A demonstrator holds a sign outside the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon during a climate strike of school students as part of the Fridays for Future movements on Friday, May 24, 2019.
(AP Photo/Armando Franca)
It's clear that young voters are bringing critical issues to the fore as they did in the recent EU elections. Will they do so in Canada too?
A man injects drugs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Feb. 6, 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
In the midst of a public health crisis, with increasing rates of death from opioid overdose, the Ontario government is clawing back life-saving measures.
Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission called for culturally relevant programming for sport officials as well as anti-racism awareness training. Here, former Chicago Blackhawks player Fred Sasakamoose is honoured at an Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks game in 2017.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
If hockey is to be a sport that brings people together and fosters what’s best about Canada, it needs to reckon with Canada's -- and hockey's -- history of racism and settler colonialism.
Research shows that six of 11 Health Canada scientific advisory committees had a majority of members with a direct or indirect financial interest.
Health Canada must be unbiased and it must be seen to be unbiased -- so that Canadians get the best possible value out of prescription drugs.
Reducing the number of child care subsidies will mean that some parents will not be able to support their families or continue their studies.
For better childhood developmental outcomes and better economics, and in the absence of other long-recommended child care policies, the child care subsidy system should be expanded, not cut.
Smart city planning will need to address data collection and protecting the privacy of minors in public space.
The history of how Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiaries manage children and data is a troubling one. How will Sidewalk Labs address concerns about minors and privacy in Toronto's Quayside project?
A flag is flown during the annual marijuana 420 gathering in Toronto.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada's federal government is running out of time before the summer session to pass a bill that would pardon those convicted of minor cannabis possession.
Kimora Adetunji, 33, is seen with her son King, 2, outside Federal Court in Toronto in May 2017, where indefinite immigration detention was subject of a court hearing. Her husband was detained for almost a year before being released.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
Migration governance without immigration detention is desirable and achievable. Eliminating all detention will universally benefit citizens, migrants and everyone in between.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, speaks with Toronto Mayor John Tory before a recent news conference announcing funding for affordable housing in the Toronto area.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canadians should invest in affordable housing. It's a commitment to lifting the most vulnerable members of our society from the ground up — and lifting our entire country up in the process.
South Africa’s Caster Semenya in the moments before the women’s 800-meter final during the Diamond League athletics event in Doha, Qatar on May 3. The world champion easily won the race, but her future remains in doubt.
(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
The great South African runner Caster Semenya may have competed in her last 800-metre race. She has been demonized for more than a decade, like many other female athletes before her.
Entanglement is a “quantum correlation” between the properties of particles.
Entanglement is the mysterious relationship between two connected atoms. This relationship is the basis of quantum physics, but what is it exactly?
Pilih kasih dapat berdampak pada hubungan antara saudara kandung.
Ini tips untuk menghindari orang tua bersikap pilih kasih
Documentary play drawing on drama classrooms from England to Taiwan tells the story of global youth. From Left: Aldrin Bundoc, Zorana Sadiq, Amaka Umeh, Loretta Yu, Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, Liisa Repo-Martell. And in the foreground: Emilio Viera.
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A study that showed youth in five global cities lose hope as they grow into adulthood was turned into an elegant and beautiful documentary play with a plea to listen to the urgent calls of youth.
Plastics pile up at Thilafushi, an artificial island created as a landfill, in the Maldives.
Without action, the amount of plastic waste produced globally could reach as much as 265 million tonnes per year by 2060.
The digital economy will impact the ability of cities to generate revenue through traditional land-based taxes. A new solution is needed.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch
As more Canadians flock to urban centres, those cities have fewer options to raise taxes New tax policies are needed that reflect the shift to a digital economy.
Mining is a highly destructive endeavour towards our environment but demand for gems and minerals is non-stop; early colonial relationships continue to define these industries.
Much of the devastation of our globe's natural resources traces its origins to early colonialism. These relationships continue to define the extraction of resources that severely impact ecosystems.
Most of the nation’s top schools experience a major scandal that causes applications to fall, new research shows.
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When scandals take place at a college, the natural reaction for some people is to avoid the school. But two economists suggest potential applicants think hard about their decision.
From multiple points of view, the proposed tax-rebate child care plan does not add up.
An economist who researched and recommended free preschool child care in Ontario says there are multiple reasons why the province's anticipated child care plan, based on tax credits, is flawed.
Une aspirine par jour? C'est dépassé. Mais votre médecin l'ignore peut-être. Changer les pratiques médicales et les attentes des patients, c'est long, complexe, chargé d'émotions. Sans oublier la simple force d'inertie.
L'aspirine a une faible valeur ajoutée. Mais changer les pratiques médicales et les attentes des patients, c'est long, complexe et chargé d'émotions. Sans oublier la simple force d'inertie.
Large-scale literacy testing has not kept pace with how literacy is practiced in classooms, assessed by teachers and mandated by curriculum.
Are current forms of standardized literacy tests really measuring children's capacity to read and interact with our rapidly-changing world?