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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears as a witness on the final day of the Public Order Emergency Commission hearings in Ottawa. on Nov. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

The Emergencies Act inquiry revealed a disturbing disregard of the public interest

The Ottawa Police Services Board has been operating in secret in the aftermath of the so-called freedom convoy protest. It must cease, regardless of whether the public approves of its decisions.
The sun setting in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, host of COP27. The results of the international meeting were disappointing overall. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

COP27 ‘loss and damage’ fund: A historic decision amid discouraging results

The historic agreement on a loss and damage fund was overshadowed by lack of progress on phasing out fossil fuels.
Inclusion goes beyond diversity by not just identifying differences, but celebrating and integrating them into daily work life. (Shutterstock)

Diversity in the workplace isn’t enough: Businesses need to work toward inclusion

If organizations truly want to retain diverse employees and have them be successful, they need to make consistent and sustained efforts to support inclusion.
Eight migrants from Somalia cross into Canada from the United States by walking down a train track into the town of Emerson, Man., in February 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

How the Canada Border Services Agency tolerates and even encourages refugee mistreatment

A report finds that Canada’s flawed deportation process undermines refugee protection. Here’s why it must be reformed so that it meets Canada’s human rights obligations.
Journalists covering scientific research during the COVID-19 pandemic increased their reliance on preprints. (Shutterstock)

Journalists reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic relied on research that had yet to be peer reviewed

Preprints are often free to use, making them more accessible for journalists to report on. However, as they have yet to undergo peer review, science journalists take a gamble on their accuracy.
The Foreign Ministers Josep Borrell of the EU, James Cleverly of Great Britain, Yoshimasa Hayashi of Japan, Antony Blinken of the U.S., Annalena Baerbock of Germany, Melanie Joly of Canada, Catherine Colonna of France, and Antonio Tajani of Italy, at the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Münster, Germany, on Oct. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Canada should focus on building ties with countries that share its values — but tread carefully

Deliberately crafting economic relationships with countries that share similar political and social values with Canada has emerged as a tool to address current geopolitical issues.
Duncan McCue, left, walks with Rocky James, a podcast guest on CBC’s ‘Kuper Island.’ (Evan Aagaard/CBC Podcasts)

How to decolonize journalism — Podcast

Canadian journalist institutions have failed to address their ongoing colonialism and that has meant that urgent Indigenous issues have been ignored or sensationalized.
Whether you’re 16 going on 17 or 79 going on 80, singing classics and new numbers virtually with a group brings joy. (Shutterstock)

Puttin’ on the Ritz and improving well-being with older adults through virtual music theatre

I’m happy again: A pandemic-induced move to virtual music theatre presents a paradigm shift for the genre, yet reveals surprising benefits in facilitating new access to music in community.
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.