Protesters take part in a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) rally at the Alberta legislature in Edmonton before the United Conservative Party cancelled GSA protections in June 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
How Alberta votes on May 29 will either pave the way for 2SLGBTQ+ youth to be affirmed in their identities or it will create a formal pathway for homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the province.
It’s been 75 years since Palestinians were first expelled from their homeland. Here, people from Tantura as they were relocated to Jordan, June 1948.
(Benno Rothenberg/Meitar Collection/National Library of Israel/The Pritzker Family National Photography Collection)
The UN’s resolution to recognize Nakba Day on May 15, to mark the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes in 1948, helps to acknowledge past traumas but does the resolution have other implications?
People in Montréal attend a demonstration on May 15, 2021, to denounce Israel’s military actions in the Palestinian territories.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
When universities are seen as favouring one position on the Palestine/Israel issue, their ability to uphold academic freedom as a fundamental tenet of democracy is jeopardized.
Multinational enterprises are struggling to retain many of the employees they send abroad on international assignments.
Multinational enterprises are facing a high rate of repatriate turnover from employees returning back home from international assignments.
TikTok can be used as a tool to educate and has been a space for sharing information during major events.
In today’s episode we take a look at how TikTok can be used as a tool to educate and has been a space for sharing information during major events in the last two years.
The critical reappraisal of Irish and Canadian cultural relations and influences, as well as Irish encounters with Indigenous Peoples, is of current and urgent interest to both Irish and Canadian scholars.
Irish-born writers from the late 1700s to 1900 who spent time in present-day Canada influenced colonial narratives about Canadian identity or defended Irish linguistic and political autonomy.
A group of Syrian refugees, now new Canadians, take part in a virtual citizenship ceremony in December 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
We must meaningfully include newcomers and refugees in the formulation of policies that address structural constraints that affect them during times of crisis.
Members of the RCMP return from a boat patrol of a flooded neighbourhood in High River, Alta., on July 4, 2013.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Many cities continue to allow developers to build homes in areas that have a high risk of flooding.
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?
The future of the Canadian Football League is in doubt as it resumes play for the first time since 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
The Canadian Football League is struggling to stay alive. All options, including help from government, should be considered as part of a national conversation about its future.
Human connections and meaningful interactions are an essential part of the learning process, especially online.
Empathy will help teachers, and others leading online transitions, prioritize relationships as society navigates this crisis.
This image captures the hope felt by many Canadians four years ago as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, posing for selfies with airport workers, greeted refugees from Syria arriving on a government-sponsored airplane in Toronto, on Dec. 10, 2015.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The overall outcomes of Syrian refugees’ resettlement experiences are positive, but challenges remain.
A Mohawk flag is placed at the border of the Mohawk territory of Kanehsatà:ke and the town of Oka in July 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The federal government must intervene to resolve the ongoing land dispute and show it’s serious about reconciliation.
Research shows minorities often feel negatively stereotyped by public health awareness campaigns and advertisements.
Public health practitioners and marketers alike need to reflect on how their ads will be received by racialized groups who often feel negatively stereotyped.
Too many people are spurning democracy and being seduced by propaganda, fake news and political strongmen. This First World War poster shows a giant Gibson Girl as the symbol of democracy, punching a German soldier resembling Hindenburg.
Many citizens are searching for certainty and control in uncertain times. But that means too many are spurning democracy and being seduced by fake news and political strongmen. Democracy needs our help.
An ad for the city of Las Vegas features a lesbian couple who decide to get married. Ads featuring same-sex couples face a backlash, particularly from conservative consumers, but there are ways to make them more accepted.
Most North American consumers generally prefer advertising with male-female couples rather than same-sex couples. But changes in how brands frame the messages of advertisements could change that.
Hundreds of people march in Vancouver to protest against corporate greed as part of the global Occupy movement in October 2011.
Canada’s welfare state is disintegrating while corporate welfare soars. In an era of climate crisis, precarious work and instability, it’s time the corporate welfare bums paid us back.
Calgarians have voted against a proposal to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. Here a young girl learns to skate at the Calgary Olympic Plaza, built for the 1988 Games.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Calgary is the latest city to reject bidding for the Olympics. A lack of a vision for the city and a council concerned with short-term political gains explain why an Olympic plebiscite was defeated.
A woman lights up at Sunset Beach in Vancouver, B.C., last year on April 20. A new Calgary bylaw, meantime, bans the public consumption of cannabis and restricts people to smoking weed only at home, unfairly affecting those who rent.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A new Calgary bylaw prevents people from smoking weed in public; only homeowners can spark up on their private property. Here’s why that unfairly targets and penalizes racial minorities.
Stranger Things 2 aims to raise political issues but misses the radical roots of rainbow coalition politics in episode seven and instead falls into mainstream Hollywood traps of centrist politics.
(Courtesy of Netflix)
The makers of the wildly popular Netflix show, Stranger Things, have a political message as they allude to Trump with their hairy, orange Shadow Monster. But what are their actual politics?