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‘War is already here’: On the Russian border, Ukrainian troops wait for Putin’s big push

In the News   |   April 14, 2021

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This is one of the most fortified frontiers in Europe, and tensions along it have risen quickly. The Globe spoke to soldiers on the border as Kyiv fears Moscow’s proxy war could turn into an... read more

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Ontario to keep schools closed as COVID-19 infections soar

In the News   |   April 13, 2021

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The Ontario government is closing schools across the province and moving to online learning indefinitely, a decision that comes after the Education Minister publicly pledged to keep classrooms open. The sudden switch was made as... read more

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How young adults and the whole country win with a tougher mortgage stress test for home buyers

In the News   |   April 9, 2021

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Almost everything in real estate has changed since the federal banking regulator opened the door early last year to easing a mortgage rate stress test applied to home buyers. The pandemic arrived, interest rates plunged... read more

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How Ottawa’s program for retrofitting homes showed what’s missing from Canadian climate policy

In the News   |   April 8, 2021

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Something was missing when the federal government announced funding to help Canadians retrofit their homes as part of its fall economic statement late last year. Promised grants of up to $5,000 per household, at a... read more

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Hockey Night in Canada diversifies its broadcast languages

In the News   |   March 31, 2021

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As hockey struggles with its reputation as a sport that is inhospitable to diverse communities, one of its most stalwart supporters is courting some of those communities with an NHL broadcast next month in seven... read more

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‘It’s been a sprint’: A new wave of business creation is taking hold

In the News   |   March 30, 2021

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Canada is seeing a wave of new businesses take flight as entrepreneurs look past the pandemic or take advantage of new consumer trends, a sign that confidence is returning to an economy that was badly... read more

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Canadians can buy Xinjiang cotton products despite Ottawa’s vow to stop forced labour imports

In the News   |   March 29, 2021

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(Note: Teaching/learning material on this issue can be found in the March 24, 2021 lesson plan Do you own something made by forced labour?) Canadians can purchase bath towels, quilts and clothes through online retailers... read more

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Canada’s carbon tax is constitutional, Supreme Court rules

In the News   |   March 25, 2021

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The federal government has the right to impose minimum carbon-pricing standards on the provinces, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled March 25 in upholding the centrepiece of the Liberals’ climate change plan. In a 6-3... read more

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Astronomers glimpse black hole’s magnetic personality

In the News   |   March 25, 2021

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Astronomers have added a new twist to their first-ever picture of a black hole. A reissue of the historic image, first released in 2018, reveals that the giant black hole at the heart of the... read more

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Breaking down the features of Canadian justice not available to Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig

In the News   |   March 23, 2021

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The secret trials of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were over mere hours after they began. From the beginning of their incarceration in China, the Canadians have been denied rights that in the Anglo-Canadian justice... read more

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China puts Michael Kovrig on trial for spying

In the News   |   March 22, 2021

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A delegation of Canadian diplomats walked into a court reception hall in China on Monday morning, demanding to be let inside, while dozens of diplomats from other countries stood waiting on a sidewalk outside. It... read more

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COVID-19 vaccines: Separating fact from fiction on side effects, blood clots and more

In the News   |   March 16, 2021

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Efficacy, blood clots, fetal cells, age restrictions, one shot or two, allergies and more. The barrage of headlines about coronavirus vaccines can be overwhelming. It’s almost enough to make you think that getting a vaccine... read more

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Grammy Awards 2021: The good, the bad, the quotes and the Canadians

In the News   |   March 15, 2021

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Heading up to 63rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, most of the buzz had to do with who wasn’t going to perform during the telecast rather than who was. First-time show producer Ben Winston shot down rumours... read more

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Canadian universities announce plans for in-class learning in September

In the News   |   March 10, 2021

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A growing number of Canada’s universities say they’re planning a return to in-person instruction this fall as the rollout of vaccines gathers pace and institutions turn their attention to the year ahead. B.C. Provincial Health... read more

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Alberta seeks billions in federal funding for carbon capture projects

In the News   |   March 8, 2021

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Alberta is asking Ottawa to commit to $30-billion in spending or tax incentives over the next decade to spur the building of large-scale industrial carbon capture projects. The provincial government says for Canada to meet... read more

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