Do we need this many vehicles on the road?
Life cycle assessments of electric vehicles show that they cannot fully eliminate the greenhouse gas emissions of personal travel. We also need bikes, buses and trains to solve our climate problems.
People are seen at the Mount Pleasant farmers market in Vancouver, B.C., where measures are in place to limit the number of people permitted at a time due to COVID-19.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased interest in local food. This demand could be leveraged to help develop community resilience and encourage healthier diets.
Canada’s failure to fulfil its commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals will leave our children worse off.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The COVID-19 pandemic risks making Canada's already woeful record on child welfare worse. To safeguard a future for our children, governments must prioritize their care.
This combination of Sept. 29, 2020, file photos show President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio.
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
The U.S. presidential election is again serving as a symptom and a symbol of a troubled society. Whatever the outcome, history suggests anything but a quick resolution to deeply rooted problems.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents need support now more than ever — including via universal parental support programs.
Our mental health and economy are suffering from this pandemic. Parent support programs are a proven way to improve both.
Un employé inspecte des fioles d’un vaccin contre la Covid-19 produit par SinoVac dans son usine de Pékin le 24 septembre 2020.
(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Notre exposition à un agent pathogène, que ce soit naturellement ou par la vaccination, peut affecter la manière dont notre système immunitaire réagira à l’avenir à des agents pathogènes similaires.
U.S. President Donald Trump walks to the Abraham Accords signing ceremony at the White House on Sept. 15, 2020, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Opportunities for dramatic change rarely arise in the Middle East. But now is such a time.
Samples from volunteers are handled in the laboratory at Imperial College in London, on July 30, 2020. Imperial College is working on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.
(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
With lives depending on a vaccine, trust in Canada's COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force is crucial. Members of the task force need to make any industry links or potential conflicts of interest publicly clear.
A worker inspects vials of a SARS CoV-2 vaccine for COVID-19 produced by SinoVac at its factory in Beijing on Sept. 24, 2020.
(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Our first exposure to a pathogen, either naturally or via vaccination, can affect how our immune system responds in the future to the same or similar pathogens.
As part of the citizenship process, new Canadians are required to reflect a knowledge of Canadian history and politics.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The current Canadian citizenship guide needs to be updated to more accurately reflect the truths about Canada's past and present.
Fire consumes land deforested by cattle farmers near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, Aug. 23, 2020.
(AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Deforestation and extreme blazes threaten the region's biodiversity, risk transforming the rainforest into a semi-arid savannah and expose people to zoonoses that could spur new pandemics.
A health-care worker is seen wearing full personal protective equipment outside the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C. on April 3, 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Health-care workers' access to personal protective equipment, along with appropriate infection control procedures, affected their mental health during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dawn Wooten, left, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga., speaks at a news conference in Atlanta protesting conditions at the immigration centre.
(AP Photo/Jeff Amy)
The recent allegations against an ICE facility in the U.S. are part of a long history of forced sterilizations of Indigenous, Latina and Black women.
British Columbia’s Chief Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update on the coronavirus pandemic on Sept. 20.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Women in visible leadership positions are subject to personal attacks as less competent and reliable than their male colleagues. Acknowledging this double standard is the first step in addressing it.
In order to contain a deadly virus, the COVID Alert app needs to go viral.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Ironically, to encourage people to download the COVID Alert app, we need viral processes as we attempt to contain an actual virus. And that's a challenge when we're socially isolated.
Abortion rights demonstrators rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington on March 4, 2020.
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin File)
The death of U.S. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has re-ignited debates on the protection of reproductive rights. This might be the time to examine an overlooked inconsistency in the pro-life argument.
In this 2019 promotional photo from McDonald’s, then CEO Steve Easterbrook, fourth from the left, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac with family members of the McDonald’s employee who invented the popular sandwich. Easterbrook has since been dismissed from McDonald’s for inappropriate behaviour.
(Peter Wynn Thompson/AP Images for McDonald's)
Bad behaviour and toxic culture at a company can be corrected if the organization's board of directors states clearly the values they are looking for in a CEO.
Despite monitoring the same drugs, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States issued the same drug warnings only seven per cent of the time over a 10-year period.
Health Canada devotes far more resources to getting new drugs onto the market compared to making sure that drugs already being sold are safe.
More than half of patients with dementia also suffer from depression. If the depression remains untreated, the associated memory and cognitive problems worsen. Conversely, a significant history of depression seems to be a risk factor for dementia.
Dementia and depression are two diagnoses that rob older adults of health and happiness. Despite their obvious differences, it is becoming ever more apparent that the two conditions are connected.
Plastic litters a beach in Indonesia.
As much as 53 million tonnes of plastic waste could spill into the world's rivers, lakes and oceans by 2030 — even if countries meet their commitments.