This combination of two photographs shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and the country’s main opposition Congress party President Rahul Gandhi as they address news conferences in their respective party headquarters in New Delhi last week. (AP Photos/Manish Swarup, Altaf Qadri)

Indian elections

Will India’s ‘divider in chief’ win again?

The first gay liberation protest in Canada in 1971 in Ottawa in the pouring rain. Centre: Toronto Gay Action members Brian Waite (left) with Andre Ouellette (right). George Hislop, is on the extreme right. Jearld Frederick Moldenhaue

LGBTQ coin glosses over radical struggles

Research shows that six of 11 Health Canada scientific advisory committees had a majority of members with a direct or indirect financial interest. (Shutterstock)

Health Canada committees swimming in financial conflicts of 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. Peter Hershey/Unsplash

Bill 21’s unintended consequences

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. Shutterstock

Soil is the key to our planet’s history (and future)

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. Vonecia Carswell/Unsplash

Songs for your Canadian summer playlist

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. (Shutterstock)

Watch out, that cookbook might give you salmonella

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)

The Democracy Project

Witnessing the death of liberal democracy

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

Cannabis legalization must include equity

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? (Shutterstock)

Canada legalizing weed edibles

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. (Unsplash/Kal Visuals)

Ketamine: Psychedelic may heal depression

Research shows that ketamine can produce long-term reductions in symptoms of treatment-resistant depression.
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. Priya Tharmaseelan

Rwanda and Sri Lanka: A tale of two genocides

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. (Shutterstock)

Ontario’s child-care cuts will hurt low-income parents

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. Shutterstock

Protecting children’s data privacy in the smart city

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: Icons of white femininity

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

The deadly consequences of asylum restrictions

Tightening Canada's borders won’t deter asylum seekers. The proposed restrictions will only make refugees’ journeys more dangerous.
Winnipeg General Strike: crowds at Victoria Park. Labour laws from the 1940s work to prevent such action. L.B. Foote/Manitoba Archives

100th anniversary of Winnipeg General Strike

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.

C'est ici : La Conversation Canada

How we are different

10 reasons

Most Read past week

  1. Why cheese may help control your blood sugar
  2. The new truth about Aspirin, and your doctor’s slow uptake of medical evidence
  3. Remote connections? Detangling entanglement in quantum physics
  4. Underwater Arctic forests are expanding with rapid warming
  5. A cautionary tale: The unintended consequences of Québec’s Bill 21

Pitch an idea

Got a news tip or article idea for The Conversation?

Tell us

Our Audience

The Conversation has a monthly audience of 10.7 million users, and reach of 38.2 million through Creative Commons republication.

Want to Write?

Write an article and join a growing community of more than 84,300 academics and researchers from 2,852 institutions.

Register now