In this 2015 photo, Ensaf Haidar, wife of the jailed Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi, shows a portrait of her husband in France. The arrest of Badawi’s sister is at the heart of a diplomatic spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia that will significantly affect trade between the two countries. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

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Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s minister of children, community and social services, announces an end to the province’s basic income pilot project on July 31, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Basic income is a no-brainer

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Is it good for you to be good?

Research shows that virtue in all areas of life contributes to good physical, emotional, mental and interpersonal health. It is, in fact, good for you to be good.
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

The influential Frenchman inspired by Canada

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.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces his plan to keep the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station in operation until 2024, in this June 2018 photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Ford’s energy shakeup could cost Ontario

Ontario Premier Doug Ford seems intent on dismantling the previous government's energy strategy. But that may not protect consumers.
China’s aspirations of global dominance will hit a snag given the world’s other major powers identify democratic values as central to their national identies. Only China and Russia do not. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing in June 2018. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)

Will China run the world?

New research suggests the values and identities of the world's great powers present a major barrier to China's aspirations of global domination. Do not bet on China’s hegemonic prospects just yet.
It’s barbecue season, a time of year that usually makes the meat industry happy. But an increasing number of Canadians, especially those under 35, are cutting out meat from their diets – a trend that should be causing serious alarm for meat producers. (Shutterstock)

The rise of the conscious carnivore

There have been an increasing number of reported anti-meat incidents around the world as more consumers second-guess their relationship with animal proteins. How can the meat industry adjust?
Why do we sometimes punish the virtuous among us? It’s complicated. (Photo by 小胖 车 on Unsplash)

Why we sometimes hate the good guy

Is the expression 'no good deed goes unpunished' accurate? New research shows we often do, in fact, punish those who do good deeds.
The formula industry has responded to the decline in sales to white women at home by ramping up its marketing to Black and brown women overseas. (Shutterstock)

U.S. breastfeeding stance is racist

American support of the formula industry comes at the cost of the health and lives of Black and brown babies, at home and abroad.
Workers produce medical marijuana at Canopy Growth Corporation’s Tweed facility in Smiths Falls, Ont., in February 2018. The company wants a a “greenhouse outlet” to sell its products. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Provinces prepare to push pot

Provincially owned cannabis retailers have a lot to do before cannabis goes on sale in Canada on Oct 17.
A 1792 painting by artist James Gillray portrays the Macartney Embassy mission to China, when the British ambassador was rebuffed by the emperor after offering western goods. There are parallels in Chinese history to Donald Trump’s isolationism. British Museum/1868,0808.6228

Lessons in Chinese history as U.S. shuts off

China turned inward during the Industrial Revolution after being a economic powerhouse for thousands of years. There are lessons about the dangers of Donald Trump's isolationism in Chinese history.
A different decision from the Supreme Court of Canada on inter-provincial trade barriers could have, among other things, finally forced politicians to deal with the country’s problematic supply management system for the dairy and poultry sectors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Just $292.50 to transform Canadian agrifood

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