The UK’s Online Harms White Paper provides a starting point to consider what internet regulation can look like.
Britain's Online Harms white paper was developed through public consultations and open, democratic processes. It suggests developing regulations that would be implemented by an arms-length entity.
Policy-makers must remember that the social consequences of a test are just as important as the test’s content.
The stakes could be highest for students around the world as education systems decide how to respond to the changing shape of global standardized testing.
Des électeurs quittent un bureau de vote dans la circonscription montréalaise de NDG-Westmount, lors du dernier scrutin fédéral, le 19 octobre 2015.
La Presse Canadienne/Graham Hughes
Lors des élections fédérales de 2015, le tiers des Canadiens n’ont pas voté. Or, la participation électorale est une mesure essentielle à la santé démocratique.
Canadians are still forced to travel to polling stations and line up to vote. Online voting would save time and money.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
About one-third of Canadians don't bother to vote in federal elections. Many people cite "everyday life issues," like the time it takes to vote, as reasons why they don't participate.
Large-scale literacy testing has not kept pace with how literacy is practiced in classooms, assessed by teachers and mandated by curriculum.
Are current forms of standardized literacy tests really measuring children's capacity to read and interact with our rapidly-changing world?
Des membres des Canadiennes de Montréal posent avec la Coupe Clarkson, au lendemain de leur victoire, en mars 2017, à Brossard.
La Presse Canadienne/Ryan Remiorz
La fermeture de la LCHF force d'autres acteurs à proposer de nouveaux modèles, ce qui s'est produit à maintes reprises dans le passé pour le hockey professionnel masculin.
Most Canadians support the idea of mandatory vaccination. But unintended consequences could worsen the under-vaccination problem.
Because of the potential drawbacks of forcing people to vaccinate their children, we should take other measures to increase vaccination rates.
Markham Thunder players celebrate winning the 2018 Clarkson Cup final as champions of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. The CWHL has announced it will cease operations.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Donovan
When the Canadian Women's Hockey League announced it was folding, it was seen as a setback for women's hockey. But history suggests the death of one hockey league leads to new opportunities.
A customer holds up his receipt after being the first person to buy cannabis at the SpiritLeaf cannabis store in Kingston, Ont., on April 1, 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Federal officials have repeatedly claimed cannabis supplies are sufficient. But their own data suggest otherwise.
Regulating hate speech on the internet should not be left to private corporations.
National regulation of free speech should be by governments, and not corporations, in order to be democratic.
The results of a new animal cruelty study are clear. People view fighting animal cruelty as a public responsibility and want crimes against animals to be taken more seriously.
A new study examines how to best enforce and prevent animal abuse, including through a dedicated anti-cruelty policing unit.
Governments worry that medical cannabis tax exemptions could tempt recreational users. Some might seek prescriptions to save money. Eliminating taxes on medical purchases of only cannabis oil could work as a compromise.
With cannabis, governments must balance taxing legal sales versus competing with illegal ones.
Mature women students face additional barriers when enrolling in STEM programs.
With changing student demographics, STEM programs need to provide different supports to accommodate the needs of women returning to education after a break.
Data from provinces varies, but it generally shows Canadian cannabis users prefer to buy dry flowers (to smoke or vape their weed), want high-quality products and prefer shopping in bricks-and-mortar stores rather than online.
Government data outline what’s popular with Canadian cannabis shoppers. Among other things, they prefer smoke-able cannabis, high-quality products and in-store shopping.
Huseyin Celil is seen here with one of his youngest children in this 2006 photo taken shortly before his arrest.
Another case involving an even more egregious violation of international law by China against Canada languishes largely forgotten.
Huseyin Celil, a Canadian citizen, has been in jail since 2006.
Parents can assure children that anxiety is a natural feeling they can learn to manage.
Educational experts offer tips for parents and teachers to help children manage test anxiety but find that overall, policy-makers need to re-think what matters in schools and what’s worth measuring.
Animal cruelty investigators are doing unappreciated work for low pay and without union benefits or protections.
Animal cruelty investigators do challenging and unappreciated work for very low pay, and normally without union benefits or protections.
A depiction of a cannabis bud drops from the ceiling at Leafly’s countdown party in Toronto as midnight passes and marks the first day of the legalization of cannabis across Canada.
(Chris Young/The Canadian Press)
Government data suggest medical cannabis availability improved after legalization in Canada. But producers have struggled to meet demand for recreational cannabis other than oils.
In increasingly diverse societies, teaching must recognize the importance of affirming students’ cultural backgrounds in all aspects of learning.
Culturally-responsive student assessment and evaluation is key to student success in diverse, globalized societies.
The federal government should have a role in the regulation of digital infrastructure.
Regulation of the internet is inevitable and governments, rather than businesses, should seek to regulate it.