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Susan Hoenhous and other teachers of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario participate in a full withdrawal of services strike in Toronto on Jan. 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Mike Harris’s ‘common sense’ attack on Ontario schools is back — and so are teachers’ strikes

For some teachers, this week's rotating strikes in Ontario are a chilling reminder of the school fallout of 1995-2002, when Mike Harris was premier.
Tourists visit Persepolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, northeast of the Iranian city of Shiraz. AP Photo/Vahid Salemi

Iran-U.S. crisis reminds us how culture matters in war time

When the loss of this heritage is used as a weapon of war, it represents a loss for the country affected as well as for humanity. It targets the memories, history and identity of a people.
An image from the book cover for ‘SLAY,’ one of the top 2019 five books for young critical thinkers. (Simon and Schuster)

5 great reads for young critical thinkers

A list of 5 great reads for young critical thinkers and the adults in their lives — in time for holiday gift-giving.
Beyoncé arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating “China: Through the Looking Glass” on May 4, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

10 years of Beyoncé: A decade ‘causing all this conversation’

From a quiet start to cultural dominance, Beyoncé's work over the last decade is groundbreaking. But it is also filled with questions and contradictions.
A 2019 UNICEF Canada report shows that only 21 per cent of children aged five to 11 engage in at least 1.5 hours a day of active play and unstructured activities. (Shutterstock)

If in doubt, let them out — children have the right to play

On the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, let's remember children's right to play.
This image captures the hope felt by many Canadians four years ago as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, posing for selfies with airport workers, greeted refugees from Syria arriving on a government-sponsored airplane in Toronto, on Dec. 10, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Syrian refugees in Canada: Four years after the welcome

The overall outcomes of Syrian refugees’ resettlement experiences are positive, but challenges remain.
Fans are protesting after Monsta X boy-band member Wonho, second from the left, was outsted. (Shutterstock)

K-pop fans protest against treatment of Monsta X lead singer

Monsta X fans have been derided as boy-band dupes, but their protests against the treatment of superstar Wonho shows them rejecting the capitalist system that's quick to cut people loose.
Québec politician Catherine Dorion has been criticized for wearing informal attire in the provincial legislative chamber. Québec national assembly

It’s 2019: What’s the proper way for politicians to dress?

Québec Solidaire politician Catherine Dorion sparked controversy with her garb in the provincial legislature but this issue has caused uproars in parliaments around the world.
La députée de Québec Solidaire Catherine Dorion est la proie des critiques dans son choix de vêtements qu'elle porte à l'Assemblée nationale. Assemblée nationale du Québec

Code vestimentaire chez les élus : des pratiques différentes selon les pays

Si certains « scandales » éclatent parce que des députés décident d’utiliser leurs vêtements pour passer un message, les parlements persistent à vouloir encadrer l’habillement des femmes.
A dog thought to be Conan, the working military dog that played a role in the capture of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is displayed on a monitor at a Pentagon news conference on Oct. 30, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump lauded the dog despite frequently using the word ‘dog’ to attack his foes. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Alpha dogs in the Trump era

The rapturous stories of the heroism and sacrifice of specially trained military and police dogs should not obfuscate the history of their ugly deployment against racialized peoples.
An aerial view of houses in Oshawa, Ont. is shown in November 2017. Canada’s minority government could result in progress on affordable housing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

What a minority government could mean for affordable housing in Canada

There are many winners in a scenario in which Canada's minority government enacts stronger supports for non-profit housing. The biggest are those who would get secure and affordable homes.
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer arrives for an announcement in Toronto on Oct. 1, 2019. Scheer has pledged to combat cabinet secrecy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Cabinet secrecy reform is crucial, but Scheer’s plan needs work

Politicians often make grand promises of more open government during an election campaign. But when it comes to cabinet secrecy, such promises should be implemented in a thoughtful manner.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is greeted by a crowd as he arrives to attend a community feast during a visit to Arctic Bay, Nunavut, in August 2019. Trudeau has said the relationship with Indigenous peoples is Canada’s most important, so why aren’t Indigenous issues getting much attention this campaign? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Indigenous justice and reconciliation barely on the radar this Canadian election

Based on tweets written by 735 candidates from Canada's five major political parties, Indigenous issues are not on the national radar this election campaign. That's both strange and short-sighted.
Le chef libéral Justin Trudeau s'adresse aux médias à Rideau Hall à Ottawa, mercredi le 11 septembre, après la dissolution du parlement. La Presse Canadienne/Justin Tang

SNC-Lavalin: les règles obscures du secret ministériel

Justin Trudeau estime que le décret adopté dans l’affaire SNC-Lavalin constitue la plus large renonciation au secret ministériel de l’histoire canadienne. Il reste pourtant très limité, selon l'auteur.
Felicity Huffman leaves federal court with her husband William H. Macy, left, and her brother Moore Huffman Jr. rear center, after she was sentenced in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, Sept. 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

Felicity Huffman: White is the colour of remorse

The fallout from the Huffman case has been intense, with much anger centered on the light punishment meted out to a white A-list celebrity versus the excessive charges levelled at Black defendants.
Un site minier près du Lac Izabal, à El Estor, au Guatemala. Cet été, une première résolution a été conclue au Canada dans un litige opposant une société minière canadienne, à un groupe de manifestants victimes d'une fusillade survenue dans une mine. Shutterstock

Minières canadiennes à l'étranger : à quand une véritable politique garantissant le respect des droits humains?

De récentes décisions juridiques relatives aux minières canadiennes œuvrant à l’étranger rappellent l'urgence de prendre des actions effectives pour prévenir que soient commis davantage d’abus.
A sign of how historical #MeToo felt in 2017 is this appearance by #MeToo founder Tarana Burke with TV personality Allison Hagendorf on stage at the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square on Dec. 31, 2017, in New York. (Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)

#MeToo: Must sexual assault be denounced in public every time?

Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, says power and privilege can have a lot to do with who feels comfortable declaring #MeToo. Let's be aware of this power division.

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