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Online G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia was as uninspiring as the format

In the News   |   November 23, 2020

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The online G20 held by Saudi Arabia over the weekend will go down as the strangest summit in the organization’s history, and perhaps also its most disappointing one. In a testament to the working-from-home planet... read more

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By international standards, the Liberals’ climate-change bill is underwhelming

In the News   |   November 20, 2020

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By Canada’s lacklustre standards to date, long-awaited federal legislation unveiled Thursday to legally mandate emissions-reduction goals represents a significant step forward in the fight against climate change. But by international standards, set more than a... read more

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Why the Canadian voting system is a winner, and Donald Trump is a loser

In the News   |   November 19, 2020

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It’s safe to assume that an approving retweet from Donald Trump – with an all-caps “THIS SAYS IT ALL!” – was not what the social-media manager at Elections Canada was after. But even though the... read more

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Stepping Up: How a young B.C. man pushed the province to recognize its long and vibrant Black history

In the News   |   November 12, 2020

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This is part of Stepping Up, a series introducing Canadians to their country’s new sources of inspiration and leadership. One day last fall, Markiel Simpson’s little sister told him about an incident he recognized as... read more

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Nut job

Cartoons   |   November 12, 2020

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Reconstructing American democracy after Donald Trump will not be easy.

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Trudeau says he is confident Biden will press China to release detained Canadians

In the News   |   November 10, 2020

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is confident U.S. president-elect Joe Biden will vigorously press China’s authoritarian rulers to free two jailed Canadians and challenge Beijing to re-evaluate its aggressive and repressive foreign policy. Canadians Michael... read more

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U.S. election live updates: Biden seeks to move quickly to build his administration; Trump yet to concede

In the News   |   November 9, 2020

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The latest: President-elect Joe Biden signalled on Sunday he plans to move quickly to build out his government, focusing first on the raging pandemic that will likely dominate the early days of his administration. Donald... read more

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Pollsters face questions after many tallies misfire in U.S. election – again

In the News   |   November 6, 2020

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With the 2020 presidential election looming, David Burrell knew his polling data was wrong – he just couldn’t figure out why. His company, Wick, had emerged in 2008 as a tech-based challenger to old-school market-research... read more

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Canada ready for large-scale evacuation of citizens in Hong Kong if needed

In the News   |   November 3, 2020

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Canada’s top diplomat in Hong Kong says Ottawa has drawn up exhaustive plans for a mass evacuation of citizens from Hong Kong, if necessary, but added he can’t help local activists should they try to... read more

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Current, former CBC employees condemn corporation’s branded-content initiative

In the News   |   October 30, 2020

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The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. is facing an uprising within its ranks for accepting advertising that critics say amounts to corporate-sponsored “fake news.” Hundreds of current and former staff, including Peter Mansbridge, Linden MacIntyre, Gillian Findlay,... read more

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In Michigan, Trump and Biden’s two solitudes clash over race and the pandemic

In the News   |   October 29, 2020

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This swing state includes some of the worst COVID-19 hot zones in the U.S., and in Black-majority Detroit, Democrats hope to capitalize on anger over inequality and police brutality. But Trump’s base has other plans.... read more

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More needs to be done to fight systemic racism in federal prisons, Justin Trudeau says

In the News   |   October 28, 2020

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday more needs to be done to fight systemic racism within federal prisons, the same day the Office of the Correctional Investigator released a report showing sexual coercion and violence... read more

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Not so eager

Cartoons   |   October 26, 2020

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Neither major party was anxious for an election when the Commons took a vote that could have brought down the government (it didn't).

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Ottawa’s climate-change policies fail to protect First Nations against food scarcity: study

In the News   |   October 22, 2020

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Federal climate-change policies have largely ignored the effects of global warming on First Nations’ access to traditional food, leaving Indigenous people increasingly vulnerable to food shortages and related health problems, according to an 18-month study... read more

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Death wish

Cartoons   |   October 20, 2020

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The Trump administration continues to denigrate mask-wearing and other protective measures against Covid-19.

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