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"President Barack Obama is in Cuba for a historic three-day visit to the island and talks with its communist leader." (BBC)

Classified as: Cuba, Philip Oxhorn, USA, obama, President, castro, barrack obama
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Published on: 21 Mar 2016

"The Liberal government is now forecasting larger than expected deficits for the next two years even before adding billions in promised spending in its first budget, which will be tabled on March 22." (CTV News)

Classified as: tom velk, budget, federal budget, experts, McGill experts, 2016, saeed mirza
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Published on: 18 Mar 2016

“Even more significant than Mr. Klippert’s posthumous pardon may be the government’s promise to review all the cases of men who were convicted of gross indecency (homosexual acts short of intercourse) or buggery before 1969.” (The Globe and Mail)

Classified as: Canada, Gay, homophobia, Robert Leckey, Federal, gay rights, homosexuality, pardon
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Published on: 29 Feb 2016

“With the wind at his back from Paris and a fresh mandate from Canadians, Mr. Trudeau meets provincial and territorial leaders in Vancouver this week to pursue a national climate strategy.” (The Globe and Mail)

Classified as: Canada, Strategy, climate change, Dror Etzion, climate, catherine potvin, James Ford, Vancouver, Christopher Barrington-Leigh, guillaume lord, paris, national, lea berrang-ford
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Published on: 29 Feb 2016

"June 23 has finally been set for the momentous 'in or out' British vote on whether to abandon the 28-nation European Union." (CBC)

Classified as: European Union, referendum, Brian Lewis, United Kingdom, brexit, Great Britain, Brian Cowan
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Published on: 22 Feb 2016

"Tech giant Apple and the FBI appeared headed for a deepening confrontation Wednesday after the company’s chief pledged to fight federal demands to help mine data from an iPhone used by one of the shooters in December’s terrorist attacks in San Bernardino." (The Washington Post)

Classified as: security, iPhone, Apple, CASE, Benjamin Fung, Cybersecurity, fbi, cellphone, cyber, techn
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Published on: 17 Feb 2016

"Rescuers wearing hard hats searched through rubble for survivors in northern Syria Monday after airstrikes hit two hospitals and a school building. The attacks killed at least 22 people, according to reports. Eight others are missing and presumed dead." (Source: CNN)

Classified as: Hospitals, Faculty of Law, Syria, Russia, Frédéric Mégret, war crimes
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Published on: 16 Feb 2016

“On any given night, there are about 35,000 homeless people across Canada, and the number of families and children among them is growing at an alarming rate, a new report reveals.

Classified as: Canada, children, Child, homeless, homelessness, shelters, affordable housing
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Published on: 15 Feb 2016

"Taxi and limousine drivers in Montreal are planning to block access to certain sites across the city Wednesday in protest against Uber." (Montreal Gazette)

Classified as: Uber, barry eidlin, taxi, limousine, sociolgy
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Published on: 10 Feb 2016

"The first direct detection of gravitational waves is now widely expected to be announced on 11 February by the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). Using LIGO's twin giant detectors — one in Livingston, Louisiana, and the other in Hanford, Washington — researchers are said to have measured ripples in space-time produced by a collision between two black holes." (Nature News)

Classified as: McGill, pulsars, robert ferdman, gravitational waves, einstein, theory of general relativity
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Published on: 10 Feb 2016

« Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in a historic step to heal the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity between East and West, both churches announced Friday. The Feb. 12 meeting between Francis and Patriarch Kirill will be the first ever between the leaders of the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Churches, which is the largest in Orthodoxy. » (CBC)

Classified as: Pope Francis, Russia, Anne Leahy, Catholicism, moscow
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Published on: 5 Feb 2016

"A UN panel will conclude Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being "arbitrarily detained" in the UK, the Swedish foreign ministry has said." (BBC News)

Classified as: UN, Frédéric Mégret, julian assange, ecuador
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Published on: 4 Feb 2016

Phillipe Couillard mandated François Blais, the minister of Employment and Social Solidarity, to set up guaranteed minimum income in Quebec. (Source: Le Journal de Québec)

Classified as: Philippe Couillard, françois blais, amélie quesnel-vallée, guaranteed minimum income
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Published on: 1 Feb 2016

"On Monday, Iowa will kick off the 2016 race for the White House, a contest in which two fiery, fringe candidates from the left and right have hijacked the national imagination and undercut the political establishment." (Source: The Globe and Mail)

Classified as: harold waller, United States, presidential election, 2016
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Published on: 1 Feb 2016

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