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.
(Senate of Canada)
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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a window is opening for good ideas to move from the fringes to the mainstream — and that includes a four-day work week.
The four-day work week is an idea that should make it through the pandemic’s open policy window.
The matchstick-size implant is shown here with an insertion device.
Nexplanon, a long-acting reversible contraceptive that is implanted in the arm for up to three years, is a welcome addition to birth control options in Canada.
In experiments, African grey parrots have shown an ability with numbers.
Some animals demonstrate an ability for mathematics that reflects a more sophisticated understanding of language.
Looking south from New York City’s Central Park.
Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of many great North American city parks, understood that ready access to nature made cities healthier places to live.
As governments race to revive economic growth, expect a bonfire of green tape.
Black nurses meet a number of barriers in health-care practice.
Anti-Blackness lingers in nursing and continues to limit access for Black folks, especially within nursing schools.
Human-made sounds are giving way to more natural sounds as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes people indoors.
With people staying in, the world around them is becoming more quiet. In one Canadian city, natural sounds are being heard more often.
Are raccoons ravaging your radishes? Container gardens might be a good option for saving your plants.
(AP Photo/dpa, Patrick Pleul)
Pests can cause sudden and significant damage to homegrown food, but a little planning and intervention can help you cut your losses.
Cities are going to be reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic, which has closed public parks, decreased traffic and put pressures on housing.
Cities can learn from past pandemics to see how communities and lifestyles are shaped by outbreaks.
A military guard of honour wear face masks against the spread of the coronavirus by the Unknown Soldier’s Tomb in Warsaw, Poland.
(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
From cholera outbreaks to public health actions, war metaphors have long been used to describe diseases, to show what we fear and to explain our world to ourselves.
Wade Watts becomes a better global citizen when he reconnects to the real world in Ernest Cline’s novel ‘Ready Player One.’ Tye Sheridan stars as Watts in Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation.
(2018 edition of 'Ready Player One'/Penguin Random House)
The bestselling novel turned film exposes paradoxes of fixing a broken system with its own tools. As we collectively meditate on the world’s problems, why not imagine better worlds?
A back alley in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a high-risk COVID-19 area due to the fact the vulnerable populations converge there, is pictured in January 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Drug users are already among the most marginalized and stigmatized populations in times without a pandemic. Unless we decriminalize drug use, once again they will bear the brunt of another deadly disease.
A woman waits for a streetcar in Toronto on April 16, 2020. The many Black people working in essential jobs do not have the luxury of staying home during the pandemic.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Black lives are further in peril in a time of COVID-19. Subject to death on both the public health and policing fronts, we will not be silent.