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Trudeau tight-lipped on plan to end rail blockades ‘quickly and peacefully’

In the News   |   February 18, 2020

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The blockade of a critical rail link between Montreal and Toronto has caused the largest disruption in Canadian National Railway Co.’s modern history, the company warned Monday, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emerged from an... read more

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Canadian Tire expanding in-store pickup program to support growing e-commerce efforts

In the News   |   February 14, 2020

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Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. will roll out lockers for online order pick-ups at hundreds of its stores in the coming year, as the company works to convince online shoppers to visit its stores. The retailer... read more

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China turns up state hero-making machine in bid to shift narrative around coronavirus outbreak

In the News   |   February 11, 2020

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Stung by public criticism as the Wuhan virus outbreak continues to claim lives, Chinese authorities have reinvigorated the state hero-making machine, with official media promoting stories of sacrifice, dedication and love in arduous times. A... read more

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New review of evidence suggests association between excessive screen time and mental distress in teens

In the News   |   February 10, 2020

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A new paper by Toronto researchers says smartphones and social media are likely contributing to a rise in self-harm and mental distress among children and teens, the latest finding in the debate over whether excessive... read more

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Good to be home?

Cartoons   |   February 7, 2020

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After spending 328 days on the International Space Station, the longest ever spaceflight by a woman, astronaut Christina Koch returned to an Earth preoccupied by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Privacy watchdog takes Facebook to court over possible misuse of personal information

In the News   |   February 7, 2020

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The federal Privacy Commissioner is taking Facebook Inc. to court over the possible misuse of the personal information of Canadians in a case that highlights the complex process behind the enforcement of the country’s privacy... read more

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Senate votes to acquit Trump of impeachment charges

In the News   |   February 6, 2020

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The Republican majority in the Senate has acquitted President Donald Trump, ending the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history and capping a months-long drama that pushed the partisan divisions in American politics to their... read more

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Federal Court of Appeal clears a hurdle for the Trans Mountain pipeline

In the News   |   February 5, 2020

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The federal government’s duty to consult with Indigenous peoples over resource development does not grant them veto powers, the Federal Court of Appeal says, ruling that Ottawa met its obligations for consultation before it reapproved... read more

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Research supports Canada’s decision to reject a coronavirus travel ban

In the News   |   February 4, 2020

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When the World Health Organization declared a public-health emergency over the outbreak of a novel coronavirus, the agency’s director-general entreated the world: Don’t impose travel restrictions on people from China. The next day, the United... read more

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Tanking?

Cartoons   |   February 3, 2020

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The coronavirus epidemic which originated in Wuhan, China, is seen as a threat to the global economy.

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Top Tory contenders will fight carbon tax if they win leadership race

In the News   |   January 30, 2020

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The key contenders in the Conservative leadership race say they plan to keep fighting the federal carbon tax, if they win the party’s top job. While Peter MacKay, Erin O’Toole and Marilyn Gladu have tried... read more

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Trump’s Mideast peace plan draws praise from Netanyahu, ire from Palestinians

In the News   |   January 29, 2020

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U.S. President Donald Trump has unveiled his plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a vision that could see an independent Palestinian state created in four years’ time – though almost entirely on Israel’s long-standing terms.... read more

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Despite low risk of coronavirus outbreak in Canada, face masks in high demand

In the News   |   January 28, 2020

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Rotblott’s, a discount warehouse has sold 3,900 N95 masks in the last week – one such customer, Tony Lyu, seen here on Jan. 27, 2020, bought two boxes of N95 masks. FRED LUM[/caption] Rotblott’s, a... read more

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Don't go there

Cartoons   |   January 28, 2020

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Cartoon by Brian Gable, January 28, 2020... read more

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We won’t see another Kobe Bryant, basketball’s complicated anti-hero

In the News   |   January 27, 2020

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Kobe Bryant had the habit of going through people – rivals, teammates, reporters, anyone who irked him. And just about everyone did. During the twilight of his career, ESPN bumped him out of the top... read more

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