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Protesters take part in a pipeline expansion demonstration in Vancouver in June 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canada’s Liberals make it hard for green voters to love them

This election will have a major impact on Canada’s efforts to combat climate change. But how best to approach the available choices on the ballot remains a serious dilemma for Canadian voters.
This image made from a fake video featuring former U.S. president Barack Obama shows elements of facial mapping that lets anyone make videos of real people appearing to say things they’ve never said. (AP Photo)

The election’s on: Now Canadians should watch out for dumbfakes and deepfakes

Fake videos pose a risk to democratic representation, participation, and discussion. Canadians need to be mindful of their existence as we head towards the federal election.
Women living with HIV shared their realities with the Women, Art, and The Criminalization of HIV (WATCH) study. Here, ‘Body Map,’ by Peggy F. Peggy F. / Women, Art and The Criminalization of HIV (WATCH) study

Recommendations on changes to HIV criminalization don’t go far enough

Changes to the criminalization of HIV nondisclosure in Canada must consider the vulnerability and violence experienced by women living with HIV.
The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba under Brian Pallister is expected to return to power in the Sept. 10 election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Manitoba’s summertime election plays well for Conservatives

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister called an early election and the summertime campaign will likely help his Progressive Conservative government be re-elected.
Sex education includes both formal and informal education, so schools should not be afraid of reaching out to parents. (Shutterstock)

Parents can benefit as much as their kids from Ontario’s new sex ed

Progressive responses that problematize Ontario's new opt-out policy for sex ed might reinforce the misleading idea that parents are an obstacle to their children’s sex education.
Is it ethical to use former prisons, with long histories of death, suffering and wrongful incarcerations, as entertainment venues? Rockin' the Big House

A prison is no place for a party

What does it mean to hold a party in a place with a long history of death and suffering?
A nuclear arms race could have devastating effects, and working towards nuclear disarmament is becoming more urgent. Shutterstock

Canada could slow the accelerating nuclear arms race

The recent nuclear explosions in Russia serve as a reminder of the threat that nuclear weapons pose. Canada is uniquely situated to work toward the elimination of nuclear weapons globally.
Do social enterprises come to view profit as more important than their original mission? New research suggests they don’t, and the cause remains a key component of their success. Kat Yukawa/Unsplash

How non-profits can use business as a force for good

New research suggests that non-profits tempted by the social enterprise model do not necessarily lose sight of their social mission in favour of profits. In fact, the opposite is true.
The Doug Ford government has introduced a new sex education curriculum in Ontario, and it’s not much different than the controversial one rolled out by former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne five years ago. (Shutterstock)

Doug Ford’s reboot of sex education in Ontario: Same as it ever was

Doug Ford's unveiling of a new Grade 1-8 sex education curriculum is strikingly similar to the maligned 2015 version. The result is confused Ontario parents.
Pipeline pipes are seen at a Trans Mountain facility near Hope, B.C., on Aug. 22, 2019. Project Reconciliation is an Indigenous-led initiative that seeks to buy a stake in the pipeline. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Indigenous ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline would safeguard the environment

Project Reconciliation is a direct response to one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls that Indigenous communities 'gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.'
A letter to leaders of Canada’s political parties signed by 1200 academics with expertise in health care calls for parties to commit to a national pharmacare plan. (Shutterstock)

Leave the patchwork to the quilts: The case for pharmacare

The 1964 report that paved the way for Canada's medicare envisaged that after universal coverage for doctors, the next step would be prescription drugs. But that next step hasn't come.
Will Donald Trump peacefully vacate the Oval Office if he loses the presidential election in 2020? The American 1800 election showed that peaceful transitions of power are the result of choices made by individuals. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Would Trump concede in 2020? A lesson from 1800

Throughout the course of American history, peaceful transitions of power have been the result of choices made by individuals, not the U.S. political system. What does that mean if Trump loses in 2020?
Emissions are seen from an oil refinery in Alberta. (Shutterstock)

Why Canada should lead global climate action

As a wealthy nation with global diplomatic and multilateral influence, Canada is among a small subset of nations uniquely positioned to act individually and collaboratively on climate change.
Many parents feel compelled to pay school fees, even while they feel they shouldn’t have to. (Shutterstock)

School fees undermine public education’s commitment to equity

Some parents in Québec are being reimbursed after a ruling that they were overcharged school fees. If taxes cover public schools, should parents have to pay at all?
People participate in the 2016 Trans Pride March in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima

Transgender hate crimes are on the rise even in Canada

A recent report on crime statistics leaves out transgender and nonbinary folk. A security and surveillance expert says this invisibility is harmful. Without stats, we cannot counter violence.
Jack Letts has been in a jail in Syria since 2017. The British government just stripped him of his citizenship, but he has Canadian citizenship due to his father’s birth here. sky news

‘Jihadi Jack’ and the folly of revoking citizenship

The decision by the British government to revoke citizenship of a U.K.-born man puts Canada in a conundrum and raises serious questions about the practice of stripping citizenship.