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...
Foodborne illnesses remain high despite government funding for food safety
Data from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency between 2008 and 2015 shows that the number of Canadians getting sick because of foodborne related illnesses, still remain high.
Flight prices sky-high in Canada: What you’re paying for
By Anna Desmarais and Nathan Bragg || Canada's flights are among the most expensive in the world. We looked into why.
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.
From plate to dumpster, the food waste epidemic
By Caitlin Hart and Rebecca Hardiment | Canadian food habits cause $31 billion worth of food to go to waste.
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.