The growth of Islamic banks provides Muslims living in North America with options that reflect their beliefs.
Shariah law informs financial contracts and credit systems, and the growth of Islamic financing options provides an alternative to current debt-based banking systems.
Digital money is one of the predominant forms of currency used today.
Not all digital money is cryptocurrency. Digital money can take the form of card or mobile phone payments, central bank digital currencies and virtual currencies such as Zuck Bucks.
A group of men sit in floodwater in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, Sept. 3, 2022.
(AP Photo/Zahid Hussain)
The culpability for Pakistan’s catastrophic floods rests with the government and wealthy polluter countries.
Although well-intended, sometimes employers can unintentionally undermine the agency of refugee employees by victimizing them.
Managers can play a key role in helping refugee employees thrive in their new workplaces, instead of robbing them of their autonomy.
Canada’s previous low-risk drinking guidelines were much more generous, allowing significantly more drinks per week.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s new alcohol guidelines cut the number of drinks per week in the ‘low-risk’ category by almost half for women, and by more than half for men. Here’s how researchers came to these conclusions.
Indigenous Peoples are subject to the same tax rules as any other Canadian, unless they are eligible for tax exemption under the Indian Act.
The common misconception among Canadians that Indigenous people do not pay any taxes perpetuates harmful stereotypes and hinders reconciliation.
Migrant farm workers were disproportionately affected by COVID-19 because of poor housing conditions.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Poor housing put migrant workers at risk for COVID-19. A federal government consultation on national housing standards is a crucial opportunity to support migrant workers’ health, safety and dignity.
Smaller animals that feed lower in the food web might be at greater risk from microplastic exposure than larger ones.
We need to advance our understanding of the effects of microplastics on aquatic ecosystems, especially on small animals at the base of food webs that might be ingesting more of these particles.
More animals, including wolves, are shifting their patterns to adjust to human activity.
Woodland caribou populations are on the decline because human activity changes their habitat and exposes them to predation by wolves. But changing wolves’ hunting habits may protect the caribou.
Produce vegetables are displayed for sale at a grocery store in Aylmer, Que. in May 2022.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
While decent housing and food are fundamental human rights, they are often treated separately, and primarily as commodities. How can we tackle housing and food insecurity together, and better?
Advertising encourages consumption, including products and activities that use large volumes of fossil fuels.
The number of people who die from climate change each year is roughly the same as the number of people who die from tobacco use.
Wolverine numbers are declining globally due to heavy trapping and predator killing by humans, habitat loss, climate change and various other factors.
The key to protecting wolverines around the world is to reduce trapping, minimize predator control pressures, and to protect and connect large blocks of intact habitat they need to survive.
Food prescriptions provide patients with vouchers that can be spent on fruits and vegetables.
Food security is crucial to disease prevention and management, so prescribing healthy foods and reducing barriers to better diets makes sense. But food prescriptions should not be immune to scrutiny.
Tipping reshapes the relationship between workers and their managers, and workers and consumers. In doing so, it has wide-ranging effects on workers.
The future of tipping should be defined by Canadians, not businesses seeking to shift responsibility for worker compensation onto consumers.
There are many ways that families, health-care providers and communities can support the sleep of mothers of babies six months and older.
Supporting mothers’ and infants’ sleep can decrease the stressors of motherhood, improve maternal mood and mental health and promote better infant development.
Social media posts by Vietnamese influencers are spreading dangerous falsehoods about Ukrainians and lauding Vladimir Putin.
Online campaigns in Vietnam are falsely maligning Ukrainians and discrediting the legitimacy of international organizations. It’s all at odds with the aims of the Vietnamese government.
Buddhist monks march through Saigon streets in 1963, during the early stages of a protest demonstration that ended in the self-immolation of Thích Quảng Đức.
(AP Photo/Malcolm Browne)
The self-immolation of Wynn Bruce on Earth Day in Washington, D.C., not only raises questions about climate grief but also about intercultural understanding.
Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leave a media scrum before the release of the federal budget on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on April 7, 2022.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
For Canadians hoping to emerge from the pandemic with better jobs, a stronger economy and reduced inequality, employee ownership combined with employee participation is a promising way to get there.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland has left the door open to maintaining Canada’s position as a green leader among G20 nations.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Canada has emerged as a leader among its G20 peers in terms of green fiscal stimulus spending and policies.
Hleketani farmers attend a meeting of their grocery savings club.
Crisis is a given for resource-poor households globally, but — in the absence of supportive policies — so are these careful strategies of self-provisioning and mutual aid.