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RCMP Chief Supt. Will Ng speaks at a news conference as seized fentanyl pills are displayed in Surrey, B.C., in March 2023. Years of civil forfeiture regulations do not appear to be resulting in any meaningful abatement in organized crime, particularly in the illicit drug trade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Are governments using proceeds from crime to raise public funds?

Civil forfeiture laws and unexplained wealth orders seem to be less about crime control than an exercise in public funding.
‘Slash/Back,’ directed by Nyla Innuksuk, follows a group of Inuit girls who fight off an alien invasion, all while trying to make it to the coolest party in town. (Mixtape SB Productions Inc.)

‘Decolonizing Lens’: Winnipeg and virtual film series reflects the beauty of Indigenous worldviews

The Winnipeg-based series has screened over 100 films in multiple genres by Indigenous filmmakers, and brings filmmakers together with audiences as a form of public education.
Commissioner Justice Marie-Josée Hogue makes her way to the stage to deliver remarks on the interim report of the Public Inquiry into Foreign Interference in Federal Electoral Processes and Democratic Institutions on May 3, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

New commission sheds light on how diaspora communities are impacted by foreign interference

The perspectives of people from diaspora communities on how to stop foreign interference must be part of Canada’s electoral landscape so that Canadian democracy remains resilient.
For activists struggling with the painful emotions that arise from their work, being self-compassionate might be a valuable source of mental and emotional support. (Shutterstock)

How self-compassion can help activists deal with stress

Activists can face a lot of stress and even burnout campaigning for the causes they care about. Showing themselves self-compassion can help them deal with that stress.
Pumpjacks draw oil out of the ground as a deer stands in a canola field near Olds, Alta., in July 2020. Standard agricultural systems in Canada and around the world achieve high yields, but at times at great ecological costs. Agroecology aims to address these issues. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

How agroecology can be part of a ‘just transition’ for Canada’s food system

Agroecology could be an effective way to address food insecurity and respond to the climate crisis. However, significant hurdles remain.
The Vesuvius Challenge incentivizes technological development by inviting researchers to figure out how to ‘read’ ancient papyri excavated from volcanic ash of Mount Vesuvius in Italy. Columns of Greek text retrieved from a portion of a scroll. (Vesuvius Challenge)

Ancient scrolls are being ‘read’ by machine learning – with human knowledge to detect language and make sense of them

However exciting the technological developments may be, the task of reading and analyzing the Greek and Latin texts recovered from the papyri will fall to human beings.
We need to speak more about how to become the kind of man who can openly show love for others while accepting love from those who care. (Shutterstock)

Rethinking masculinity: Teaching men how to love and be loved

Encouraging men to take the risk of expressing tender feelings for others is part of relying on love as a tool of anti-racist and decolonial education.
There seems to be a lack of urgency to address the mental health concerns of Black men in Canada, which can result in horrifying and deadly encounters with police. (Shutterstock)

Black men’s mental health concerns are going unnoticed and unaddressed

Black men and boys must continuously confront the negative stereotypes attached with Black masculinity, and this can impact their mental health.
Display monitors show the result of voting at the United Nations General Assembly on Dec. 12, 2023, in favour of a resolution calling on Israel to uphold legal and humanitarian obligations in its war with Hamas. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

The Middle East and Ukraine: The rules of war depend on the nature of the conflict

In war time, the type of conflict determines what formal rules of war apply. But how to determine the nature of the conflict?
The social and financial costs of policing food theft are higher than the costs of addressing poverty and income inequality. (Shutterstock)

Policing is not the answer to shoplifting, feeding people is

The food theft crisis is framed as a threat to paying customers. This furthers the divide between those who can still afford groceries and those who cannot.
A rock with the message ‘Every Child Matters’ painted on it sits at a memorial outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, in Kamloops, B.C., in July 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

We fact-checked residential school denialists and debunked their ‘mass grave hoax’ theory

Contrary to what some ‘denialists’ believe, research shows that Canadian media outlets did not help circulate a ‘mass grave hoax’ regarding unmarked graves at former Indian Residential Schools.
Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew delivers his victory speech and wishes his mother, Kathi Avery Kinew, a happy birthday, after winning the Manitoba provincial election in Winnipeg. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski

What Wab Kinew’s win in Manitoba reveals about the province’s political history

The election of Wab Kinew’s NDP in 2023 represents a powerful rejection of the racial politics of recent Conservative governments led by Heather Stefanson and her predecessor, Brian Pallister.

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