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.



Cannabis courses target new job market (Toronto Star, March 15, 2018)

NAFTA termination would have modest impact on economy: Conference Board (National Post, March 9, 2018)

Statistics Canada reports household debt-to-income ratio edges lower (National Post, March 15, 2018)



Power utilities forced to adapt as climate change brings wilder weather (National Post, March 15, 2018)

Nunavut not prepared for climate change impacts, auditor general says (CBC News, March 14, 2018)

Saskatchewan will have a carbon tax: McKenna (The Globe and Mail, March 12, 2018)


Global Affairs

NAFTA exit would hurt Ontario, New Brunswick more than rest of Canada, Moody’s says (CBC News, March 15, 2018)

Trudeau dodged Trump’s steel tariffs with frantic lobbying — now he’s angling to save NAFTA (Financial Post, March 15, 2018)

(OPINIONTrump and tariffs: How it (might have) unfolded at the White House (The Globe and Mail, March 15, 2018)


Parliamentary Affairs

The daycare caucus: How the Commons is coping with a baby boom (CBC News, March 11, 2018)

Video surfaces of Jagmeet Singh at 2016 event where speakers endorsed violence (Global News, March 15, 2o18)

(OPINIONBad news comes in bunches for Justin Trudeau (Toronto Star, Jaime Watt, March 11, 2018)

Andrew Scheer Tries To Woo Quebec Voters Over To Conservatives In New Letter (Huff Post, March 13, 2018)



(OPINION) Pharmacare and the chaotic world of Canadian drug prices (iPolitics, Joel Lexchin, March 15, 2018)

MP worries about fate of small-time pot growers (CBC News, March 12, 2018)

B.C., Ontario home to Canada’s highest concentration of vegetarians and vegans, survey finds (CBC News, March 14, 2018)



Immigration & Refugees

Canada contributes $10 million in emergency funding for Palestinian refugees (iPolitics, March 15, 2018)

‘We lost everything’: After 7 years of war, Syrian refugee families can only dream of returning home (CBC News, March 15, 2018)



Indigenous Affairs

No inquiry necessary in Tina Fontaine’s death, Manitoba justice minister says (CBC News, March 14, 2018)

Crown Says It Won’t Appeal Gerald Stanley’s Acquittal In Colten Boushie Case (HuffPost, March 7, 2018)

N.B. First Nation says fishery rights extend to U.S. members (CBC News, March 15, 2018)

For Inuit, sharing traditional foods increases social inequality: study (National Post, March 12, 2018)