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People gather outside Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office in Toronto for a rally led by current and former international students calling for changes to immigration rules during COVID-19 in September 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Canada is foolish to snub international graduate students and scholars

International students are not only ideal candidates for settlement in Canada, they’re also vital to our prosperity. So why is it so difficult for them to come to Canada, especially those from Africa?
In some global fishing communities, women influence decisions, resulting in stronger claims to area-based fishing rights, improved economic returns and greater women’s empowerment. (Shutterstock)

For more equitable and sustainable fisheries, women must be empowered to lead

Creating opportunities to meaningfully engage women in governance and decision-making is necessary to achieve gender equality in small-scale fisheries.
Food prescriptions provide patients with vouchers that can be spent on fruits and vegetables. (Jonathon Barraball)

Social prescriptions: Why some health-care practitioners are prescribing food to their patients

Food security is crucial to disease prevention and management, so prescribing healthy foods and reducing barriers to better diets makes sense. But food prescriptions should not be immune to scrutiny.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is seen before his government delivered the provincial 2022 budget at the Ontario legislature. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Why Doug Ford will once again win the Ontario election

Ontario goes to the polls in a month, and Doug Ford will likely win again. Why? Because the Liberal and NDP leaders have failed to connect with the people of Ontario the way Ford has.
Gerald Antoine, Northwest Territories regional chief and Assembly of First Nations lead delegate to Rome, is flanked by Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, left, and Cassidy Caron, Métis National Council president, in St.Peter’s Square in Rome, after their meeting with Pope Francis on April 1. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope Francis’s apology for residential schools doesn’t acknowledge institutional responsibility

As a theologian who studies church apologies for historical wrongs, I understand why the Pope was moved to speak this week, but I hope this was not his definitive apology.
Traffic flows over the Ambassador Bridge joining Detroit and Windsor, Ont., a day after protesters who were blocking it were cleared by police under Ontario’s declaration of emergency. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Protecting infrastructure from the ‘freedom convoy’ could forever silence legitimate dissent

Racialized and marginalized populations whose protest movements are already subject to ongoing forms of monitoring, infiltration and pre-emptive police action are at risk from the convoy crisis.
A Donald Trump supporter flies a Trump flat a trucker convoy protest against COVID-19 restrictions in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada should be preparing for the end of American democracy

With the apparent slide towards authoritarianism in the U.S., Canada must be ready and able to defend and champion our democracy.
The alpine skiing course at the 2022 Winter Olympics, on Feb. 2, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. All the snow at this year’s Olympic venues is machine-made. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Beijing’s scant snow offers a glimpse at the uncertainty — and risks — of future Winter Olympics

An analysis of 21 former Winter Olympic venues found that only one of them would be suitable and offer safe racing conditions for athletes if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.
Our healthcare system needs to respond in a more just, inclusive, caring and timely way to allow in-person final goodbyes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

People should be allowed to visit, say goodbye to those who are dying during COVID-19

Our health-care system needs to respond in a more just, inclusive, caring and timely way to allow in-person final goodbyes from those who matter most to those at the end of life.
Most South Asian people with dementia and their care partners did not know the signs and symptoms of dementia before their diagnosis. (Shutterstock)

Navigating dementia care in the South Asian community: Overcoming barriers and stigma

People living with dementia in the South Asian community often face challenges accessing care because of a lack of culturally appropriate services, language barriers or perceived stigma about dementia
WitchTok is the subculture of pagans who use TikTok to share spells, learn about mythology and connect with co-religionists. (northeasternherb, showthe8thhouse, greenwitchmystics/TikTok)

How modern witches are enchanting TikTok

Whether someone is scrolling mindlessly or actively conducting research, WitchTok connects witches to their practices and community.

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