Climate change: greener technologies, policies in Canada’s federal future
By Arianna Danganan | With increasing public concern and provinces leading by example, calls for immediate federal action on mitigating climate change are getting louder. Experts weigh in on what it is the government should focus on.
MMIW: Liberal government committed to inquiry promise
By Kate Hawkins | The new Liberal government has promised to launch a national inquiry addressing why Aboriginal women are so often the targets of violence, with details to be released in the coming weeks. What will the missing and murdered inquiry mean to the people it affects the most?
Who’s counting dead Canadian women?
By Martin J Smith | On average, a woman in Canada is killed by her male partner every six days. One woman keeps a grim tally while Ottawa prepares a national plan to tackle the problem of violence against women and girls.
Putting Indigenous youth suicide on the political agenda
By Kirsten Fenn | The Indigenous youth suicide rate in Canada is five to seven times the national average and 40 times that among Inuit boys in Nunavut. With the new Liberal government now in office, some are reigniting the call for a national suicide prevention strategy.
Trudeau government prioritizes transgender rights
Deanne Pittman | The liberal government has promised to create new legal protections for the transgender community. This would be a huge step for human rights, but only if the bill manages to pass through the House of Commons and Senate.