The women and gender-diverse individuals 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:
Newsweek by Sarah Teich and Enes Kanter Freedom 07 December 2022
Last week marked the two-year anniversary of the Axum massacre in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, where Eritrean forces killed hundreds of Tigrayans over the course of 24 hours.
The Hill Times by Jane McArthur 01 December 2022
From controversies about COVID-19 protections to legislative actions around education and health workers to concerns about inflation and food costs, there is no shortage of critical issues that have captured our attention.
The Hamilton Spectator by Julie Cafley 01 December 2022
I recently had an opportunity to encourage hundreds of Canada’s business leaders to consider their contribution toward more inclusive workplaces.
Policy Options by Jennifer Robson, Tammy Schirle and Lindsay Tedds 01 December 2022
Now that Bill C-31 has received Royal Assent, some Canadian families will soon want to apply for the interim federal Canada Dental Benefit created by the legislation.
CBC News by Melanee Thomas 27 November 2022
In about six months, two powerhouse female politicians will go head to head to decide who will lead the province for the next four years.
Canada’s National Observer by Ineza Umuhoza Grace and Anjum Sultana 18 November 2022
It has been a difficult year for children around the world, particularly girls.
Vancouver Sun by Iglika Ivanova and Alex Hemingway 17 November 2022
Affordability has long been a concern for residents of Metro Vancouver — a region notorious for stratospheric housing costs — but with inflation shooting up to a 40-year high this year, the cost of living has become a much more pressing worry for many.
The Conversation by Kerri Froc 14 November 2022
During the Cold War era, American military strategists thought the Soviet Union would be deterred from dropping a nuclear bomb on North America only if the United States also built up sufficient nuclear weapons capable of annihilating the Soviets.
The Toronto Star by Julie Cafley 27 October 2022
We need to talk about menopause.
The Conversation by Kerri Froc 18 October 2022
In case you missed it, and if you blinked you probably did, Parliament passed Bill C-28 in June 2022.
The Globe and Mail by Jessica Davis and Alex Wilner 14 October 2022
When terrorist groups kidnap aid workers, humanitarians, diplomats, tourists and others, the outcome for victims is usually bleak: years of neglect at the hands of their captors, and – if they’re lucky – release only after their families or governments pay a ransom demand.
The Toronto Star by Jane MacArthur, Jennifer Beeman and Cassie Barker 11 October 2022
How far do women have to run before we stop getting breast cancer in the first place?
Saltwire by Christine Saulnier 03 October 2022
For many Nova Scotians, life is a constant struggle; the challenge to make ends meet is even tougher this year because of the rising cost of living.
The Globe and Mail by Jennifer Reynolds 28 September 2022
According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Canada’s wage gap sits at 16.7 per cent – the seventh worst of 38 OECD countries.
The Conversation by Lara Aknin and Tiara Cash 26 September 2022
Nearly 2.5 million students began post-secondary education in Canada this September.
The Globe and Mail by Jennifer Reynolds 14 September 2022
As we begin to head back to the office, most women will be pulling warm sweaters and wraps out of the closet to shelter from the arctic office temperatures that prevail in our workplaces.
The Conversation by Amy Janzwood and Heather Millar 11 September 2022
The Canadian government has used Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the removal of Russian natural gas exports to justify increasing natural gas production in Canada.
The Guardian by Leslie Kern 04 September 2022
On a trip to Mexico City, a bus tour whisks me through neighbourhoods teeming with cool cafes, elegant wine bars and stylish twentysomethings.
Lawfare by Jessica Davis and Elena Martynova 28 August 2022
The attack at the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, wasn’t cheap.
The Conversation by Kerri Froc 23 August 2022
This November, the Québec Court of Appeal will hear an appeal of Hak v. Attorney General of Québec on the constitutionality of Bill 21, which prohibits public service workers from wearing religious symbols.
The Toronto Star by Pamela Uppal 22 August 2022
We’ve all heard about the crisis in health care, but what most Canadians don’t know is that this crisis is being driven, in part, by an unprecedented labour crisis in our non-profit community care sector.
