U.S. President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrive for a news conference in Ottawa on March 24, 2023.
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Canada and the U.S. have effectively decided to crack down on migrants crossing unofficial border points into Canada. Here’s why this approach misses the bigger picture.
Drones have allowed researchers to learn more about marine mammals.
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Drones are a new technology that help researchers observe and record whale behaviours from a distance. But if the drones are flown too low, they change the whales’ behaviour.
Copies of the ‘Montreal Gazette’ are shown on a newsstand in Montréal on Feb. 16, 2023. Local Montréal businessman Mitch Garber has expressed interest in buying the newspaper.
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Local media ownership brings a level of accountability to the news business and offers benefits to communities by increasing voter turnout, reducing polarization and saving communities money.
Climate change will affect Canada’s boreal forest in a complex way.
Canada’s boreal forest is affected by global warming, climate change and the frequency of forest fires.
Muslim Canadians face mass surveillance that brings entire communities under suspicion.
A recent study highlights how mass surveillance of Muslim communities by Canadian intelligence is based on racist stereotypes about Muslims.
A driver charges his electric car at a Tesla Supercharger station in Miami, Fla. In areas where multi-unit residential buildings cannot adopt EV charging infrastructure, public vehicle charging stations are crucial.
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Canada’s zero-emissions vehicle sales target will need hundreds of thousands of EV charging points to be installed in homes, workplaces, retail spaces and along highway corridors in the coming years.
Schooling models designed for the industrial revolution need to change.
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A schooling reform project is taking lessons from innovative high schools and educators in New Zealand, Southern California and Canada to make schooling more relevant for students today.
Parti Québécois leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon at a press conference on Oct. 17, 2022, at the Québec City National Assembly. He repeated that he did not want to swear an oath to King Charles.
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No official French version of the Constitution Act of 1867 exists in 2022. This aberration calls into question the validity of taking an oath to the King in French.
A sign on Charlotte St., in Sackville, N.B. Women rarely come from places named after women, and the exceptions usually commemorate them differently than men.
Far more streets, buildings and public spaces in Canada are named after men than women, despite women making up a majority of the population.
A protester walks along the sidewalk in front of the Parliament buildings in February 2022 in Ottawa.
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There’s no equivalence between invoking the Emergencies Act and the pre-emptive invocation of the notwithstanding clause, which guts Canadian democracy and nullifies the Charter.
‘Lamartine rejects the red flag in front of the town hall,’ a painting by Henri Félix Philippoteaux (1815–1884), captures a seminal moment in the second French Revolution in Paris in 1848, when revolutionaries demanded human and civil rights.
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French has historically been a language of human rights. That’s why the Québec government should promote it as a tool of a human rights-based civic education, not force it on newcomers.
The warming of the Gulf of St. Lawrence is causing upheaval in the balance of species, with direct repercussions on the commercial fishing sector.
The warming observed in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is causing upheaval in the balance of the species living there. That is having direct repercussions on the commercial fishing sector.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks during a news conference, as Education Minister Stephen Lecce looks on in Toronto on Nov. 7, 2022. Ontario has repealed legislation that imposed a contract on 55,000 education workers and invoked the notwithstanding clause.
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A Supreme Court reference on the notwithstanding clause could look beyond the highly polarized reactions to any particular law and get at the heart of the issue.
Waves breaking on the shore of Étang-du-Nord, Magdalen Islands, during post-tropical storm Fiona on Sept. 24, 2022.
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Storm Fiona caused a lot of property damage and erosion on the Canadian coast. But its effects are also felt in the depths of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
While the European spongy moth outbreak reached a dramatic peak in parts of Canada last year, these caterpillars have completely vanished this year.
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Creating and preserving diverse forests can help us prepare for the next insect outbreak and protect our trees.
Archival records don’t tell the whole story, but they can provide valuable information.
A teenage domestic servant showed signs of possession, and a miller was accused of witchcraft. Considering records of these events helps clarify what we can and cannot know about the past.
Parti Québécois leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon leaves a post-election news conference in Boucherville, Que. on Oct. 4, 2022.
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An oath to the King is not an oath to the person who wears the crown. It is an oath to an institution that symbolizes our system of government, a democratic constitutional monarchy.
The oil painting The Fathers of Confederation by Rex Woods (1968).
Our country can only remain united if we allow space for regional differences to flourish rather than trying to impose one-size-fits-all solutions.
Snow’s physical properties mean that it can accumulate chemicals from the environment, including nanoparticles from car exhaust.
From persistent chemicals to exhaust particulate matter, snow accumulates highly toxic pollutants. Regulations are needed to address the impacts on water supplies and the food chain.
Ballast water discharge from transoceanic ships introduces invasive species to the Great Lakes.
Ballast water release from ocean vessels has been a major source of invasive species in the Great Lakes for over 60 years.