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CFEE knows young people take an active interest in today's issues – politics, the economy, the environment, careers, and more. CFEE and The Globe and Mail are collaborating to bring news, relevant to the issues, to young people across Canada. We hope you visit the NextGen Edition regularly - and please share your opinions with us through Letters to the Editor.

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‘We’re being targeted now’: Mi’kmaq chief wants military called in to N.S. lobster clashes, attacks

In the News   |   October 19, 2020

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The RCMP descended on a group of small Acadian fishing villages in Nova Scotia over the weekend in an attempt to stop escalating violence there, setting up road checkpoints, bringing in tactical officers and establishing... read more

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Chinese envoy says Canada’s acceptance of Hong Kong refugees jeopardizes Canadians in former British colony

In the News   |   October 16, 2020

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China’s ambassador to Canada is urging Ottawa to stop granting asylum to democracy activists from Hong Kong, whom he described as violent criminals, and warned that accepting these people could jeopardize the “health and safety”... read more

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Refugee and poet Ketty Nivyabandi appointed Secretary-General of Amnesty International Canada

In the News   |   October 15, 2020

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Ketty Nivyabandi, a refugee who was once homeless in this country, has become the first female Secretary-General of Amnesty International Canada. Only five years ago, Ms. Nivyabandi fled Burundi amid political unrest and a violent... read more

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Wither America?

Cartoons   |   October 15, 2020

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Canadian opinions of America are at their lowest levels in 40 years, a poll shows.

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Joyce Echaquan’s death ‘grim reminder’ of racism in health care, says former head of MMIWG inquiry

In the News   |   October 14, 2020

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The chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls says the verbally abusive way in which Joyce Echaquan was treated at a Quebec hospital before her death is a... read more

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Parents, experts worry that online learning is exacerbating the digital divide

In the News   |   October 13, 2020

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When schools shut down last spring, Nero Persaud balanced working from home and her two children’s remote-learning needs by “playing musical chairs” with her older laptop and iPad. But after deciding to enrol her son... read more

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Scientists tally nitrogen threat to climate

In the News   |   October 9, 2020

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Human activity, primarily through the use of industrial fertilizers, has nearly doubled the world’s atmospheric concentration of nitrous oxide and made the gas a more significant contributor to global warming than previously thought, an international... read more

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Ottawa’s $1.5-billion foreign aid initiative has spent only $120,000 so far

In the News   |   October 8, 2020

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Nearly three years after announcing $1.5-billion in new financing programs for foreign aid, Ottawa has disbursed only a tiny fraction of the promised money: just $120,000 so far. The Trudeau government won praise from aid... read more

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Ignorance can kill

Cartoons   |   October 7, 2020

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President Trump continues to downplay the severity of the coronavirus pandemic even after spending a spell in hospital with the disease.

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Canada begins accepting Hong Kong pro-democracy activists as refugees

In the News   |   October 7, 2020

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Canada has begun accepting Hong Kong pro-democracy activists as refugees, a sign that this country is opening its doors to those fleeing Beijing’s crackdown on civil rights in the former British colony. In a Sept.... read more

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International students to be allowed into Canada as long as they have a 14 day quarantine plan

In the News   |   October 6, 2020

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Universities, colleges and language schools will soon be able to welcome thousands of new international students to Canada, even if many will still be studying primarily online. The decision to open the border to new... read more

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With Trump in hospital, both presidential campaigns scramble to adjust strategies

In the News   |   October 5, 2020

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Donald Trump’s admission to hospital for COVID-19 has upended the presidential election, sending both campaigns scrambling to readjust their strategies with less than a month to go before the vote. Mr. Trump’s diagnosis has thrust... read more

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University of Alberta virologist Michael Houghton jointly wins Nobel Prize for Medicine

Articles of Interest   |   October 5, 2020

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A University of Alberta researcher known for his crucial role in identifying the virus that causes Hepatitis C has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Michael Houghton, director of the university’s... read more

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Youth argue in lawsuit that courts must force Ottawa to take climate action

In the News   |   October 2, 2020

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A group of Canadian children and youth told a Federal Court judge on Wednesday that the courts need to take control of the federal government’s fight against climate change. The group – 15 people between... read more

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A pattern?

Cartoons   |   October 2, 2020

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President Trump disrupted the first Presidential debate with Joe Biden with a series of interruptions and insults.

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