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Understanding the Russia-Ukraine relationship

Lesson Plans   |   April 14, 2021

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Mark MacKinnon reports on a recent Russian military build-up near its border with Ukraine. This threatens to escalate the conflict between the two countries in a region where a number of Ukrainian soldiers have been... read more

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Cause and effect

Cartoons   |   April 14, 2021

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Protests, and in some cases violence, have broken out around the world for a variety of different reasons.

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The weakest link?

Cartoons   |   April 9, 2021

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While the process of making and approving COVID-19 vaccines has been rapid, many countries have struggled to manage effective distribution.

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With Russian troops amassing on Ukraine border, an awful sense of déjà-vu: Is Putin on cusp of invasion?

In the News   |   April 9, 2021

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For weeks, Russian social media accounts have been flooded with videos showing long convoys of tanks, troop trucks and artillery pieces – all of them apparently headed toward the country’s border with Ukraine. Many, even... read more

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Provinces inconsistent on how to test students and school staff for COVID-19

In the News   |   April 6, 2021

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Only in the past two weeks has the Saskatchewan government started shipping rapid COVID-19 tests to schools. Alberta piloted a rapid testing program in two schools late last month. And in Ontario, some regions have... read more

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Just when you thought it was over

Cartoons   |   April 5, 2021

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Large numbers of new COVID cases, including many related to dangerous variants, have been forcing parts of Canada back into lockdowns.

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Hockey Night in Canada diversifies its broadcast languages

In the News   |   March 31, 2021

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As hockey struggles with its reputation as a sport that is inhospitable to diverse communities, one of its most stalwart supporters is courting some of those communities with an NHL broadcast next month in seven... read more

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Canadians can buy Xinjiang cotton products despite Ottawa’s vow to stop forced labour imports

In the News   |   March 29, 2021

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(Note: Teaching/learning material on this issue can be found in the March 24, 2021 lesson plan Do you own something made by forced labour?) Canadians can purchase bath towels, quilts and clothes through online retailers... read more

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Do you own something made by forced labour?

Lesson Plans   |   March 24, 2021

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The Globe reports on the recent parliamentary declaration that labelled the Chinese government’s acts against its Uyghur Muslim minority as genocide. Despite clear evidence of the atrocities, including forced labour, sterilization and forced abortions, the... read more

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Breaking down the features of Canadian justice not available to Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig

In the News   |   March 23, 2021

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The secret trials of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were over mere hours after they began. From the beginning of their incarceration in China, the Canadians have been denied rights that in the Anglo-Canadian justice... read more

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Collision course?

Cartoons   |   March 23, 2021

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The wider administration of COVID vaccines comes as new and deadlier variants are spreading and it isn't clear which will prevail.

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China puts Michael Kovrig on trial for spying

In the News   |   March 22, 2021

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A delegation of Canadian diplomats walked into a court reception hall in China on Monday morning, demanding to be let inside, while dozens of diplomats from other countries stood waiting on a sidewalk outside. It... read more

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Choosing death: what should be the rules?

Lesson Plans   |   March 19, 2021

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As the federal government debates new legislation that would expand Canada’s current legislation on medically assisted deaths, John Ibbitson suggests that the arguments both for and against making MAID (Medical Assistance in Dying) more broadly... read more

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COVID-19 vaccines: Separating fact from fiction on side effects, blood clots and more

In the News   |   March 16, 2021

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Efficacy, blood clots, fetal cells, age restrictions, one shot or two, allergies and more. The barrage of headlines about coronavirus vaccines can be overwhelming. It’s almost enough to make you think that getting a vaccine... read more

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Royal rift

Cartoons   |   March 11, 2021

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are in the spotlight again after their interview with Oprah Winfrey and their allegations that a Royal Family member had raised concerns about how dark their baby’s skin would be.

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