Bank of Canada raises benchmark interest rate to 1.25%

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(FILES)The Bank of Canada building is viewed in Ottawa on April 12, 2011. The Bank of Canada raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 1.25 percent on January 17, 2018, pointing to sustained growth in the G7 economy and inflation that is closer to the country’s target.For 2018, the central bank put GDP growth at 2.2 percent, slowing to 1.6 percent in 2019 — a slower pace than the estimated 3.0 percent growth expected for 2017, the bank stated.in a statement./ AFP PHOTO / GEOFF ROBINS

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Canada’s Dark Secret

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In 1996, the last residential school in Canada was closed down, bringing to light horrifying stories about the methods used to sever indigenous children from the influence of their families and to assimilate them into the dominant “Canadian” culture. Over more than a century, tens of thousands of families were torn apart as children were kidnapped or forcibly removed from their homes  

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