Une toilette fermée sur une plage publique à Rivière-Ouelle, dans le Bas-Saint-Laurent. Leur fermeture à travers le Québec ne répond à aucune logique sanitaire.
Les espaces publics où l’on n’a pas aménagé de toilettes ne sont ni gratuits ni accessibles. Le manque d’investissements dans des commodités, comme des toilettes, diminue la valeur de ces espaces.
Airlines are risking alienating customers and permanent reputational damage due to their refusal to issue refunds after cancelling flights mid-coronavirus.
Airlines seem largely unconcerned about the long-term implications of their refusal to issue refunds to passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and risk alienating customers permanently.
Finding a washroom during either a pandemic or a protest within a pandemic is an issue about how free and accessible our urban spaces are.
Public washrooms are an essential service and the people who maintain them are essential workers. But what happens when a pandemic closes public bathrooms and a civil rights protest breaks out?
The statue of John A. Macdonald in Montréal after being vandalized.
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As anti-racism protests take aim at statues of slave owners and racist figures, Canada needs to reassess how it remembers its past.
The 100 days of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of our food system, including the treatment of migrant labourers.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
COVID-19 has given society a teachable moment, and we should now establish the policies, programs and technologies to ensure our food system becomes stronger, more resilient and more equitable.
The scope and length of vaccine testing experiments usually mean decade-long timelines for development.
It usually takes 10 years for a new vaccine to complete clinical trials, but we've been promised a COVID-19 vaccine in 12 to 18 months. Even if such fast-tracked development is possible, is it wise?
An Islamic Society of North America Mosque community member hands out candy to children in a drive-through Eid celebration in Mississauga, Ont., on May 24, 2020.
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The public broadcast in Canada of the call to prayer during Ramadan this year caused some tensions. What the preliminary research has shown however, is that it wasn't the noise people objected to.
Young people have labour market advantages that will allow them to survive the pandemic if they keep an open mind about location and job offers.
Being flexible about both location and the nature of employment will help youth make the most of the current challenging labour market situation due to COVID-19.
Why a company lays off employees and who delivers the message to the public and shareholders is important.
COVID-19 has prompted many companies to lay off employees, but
most companies don't have a policy governing layoffs. Here's why that's a mistake.
Oceans are teeming with life and are connected to society through history and culture, shipping and economic activity, geopolitics and recreation.
International law does not meaningfully address biodiversity conservation in the high seas. We risk losing marine species before we have a chance to identify and understand them.
Tourists observe the shore chock full of sargassum in Bahia La Media Luna, near Akumal in Quintana Roo, Mexico, in August 2018.
(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
The consequences of a massively connected globe are real — and not limited to disease pandemics.
Empty shelves in a grocery store in Toronto on March 22, 2020 as customers stock up on dry goods and shelf-stable foods.
Using innovative technologies like Bitcoin and automation can help protect our food supply chains from disruptions like the one caused by the current coronavirus pandemic.
Scène d'un lac des Laurentides. Les propriétaires de chalet et les villégiatures veulent profiter de la nature cet été, mais les résidents des zones touristiques craignent les risques de propagation de la Covid-19.
Les conflits entre propriétaires saisonniers et résidents ruraux à l’année mettent en évidence la dualité entre le « droit d’être rural » et l’embourgeoisement provoqué par l'arrivée des citadins.
It’s not yet clear whether antibodies in the blood of patients who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 indicate immunity. Above: blood specimens for COVID-19 antibody tests.
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Immunity to COVID-19 may be complicated. Here are the promises and pitfalls of antibody tests.
The view from the porch of a cabin in Yoho National Park in British Columbia.
Conflicts between seasonal property owners and year-round rural residents are highlighting the fault-lines between the "right to be rural" and "disaster gentrification."
A farm in Stowe, Alta. Can Canadian agricultural producers lead the way on climate action?
The Canadian dialogue on agriculture’s role in climate change is murky. Its time to be more clear and vocal on where challenges and opportunities lie.
The coronavirus pandemic is affecting businesses differently and startups are especially vulnerable.
The coronavirus pandemic is an exceptionally challenging time for start-ups. Here's a guide to help new businesses survive.
Keeping young Canadians working during the global pandemic is important for a host of reasons.
Now that Canadian youth can work part-time without becoming ineligible for government assistance, many will be incentivized to work in jobs in increased demand during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Alberta’s new ministerial orders modify some industrial environmental reporting requirements in the province.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta has modified its environmental rules, becoming the first to do so during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Long lines of masked shoppers wait to shop for groceries in Toronto on April 9, 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Canada's food system has bent but not broken in the face of unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to have enough food available.