’s cases will reopen decades-old debates about everything from sexual-assault trials to police searches and the right to counsel. Here’s what to look for. Canada’s highest court is being asked this fall to revisit... read more

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How thousands marked the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: ‘We will fight to be heard’

In the News   |   October 1, 2021

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Thousands of people blazed a trail of orange across the country on Thursday to mark the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, as they reflected on past and present harms suffered by Indigenous peoples.... read more

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Federal Court upholds landmark compensation order for Indigenous children

In the News   |   September 30, 2021

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Ottawa’s request for a judicial review of two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings concerning First Nations children has been rejected, a decision released on the eve of the first federal National Day for Truth and... read more

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B.C. Supreme Court ends Fairy Creek injunction

In the News   |   September 29, 2021

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The B.C. Supreme Court has delivered a rebuke to the RCMP, saying the tactics used to enforce a court injunction prohibiting blockades against old-growth logging at Fairy Creek trampled on civil liberties and put the... read more

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Homecoming of Michael Spavor, Michael Kovrig a welcome relief for Canada, but China rift runs deep after their detention

In the News   |   September 28, 2021

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The emotional return of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor to home soil after nearly three years of arbitrary detention was warmly embraced by Canadians this weekend, but their ordeal will have long-lasting implications on this... read more

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Lockdowns are for the birds: New research shows the benefit of reduced human activity

In the News   |   September 23, 2021

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University of Manitoba research shows about two-thirds of North American bird species changed their behaviour as humans stayed close to home during the pandemic’s early months. Birds are just not that into us. That’s the... read more

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Financial services powerhouses, led by former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney, commit to net-zero push

In the News   |   September 22, 2021

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Big-name stock exchanges, rating agencies, auditors and index providers have banded together in a group led by former central banker Mark Carney to focus their operations on achieving net-zero carbon emissions as countries prepare to meet... read more

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Canada federal election results: Justin Trudeau’s Liberals win third consecutive election, fall short of a majority

In the News   |   September 21, 2021

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Justin Trudeau’s Liberals won a third straight election on Monday, but fell short of the majority they sought in the snap vote and will return to government with what will effectively be a status quo Parliament. The... read more

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Canada’s inflation explained: How the surge affects you and what you can do about changing prices

In the News   |   September 16, 2021

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After a slump in consumer prices during the pandemic, they’ve come roaring back as demand increases and supplies of some goods get scarce. Here’s what you need to know. WHAT IS DRIVING INFLATION? Probably the... read more

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Three-year-old Afghan boy reunited with his father in Toronto after two weeks alone in Qatar

In the News   |   September 14, 2021

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Ali got through his 14-hour flight to Toronto using the same coping mechanisms as three-year-olds everywhere: scribbling in colouring books and watching favourite movies. On this trek, he watched Cars 3 over and over. But the reason... read more

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