• Pearson Education apologizes for racist textbook material
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    Pearson Education apologizes for racist textbook material

    Pearson Education, the publisher of a textbook for nurses, has given a public apology after social media erupted over a picture of “racist” material from the textbook was shared online. Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, gives advice on how nurses should administer pain relief to people

  • PM Trudeau called everything from 'charismatic' to 'arrogant', two years into job
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    PM Trudeau called everything from 'charismatic' to 'arrogant', two years into job

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being described as everything from ‘charismatic’ to ‘arrogant’, in a recent Angus Reid poll. As Justin Trudeau marks the second anniversary of his party’s electoral victory, Canadians are becoming a little jaded by the prime minister’s photo-ops and PR-heavy style of

  • Justin Trudeau offends some Hindus with 'Diwali Mubarak' tweet
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    Justin Trudeau offends some Hindus with 'Diwali Mubarak' tweet

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a Diwali ceremony in Ottawa on October 16, 2017. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received a bit of backlash this week for a tweet he made about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. The post published Monday night said: “Diwali Mubarak! We’re celebrating

  • Canada faces a cold, snowy winter even though summer stayed late
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    Canada faces a cold, snowy winter even though summer stayed late

    Canada is in for a snowy and stormy winter. Despite the late summer much of eastern Canada has experienced this year, temperatures will drop substantially as we move into the new year. In the western side of the country, snowy conditions will come to Rockies, coupled with blasts of Arctic winds sweeping

  • Trudeau: "We are less as a country without Gord Downie in it"
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    Trudeau: "We are less as a country without Gord Downie in it"

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to the parliamentary press this morning, delivered tearful remarks upon news that the Tragically Hip’s frontman and friend, Gord Downie, had passed away this morning. Gord was my friend. This is something that I’ve certainly drawn inspiration and strength from and

  • Tell us: What are your greatest memories of Gord Downie and his music?
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    Tell us: What are your greatest memories of Gord Downie and his music?

    Was it a lyric, a tune, his devotion to Canada and our issues, or just the way he carried himself? What about Gord Downie inspired you? The Tragically Hip frontman has lost his battle with brain cancer at the age of 53. The Canadian legend was first diagnosed with glioblastoma in December 2015. “Gord

  • Tell us: What do you think can be done about gun control in the U.S.?
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    Tell us: What do you think can be done about gun control in the U.S.?

    Semi-automatic rifles are seen for sale in a gun shop in Las Vegas. After 59 people were killed at a country music festival in Las Vegas, the conversation around gun control in the United States may have changed. “It strikes me as odd that it’s illegal to convert a semi-automatic weapon to an automatic

  • What to do if you find yourself in a shooting incident
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    What to do if you find yourself in a shooting incident

    With yet another mass shooting taking the lives of innocent bystanders in the United States, apprehension about being caught up in a similar event is inevitable. Ultimately though, while the chance of a mass shooting taking place in Canada is much rarer, it’s important to keep some basic tips in mind

  • Las Vegas shooting claims the lives of four Canadians
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    Las Vegas shooting claims the lives of four Canadians

    The mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas has claimed the lives of at least 58 people, with officials now saying four of the victims were from Canada. The massacre is America’s worst mass shooting event in its history, and one that has victims from other countries.

  • What do you think about the kneeling protests?
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    What do you think about the kneeling protests?

    As the kneeling protests calling out police brutality in the U.S. further polarize the country, Canadians have been watching from the sidelines. But they also have their own opinions on the matter. A new Angus Reid Institute poll shows that 57 per cent of Canadians back a professional athlete’s right

  • Are the Liberals in vulnerable territory? New poll suggests yes
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    Are the Liberals in vulnerable territory? New poll suggests yes

    Justin Trudeau responds to questions during Question Period in the House of Commons. A new poll shows that Canadians are starting to get mixed feelings about their government as it approaches the two year mark of its term. While Justin Trudeau remains personally popular, a slight plurality of Canadians

  • What does Canada's chief science advisor do?
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    What does Canada's chief science advisor do?

    Justin Trudeau announced today that Dr. Mona Nemer, a University of Ottawa professor, would be Canada’s new chief science advisor. But what does the job entail?