Canada’s National Observer by Jane McArthur and Honour Stahl 18 August 2022
Who doesn’t regard plastic as a necessity of modern living?
The Toronto Star by Mary Wells 16 August 2022
When I graduated with a bachelor of engineering from McGill in 1987, the best engineering students went to big Canadian companies like Pratt and Whitney, IBM, Nortel, CAE Industries, Dofasco and Alcan.
The National Post by Sarah Teich and Shuvaloy Majumdar 12 August 2022
Last week, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine passed its 160th day, Amnesty International published a report accusing Ukrainian forces of unlawfully endangering the lives of their civilians.
The Globe and Mail by Elaine Craig 10 August 2022
There are many reasons why Hockey Canada’s reported handling of sexual assault allegations should leave us feeling disgusted. But compensation for the victims should not be on the list.
The Toronto Star by Sarah Teich, Daniel Eisen and Mehmet Tohti 25 July 2022
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is committing mass atrocity crimes and grave human rights violations against the Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang/East Turkestan.
Saltwire by Martha Paynter 21 July 2022
The overturning of Roe v. Wade in the United States has caused many Canadians to worry about access to abortion in Canada, particularly in the Atlantic provinces, where access has historically been challenging.
The Hamilton Spectator by Erin Tolley 03 July 2022
Recent elections have resulted in increases in the number of women, racialized and Indigenous people holding political office in Canada.
The Toronto Star by Amanda Bittner 03 July 2022
So, you want to run for politics, but you are worried about the financial costs of taking time off work to campaign.
The Toronto Star by Elizabeth Sheehy 02 July 2022
The criminal law must respond to the extremely intoxicated offender.
The Conversation by Fiona MacDonald 30 June 2022
July 1 marks the first in-person Canada Day celebrations in the nation’s capital since 2019.
The Conversation by Martha Paynter 26 June 2022
As an abortion care provider in Canada, I feel deep solidarity with colleagues south of the border and terror for their patients after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that the U.S. Constitution afforded protection to the right to abortion.
The Winnipeg Free Press by Cathy Taylor 21 June 2022
Non-profits across this country are at the forefront of helping communities survive and thrive.
The Toronto Star by Erica Rayment and Melanee Thomas 20 June 2022
After two years of pandemic-enforced remote work, many workplaces across Canada are determining the ideal balance between in-person and remote work.
The Globe and Mail by Jessica Davis 20 June 2022
The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan precipitated an economic crisis in the country, largely because the group is widely recognized as a terrorist organization by the international community.
The Conversation by Fiona MacDonald,, , and 16 June 2022
The COVID-19 crisis has both divided and galvanized Canadians on health care.
The Winnipeg Free Press by Joanne Wright 16 June 2022
American pro-choice advocates are promising a “Summer of Rage” in response to the leak of a draft Supreme Court decision that may overturn Roe v. Wade — the landmark case that made women’s right to choose abortion legal in the United States.
The Hill Times by Diane Beckett 13 June 2022
Hudson Bay, second in size only to the Bay of Bengal, brings the Arctic deep into Canada.
The Globe and Mail by Erin Tolley 13 June 2022
Recent elections have resulted in more women, racialized and Indigenous people holding political office in Canada.
The Globe and Mail by Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant 10 June 2022
For nearly two years, the Canadian House of Commons has used a hybrid model, meaning parliamentarians can attend in-person or by video teleconferencing for House sittings and voting.
The Globe and Mail by Genevieve Lebaron and Priscilla Fisher 07 June 2022
We think of Canada as a beacon for human rights.
Policy Options by Nicole Jackson 06 June 2022
Whether or not you think it’s time for Canada to push for peace in Ukraine, it’s definitely time to clarify the aims, benefits and limits of its responses.
The Globe and Mail by Thomas Homer-Dixon and Robin Cox 06 June 2022
Chicago, 1995. Paris, 2003. Adelaide, 2009. Moscow, 2010.
