Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and Jagmeet Singh of the NDP could all play roles if Canada opts for a coalition government. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes/Chris Wattie/Nathan Denette

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Canada should embrace a coalition government

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer speaks to supporters in Trois-Rivieres, Que. on Sept. 11, 2019. Scheer’s non-position on research and innovation is a cause for concern. Paul Chiasson/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Conservatives would weaken innovation

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Green Party leader Elizabeth May take part in the the Federal leaders French language debate in Gatineau, Que. on Oct. 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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A feminist take on the Canadian election

Montrealers hold up a Canadian flag with a marijuana logo on it outside a government cannabis store in the city Oct. 17, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

First anniversary of legal cannabis: What’s next?

After cannabis was legalized in Canada last year, we saw increasing supplies, stores and sales. Next comes edibles, vapes and more emphasis on price and quality.
Gene therapy trials may mean that the next generation of children born with inherited eye diseases have treatment options. (Shutterstock)

Genetic testing can help vision research

Gene therapy trials for inherited retinal diseases are blossoming. Blind and partially sighted people are helping to advance the research.
Cancer rates are rising among Inuit and critical oncology specialists and treatments are often located in urban centres, thousands of kilometres away from remote communities in Inuit Nunangat. (Alex Hizaka)

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An Inuit approach to cancer care promotes reconciliation

A 'shared decision-making' model enables collaboration with Indigenous communities within Canada's health-care system - to respond to TRC Calls to Action and address rising cancer rates.
British passengers wait for news on cancelled Thomas Cook flights at Palma de Mallorca airport in September 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Ubilla)

How hedge funds profit when big companies fail

A major factor in the collapse of Thomas Cook relates to an increasingly important financial market phenomenon, especially for distressed firms, known as the “empty creditor" problem.
In this March 2019 photo, Central American migrants wait for food in a pen erected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to process a surge of migrant families and unaccompanied minors in El Paso, Texas. The migrants were then destined for detention centres. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Concentration camps in liberal democracies

Concentration camps are by no means only synonymous with Nazi terror or totalitarianism. In fact, concentration camps have deep roots in the culture and politics of Anglo-American liberal democracies.
Protesters showed up at the University of Utah in 2017 during an appearance by Ben Shapiro, the former editor of the alt-right publication Breitbart. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Universities must protect the dignity of all students

Inclusive freedom reflects university values in protecting free thought, inquiry and expression, while protecting the dignity of all students and faculty by allowing them to equally contribute.
The new study still finds that reducing unprocessed red meat consumption by three servings in a week is associated with an an approximately eight per cent lower lifetime risk of heart disease, cancer and early death. (Shutterstock)

Should I eat red meat? It’s confusing

New research claiming that people do not need to reduce their consumption of red and processed meat says more about the conduct and evaluation of research than it does about beef.
LGBTQ2+ teachers may face clashing expectations between their political and professional identities. (Shutterstock)

Coming out as a gay principal

For the sake of all employees, school communities and children, our school systems need to find a space in which LGBTQ+ educators might re-imagine their professional and political identities.
Jean Truchon, right, looks on as lawyer Jean-Pierre Menard gives their reaction to a Québec judge overturning parts of provincial and federal laws on medically assisted dying on September 12, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

The latest MAID decision must be appealed

One judge must not be allowed to curtail parliament’s power to promote broader societal interests and protect people who are elderly, ill and disabled.
Museums are starting to present visual art in multisensory ways that audiences can touch and feel. Richard Harlow of Blind Eye Works

Making visual art into beautiful things to touch

New multisensory approaches to presenting visual art propose solutions to barriers that limit access for marginalized audiences.
User agreements are often long, complex and inaccessible texts that don’t help users understand what exactly is being done with their information. Shutterstock

Plain language about health data is essential

As more data are collected, it's important for the public to understand how their health information is being used. But user agreements are often complex, lengthy and written in inaccessible language.
A farmer who installed solar panels to power his irrigation systems on the family farm walks by the panels near Claresholm, Alta., in June 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Drop the doom and gloom in climate journalism

Climate journalism can play an important role in painting the picture of a post-carbon economy. It should start by encouraging collective action and a sense of empowerment for everyday people.

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