Reconciling mandatory minimum sentences
By Olivia Bowden and Christian Mittelstaedt | The Liberal government is planning to reduce or remove mandatory minimum sentencing policies. Experts say this could help decrease the number of indigenous peoples in prison–but it's only one of several factors...
New report shines light on youth homelessness in Canada
Young people make up approximately 20 per cent of the homeless population in Canada, according to Without a Home: The National Youth Homelessness Survey, a new report published by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. This means that over the...
Ottawa-Vanier by-election a warning for Ontario Liberals
By Nathan Caddell and Amanda Vollmershausen | While the recent Ottawa-Vanier by-election saw a big Liberal win, there may be more going on under the surface.
Remembrance Day: Canadian military then and now
By Amanda van Frankfoort and David Deen | A look at the Canadian military, past and present, through data visualizations.
Fewer Canadians are organizing, despite higher wages for union workers
By Olivia Bowden and Christian Mittelstaedt | Unionized workers continue to earn more than those that aren't organized. Despite this, membership in Canadian unions has been falling for 30 years.
Canada grapples with PTSD strategy for first responders
By Anna Desmarais and Nathan Bragg | Around 1 in 3 first responders is diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Here is a look at how we can solve the problem.
Four reasons Canada should lower the voting age
By Simon Deschamps and Brittany van Frankfoort | Despite the little chance that it could happen, here are a few reasons why lowering the voting age in Canada is a good idea
Canadian students go ‘All Out’ for free tuition
By Spencer Van Dyk and Rupert Nuttle | Tuition fees continue to increase nation-wide as the Canadian Federation of Students campaigns for free post-secondary education.
Transgender rights bill reaches critical stage in Parliament
By Amanda van Frankfoort and David Deen | The passing of Bill C-16 would explicitly outline rights for transgender people on paper, but activists fear they won’t always come to fruition in practice. The bill will be debated on Tues. Oct. 18 in the House of...
Governments negotiate key palliative care improvements
By Christian Mittelstaedt and Olivia Bowden | As the provincial and federal governments renegotiate the Health Accord, palliative care professionals worry that a crucial chance to standardize the service will be missed.