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‘A crazy time’: NHL stars discuss life in coronavirus limbo and where the league goes from here

In the News   |   March 27, 2020

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A few nights ago, Jordan and Marc Staal played virtual darts. “It’s a weird situation for everyone right now,” Marc, a defenceman with the New York Rangers, said during a teleconference call arranged by the... read more

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Canada’s decision to pull out of July Olympics led the world

Guest Column   |   March 24, 2020

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On Sunday, the board of the Canadian Olympic Committee met to do what everyone is doing these days – figure out what the hell is going on. While they were holding that meeting, the International... read more

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Still connected

Cartoons   |   March 23, 2020

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Vulnerable people are at greater risk during times of crisis and social upheaval.

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Mexico, our trading partner – a primer

Lesson Plans   |   March 19, 2020

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Bill Curry reports on the Canadian portion of the USMCA ratification process, the “new NAFTA,” the updated trade agreement among Canada, Mexico and the USA, noting modest changes to the twenty-five-year-old North American Free Trade... read more

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Canada, here’s how we are going to survive this pandemic together

In the News   |   March 16, 2020

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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ ” – Fred Rogers,... read more

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Socialism versus other ideologies

Lesson Plans   |   March 12, 2020

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In a play on the word, Sandinistas (a socialist faction in 1970s Nicaragua), Lawrence Martin lists the pluses and minuses of the “Sandernistas,” devoted followers of self-described democratic socialist Bernie Sanders in their quest to... read more

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Russia inches closer to making Putin president for life

In the News   |   March 11, 2020

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Russia looks headed for up to 16 more years of Vladimir Putin’s authoritarianism, after the country’s parliament adopted constitutional changes Tuesday that would reset the clock on his time in the Kremlin and allow him... read more

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When one person’s right is another’s problem

Lesson Plans   |   March 9, 2020

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Gary Mason lists the reasons he supports Alberta’s proposed legislation that would impose fines and/or prison sentences on protestors who disrupt “critical infrastructure.”... read more

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Going nowhere

Cartoons   |   March 9, 2020

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The growing coronavirus epidemic has shut down much travel and locked down millions.

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Super Tuesday: Biden has big night, Sanders takes California as Democratic race narrows

In the News   |   March 4, 2020

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Joe Biden was on track for a dramatic comeback on Super Tuesday, sweeping nine states including Texas, while Bernie Sanders captured California in a presidential nomination race that has suddenly shifted momentum, setting up an... read more

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‘Milestone’ proposed deal between Wet’suwet’en Nation, Ottawa, B.C. would recognize hereditary system

In the News   |   March 2, 2020

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The federal and B.C. governments have reached a proposed arrangement with the Wet’suwet’en Nation to recognize its hereditary governance system, but a resolution to a pipeline dispute remains elusive. Talks between hereditary chiefs and senior... read more

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Nationwide disruptions – such as the co-opted Wet’suwet’en protests – cannot be consequence-free

In the News   |   February 28, 2020

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As protests related to the Wet’suwet’en pipeline dispute continue to drag on, one gets the sense a good-natured nation is beginning to lose its patience. The Alberta government captured that sense this week. In its... read more

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Robbed blind

Cartoons   |   February 27, 2020

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The Greek statue for justice wore a blindfold so as not to treat friends differently from strangers, or the rich better than the poor. President Trump has made several interventions that undermine the principle.

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Bernie’s Sandernistas take hold of the Democrats’ soul

In the News   |   February 26, 2020

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What appears to be separating Bernie Sanders from the other candidates in the Democratic primary among voters is that he’s the one, like Donald Trump in 2016, with the biggest and boldest ideas. No grey... read more

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Coastal GasLink dispute casts spotlight on tensions between elected councils and hereditary system

In the News   |   February 26, 2020

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The Gitxsan Nation, whose hereditary leaders are aligned with their Wet’suwet’en neighbours in opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline, spent years embroiled in an internal dispute over who speaks for the community: their hereditary chiefs... read more

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