Challenges ahead for universal pharmacare in Canada
By Nicole Babb | Experts say federal and provincial relations and opposition from stakeholders are standing in the way of universal pharmacare in Canada.
Higher immigration a key part of Canada’s economic growth, report says
By Ryley White | A federal advisory panel of experts has recommended that Canada take in up to 450,000 new immigrants per year.
As hate crimes rise, M-103 more than symbolic, supporters say
By Sima Shakeri | Capital News Online looks at the potential effects of M-103 on rising hate crime rates against Canadian Muslims.
Canadian women: Fighting for equal pay
By Andrew Price | Canadian women are still behind when it comes to equal pay with their male counterparts.
Consumer groups say wireless code needs to change as data use soars
By: Justin Samanski-Langille and Elise von Scheel | The CRTC is reviewing its three-year-old wireless code to ensure it meets its mandate in a constantly evolving wireless market.
Ottawa health centre wants green light for supervised injection site
On February 6, Health Minister Jane Philpott announced the federal government’s authorization of three new supervised injection sites in Montreal. In addition to Vancouver’s two sites already in operation, the newly approved drug injection sites make Montreal...
Aging inmates lack health services
By Katie Burley | Older inmates face unique challenges in federal penitentiaries. Advocates call for change to accommodate age-related health issues.
Ottawa considers sanctuary city status
By Tiffany Lewis and Andrea Tingey | After Trump's travel ban, some Canadian cities have been considering a sanctuary status for undocumented immigrants. But what does the designation really mean?
Majority of Ontario inmates yet to be convicted
By Gabrièle Roy | The majority of Ontario inmates serving time in pre-trial detention, known as remand is increasing. Corrections systems advocates are calling for change.
Saskatchewan oil spill raises concerns over pipeline incidents
By Brenna Mackay | There were 123 pipeline-related incidents across the country in 2016, compared with 118 in 2015 and 88 in 2014. The average number of incidents from 2008-2016 is 121 annually.