With its eye on the crucial June election, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government has created a deficit-funded election budget proposing social policy expansions, investments, and progressive expenditures on key issues such as child care, health care, and pharmacare.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s fight against British Columbia’s efforts to stop the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project ignores the pipeline’s negative impact on First Nations and Canada’s ongoing efforts at reconciliation with First Nations.
A global coalition of Internet infrastructure companies opposes the Bell Canada-led FairPlay Canada plan to block websites on the ground that the plan, which “lacks accountability and oversight”, would weaken both the Canadian economy and our Internet leadership globally.
Data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica’s scandalous harvesting and use of Facebook user data highlights the urgent need for robust public debate on the emerging problem of “surveillance capitalism” in our increasingly digital society, suggests Jennifer Cobbe, the co-ordinator of Cambridge University’s Trustworthy Technologies strategic research initiative.
World Water Day 2018 and Cape Town’s unprecedented water crisis reminds us to get serious about water crises related to climate change, population growth, waste, and mismanagement, says David Suzuki.
Indigenous-led Tiny House Warriors are building homes in the path of the Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline to protest the project, which would increase the flow of Alberta tar sands to the Vancouver coast from the current 300,000 barrels a day to 890,000.
The barriers facing Canadian women seeking public office include wages that are lower than men’s, child caring responsibilities, lack of campaign finance, Canada’s masculine political culture, racism, and harassment.
More than 1,100 women living and working within the international aid sector in 81 countries have signed an open letter demanding that women be “taken seriously by men and decision makers in humanitarian and development organizations”.