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01 Aug
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CARBON PRICING IN CANADA

Carbon pricing is an effort by government to raise the cost – by taxes or by regulation – of carbon-based fossil fuels, in the hope of reducing their use, thereby limiting greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change. In 2016, ...

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01 Aug
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CANADA’S CHANGING FEDERAL COMMUNITY

The Canadian federation has evolved, and it continues to change in a number of important ways. This needs to be better understood and appreciated. By almost every meaningful measure, we are not the same country we were a few decades ...

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30 Jun
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Canadian Clothing

Clothing The colonization of eastern Canada began with the French in the 17th century. For some years, these settlers depended for clothing on what they brought with them. New garb was expensive and the only clothing available was ready-made garments ...

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28 Jun
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Canadian Industry

Over the last few weeks I’ve been sharing a selection of my favourite stats and feats from my new book Canadian Geographic Biggest and Best of Canada: 1000 Facts & Figures (in stores now!). If you enjoy trivia, particularly Canadian ...

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28 Jun
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Canada

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making ...

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20 Feb
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“Tagged” Explores The Dangers Of Social Sharing & Cyberbullying

I’m sitting in an intimate theater with a bunch of teenagers at the opening performance of the play Tagged. As you would expect, the teens are loud as they sing along to the blaring pop music as we wait for ...

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20 Feb
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Shred dies’ “Search For Goodness” Highlights Canada’s Best

One of the things we cherish about being Canadian is our reputation for being polite. It’s great to raise our families in a country known the world over for having good manners (and it’s super handy to be able to ...

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20 Feb
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We’re putting a price on carbon. Get over it.

Who would have thought a year ago that carbon pricing would be splashed across Canada’s front pages? Yet here we are. Energy- and resource-beat reporters are chronicling the at times heated exchanges between the federal government and the provinces as ...

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20 Jan
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Political Financing

The current Elections Act was amended considerably in the wake of the sponsorship scandal, which tarnished the governing Liberals in the mid-2000s. Today, the financing of political parties comes from two sources: individual contributions and public funding. Two series of ...

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20 Jan
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Majority or Minority Government of canada

Tradition dictates that the party winning the most seats forms the government. If a party ends up with more than half the seats in the House of Commons, a majority government forms and has control over the House. But if ...

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