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Republicans, Democrats in bitter fight over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat

In the News   |   September 21, 2020

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U.S. President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats are in a fierce battle over the Supreme Court seat left empty by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a fight that could upend the presidential race little... read more

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The ‘decade of the home’ is coming – will young adults be locked out?

In the News   |   September 18, 2020

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Our homes are going to be even more central to our lives in the next decade. You’ll find a lot of millennials and members of Gen Z watching this trend from their vantage point in... read more

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Ignorance is bliss

Cartoons   |   September 18, 2020

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President Trump has poured scorn on scientists, contradicting their advice on the pandemic and saying 'they don't really know' whether humans cause climate change.

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Time for Liberal government to act on national pharmacare is now: Hoskins

In the News   |   September 17, 2020

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The doctor and former Ontario health minister tapped by the federal Liberals for advice on the rollout of national pharmacare says he is confident the program will be highlighted in the Throne Speech next week... read more

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Chinese firm amasses trove of open-source data on influential Canadians

In the News   |   September 15, 2020

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On the 14th floor of a tower filled with cramped workspaces in China’s high-tech city, a small military contractor is building tools to track politicians, aerospace entrepreneurs, scholars and other influential people around the world,... read more

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WE Charity closing Canadian operations, Kielburgers leaving organization

In the News   |   September 10, 2020

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WE Charity is shuttering its Canadian operations and the group’s founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger, will leave the organization entirely, in a dramatic reversal of fortune for the two brothers. The surprise announcement came Wednesday.... read more

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Two Myanmar soldiers who corroborated Rohingya atrocities now at The Hague

In the News   |   September 9, 2020

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Two former Myanmar soldiers, who said they were ordered to “kill all you see” during the military’s 2017 operation against the country’s Rohingya population, are now in The Hague, where they are expected to play... read more

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Residential school system to be recognized as matter of national historic significance

In the News   |   September 1, 2020

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Ottawa will recognize Canada’s residential school system on Tuesday as a matter of national historic significance while two former residential schools, one in Manitoba and one in Nova Scotia, will be named national historic sites.... read more

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Statue debate reignites after protesters topple Montreal’s Macdonald monument

In the News   |   August 30, 2020

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The destruction of a Sir John A. Macdonald statue that stood in downtown Montreal since 1895 is reigniting political debate over the legacy of Canada’s first prime minister amid an international movement to confront racism.... read more

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NBA teams boycott playoff games in united protests against police brutality, racism

In the News   |   August 27, 2020

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Saying they’re fed up with systemic racism and police brutality against Black people, rival teams across the National Basketball Association boycotted their playoff games on Wednesday in a bold and united protest. After news of... read more

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Federal, Ontario governments under fire for handling of solitary confinement

In the News   |   August 26, 2020

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The federal and Ontario governments are wavering in their commitment to end solitary confinement, despite court rulings that have found the practice unconstitutional, prison watchdogs and human-rights advocates say. In a court document filed on... read more

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Political parties intensifying efforts with prospect of federal election

In the News   |   August 25, 2020

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Political parties of all stripes have gone into preparation mode in anticipation of an election that could be called in just a few weeks. Early Monday, the Conservatives named Erin O’Toole as their new leader,... read more

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Trump vs. Biden: Two candidates, two competing visions of America

In the News   |   August 21, 2020

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The four days of the Democratic National Convention could be summed up in one five-letter word: Trump. With 74 days to go until election day, a country rocked by a pandemic, protests and unemployment is... read more

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Canada takes step to decriminalize drug possession amid opioid crisis

In the News   |   August 20, 2020

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Canada has effectively taken a step toward decriminalizing the possession of illegal drugs, with the federal prosecution service issuing a new directive permitting prosecution only in the most serious cases – those that put public... read more

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Trudeau prorogues Parliament until Sept. 23 after appointing Chrystia Freeland Finance Minister

In the News   |   August 19, 2020

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prorogued Parliament Tuesday, saying he needs a Throne Speech to launch a new recovery plan and insisting the move is consistent with his party’s pledge not to misuse the procedural move.... read more

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