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.
Francophone group urges official bilingualism for Canada’s capital
By Amanda Vollmershausen and Nathan Caddell | While some insist Ottawa is already a bilingual city, not everyone is sold.
Nuclear needs: Watchdog warns of shoddy power plant inspections
By Patrick Butler and Alexandra Mazur | Most of Ontario's power comes from nuclear energy but the federal environment watchdog says power plant inspections aren't up to snuff.
Climate consultation swamped by internet trolls
By Rupert Nuttle and Spencer Van Dyk | The federal Liberals have launched more than 400 online public consultations since taking office a year ago, but the results may be swayed by the internet troll phenomenon.
Carleton asks for sexual violence policy input
By Sabrina Nemis and Martina Babiakova | Carleton University released the draft of its sexual violence policy on Oct. 6. Suzanne Blanchard, vice president students and enrolment, sent an email to the student body asking for feedback from the campus community....
Female politicians face uphill climb despite gender-balanced cabinet
By Brittany van Frankfoort and Simon Deschamps | Although Canada’s first gender-balanced cabinet established a standard for gender parity, municipally, provincially and federally, female participation continues to lag behind male participation.
Prince of Wales Bridge group not realistic, councillor says
By Rupert Nuttle and Spencer Van Dyk
Federal government to make flexible work a legal right
By Lucy Juneau and Drew May | The Canadian government is amending the Canada Labour Code and will make flexible employment a right to all federally regulated workers.
Canada Post: Obstacles and options
By Amanda Vollmershausen and Nathan Caddell | Can the Liberal government restructure Canada's mail-delivery service?