The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada appears to be without a leader despite a year-long search by the federal government for a replacement for the regulator’s outgoing commissioner.
The women with informed opinions that we’ve trained, inspired or supported have published hundreds of commentaries in daily newspapers and prominent online sites, generating additional interview requests and exposure as a result. Here are just some of the analyses they’ve contributed as a result:
CBC News with Claire Battershill 11 July 2019
For nearly a century, a strange and eclectic collection of artifacts has been hidden from public view, and while the exact origins remain a puzzle, its recorded history begins in Depression-era Saskatchewan.
CTV News with Claire Battershill 10 July 2019
A travelling exhibition of fakes and forgeries is on display at the Vancouver Public Library, blurring the lines between what’s a historical artifact and what’s a modern day replica.
Public Radio Tulsa with Donna Thomson 08 July 2019
Our guest on ST Medical Monday is Donna Thomson, who is a co-author of “The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver.”
CBC News with Kerri Froc 08 July 2019
Quebec’s religious symbols law was not yet 12 hours old when it became the subject of a Superior Court motion seeking to have it struck down.
CBC News with Nancy Worth 08 July 2019
Rebecca Goldstone calls herself a “1 per cent millennial.” Thanks to financial support from her parents, she graduated in 2016 without debt and landed a full-time job in Toronto soon after.
The Canadian Press with Stephanie Silverman 07 July 2019
The treatment of migrants has recently been thrust into the spotlight as accounts emerge of overcrowding and unsanitary conditions in American border detention facilities. Here’s a look at how Canada deals with immigration detainees.
The Vancouver Sun with Claire Battershill 02 July 2019
A new exhibit of fakes at Vancouver Public Library’s main branch will make think about what is real.
The Calgary Herald with Sue Tomney 03 July 2019
YW Calgary, an organization that’s been helping vulnerable women in Calgary for 112 years, is moving to a new home.
CBC News with Mireille Paquet 03 July 2019
A pre-election survey conducted for CBC News suggests Canadians are divided on immigration, with clear limits on the kind of migration they find acceptable.
The Record with Lyndsey Butcher 01 July 2019
Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht has spoken up about his decision to enable a Canada-wide petition urging an end to public funds for abortions.
The Telegram with Laura Tamblyn Watts 01 July 2019
There is no denying Canada’s population is aging.
CBC News with Naila Keleta-Mae 01 July 2019
“Where are you from?” It’s a simple question that’s often asked as a way to get to know one another better, or so we assume.
The Globe and Mail with Teresa Scassa 30 June 2019
Two of the world’s biggest French-fry makers are locked in an international legal battle for who has the rights to manufacture a spiral spud.
Kingstonist with Kate Harkness 25 June 2019
The Queen’s University Department of Psychology have invited Indigenous artists from Kingston and the surrounding area to submit qualifications for consideration to design, fabricate and install artwork.
iPolitics with Kim Pate 25 June 2019
A Senator says upper chamber amendments to the Liberal government’s prisons bill could have avoided a legal challenge that might threaten to strike down parts of the legislation.
Kitchener Today with Lyndsey Butcher 25 June 2019
The petition, that originally started in British Columbia, has been recently endorsed by Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht.
The Globe and Mail with Evelyn Ackah 24 June 2019
Evelyn Ackah is founder of Ackah Business Immigration Law in Calgary.
Global News with Stephanie Silverman 22 June 2019
The detention centres housing thousands of migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border are concentration camps, said New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Law Times with Monique Jilesen 21 June 2019
A new website, Commerciallist.com, could help more lawyers understand Ontario’s specialized business court, according to the website’s creators at Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP.
Global News with Erin Tolley 21 June 2019
Federal leaders are being criticized days after the passing of Quebec’s Bill 21 by advocates who were hoping for a stronger response to the controversial new law.
The Globe and Mail with Tracie Afifi 20 June 2019
Tracie Afifi used to wonder whether Canada has a child-abuse problem.
CBC News with Lyndsey Butcher 19 June 2019
A smartphone app that matches people with their nearest abortion provider launches across Canada on Wednesday.
CBC News with Mireille Paquet 18 June 2019
Quebec’s new rules on immigration could be an attempt by the provincial government to wrest more powers from Ottawa, according to an expert on immigration.
The Vancouver Sun with Ellen Woodsworth 18 June 2019
In circles where people discuss the more arcane points of Vancouver property taxation, community gardens are something of a perennial issue.
CBC News with Janet McLaughlin 16 June 2019
Families of children with autism are under “severe stress” as they juggle advocating for their children, arranging treatment and tending to their own busy lives, according to a new study by the Laurier Autism Research Consortium.
Global News with Sue Tomney 15 June 2019
Hundreds of Calgarians came together on Saturday to mark the sixth Neighbour Day in the city.
OCanada.com with Carolyn Snider 13 June 2019
It happens almost daily, says Dr. Carolyn Snider, chief of emergency medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital in downtown Toronto: A person arrives in her department with an issue that is, on its face, absolutely not an emergency. They just need a prescription refill.
The Conversation by Lisa Kramer 13 June 2019
With summer just around the corner, it’s not just the weather heating up in Canada. The plant-based foods sector is also starting to sizzle.
The Coast with Martha Paynter 13 June 2019
One of the biggest misconceptions about abortion, says Lianne Yoshida, a Nova Scotia physician and medical co-director of the Women’s Choice Clinic in Halifax, is that people think it’s a rare or unusual procedure. “It’s very common,” she says.
The Conversation by Laura Doering 12 June 2019
The rise of online and mobile banking has changed the financial service industry as we know it.
