Politicians from all parties should be asked tough questions about their support of Toronto’s Sidewalk Labs Quayside project while on the campaign trail. This is an artist’s rendering of the project.
If governments can't get something like Quayside right, that bodes ill for Canada's digital future. The election gives us a chance to see where the parties stand on vital data governance issues.
Children with ASD are particularly prone to poisoning, suffocation and wandering that can lead to death by drowning or vehicular accident.
This simple strategy could help your child safely negotiate dangerous situations such as getting lost in a public place or discovering a firearm.
An artist’s rendering of the proposed Quayside neighbourhood in Toronto.
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Sidewalk Labs has released its Master Innovation and Development Plan and invited the public to provide feedback.
In this October 2016 photo, fire and smoke rise after a Saudi-led airstrike hit a site believed to be one of the largest weapons depots on the outskirts of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. Approximately 70,000 people have been estimated to have died in Yemen’s civil war – and Canada is complicit.
(AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
Why is Canada's labour movement so quiet on the Saudi arms deal? It should be a voice for peace and human rights and demand that the Canadian government immediately cancel the deal.
Cannabis producers must ensure the quality of their products is high, but not too “high.”
To deliver good-quality cannabis, producers must simultaneously aim for both careful science and carefree highs.
Media critic and educator Neil Postman’s 1985 book ‘Amusing Ourselves to Death’ warned of the dangers when all media is entertainment, especially when people lack critical media literacy skills.
Students -- and indeed all of us -- must learn to ask questions about what stories are told, and the implications of what stories are not being told.
Toronto Maple Leafs’ goaltender Frederik Andersen is scored on by Montreal Canadiens’ Andrew Shaw during second period NHL hockey action in Montreal in April.
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Our neural hardware responds differently when we perceive people to be on "our team." This hard-wiring allows for both positive and negative biases.
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, centre, holds Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy after defeating the Golden State Warriors basketball action in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Raptors have won their first NBA title in franchise history.
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The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions. The team's success has propelled basketball’s lore to a level never before reached among Canadians. Will it surpass hockey as Canada's favourite game?
When crimes are committed against animals, their bodies become evidence.
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Forensic veterinarians are helping to combat crimes against animals -- and since animal abuse often occurs alongside violence against women and children, they are helping to protect people, too.
Beneath the typical full-time, permanent model of classroom teaching lies an enormous workforce of educators who function on the margins as precarious workers.
Front-line workers employed both inside and outside of the classroom are an integral part of schooling, yet we deny their work conditions are relevant to quality education.
Dany and Jon are seen right before he knifes her in the heart – and the back, for that matter.
It's tempting to go along with the notion of Daenerys as Mad Queen in Game of Thrones, but what if, instead Dany was the real heroine of the series, and Jon Snow the real heel?
Policies that cut school expenditures under the premise of “doing more with less” can also contribute to a decrease in high school graduation rates that could easily cancel out those savings.
While the purpose of education can't be reduced to promoting economic growth, every child out of school represents both lost opportunities — and huge economic costs — for countries.
Hospitality workers across the country are concerned about efforts by employers to zero in on their tips. The ongoing labour dispute at the Rainforest Cafe in Niagara Falls underscores the alarm.
The ongoing labour dispute at the Rainforest Cafe in Niagara Falls, Ont., highlights some dubious efforts by employers to take tips from hospitality workers due to minimum wage increases.
The UK’s Online Harms White Paper provides a starting point to consider what internet regulation can look like.
Britain's Online Harms white paper was developed through public consultations and open, democratic processes. It suggests developing regulations that would be implemented by an arms-length entity.
Policy-makers must remember that the social consequences of a test are just as important as the test’s content.
The stakes could be highest for students around the world as education systems decide how to respond to the changing shape of global standardized testing.
Des électeurs quittent un bureau de vote dans la circonscription montréalaise de NDG-Westmount, lors du dernier scrutin fédéral, le 19 octobre 2015.
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Lors des élections fédérales de 2015, le tiers des Canadiens n’ont pas voté. Or, la participation électorale est une mesure essentielle à la santé démocratique.
Canadians are still forced to travel to polling stations and line up to vote. Online voting would save time and money.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
About one-third of Canadians don't bother to vote in federal elections. Many people cite "everyday life issues," like the time it takes to vote, as reasons why they don't participate.
Large-scale literacy testing has not kept pace with how literacy is practiced in classooms, assessed by teachers and mandated by curriculum.
Are current forms of standardized literacy tests really measuring children's capacity to read and interact with our rapidly-changing world?
Des membres des Canadiennes de Montréal posent avec la Coupe Clarkson, au lendemain de leur victoire, en mars 2017, à Brossard.
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La fermeture de la LCHF force d'autres acteurs à proposer de nouveaux modèles, ce qui s'est produit à maintes reprises dans le passé pour le hockey professionnel masculin.
Most Canadians support the idea of mandatory vaccination. But unintended consequences could worsen the under-vaccination problem.
Because of the potential drawbacks of forcing people to vaccinate their children, we should take other measures to increase vaccination rates.