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Putin accused of seeking to become Russia’s leader-for-life through constitutional changes

In the News   |   January 16, 2020

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed changes to the constitution that critics say clear the way for him to remain in power beyond the end of his term, as he shook up the country’s long-static... read more

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Trudeau says Canada wasn’t warned of Soleimani strike, says crash victims would be alive if not for U.S.-Iran tensions

In the News   |   January 14, 2020

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he received no advance warning from U.S. officials of the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general and days later led to Iran shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet... read more

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In the climate change wars, Greta Thunberg thrashes Roger Federer 6-0, 6-0

In the News   |   January 13, 2020

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Over the weekend, Roger Federer was forced to try something new – defend his integrity. He didn’t do a very good job of it. Federer may be the world’s most successfully branded person. Among his... read more

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Turmoil

Cartoons   |   January 13, 2020

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In the wake of an assassination and retaliatory missile barrages, the Middle East is on a knife-edge.

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Iran rejects missile theory, calls on West to show evidence

In the News   |   January 10, 2020

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The head of the Iranian team investigating the crash of a Ukraine International Airlines plane near Tehran has rejected Western assertions that the aircraft was shot down by a missile. On Thursday, Prime Minister Justin... read more

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138 passengers aboard plane that crashed in Iran were connecting to Canada

In the News   |   January 9, 2020

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A passenger jet crash in Iran on Wednesday killed 176 people, including dozens of Canadians, leaving communities across the country grieving and Ottawa facing enormous obstacles in probing one of the largest air disasters involving... read more

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Iran fires missiles at two bases in Iraq housing U.S. troops in retaliatory attacks for Soleimani killing

In the News   |   January 8, 2020

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After a night of mostly ineffective Iranian missile attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq, there is now a possibility that the crisis could pass without a full-scale war, analysts say. Political leaders on all sides... read more

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Ottawa to ban e-cigarette ads in bid to curb youth vaping use

In the News   |   December 20, 2019

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The federal government is planning to ban e-cigarette promotions from convenience stores, public transit and all social-media platforms in response to a major rise in teen vaping and fears of health risks. But the proposed... read more

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U.S. President Donald Trump impeached for obstruction and abuse of power

In the News   |   December 19, 2019

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The House of Representatives has impeached Donald Trump for soliciting foreign interference in next year’s election and stonewalling an investigation into the scandal, making him the third president in U.S. history to face the sanction.... read more

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The elephant in the room

Cartoons   |   December 18, 2019

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Donald Trump's rhetoric has grown more outlandish as impeachment approaches.

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How Canada ensures equality among provinces

Lesson Plans   |   December 18, 2019

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Konrad Yakabuski reports on the ramifications of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s plan to revamp Canada’s equalization payments. Although Mr. Kenney has recently criticized the current formula as being unfair to Alberta while favouring provinces like... read more

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Toppled

Cartoons   |   December 16, 2019

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Andrew Scheer quit as Conservative leader after a losing election campaign and revelations that party funds paid for his children's education.

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Impeaching Trump: the case for and against

Lesson Plans   |   December 16, 2019

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In the first article, Adrian Morrow summarizes the testimony of four constitutional experts to the House Judiciary Committee, tasked with explaining the conditions necessary for impeachment of a president to proceed, and to decide whether... read more

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Andrew Scheer resigns as it’s revealed Conservative donors paid for his children’s private school tuition

In the News   |   December 13, 2019

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Andrew Scheer announced his resignation as Conservative Party leader on Thursday after a disappointing election loss that created internal divisions and revelations he is using party money to pay for his children’s private school tuition.... read more

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365 days of detention in China: What life is like for Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig

In the News   |   December 10, 2019

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Lengthy interrogations. No access to lawyers. No access to family. Nathan VanderKlippe visits the Chinese prisons where the pair are being held in what has been called hostage diplomacy over the arrest of Huawei executive... read more

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