The Globe and Mail with Laura Tamblyn Watts 12 June 2019
Older Canadians, many of whom have amassed significant amounts of wealth, are seeing their grandchildren experience challenging financial issues, from mounting costs for post-secondary education to high rental costs or down payments to purchase their first homes.
The Financial Time with Laura Tamblyn Watts 11 June 2019
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada appears to be without a leader despite a year-long search by the federal government for a replacement for the regulator’s outgoing commissioner.
The Conversation by Mariana Brussoni 11 June 2019
What if there was a simple, inexpensive and fun way to address some of the major challenges facing humanity today. What if it could help improve children’s health, development and well-being?
The Globe and Mail with Elaine Craig 10 June 2019
Soldiers tried for sexual assault are acquitted in military courts far more often than defendants in civilian courts who face the same charges, a new report says.
The Globe and Mail with Kim Pate 10 June 2019
A group of nearly 100 lawyers and law professors is warning the federal government that a landmark solitary-confinement bill working through the Senate is unconstitutional in its current form.
The Globe and Mail with Donna Thomson 04 June 2019
Caring for sick and suffering family members changes people, the imprints staying with them well after their loved ones enter long-term care or die.
Law Times with Sana Halwani 03 June 2019
Lenczner Slaght is releasing a list of experienced female lawyers with the aim of increasing referrals to Canadian women in the legal profession.
ABC Life with Carrie Jenkins 03 June 2019
Ask your friends whether visiting a strip club, watching porn or following hot people on Instagram is cheating, and you’ll likely get mixed responses.
Kitchener Today with Lori Campbell 03 June 2019
The final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was released on Monday.
CBC News with Jula Hughes 02 June 2019
In many respects, it’s a startling result. During the RCMP’s own #MeToo reckoning, approximately 190 current and former RCMP employees — men and women in three provinces — say their employment-related medical exams crossed the line into sexual assault.
The Winnipeg Free Press with Karen Busby 31 May 2019
Governments should expect to pay for sexual-assault victims to be represented in court as Canadian law evolves, a legal expert says.
CTV News with Aimée Morrison 31 May 2019
Waterloo Regional Police are reminding parents of young social media users to proceed with caution.
CBC News with Janet McLaughlin 30 May 2019
A Waterloo researcher has been chosen to sit on a provincial advisory panel that will weigh in on the Ontario Autism Program.
The Canadian Press with Kim Pate 30 May 2019
A committee of senators has approved changes to a bill that aims to end solitary confinement in Canadian prisons — including a key change to require a judge’s approval to keep an inmate in isolation for more than 48 hours.
Runway Girl Network with Suzanne Kearns 30 May 2019
Dr. Suzanne Kearns, Aviation Professor and author at the University of Waterloo, decided at an early age that she wanted to be a pilot. She started flight training at 15 years, and got her pilot license at 17.
The Waterloo Record with Janet McLaughlin 30 May 2019
Waterloo’s Janet McLaughlin has been named to the province’s new expert panel on autism.
CBC News by Martha Paynter 30 May 2019
Within days of Alabama criminalizing the provision of abortion care, Ontario’s Court of Appeal ruled that physicians who object to abortion must provide an immediate referral to a practitioner who does not — to ensure that patients receive timely and appropriate treatment.
Global News with Kim Pate 29 May 2019
The halal breakfast option is some combination of fruit and cereal with a muffin, toast and peanut butter, boiled eggs or French toast, depending on the day. That’s according to the Correctional Service of Canada’s national menu, but Jason Cain wrote a few notes in the margins.
The Globe and Mail with Petra Molnar 28 May 2019
The federal government is unveiling a first-of-its-kind tool that will help departments determine the risk involved in automated decision-making, processes that some agencies are already using.
The Canadian Press with Kim Pate 28 May 2019
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale must explain why the Correctional Service of Canada waited three months to call police after learning of assault allegations at Nova Institution for women in Truro, N.S. last year, the federal Conservatives said Tuesday.
The London Free Press with Natalie Turvey 27 May 2019
Facebook is bringing its global Local News Accelarator project to Canada, and The London Free Press is one of a handful of newsrooms selected to take part.
Global News with Brenda Spotton Visano 25 May 2019
Last month, Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren released a plan to forgive billions in student debt.
The Globe and Mail by Elaine Craig 24 May 2019
Why is the Supreme Court of Canada still having to educate trial judges that a woman who has been dragged out of a bedroom asleep and drugged is not consenting to the repeated acts of sexual intercourse imposed upon her while she was in this condition?
Halifax Examiner by Martha Paynter 24 May 2019
On May 22, three women incarcerated at the Nova Institution for Women federal prison filed civil suits against the Attorney General of Canada, alleging they were each sexually assaulted by correctional officer Brian Wilson over the course of the past five years.
NPR with Mireille Paquet 23 May 2019
NPR’s Noel King talks to Mireille Paquet, professor of political science at Concordia University in Montreal, about how effective merit-based immigration has been on Canada’s immigration system.
The Toronto Star with Laura Tamblyn Watts 22 May 2019
Financial freedom at 55 appears to be a vanishing dream as Canadians carry bigger debt loads later in life and seniors continue to be the group most likely to be delinquent on their mortgages, according to a report by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.
The Lawyer’s Daily by Rudayna Bahubeshi and Anuradha Dugal 22 May 2019
For more than a decade the Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF) has focused on prioritizing women’s safety in anti-trafficking work, ensuring those who have experienced trafficking receive services and supports that recognize their different realities.
