Youth hockey’s play-to-win culture means that children’s personal development is pushed to the side in pursuit of victory.
Organized sports can foster positive development in children. However, the competitive nature of youth hockey produces a pressure-to-win environment, where personal development is pushed to the side.
A composite image showing the distribution of dark matter, galaxies and hot gas in a merging galaxy cluster taken with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii.
The Canadian Long Range Plan 2020 for astronomy and astrophysics builds on Canadian research's previous success to extend Canada's role.
Apologies without clear policy shift are typically rejected as ‘empty gestures.’ Here, more than 100 Indigenous people march on Parliament Hill in 1981 to protest the elimination of Aboriginal rights in the proposed Canadian Constitution.
The Canadian Press/Carl Bigras
It's the 12th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Canada has yet to implement this declaration even though the TRC says the road to reconciliation needs to start here.
A nuclear arms race could have devastating effects, and working towards nuclear disarmament is becoming more urgent.
The recent nuclear explosions in Russia serve as a reminder of the threat that nuclear weapons pose. Canada is uniquely situated to work toward the elimination of nuclear weapons globally.
Timorese children are seen in 1999 following the referendum on independence from Indonesia.
East Timor Alert Network
Two decades after it helped the Timorese people gain their freedom, Canada would do well to provide a significant helping hand to the country again.
Ferdinand Waldo Demara.
How does a man with no education convince everyone he is a priest, professor and doctor?
Jack Letts was told by ITV News that he had been stripped of his British citizenship.
'Jihadi Jack' learns from ITV News he's no longer a British citizen via YouTube
The UK needs all the friends it can get after Brexit – angering Canada isn't a good move.
Demand for midwifery services across Canada is now much greater than midwives can currently provide.
The benefits of midwifery for women and babies globally are clear. In Canada, innovations in midwifery centres and services are tempered by low pay and high rates of burnout.
President Donald Trump keeps trying to change immigration law and the courts keep blocking him.
The Trump administration has once again tried to change immigration law, this time enacting severe limits on the rights of asylum-seekers. An immigration law expert says only Congress can do that.
Raccoons, foxes, skunks and bats are all hosts of specific rabies virus variants. Humans can be infected by them all.
Rabies is almost always fatal once the symptoms appear. It is also completely preventable, so long as you know how to protect yourself.
Perot become a household name after making an independent run for president in 1992.
AP Photo/Doug Mills
As the US prepares to replace NAFTA, a labor scholar who was critical of Perot but shared concerns about the deal revisits the claim that helped him become the most successful third-party candidate since Teddy Roosevelt.
One Reconciliation Pole and two Welcome Figures were unveiled during a ceremony in honour of truth and reconciliation on National Indigenous Peoples Day in Vancouver on June 21, 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
This Canada Day might be a good time for Canadians to think about the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action that ask Canadians to reject European sovereignty over Indigenous lands and peoples.
Displaced Yemeni girls, who fled their home because of fighting at the port city of Hodeida, are seen in a school allocated for IDPs in Sanaa, Yemen.
(AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Building on our track record of support for refugee resettlement, Canada should stand up for those uprooted within their own countries and unable to reach our shores.
Protesters hoist a placard depicting Justin Trudeau in Vancouver on June 18, 2019.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
If the climate is in peril, why has the federal government approved a pipeline that will ship close to 600,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta to British Columbia?
Radiation therapy for ringworm.
(Museum of Saint Louis Hospital, Paris, in Gérard Tilles, 'Ringworms and the Ringworm Children at the Hôpital Saint-Louis-From Medical Neglect to Bio-Social Obsession')
Many Canadians underwent radiation treatment for benign illnesses in the 1940s and 1950s. There has been no systematic investigation or education campaign to alert those patients to their increased risks of thyroid cancer today.
The media and politicians with a vested interest pit provinces against each other. But a study shows there are lots of differences of opinion within provinces, and geography doesn’t matter much. Here Quebec residents protest against the government’s Bill 21, which bans religious headgear, in April 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Despite decades of bickering and hand-wringing, Canada continues on. National tensions, in and of themselves, are not leading us to poor policy outcomes.
It is currently legal for Canadians to travel abroad and obtain organs from illicit sources. If it gains final approval from the Senate, Bill S-240 will change this.
When a Canadian travels to China to receive an organ transplant, a member of a persecuted minority may be killed to provide the organ.
Tina Duck, centre, attends a vigil for her daughter, Tina Fontaine, in Winnipeg in August 2014.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan
The tireless grassroots efforts of Indigenous activists unearth colonialism’s hidden secrets and the stories of the land and people to bring the murdered and missing women and girls home.
Asylum-seekers, seeking to enter Canada from New York state in 2017.
Unlike prior waves like the enslaved people on the Underground Railroad or Vietnam-era war resisters, they are children whose parents fear deportation after spending years in the United States.
Recycling is a messy system at the moment. Here's how we can clean up our act.