Research shows that six of 11 Health Canada scientific advisory committees had a majority of members with a direct or indirect financial interest.
Health Canada must be unbiased and it must be seen to be unbiased -- so that Canadians get the best possible value out of prescription drugs.
Honouring religious freedom and behaving faithfully in public not only protect the rights of individuals but also safeguard the integrity of democratic governments.
Respecting religious freedom not only protects the rights of individuals, it safeguards the integrity and accountability of democratic governments.
The memories retained by soil contain countless records, including a history of human encounters with the land.
Understanding the different facets of soil reveals a complex and fascinating cultural and evolutionary history.
Enjoy an eclectic playlist of significant Canadian songs chosen by professors and students from Carleton University’s School for Studies in Art and Culture.
When you listen to music, be sure to turn your ear to its social messages. Canadian songs have a lot of important things to say.
In a recent research study, around 10 per cent of the recipes examined contained unsafe food preparation instructions.
A food safety expert offers six tips on safe food handling that many cookbooks and cooking shows fail to deliver.
U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to the White House on May 13, 2019. Strongmen like Orbán are increasingly gaining ground as the death knell sounds for liberal democracy.
(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 16, 2019
The Democracy Project
Liberal democracy is in trouble, and the seeds of its demise can be found in the property rights so cherished by so-called liberals generations ago.
A flag is flown during the annual marijuana 420 gathering in Toronto.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada's federal government is running out of time before the summer session to pass a bill that would pardon those convicted of minor cannabis possession.
Cannabis edibles will be legal in October. Is Canada ready for it?
Cannabis edibles will be legal in October. But the regulations set by Ottawa on cannabis edibles are confusing to retailers, making it difficult for Canada to lead the way for other countries.
Ketamine is effective for those who do not respond to traditional anti-depressants. It also shows promise for the treatment of PTSD and bipolar disorder.
Research shows that ketamine can produce long-term reductions in symptoms of treatment-resistant depression.
A bumblebee sips nectar from a clover.
May 15, 2019
World Bee Day
Wild bees pollinate trees and shrubs that feed and shelter wildlife, provide flood control, prevent soil erosion and help regulate the climate.
Decarbonizing maritime transportation will require a major shift towards alternative fuels.
Shipping companies are expected to halve their greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
A Tamil man who was paralyzed by shelling during the final weeks of the conflict in Mullivaikkal in 2009 is seen in this 2018 photo in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.
This spring marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and the 10th year since the Tamil genocide in Sri Lanka. The world knows what happened in Rwanda. What about Sri Lanka?
Reducing the number of child care subsidies will mean that some parents will not be able to support their families or continue their studies.
For better childhood developmental outcomes and better economics, and in the absence of other long-recommended child care policies, the child care subsidy system should be expanded, not cut.
Smart city planning will need to address data collection and protecting the privacy of minors in public space.
The history of how Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiaries manage children and data is a troubling one. How will Sidewalk Labs address concerns about minors and privacy in Toronto's Quayside project?
Two icons of the postwar sexual revolution have recently died. Left, Doris Day in 1955 London and right, Peggy Lipton in a promo photo from The Mod Squad, which first aired in 1968.
Left: (AP/Bob Dear) / Right: The Mod Squad
Doris Day and Peggy Lipton, two very different icons of the postwar sexual revolution have recently died. What are their lasting legacies of white femininity?
Seidu Mohammed smiles after receiving his refugee claim acceptance letter in Winnipeg in May 2017. The Ghanian man lost his fingers to frostbite after crossing the Canada-U.S. border at an irregular spot.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Tightening Canada's borders won’t deter asylum seekers. The proposed restrictions will only make refugees’ journeys more dangerous.
Rats have similar physiological reactions to humans when it comes to orgasms.
How do we get get aroused? And how can this happen without noticing it? Do the sounds we make during sex mean anything? Could rats help us figure these questions out?
Winnipeg General Strike: crowds at Victoria Park. Labour laws from the 1940s work to prevent such action.
L.B. Foote/Manitoba Archives
The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 provides important lessons of worker solidarity and action that we may need to pay close attention to as labour struggles are likely to intensify in Canada.
A risk analysis could offer insight into the anti-vaccination decision of some parents.
An economics risk analysis offers some insight into the modern anti-vaxx movement.
The Ford government’s cuts to libraries must be fought and ultimately rescinded.
The Ford government's cuts to library services are unwarranted and must be rescinded.