CBC News with Lyndsey Butcher 22 May 2019
Debate around new laws restricting abortion south of the border in states like Georgia, Missouri and Alabama are resonating here in Waterloo region, says the executive director of the Shore Centre.
Global News with Petra Molnar 22 May 2019
Canada’s reputation of “welcoming” immigrants is one often cited by international rankings that list the country as among the best in the world.
Halifax Today with Martha Paynter 19 May 2019
Although abortion rights are protected in our Constitution, many are worried that Canadian abortion laws will be changed by conservative lawmakers.
The Conversation by Linda A. White, Elizabeth Dhuey, Michal Perlman, and Petr Varmuza 16 May 2019
Ontario’s recent provincial budget claimed to help families access quality child care — but in reality, the province’s budget masks what are emerging as massive cuts to child-care funding that will have far-reaching consequences for families and communities.
Forbes with Sarah Neville 15 May 2019
It’s no secret that most sexual harassment goes unreported. Yet employers continue to insist that formal reporting is the best (and often only) option for victims.
The Globe and Mail with Laura Tamblyn Watts 14 May 2019
Can we all agree that paying for stuff with a tap of your debit or credit card is perhaps the greatest innovation in banking since the ATM?
The Globe and Mail with Mireille Paquet 13 May 2019
Nearly half of Canadians say asylum seekers who have not already made a refugee claim in the United States should be given a full hearing upon crossing the border, but are divided over how people who already claimed asylum in the United States should be treated, according to a new poll.
650 CKOM with Melissa Coomber-Bendtsen 13 May 2019
The provincial government passed legislation Monday permitting five days of paid job leave for victims of domestic and sexual violence.
The Ottawa Citizen with Melanee Thomas 12 May 2019
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and his newly appointed Finance Minister Travis Toews will move to “renew the Alberta Advantage” on Monday, implying the province is about to slash taxes even as it awaits the outcome of a panel convened to study the province’s finances.
CBC News with Christine Saulnier 12 May 2019
A new study released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says the living wage required to meet basic household needs in St. John’s is more than seven dollars an hour greater than the province’s minimum wage.
The Globe and Mail by Nura Jabagi 10 May 2019
Following the recent Uber and Lyft drivers’ global strike in protest of low wages, many would agree that it’s time for these multi-billion-dollar companies to put their money where their mouth is. But is money enough to solve this problem? I would argue that the better solution lies in humanizing the almighty algorithm.
The Lethbridge Herald with Melanee Thomas 10 May 2019
Women have served as premier in Canada’s most populous provinces in recent years. But none have been re-elected to a second term.
The Hamilton Spectator by Mary Reid 09 May 2019
When it comes to determining fact from fiction, it’s hard to keep up regarding the myriad of claims coming from the Ontario government. One recent example involves Premier Ford saying that “one third of our teachers are failing the Grade 6 math test.”
The Conversation by Patty Thille 09 May 2019
When Ellen Maud Bennett died a year ago, her obituary published in the local newspaper gained national media attention in Canada, though she wasn’t a celebrity.
VOCM with Christine Saulnier 09 May 2019
A new study shows that a full-time worker in St. John’s must earn $18.85 an hour in order to make a living wage.
Express with Ann Douglas 09 May 2019
Relaxed, chatty and clearly excited, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex offered a contrasting image from those we have come to expect outside St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, of a highly polished Duchess of Cambridge posing for pictures with her children.
Global News with Annette Henry 08 May 2019
Since she started dating Prince Harry, Meghan Markle — whose father is white and mother is Black — has been the subject of racist attacks online.
The Conversation by Stephanie Silverman and Sherry Aiken 08 May 2019
A 2017 Ontario Superior Court case highlights how the Canadian immigration detention system routinely traps migrants in a system of indefinite incarceration.
CBC News with Janet McLaughlin 06 May 2019
The province’s public consultations on the Ontario Autism Program are now underway, but one parent and researcher says it may take some effort to earn back the trust of parents and caregivers.
Global News with Sana Halwani 05 May 2019
A dispute between small, local farmers in India and a corporate giant over a patent on the type of potatoes used in Lay’s potato chips ended this week, when the company backed off amid political pressure.
meaww with Tiffany Muller Myrdahl 03 May 2019
Last year, after a then-13-year-old wanted to proceed with hormone therapy to help transition from a female body to a male body, the father opposed the treatment.
CBC News with Jehannine Austin 02 May 2019
B.C. researchers are urging new moms to resist the trend of eating their placenta after childbirth, saying it’s risky and does not help with postpartum depression.
The Canadian Press with Natalie Turvey 02 May 2019
Canadians are increasingly skeptical of the news they consume and struggle to distinguish fact from fiction or propaganda, a new survey suggested Thursday.
Breakfast Television with Ann Douglas 02 May 2019
Health and parenting author, Ann Douglas, joins BT to chat about her book, “Happy Parents Happy Kids”.
The Globe and Mail by Lisa Kramer 29 April 2019
The University of Toronto undertook a bit of spring cleaning last week in announcing a 1.3-per-cent salary raise for female tenure-stream faculty members. But the effort doesn’t go nearly far enough in fixing the gender pay gap on campus.
The Brunswickan with Jula Hughes 28 April 2019
A New Brunswick-wide helpline has been launched to help support friends and family of missing Indigenous people, and lead them toward better outcomes.
The Globe and Mail with Sarah Wolfe 28 April 2019
Saturday evening, a dike failed in Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, near Montreal, forcing an emergency evacuation. Two years after enduring a record spring flood, Ottawa and Gatineau are living through worse, with hundreds of homes flooded or at risk.