The Toronto Star by Lara Aknin and John Helliwell 03 June 2022
If you dropped your wallet on a sidewalk, would a stranger return it?
The Conversation by Nicole Jackson 31 May 2022
The war in Ukraine is dividing the former Soviet region, making it poorer and less secure. Russia will take advantage of this.
The Toronto Star by Katie Davey 23 May 2022
I remember sitting in the back seat of my dad’s truck, driving around Saint John when I was 12.
The Toronto Star by Elizabeth Sheehy, Isabel Grant and Kerri Froc 13 May 2022
The Supreme Court of Canada decisions in R v Brown and R v Sullivan and Chan, released on Friday, mark a sad day for Canadian women.
The Toronto Star by Anjum Sultana 13 May 2022
It’s not easy being 22 in 2022.
The Ottawa Citizen by Sarah Teich and Mehmet Tohti 11 May 2022
The United Nations is finally gaining access to the Uyghur region.
Canada’s National Observer by Jane MacArthur 09 May 2022
With continuing controversy over the federal government’s fossil fuel subsidies, provinces’ climate and emission plans are also being scrutinized.
Ottawa Citizen by Amanda Kingsley Malo 06 May 2022
It’s time to elect more moms.
CBC News by Kerri Froc 06 May 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court’s draft opinion on Roe v. Wade, written by Justice Samuel Alito, would overturn a women’s right to abortion in American law and essentially declare it “open season” for states to make any laws restricting abortion, no matter how draconian.
Ottawa Citizen by Helen Hirsh Spence 05 May 2022
The world is on the precipice of a new revolution.
The Globe and Mail by Jamie Chai Yun Liew 29 April 2022
Growing up, my immigrant father used long-winded lectures to punish me.
Ottawa Citizen by Kelly Nolan 28 April 2022
A Liberal Party of Québec amendment to the province’s Bill 96, the controversial overhaul of French-language laws, could force anglophone CEGEP students to take three core courses in French or three French-language courses starting in 2023.
National Observer by Leah Gazan and Kim Pate 28 April 2022
Our social safety net is broken.
Toronto Star by Erin Tolley 18 April 2022
The mayor’s office shouldn’t be a men’s club.
Toronto Star by Reyhana Patel 04 April 2022
Two years have passed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and not surprisingly, it’s taken a big toll on our physical and mental health.
The Hamilton Spectator by Cassie Barker and Jane McArthur 31 March 2022
The federal government has a lot of environmental promises to fulfil between now and 2025.
The National Observer by Tara Scurr, Ingrid Waldron, Jane McArthur, Naolo Charles, Peter Wood and Kristian Ferreira 30 March 2022
We face one of the biggest human rights crises in history, presented by a triple environmental threat: climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.
The Winnipeg Free Press by Susan Franceschet 23 March 2022
Three powerful women in charge of finance, defence and foreign affairs frame the Canadian Prime Minister during press conferences.
The Conversation by Miranda Hart 21 March 2022
Invasive, alien species are bad for ecosystems.
National Observer by Jane McArthur 18 March 2022
Admit it. You hate having to say, “I don’t know.”
iPolitics by Sarah Teich and David Matas 10 March 2022
Human-rights violations don’t just involve victims; they also involve perpetrators.
The Conversation by Adèle Garnier, Jamie Liew and Shauna Labman 09 March 2022
In less than two weeks, more than two million people have fled Ukraine following the Russian invasion.
The Toronto Star by Bree Akesson and Andrew R. Basso 07 March 2022
In just the first 10 days of the 2022 Russian assault on Ukraine, tens of thousands of homes across the country have been deliberately targeted by Russian forces and left either severely damaged or completely destroyed.
The Conversation by Amanda Watson 07 March 2022
Mothering during the pandemic has been covered extensively — from issues of economic hardship, to untenable caregiving responsibilities, acute and ongoing strains on maternal mental health, a swelling mental load and a shadow pandemic of male violence against women.
