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For women to reach leadership positions, they need to be valued and recognized for their contributions, which may look different than those of their male colleagues. (Shutterstock)

Supporting feminine leadership can help create a just and kinder future

Feminine leadership encompasses aspects of ourselves that have been pushed aside within conventionally male-dominant spaces. Recentring them can foster leadership that is more inclusive.
A pumpjack draws out oil and gas from a well head near Calgary in October 2022. There are thousands of inactive oil and gas wells in the province that have not been properly decommissioned. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Despite soaring profits, oil companies are not paying enough for their environmental damage

The Alberta government is failing to ensure environmental liabilities are adequately accounted for and that progress is being made to address the province’s massive tailings ponds.
Defence Minister Anita Anand chats with Armed Forces personnel in Halifax in November 2022. The government needs to focus on more action, less talk when it comes to defence policy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canada needs to act on its existing defence policy, not review it repeatedly

Canada’s military faces financial, procurement, human resources and culture challenges. The federal government has known about them for years, so why another defence policy review?
Climate conferences provide platforms for collaboration among countries, venues for interaction across levels of governance and critical events to mobilize civil society and media coverage. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

COP27 failed. So why continue with these UN climate summits?

There have been 27 UN COP meetings. Despite these negotiations, the planet is on target to exceed emission thresholds for global warming. Given these failures, why continue with this process?
The pandemic posed serious challenges to Canada’s immigration system, but it also provides an opportunity to start creating a system that is fairer for all. (Shutterstock)

The pandemic created challenges and opportunities for Canadian immigration

As Canada plans to welcome 500,000 new permanent residents a year by 2025, the government must make changes to make the immigration system more fair and transparent.
Nearly 60 per cent of Canadians are finding it difficult to provide enough food for themselves and their families. (Shutterstock)

High food prices could have negative long-term health effects on Canadians

Inflation is driving up food prices and could have a severe impact on the health of Canadians. When the cost of food increases, it restricts the availability of nutritious foods for low-income people.
Polish police officers search for missile wreckage in a farmer’s field near where a missile struck, killing two people in the village of Przewodów near the border with Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukraine war: Why the missile incident in Poland is a warning of things to come

The recent military mishap in Poland shows such incidents are bound to happen near war zones. We should be ready for them.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese President Xi Jinping participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok on Nov. 18, 2022, three days after their public confrontation at a G20 meeting in Indonesia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

5 ways for Canada to tackle Chinese interference after the Trudeau-Xi showdown

The federal government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are showing courage in standing up publicly to China. But words must be matched with serious action.
When University of Manitoba Faculty Association went on strike and hit the picket lines in 2016, the association raised issues about having a greater say over ever-increasing workloads, appropriate use of metrics in evaluation and job security. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

University and school strikes across Canada are about workers’ rights — and protecting education as a public good

Education strikes by university and public school workers are political fights about diminished respect for education as a public good and workers’ rights in an economy that perpetuates inequality.
Charities often promote the benefits of child sponsorship. However, the practice perpetuates damaging patterns of thinking. (Shutterstock)

Why it’s time to end child sponsorship

Child sponsorship is often billed as a significant way of improving children’s lives. However, sponsorship is based on narratives that fail to address the role of rich countries in global poverty.

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