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What if Trump loses and just won’t go?

Lesson Plans   |   October 22, 2020

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John Ibbitson suggests a range of outcomes and scenarios that Prime Minister Trudeau would need to consider should Donald Trump prematurely proclaim victory or contest the outcome of the U.S. Presidential election next month.... read more

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Ottawa’s climate-change policies fail to protect First Nations against food scarcity: study

In the News   |   October 22, 2020

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Federal climate-change policies have largely ignored the effects of global warming on First Nations’ access to traditional food, leaving Indigenous people increasingly vulnerable to food shortages and related health problems, according to an 18-month study... read more

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Death wish

Cartoons   |   October 20, 2020

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The Trump administration continues to denigrate mask-wearing and other protective measures against Covid-19.

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‘It doesn’t make sense’: Backlash grows after Ontario’s advice for trick-or-treating on Halloween

In the News   |   October 20, 2020

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Ontario’s recommendation that children in the COVID-19 hot spots of Toronto, Ottawa, and Peel and York regions not go trick-or-treating on Halloween is drawing ire from some in the medical community who say the advice... read more

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‘We’re being targeted now’: Mi’kmaq chief wants military called in to N.S. lobster clashes, attacks

In the News   |   October 19, 2020

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The RCMP descended on a group of small Acadian fishing villages in Nova Scotia over the weekend in an attempt to stop escalating violence there, setting up road checkpoints, bringing in tactical officers and establishing... read more

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Chinese envoy says Canada’s acceptance of Hong Kong refugees jeopardizes Canadians in former British colony

In the News   |   October 16, 2020

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China’s ambassador to Canada is urging Ottawa to stop granting asylum to democracy activists from Hong Kong, whom he described as violent criminals, and warned that accepting these people could jeopardize the “health and safety”... read more

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Refugee and poet Ketty Nivyabandi appointed Secretary-General of Amnesty International Canada

In the News   |   October 15, 2020

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Ketty Nivyabandi, a refugee who was once homeless in this country, has become the first female Secretary-General of Amnesty International Canada. Only five years ago, Ms. Nivyabandi fled Burundi amid political unrest and a violent... read more

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Wither America?

Cartoons   |   October 15, 2020

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Canadian opinions of America are at their lowest levels in 40 years, a poll shows.

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Joyce Echaquan’s death ‘grim reminder’ of racism in health care, says former head of MMIWG inquiry

In the News   |   October 14, 2020

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The chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls says the verbally abusive way in which Joyce Echaquan was treated at a Quebec hospital before her death is a... read more

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Ottawa’s $1.5-billion foreign aid initiative has spent only $120,000 so far

In the News   |   October 8, 2020

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Nearly three years after announcing $1.5-billion in new financing programs for foreign aid, Ottawa has disbursed only a tiny fraction of the promised money: just $120,000 so far. The Trudeau government won praise from aid... read more

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Ignorance can kill

Cartoons   |   October 7, 2020

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President Trump continues to downplay the severity of the coronavirus pandemic even after spending a spell in hospital with the disease.

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Canada begins accepting Hong Kong pro-democracy activists as refugees

In the News   |   October 7, 2020

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Canada has begun accepting Hong Kong pro-democracy activists as refugees, a sign that this country is opening its doors to those fleeing Beijing’s crackdown on civil rights in the former British colony. In a Sept.... read more

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Toronto anti-masker, wife face jail time for violating Quarantine Act

In the News   |   October 6, 2020

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Toronto police have charged a prominent anti-masker and his wife with violating provisions of the federal Quarantine Act, which carries sentences of up to six months in jail and a $750,000 fine. Chris Saccoccia, 37,... read more

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With Trump in hospital, both presidential campaigns scramble to adjust strategies

In the News   |   October 5, 2020

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Donald Trump’s admission to hospital for COVID-19 has upended the presidential election, sending both campaigns scrambling to readjust their strategies with less than a month to go before the vote. Mr. Trump’s diagnosis has thrust... read more

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University of Alberta virologist Michael Houghton jointly wins Nobel Prize for Medicine

Articles of Interest   |   October 5, 2020

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A University of Alberta researcher known for his crucial role in identifying the virus that causes Hepatitis C has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Michael Houghton, director of the university’s... read more

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