  • None of Canada's premiers are popular with their constituents
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    None of Canada's premiers are popular with their constituents

    A new poll has revealed that, for the second straight quarter, not a single premier in Canada has above 50 per cent popularity with their constituents. The poll, released by the Angus Reid Institute, shows that the country’s most popular premier is still Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall, who saw an uptick of

  • Why southern Ontario is experiencing a heatwave and when it will break
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    Why southern Ontario is experiencing a heatwave and when it will break

    Temperatures are soaring around Ontario. It’s been a scorcher over the past few days in southern Ontario, but relief will thankfully soon be on the way in the form of a cold front. “It’s the summer we never had – that came in September,” joked Brett Anderson, a senior meteorologist with AccuWeather

  • Is Montreal's new flag the best one? An expert critiques some user-made alternatives
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    Is Montreal's new flag the best one? An expert critiques some user-made alternatives

    Someone who studies flags is called a vexillologist, and their trade is vexillology. Yahoo Canada News recently spoke to one about one of the most important flag changes in Canada — the addition of a white pine representing the Iroquois peoples of the area to the city of Montreal’s flag. Flag design

  • Chelsea Manning claims she is permanently barred from entering Canada
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    Chelsea Manning claims she is permanently barred from entering Canada

    Chelsea Manning was convicted of passing classified government material to WikiLeaks. Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. intelligence analyst who was convicted for the biggest release of classified data in American history, revealed on Twitter that she has been barred from entering Canada. Just earlier

  • Trudeau's UN speech highlights sad history of Canada's relationship with Indigenous peoples
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    Trudeau's UN speech highlights sad history of Canada's relationship with Indigenous peoples

    Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau addresses the General Debate of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his speech at the U.N. today to show that, contrary to the overwhelmingly positive press the country

  • Justin Trudeau has eyes on Security Council seat during UN speech
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    Justin Trudeau has eyes on Security Council seat during UN speech

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to put the spotlight on Canada in his speech to the UN General Assembly. The Liberal leader will address Canada’s relationship with First Nations and the path toward reconciliation, a senior government source tells CBC News. The highly-anticipated New York

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    How well do Canadians know their faiths?

    After a heckler demanded that NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh tell her “when your Sharia is going to end”, it came to our attention that some Canadians may not know what adherents of the myriad faiths that are practiced in Canada look like. Take our quiz and see how well you score!

  • Canadian doctor shows off health card at Sanders' Medicare for All bid
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    Canadian doctor shows off health card at Sanders' Medicare for All bid

    Bernie Sanders got a welcome boost when launching his legislative bid for a single-payer healthcare program in the United States yesterday — the endorsement of a prominent Canadian doctor. “I just handed over this card, my Canadian health care card to my doctor, and that was it,” she says. “In public

  • Typhoon Tip: Earth's largest, most intense storm ever recorded
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    Typhoon Tip: Earth's largest, most intense storm ever recorded

    Hurricane Irma’s presence has been felt not only in Florida, but across the Caribbean islands. On the tiny island of Barbuda, 95 per cent of the structures were destroyed by Irma. The Category 5 storm also left a trail of destruction in St. Martin, where officials say 70 per cent of structures was

  • Canada's fall forecast: Storms and drought are on the way
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    Canada's fall forecast: Storms and drought are on the way

    Ready or not, fall is around the corner, and this year might be a mild one for much of Canada. This year has already been the worst wildfire season for B.C. in six decades – and it’s not over yet. The weather expert warned these fires may persist until November.

  • NDP may not find their Bernie Sanders, but Justin Trudeau should still watch out
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    NDP may not find their Bernie Sanders, but Justin Trudeau should still watch out

    From left to right, NDP leadership candidates Jagmeet Singh, Charlie Angus, Niki Ashton and Guy Caron. The past couple years have seen the improbable rise of old school social democrats finding popularity among voters some 50 years their junior. Be it Bernie Sanders in the U.S., Jeremy Corbyn in the

  • Utah nurse speaks out on why she released assault video
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    Utah nurse speaks out on why she released assault video

    Online and TV viewers this weekend were shocked by a video of the rough arrest of a Utah nurse simply following hospital procedure. Alex Wubbels, the nurse in the video, spoke to CNN this morning to explain why the incident was only coming to light now, despite the incident taking place on July 25,

  • McMaster surges in latest global university rankings list
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    McMaster surges in latest global university rankings list

    McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., saw its ranking jump 35 spots to No. 78 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2018. The University of Oxford is the world’s top-ranked university for 2018, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The publication