The Globe and Mail by Martha Jackman 22 February 2022
What are we to make of the fact that Canadian protesters in front of Parliament and before the courts are demanding their U.S. constitutional rights?
The Conversation by Fiona MacDonald 16 February 2022
It’s clear the so-called “freedom convoy” is speaking to something much bigger than vaccine mandates.
National Observer by Jane McArthur 11 February 2022
Scrolling the news, I came across an article encouraging self-care as an antidote to the pandemic.
Policy Options by Susan Prentice and Lisa Pasolli 11 February 2022
All Ontarians – not just parents of young children – should welcome Ottawa’s national child-care policy and urge the province to sign on.
The Globe and Mail by Akshay Singh and Jessica Davis 11 February 2022
The global threat of foreign interference activities is high – and Canada is not immune to this threat.
Ottawa Citizen by Amy Ede and Amanda Parriag 04 February 2022
The capital city, site of national pomp and ceremony, parks and festivals, is having a crisis of identity.
Ottawa Citizen by Kaitlin Geiger-Bardswich 04 February 2022
Since Saturday, residents of downtown Ottawa have been under siege from a “freedom convoy” of protesters who have been anything but peaceful.
CBC by Melanee Thomas and01 February 2022
In her recent editorial board meeting with CBC News, Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek conceded that energy transition “sometimes comes with a lot of pain and angst.”
The Conversation by Jamie
I was eager to see what the Sex and the City (SATC) franchise had to offer in its new series And Just Like That…
Toronto Star by Reyhana Patel 27 January 2022
Every year on the anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting, I am reminded of my visits with the families of the six victims who continue to endure the consequences of deeply rooted hatred for Muslims.
The Conversation by Dayna Nadine Scott 26 January 2022
In the vast peatlands of Ontario’s James Bay Lowlands, a new region-wide approach to considering the potential impacts of northern mining development is dangerously close to sliding completely off the rails.
Toronto Star by Elizabeth Sheehy 13 January 2022
More than 30 years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada expanded self-defence for battered women who kill in R. v. Lavallee, and yet advocates are still fighting for justice for abused women.
The Conversation by Hilary Young 13 January 2022
Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos wants provinces to make vaccination mandatory.
iPolitics by Sarah Teich and Mehmet Tohti 12 January 2022
Last month, a landmark case went before the Federal Court of Canada.
Ottawa Citizen by Sumaya Sherif 07 January 2022
It has been long overdue. Conversion therapy practice is now a criminal offence.
The Cape Breton Post by Martha Paynter 07 January 2022
The news that 49 people (24 prisoners, at least 25 staff) have now tested positive for COVID-19 at the Nova Institution for Women, a federal prison in Truro, brings a nightmare we foresaw in March 2020 into reality.
Toronto Star by Carolina Maass 04 January 2022
Pregnant Indigenous women are being forced to travel hundreds of kilometres to give birth alone and away from their communities.
The Conversation by Nadia Naffi, Ann-Louise Davidson, Auxane Boch, Brunoand
While COVID-19 forced an emergency transformation to online learning at universities, learning how to teach efficiently and effectively online using different platforms and tools is a positive addition to education and is here to stay.
The Conversation by Erica Pimentel, Bertrand Malsch and Nathaniel Loh 13 December 2021
The year 2021 was marked by several major breakthroughs for cryptocurrencies.
iPolitics by Elaine MacDonald, Tim Gray, Jane McArthur, Lisa Gue and Jennifer Beeman 13 December 2021
The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) is Canada’s cornerstone environmental law, but it was last updated more than 20 years ago and is showing its age.
Ottawa Citizen by Yasmin Khaliq 03 December 2021
According to the Canadian Mental Health Association one in five Canadians is currently living with mental illness.
Edmonton Journal by Raquel Feroe, Jane McArthur and Rod Olstad 26 November 2021
“Pesticides are approved by Health Canada so they’re safe.” If only that were true.
