Members of the Sipekne'katik First Nation prepare to go fishing in Saulnierville, N.S., on, Sept. 17, 2020.
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The message from commercial fishers is that fishing in St. Marys Bay outside the commercial season is illegal and a conservation concern. In fact, it is neither.
Women at the Fraser Valley Institution for women were moved into cells like this after the minimum security wing was shut down for approximately two months.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
When minimum security units are closed in prisons, it is both a human rights violation and a reduction in available choices for women sentenced to prison time.
Pregnant women are routinely excluded from clinical trials for drugs and vaccines.
Pregnant women are at increased risk for serious COVID-19 complications and should be a high-priority group for vaccination. Excluding them from vaccine trials puts them and their offspring at risk.
An orchestra can be a hostile place for a lone Black classical instrumentalist.
The classical music scene in Canada is shaped by histories and hierarchies that reinforce racism and cultural appropriation. Black classical musicians are calling for systemic change.
Climate activists gather outside the Supreme Court of the Netherlands on Dec. 20, 2019, ahead of a ruling in a landmark case in which the government was ordered to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 25 per cent by 2020.
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A ground-breaking court case in the Netherlands could influence the way Canadian courts rule on the government's actions on climate change.
Decriminalization of simple drug possession would treat drug use as a health issue, not a criminal justice issue.
Young people often swallow any drugs they have on them when they encounter police, risking overdose to avoid a drug possession charge.
There is a lack of good clinical research on the advantages of blue-light filtering lenses.
Some health products haven't been tested for the benefits that they claim to produce. Blue-light blocking lenses are promoted as helping sleep cycles, but there is no evidence to support this.
Selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) may be perceived as a safer muscle-building alternative to steroids.
Idealized standards for muscular, fat-free male bodies may be fuelling the use of SARMs, or selective androgen receptor modulators, unapproved muscle-building drugs that are easily available online.
‘White Fragility’ relies on whiteness as a concept, but does not account for its diversity.
Former professor Robin DiAngelo's book 'White Fragility' takes a reductive view on whiteness. This simplistic approach privileges a U.S.-centric view and ignores global experiences of whiteness.
An oil tanker passes fishermen as it moves through a channel in Port Aransas, Texas, in May 2020.
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Irving Oil is transporting Canadian crude oil by tanker through the Panama Canal and the Gulf of Mexico to its Saint John refinery in an effort to offset any impact COVID-19 might have on its supply.
The European firebug was first discovered in North America in Utah in 2008 and has quickly expanded its range.
Entomologists worried about invasive pests have thousands of curious community scientists posting their findings online — and identifying new species.
An estimated 640,000 tonnes of lost and abandoned fishing gear enters the oceans annually.
An enormous amount of fishing gear is cut loose in the ocean each year. The losses cut into fishers' profits and kill marine wildlife. A new project aims to get ghost gear out of the ocean.
University music programs need to move away from curricula that privilege European theory and compositions.
The recent furor from senior academics in response to a public lecture about the whiteness of music education reflects a longstanding race problem in music — it's time to address this.
55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents were among 176 people who were killed in a tragic plane crash.
The difference in responses to tragedies reflects how immigrants are valued by their potential benefit to Canadian society, but this is not the only way to think about their worth as human beings.
New guidelines for health-care providers advise supporting every individual to achieve their best health, rather than focusing on weight status.
New Canadian clinical practice guidelines for obesity aim to help reduce the prevalence and impact of weight bias and stigma in clinical care, and also encourage the public to advocate for change.
Canada doesn’t extradite people to countries with the death penalty. But there are other ways to put those accused of crimes at serious risk.
Canadians should know more about how our government co-operates with other countries in criminal cases. Are we unwittingly risking the lives or rights of those accused of crimes?
People wearing face masks ride an attraction at the Playland amusement park at the Pacific National Exhibition, in Vancouver on July 10, 2020. While Canada has done a better job than other countries at managing COVID-19, its death rate still exceeds that of similar nations.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
While Canada has done well compared to countries like the U.S. and the U.K. in containing COVID-19, rates of infection and deaths are higher than in many similar western democracies. Why?
Household economic stress of the type brought on by COVID-19 is likely resulting in more stressed-out, anxious and hyperactive children, according to past data.
The effects of economic stress on children are big. Parents' anxiety about their financial situation is equivalent to the effect of a divorce, and is likely at play amid COVID-19.
Segregation cells at Dorchester prison in New Brunswick.
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It is not just policing agencies that have a systemic racism problem, Canadian prisons do too
Canada needs to address the problems facing what are known as crossover youth.
The federal government should create a federal child and youth advocate — a children's commissioner — in order to help Canada's crossover youth.