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Chalk Girl: the protester at the heart of Hong Kong’s democracy movement – video

Chalk Girl: the protester at the heart of Hong Kong’s democracy movement – video | Civics | Scoop.it
Two years after becoming an accidental hero of Hong Kong’s umbrella pro-democracy movement when she was arrested, the 16-year-old is torn between wanting to respect her family’s fears about the risks of her activism and standing up to Chinese interference, rejoining the battle alongside the localists fighting to save their city
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What makes Canadians proud? Freedom, Terry Fox, Rocky Mountains, open-mindedness, maple syrup

What makes Canadians proud? Freedom, Terry Fox, Rocky Mountains, open-mindedness, maple syrup | Civics | Scoop.it
A new survey suggests that Canadians draw their deepest sense of pride from the country’s big-hearted values, its outdoor splendours — and its stars of ice, stage and screen. The online survey, by Ottawa-based Abacus Data, found that strong, shared values were the greatest wellspring of Canadian pride.
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Monsef Uses Math Formula To Mock Electoral Reform Committee

Monsef Uses Math Formula To Mock Electoral Reform Committee | Civics | Scoop.it
Opposition MPs were livid.
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How Canada funds Olympic athletes on the road to Rio

How Canada funds Olympic athletes on the road to Rio | Civics | Scoop.it
The minister is unsure if Canada's targeted approach to funding is in need of a minor adjustment or a complete overhaul
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Trudeau's elbow neither the beginning nor the end of Liberal troubles: Chris Hall

Trudeau's elbow neither the beginning nor the end of Liberal troubles: Chris Hall | Civics | Scoop.it
The grab. The elbow. The condemnation. Together, they neatly sum up one of the strangest weeks in the history of the House of Commons, Chris Hall writes.
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CTV News Channel: MPs spar during Question Period

CTV News Channel: MPs spar during Question Period | Civics | Scoop.it
Conservative MP Andrew Scheer bashes PM Trudeau saying nobody believes President Obama personally invited his in-laws to the State Dinner.
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What are the 4 major parties offering Canadians? Read their election platforms

What are the 4 major parties offering Canadians? Read their election platforms | Civics | Scoop.it
All four major national federal parties have released their election platforms. Read the documents here.
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What is Philanthropy? - documentary trailer - YouTube

What is Philanthropy? is an educational documentary about the concept of philanthropy and its role in American culture and society. www.whatisphilanthropy.org
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Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan to donate 99% of Facebook shares to charity

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan to donate 99% of Facebook shares to charity | Civics | Scoop.it
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, plan to give away much of their fortune to a new charity they are creating in celebration of the birth of their first child last week.
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Youth vote campaigns wasted on the young?

Youth vote campaigns wasted on the young? | Civics | Scoop.it
Despite years of pleading by rock musicians and advocacy groups, voter participation is woefully low among youth. They may be alienated and disengaged from politics — but do we really need to beg?
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So-Called Feminist Trudeau Gets A Woman To Do His Dirty Work - YouTube

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25 ways to be politically active (whether you lean left or right)

25 ways to be politically active (whether you lean left or right) | Civics | Scoop.it
Whether the election has you feeling impotent or energized, now's the time to start getting more politically active. Here are ways you can elevate your activism.
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We're Canadian #canada150

A song celebrating 150 years of Canadian Canuckery! Can you find ALL 150 references?
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25 ways to be politically active ... beyond the safety pins

25 ways to be politically active ... beyond the safety pins | Civics | Scoop.it
Whether the election's left you feeling impotent or energized, now's the time to start getting more politically active. Keep the momentum going. Here are some ways you can elevate your activism.
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Faster, Higher, Stronger: How The Olympics Can Inspire Our Children

Faster, Higher, Stronger: How The Olympics Can Inspire Our Children | Civics | Scoop.it
Ask your children what sport they'd like to try, and try to find a way to make it happen. Get inspired as parents -- model an active lifestyle yourself and encourage your children to get active. The Olympics are a 4-year energizing catalyst to the imperative that we need to support this nation's children to get inspired and to get active.
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Hilderman: Political Parties, you can no longer ignore young voters

Hilderman: Political Parties, you can no longer ignore young voters | Civics | Scoop.it
The official numbers are in today from Elections Canada, and they deliver a significant blow to the myth of youth apathy. In the 2015 federal election, 57 per cent of young Canadians voted, an incredible 18 percentage point jump from the previous election.
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Pandemonium in Parliament: A history of confrontations in the House of Commons

Pandemonium in Parliament: A history of confrontations in the House of Commons | Civics | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's alleged elbowing of an opposition politician has garnered headlines across the globe, but it's not the first time things have become heated on the Hill.
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Vote Compass

Vote Compass | Civics | Scoop.it
Vote Compass is an award-winning application, showing you how your views align with those of the candidates running for election.
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It's Time To Lower Canada's Voting Age To 16: NDP MP

It's Time To Lower Canada's Voting Age To 16: NDP MP | Civics | Scoop.it
"I would urge all members of the House to empower young people."
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The Giving Pledge :: Pledger Profiles

The Giving Pledge :: Pledger Profiles | Civics | Scoop.it
The Giving Pledge
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The Giving Pledge is a commitment by the world's wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.

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Voter turnout spikes after long, unpredictable campaign

Voter turnout spikes after long, unpredictable campaign | Civics | Scoop.it
A wild race, long campaign and some deeply divisive debate contributed to a high number of Canadians flocking to cast ballots at the polls.
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