National Observer by Jane McArthur and Anjali Helferty 23 November 2021
Try to remember the last time you did a connect-the-dots puzzle. You were probably a child.
The Tyee by Christina Hoicka 15 November 2021
Globally, we need to transition away from fossil fuels, which are responsible for 80 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions.
Policy Magazine by Velma McColl 12 November 2021
As I write, negotiations have gone into overtime in Glasgow, extended into the weekend rather than ending on Friday.
The Toronto Star by
The cost of living in Canada is on the rise and for workers earning low wages, making ends meet continues to be a struggle.
Policy Magazine by Velma McColl 05 November 2021
We’re at the midway point of COP26 in Glasgow. Some 130 global leaders have come and gone and put their best cards on the table.
Corporate Knights by Christina Hoicka 03 November 2021
As a researcher of just transitions in energy, I have made my way to the UN’s climate summit, COP26, in Glasgow with the University of Victoria delegation.
iPolitics by Jane McArthur 03 November 2021
Yes, we’re all tired of hearing it, but it bears repeating: Many lessons can be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 31 October 2021
When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau assembled his first cabinet after the 2015 election, his priority was to have a cabinet “that looks like Canada.”
Policy Magazine by Velma McColl 29 October 2021
Climate change is a human problem.
Policy Options by Brooks DeCillia, Melanee Thomas and Lori Thorlakson 29 October 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney continues to bet big on Alberta’s oil and gas industry.
Policy Options by Julia Smith and Alice Mũrage 27 October 2021
COVID-19 put Canada’s pandemic preparedness to the test, not only in grappling with the primary impacts of illness and deaths, but also in responding to the secondary effects on millions of Canadians, which were sustained and gendered.
The Conversation by Felicity Hamer 26 October 2021
Photography has always had a relationship to haunting as it shows not what is, but what once was.
The Conversation by Yuan Stevens 20 October 2021
In the wake of the leaks by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, at least one thing remains clear: social media companies cannot be left to their own devices for addressing harmful content online.
National Observer by Jane McArthur 18 October 2021
Let’s be honest. It was shocking when Greta Thunberg at the pre-COP26 event Youth4Climate boldly described the 30 years of climate promises as “blah, blah, blah.”
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 17 October 2021
For many of us, gratitude was the theme for this past Thanksgiving weekend.
Policy Options by Maite Taboada 08 October 2021
Online discourse can be both shockingly and trivially toxic.
The Ottawa Citizen by Fiona MacDonald and Jeanette Ashe 04 October 2021
Much post-election analysis has focused on how Canadians have ended up with a minority Parliament that is effectively similar to what we had before.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 03 October 2021
While pandemic recovery, gun control, and even puppies took centre stage during the federal election, we failed to seize the opportunity to hold our leaders accountable on equity issues.
The Conversation by Felicity Hamer 29 September 2021
Spirit photography was an important development within bereavement rituals of the early 1860s.
The Conversation by Petra Molnar 27 September 2021
On the Greek island of Samos you can swim in the same sea where refugees are drowning.
The Conversation by, and
Living in a technology dependent world means we all want to stay connected, regardless of age.
Corporate Knights by Christina Hoicka 21 September 2021
As the dust settles on Canada’s federal election, we can see clearly that climate change was top of mind for many voters.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 20 September 2021
Canadians have historically used elections to punish or reward political parties, and this one may be no exception — polls suggest the Liberals and Conservatives are virtually tied in a two-horse race.
The Conversation by Benoît Gomis, Julianne Piper and Kelley Lee 13 September 2021
As the 2021 federal election winds down, a fourth wave of COVID-19 is underway amid further easing of restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers.
Policy Options by Gillian Petit, Lindsay Tedds and Tammy Schirle 10 September 2021
One day into the 2021 federal election campaign, the Conservative Party of Canada released its full election platform.
The Chronicle Herald by Meredith Ralston 08 September 2021
An article in your Aug. 21 edition, “Centre providing support to victims,” states that Nova Scotia has the highest rate of human trafficking in Canada.