The Winnipeg Free Press by Emilie St-Hilaire 26 April 2019
What can Paris learn from Saint Boniface, Man.? To rebuild strategically.
Regina Leader-Post with Melissa Coomber-Bendtsen 26 April 2019
With new funding in hand, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) vice-chief Heather Bear is excited to start training more Indigenous women to take up the work of advocating for women and family rights.
Global News with Dayna Nadine Scott 24 April 2019
Canadian garbage has been sitting in the Philippines for about six years — and the country’s president is now threatening war over it.
The Brunswickan with Joanne Wright 24 April 2019
Though arts is one of the largest faculties at the University of New Brunswick, its students are often the butt of jokes about the perceived quality of an arts degree.
Global News with Maite Taboada 23 April 2019
Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram went dark on Easter Sunday shortly after terrorist attacks killed hundreds in Sri Lanka.
CBC News with Laura Tamblyn Watts 21 April 2019
The federal government’s latest proposed measures to protect pensions don’t actually accomplish much, according to pensioner groups disappointed with the policy outlined in the Trudeau government’s omnibus budget bill.
CBC News by Shauna Labman and Jamie Liew 20 April 2019
Canada is celebrating a milestone — the 40th anniversary of Canada’s private refugee sponsorship regime, which has resettled 327,000 refugees.
Mississauga.com with Ann Douglas 18 April 2019
Ann Douglas loves being asked to autograph her books, especially if they have been defaced.
The Conversation by Lori Wilkinson 17 April 2019
As the city of Winnipeg was preparing to host a large celebration to mark the beginning of the National Hockey League playoffs for its team, the Jets, a storm broke out over social media over a headline about the hockey street party.
City News with Melanee Thomas 17 April 2019
The gradual disappearance of women from the ranks of Canada’s premiers raises questions about society’s willingness to embrace true equality, former female leaders and political pundits said Wednesday.
Flare Magazine with Naila Keleta-Mae 17 April 2019
TBH it make sense that this weekend is Easter, because #Beysus has seriously risen. Beyoncé kicked hump day in to high gear with the early morning release of her Netflix documentary, Homecoming on April 17.
680 News with Muneeza Sheikh 17 April 2019
Hundreds of teachers across the GTA received layoff notices this week, with more expected.
The National Post with Melanee Thomas 17 April 2019
In Canadian political history, there have only been 11 female premiers and just one has gone on to win a second mandate — which didn’t last long.
The Calgary Herald with Melanee Thomas 17 April 2019
While official numbers have yet to be calculated, one Calgary political scientist says the fact three times the number of Albertans voted in advance polls leading up to Tuesday’s election than in 2015 suggests the electorate is engaged.
The Globe and Mail with Lyndsey Butcher 16 April 2019
Women no longer need an ultrasound before getting the abortion pill, a change that experts say will reduce wait times and speed access, particularly in smaller communities.
CBC News with Melanee Thomas 15 April 2019
Woven together, religion, identity and politics have an interlaced history in Alberta.
CBC News with Melanee Thomas 14 April 2019
When Rakhi Pancholi was asked to run in the Alberta election, she was well versed in the reasons women give for avoiding politics.
CBC News with Melanee Thomas 12 April 2019
The Cardston-Siksika riding was created, in part, to consolidate electoral boundaries in the province’s southwest corner and adjust for a lack of population growth.
The Conversation by Colin Ferster and Meghan Winters 11 April 2019
Not all bike routes are equal. Some places that are marked as bike routes on a map feel precarious when traversed on two wheels, including shoulders covered in debris and places where you can feel the wind from speeding cars.
CTV News with Lori Wilkinson 11 April 2019
A Winnipeg advocacy group is sparking a conversation about the term “whiteout” and associated celebrations in the city. Black Space Winnipeg says it wants people to think about language and the impact words have, going on to say the whiteout might not feel like an inclusive space for everyone.
Global News with Veronica Kitchen 10 April 2019
Facebook has banned Canadian accounts that were propagating white nationalist sentiments — but it seems that hasn’t kept the people behind the accounts off the social media platform.
Global News with Melanee Thomas 10 April 2019
In 2015, Alberta NDP captured a significant portion of the urban vote and, while the party gained seats in rural ridings, the majority still went to the conservative Wildrose.
The Waterloo Record with Veronica Kitchen 10 April 2019
The federal government says it is “very likely” the 2019 election will be targeted by foreign cyber interference, and a local security expert says that puts the onus on voters to check their facts before heading to the polls this fall.
The Canadian Press with Ann Douglas 09 April 2019
Complaints by a former retail worker who says she felt pressured to pierce the ears of a crying girl have reignited discussion around what circumstances children should be allowed to define their own personal boundaries.
Global News with Veronica Kitchen 09 April 2019
On Monday, former Toronto mayoral candidate Faith Goldy and several others were banned from Facebook as the social media site said it was removing extremist groups and users that promote hate in an attempt to curb dangerous rhetoric on its platform.
Global News with Maja Jovanovic 06 April 2019
Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line recently launched a set of highlighters, one with a name –– “Geisha Chic” –– that fans of the brand were quick to critique.
The Coast by Martha Paynter 04 April 2019
Six years ago, when Dr. Henry Morgentaler died, many Atlantic Canadian abortion advocates felt disarmed and afraid. Morgentaler’s private clinic in Fredericton had provided most of New Brunswick’s abortions for years, each patient paying $750.
The Chronicle Herald with Jocelyn Downie 04 April 2019
Nova Scotia’s move toward presumed consent for organ and tissue donation worries a Halifax medical ethicist.
