The High Court in Accra, Ghana’s capital. Strengthening the judiciary would ensure a better democratic outcome.
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Ghana’s flawed democracy has failed to establish mechanisms to effectively control corruption.
Corvids like crows and ravens are social and intelligent birds who provide extended care for their young.
Parents provide the energy needed for their young to grow large brains. Climate change may negatively affect birds’ brain development as it impacts food supplies.
The City of Winnipeg has proposed roads named after Bishop Vital-Justin Grandin be renamed with Indigenous names.
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Some have claimed the proposed new Indigenous names for Winnipeg streets are too difficult to pronounce. But what does it mean when we say a word is hard to pronounce?
The increasing presence of AI may lead to the emergence of new religions.
As human interactions with technology increase, AI-based religions are in our near future. While these religions carry risks for users, a tolerant mindset is important to consider worshippers’ rights.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Squamish Nation councillor Khelsilem hold a ceremonial paddle after a groundbreaking ceremony at the First Nation’s Sen̓áḵw housing development site in Vancouver in September 2022.
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By starting their own entrepreneurial and developmental projects, First Nations are working toward economic prosperity for their communities and furthering reconciliation.
Research found that investor ownership of farmland in Saskatchewan was negligible in 2002, but by 2018 had climbed to nearly one million acres — almost 18 times the size of Saskatoon.
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Farm consolidation, increasing land concentration and expanding investor ownership of farmland is leading to growing land inequality in the Canadian Prairies.
Only when the full extent of the wrongdoing has been identified can real progress be made.
By addressing the root causes of violence, we can reimagine systems to allow for more supportive, safe and accountable sport communities.
In this photo provided by the U.S. navy, sailors recover a high-altitude surveillance balloon off the coast of Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Feb. 5, 2023. A missile was fired by a U.S. F-22 off the Carolina coast to bring the balloon down.
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If there’s any silver lining to the aerial objects being shot down over North America over the last few days, maybe it’s that North Americans will recognize and appreciate the binational NORAD.
Language is the primary way for communities to promote and safeguard their knowledge and heritage.
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A recurrent theme in the testimonies of Residential School survivors is how their cultural and linguistic identities were adversely affected.
An electric bus charging on the side of a street in Montréal. Funding public transit is a good way to reduce greenhouse emissions while ensuring economic equality in moving to clean transportation.
Rather than promoting individual electric vehicles for lower-income consumers, governments should fund electric public transit instead.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Defence Minister Anita Anand join U.S. officials in a NORAD briefing at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., in June 2022.
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NORAD is having a moment in the wake of growing tensions between the United States, China and Russia. Will it last?
The term ‘neurodiversity’ comes from autistic communities and means that all brains and ‘bodyminds’ work in diverse ways.
Language used to speak about disability changes over time, and preferences shift due to advocacy and allyship, legal proceedings and empirical research.
Many countries are dealing with a rapidly rising cost of living.
January 6, 2023
Alan Shipman, The Open University; Aymen Smondel, IAE Nice - Université Côte d'Azur; Bhima Yudhistira Adhinegara, Center of Economic and Law Studies (CELIOS); John W. Diamond, Rice University; Luis Garvía Vega, Universidad Pontificia Comillas; Mohamad Hassan Shahrour, IAE Nice - Université Côte d'Azur; Peter Martin, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, and Wayne Simpson, University of Manitoba
Price inflation has hit countries differently, but most central banks and governments are concerned about the rising cost of living in 2023.
Parents need practical strategies to balance the health risks and stressors of kids getting sick as we trudge through the virulent flu, RSV and COVID-19 winter season.
Evidence-based tools for dialectical behaviour therapy can help us manage family stressors during the virulent respiratory virus season.
Throughout the pandemic, much discussion about COVID-19 transmission focused on individual-level decisions, making it easy to blame the unvaccinated.
Systemic social issues affect vaccine access and acceptability. Yet, the term ‘vaccine hesitancy’ overlooks this, reducing the multiple factors that affect vaccine uptake to individual-level choices.
Indigenous spiritual activities have become more common in Canadian public schools in recent years.
Spirituality is a vital part of Indigenous identities. Incorporating spiritual education can create space in schools where Indigenous students can learn and grow.
Newfoundland and Labrador has implemented a tax of 20 cents per litre on sugary drinks.
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Taxation of sugar-sweetened drinks is not only inequitable, but also has the potential to create or perpetuate weight stigma, which has negative effects on mental and physical health.
Blood plasma and products made from it are used to treat conditions ranging from blood clotting disorders to immunodeficiencies to Rh-negative pregnancies.
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There has been a monumental policy shift in paying blood plasma donors in Canada.
Canada’s current social assistance programs are not doing enough to support Canadians.
Canada’s current income assistance programs are not doing enough to support Canadians. If the goal of temporary assistance is to help those in need, these programs must have better, broader coverage.
Alex Bird (second from the left) and his siblings from the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation were among the first students to attend this public school, near Prince George, B.C., in the early 1910s.
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In B.C., residential school principals sat on public school boards, and some Indigenous children even attended public schools. Understanding such links matters for truth and reconciliation.