Implementing a sugar tax and designing it based on lengthy consultation with stakeholders across Canada is a commitment that the government will be able to meet with relative ease.
Stigma has many causes, one of which is a genuine fear of contagion. Despite the fact that HIV is now a treatable condition, "educational" messages on HIV prevention are still based on fear, and almost universally exaggerate the risks of HIV infection and its consequences.
More than half of the world's child deaths occur in fragile places like South Sudan and Afghanistan. Yet Canada only commits 25 per cent of its official development budget to these areas. To go the distance to reach the world's most vulnerable people, the figure needs to change.
The past 12 months in law and technology were exceptionally active, with legislative battles over privacy and copyright, near-continuous controversy at the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and and an active Supreme Court of Canada docket. Here's a look back at 2011 from A to Z.