Toronto school board data reveals that Black, racialized and lower-income students face significant gaps in student outcomes.
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In examining and addressing opportunity gaps for racialized students in schools, school boards must learn to account for present-day and historical inequities.
The federal government should have a role in the regulation of digital infrastructure.
Regulation of the internet is inevitable and governments, rather than businesses, should seek to regulate it.
Alexander Joseph from the Babine Lake First Nation joins supporters of the Unist'ot'en camp and Wet'suwet'en First Nation as they gather at a camp fire off a logging road near Houston, B.C., on Jan. 9, 2019.
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TransCanada Corporation has misunderstood or misrepresented the risks associated with Indigenous jurisdiction.
Ahed Tamimi – عهد التميمي.
par Jorit Agoch et collectif, Palestine, Bethlehem.
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Ahed et Malala ont le même âge et se battent pour les mêmes droits et libertés. Toutes deux ont vécu la violence armée. Pourtant le traitement médiatique de leur histoire a été radicalement éloigné.
Firefighters battle the Camp Fire as it tears through Paradise, Calif. on Nov. 8, 2018.
AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
Where we build our communities and how we build them has an outsize role in our vulnerability to wildfire.
Coal smokestacks are seen peeking through the clouds in Kentucky. Both Canada and the U.S. need Green New Deals to help create healthy and sustainable economies that are no longer reliant on fossil fuels.
A Green New Deal would confront both climate change and social inequality. Its prospects in the United States are uncertain, but Canada should endeavour to develop one of its own anyway.
Ahed Tamimi is in a courtroom at the Ofer military prison near Jerusalem, Feb. 13, 2018. The Israeli military judge overseeing the trial of Palestinian teenager Tamimi ordered all proceedings to take place behind closed doors.
(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Why do we know the story of Malala, the Pakistani student who survived a brutal attack on her school by the Taliban but not the story of Ahed, a Palestinian girl who stood up to Israeli forces?
Toronto police respond to an incident at St. Michael’s College School, in Toronto on November 19, 2018.
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A single solution can't magically erase gender-based violence in schools, but if we start listening to students, we may hear new stories of masculinity and femininity echoing through school hallways.
MP Boissonnault attended World AIDS Day flag raising on Parliament Hill, Dec. 1 2017.
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In Canada, people living with HIV can be charged with not disclosing their HIV status to their sexual partners. There is evidence that Black men suffer the most under this criminalization.
Ontario Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe released her annual environmental report on Nov. 13, 2018.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
Premier Doug Ford’s proposal to downgrade Ontario’s environmental watchdog is bad news for the environment, public health and safety, and evidence-based decision-making.
The fact that parents may be physically absent from schools does not mean they are disinterested in their children’s academic and professional success.
Working class parents may be too busy to attend high school events, but they take an active role in their children's success.
A forest fire works its way through a wooded area in Saskatchewan in May 2018. High-income nations have benefitted enormously from fossil fuels and the wealthy should now foot the bill to combat climate change.
A wealth tax would put a price on past emissions and could be used to mitigate the negative effects of poverty, including vulnerability to climate change.
Books such as Ayelet Waldman’s
A Really Good Day and Michael Pollan’s How to Change Your Mind have drawn popular attention to the practise of ‘microdosing’ psychedelics.
According to new research, individuals who take small regular doses of psychedelics such as LSD and psilocybin mushrooms score higher on mental health, well-being and creativity.
Chief Archie Waquan responds to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on whether the government has a duty to consult Indigenous people on legislation.
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Rather than the duty to consult, governments should proactively engage with Indigenous treaties or other locally relevant treaties, agreements, laws and relationships at all stages of law-making.
The new cannabis legislation in Canada does not give enough thought to those who were overly punished for cannabis-related activities.
Now that cannabis is almost legal in Canada, many are celebrating. Before we forget, we should remember those that have been arrested for previous crimes and push for amnesty.
Hog farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., in September 2018.
(AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Cheap fossil fuels contort the global economy in ways that have systematically harmed some and benefited others. Justice demands that those of us who have benefited take responsibility.
Suncor’s base plant with upgraders in the oil sands in Fort McMurray Alta., June 13, 2017.
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Canada's proposed new environmental assessment law is facing heated, if not necessarily well-informed, opposition. The real question is whether it goes far enough.
Activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court to protest the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The bitterly contested hearings to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the newest justice to the U.S. Supreme Court were more of a show trial than a legal procedure.
Jahez/ Dowry (2018)
A visual art exhibit challenges inaccurate stereotypes of young Muslim women and instead presents complex and strong portraits.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford returns to the provincial legislature during a midnight session to debate the bill that cut the size of Toronto city council from 47 representatives to 25 in September 2018.
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City council is a level of government deserving of recognition and autonomy. That's why Toronto must continue to fight Ontario's attempt to exert its will over the city.