Voters should be aware of how their personal data is being collected and used by political parties.
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During an election, political parties gather personal data about Canadian voters. This data collection isn’t regulated, and citizens should be concerned.
New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks with members of the local indigenous community during a campaign stop in Ladysmith, B.C.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
This federal election, think about which parties are proposing to give power to Indigenous Peoples and their governments.
A police officer patrols Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto in May 2020.
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Park policy must reimagine parks as more than a contributor to property value and consider how they can be used as community resources.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh responds to a question during a news conference in Windsor, Ont., as he criticizes the Liberals. Strategic voting, when it’s in play, often serves to hurt the NDP. But is it effective in preventing Conservative victories?
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Labour unions and other progressive organizations in Canada have increasingly embraced strategic voting as a preferred strategy to defeat Conservative politicians. But does the tactic really work?
Understanding the moral dimensions of climate decisions could help promote fairer and more effective climate action
Annika Schleu of Germany cries when Saint Boy, the horse she was assigned to ride, wouldn’t co-operate in the equestrian portion of the modern pentathlon at the Tokyo Summer Olympics.
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The treatment of the horse Saint Boy has ignited fierce discussion about horses in modern pentathlon, and reanimated ethical debates about horses’ jobs beyond the Olympics.
Leopard geckos make fun and entertaining pets.
Reptiles get a bad rap, but this is because they’re misunderstood. Promoting healthy reptile pet ownership can contribute to conservation and education efforts.
The Olympic flag is lowered during the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics – the first Games to be held without spectators because of concerns of spreading COVID-19.
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The Olympics will have to be adaptable in order to keep up with the rapidly shifting economic landscape and changing interest in the Games if it wants to continue to turn massive profits.
Thousands of teachers from the Peel District School Board hold a one-day strike in Mississauga, Ont., in February 2020.
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Wanting a union and securing a union are two very different things. That’s because there are enduring obstacles to unionization that make it incredibly difficult for workers to unionize.
Larry, a chimp formerly used in medical research, now resides at the Save the Chimps sanctuary which offers painting as an enrichment activity.
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Art such as the ‘Primal Expressions’ series created by chimpanzees continues to raise important questions about creative instincts in non-human animals.
Montreal Canadiens fans cheer during game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in Montreal on July 5, 2021.
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The ongoing influence of rape culture in men’s hockey prompts a contentious discussion about whether — and when — athletes involved in sex offences deserve a second chance from teams and fans.
A plethora of sport betting operators will now enter the Canadian market and contribute to the economy through consumer betting and marketing partnerships. But what are the risks?
T.C. (Tommy) Douglas, shown in this 1961 photo being held up by supporters, after being chosen leader of the newly form New Democratic Party. He is held by trade unionist Claude Jodoin (left), national CCF president David Lewis and British Labour leader Hugh Gaitshell.
The political muscle of unions that helped to launch the NDP in was never that strong in the first place. Even worse for the party, it’s atrophied considerably over the course of the last 60 years.
Managing academic expectations, culture shock, language barriers and financial constraints amid concerns about viral safety are some of the intersecting stressors faced by international students.
International students are a vulnerable population who have faced many stressors in the COVID-19 pandemic. Emotional intelligence can help navigate these.
A growing number of accredited justice facility dogs work supporting child victims, like Dorado, a valued member of the IWK Suspected Trauma and Abuse Response Team at the SeaStar Child & Youth Advocacy Centre in Halifax.
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Highly skilled dogs are hard at work supporting the child victims of crime. Meet the justice facility dogs.
Women often feel stuck caring for others. We must consider how we can learn from them and from care scholars about how to get “unstuck.”
Women often feel stuck caring for others. We must consider how we can learn from them and from care scholars about what needs to change.
A wine mom is a mother who drinks wine to take the edge off daily tasks associated with motherhood.
The growing popularity of #winemom and its portrayal on social media. Is it humour and empowerment or binge drinking and mental health challenges?
The internet has helped teenagers continue learning and connect with others.
Teens have acutely felt the effects of the pandemic lockdowns on their social lives. As the end of stay-at-home orders draws nearer, it’s important to consider teenagers’ social and emotional needs.
Israeli Iron Dome air defense system launches to intercept rockets fired from Gaza Strip, near Sderot, Israel.
(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Improved rocket technology and tactics have made the ongoing Gaza-Israel conflict different from the one in 2014. Israel’s defences have been stressed.
A voter waits to enter a polling area to cast his ballot for Assembly of First Nations National Chief on July 25, 2018.
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The federal government needs to amend the necessary regulations of the Indian Act and First Nations Elections Act to allow First Nations to choose their own voting methods.