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Lockdowns are for the birds: New research shows the benefit of reduced human activity

In the News   |   September 23, 2021

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University of Manitoba research shows about two-thirds of North American bird species changed their behaviour as humans stayed close to home during the pandemic’s early months. Birds are just not that into us. That’s the... read more

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Canada federal election results: Justin Trudeau’s Liberals win third consecutive election, fall short of a majority

In the News   |   September 21, 2021

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Justin Trudeau’s Liberals won a third straight election on Monday, but fell short of the majority they sought in the snap vote and will return to government with what will effectively be a status quo Parliament. The... read more

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Haunted

Cartoons   |   September 21, 2021

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The pandemic made just about every aspect of the federal election campaign more difficult.

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Vaccines: the facts and the fiction

Lesson Plans   |   September 17, 2021

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Alex Cyr and Molly Hayes report on recent anti-vaccine protests in Ontario and outside a hospital in Vancouver, which caused traffic jams that held up ambulances and others attempting to get to the hospital for... read more

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Enlightened?

Cartoons   |   September 15, 2021

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Protests against vaccination policies outside hospitals have turned loud and increasingly threatening towards medical workers.

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Three-year-old Afghan boy reunited with his father in Toronto after two weeks alone in Qatar

In the News   |   September 14, 2021

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Ali got through his 14-hour flight to Toronto using the same coping mechanisms as three-year-olds everywhere: scribbling in colouring books and watching favourite movies. On this trek, he watched Cars 3 over and over. But the reason... read more

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At Fairy Creek, a war in the woods as police seek more power to clear blockades

In the News   |   September 13, 2021

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Little sign of lengthy battle over old-growth logging letting up, and the RCMP says it is losing against a sophisticated, well-funded movement. Watch: Police arrest more than 70 people at the Fairy Creek blockade near... read more

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Riveting?

Cartoons   |   September 13, 2021

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Apparently not. Many commentators (and Canadians) found the leaders' debates uninspiring and not worth watching.

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Election 2021: the players and the issues

Lesson Plans   |   September 13, 2021

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Going into the election, set for September 20th, The Globe and Mail presents a summary of the major parties’ challenges and strategies. It reviews the leaders, current standings and the outcome of the 2019 election.... read more

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The father-daughter relationship behind the success of Leylah Fernandez

In the News   |   September 9, 2021

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Rising Canadian tennis star Leylah Annie Fernandez talks to her father, Jorge, three or four times a day. They are close, even if the man who doubles as her head coach is home in Boynton... read more

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Imported?

Cartoons   |   September 7, 2021

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Loud and, in some cases, threatening protesters in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec have taken to streets and hospital entrances to voice their discontent with vaccine passports.

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Poll shows three quarters of Canadians don’t see the election as necessary

Articles of Interest   |   September 3, 2021

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More than halfway through the federal campaign, a new poll suggests that three out of four Canadians do not think the coming election is necessary. The poll, which was conducted by Nanos Research and sponsored... read more

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Vaccine protests threaten to disrupt essential services as crowds gather outside hospitals, police headquarters

In the News   |   September 2, 2021

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Indy Sahota, a Toronto physician, was on his way to work at Mount Sinai Hospital’s emergency department on Wednesday afternoon when he came upon a large protest outside the building. As he got closer, he... read more

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Ryerson University decides to change name amid reckoning on Indigenous residential schools

In the News   |   August 27, 2021

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Ryerson University will change its name following a recommendation from a special task force that examined the legacy of its namesake, Egerton Ryerson. The task force concluded the university should be renamed to better reflect... read more

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Only a big price drop will restore housing affordability. No federal party will acknowledge this

In the News   |   August 25, 2021

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The federal Liberals have finally found the hammer in their housing affordability toolbox. We can debate how directly responsible they are, but the Liberals have presided over what could very well turn out to be... read more

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