It's Time To Move On From Federal Health-Care Funding Debate

Gregory Marchildon | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Politics
Gregory Marchildon

Hardly a week goes by without this thorny issue being disputed between federal and provincial governments - even now that the budget has been tabled. The simple solution is that health costs should be shared, 50-50. But this solution is far from simple and very misleading.

In-Bed Exercise Makes Fitness Accessible To Frail And Critically Ill Patients

Michelle Kho | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Living
Michelle Kho

Why throw in a fitness plan for patients who already have so many critical medical issues? The reason is because patients who are stuck in bed are precisely the patients who need in-bed cycling the most.

Ontario Should Commit Sociology to Combat Harper's Crime Agenda

Dyanoosh Youssefi | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Politics
Dyanoosh Youssefi

The Ontario government should not be afraid to resist Harper's misguided crime agenda. Instead of selling out another generation for political expediency, Ontario should commit the crime that Harper fears the most: sociology.

A Teacher's Porn Star Past Shouldn't Be Grounds for Firing

Justin Beach | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada
Justin Beach

Pornography has been repeatedly protected by U.S. courts as a form of free expression. So, in effect, Stacie Halas has lost a government job because of her past legal speech.

What to Think About on Prisoner's Justice Day

Sukanya Pillay | Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada Politics
Sukanya Pillay

August 10 is International Prisoner's Justice Day, which began in Canada 37 years ago. In 1974 a Canadian man, Edward Nalon, died in the segregation unit of an Ontario prison, resulting in a day of mourning for prisoners across the country. This is an important day to consider how we treat people behind bars, and to remember the goals of incarceration. It is also a day for us to ask many questions about our prison system as a whole, and to assess how some of the recent actions of the Canadian government may affect these conditions

Young Criminals Need TLC, Not Tough-On-Crime

Senator Mobina Jaffer | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Senator Mobina Jaffer

Canada has always been recognized as being one of the safest countries in the world, boasting exceptionally low murder and violent crime rates, particularly in comparison to our American counterparts. However, a recent rise in gun violence on the streets of Canada's largest city has left many Canadians concerned about how safe our communities truly are. This violence has left many Canadians wondering whether we should advance tough-on-crime agendas. But having worked with many vulnerable populations I firmly believe that our time and resources would be better spent in addressing the issue of youth violence by investing in long-term preventative solutions and programs.