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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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Travel rules to ease for fully vaccinated Canadians in July, while Ottawa works out COVIID-19 vaccine passport standards

In the News   |   June 10, 2021

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The federal government unveiled plans Wednesday to ease border restrictions in early July for fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents, but acknowledged a national vaccine passport system in the works to verify that people have... read more

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Five Muslim pedestrians deliberately hit by driver, four dead, in alleged hate attack in London, Ont.

In the News   |   June 8, 2021

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Police say a 20-year-old London, Ont., man deliberately struck down five members of a Muslim family with his truck in a hate-motivated act of mass murder, an attack that prompted an outpouring of grief and... read more

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The virtues of sin taxes

In the News   |   June 7, 2021

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Do sin taxes work? Governments around the world, including in Canada, have for decades slapped taxes on products deemed to be socially problematic. Alcohol and tobacco are long-standing examples; sugar has lately joined that list.... read more

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The Kamloops residential school’s mass gravesite: What we know about the 215 children’s remains, and Canada’s reaction so far

In the News   |   June 1, 2021

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In B.C.’s Interior, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation has found the remains of children as young as 3 on the site of what used to be Canada’s largest residential school. Here’s what we know,... read more

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‘It’s our truths’: Indigenous leaders call for ‘thorough’ probe to identify remains of children found at Kamloops residential school site

In the News   |   May 31, 2021

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Indigenous leaders are calling for an examination of every former residential school site after the discovery of 215 children’s remains at one location in British Columbia. Confirming the identities of those who lie in unmarked graves and returning... read more

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Alberta calls for national security rules for academics to prevent intellectual property transfer to China

In the News   |   May 25, 2021

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Alberta is urging the federal government to set strong national standards to ensure that Canadian universities and researchers are not transferring scientific data and intellectual property to China that benefits its military and security apparatus.... read more

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An introduction to India and its complexities

Lesson Plans   |   May 25, 2021

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Neha Bhatt reports on attempts by Indian Prime Minister Modi’s government to censor media reporting on the disastrous COVID-19 wave sweeping the country, which have involved Internet shut-downs and the arrest and detention of journalists.... read more

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Federal initiative to help Hong Kongers immigrate to Canada sees significant jump in applications

Articles of Interest   |   May 21, 2021

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A Canadian government program to help Hong Kongers immigrate to this country in the wake of Beijing’s crackdown on the former British colony has received more than 5,700 applications in its first three months, roughly triple the number that... read more

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Vaccines: separating facts from myths

Lesson Plans   |   May 20, 2021

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Marieke Walsh, Kelly Grant and Ivan Semeniuk report on Prime Minister Trudeau’s response to Canadians’ confusion about the risks and benefits of available vaccines, especially AstraZeneca. In a related article on May 6, entitled Britons... read more

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‘You were an outsider’: Indigenous NHL trailblazer Fred Sasakamoose tells his story of survival in new autobiography

In the News   |   May 18, 2021

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Fred Sasakamoose’s emotional autobiography, Call Me Indian, will be published posthumously Tuesday. The memoir was almost finished in November when he died of COVID-19. For most of his life, Fred Sasakamoose did not like to... read more

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Cartoons   |   May 17, 2021

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Imagined: Canada's response to a threat by the governor of Michigan to shut down Line 5, an Enbridge pipeline that is a major petroleum conduit for central Canada.

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Ontario extends COVID-19 stay-at-home order, keeps schools closed

In the News   |   May 14, 2021

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford is extending his province’s stay-at-home order until at least June 2 as new COVID-19 infection numbers decline, while keeping schools shut and dismissing calls from medical experts to reopen outdoor activities such as golf that many... read more

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