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Hitting the books: How Alberta Education is rewriting curriculum for the next generation of students

Alberta’s ambitious plan to overhaul its K-12 school curriculum got political in 2017.

United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney accused the NDP of “socially engineering” children with the curriculum, and claimed social studies lessons will be bereft of military history. 3,413 more words

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Is NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh getting hitched? Instagram pics purport to show Punjabi ceremony

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s personal life is no longer under wraps.

A series of Instagram photos posted over the weekend show Singh and fashion designer Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu attending what appears to be a pre-engagement party. 192 more words

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Pellerin: When the 'leftie' label doesn't quite fit

This is the third in a series we’re calling “Politics for the rest of us,” an attempt to see if Canadians can find common ground, without rancour, between differing political views. 700 more words

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'Abandon' bill that will make it harder to resolve historical grievances, First Nations leaders say

OTTAWA — Several First Nations leaders are calling on the Liberal government to withdraw its proposed access-to-information bill, saying the legislation will hinder progress toward reconciliation. 606 more words

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Opinion: A chance at real reconciliation in Canada

Every single one of us has a role to play in reconciliation, and on Dec. 5, it’s expected we will be given that opportunity.

Greenpeace has been trying to do its part by embedding a commitment to Indigenous rights in all that we do. 612 more words

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Jen Gerson: Alberta NDP's reputation will hinge on how well it keeps wage growth under control

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The Alberta NDP may be on track to accomplish something the previous Progressive Conservative government never could: slow down the growth of public sector wages. 816 more words

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Rex Murphy: Notley held up her end of the deal. If only Trudeau would do the same

Considering the scale and frequency of Alberta’s economic injuries, Justin Trudeau has had an easy ride. The litany is a familiar one — the disastrous drop in world oil prices, the conflagration in Fort McMurray, the layoffs and displacement of so many oil workers and workers in allied industries, the flight of foreign companies, and the reputation that the province (and country) is earning from all these factors as an unwelcome place for energy investment. 769 more words

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