National Child Day, which commemorates the adoption of the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child, has come and gone for another year, but Canada cannot celebrate much progress.
“Unbefriended” individuals may have experienced homelessness or mental health issues or substance abuse; they may be estranged from their family, have outlived their family or never had a partner or children.
It would be comforting to know that the people charged with caring for our loved ones, or ourselves, are satisfied in their jobs and are given the necessary tools and training to feel empowered to give the best possible care.
Reflect on what matters to you most, your values, your life goals and expectations and anything else you feel is important.
Human rights are primarily about levelling the playing field and protecting minority groups. Canada’s largest minority group is disabled people — one in five Canadians, according to Statistics Canada. By no stretch of the imagination have our federal and provincial governments been fair to them.
Earlier this year, the World Health Organization listed antibiotic resistance as one of the top 10 threats to human health.
Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull, Medical Director of Ottawa Inner City Health told the Caucus that less than one kilometre from Parliament Hill opioids are easily available on the street. “I now see 150 heroin addicts and five overdoses every day,” he said.
Despite the increasing attention paid to the importance of women’s voices, in news media coverage — both in Canada and around the world — male perspectives continue to dominate by a ratio of more than two or three to one.
Minority governments have introduced universal healthcare, ended capital punishment and created the Canada Pension Plan.
The federal government passed the OLA to correct a historical injustice that partly manifested itself in the near total absence of francophones within the federal public service.
Restorative Justice focuses more on the rehabilitation of the offender of a crime, and reconciliation with the victims, and less on punishment. It focuses on repairing harm, the potential for healing in victims, meaningful accountability of offenders and preventing further crime.
Lise Pigeon was one of a handful of ordinary Canadians granted the opportunity to ask a question of our six federal party leaders assembled for the debate.
Poor sleep associated with suicide risks, drug use, obesity and other serious health concerns
Pharmacare should be an election issue for all parties. Like medicare before it, pharmacare should be a cross-partisan commitment.
When it comes to the overall economy, the Economist pointed to a substantial decrease in Canada’s labour productivity in comparison to the U.S.
Polytechnics and colleges are the institutions where businesses experiment with new technology, processes and software, often putting students to work on real-world business challenges.