The Georgia Straight by Jasmine Ramze Rezaee 06 September 2021
The world has changed dramatically since the 2019 federal election.
Calgary Herald by Sue Tomney and Bruce MacDonald 30 August 2021
Here in Calgary, like elsewhere in Canada, this federal election is like no other.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 29 August 2021
This campaign feels a bit strange for me.
MoneySense by Alexandra Macqueen 26 August 2021
As affordability and the rising cost of living shape up to be significant themes in September’s federal election, all three major political parties have come out with proposals to reduce the cost of childcare for Canadians.
The Globe and Mail by Meredith Ralston 25 August 2021
OnlyFans, a website that allows its estimated two million content creators to sell pictures and videos directly to fans via a paid subscription model, announced on Aug. 19 it will ban the very material on which it primarily made its name and money.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 22 August 2021
With the federal election in full swing, the race is on to capture the hearts — and the votes — of Generation Z.
The Canadian Business Journal by Mary Wells 21 August 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing full and partial lockdowns that swept across Canada and the world have had unprecedented effects on education.
The Globe and Mail by Jessica Davis 17 August 2021
The speed and decisiveness of the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan is a humanitarian, human rights and international counterterrorism disaster.
Toronto Star by Roojin Habibi 16 August 2021
Over the past year, wealthy countries like Canada have contributed to a growing vaccine apartheid: 83 per cent of the 4.5 billion COVID-19 jabs administered have gone to people in high- and upper-middle-income countries, while 99 per cent of people in low-income countries have yet to receive even a single dose.
The Hill Times by Rukhsana Ahmed 11 August 2021
To various extents, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the deterioration of the mental health of many people in Canada.
The Conversation by Catherine Connelly 8 August 2021
Managers sometimes assume that hiring employees who live with disabilities will be more expensive. They worry that these employees will perform at a lower level, be absent more often, need expensive accommodations and will then quit.
The Conversation by Catherine Carstairs 5 August 2021
As our minds turn to back-to-school, it is urgent to increase Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination rates among young people.
The Conversation by Kerri Froc 26 July 2019
Canadian politicians are beginning to use the Constitution’s notwithstanding clause more than ever expected, raising questions about when it’s legitimate to override rights guaranteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Toronto Star by Jasmine Ramze Rezaee 26 July 2021
As we recover from the worst of the pandemic, it is clear Ontario’s economic rebound is top of mind for the provincial government. It is, after all, the focus of not one but two recently struck governmental bodies.
The Conversation by Susan Cadell 19 July 2021
COVID-19 has brought about many losses and many deaths. The number of deaths worldwide has reached almost four million, and 26,000 of those deaths are in Canada.
National Observer by Jane McArthur 15 July 2021
We may not think of doctors and other health professionals as storytellers. At the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), we are helping write a happy ending to the prolonged story of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) update.
Toronto Star by Elizabeth Dhuey 7 July 2021
Among all the debates around our reaction to the pandemic, few have been as fraught as the question of school closures. This was for good reason — education serves as the very foundation of a liberal democratic society.
The Conversation by Catherine Carstairs 30 June 2021
Canadian enthusiasm for COVID-19 vaccination is impressive. After repeated lockdowns, long separations from friends and family and economic losses, Canadians are lining up overnight at pop-up clinics and crashing websites with their eagerness to book appointments.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 27 June 2021
We like to think that Canada is a multicultural country.
The Conversation by Hilary Young 20 June 2021
On a recent episode of the podcast The Construction Life, a host and guest were joking about whistling at “a sexy woman on the street” and pretending to grab at her. Carpenter Natasha Fritz then asked to come on the show to talk about sexual harassment in the construction industry.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 13 June 2021
Muslims are angry; we are grieving.
Toronto Star by Elizabeth Dhuey & Kelly Gallagher-Mackay 10 June 2021
Many will be relieved as shops and patios reopen this weekend, and turn their mind towards a summer with fewer constraints: not just seeing family and friends, but a broader reopening of the economy.
