Canada

Abortion access is an integral part of healthcare

For over 30 years, Canada has been the only nation in the world to have no legal abortion restrictions at a federal level. However, abortions are still far more politicized than other medical procedures, meaning your ability to access the procedure in Canada depends on how your provincial government, city, and doctor feel about abortion.Continue...

O Canada: The reality of anti-Indigenous discrimination

In the weeks leading up to the US election, die-hard Trump supporters took to social media to announce they’d be moving to Canada if the incumbent president wasn’t re-elected. Canadians took offence.Continue...

Canadians cannot ignore our country’s social issues

The murder of George Floyd sparked a pandemic-fatigued, Trump-weary United States into a summer of protest against police violence and the enduring legacy of slavery and segregation within the United States. Ultimately, it forced every facet of American institutional society to enter a reckoning on race.

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As the second wave hits, end of CERB sends wrong message

With CERB payments set to end this upcoming Sunday, people in need of financial assistance as a result of the ongoing pandemic are feeling rightfully anxious. Most who collected these payments will be rolled into EI, but some will inevitably fall through the cracks—a reality the government must address.Continue...

Canada’s child support system is broken. Women suffer for it.

The Supreme Court ruled last Friday that retroactive child support payments can’t be cancelled once that child reaches adulthood. This ruling is a positive step forward but doesn’t change the fact that Canada’s child support system is broken.Continue...

Scapegoating other countries allows us to ignore Canada's issues

As North Americans, we love to blame China for our problems.Continue...

Canada doesn’t need royal ‘razzle’ or ‘dazzle,’ thank you very much

Regardless of whether or not the Duke and Duchess of Sussex elect to make Canada their part-time home, our country is doing just fine with its “razzle dazzle” factor, despite what The New York Times might say to the contrary.Continue...

New minority government sitting in the hot seat

Last month, almost 18 million Canadians exercised their democratic right and voted in the federal election.Continue...

Canadian female politicians deserve better recognition and support

Based on the rate at which women are being elected to Canadian Parliament, it’ll be another 83 years before the House of Commons achieves gender parity.Continue...

Confronting our own racial bias fosters true multiculturalism

Canada is multicultural: it’s written into our laws, it’s touted worldwide as our strength, and it’s a way of life Canadians have embraced since it became official policy in 1988.Continue...

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