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WE Charity’s Marc Kielburger, left, and Craig Kielburger, right, appear as witnesses via videoconference at a House of Commons finance committee hearing in Ottawa in July 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

WE Charity demise shows why trust, transparency are so critical for NGOs

On paper, WE Charity could have been the best partner to implement the federal government's student grant program. But the failure to be transparent eroded the public's trust and led to its demise.
Protesters in front of Boston Police Headquarters during a United Against Racist Police Terror Rally on June 7, 2020. Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Police unions are one of the biggest obstacles to transforming policing

Across the United States, police are shielded from both public and departmental accountability by multiple layers of contractual and legislative protections.
At least 21 states have taken actions within the last four months to limit the liability of health care providers related to the coronavirus. David Ramos/Getty Images

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over COVID-19: Why immunity from lawsuits is a problem

Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.
A health worker collecting sample test kits from a nurse during a community COVID-19 testing campaign in Lagos. Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Coronavirus: corruption in health care could get in the way of Nigeria’s response

As Nigeria battles COVID-19, systemic corruption and a low level of accountability in the health sector may undermine efforts to halt the devastating effect of the virus.
The ANC, which has governed South Africa since 1994, has failed to deal decisively against corruption in its midst. EFE-EPA/Yeshiel Panchia

New book shows how corruption took root in democratic South Africa

The election of Port Elizabeth's first black mayor in 1995 signalled that the democratic change that had started in 1994 was irreversible. But problems lay ahead.

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