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Les dirigeants mondiaux se sont déjà entendus pour faire cesser la déforestation, mais l'engagement est resté sans suite. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

L’accord sur la déforestation est essentiel pour ralentir le changement climatique, mais le Canada doit faire plus

Mettre fin à la déforestation présente un grand potentiel, mais le Canada a du pain sur la planche s’il veut atteindre ce nouvel objectif et faire cesser la perte continue de forêts et de carbone.
The world’s leaders have tried to stop deforestation before, but have had little success. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

COP26 deforestation deal key to slowing climate change, but Canada must tackle issues of carbon accounting and industry

The pledge to end deforestation holds great potential, but Canada has some work ahead if it is to make meaningful progress on the new goal and stop ongoing forest and carbon loss.
Unstructured outdoor play is an important part of a healthy childhood, but Ontario schoolyards are falling short. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

‘Playground politics’ are anything but: For health’s sake, Ontario students need better schoolyards

Problems include no fields, no courts for games, no playgrounds, no bike racks and no traffic-calming surrounding the school. Bringing in minimum standards is important.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game in February, 2021. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

What if Tom Brady took a knee instead of Colin Kaepernick?

Brady taking a knee is counter to both the man and the league. Nonetheless, had he done so, he would have been received much more favourably.
Forty statues represent the children of a former plantation in the ‘Children of Whitney’ installation in Edgard, Louisiana. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Holocaust victims got reparations, so why not descendants of trans-Atlantic slavery?

There are major obstacles in confronting the social movement for reparations for the slave trade. Such reparations are a moral imperative, but politically, successfully obtaining them will be hard.
Mourners gather at the scene of the hate-motivated vehicle attack in London, Ont., which left four members of a Muslim family dead and sent their youngest son to hospital. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Geoff Robins

Muslim family killed in terror attack in London, Ontario: Islamophobic violence surfaces once again in Canada

Four members of a Muslim family out for a walk were killed in what police say was a hate crime. A researcher on Islamophobia in Canada says it’s not just fringe groups that hold anti-Muslim views.
Gathering on the land: Indigenous ways of knowing can ensure that communities reclaim and promote health and healing. (Melody Morton-Ninomiya)

Indigenous community research partnerships can help address health inequities

Many researchers may lack resources to guide them in conducting research that is equitable, inclusive and respectful of diverse Indigenous knowledge, ethics, practice and research sovereignty.
A young girl places a candle during a vigil for the victims of the mosque shooting on Jan, 30, 2017 in Québec City. In the years since the attack, little has been done to combat the Islamophobia that caused it. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Remembering the Québec City mosque attack: Islamophobia and Canada’s national amnesia

Four years after the violent attack on worshippers at Québec City’s central mosque, the federal government has said it will honour the victims with a national day of remembrance.
Kwame Akoto-Bamfo’s sculpture dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Transatlantic slave trade on display in Montgomery, Alabama. Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

Why the West is morally bound to offer reparations for slavery

The turn towards authoritarianism, xenophobia and racism in Western democracies makes it unlikely that former Western slave-trading nations will agree to reparations in the near future.
Dangers pour la liberté académique : nombreux sont ceux qui considèrent que la critique des politiques de l'État israélien est assimilée à de l'antisémitisme. (Miguel Henriques/Unsplash)

Critiquer Israël ne relève pas de l’antisémitisme, mais de la liberté académique

Les chercheurs qui se penchent sur la politique d’Israël sont confrontés à une bataille croissante et difficile pour la liberté académique.
Research show comfort levels, value perceptions and motivations when it comes to m-commerce differ depending on whether consumers live in developed or developing countries. (Pexels)

How mobile shopping habits differ around the world, from Brazil to Australia

New research on mobile commerce shopping habits in nine countries contains some valuable insights for m-commerce managers and how they can attract new customers.
Police in riot gear stand in a line against protesters next to a message spay painted on the Kenosha County Courthouse in August 2020 after the police shooting of unarmed Black man Jacob Blake. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Force is no substitute for social justice, so let’s dismantle the police

Other agencies or officials can do much of what police do now. So let’s disband police forces and replace them with local community organizations.
Digital news organizations like Buzzfeed and Vox are among those where journalists are unionizing. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

What’s behind the new push for unionization by journalists

Union drives continue to launch at news organizations in the United States and Canada. The COVID-19 pandemic has not diminished journalists’ resolve to build a safety net — and to protect journalism.
Muslims offer their prayers during the Eid al-Adha prayer, backdropped by Hagia Sophia, July 31, 2020. Some believe the building stands on an ancient pagan site. (AP Photo/Yasin Akgul)

Hagia Sophia controversy goes beyond Muslim-Christian tensions to treatment of ‘paganism’

Beyond inter-religious dialogues, religions need to examine how their histories intersect with Indigenous People’s rights and spiritualities.

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