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June 15, 2018 2:36 AM Shree Paradkar awarded 2018-2019 Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy

Shree Paradkar, the Toronto Star’s race and gender columnist, is the winner of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy for 2018 to 2019. Paradkar will investigate the failure of the Canadian public education system to provide equitable outcomes for racialized and Indigenous students. “I feel honoured, of course, but I also feel also a rush of gratitude 9

June 14, 2018 1:42 PM Greek opposition head plans to call no-confidence vote over Macedonia name deal

Tsipras has a four-seat majority in the 300-member parliament, but the name deal has led to a rift within the government. The stance of Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, who heads the coalition’s junior partner, the right-wing Independent Greeks party, will be crucial. Kammenos said before the deal was announced that he would oppose the agreement in a parliamentary 13

June 6, 2018 10:37 PM Why your vote is a terrible thing to waste

Recent polling conducted for the Toronto Star and Ryerson University by Campaign Research showed that the biggest single reason given by New Canadians and young Ontarians for not voting was that they think they are ineligible: They haven’t received voting cards in the mail, because they were never added to the electoral list. But even without those voting 13

May 23, 2018 7:21 PM CN Rail locomotive engineers ratify five-year collective agreement

CN chief operating officer Mike Cory says the contract demonstrated the company’s commitment to work with employees to address workplace issues in a “respectful and mutually beneficial manner.” He adds that the contract which expires on Dec. 31, 2022, was renewed without any impact on service. The approval stands in contrast with the expected result 18

May 17, 2018 4:18 AM Canada bans Venezuela expat voters from casting ballots

Canada considers Sunday's election illegitimate Venezuela says Canada is blocking its citizens living there from voting in the South American nation's weekend presidential election. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Wednesday called Canada's decision hostile and urged the government to reconsider. President Nicolas Maduro seeks a second term in Sunday's 24

April 21, 2018 11:45 AM Progressive justice, environmental, housing policies are priorities for grassroots Liberals

Liberal delegates at Halifax convention will vote on final 15 priority resolutions today Liberal Party members have short-listed their policy priorities, with universal pharmacare, decriminalizing drugs and the sex trade, and an underwater tunnel link to Newfoundland making the cut. Today is the final day of a three-day convention in Halifax, an unofficial 16

April 20, 2018 4:08 PM Fairfax Financial in $300M bid for Toys 'R' Us Canadian operations

Auction of Toys 'R' Us Canadian operations to take place on April 23 Ahead of an auction scheduled next week for the Canadian assets of Toys "R" US, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has put in a $300-million offer. According to court documents filed April 19 with the the United States Bankruptcy Court for the eastern district of Virginia, Toys "R" Us plans 19

April 16, 2018 8:00 AM Trudeau's national security adviser to testify before committee on India trip today

Convicted attempted murderer turned up at official event at the Canadian High Commission in Dehli The prime minister's national security adviser will appear before a House of Commons committee today to explain a controversial briefing he gave reporters about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent trip to India. Daniel Jean's appearance before the House 21

April 10, 2018 5:19 PM More young voters showing Democratic energy for U.S. midterms: poll

At this point in the 2014 election, midway through Obama’s second term, 28 per cent of Democrats and 31 per cent of Republicans indicated that they would “definitely” be voting, while 35 per cent of Democrats and 41 per cent of Republicans held a similar interest in voting in the spring of 2010. In that election, Republicans took control of the House 15

March 8, 2018 6:29 PM The Pollcast: Ontario PC leadership race careens to a close

Host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Meagan Fitzpatrick and Mike Crawley The CBC Pollcast explores the world of electoral politics, political polls and the trends they reveal. In two days, the Ontario Progressive Conservatives will announce the result of their leadership race. That new leader will immediately become the favourite to replace Ontario 38