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In May 2019, the measure of a kilogram was changed. This has implications for how we measure wealth. Shutterstock

Redefining the kilogram means redefining how we measure wealth

Measurement and standards are at the heart of how we trade commodities and measure wealth. So what happens now that the planet’s most critical standard has been completely overhauled?
The Canadian tax system can, and should, put more money into the pockets of the country’s most disadvantaged citizens. (Shutterstock)

Refundable tax credits would help alleviate poverty

Tax credit refunds are an effective means of ensuring that Canada's poverty gap, now clearly identified, is addressed for low-income families. So what's taking so long?
A teenage boy throws rocks in the northern Ontario First Nations reserve in Attawapiskat in April 2016. Poverty has a profound impact on First Nations, and Canada needs to take bold wealth- and income-creation measures for the Indigenous. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Charting an economic path forward for First Nations

The MMIWG report didn't address the poverty that has had such a devastating effect on First Nations. Encouraging active participation by the Indigenous in the Canadian economy is a win-win for everyone.
Finding a fitness routine that fits your life and then sticking to it is key. (Shutterstock)

How to think yourself into a fit person

Research shows that the more adults identify with exercise or physical activity, the more they engage in it.
It is currently legal for Canadians to travel abroad and obtain organs from illicit sources. If it gains final approval from the Senate, Bill S-240 will change this. (Shutterstock)

Canada must end complicity in China’s brutal organ trafficking regime

When a Canadian travels to China to receive an organ transplant, a member of a persecuted minority may be killed to provide the organ.
Lorelei Williams, dont la cousine a été assassinée par le tueur en série Robert Pickton et dont la tante a disparu en 1978, verse des larmes en répondant au rapport de l'Enquête nationale sur les femmes et les filles autochtones disparues et assassinées. La Presse Canadienne/Darryl Dyck

ENFFADA: doit-on faire évoluer la définition du mot génocide?

Comprendre le génocide comme un processus peut aider là mieux comprendre les menaces ressenties par les peuples autochtones du Canada.
Lorelei Williams, whose cousin was murdered by serial killer Robert Pickton and whose aunt went missing in 1978, sheds tears while responding to the report on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada’s MMIWG report spurs debate on the shifting definitions of genocide

Understanding genocide as a process can help people grapple with the ongoing threat faced by Indigenous people in Canada, as named in the report into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Language is a complex structure. Here, Jeremy Dutcher performs during the Polaris Music Prize gala in Toronto on Sept. 17, 2018. Dutcher’s award-winning album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa is in the Wolastoqey language. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Ancestral languages are essential to Indigenous identities in Canada

The presence of Indigenous peoples in conversations in Canada about the flourishing of Indigenous languages and critical Indigenous education is essential.
Science tells us that body weight is not just about lifestyle, and yet health-care providers often assume that people with obesity are lazy and lack willpower, and that fatness is the only relevant health issue. (Rudd Center)

How anti-fat bias in health care endangers lives

One year ago, Ellen Maud Bennett asked women of size to make her death from cancer matter -- by advocating for their own health.
A local Winnipeg Jets tradition – the Whiteout Street Party – has been the source of controversy. Is it political correctness run amok or is the name insensitive to racialized people? THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

How an NHL street party caused a social media storm about racism

A celebration for the Winnipeg Jets turned controversial when an anti-racist group challenged a "make Winnipeg white again" headline about the city's NHL playoff "whiteout" parties.
An aerial view of the Kapyong Barracks in an affluent area of Winnipeg, site of one of the most recent urban First Nations reserves. It will soon be transferred to seven Treaty One First Nations. (Facebook)

Urban reserves are tests of reconciliation

Kapyong Barracks in Winnipeg is set to be transferred to Treaty One First Nations to become an urban reserve. A 64-hectare parcel in an affluent area, the reserve will be a test of reconciliation.

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