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Canada loses UN Security Council election to Ireland, Norway

In the News   |   June 18, 2020

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Canada lost its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council Wednesday, nearly five years after the Trudeau government declared winning a seat one of its highest foreign-policy priorities. The loss marks the... read more

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High school graduates weigh the benefits of taking a gap year as September looms

In the News   |   June 17, 2020

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There were all sorts of things Aiden Rylott was looking forward to about his first year at Carleton University this fall: living in residence in Ottawa, attending crowded lectures, the campus clubs and social life.... read more

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In Britain, an uprising against racism topples statues of slaveowners and symbols of empire

In the News   |   June 10, 2020

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The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has refocused Britons’ anger at monuments to Edward Colston, Cecil Rhodes and others seen as symbols of a racist past. Global protests over the death of George Floyd... read more

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Want better police? Follow the nine commandments of good policing

In the News   |   June 9, 2020

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The first policing was community policing. Before Sir Robert Peel created the first modern police force, in London in 1829, he had to overcome public opposition and well-founded suspicion. Although what was then the world’s... read more

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Canada part of effort to fund global vaccination organization for next five years

In the News   |   June 5, 2020

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More than 30 countries including Canada have committed a record US$8.8-billion to fund a global vaccination organization for the next five years, but they came up short in pledging money for a specific COVID-19 inoculation... read more

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Canadian Paediatric Society urges doctors to discuss cannabis use with teenagers

In the News   |   June 4, 2020

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Clinicians should routinely ask adolescents about their cannabis use to help identify patterns of misuse that can lead to depression, anxiety, problems at school and other mental and physical health issues, according to Canada’s national... read more

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Trudeau won’t say whether Canada will apologize for history of slavery or pay reparations

In the News   |   June 3, 2020

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More than two years after the United Nations called on Canada to apologize for its history of enslaving black people and consider paying reparations for the abusive practice, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau still won’t say... read more

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Thousands arrested as protests against racism, police brutality spread across America

In the News   |   June 1, 2020

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The United States is bracing for its sixth day of mass protests against racism and police brutality, a rising wave of anger that has swept dozens of cities across the country. Authorities called in the... read more

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Trump threatens to remove ‘shield’ protecting social-media giants from liability for online content

In the News   |   May 29, 2020

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President Donald Trump escalated his feud with Silicon Valley Thursday, accusing tech giants of censorship and issuing an executive order threatening to end the legal protections that shield social-media companies from being liable for content... read more

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Deadly games?

Cartoons   |   May 28, 2020

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There has been a torrent of criticism of people who ignored distancing rules when Toronto's parks reopened.

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China racing to impose new law criminalizing Hong Kong protests as demonstrations erupt

In the News   |   May 25, 2020

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Police in Hong Kong cracked down on protesters Sunday, arresting at least 180, in the wake of Beijing’s pledge to move quickly on a new law that will extend China’s concept of justice to those... read more

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China moves to impose security laws on Hong Kong, raising fears of eroding freedom

In the News   |   May 22, 2020

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The Chinese government is preparing to impose new national security legislation on Hong Kong, raising fears of new curbs on the city’s freedoms as Beijing’s state media pledged the complete eradication of what it called... read more

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What will school be like in future?

Lesson Plans   |   May 20, 2020

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Caroline Alphonso reports on the re-opening of some Quebec schools on May 5th, noting the contentious arguments for and against, and listing the conditions under which students would be returning.... read more

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China is alienating foreign countries, damaging its global ‘soft power,' Canadian ambassador to Beijing says

In the News   |   May 13, 2020

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Canada’s ambassador to Beijing says China is alienating foreign countries and injuring its goodwill abroad at a time when its diplomats have adopted a heavy-handed approach around the world. Dominic Barton is also backing a... read more

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