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The truth behind the Capitol riot

Lesson Plans   |   November 26, 2021

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In an opinion piece, John Doyle compares two media rivals’ accounts of the January 6th, 2021, attack on the US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters, considered by most to be an attempt to overthrow the... read more

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Residential schools: the damage done

Lesson Plans   |   November 24, 2021

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Patrick White and Eric Reguly report on an historic, newly-promised visit to Canada by Pope Francis. He will represent the Catholic Church as part of the Indigenous reconciliation process. His visit responds to a 2015... read more

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Cartoons   |   November 15, 2021

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Erin O'Toole is facing dissent from within -- Conservative Senator Denise Batters is calling for party members to review his leadership, saying he is perceived as untrustworthy.

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‘Be careful you don’t die in an accident’: Hong Kong protester living in Canada receives daily threats

In the News   |   November 9, 2021

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Alison Lai’s grandfather arrived as a refugee in Hong Kong seven decades ago, trading the chaos of 1950s China for the safety of what was then a British colony. In 2020, China made a refugee... read more

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CNN’s conspiracy theory is more plausible than Tucker Carlson’s

In the News   |   November 2, 2021

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With Donald Trump on the sidelines, deprived of social-media amplification, the intense social and political turbulence in the United States, as it plays out on all-news TV, is different now. It is either engrossing or... read more

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The tangled state of China-Canada relations

Lesson Plans   |   October 29, 2021

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Robert Fife and Steven Chase report on the almost simultaneous release of two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, from prison in China, and Meng Wanzhou from home detention in Canada. They note that while... read more

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Pope Francis to visit Canada for Indigenous reconciliation, Vatican says

In the News   |   October 27, 2021

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Pope Francis has agreed to visit Canada as part of the reconciliation process, bowing to years of pressure from Indigenous groups and Catholics appalled by rampant abuse in the country’s residential schools. If the Pope apologizes... read more

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Trudeau cabinet shuffle: Anita Anand moves to Defence, Steven Guilbeault to Environment, Mélanie Joly to Foreign Affairs

In the News   |   October 27, 2021

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put new people in charge of virtually every ministry critical to his government’s agenda on Tuesday, changing the leadership at Defence, Environment, Health, Indigenous Services and Global Affairs, where Mélanie Joly got... read more

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How parents can hold on to the lockdown effect of better communication with their kids

In the News   |   October 25, 2021

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In the early days of the pandemic, Andrea Galleguillos tried to keep her anxieties at bay by staying busy with a list of kid-friendly activities. She was on the floor in her home attempting origami with... read more

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Is our electoral system fair to everybody?

Lesson Plans   |   October 25, 2021

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In an analysis of the recent federal election, Andrew Coyne notes that this is the fifth minority outcome in the last seven elections. He argues that minority and not majority governments have become the norm... read more

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Russia’s break with NATO heightens fears of military escalation as two sides trade blame

In the News   |   October 22, 2021

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There was shock across Europe this week when Russia announced it was closing its mission at NATO headquarters in Brussels and ordering NATO staff to leave Moscow. After all, such direct contacts between the Kremlin... read more

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Canada is finally the cover story at Frankfurt Book Fair, seven years later

In the News   |   October 20, 2021

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On Tuesday evening, Governor-General Mary Simon peered into the darkness of a Frankfurt conference hall and confessed her love of stories to a roomful of strangers. Her favourite tale, she said, was a legend that... read more

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Trudeau visit to Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Nation ‘bittersweet’ after not attending National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In the News   |   October 19, 2021

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was publicly reprimanded by the chief of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation after a ceremony in which he paid his first respects to missing children believed to be buried at... read more

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Cartoons   |   October 19, 2021

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Iqaluit, capital of Nunavut, identified high concentrations of hydrocarbons, consistent with diesel fuel or kerosene, in samples from its water treatment plant..

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Come on in!

Cartoons   |   October 15, 2021

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China has said it will pursue peaceful means to reunify with Taiwan; others aren't so sure.

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