The recent decision by the United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022 has stripped women of their reproductive rights. In response, states and organizations have begun creating abortion resources and regional ‘safe havens’.
OPINION | If Canada wants to be a climate leader, nuclear energy is the path forward
Canada can be a climate leader in promoting nuclear power as the necessary linkage for the transition to a clean energy grid. Capitalizing on the research and development of the last fifty years, Canada has the ability to demonstrate that clean growth is possible, disconnecting itself from the narrative that actions to address climate change will result in economic losses.
OPINION | The convoy protests highlight gaps in evidence-based policy approaches
The convoy protest was the biggest political watershed moment for Canada in recent years. The treatment of this event by Canadian political elites however has brought into question the effectiveness of evidence based policy when it comes to fighting vaccine hesitancy .
OPINION | Who Benefits from high student debt?
Student debt has been pushed by Canadian governments as a way to ensure that all students have the opportunity to access higher education. But, students have been taking on too much debt with no way to feasibly pay it off. The result has been a lack of student participation in societal innovation. Policy makers should thus look to other models, such as the Nordic countries for inspiration.
OPINION | Failing to critically think has manifested as right-wing populism
There is a definitive and alarming rise of right-wing populist rhetoric and violent actions both internationally and nationally. Perhaps more concerning is the normative belief that Canada’s multiculturalism policy will protect Canada from this threat to democracy. In today’s terms, sorry-not-sorry, but this is false.
OPINION | We Need to Improve Accessibility to Mental Health Services in Canada
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the oftentimes ignored cracks and fault lines in the current mental health care system in Canada. One of the biggest issues that has arisen and urgently needs to be addressed, is the inability of many people to access mental health services.
OPINION | The Case for Investing in Public Transportation as a Climate Solution
There has been a growing push in Canada to make electric cars more affordable for the average Canadian in the hopes that this will help Canada meet its climate goals. However, a comparison with our European counterparts has shown that this has not been the case. Instead, Canada should focus on building cities around the concept of transit oriented development.