The Globe & Mail by Jessica Davis 10 June 2021
The news of the attack on a Muslim family in London, Ont., has left Canadians grappling with many troubling questions.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 30 May 2021
Toronto Mayor John Tory’s hair crisis has been a topic of discussion for weeks.
The Conversation by Tracie Afifi 27 May 2021
Ending the coronavirus pandemic rests partly on a large uptake of COVID-19 vaccines, with the goal of reaching herd immunity. Recently in Canada, the age for vaccine eligibility has been decreasing to include young adults and adolescents.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 16 May 2021
I have been watching a lot of superhero movies lately, perhaps because I’m hoping a caped crusader will come to Ontario and save us from the mess we’re in.
Toronto Sun by Sarah Teich 13 May 2021
The use of civilians as human shields is a war crime. This is well-established in international law. However, despite the global consensus, innocent civilians continue to be used as human shields.
CBC by Melanee Thomas 12 May 2021
It is mighty tempting to look at the current state of COVID-19 in Alberta and conclude that rural Albertans are particularly resistant to public health guidelines designed to mitigate the disease.
The Globe & Mail by Elizabeth Sheehy & Elaine Craig 11 May 2021
Persistent gaps in judges’ knowledge about Canada’s sexual assault law have provoked a crisis of public confidence in the criminal justice system’s handling of sexual assault allegations. Unfortunately, the federal government’s solution, the recently passed Bill C-3, is not remotely capable of delivering its promises to sexual assault survivors.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 02 May 2021
When Gotham City has a problem it can’t handle, Batman steps in.
Troy Media by Sarah Teich 28 April 2021
Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland recently delivered the country’s first federal budget in two years. As Canadians spend the coming days and weeks analyzing the country’s economic recovery plan, one department that merits particular attention is the Department of Justice’s War Crimes Section.
The Conversation by Michelle Stewart 28 April 2021
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd on April 20. While the verdict was celebrated as justice, many also said the novel guilty verdict does nothing to address the routine nature of police violence.
Toronto Star by Lisa Kramer 24 April 2021
It’s not so much a question of “should” — many businesses already are using cryptocurrencies— and one day, all are going to have to, writes journalist and author Ethan Lou. But University of Toronto professor Lisa Kramer argues there are too many problems for companies to side-step at this time to make using crypto payments practical.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 18 April 2021
The government of Ontario has had a year to prepare for our province’s vaccine rollouts.
The Conversation by Fiona MacDonald & Stephanie Paterson 18 April 2021
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, both public and private institutions are finally grappling with the insidiousness of sexual assault and harassment within their confines.
Cape Breton Post by Christine Saulnier 30 March 2021
Upon tabling the first Nova Scotia budget since the COVID-19 pandemic began, our new finance minister said the province was fortunate that we went into the pandemic in “a strong fiscal and economic position.”
The Conversation by Meg Holden, Atiya Mahmood,29 March 2021
The public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic introduced the idea of bubbles to our social lives. British Columbia restricted socializing to core bubbles: immediate household members or, for those living alone, a maximum of two people who could be seen regularly.
Toronto Star by Brenda Spotton Visano 27 March 2021
You have to be rich to be poor in Canada, and even more so if you live in Toronto. The high cost of managing your household finances when you are living on the financial edge leaves you no other option. And it’s about to get worse.
Lawyer’s Daily by Elizabeth Sheehy and Isabel Grant 24 March 2021
Just as Bill C-7 became law last week, Minister of Justice David Lametti tweeted that this new law supports “the building of the Canada we are fighting for,” one with dignity and autonomy for all. One could be forgiven for not recognizing that what Lametti was tweeting about was offering medically assisted suicide to people with disabilities who experience intolerable suffering.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 21 March 2021
“We failed the most vulnerable.”
