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Poll finds majority of Canadians say the Canada-U.S. border should remain closed

In the News   |   July 6, 2020

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More than eight in 10 Canadians say the Canada-U.S. border should remain closed to non-essential travellers for the foreseeable future, according to a new Nanos Research survey. Most travel across the border was halted on... read more

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New security law could splinter Hong Kong’s justice system, erode rights to fair trial

In the News   |   July 3, 2020

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The law has been called the ‘death’ of a free Hong Kong, spreading a chill through lawyers and all who work in the justice system. The new national-security law Beijing imposed on Hong Kong could... read more

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Russian voters back Putin’s bid to rule the country until 2036

In the News   |   July 2, 2020

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For a moment they lay on Red Square, eight people using their bodies to form the number 2036 – the year until which Vladimir Putin can remain in power, under changes to Russia’s constitution that... read more

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Group led by Canadian doctors and scientists calls for mandatory face mask use in indoor spaces

In the News   |   June 30, 2020

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A group led by Canadian doctors and scientists is calling on health authorities to make face masks mandatory in all indoor spaces outside the home. While the Public Health Agency of Canada recommends the use... read more

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Canadians playing key role in International Criminal Court’s defence against U.S. threats

In the News   |   June 26, 2020

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In its hour of need, confronting one of the toughest crises in its history, the International Criminal Court has turned to one of its earliest and staunchest allies: Canada. The war-crimes court in The Hague... read more

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Terrible wordplay: Should slurs, swearing and offensive terms be allowed in Scrabble?

In the News   |   June 25, 2020

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When John Chew first walked into the Toronto Scrabble Club in the summer of 1993, a “mixed race person with kind of geeky interests,” he immediately knew he’d found his community. There were people from... read more

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Ottawa has authority to free Meng Wanzhou now, former justice minister, Supreme Court justice say

In the News   |   June 23, 2020

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The Canadian government has the legal authority to set Chinese telecommunications executive Meng Wanzhou free immediately, and is wrongly claiming otherwise after being embarrassed over revelations of political interference in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin Group... read more

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Canadians are big players on far-right social media, British think tank study finds

In the News   |   June 22, 2020

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Canadians are promoting right-wing extremism in thousands of conversations that are openly taking place on the internet, a new study finds. On Friday, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a British-based think tank, released the findings... read more

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China charges Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor with espionage

Uncategorized   |   June 19, 2020

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After 557 days of interrogation and incarceration in facilities with lights shining day and night, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been formally charged by Chinese authorities with espionage charges punishable by life in prison.... read more

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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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