Andrew Scheer is seen here with former prime minister Stephen Harper in the House of Commons in 2011.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Those who claim that Scheer’s positions on a woman’s right to choose and a same-sex couple’s right to marry are irrelevant so long as he refuses to reopen debate are missing the point.
Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has had to hire security due to sexist vitriol aimed at her in public.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Understanding the sexist and misogynistic terrain women climate leaders must navigate is an important requirement of an informed electorate as Canada heads to the polls next month.
Protesters take part in a pipeline expansion demonstration in Vancouver in June 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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.
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.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer attends a recent news conference in Toronto.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Conservatives face challenges this election given issues with Andrew Scheer’s leadership, regressive developments south of the border and a burgeoning populist movement.
There’s little evidence that Twitter is being overrun with partisan bots in the leadup to the Canadian election.
Claims that tweets on the Canadian election are the work of bot accounts, without empirical evidence or verification, need to be taken with a grain of salt.
Corporations are stepping in to support and invest in social and environmental change when governments cannot or will not.
Corporations are often stepping in to fill the void when governments are failing to adequately address social, economic and environmental crises.
Politicians should stop trying to bribe us with our own money and instead propose fundamental structural changes to how governments operate and budget themselves.
Rather than just bribing us with our own money, politicians on the campaign trail should propose structural changes to the way government works and budgets itself.
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
Changes to the criminalization of HIV nondisclosure in Canada must consider the vulnerability and violence experienced by women living with HIV.
According to new research, the majority of Canadians in all but three ridings across the country believe their province has already felt the effects of climate change.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Climate change could take centre stage during Canada's federal election.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
A new study shows that workplace sexual harassment significantly impacts the bottom line.
The paper "Me Too: Does Workplace Sexual Harassment Hurt Firm Value?" shows that firms with high levels of sexual harassment decline in value.
Timorese children are seen in 1999 following the referendum on independence from Indonesia.
East Timor Alert Network
Two decades after it helped the Timorese people gain their freedom, Canada would do well to provide a significant helping hand to the country again.
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.