First shots and second opinions in the third wave

By Shachi Kurl, President NACI SAID WHAT, NOW? Earlier this week, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) declared Canada’s supply of Johnson & Johnson vaccine was okay for those over 30, “if the individual prefers an earlier vaccine rather than

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Game Misconduct: Canadians may love their hockey, but they also see serious problems with its culture

Half of those who played say misogyny, racism, inclusion and bullying are problems May 5, 2021 – Outdoor shinny on a winter afternoon, early mornings with cold coffee at the community rink and pick-up games in the neighbourhood cul-de-sac. Few

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Climate Change: O’Toole’s carbon pricing gamble draws mixed political reviews

More Canadians than ever now view climate change as human-caused, but one-in-four disagree May 3, 2021 – Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole’s mid-April announcement of a new carbon pricing plan surprised many Canadians, including, reportedly, some members of his own

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What we’re learning from COVID-19 could help us confront climate change

By Shachi Kurl, President As Canadians navigate byzantine vaccination systems, fight for paid sick days, and grieve for otherwise healthy loved ones some of whom are now, horrifyingly, dying alone in their sleep, COVID-19 robs us of something more still:

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Judging the Budget: Just over half say it’s “more good than bad”; near-even split over size of deficit spend

Liberals hold slight vote intent advantage amid lack of enthusiasm and declining approval for Trudeau April 28, 2021 – This week’s vote in the House of Commons passing the new federal budget means Canadians will not be going to the

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