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Demonstrators take part in a recent protest against a rally by the Spanish far-right Vox party in Barcelona, Spain. The nationalist Vox party has recently emerged onto the political scene by winning representation in regional elections in the country’s south in December. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Why Spain’s upcoming election will change Spanish immigration politics

The upcoming Spanish election will not only change the political landscape in the short term. The success of Vox will likely secure a place for anti-immigrant parties for the indefinite future.
Filmmaker Agnes Varda holds the Honorary Palme d'Or award at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, France. Varda, a central figure of the French New Wave who later won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, has died. She was 90. AP/Thibault Camus

Agnès Varda, a pioneering artist who saw the extraordinary in the ordinary

Beloved film director Agnès Varda died at age 90, on March 29th. She was a pioneer of French New Wave cinema and admired for her ability to understand time and see beauty outside of mechanical norms.
Faith Goldy is shown outside Wilfrid Laurier University in March 2018. Facebook may have banned Goldy and other ‘alt-right’ figures, but their influence is greater than social media. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah Yoon

Starving online trolls won’t stop far-right ideas from going mainstream

It's all well and good for Facebook to shut down people like Faith Goldy, but it's critical we recognize that the far right’s culture war is diffusing more broadly within Canadian politics.
Research with Canadian families found that modelling of healthy food intake by fathers, but not by mothers, was associated with a healthier diet among their children. (Shutterstock)

Fathers are vitally important to their kids’ health and to public health research

Most Canadian children spend too much time on screens and don't eat enough fruit and vegetables. Fathers can help by modelling healthy behaviours and getting involved in research.
Les bienfaits de la sieste sont désormais établis. Les employés devraient être autorisés -et encouragés - à dormir au travail, comme ils le sont à rester connectés au bureau en tout temps. Shutterstock

Vous ne faites pas la sieste au bureau ? Vous devriez être viré !

Si les employés sont tenus d'être disponibles et connectés après les heures de travail, ils devraient également être autorisés, voire encouragés, à dormir au travail.
Many companies, such as Ben & Jerry’s, Zappos and Nike, allow employees to nap at work. (Shutterstock)

If you’re not sleeping at work, you should be fired

Progressive organizations recognize that fatigued employees can’t perform at their best. Naps at work can increase alertness and improve performance.
Because male migrants earn more money to send back home than females, families in some post-communist countries are strongly tempted to use sex-selective abortion to improve their lives. Johann Walter Bantz/Unsplash

Breeding young men for export in poor countries

Breeding young men for export has never been a successful economic development strategy. Policies that improve local labour market opportunities could increase the status of women.
Il y a des changements évidents dans la consommation de viande. Mais elle n'est pas alimentée par une augmentation du véganisme et du végétarisme. Shutterstock

On mange moins de viande, mais ce n'est pas à cause des végétaliens

Il y a des changements évidents dans la consommation de viande. Mais elle n'est pas alimentée par une augmentation du véganisme et du végétarisme.
The Padma Bridge Project in Bangladesh is seen in this February 2018 photograph. SNC-Lavalin was accused of bribing officials in the construction of the bridge, though charges were later dropped. Md Shaifuzzaman Ayon

Canada’s SNC-Lavalin decisions affect people in the world’s poorest countries

Promoting Canadian jobs is part of any government’s political mandate, but so too is the responsibility of ensuring that Canadian businesses are not supporting or condoning corruption abroad.
Meat consumption is decreasing in Canada. But don’t look at vegans and vegetarians. In fact, it’s meat-eaters who are eating less than usual who are behind the trend. Yvonne Lee Harijanto/Unsplash

Meat consumption is changing but it’s not because of vegans

There are clearly changes happening in meat consumption. But it's not being fuelled by an increase in veganism and vegetarianism.
A judge’s decision to acquit a Halifax taxi driver charged with sexual assault was protested at this rally in Halifax in March 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

#MeToo: In Canada, rape myths continue to prevent justice for sexual assault survivors

A new Canadian law introduced as a nod to #MeToo, meant to protect sexual assault complainants, will have limited impact because it fails to consider how sexist judges and lawyers interpret laws.
Pourquoi les maladies cardiaques tuent plus de femmes que d’hommes? Car durant une attaque, les symptômes des femmes sont mal interprétés. Shutterstock

Les symptômes de crise cardiaque sont différents chez les femmes, mais les cliniciens le savent-ils?

Le sexisme dans la recherche cardiovasculaire conduise à une méconnaissance de la crise cardiaque chez les femmes. Elles profitent moins des thérapies, interventions et possibilités de réadaptation.

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