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Canadian Exceptionalism

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November 1, 2016

How is it that Canada has Trudeau while the United States has Trump? As a tumultuous U.S. presidential campaign ends, Stephen Marche explores the conditions that have set Canada up to emerge, in 2016, as a bright light on a dark political stage. 

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Out of Iraq’s ashes, Kurdistan grows

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June 22, 2016

Kurdish Iraqis have long dreamt of a state to call their own. With the support of Canadian troops, they are now gaining ground as the fight against ISIS continues. But what would their independence mean for the region? 

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A Movement Rises

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November 20, 2015

How did inequality within indigenous communities — the most serious, current consequence being the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women — creep from out of mind to front of news coverage? It involved much determination, passion, and love.  Journalist Angela Sterritt brings to life six stories from a movement finally resonating in Canada. 

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End of an oilsands love affair

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October 15, 2015

In less than 20 years, the oilsands have gone from nearly unknown to inspirational to intensely divisive. The journey reveals much about both the future of the energy sector and the potential of the environmental movement to make change. At its heart lays a single pipeline project — Keystone XL. 

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Redrawing borders

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November 18, 2014
What do borders mean today? In this graphic, we consider a number of ways of conceptualizing the divisions between us beyond just nationality.

The Green Energy Gap

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July 21, 2014
While the consumption of renewable energy is growing, the world still has a long way to go if it wants to phase out fossil fuels.
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The Burgeoning Business of International Education

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June 18, 2014
The benefits of cross-border education go beyond the fees that international students pay. It is increasingly a way for a country to project itself on the world stage. This graphic breaks down the flow of international students and where Canada fits in.
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Foreign Lands

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February 25, 2014
We crunch the numbers on where Canada and the United States stand in terms of their immigrant populations.