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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized for wearing blackface when he was a teacher and a student. Individualizing blackface incidents overlooks the larger problem of anti-Black racism. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau in blackface: A symptom of Canada’s widespread anti-Black racism

The Canadian election has been dominated by old pictures of Justin Trudeau wearing blackface. Instead of focusing on Trudeau's poor behaviour, a larger discussion is needed to act on systemic racism.
1909 image of a sugar mill, Barbados - a Caribbean island with a history of many colonial slavery laws. Allister Macmillan/W.H. and L. Collingridge/Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

The roots of America’s white nationalism reach back to this island’s brutal history

The vicious ideology that allegedly drove a gunman to kill 22 people in El Paso, Texas last week could be traced back to a tiny island on the eastern fringe of the Caribbean Sea
La recherche contemporaine remet en question l'idée selon laquelle une exposition précoce à une seule langue est préférable. À Montréal, la moitié de la population parle anglais et français. Shutterstock

Les bébés peuvent-ils apprendre deux langues en même temps? You bet!

Les bébés «bilingues» apprennent très tôt à reconnaître les marqueurs permettant d'isoler les mots dans une langue ou dans l'autre.
Members of the National Council of Canadian Muslims Mustafa Farooq, left, and Bochra Manaï, right, speak during a news conference in Montréal, June 17, 2019, where plans were outlined to lawfully challenge Québec’s Bill 21. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Québec’s Bill 21 may embolden religious bullying in schools

Québec schools must consider Bill 21's potential impact on students. Bullying researchers have found links between publicly permitted behaviour and personal expression.
With the right legislation, Ghana hopes to improve aviation compliance and safety. Shutterstock

Ghana aims for safer skies with new aviation laws

It's hoped that this new aviation legal framework will help Ghana to improve its reputation and performance in all sorts of safety and compliance measures.
Des fillettes yéménites déplacées, qui ont fui leur foyer en raison des combats dans la ville portuaire d'Hodeida, se sont retrouvées dans une école à Sanaa, au Yémen. Plus de la moitié des réfugiés dans le monde ne réussissent pas à sortir de leur propre pays. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed

Le Canada doit intervenir pour aider les millions de déplacés dans leur propre pays

S'appuyant sur son expérience en matière d'accueil des réfugiés, le Canada devrait prendre la défense des personnes déracinées dans leur propre pays.
Un brouillard de fumée causé par les feux de forêt dans la région envahit Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique. Il est devenu essentiel de tarifer le carbone. Shutterstock

Les changements climatiques sont un risque pour la santé et les économistes ont la bonne solution

Du coup de chaleur à l'asthme en passant par la maladie de Lyme, le changement climatique pose déjà un risque sérieux pour la santé. Il est essentiel désormais de tarifer le carbone.
Displaced Yemeni girls, who fled their home because of fighting at the port city of Hodeida, are seen in a school allocated for IDPs in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Canada must step up to help millions displaced inside their own countries

Building on our track record of support for refugee resettlement, Canada should stand up for those uprooted within their own countries and unable to reach our shores.
E. Jean Carroll is photographed, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in New York. Carroll, a New York-based advice columnist, claims Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a dressing room at a Manhattan department store in the mid-1990s. Trump denies knowing Carroll. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Rape and ‘the rule of law’ in Trump’s America

Can Trump's America even claim to be a nation of laws, when its most powerful man can apparently do whatever he wants to whatever woman he wants?
Zambia’s daliance with cigarette manufacturing is a cautionary tale for other African countries. Shutterstock

Cautionary tale of tax incentives for cigarette makers from Zambia

As Zambia's case study shows, the benefits of boosting investment in cigarette manufacturing run the risk of being wiped out by the health and economic development costs of increasing smoking.
Lorelei Williams, right, whose cousin Tanya Holyk was murdered by serial killer Robert Pickton and aunt Belinda Williams went missing in 1978, wipes away tears while seated with Rhiannon Bennett, left, following the release of the report on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The MMIWG report: A call for decolonizing international law itself

The attempt to grapple with genocide by the MMIWG commission is about more than simply applying international law to the facts. It's also about decolonizing the international law of genocide itself.
Le virus de la polio peut provoquer la paralysie. Grâce à la vaccination massive, un pays comme l'Inde a pu récemment l'éradiquer. Et le combat contre la polio peut nous apprendre aujourd'hui comment combattre un autre redoutable virus: la grippe. Shutterstock

Comment la lutte contre la polio nous aide à combattre aujourd'hui la grippe

Comme pour la polio, nous n’avons présentement aucun moyen de guérir les patients infectés par la plupart des virus, dont la grippe. La vaccination demeure notre seule arme pour empêcher l’infection.

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