CBC News with Lyndsey Butcher 04 April 2019
Ads about abortion placed on Grand River Transit buses will be removed immediately after a complaint was lodged, the region says.
CBC News with Martha Paynter 04 April 2019
A new program to train more Indigenous doulas is coming to Halifax later this month and will combine lessons on birth and breastfeeding with cultural practices like smudging.
Global News with Diane Beckett 03 April 2019
This week, Canada’s environment commissioner Julie Gelfand closed out her five-year term with a damning audit.
The Globe and Mail with Melanee Thomas 03 April 2019
Jason Kenney has condemned homophobic comments by one of his candidates while keeping the United Conservative on the ballot, a decision that comes as the party has had to grapple with a number of intolerant remarks made by office-seekers.
Global News with Anuradha Dugal 03 April 2019
After four women recently came forward accusing former U.S. vice-president Joe Biden of inappropriately touching them, actress Alyssa Milano has come to his defence.
Breakfast Television with Maja Jovanovic 02 April 2019
Are you a serial apologizer? Sociology professor Maja Jovanovic shares why we do this and dishes on her new book ‘Hey Ladies, Stop Apologizing’!
Global News with Lyndsey Butcher 02 April 2019
When the federal carbon tax came into effect on Monday, it likely overshadowed another major change set to affect young Ontarians.
CBC News with Jula Hughes 02 April 2019
A New Brunswick helpline has been set up for families and friends of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
The Globe and Mail with Kerri Froc 02 April 2019
The courts could still overturn Quebec’s secularism bill even though it includes a provision to invoke the notwithstanding clause to shield it from judicial challenges, legal scholars say.
CBC News with Michelle Stewart 02 April 2019
Saskatchewan’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice Don Morgan said he is confident in the ability of the province’s public complaints commission, while other voices are calling for an independent civilian oversight body.
Halifax Today with Christine Saulnier 01 April 2019
Nova Scotia’s minimum wage has gone up. As of April 1, 2019, experienced workers now make $11.55 an hour, and increase of 55 cents, but a small group rallying outside the Maritime Centre early Monday afternoon says that’s not enough.
University Affairs with Laura Madokoro 01 April 2019
James Milner has modest goals for his latest study: ensure that everyone involved in the refugee resettlement process gets an equal voice in the research. About 85 percent of the world’s refugees are located in the global south while most refugee research is based out of institutions in the global north.
The Ottawa Citizen by Helen Hirsh Spence 29 March 2019
In response to intense lobbying efforts, the federal government recently introduced a budget that includes measures to increase pension security.
Kitchener Today with Lyndsey Butcher 29 March 2019
Starting April 1, young people who have access to private insurance will no longer be eligible to recieve free prescription medications through OHIP+.
The Globe and Mail by Ivona Hideg 29 March 2019
Attention new dads: The federal government has an offer you don’t want to miss. It’s a chance to spend more time with your baby, lift the load off your partner, do your bit for gender equality and – best of all – improve your chances for promotion at work. If only new moms could get the same sweet deal.
SFU News with Maita Taboada 28 March 2019
As a woman, do you feel underrepresented in the media? Does it seem like the majority of people being quoted are male? While 21st century society moves toward gender equity, is this reflected in the news?
The Coast with Nancy Worth 28 March 2019
The federal housing budget announced solutions to Canada’s housing problems last week but experts say the plan isn’t likely to change the lives of Nova Scotians.
The Associated Press with Kim Pate 28 March 2019
Ontario’s top court has placed a hard cap on solitary confinement in prisons, saying inmates can no longer be isolated for more than 15 days because that amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
Vancouver Courier with Ellen Woodsworth 28 March 2019
Fourteen women’s organizations in the Lower Mainland are among more than 250 from across Canada receiving a financial shot in the arm from Ottawa.
CBC News with Laura Tamblyn Watts 27 March 2019
Be patient. Results will come. That’s the main message Manitoba’s health minister delivered in reaction to a new national health-care performance report that says fewer Manitoba patients are getting timely access for key procedures.
Global News with Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui and Tracie Afifi 26 March 2019
This week, Wales joined a growing list of countries that have banned or are in the process of banning spanking, hitting, and other physical means of punishing children.
Global News with Sue Tomney 26 March 2019
Although it is early days in the road to the 2019 provincial election, social issues have already made many headlines among party leaders.
Open Democracy by Donna Thomson and Zachary White 26 March 2019
Mention the word “caregiver” and what is the first thought that comes to mind? Older? Exceptional? Isolated and disconnected? Homebound and unemployed? Each of these stereotypes about care and caregivers is becoming increasingly outdated
Global News with Vianne Timmons 25 March 2019
The University of Regina Faculty Association (URFA) has let university administration know they intend to go on strike Thursday if a deal isn’t reached.
The Globe and Mail by Dayna Nadine Scott 25 March 2019
Late last month, Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government confirmed that it plans to repeal the Far North Act, seeking to reduce “red tape” and increase “business certainty” in the Ring of Fire – a mineral deposit located near James Bay. While Premier Doug Ford is not the first to think he has found a key to unlocking the resource potential of Ontario’s north, this strategy is sure to backfire.
The Ottawa Citizen by Laura Shine 25 March 2019
When the bleeding started, I didn’t want to believe I was losing my pregnancy.
The Conversation by Nadia Naffi 24 March 2019
The ancestors of modern birds were the sole survivors of one of the most severe mass extinction events in the history of the world. Today, 10,000 known bird species exist, all of them the descendants of dinosaurs. Polar adaptations, seed-based diets and even nest designs may have played roles in determining who lived and who died.
