News Bank

The articles provided below are intended as a supplementary teaching aid, and are merely a suggested starting point for additional independent research. We encourage students and educators to continue their examination of topical news by consulting a variety of news sources, including local and independent media outlets. To further offer a variety of perspectives on topics, some of the links included below are editorials (labeled “Opinion”). 

Please note: These articles and editorials are not endorsed by CIVIX nor do they represent the views of the organization.



(OPINION) “2018 will be a year of difficult economic policy decisions” (Globe and Mail, Craig Alexander, January 9, 2017)

Price sprawl: $1-million homes galore in Vancouver region” (Globe and Mail, January 8, 2018)

Ontario’s minimum wage hike off to rocky start as employers slash hours, benefits to compensate” (Financial Post, January 9, 2018)

Minimum wage increase sparks increase in workers’ complaints” (CBC, January 8, 2018)



(OPINION) “Rex Murphy: Too frigid for global warming? This is why they rebranded it ‘climate change’” (National Post, Rex Murphy, January 5, 2018)

Climate change is turning some sea turtle populations 99% female” (CBC, January 9, 2018)

Climate change a major issue for forestry planning heading into 2018” (CTV News, December 21, 2017)

Unrestrained oil production threatens Canada’s climate change goals: OECD” (National Observer, December 19, 2017)


Global Affairs

(OPINION) “Trump is no genius, but he’s smart at playing dumb” (The Globe and Mail, Sarah Kendzior, January 7, 2018)

Trump says he could beat Oprah in presidential race” (The Globe and Mail, January 9, 2018)

The White House struggles to silence talk of Trump’s mental fitness” (Washington Post, January 9, 2018)

As Venezuela Collapses, Children Are Dying of Hunger” (New York Times, December 17, 2017)


Parliamentary Affairs

(OPINION) “Globe editorial: Andrew Scheer’s weird tolerance level” (The Globe and Mail, January 3, 2019)

No seat likely to come Jagmeet Singh’s way before 2019 unless one is offered to him” (CBC,  January 9, 2018)

MPs reveal experiences with sexual misconduct on Parliament Hill in survey” (The Globe and Mail, January 2, 2018)

Ethics commissioner clears Morneau of wrongdoing in share sale” (The Hill Times, January 9, 2018)



(OPINION) “Dawson: Here’s why it’s time to legalize all drugs in Canada” (Montreal Gazette, January 9, 2018)

More young women are using pot during pregnancy: study” (Montreal Gazette, December 26, 2017)

Housing anxiety drives B.C. residents to seek professional help“(Vancouver Sun, December 29, 2017)

Flu case numbers spiking across Canada, heralding peak of epidemic: experts” (National Post, January 9, 2018)

Smokers pay more, but it’s tobacco companies, not the government, cashing in” (CBC, January 8, 2018)


Immigration & Refugees

(OPINION) “Editorial: Lamentable TVA-mosque episode serves as a cautionary tale” (Montreal Gazette, Editorial Board, December 16, 2017)

Liberals relaunch family reunification lottery despite angry backlash around ‘immigration fiasco‘” (CBC, January 7, 2018)

Trump says he wants ‘bill of love’ to protect young undocumented immigrants, repeats demand for border wall” (The Star, January 9, 2018)

Salvadoran asylum seekers could test Canada’s immigration system” (CBC, January 7, 2018)


Indigenous Affairs

(OPINION) “With Philpott at the helm, Ottawa (finally) takes action on Indigenous issues” (The Globe and Mail, André Picard, January 9, 2018)

(OPINION) “Civilization video game paints an ‘inaccurate and dangerous’ picture of Poundmaker Cree Nation chief” (CBC Radio, The Current, January 9, 2018)

Court says Ottawa can reject police, court transcripts as evidence in St. Anne’s residential school cases” (CBC, January 9, 2018)

First Nations, Inuit and Métis among Order of Canada appointees” (CBC, January 2, 2018)