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In Tokyo, Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka share mental-health struggles as Japan confronts workaholic culture

In the News   |   July 29, 2021

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Japan has created a lexicon to describe the suffocating pressure of workplace expectations, and the deaths that sometimes result. The country has spent years battling high suicide rates and workaholism so endemic it has spawned... read more

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Mary Simon installed as governor-general, first Indigenous person to serve as Queen’s federal representative in Canada

In the News   |   July 27, 2021

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Mary Simon says she is honoured, humbled and ready to be the first Indigenous person to serve as the Queen’s federal representative in Canada. Her official installation as Governor-General took place in the Senate on... read more

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Ontario schools should resume normal activities this fall, provincial COVID-19 science advisers recommend

In the News   |   July 20, 2021

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Ontario students should return to schools that look more normal in the fall, with sports and clubs, no lineups for daily health checks at the door, and optional masking – as long as there is... read more

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At the Tokyo Olympics, Japan is spending a fortune and risking a lot. What does it hope to gain?

In the News   |   July 19, 2021

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COVID-19 threw a wrench into Brand Japan’s plans for a prestigious spectacle and an influx of foreign visitors. But the Games are going ahead anyway, whether Japanese people want it to or not. Just how... read more

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Anthropologist explains how she concluded 200 children were buried at the Kamloops Residential School

In the News   |   July 16, 2021

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The First Nation of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc has shared new details about a search that led to the discovery of children’s remains at the site of what was once Canada’s largest residential school, a finding... read more

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Trudeau says Ottawa working to help Afghan interpreters come to Canada

In the News   |   July 15, 2021

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to help Afghan interpreters as calls intensify to bring former employees of the Canadian government to Canada. As the U.S. military withdraws its troops from the war-torn country, Afghans who... read more

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Inuk leader Mary Simon named first Indigenous Governor-General of Canada

In the News   |   July 6, 2021

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An Inuk woman and experienced leader, Mary Simon, will serve as the new Governor-General, becoming the first Indigenous person to be the Queen’s representative in Canada. The appointment of Ms. Simon is taking a place at... read more

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‘We have to restore faith in humanity’: Community members rally to help B.C. wildfire evacuees, firefighters

In the News   |   July 5, 2021

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On a smoky Saturday morning as ash fell from the sky, Kelly Lynn and her husband pulled in to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc powwow grounds in Kamloops, their pickup truck raising a cloud of dust... read more

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China’s President Xi Jinping prepares for centennial victory lap

In the News   |   June 30, 2021

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The skies over Beijing were illuminated by fireworks this week, as tens of thousands of spectators waved Chinese flags inside the Bird’s Nest, the famed Olympic stadium. But the grand performance they had gathered to watch was... read more

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PHAC releases new COVID-19 guidance for what fully vaccinated Canadians can do

In the News   |   June 28, 2021

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Fully vaccinated people can now meet indoors in small groups without masking or distancing, the Public Health Agency of Canada said on Friday. The agency released the new guidance through an infographic on its website at the... read more

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Cowessess First Nation discovers hundreds of unmarked graves at former residential school site

In the News   |   June 25, 2021

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  Cowessess First Nation will explain the ‘horrific’ discovery on the grounds of the former Marieval Indian Residential School on Thursday. On a grass-covered plot of land on the Cowessess First Nation, neat lines of... read more

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Cities across Canada grapple with how to respond to growing homeless encampments

In the News   |   June 24, 2021

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Drones still buzzed overhead early Wednesday at Trinity Bellwoods Park in downtown Toronto, where large temporary fences divided the park and police maintained a substantial presence a day after protests broke out while a homeless... read more

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Trudeau nominates Ontario judge Mahmud Jamal to serve on Supreme Court

In the News   |   June 18, 2021

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has chosen Mahmud Jamal, a member of Ontario’s highest court and a frequently cited author on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as the newest justice on the Supreme Court of... read more

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‘I walked into a building on fire’: NDP MP Qaqqaq speaks out about her experience in the House of Commons

In the News   |   June 17, 2021

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Mumilaaq Qaqqaq would give herself pep talks in the elevators at work. After the doors to the parliamentary elevators closed and she could be away from her fellow MPs, she said she’d often repeat three... read more

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Netanyahu ousted as Israeli prime minister but vows to bring down replacement

In the News   |   June 14, 2021

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Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, one of the Western world’s longest-serving leaders, has been ousted after failing to find a way to overcome the fragile government coalition united only by its desire to end his reign. Mr.... read more

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