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Finding grace and hope in the worst of tragedies

Finding grace and hope in the worst of tragedies

There’s tremendous beauty in compassion. When we seek to comfort others, we also strive to make the situation better

High grades for Canadian students, high praise for their teachers

Canadian students’ results in literacy, mathematics and science are among the best in the world. What drives our schools to be so good?

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Love is the most powerful force on Earth

It wasn’t violence that freed India from Great Britain. It was love. Weapons didn’t end the Cold War. It was people who chose to love rather than to hate

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Becoming our best selves a challenge for each of us

We don’t control the future but we do determine the legacy we leave, positive or negative

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An open and shut case: how the backfire effect closes minds

When evidence contradicts our deeply-held beliefs, we tend not to change our viewpoint but to become more entrenched

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Satisfaction comes with sharing other people’s joy

There are a number of ways to cultivate positive empathy (ability to share other people’s joy): spending time with children and animals, and seeing beauty in art and athletics

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Charting an inclusive, nurturing future for all Canadians

In celebrating Canada’s history, we recognize our accomplishments and we acknowledge our challenges which, if overcome, will ensure our future

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Breaking technology’s pernicious grip on our children

The formative years with our children only come once. When we make them the highest priorities in our lives, we give them the message that they’re worthwhile

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Coming clean about the crimes of colonialism, at home and abroad

When we are truly honest with ourselves, we can find ways to heal society. This is the lesson we must live and share on a global level

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Your right to choose a better world is in your hands

Citizens who are not informed and involved have willingly forfeited their democratic rights, and leave themselves open to manipulation

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