The Conversation by Jamie Liew 19 March 2021
I am heartbroken but I’m not surprised. The targeted killing of eight women in Atlanta, six of them Asian, is a brutal result of decades-long exclusion and oppression, legitimized in law and colonial reverberations, that allow a white-dominated settler society to thrive, justifying differential treatment of racialized migrants.
Ottawa Citizen by Fiona MacDonald 17 March 2021
Watching Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s testimony to the House of Commons committee on March 12, we were struck by his insistence that adding more women to the Canadian military was a proven way of challenging toxic masculinity and creating culture change.
CBC by Reyhana Patel 17 March 2021
It’s been a year since the first provinces declared states of emergency due to COVID-19, and it’s fair to say the impact of the pandemic has taken a huge toll on all of us.
Riochet by Kharoll-Ann Souffrant 15 March 2021
It was one night in 2020. I was sleeping peacefully, in contrast to many restless nights in that first year of COVID-19.
National Post by Sarah Anna Ganter 12 March 2021
Imagine walking into a kiosk, and all national newspaper shelves are empty. This is what Australian Facebook users experienced during the eight days Facebook banned national news from its platform.
The Province by Iglika Ivanova 8 March 2021
In the week of International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate B.C.’s positive steps toward gender equality while bringing attention to the change still needed.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 07 March 2021
A few weeks back, Ontario Premier Doug Ford faced criticism for comparing the voice of Leader of the Official Opposition Andrea Horwath — the only woman leader in the Ontario legislature — to “nails on a chalkboard.”
The Globe & Mail by Ivona Hideg 7 March 2021
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on the progress that’s been made. But perhaps it can also be an occasion to envision meaningful change.
Ottawa Citizen by Yuan Stevens & Sonja Solomun 1 March 2021
Recently, a joint investigation by four privacy commissioners in Canada determined that controversial software company Clearview AI had engaged in illegal mass surveillance. The company was found to have scraped three billion images from the web and social media, including photos of children, without consent.
The Globe & Mail by Elaine Craig 1 March 2021
A sexual assault sentencing decision released last month reveals how much work has yet to be done to prevent rape mythology from infecting the criminal justice system in Canada.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 21 February 2021
Yes, I get it. Discussions about privilege and racial equity are uncomfortable.
The Conversation by Ivona Hideg 19 February 2021
If you want to help women achieve gender equality in the workplace, it’s time to give more support to men.
The Globe & Mail by Kim Pate, Jodi Wilson Raybold and Wanda Thomas Bernard 23 February 2021
Trauma and marginalization are the legacy of colonial and racist policies. And there is a clear link between that fact and the overrepresentation of Indigenous people and Black Canadians in our justice system – as victims, as accused, or as prisoners.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 07 February 2021
After months of missteps, it is evident that Doug Ford and his government are not for “all” the people.
Windsor Star by Jane McArthur 5 February 2021
COVID-19 is rendering children’s experiences invisible. Claims of their exceptional resilience obscure their realities.
The Conversation by Leanne Keddie 2 February 2021
Sustainability is a hot topic today due to increasing awareness of climate change and inequality, among other pressing issues.
Morning Star by Alexandra Macqueen 26 January 2021
Marion is a 62-year old college instructor. She earns $80,000 per year and has a paid-off house. She also has Registered Retirement Savings Accounts totalling $114,000 – $14,000 of which is allocated to a balanced Canadian equity mutual fund and the remainder to low-risk GICs.
The Toronto Star by Ruby Latif 24 January 2021
Shorter days and colder weather are known to heavily impact the mental health of Canadians every year, but this winter is especially difficult.
The Conversation by Nikki Martyn 18 January 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected children’s worlds in many ways. Due to closures and restrictions, they have experienced the loss of social engagement and the support of friends, school communities or extended family.
Briarpatch by Martha Paynter 18 January 2021
On January 7, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association filed a lawsuit against the Higgs government in New Brunswick, challenging the constitutionality of the province’s restrictions to publicly-insured abortion services. Section 2.a.1 of Regulation 84-20 of the N.B.