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A homeless person lies in a tent pitched in downtown in Toronto on April 18, 2020. Many of the city’s homeless population have taken to staying in tents around the city as concerns mount about the safety of the shelter system due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Ontario’s Safe Streets Act will cost lives amid the coronavirus pandemic

Police officers are integral front-line workers during this extraordinary crisis. They should be empowered to act as protectors of the vulnerable, not as persecutors of homeless people.
Business has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. How can business leaders react to the challenges, reassess what they do and reconfigure their companies? (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Coronavirus disruption: A chance for businesses to adapt and renew

Many businesses have been rocked by the financial fallout from the coronavirus. Bouncing back from such a consequential event is not enough. Companies must adapt to the disruption.
Issac Nicoll packs lobsters for shipment at the Lobster Company in Kennebunkport, Maine, on March 13, 2020. Coronavirus has disrupted global markets for live lobsters. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

As coronavirus threatens seafood economy, community fisheries find ways to stay afloat

With restaurants closed and prices dropping, fishers are finding new ways to keep their business above water.
A crucifix, believed to be miraculous, that in 1552 was carried in a procession around Rome to stop the great plague, left, frames Pope Francis, wearing white, as he delivers a prayer from an empty St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, on March 27, 2020. (Yara Nardi/Vatican News via AP)

How faith communities are responding to the coronavirus pandemic

Religious communities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide meaning and help in a time of uncertainty
Un homme passe devant un grand panneau qui annonce les Jeux olympiques de Tokyo de 2020. Les organisateurs ont résisté aux demandes de reporter ou d’annuler les Jeux, prévus pour le 24 juillet. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Covid-19 : pour le bien des athlètes, il est trop tôt pour annuler les Olympiques !

Alors que les événements sportifs du monde entier sont annulés ou remis, le Comité international olympique refuse pour l'instant d'annuler les Jeux olympiques d'été à Tokyo.
An entire section of meat and poultry is left empty after panicked shoppers swept through in fear of the coronavirus at a grocery store in Burbank, Calif. on March 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Coronavirus: The perils of our ‘just enough, just in time’ food system

COVID-19 is showing us we must work collectively to put resilience alongside efficiency as the primary drivers for the systems we depend upon each and every day for food.
A man walks past a large display promoting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Organizers have resisted calls to postpone or cancel the Games, which are scheduled to start July 24. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Coronavirus: For the sake of athletes, it’s too soon to cancel the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

While sporting events around the world have put their seasons on pause, the International Olympic Committee has refused to cancel the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. For athletes, the delay is a dilemma.
Presenteeism – as opposed to absenteeism – is especially dangerous in the midst of a pandemic. (Shutterstock)

Employers need to give paid sick days to fight the coronavirus

Presenteeism -- when employees show up for work when they're sick -- at a time of a global pandemic is especially dangerous for co-workers, managers and employers.
Britain’s Royal Family, covering generations born before the Second World War and those born well after 2000, attend the 2017 Trooping of the Colour. AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Baby boomers, Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z labels: Necessary or nonsense?

Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers. These generational labels are popular because of what they mean to us, even if it's not always useful.
Supporters of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who oppose the Coastal GasLink pipeline set up a support station near Gidimt'en checkpoint near Houston B.C., in January 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Coastal GasLink and Canada’s pension fund colonialism

The fact that so many Canadian pension funds are tied to oil and gas companies is a deeply structural form of racialized oppression and a denial of Indigenous rights.
Les chats peuvent manifester un large éventail d’émotions par leurs expressions et leur langage corporel. Shutterstock

Savez-vous parler la langue des chats ?

Les chats ont différentes expressions faciales qui varient selon leurs émotions. En sachant lire et interpréter les expressions félines, on saura faire en sorte qu’un chat reçoive des soins appropriés.
Jennifer Lopez se produit lors du spectacle de la mi-temps du Super Bowl de la NFL, le 2 février 2020, à Miami. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Oh J.Lo ! Source d'inspiration ou de détresse pour les femmes d'âge mûr ?

Athlète, danseuse et artiste, le fait que J.Lo puisse encore performer à ce niveau à 50 ans donne de l'espoir à toutes celles qui veulent continuer à progresser - dans la quarantaine et au-delà.
Jennifer Lopez performs during the halftime show at the NFL Super Bowl on Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

J.Lo’s body: Distressing or inspiring for mid-life women?

The tip-top physical condition of J.Lo and Shakira shouldn't cause women to throw up their hands and stop working out any more than Olympic cyclists should inspire us to quit riding our bikes.
An Indonesian traditional seaweed farm in Nusa Penuda, Bali. (Shutterstock)

Insects, seaweed and lab-grown meat could be the foods of the future

Awareness is increasing about foods like lab-grown meat, insects and seaweed. These foods may help address environmental challenges, but it's important to be aware of both the costs and benefits.
Venezuelan migrants look at the Panamericana Highway, in Urbina, Ecuador. More than 4.5 million Venezuelans have fled to neighbouring countries like Brazil, where they must navigate anti-migrant politicians. LGBTQ+ refugees in South America have only one dedicated centre — Casa Miga — to turn to. AP Photo/Edu Leon

More protection urgently needed for Venezuelan LGBTQ+ refugees in Brazil

The only centre for LGBTQ+ refugees in Latin America is overwhelmed by demand and is struggling to take in refugees from Venezuela.
China’s tourism sector has been devastated by the latest coronavirus outbreak, but the impact is being felt around the world and in many industries. (Shutterstock)

The coronavirus will hit the tourism and travel sector hard

The economic impacts of the new coronavirus on the travel and tourism industry will be felt in every corner of the world and almost every sector of the economy.

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