Vancouver Courier with Laura Tamblyn Watts 24 March 2019
Bill Morneau’s fourth federal budget since the Liberals came to power in 2015 contained a variety of pre-election goodies, including many directed at seniors, when it was tabled last week in a raucous House of Commons.
Global News with Annalisa Harris, Pamela Lovelace, and Amanda Kingsley Malo 23 March 2019
In the wake of the mosque attack that killed 50 people in New Zealand, the country’s prime minister has won international acclaim for her handling of the tragedy — with some even calling for her nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Global News with Ann Douglas 23 March 2019
For Annie Boucher and her husband, a weekly allowance is a great way to teach their children financial literacy while also incentivizing help around the house.
ASU Now with Bree Akesson 22 March 2019
Displaced and powerless, refugees and incarcerated people both struggle with the concept of hope, according to two social work experts who have researched the resilience of these populations.
The Globe and Mail by Sarah Wolfe 22 March 2019
Ew, yuck! That exclamation is a common verbalization of disgust. And we all know what disgust feels like, too: a stomach clench and nose wrinkle as our brain tells us to be cautious about something slimy or rotten, festering or putrid, burrowing or slithering.
Global News with Vianne Timmons 21 March 2019
University of Regina’s president Vianne Timmons called balancing a looming strike, the students call against a potential tuition hike and no extra funding from the provincial government a “challenge.”
Global News with Muneeza Sheikh 21 March 2019
In the wake of last week’s deadly mosque attack in New Zealand, the country’s prime minister reassured people that the government would help cover funeral costs and ongoing recovery assistance for survivors and families of the 50 people killed — no matter their immigration status.
The Daily Gleaner with Hilary Young 21 March 2019
The province has been ordered to give Canada’s big tobacco companies the medical records of 1,273 New Brunswickers.
660 City News with Melanee Thomas 20 March 2019
Alberta’s election campaign is just two days old, and it’s shaping up to be a two-horse race.
Thrive Global with Maja Jovanovic 19 March 2019
I’m a chronic apologizer. I say sorry profusely — to co-workers, to strangers in the elevator — even to inanimate objects.
Ottawa Business Journal with Teresa Scassa 19 March 2019
Apps that do things such as alerting drivers when a parking spot opens up nearby make life easier for urban dwellers, proponents say – but some critics wonder what will happen to individual privacy in a world where a vast network of cameras, sensors and other devices is capable of watching us virtually every minute of the day.
CBC News with Laura Tamblyn Watts 17 March 2019
Finance Minister Bill Morneau tables his federal budget Tuesday — a high-stakes election year spending plan that could be as much about shoring up sliding Liberal support as it is about fiscal policy.
Times Colonist with Robin Cox 15 March 2019
Earth’s climate is changing and urgent action is needed to address that reality, says a Royal Roads University professor.
Policy Options with Erin Tolley and Mitzie Hunter 13 March 2019
The 2015 federal election saw the most women elected to Parliament yet. But with women making up only 26 percent of MPs, it’s clear that structural barriers to political participation remain. For racialized and Indigenous women, the path to politics is harder still.
Theravive with Ann Douglas 12 March 2019
If happy parents make happy kids, as the science tells us it does, then how do we ensure parents are happy?
Policy Options by Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant and Elizabeth Wallace 11 March 2019
When it was launched in July 2016, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) — Canada’s main child care benefit at the national level — was celebrated by politicians and news outlets as a “game-changer” for Canadian families. Replacing the Harper Conservatives’ Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB), the “beefed-up benefits” were thought to be a win for Canadian parents.
Ideas.Ted with Maja Jovanovic 11 March 2019
Think about all the times you use the word “sorry” in a typical day. There are the necessary “sorry”s — when you bump into someone, when you need to cancel plans with a friend. But what about the unnecessary “sorry”s? The “sorry, this may be an obvious idea” at a meeting, the “sorry to cause trouble” when rescheduling a haircut, the “sorry, there’s a spill in the dairy aisle” at the supermarket.
CBC News with Melanee Thomas 11 March 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hasn’t lived up to his “sunny ways” promises — and that’s because he hasn’t opened up the space for diverse opinions, according to political scientist Melanee Thomas.
The Globe and Mail with Laura Tamblyn Watts 11 March 2019
Seniors advocates are optimistic that the federal government’s pre-election budget will include measures aimed at protecting private-sector pensions in the event of a bankruptcy.
The Globe and Mail by Evelyn Ackah 08 March 2019
In 2010, after practising immigration law on Bay Street for 12 years with international law firms and achieving partnership, I decided to make a change. I wanted to build a new life and a new kind of law firm. I wanted a balanced lifestyle. Nine years ago, I moved to Calgary to be closer to my family, launched my immigration-law firm and adopted my two children.
Rogers TV with Laura Shine 08 March 2019
Laura Shine from Informed Opinions explains what their organization is doing to amplify women’s voices so they won’t be under-represented as news sources.
The Record with Janet McLaughlin 08 March 2019
Families and supporters impacted by the provincial government’s recent decision to overhaul the Ontario autism program will gather in a peaceful protest to demonstrate their opposition to these changes.
Investment Executive with Lisa Kramer 08 March 2019
One in five Canadians will experience a mental health challenge or addiction in any given year, according to a report conducted for the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
CBC News with Janet McLaughlin 07 March 2019
People from across Ontario are headed to Queen’s Park Thursday to protest changes to the Ontario Autism Program.
