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Edmonton demonstrators gather to protest against COVID-19 measures and support the ‘freedom convoy’ in February 2022. Research suggests Alberta separatist sentiments have as much to do with antipathy about the federal government and Justin Trudeau as actually leaving Confederation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

What the spectre of Alberta separatism means for Canada

Even though they lack the profile of Québec sovereigntists, Alberta separatists are positioned to exert significant political influence on intergovernmental relations in the years to come.
Anti-mask protesters hold signs during a demonstration against measures taken by public health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 in St. Thomas, Ont., in 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

Canada’s trust divide is growing, and that could spell bad news for the future

Trying to convince people to trust the basic institutions of Canada and each other is not enough. Economic divisions create a trust divide that threatens Canadians’ way of life.
Love stories and moments born out of art, politics and revolution were showcased in ‘Secrets from the Born Settee,’ a 2019 production originated by University of Regina theatre students. (AV Service/University of Regina)

How theatre on the Prairies can imagine an equitable and inclusive future

Reckoning around colonialism, anti-Black racism, and inequality is immense across different fields in our society. The Future Prairie Theatre project is addressing these urgent social struggles.
Abortion-rights demonstrators hold up letters spelling out ‘My Choice,’ Saturday, May 14, 2022, outside the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Denying abortion access has a negative impact on children and families

Restricting abortion access has negative effects on parents, as well as children and families, including increased poverty, unemployment, pregnancy-related deaths and higher health risks in children.
A Russian military intercontinental ballistic missile launcher rolls by during the 2019 Victory Day military parade celebrating the end of the Second World War in Red Square in Moscow in May 2019. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Is Russia increasingly likely to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine?

The sort of scenarios that might lead to the use of nuclear weapons in the Ukraine war would require a significant deterioration in Russian fortunes — and greater western involvement in the conflict.
Managers who abuse their employees may be suffering from a perceptual bias. imtmphoto/iStock via Getty Images

Abusive bosses often blame a worker’s lack of effort or care for poor performance when it’s their own biases that may be the problem

About 1 in 7 workers say their managers are abusive, whether it involves ridicule or a failure to provide credit when it’s due.
Tyrannosaurus Rex was the top predator in North America just before dinosaurs went extinct at the end of the Cretaceous Period. (Shutterstock)

The discovery of two giant dinosaur species solves the mystery of missing apex predators in North America and Asia

Two recent discoveries in Alberta and Uzbekistan have identified the top predators in those regions during the Cretaceous period. Fossils that had been in storage for years included the jawbones.
Une femme passe devant une affiche où il est écrit « Pas de guerre » collé sur un portrait du président russe Vladimir Poutine à Saint-Pétersbourg, en Russie, le 29 mars. (AP Photo)

Guerre en Ukraine : Vladimir Poutine veut sauver la face. Voici comment il pourrait y arriver

Qu’est-ce qui permettrait à Vladimir Poutine de sauver la face en Ukraine ? Le pays devra vraisemblablement renoncer à adhérer à l’OTAN et céder des territoires à l’est.
A woman walks past a ‘No War’ sign stuck on a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, Russia, on March 29. (AP Photo)

What would give Vladimir Putin a face-saving way to exit Ukraine?

What would allow Vladimir Putin to save face in Ukraine in terms of negotiating a ceasefire? Ukraine would likely have to cede its NATO aspirations as well as territory in the east.
Children march in a parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, about 100 kilometres east of the Ukraine border, in May 2015. (AP Photo)

Curious Kids: Why did Putin invade Ukraine now? Is it for the U.S.S.R. again?

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants parts of Ukraine to be closer to Russia, and would like to prevent Ukraine from becoming part of NATO.

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