Why have Uber drivers been regarded more favourably than taxi drivers?
Taxi drivers and Uber drivers perform the same work, but Uber's categorization as a tech company has contributed to the historical stigma against taxi drivers.
Anti-poverty protesters march in downtown Winnipeg in 2018.
Andrew Tod/Manitoba Federation of Labour
The federal budget proposed several measures aimed at reducing poverty. But escaping poverty is extremely difficult and can't be addressed by quick fixes.
For people with conditions such as celiac disease, avoiding gluten is crucial to health. However, sticking to a gluten-free diet is expensive, socially challenging and linked to nutritional inadequacies.
People with conditions such as celiac disease must follow a gluten-free diet to manage symptoms and health. But avoiding gluten is difficult, costly and linked to nutrition issues and quality of life.
A more equitable approach to dealing with microaggressions would be to put the onus of addressing them onto the perpetrators.
Does it really matter that Indigenous people and other racialized people experience microaggressions? The short answer: Yes.
Early evidence suggests that younger people are at the highest risk of poor mental health outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The mental health effects of the pandemic will likely outlive COVID-19. The goal should be to target mental health symptoms early in order to decrease major long-term effects.
There are mounting calls for a boycott of next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing.
(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
While governments and some athletes are opposed to a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, failing to take a stand against China's human rights record has consequences.
Digitizing archives can make information more accessible, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
During the coronavirus pandemic, digitizing archives can help increase access. But in addition to the labour and financial costs, issues of privacy, copyright and resources need to be considered.
A water bottle sits on the table in front of Chief and NDP candidate Rudy Turtle during a visit by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Oct. 5, 2019 on the Grassy Narrows First Nation, where industrial mercury poisoning in its water system has seriously affected the health of the community.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages may be intended to improve health, but for Indigenous consumers, such a tax would be unethical, contravene tax law and undermine Indigenous rights.
Fragments of Sappho? The 2014 discovery was of five stanzas of one poem and portions of a second.
('Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene,'1864, by Simeon Solomon)
In 2014, reports of a new discovery of Sappho's poems were remarkable. New research argues the papyrus had a fabricated backstory.
A worker cuts roses to be shipped to the U.S. and Europe at a flower farm in Madrid, Colombia, in August 2020.
(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
After a withered 2020 due to COVID-19, the flower industry is hoping to blossom. The industry, which remains far from sustainable, remains a multi-billion dollar operation.
Dominic Ongwen enters the court room of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, on December 6, 2016.
Photo by Peter Dejong/Pool/AFP via Getty Images
Former fighters described Ongwen as a model fighter and an effective commander – but testimony in his trial detailed the former child soldier’s alleged personal role in the rape of underage women.
Research shows the breast milk of women who have recovered from COVID-19 offers a source of COVID-19 antibodies.
Researchers don't fully understand the composition of breast milk and its benefits. Beyond nutrition, it contains enzymes, hormones and the mother's antibodies — including antibodies for COVID-19.
Older caregivers report unprecedented and unrelenting levels of responsibility, stress and isolation due to COVID-19 and pandemic-related protocols.
Older adults who are caregivers to someone with a health condition or disability report severe and unrelenting levels of stress and isolation during COVID-19 due to pandemic-related protocols.
Hydrogen gas was banned for use in airships based on misinformation and outright falsehoods 100 years ago.
Hydrogen-filled cargo airships could do for the Northern economy what the railways did for Western Canada 125 years ago. It's time to lift the antiquated ban on hydrogen gas for use in blimps.
Physical distancing sign on the entrance to Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto on April 24, 2020.
The provision of recreational activities and access to public space have always been underpinned by moral and class values. Planning the post-pandemic reopening should address these inequities.
A recent Manitoba study documented the shocking use of restraints and seclusion of children with disabilities in schools.
The use of restraints and seclusion in schools for children with disabilities is a human rights problem that needs redress through greater accountability.
Tools from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) may help manage unpleasant emotions during lockdown stress.
As the world faces a second wave of COVID-19 lockdowns, we need new strategies to handle pandemic stress that go beyond basic self-care.
Remote learning doesn’t work for all children. Students sit behind screened-in cubicles at St. Barnabas Catholic School in Scarborough, Ont., on Oct. 27, 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
As provinces consider extended holidays, or school closures loom as a possibility under COVID-19, schools should commit to providing in-person schooling for students with disabilities.
President-elect Joe Biden waves as he departs St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, Nov. 15, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
In the drama of envisioning a future for the United States, Joe Biden and Donald Trump both invoked stories about snakes to suggest different views about self-interest and the common good.
Dispatch rider with pigeons leaving for firing line, His Majesty’s Pigeon Service, November 1917, location unknown.
(William Rider-Rider. Canada. Department of National Defence. Library and Archives Canada, PA-002034)
British poet Wilfred Owen told readers there is no peace for the dying soldier until we fight against the lie that it is sweet and proper to die for one's country.