Activists wearing masks of IOC President Thomas Bach and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose in front of the Olympic Rings during a street protest in India against the holding of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
(AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
Olympic broadcasters can help Canadians support the Uyghurs, Tibetans, pro-democracy advocates and others fighting for their human rights in China by cancelling their Olympic coverage.
Originally, medical assistance in dying was intended for people who were terminally ill and whose death was foreseeable.
Research suggests that expanded access to MAiD tends to benefit people with wealth and privilege, offering them choices and autonomy. At the same time, it puts marginalized people at risk.
A woman wears a Make Canada Great Again cap during a demonstration opposing government policy on immigration near the Canada-U.S. border in 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
As Canadians head to the polls, some are seeking new direction. One they claim promises to be “for the people.” And some are part of far right groups who are calling for a populist movement.
Digital devices and technologies can enhance the way we learn and work.
Each new technology raises concerns about how they will negatively affect our ability to think, retain and process information. But these technologies don’t detract from our cognitive abilities.
Des gens reçoivent une dose du vaccin contre la Covid-19 dans une clinique de vaccination de masse à la Scotiabank Arena de Toronto en juin 2021.
La Presse Canadienne/Cole Burston
L’hésitation à se faire vacciner diminue au Canada mais n’a pas disparu. De nouvelles recherches montrent que bon nombre des personnes initialement hésitantes ont été convaincues depuis.
Intensive care nurse Kathryn Ivey’s Tweet illustrates the impact of the pandemic on health-care workers. Used with permission.
Rates of burnout have increased alarmingly among health-care workers during the pandemic. Unless the system provides more support to its already depleted workforce, staff shortages may get worse.
Noticing, validating and managing emotions is an important part of family health and wellness.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A successful transition in September is a whole-family affair.
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff throws a pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Seattle in January. The Rams will have to count Goff’s signing bonus towards their salary cap for the next four years, despite trading him to Detroit.
(AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
NFL salary caps were originally introduced to make the league more competitive and reduce performance differences between small and large market teams. But they have also worked out well for players.
The BlackNorth pledge seems to be more about image than action. Few Canadian corporations have Black people at the helm.
A recent survey has found that only a few of the 205 firms who signed the BlackNorth Initiative have actually diversified. Fundamentally, their idea of reform is not about tackling systemic racism.
Researchers found that the oldest child in Syrian refugee families has the most responsibility and the lowest English knowledge compared to peers.
Schools can focus on collaboration between teachers and students to wrap a system of support around children who need it the most.
Anishinaabe musician Melody McKiver.
plays at the Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax, May 2018.
Meditations on improvisation in a year of both COVID-19 and what some called ‘the other pandemic’ of racism push us to go deeper to find ways to sustain healthy public common life.
People stand on Parliament Hill alongside a memorial for children who died at Indian Residential Schools.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Indigenous people and communities are not monolithic. How they react to and deal with tragedy will be different. Acknowledging that will help us all heal.
Cyclists ride along Lake Shore Boulevard East as road closures come into effect for the return of the ActiveTO program in Toronto in May, 2021.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Yader Guzman
ActiveTO and programs like it across the country create more urban public space for exercising and can remove a major barrier to physical activity: lack of open and safe space.
The Sept. 20 election call may place Canada’s long-awaited national child-care plan at risk.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
We enter this election with eight signed child-care agreements and question marks over the fate of those deals if the Liberal’s gamble on a majority government fails.
When compared to the option to drive less or not at all, it is hard to see driving an EV as something praiseworthy.
Choosing to drive EVs looks more like a signal of one’s wealth and privilege than something that warrants moral praise.
A road running through Kigali, Rwanda.
These results emphasise the high significance of the transport sector in Kigali’s air pollution levels and the need for further action to address air pollution from the sector.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka lights the cauldron during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Black women played a central role in the 2021 Olympic Games. And that role was more than just resistance and resilience.
Attendees wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus look at an exhibit at a visitors center at the Winter Olympic venues in Beijing in February. Human rights groups have called for a boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics due to reported human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in China.
(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Instead of boycotting the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing, activists should pressure the IOC to let anyone attending the Games to express their views on China without fear of penalization.
The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated that our communities must be self-sustaining rather than reliant on volatile global value chains. Co-operatives bring resiliency self-determination to local economies.
The co-operative business model needs to be seriously considered and nurtured as a viable response to closing companies and lost jobs as a result of the pandemic.
People line up outside the University of Toronto Mississauga campus for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Mississauga, Ont., in May.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
Mandating vaccines risks turning a highly effective public health intervention into a contentious battleground — but it also may save lives.