The Conversation by Neha Shivhare 07 March 2019
Are you ready for artificial intelligence in schools? You may already know that researchers believe AI is likely to predict the onset of diseases in future and that you’re already using AI every day when you search online, use voice commands on your phone or use Google Translate.
Regina Leader-Post with Melissa Coomber-Bendtsen 07 March 2019
To live in poverty is difficult enough, but as a woman it can be even harder if you have to choose between buying food for your children or feminine hygiene products for yourself.
Regina Leader-Post by Vianne Timmons 06 March 2019
On March 8, we will celebrate International Women’s Day, which has been formally recognized by the United Nations since 1975 as a time for everyone to reflect on the accomplishments of women and girls around the world.
Edmonton Journal with Melanee Thomas 04 March 2019
A plethora of new parties has mushroomed across Alberta’s political landscape over the last two years.
The Conversation by Veronica Strong-Boag 04 March 2019
First in 1921 and now in 2019, the resignations of women cabinet ministers have exposed the limits of Canadian liberalism.
The Conversation by Lisa Kramer 03 March 2019
A high-stakes legal drama featuring cryptocurrencies has been unfolding in a Canadian court recently.
CBC News with Janet McLaughlin 03 March 2019
It was a packed room at a town hall in Kitchener on Sunday, as families gathered to share their stories and voice concerns about changes to the Ontario Autism Program.
Canada and the World Podcast with Andrew Potter, Anna Esselment and Stephanie MacLellan 01 March 2019
Recorded right before three by-elections in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia, as well as ex-justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s damning testimony against the Canadian government, this podcast episode looks at issues that will impact the upcoming federal election…
Global News with Christine Saulnier 28 February 2019
Child poverty rates are going down across the country. According to Statistics Canada the number of children living in poverty in Canada dropped from 13.3 per cent in 2015 to to nine per cent in 2017.
Global News with Kelly Grindrod 28 February 2019
Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Christine Elliott said Thursday that she is “aware” of the pharmacy fraud brought to light in a Global News/Toronto Star investigation, adding: “It is something that I take very seriously.”
The Star Halifax with Christine Saulnier 27 February 2019
Nova Scotia is the only Canadian province where children are more impoverished now than they were two years ago, according to Statistics Canada.
CBC News with Mariana Brussoni 27 February 2019
As an elementary school in Quebec experiments with a new “roughhousing” zone for students during recess, one child development expert says schools need to shake off a tendency towards over-protection.
Global News with Mariana Brussoni 25 February 2019
Roughhousing is banned from most Canadian playgrounds, but that may be about to change. At least two Quebec elementary schools are experimenting with supervised “rough play” zones in the schoolyard.
The Globe and Mail with Mariana Brussoni 21 February 2019
As the polar vortex descended on Toronto last month, I asked my sons how they were managing the seven consecutive indoor hours at school imposed on them by the subarctic temperatures.
Global News with Muneeza Sheikh 21 February 2019
The ongoing saga between General Motors and its Oshawa workers continues. The auto giant has now contacted the Ontario Labour Relations Board to put a stop to what the company is calling “illegal strikes.”
TEDxTalks, TEDxTrinityBellwoodsWomen with Maja Jovanovic 13 February 2019
Apologies are confidence killers. So, why are women apologizing all the time?
The Globe and Mail with Ivona Hideg 12 February 2019
Parental leave is a hot topic among working mothers who want to stay home with their babies as long as possible, but fear that being out of the office for too long will hurt their careers.
The Conversation by Hannah Tait Neufeld, Brittany Luby, and Kim Anderson 12 February 2019
As we learn more about climate change, this knowledge can be paralyzing, especially for young people who are contemplating life pathways.
Inside HigherEd with Janni Aragon 11 February 2019
How do you decide when to say yes vs. no? For faculty, these “opportunities” often come in the category of service and for higher ed administrators, they are often imposed from above and sometimes you don’t have the ability to say no but you do have to ability to downgrade the priority of another project or ask for support to extend your capacity.
The Conversation by Janet McLaughlin 11 February 2019
Doug Ford’s government recently announced its intentions to overhaul the Ontario Autism Program, something the province’s minister of children, community and social services has described as a “broken…Liberal mess” that the Conservatives inherited.
Avenue Calgary with Evelyn Ackah 11 February 2019
Time is one of the great equalizers — we all get the same amount of it in the day. Whether you’re trying to run a company, raise a family, or have the most fun possible (or some enjoyable mix of the three) learning to manage time is what separates high achievers from those who merely stumble through life.
The Ottawa Citizen with Aimee Morrison 07 February 2019
Danielle James’ phone just won’t stop buzzing. She’s fielding a barrage of emails for her work at a Toronto production company when — buzz — her friend sends her a picture of another vegan lunch on Snapchat.
CBC News with Tammy Schirle 07 February 2019
Unless there’s a miracle medical breakthrough, the millennial generation will soon be able to stop worrying about baby boomers plugging up the job market and living in the nicest homes.
CBC News with Kim Brooks and Jocelyn Downie 05 February 2019
Dalhousie University’s leadership is facing mounting pressure to take a clear stance on blackface, with a group of law professors asking the school’s top academic administrator to confirm it violates the code of student conduct and personal harassment policy.
CBC News with Pamela Lovelace 05 February 2019
The Nova Scotia government will broaden who is eligible for a bursary meant to promote diversity in the communications field, after Mount Saint Vincent University students and staff said they were concerned it excluded LGBT students.
The Conversation by Maite Taboada and Fatemeh Torabi Air 03 February 2019
“I believe that all voices are equal and deserving of equal respect.” That’s what Siri responds when asked if she is a feminist.
