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365 days of detention in China: What life is like for Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig

In the News   |   December 10, 2019

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Lengthy interrogations. No access to lawyers. No access to family. Nathan VanderKlippe visits the Chinese prisons where the pair are being held in what has been called hostage diplomacy over the arrest of Huawei executive... read more

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Phoning it in

Cartoons   |   December 9, 2019

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The government's throne speech was generally perceived as giving only a nod to western feelings of alienation.

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Ottawa urged to sanction Chinese and Hong Kong officials implicated in human rights abuses

In the News   |   December 9, 2019

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The federal government faces increasing pressure to enact sanctions against officials in Hong Kong and mainland China who are responsible for human rights violations, despite threats of retaliation from China’s envoy to Canada. The pro-democracy... read more

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Justin Trudeau calls for unity in Parliament on climate change, Indigenous reconciliation

In the News   |   December 6, 2019

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling for unity in his government’s Speech from the Throne, acknowledging that a minority mandate will require Members of Parliament to work together to fight climate change, cut taxes for... read more

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No hard feelings

Cartoons   |   December 5, 2019

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President Trump called Prime Minister Trudeau 'two-faced' for making fun of him at the NATO summit in Europe.

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Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced,’ overshadowing NATO summit

In the News   |   December 5, 2019

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There were many things that could have derailed the summit of the increasingly divided NATO alliance. Few, however, could have predicted that it would be a video of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gossiping with other... read more

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Three experts tell House committee that Trump committed multiple impeachable offences; Pelosi directs House to move forward with impeachment articles against Trump

In the News   |   December 4, 2019

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Three constitutional experts told a congressional hearing that U.S. President Donald Trump committed impeachable offences by soliciting Ukraine to interfere in next year’s election and obstructing investigations into his conduct. Democrats called the legal scholars... read more

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Fellow feelings

Cartoons   |   November 27, 2019

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Just as western Canadian support for Wexit increases, 72 per cent of senior-age women reporting they were highly satisfied living on their own, according to a survey.

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What did you learn in school today?

Cartoons   |   November 26, 2019

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Chinese government has detained more than a million ethnic minorities in forced ideological and behavioural re-education centres.

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Under Kenney’s plan, Quebec’s equalization take would grow

In the News   |   November 26, 2019

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Sometime in the few next weeks, federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release the amounts Canada’s have-not provinces will receive in equalization payments for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. And, needless to say, most Albertans won’t... read more

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Social conservative groups call for Andrew Scheer to resign

In the News   |   November 26, 2019

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Some social conservative groups say Andrew Scheer can’t stay on as Conservative Party leader because he failed to defend their beliefs during the federal election campaign and are rallying their members to help ensure his... read more

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From health lessons to removing outer bathroom doors, how educators are responding to vaping in schools

In the News   |   November 25, 2019

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In a bid to protect their lungs, principal Greg Kenyon is appealing to the stomachs of his high-school students, offering cafeteria credits in exchange for their vaping products. Since launching the buyback program this school... read more

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Steady there

Cartoons   |   November 25, 2019

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Chrystia Freeland, newly appointed as deputy prime minister, has the task of coping with western feelings of alienation.

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How genuine (and justified) is Western Canadian alienation?

Lesson Plans   |   November 25, 2019

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Columnist Gary Mason summarizes the ostensible reasons for western feelings of alienation from the rest of Canada, while suggesting that remedies demanded by Alberta and Saskatchewan (changing equalization formulae and building more energy production) won’t... read more

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Deputy PM Freeland to oversee relations with U.S. and provinces in Trudeau’s new cabinet

In the News   |   November 21, 2019

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Justin Trudeau is leaning heavily on one of his star performers from his last cabinet, Chrystia Freeland, as he seeks to promote national unity, improve relations with China and address concerns over environmental and economic... read more

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