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Parents who raise money and decide how to spend it influence resources and opportunities available to schools in ways that reflect their own interests. (Shutterstock)

The fun fair, and all school fundraising, may carry hidden costs to society

School fundraising, while often heralded for increasing parent engagement and providing much-needed school resources, may come at the expense of creating of equitable and inclusive public schools.
Former prime minister Pierre Trudeau and his wife, Margaret, visited Fidel Castro in Cuba in January 1976. THE CANADIAN PRESS/File

Canada-Cuba relations take a sad turn with new visa requirements

The ugly turn in Canadian-Cuba relations stemming from Canada's new visa requirements puts at risk decades of creative, productive connections between Cuban and Canadian people.
Members of Black Lives Matter Toronto take part in the annual Pride parade in Toronto on July 3, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

Queers and trans say no to police presence at Pride parade

Many in the LGBTQ community want a different Pride, one that lays claim to the movement's history, celebrates revolution and liberation and acknowledges the violence that many LGBTQ face.
The famous sex researcher Alfred Kinsey once said the only unnatural sex act is one that can’t be performed. Sharon McCutcheon/Unsplash

There are infinite ways to have sex & there’s nothing unnatural about any of them

As North Americans celebrate Pride this summer, we should take it as a reminder of our colourful sexual diversity, and also the infinite ways to have sex, with nothing unnatural with any of them.
A whale dives in Disko Bay, off the west coast of Greenland, where a hybrid narwhal-beluga skull was found. Shutterstock

An unusual skull turns out to be the offspring of a beluga and a narwhal

A skull found in West Greenland is proven to be the first-generation male offspring of a female narwhal and male beluga whale. The creature's unusual diet may have been a result of its strange teeth.
It is entirely unprecedented to have a sitting head of government admitting to ongoing genocide. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during ceremonies at the release of the MMIWG report in Gatineau, on June 3. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Genocide is foundational to Canada: What are we going to do about it?

Political scientists concern themselves with ideas of democracy. Now that Canada's PM has accepted the finding of genocide, this changes how and what political scientists need to discuss.
Thousands of fans cheer as the Toronto Raptors pass by during the championship parade in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Lahodynskyj

What authorities can learn from the Raptors parade shooting

More planning time to better estimate the risks for gun violence and enact strategies like restricting crowd sizes at the end of the Toronto Raptors parade route would have served the city well.
Radiation therapy for ringworm. (Museum of Saint Louis Hospital, Paris, in Gérard Tilles, 'Ringworms and the Ringworm Children at the Hôpital Saint-Louis-From Medical Neglect to Bio-Social Obsession')

A generation of Canadian children was given radiation treatment and never warned of the cancer risks

Many Canadians underwent radiation treatment for benign illnesses in the 1940s and 1950s. There has been no systematic investigation or education campaign to alert those patients to their increased risks of thyroid cancer today.
Starvation, kidnapping and neglect policies add up to ongoing genocide. An eagle feather is held up during the release of the MMIWG report in Québec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Colonial genocide is a composite act: A human rights analysis

The final MMIWG report says that genocide does not refer only to the deliberate murder of some or all members of a particular social group. It also refers to the destruction of a group as a social unit.
Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, as the federal government announced its intention to proceed with the pipeline. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

How the Trans Mountain green light could benefit First Nations

An Indigenous sovereign wealth fund would finance community needs such as housing, health care, sports facilities, scholarships, Indigenous businesses and low-carbon energy -- in perpetuity.
The media and politicians with a vested interest pit provinces against each other. But a study shows there are lots of differences of opinion within provinces, and geography doesn’t matter much. Here Quebec residents protest against the government’s Bill 21, which bans religious headgear, in April 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canada: Is it really a country divided?

Despite decades of bickering and hand-wringing, Canada continues on. National tensions, in and of themselves, are not leading us to poor policy outcomes.
Comprensive sexual education curricula in school are essential – to teach youth how to be responsible digital citizens and to keep them safe. (Shutterstock)

Teenage sexting linked to increased sexual behaviour, drug use and poor mental health

Youth who are sexting are four times more likely to be having sex. They are five times more likely to have had multiple sexual partners and twice as likely not to be using contraception.
Parenting style impacts the emotional climate in kids’ team sports, and parenting practices impact positive and negative outcomes for child athletes. Unsplash/Ben Hershey

Here are the best parents to have around, according to youth sport coaches

Supporting one's child on a sports team isn't always a walk at the ballpark. Parents face complex demands that require a repertoire of skills that are rarely discussed or taught.