Physical activity improves memory, problem-solving and decision-making ability. Active children have better executive functioning, including planning, self-regulation and the ability to perform demanding tasks with greater accuracy.
Sport and other physical activity is vital to the developing bodies and minds of children; for those with disabilities it can be hard to access and is yet even more important.
The son of a cognac maker, Jean Monnet became a champion of a unified Europe after finding inspiration for a harmonious federalist model in Canada.
Fondation Jean Monnet
In the early 1900s, young Frenchman Jean Monnet travelled Canada and was inspired by its unique form of federalism. It helped fuel his interest in a unified Europe and a transatlantic community.
Increasing numbers of parents are being accused of child abuse.
Activists stage a demonstration against the so-called CETA trade deal outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, in February 2017.
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An imminent court ruling by the European Union will decide the future of the economic partnership between Canada and the EU. It has broader implications for multilateralism in international trade.
A woman wipes a tear as Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood community gathers for a candlelit vigil to honour the victims of a deadly shooting in Toronto on July 22 that killed an 18-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
After acts of violence, we want to make sense of what is right and wrong and where we stand in the world. But we must ensure our belief systems are periodically and systematically checked.
Heinz is why ketchup seemed to become distinctly American.
Canada recently slapped a tariff on US exports of the tomato-based condiment, and the EU plans to do the same, perhaps on the notion that it's distinctly American. In fact, ketchup’s origins are global, as are its fans.
Actors Luana Anders and Peter Fonda smoking a joint in a scene from the 1969 film ‘Easy Rider,’ a countercultural movie that influenced drug use by baby boomers in the 1960s.
Canada will soon legalize marijuana. For aging baby boomers, the move is a culmination of a cultural phenomenon that started in the 1960s.
A farmer plows a dry and dusty cotton field near Phoenix, Ariz., while a drought affects the Southwest.
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Desertification is a problem of global proportions. If action isn't taken now, it will accelerate and fuel further migration and conflict.
Research shows that the number of drug shortages in Canada are increasing, even though patients may not be aware of it.
The Canadian government must undertake regular analysis of the drug shortage problem, if we are ever to develop sustainable solutions.
The Canada 150 Sequencing Initiative will sequence the genomes of 150 organisms important to Canadians, publishing the results in public databases.
By sequencing the genomes of other species, we can better understand our place in natural history.
Cannabis use can impair driving.
More places, including Canada, are legalizing cannabis, but how do we figure out when it's no longer safe to drive?
Heads of state attended the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, on June 9, 2018. Top row: European Council president Donald Tusk, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde. Bottom row: Seychelles President Danny Faure, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. US president Donald Trump’s recent protectionist moves were at the top of the agenda.
After the G7 fiasco, it's clear that a trade war is in the making. US justifications of "national security concerns" for its tariffs suggest a legitimate target for EU countermeasures: coal.
Seven world leaders with axes to grind are preparing to sit round one table. Sparks will fly.
Palestinian protesters run for cover from Israeli teargas in May.
The UN's Responsibility to Protect framework for safeguarding civilians against atrocities could help resolve the Gaza crisis.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. in October 2017. Trump’s tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel simply reflect a broader U.S. philosophy on international trade, and that doesn’t bode well for Canada.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The underlying problem with Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum isn't Trump. It's the increasing willingness by the U.S. to impose its will on its neighbours amid rising economic nationalism.
Don’t forget your friends.
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The Trump administration recently imposed tariffs of up to 25 percent on foreign steel and aluminum – including from the EU, Canada and Mexico, the three biggest markets for American goods.
With the legalization of cannabis in Canada just around the corner, there’s still too much panic over drug education. There’s no need to rush awareness campaigns in advance of legalization; it’s better to start doing them right.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
When it comes to cannabis legalization, we don’t need more education, we need to do education better.
The Trudeau government is punching back with tariffs on American goods. But is it really a good strategy?
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
From a public relations perspective, the Canadian government's retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. are a win. But the tariffs on everything from mayo to orange juice will hurt Canadian consumers.
Ambassador of China to Canada Lu Shaye is photographed at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Ottawa on May 24, 2018, following the announcement that Canada had turned down China’s takeover bid for Aecon.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
In the wake of the Canadian government's rejection of a Chinese takeover bid for construction company Aecon, Canada must drop the 'Red Scare' rhetoric and figure out how to engage with a rising China.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to local residents at a public barbecue ahead of the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Justin Trudeau's pattern of bizarre behaviour is coming into focus, previously obscured by his progressive politics and human rights activism at home and abroad.