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The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that the connections between science and policy need to be reconsidered. (Shutterstock)

Canadian ethicists recognize the critical importance of science and research

A new standing committee will ensure that Canadian federal policy is based on science. The committee should consider critical ethical thinking, scholarship and action, as well as legal frameworks and sociocultural values.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that many jobs can be performed remotely. It’s time to consider moving federal goverment positions into other regions of the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Is it time to move Ottawa out of Ottawa?

If work doesn't need to be done in Ottawa-area offices, does it need to be done in Ottawa at all?
In 2020, protests like this one in Hamilton, Ont. were held internationally to support anti-racism and the Black Lives Matter movement. (Shutterstock)

Proud Boys terrorist group designation may deter new recruits and fundraising

Designating the Proud Boys and other right-wing extremist groups as terrorists will make it more difficult for them to fundraise, but it won't necessarily stop the spread of hatred.
In 2014 and 2015, about 35 per cent of aid committed by OECD donors addressed gender in some way. (Shutterstock)

How to spend foreign aid like a feminist

Canada is making a major commitment to foreign aid that will help girls and women. But will its new aid policy have the unintended consequence of shutting doors to other much-needed aid?

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