Caitlyn Banks

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Stress of getting into university now starts in Grade 10

Like me, millions of stressed out high-school students are thinking about the same anxiety-inducing subject – university admissions. What's the cut off? What am I going to write about for my essays? Am I good enough to get in? These are just some of the questions I subject my brain to on a daily …


The Fair Elections Act: Finger guns and pigeon struts and democracy

The Fair Elections Act debate is going splendidly<p>And so the Fair Elections Act can now be said to have set back the cause of Canadian democracy by …

Mulcair offers legal vision that could reshape Canada's mining battles

Thomas Mulcair wants to give the corporate mining world a hand.<p>At this year’s annual conference of the Prospectors and Developers Association of …

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John Baird compares Russia's actions in Ukraine to Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia

Russian troop presence in Crimea compared to what Germans did in Sudetenland in 1938<p>Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has compared Russia's troop …


Why Canada needs to be a leader on eliminating nuclear weapons

Nuclear weapons are not compatible with current national and international security requirements. They are obsolete, counterproductive and wasteful. The time has come for the international community to commit to work toward a nuclear weapons ban – and Canada can take a leadership role in that …

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U.S. cannot protect Israel from ‘international fallout’ if peace with Palestinians fails, Obama warns Netanyahu

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday to seize the fading chance for peace with the Palestinians …

Russia could be expelled from G8 if aggression continues, Harper says

Prime Minister Stephen Harper warned Russia could be expelled from the G8 over its provocative military moves in Ukraine, but the possibility of expulsion is in question since booting a nation from the club requires a consensus that so far appears elusive.<p>In his strongest language yet on possible …


How the Liberal logo changed and what it says about the party

Only the keenest of eyes noticed the change, but the Liberal Party of Canada unveiled a "refreshed" logo at its biennial policy convention in Montreal last weekend.<p>To understand what the logo change means – both typographically and politically – The Globe spoke to Grant Gordon, whose firm Key …

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Ottawa reduced to 'gestures' on Ukraine, say former top envoys

Ex-diplomats and experts divided over Canada's recall of ambassador<p>The Harper government's response to the Russia-Ukraine crisis smacked of empty …


How I envision Putin right now.

The Trudeau plan: Keep smiling until 2015 "Trudeau gains nothing by demonizing Mulcair. But he loses nothing by demonizing Harper, because there are plenty of Tories — especially on the crimson end of spectrum — who feel alienated from the party and its leader." |

Overturned turban ban a painful memory for Quebec soccer player

At first, Rasnamjeet Ahluwalia's parents tried to hide the reason why he wasn't playing soccer like his friends. His mother told him that his coach was making sure he was a "well-behaved player," and being only six, he accepted her explanation. One day, though, another boy on his school playground, …


Student leader denounces campuses ‘rape culture’

A student union leader at the University of Ottawa says an online conversation among five fellow students in which she was the target of sexually graphic banter shows that "rape culture" is all too prevalent on Canadian campuses.<p>Anne-Marie Roy, 24, is going public despite being threatened with …


Baird rules out military response to Russian intervention in Ukraine

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Russia has "no excuse" for its actions in Ukraine as the former Soviet state mobilizes for war with Russia.<p>Mr. Baird said the federal government summoned Russia's ambassador to Canada to convey its concern over the rapidly escalating situation. He said …

Unpaid internships are on the rise in Canada, with some organizations estimating there's as many as 300,000 people currently working for free at some of the country's biggest, and wealthiest, corporations. The ranks of unpaid interns swelled in the aftermath of the 2008 economic recession, with one expert calling them a return to '19th-Century labour practices.' Now there's a growing backlash. What do you think about the surge in unpaid internships in Canada?