News The fight over free speech at universities comes down to the question of the purpose of higher-ed 2017-12-11T05:00:00.000000000-05:00 Universities are caught in the battleground of competing expectations between affluent students who treat university as a transitional period between adolescence and adulthood, and traditionally underrepresented students, who tend to view university as both a stepping stone out of poverty and a w... What to watch as Trudeau, Scheer face test in 4 byelections 2017-12-11T05:00:00.000000000-05:00 Justin Trudeau's Liberals are looking to wrest a second seat away from Andrew Scheer's Conservatives in four federal byelections being held Monday at the midpoint of the government's four-year mandate. How Canadians are constructing North America's biggest green buildings 2017-12-11T05:00:00.000000000-05:00 Across Canada, green buildings are scaling up, including a university residence for 750 students and two highrise towers. Indigenous languages such as Cree and Ojibway set to make a big leap in the House of Commons 2017-12-11T05:00:00.000000000-05:00 The House of Commons is getting set to include real-time interpretations of Indigenous languages like Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut. Bitcoin's move to mainstream carries new financial risks: Don Pittis 2017-12-11T05:00:00.000000000-05:00 When bitcoin was a whacky toy for techies, regulators didn't have to worry. But going mainstream changes everything. How the Republicans ended up with an accused child molester on the ballot 2017-12-11T05:00:00.000000000-05:00 If Republican grandees in Washington hadn’t been so determined to handpick Alabama’s next senator, they might not be burdened now with the law-breaking, religious zealot Roy Moore, a man nostalgic for America’s slave-owning past and an alleged child molester, as their candidate. Firefighters brace for second week of California wildfires 2017-12-11T03:50:21.000000000-05:00 The largest California wildfire is advancing on coastal towns near Santa Barbara, stoked by the gusty winds and dry conditions that have fuelled destructive blazes across the state's southern region. Some patients pay thousands while others nothing at all in 'medical postal code lottery' 2017-12-10T21:00:24.000000000-05:00 A hearing-impaired Calgary man is travelling to Austria to get a life-changing medical device surgically implanted that will help him hear clearly for the first time. Because the Alberta government won't pay for the surgery, his retired parents are footing the $50,000 bill. The National LIVE 2017-12-10T21:00:00.000000000-05:00 Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News After #MeToo, will this year's Golden Globe nominations send a message to Hollywood? 2017-12-10T17:19:57.000000000-05:00 They always set the stage for the rest of awards season in Hollywood but this year the Golden Globe nominations might just stand out more for what's missing.