Political commentators have expressed concern that Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s decision to appoint former staffers to a committee that helps select provincial judges could politicize the courts.
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Appointing individuals who may have links to the party in power is not necessarily troublesome, as long as the process emphasizes legal knowledge and fairness, and not partisan considerations.
The plan to restrict importation of some food items could raise food prices.
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Ghana’s industries need fewer production constraints and more incentives to compete domestically.
Stuckless Pond in Gros Morne National Park, N.L. Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas can complement national and provincial parks to promote conservation while also advancing reconciliation.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas face significant hurdles but nevertheless remain a key way to advance reconciliation and environmental goals.
Sarah Jama at the opening of her Hamilton Centre constituency office, Nov. 14, 2023. Jama opened the office as an Independent MPP after the Ontario NDP kicked her out of caucus for posting a statement in support of Palestinians.
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Censure might occasionally be necessary to preserve the integrity of a parliament, but using it to punish members for their personal views threatens the foundations of democracy.
Le 23 novembre 2023, des enseignants et enseignantes manifestent à Montréal au début de leur grève illimitée.
La Presse canadienne/Ryan Remiorz
L’augmentation du soutien aux syndicats peut s’expliquer par le fait que les gens prennent de plus en plus conscience de vivre des inégalités et de la colère qu’ils ressentent à ce sujet.
Much commentary has focussed on the political harms of deepfakes, but we’ve heard less about how they are specifically being used to degrade girls and women.
Understanding how deepfakes can be used as a tool for misogyny is an important first step in considering the harms they will likely cause, including through school cyberbullying.
Members of a Québec teachers’ union march to begin their unlimited strike, Nov. 23, 2023 in Montréal.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The rise in union support can be explained by the growing recognition people are having of their own disadvantages, and the anger they feel about it.
How you respond is critical to their health and wellbeing. Here’s what to say to support someone who self-harms.
Jordan Henderson es uno de los varios futbolistas de renombre que se han mudado a la Saudi Pro League.
AP Photo/Rui Vieira
Algunos de los nombres más importantes del fútbol han decidido mudarse a Arabia Saudí, un país que desprecia los derechos humanos.
Jordan Henderson is one of several big-name footballers who have moved to the Saudi Pro League.
(AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Money talks, and sportswashing often works. Some of football’s biggest names now call the Saudi Pro League home.
A new study sheds light on how short-term rentals like Airbnb make housing less affordable.
Do you ever worry about how Airbnb rentals might be affecting your neighbourhood? Your concerns might not be misplaced.
Les efforts de la Banque du Canada pour freiner l'inflation ne semblent pas influencer le coût des aliments.
La Presse canadienne/Graeme Roy
Bien que le taux d’inflation soit descendu à son niveau le plus bas en deux ans, les prix des aliments restent élevés, en raison d’une série de facteurs peu contrôlables.
The Bank of Canada’s interest rate hikes don’t seem to be affecting food prices at all.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Many Canadians are puzzled by food prices remaining high despite the Bank of Canada’s efforts to curb inflation. If interest rate policies aren’t bringing food prices down, then what will?
Les jeunes mésangeais du Canada se battent pour empêcher leurs frères et sœurs d’entrer sur le territoire des parents.
Les mésangeais du Canada qui sont capables d’expulser leurs frères et sœurs du nid et du territoire ont de meilleures chances de survie.
The government has begun phasing out six types of harmful plastics as part of its plan to ban single-use plastics.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
Canada is seen as leading the way in banning single-use plastics. But how comprehensive are these actions, and how realistic is the dream of a zero-waste future?
The informal sector poses great challenges for food safety.
Improving food safety in low- and middle-income countries requires a shift in thinking and practice.
Elton John performs during Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm, Somerset, England on June 25, 2023.
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As we seek to reconnect after several summers without large, in-person gatherings, we reflect on the significant and often transformational role that music festivals play in our communities.
A conservation researcher counts ringtailed lemurs for a zoo’s annual stock take. Zoos have the capacity to do more for conservation science and practice.
(AP Photo/Jon Super).
Zoos have the potential to do more for growing conservation science and practice.
De nouvelles méthodes d’analyse ADN permettent de déterminer ce que mangent les araignées — même si elles liquéfient leurs proies.
Des recherches pour comprendre comment les araignées régulent les populations d’insectes ravageurs de cultures.
Canadian sport is in crisis. Only significant change and oversight can end the cycle of scandals and controversies.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The recent measures announced by the sport minister are a step in the right direction. But Canada needs an independent commission to monitor and prevent abuse in sport.