Senator Yvonne Boyer, a Metis lawyer and former nurse called tubal ligations carried out on unwilling Indigenous women one of the “most heinous” practices in health care happening across Canada.
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It may not be legally called genocide, but the impact of the Canadian government's actions, including the sterilization of Indigenous women, still add up to genocidal practices.
In 2016, parents protested the previous Ontario Liberal government’s decision to cut therapy for autistic children aged five and older. Moves by Ontario’s Conservative government have also raised concerns.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
An autism policy researcher and the mother of an affected child weighs in on the recent changes announced to the Ontario Autism Program.
Venezuelan citizens rest after they arrive in La Parada, on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, Feb. 5, 2019.
(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Food shortages in Venezuela are a result of draconian government policies and should be declared an international crime against humanity.
Central American asylum seekers paint murals on Casa Tochan, a refugee shelter in Mexico City.
A human rights researcher documents the stories of Central American migrants leaving behind endemic poverty and high homicide rates. In limbo in Mexico, many use art therapy to express their anxiety.
Members of the families of the victims listen to testimonies during a memorial ceremony to honour the victims of the 2017 mosque shooting, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 in Québec City.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
The tragedy of the Quebec City mosque shootings which killed six men continues to reverberate. But Islamophobia has not been curbed: it is at its highest rate ever.
Eleanor Roosevelt, Chairman of Human Rights Commission, and Charles Malik, Chairman of the General Assembly’s Third Committee (second from right), during a press conference after the completion of the Declaration of Human Rights in December 1948.
Dec. 10, 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaimed in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly.
A family of Ahiarmiut, including David Serkoak pictured behind his mother Mary Qahug Miki (centre) at Ennadai Lake in the mid-50s before the Canadian government forcefully relocation them.
Once we understand genocide as something that can take awhile, with victims dying of starvation and disease rather than outright murder, we can recognize the genocide of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Parasites can tip the scales and take advantage of their hosts, stealing nutrients or resources. But can they control minds?
Record-shattering heatwaves and exceptional wildfires have occurred throughout the northern hemisphere this summer.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The Earth is on the edge of being pushed over a planetary threshold that could lead to a "Hothouse Earth." But if we take the risks seriously there is room for a more benign future.
Unpaid interns protests in Geneva in 2016. Activism has played a big part in how unpaid internships are now being regarded with disdain.
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Global activism has played a big role in outlawing unpaid internships. Here's how protests and social media shaming spurred negative media coverage of unpaid internships.
People attend a vigil for victims of the mosque shooting in Quebec City Jan. 30, 2017 in Montréal.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Jan. 29, 2017 must be remembered as the date of the worst mass murder to take place in a house of worship in Canadian history.
A migrant worker picks peaches in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., in the summer of 2015.
Every year, migrant workers come to Canada to pick the fruits and vegetables we take for granted. They aren't paid well and get none of the benefits they pay into. It's time to treat them fairly.
Rey (Daisy Ridley), in
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, ponders the light and dark sides of the Force.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi leaves many questions about the saga in a galaxy far, far away unanswered. Fortunately, biology may offer a insights on the Force, midi-chlorians, clones, and Rey's lineage.
The framing of Motion 103, combatting Islamophobia, may seem like a distant concern to the free speech debate in universities, but it is in fact related in the way the so-called “alt-right” uses free speech as a rhetorical prop in their campaigns of ideological intimidation. Here:
Protesters rally over motion M-103, the Liberal anti-Islamophobia motion, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in March.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
Right-wing ideologues use free speech as an alibi for their transphobic and Islamophobic rhetoric.
U.S. President Donald Trump, right, talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Italy in May at a G7 summit. Trump has crowed about a “very quick” U.S.-U.K. trade deal.
(AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Donald Trump views himself as a deal-maker, so the prospect of a "quick" trade deal between the U.K. and the U.S. seems unlikely, despite the American president's earlier optimism.
A patient suffering from dengue fever lies in a hospital bed in Peshawar, Pakistan, in October. Cases of dengue fever – a painful mosquito-borne spread disease – have doubled every decade since 1990. Environmental health experts are pointing the finger at climate change.
(AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
What if we treated climate change as a health problem rather than an environmental one? There are lessons to be learned from the successful public health campaigns against smoking.
Many straight men no longer see befriending gay men as a threat to their masculinity.
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Could gay guys be the ultimate wing men for their straight, male friends?
Most science remains sealed.
Access to research is limited worldwide by the high cost of subscription journals, which force readers to pay for their content. The use of scientific research in new studies, educational material and…