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Full text of President Joe Biden’s inauguration speech: ‘We must end this uncivil war’

In the News   |   January 21, 2021

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The new U.S. President gave Americans a message of change and reconciliation on Jan. 20, and warned of difficult times ahead in the fights against COVID-19, climate change and systemic racism – but he didn’t... read more

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Progress?

Cartoons   |   January 19, 2021

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The Internet has enabled the spread of conspiracy theories and fake news to an unimaginable extent

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Why it’s time to stop worrying about your children’s screen time during COVID-19

Articles of Interest   |   January 19, 2021

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Michelle Deshaw’s 12-year-old son plays Fortnite for two hours every day. As he sits in his Vancouver home, his avatar runs across an island using a sniper rifle and other weapons to pick off players in a... read more

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Trump’s failed coup: what it means

Lesson Plans   |   January 19, 2021

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Adrian Morrow reviews the events of January 6th, when an armed mob of President Trump’s supporters broke into the US Capitol in Washington, DC, with the goal of seizing the seat of power to overturn... read more

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Trump has been impeached again. What now? Latest updates on what Congress could do next

In the News   |   January 14, 2021

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House Democrats voted Wednesday to approve a single article of impeachment to remove Donald Trump for ‘incitement of insurrection’ in Jan. 6′s Capitol Hill riot. Here’s what you need to know. Latest updates Donald Trump,... read more

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What rough beast?

Cartoons   |   January 12, 2021

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'The centre cannot hold' wrote W.B.Yeats more than a century ago in his poem The Second Coming. Nor can the Republican party as its president slouches towards the exit. Reading the poem might be instructive.

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Put this back together

Cartoons   |   January 11, 2021

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Incoming US President Joe Biden inherits a nation torn by factional disagreement and violence

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U.S. Congress certifies Biden’s win; Trump promises orderly transition on Jan. 20

In the News   |   January 7, 2021

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Hours after hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a harrowing assault on American democracy, a shaken Congress on Thursday formally certified Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory. Immediately after the certification,... read more

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How will the pandemic end? Not with a moment of triumph we’ll all remember, but with a slow whimper we’ll soon forget

In the News   |   January 2, 2021

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Don’t expect civilization to return to normal in 2021 with a V-Day-like emotional catharsis. Focus on the small signs of hope – and the things we can do to prevent anything like this from happening... read more

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Vaccines: the remarkable success story

Lesson Plans   |   December 18, 2020

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[NOTE: This article pre-dates recent announcements of vaccine approvals]  Robyn Urback reports on the challenges in convincing people to take the COVID vaccine when it becomes available. She notes that only around 50 per cent... read more

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How Joe Biden became the man he is

Lesson Plans   |   December 17, 2020

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Adrian Morrow presents a biographical overview of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, highlighting his preference for the middle ground, neither far right nor far left on the political spectrum. The article describes Mr. Biden’s character in... read more

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Truth and Reconciliation commissioners call for governments, Canadians to renew commitments five years on

In the News   |   December 15, 2020

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The commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which probed Canada’s residential school legacy, are calling on governments and all Canadians to renew their commitments toward healing with Indigenous peoples five years after the release... read more

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Newsworthy

Cartoons   |   December 14, 2020

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More than 500 current and former CBC staff are trying to stop the corporation selling the type of advertising known as paid content in this era of ‘fake news.'

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Canadian envoy says Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor are healthy despite being in Chinese prison for 730 days

In the News   |   December 9, 2020

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Canada’s ambassador to China says Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are healthy and doing well despite being held in Chinese prisons for 730 days. Dominic Barton, who recently met the two men through virtual... read more

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Watchdog calls out RCMP for exploring new genetic investigative techniques without privacy disclosures

In the News   |   December 7, 2020

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The RCMP is flouting federal directives by exploring a new investigative technique without spelling out its effect on the privacy of Canadians, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada says. Government records show that the RCMP... read more

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