The Coast with Leslie Kern 31 January 2019
Debate around the Midtown North development has some planning experts worried about the long-term costs of ambitious housing projects.
Global News with Christine Saulnier 30 January 2019
A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is calling on the Nova Scotia government to intervene in the province’s early childhood education sector, where roughly 67 per cent of workers say they feel chronically underpaid for their work.
Reuters with Tracie Afifi 30 January 2019
Children who are spanked, slapped, shoved or otherwise physically punished may be more prone to antisocial behavior as adults, a U.S. study suggests.
CBC News with Melissa Coomber-Bendtsen 30 January 2019
Regina city council has voted to gift land in the city’s Cathedral neighbourhood to the YWCA for a new $35-million resource hub.
The Globe and Mail by Nura Jabagi 29 January 2019
Montreal’s all-electric, app-based taxi service, Téo Taxi, has reached the end of the road. After a failed cash call last week, and suspicions that Taxelco (Téo Taxi’s parent company) would be placing itself under protection of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, Téo has finally announced that it will cease its operations.
The Montreal Gazette by Laura Shine 29 January 2019
Monday was a watershed moment for the edible insect community in Quebec.
The Globe and Mail by Sara Forte 29 January 2019
Sexual-harassment complaints are good for business. Seems like a radical statement, but a radical shift is what it will take to move the needle on workplace sexual harassment.
CBC News with Andrea Stairs 24 January 2019
Online shopping and auction giant eBay Canada has chosen Halifax as the first Canadian city for its e-commerce training course, saying the Nova Scotia capital was selected on the strength of its small business community.
CBC News with Elaine Craig 24 January 2019
Much as it did in the U.S., the #MeToo movement in Quebec resulted in sexual assault allegations against some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.
Global News with Julie Bettinger 23 January 2019
A Washington state community near Portland, Ore., has declared a public health emergency after 23 reported cases of measles were confirmed.
Houston Today with Teresa Scassa 23 January 2019
Statistics Canada (StatsCan) has for years been gathering Canadians’ information and providing it to private companies, academic institutions and non-profit organizations for a fee.
Tree Hugger with Mariana Brussoni 22 January 2019
Every youngster plays. From baby bears wrestling in a den to little goats jumping on each other to hamsters play-fighting in a cage, youth is synonymous with the instinct to play.
CBC News with Christina Hoicka 21 January 2019
The battle to replace fossil fuels with low-carbon power is bumping up against a new practical reality.
Halifax Today with Martha Paynter 20 January 2019
One Nova Scotia woman thinks correctional facilities like the Burnside Jail need to be doing a better job at addressing prisoner’s needs.
660 News with Melanee Thomas 19 January 2019
It doesn’t look like Alberta will see a provincial election until at least April, and one expert believes it may have something to do with diversity.
CBC News with Muneeza Sheikh 18 January 2019
A Kitchener, Ont., nurse who was fired after she admitted she stole and used opioids from the long-term care facility where she worked and falsified patient records will get her job back.
The Globe and Mail with Petra Molnar, Aerin Jacob, Janelle Hinds, Tamara Soma 17 January 2019
From students and teachers to executives and artists, The Globe’s Stepping Up series aims to shine a spotlight on Canadians offering inspiration and leadership across the country.
The Conversation by Jane McArthur 15 January 2019
It is encouraging to see greater attention in the media to the issue of climate change and its effects on the life-support systems of the planet. The link between breast cancer and the environment, however, is being overlooked.
The Halifax Examiner by Martha Paynter 15 January 2019
For one month, prisoners at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre (OCDC) have had access to a phone hotline a few hours a day to report concerns and receive support from volunteers.
Outer Places with Christine Dow 15 January 2019
If glaciers in some parts of Antarctica took the #10YearChallenge, their selfie comparisons would be different but not exactly shocking to anyone who knows that global warming is real.
The Globe and Mail by Jane Hilderman and Paul Thomas 15 January 2019
Canadians pride themselves on having an electoral system largely free from partisan political manipulation.
The Daily Orange with Janni Aragon 14 January 2019
Last semester, a School of Information Studies capstone project set up the founding of a Girls Who Code chapter in the Onondaga Free Library.
The Globe and Mail by Lisa Kramer 14 January 2019
Economics has a diversity problem, though not everyone agrees.
The Canadian Press with Kim Pate 11 January 2019
Increased national awareness about coerced sterilization of Indigenous women has resulted in mounting concerns about other vulnerable women who may have been endured the practice, an Ontario senator says.
The Regina Leader-Post with Melissa Coomber-Bendtsen 11 January 2019
Regina’s YWCA plans to build a $35-million facility at the site of the former Victoria School and Lucy Eley Park — and the city might give them the land for free to support a “unique” project.
The Globe and Mail with Kim Pate 09 January 2019
Rosemary Green spent five years in a United States prison, separated from her four children. She says visits from volunteers – who provided a consistent connection to the community on the outside – kept her going.
CBC News with Melanee Thomas 08 January 2019
At some point before May 31, Albertans will head to the polls — and at this stage of the game, the United Conservative Party is way out ahead in terms of confirmed candidates.
The Canadian Press with Teresa Scassa 07 January 2019
Canada’s largest telecommunications group is getting mixed reviews for its plan to follow the lead of companies like Google and Facebook in collecting massive amounts of information about the activities and preferences of its customers.
Work In Progress Sociology by Laura Doering 03 January 2019
As borrowing rates climb to record highs, one could say that consumers and their banks have never been closer. Generally, we consider these ties to be very formal, with banks and consumers connected only at arm’s length.