Jerry Natanine, community leader and former mayor of Clyde River, at a news conference in Ottawa in July following the Supreme Court of Canada ruling that upheld Inuit treaty rights in the Arctic. His lawyer and co-author Nader Hasan stands behind him. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Lessons on Indigenous consultation

A still from the documentary, Long Time Running, premiering at TIFF next month, captures frontman of the Tragically Hip, Gord Downie, as he leads the band through a concert in Vancouver last summer. The writer attended the Tragically Hip’s final tour stop in Kingston, Ont. (Courtesy of TIFF)

The Tragically Hip imagines a better future

Good songs are like good poetry. Literature professor Robert Morrison reflects on The Tragically Hip's best song, "Ahead by a Century," and explains the politics of hope within the tune.
Copyright monitoring and enforcement would be an onerous and complex task for universities. (Shutterstock)

Universities must not be copyright cops

A recent Canadian court decision suggests universities should police any potential copyright infringements on campus and online. That's the last thing universities should have to do.
Still from An Inconvenient Truth (2006) (Handout)

Inconvenient truths about An Inconvenient Truth

Eleven years after its release, An Inconvenient Truth, the iconic climate documentary, has spawned a sequel. But did the original do more harm than good by polarizing Americans on climate change?
A man sporting a Nazi tattoo leaves Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12, 2017. Steve Helber/AP Photo

Over the years, Americans have become increasingly exposed to extremism

Given recent events, you might have had an inkling that extremist views have been resonating. Researchers from the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention have the hard data to back it up.
Did Trump’s rhetoric played a part in radicalizing the far-right protesters in Charlottesville? AP Photo/Steve Helber

Charlottesville and the politics of fear

Trump is a master of using anger to motivate his base. An anti-terrorism researcher explains how to stem the tide.
Spain plays a relatively inconsequential role in the fight against Islamic State. Reuters/Sergio Perez

Strike in al-Ándalus: Why Daesh attacked Spain

The location and targeting of Islamic State's latest attack, on the Spanish city of Barcelona, deviates from the group's previous efforts.
High school children sit in front of a billboard featuring Ché Guevera in Cienfuegos, Cuba. (Shutterstock)

How youth is igniting Latin American unrest

A war of words among Cuba, Venezuela and the United States sounds a lot like a Cold War revival. A closer look at the conflict reveals a new generation of contradictions.
Canadians may spend days or weeks serving as jurors, but most provinces offer scant compensation. (Shutterstock)

Crime doesn’t pay, but jury duty should

Provincial governments are making moves to increase the minimum wage for its citizens. But when will jurors get compensated fairly?
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Is law a social science?

Most law schools frown upon their students questioning how laws were originally conceived. But a Canadian law school once argued convincingly that law should be taught as a social science.
Tiny hairs cover the bodies of honeybees — including this one dusted in pollen — that allow them to detect molecular “fingerprints” similar to how home security sensors work. (Shutterstock)

How home security resembles dancing bees

Bees and home security cameras use the same complex techniques to monitor their environments.
A polar bear suns herself on an ice floe on Baffin Bay in Nunavut. (Shutterstock)

What comes next for Clyde River?

The Inuit town of Clyde River has won a long battle to stop Arctic seismic testing. The Supreme Court ruled the Inuit weren't adequately consulted. What does that mean for future consultations?
There is growing evidence for the use of cannabis in treating opioid addiction. (Shutterstock)

Is legal weed a solution to the opioid crisis?

As Canada moves towards legalization of cannabis in 2018, there is growing evidence of the drug's potential to treat opioid addiction itself, as well as the chronic pain that often drives it.
U.S. President Donald Trump enjoys some time in the cab of a mover truck parked at the White House in March when truckers and industry CEOs came for a discussion on health care. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Trump in driver’s seat in NAFTA talks

Mexico has traditionally been NAFTA's biggest loser. But Canada is at risk if the U.S. gets its way in removing a dispute settlement mechanism from the deal in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiations.

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