All posts tagged "ENGLISH"

  • The plastic bag pollution paradox

    At least 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing 268,940 tons are floating in our oceans but we struggle to find packaging alternatives. An increasing number of people are voicing concerns about our use of plastics day-to-day. Single-use plastics...

    • Posted April 6, 2018
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  • Bill C-59’s overreach allows security to trump freedom

    One-time prime minister John Diefenbaker said, “We must vigilantly stand on guard within our own borders for human rights and fundamental freedoms which are our proud heritage. … We cannot take for granted the continuance and maintenance...

    • Posted April 6, 2018
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  • White privilege or simply elite posturing?

    Creating a society in which everything is viewed in terms of race will divide our nation and breed resentment Parents in the interior of British Columbia were shocked recently when their children came home from school with...

    • Posted April 6, 2018
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  • Indigenous children continue to pay a steep price

    No amount of funding plans or reorganization can solve this problem as long as alcohol and drug abuse persists in First Nations communities We want simple answers. But, sometimes, there aren’t any. Take Manitoba’s child welfare system,...

    • Posted April 6, 2018
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  • Jiminy Crickets! The truth about bugs as food

    Loblaw selling cricket flour under its precious President’s Choice label is a big deal. But in a lot of ways, it makes a great deal of sense Selling cricket flour is a sign that the protein wars...

    • Posted March 23, 2018
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  • Rigorous journalism can save us from fake news

    How government can navigate a changing landscape to create the conditions for vigorous, ethical journalism and open, informed debate “Journalists are like firefighters: you may not need them every day, but you want to know they’re there...

    • Posted March 23, 2018
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  • Not just a fluffy tale about the Easter Bunny

    The refusal by foster parents to lie about a mythical rabbit should not have meant the removal of children in their care Much of the media coverage of the legal decision involving Derek and Frances Baars and...

    • Posted March 22, 2018
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  • Let’s lift all Canadians out of poverty

    The time has come for Canada to have a dialogue about a national basic income program A basic income guarantee has been back in the news a lot lately, thanks to Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Elon Musk...

    • Posted March 22, 2018
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  • Why won’t Canada stand up to Purdue Pharma?

    The opioid manufacturer admits to illegal activity in the U.S., stops ads there and pays hundreds of millions in penalties. In Canada, it’s business as usual Canadians are paying dearly for government inaction over the opioid crisis.Purdue...

    • Posted March 9, 2018
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  • Minimum wage hikes serving up uncertainty in food industry

    A 32 per cent increase in the minimum wage in 12 months is simply irresponsible This is turning into a very challenging year for the Canadian food industry. In late November, Statistics Canada released its comprehensiveRecent Statistics...

    • Posted March 9, 2018
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