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Texas elementary school shooting: Gunman entered unobstructed, police say, as questions rise over response

In the News   |   May 27, 2022

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On the day of the Robb Elementary School massacre in Uvalde, Tex., George Rodriguez waited six and a half hours for word on whether his grandson, a student at the school, was alive or dead. The family... read more

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Quebec legislature adopts Bill 96 language law despite bitter opposition

Articles of Interest   |   May 25, 2022

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The Quebec government has secured the largest expansion of its language laws in more than 40 years, imposing new rules to reinforce the use of French in the public service, education and business despite bitter... read more

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Canada is facing a ‘terrible’ food crisis, says Maple Leaf CEO Michael McCain

In the News   |   May 24, 2022

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A “terrible tragedy” is unfolding across Canada, where 5.8 million people are living in food insecurity, says Maple Leaf Foods MFI-T -0.11%decrease chief executive Michael McCain. They do not have adequate access to food due to financial... read more

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to step down after winning slim majority in UCP leadership review

In the News   |   May 19, 2022

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said he will resign as the leader of the United Conservative Party after he failed to secure substantial support from members in an internal review. The result, which comes just five... read more

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Trudeau prepares to make his fifth Supreme Court pick. Who could be the next judge appointed to Canada’s highest court?

Articles of Interest   |   May 18, 2022

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a problem and an opportunity as he prepares to make his fifth appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada, replacing Justice Michael Moldaver, who retires on Sept. 1. The problem... read more

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Municipalities grapple with renaming Colonization Roads to further Indigenous reconciliation and awareness

In the News   |   May 11, 2022

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Colonization Roads were built and named in the mid- to late-1800s as migrating settlers moved in and displaced First Nations. Until recently, the northwestern Ontario town of Fort Frances had two streets labelled Colonization Road.... read more

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How restaurants are hacking the food delivery system and trailblazing new takeout tools

In the News   |   May 9, 2022

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COVID-19 decimated the restaurant industry and forced it to adapt. With takeout orders expected to stay higher than they were before the pandemic, businesses are adapting again. At Vancouver’s Pidgin restaurant, there was a time... read more

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House of Commons to debate NDP bill on lowering voting age to 16

In the News   |   May 4, 2022

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The House of Commons will debate Wednesday on whether to lower Canada’s legal voting age to 16 years old. New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh said at a press conference Tuesday that the idea –... read more

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Archbishop of Canterbury apologizes to residential school survivors for Anglican Church’s role in ‘building hell’

In the News   |   May 2, 2022

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual leader of one of world’s largest Christian denominations, told survivors of Prairie residential schools their stories of abuse at the institutions had “opened a window into hell,” as he... read more

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Some new landlords are losing money. With rates rising, tenants could see rent hikes

Articles of Interest   |   May 2, 2022

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As high as Toronto and Vancouver rents may seem to local tenants, landlords are often losing money on them. In recent years, many mom-and-pop real estate investors in the two cities have been quietly paying... read more

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Why is Elon Musk buying Twitter? What you need to know about the $44-billion deal

In the News   |   April 26, 2022

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Elon Musk reached a deal to acquire Twitter Inc. TWTR-N -2.01% decrease for US$44-billion on Monday when the social-media platform agreed to his offer of US$54.20 a share in cash. Twitter will now become a privately held company. Why does... read more

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Canadians can make significant health gains by reducing traffic-related air pollution, report says

In the News   |   April 21, 2022

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Canadians stand to make significant gains to their health and well-being by reducing the number of fossil fuel-burning cars and trucks on roadways and limiting exposure to traffic-related air pollution, a broad review of scientific... read more

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Canada’s Charter turned 40 on Sunday – and it’s still as radical and enigmatic as it was in 1982

In the News   |   April 19, 2022

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While the notwithstanding clause gives governments a unique way to override basic rights, Supreme Court judges have had a broad mandate to set out what those rights are. For 40 years the Charter of Rights... read more

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Quebec by-election a sign of existential danger for the storied Parti Québécois

In the News   |   April 13, 2022

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When the government of François Legault stormed a Parti Québécois stronghold in an upset by-election victory Monday night, it was a devastating blow for the storied sovereigntist party. The PQ’s defeat in Marie-Victorin, a suburban... read more

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Becoming extinct?

Cartoons   |   April 13, 2022

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Canadian political discourse, in line with what's happening in other countries, is becoming more polarized and extreme, particularly with the candidacy of Pierre Poilievre for the Conservative leadership.

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