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Constitutional challenge to sex work laws ‘succeeded before’ and will succeed again, says advocacy group

News|By Alice Chen
The current set of laws prohibit working together as well as safely advertising, puts sex workers at undue risk and potentially violates their charter rights.
Conservatives say sending the bill to the Ethics Committee is an attempt to distract the committee from its ongoing work on the WE Charity controversy, while Liberals say Ethics is the natural spot for a privacy bill.
Conservative Senator Elizabeth Marshall called out the CRA for changing how it makes rent relief payments before Parliament had approved.
News|By Alice Chen
Justice Canada has more recently been using ‘they’ as a singular gender-neutral pronoun on a piecemeal basis, but the gendered nature of the French language requires study, with a review currently underway.
We are all part of a global ecosystem—human, animal and planetary health and welfare are interconnected. This has never been more evident as we live through the pandemic.
If nuclear waste is such a problematic material as to ban its imports from other countries, isn’t it time to stop its production altogether?
Opinion|Richard Audas
For those aged 85 and above Canada’s situation is deteriorating with its excess death rate for Canada at 18.0 per cent, dramatically higher than the other developed countries in our comparison.
Opinion|Gwynne Dyer
There is a weird but widespread custom, especially prevalent among Russian bureaucrats and three-year-olds, in which you aggressively deny the plain truth even while you and your listener are both looking at it.
Legislation
News|By Palak Mangat
While a ‘missed opportunity’ in the earlier days of the pandemic, some observers worry tying strings to provincial and territorial access to potentially life-saving vaccines could be seen as ‘unethical.’
News|By Beatrice Paez
Katie Telford repeatedly deflected questions around whether she ‘deliberately withheld’ information from the prime minister.
Plus, former cabinet minister Amarjeet Sohi, is expected to announce his candidacy for Edmonton mayor soon. Outgoing mayor Don Iveson's tenure wraps up in October.
The province should have targeted vaccines to hot-spot neighbourhoods earlier, before Toronto was ‘on fire’ with COVID cases, says Liberal MP Judy Sgro.
News|By Beatrice Paez
With so much of everyday life migrating online due to the pandemic, says Michael Edwards of Sussex Strategy, the potential for engaging political supporters who weren’t initially comfortable doing transactions has grown.
Prof. Duane Bratt says Amarjeet Sohi would be the ‘front-runner’ in the mayoral election, where at least six candidates have officially joined the race to succeed Don Iveson.
Plus, Health Canada broadens Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to children between ages 12 to 15.
We lack data about the scope of work of health care workers, about the diversity of the workforce, such as Indigenous or racial identity and language of service
Opinion|By Daniel Bernhard
Is the CRTC prepared to grant the CBC the hands-off treatment its president is asking for when the management team has made so many guarantees?
Opinion|By Elissa Strome
Understandably, the pandemic has taken priority, but every month that we fail to break down barriers and align our efforts and investments in AI for health is another lost opportunity for better health.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
Apart from Britain and Scandinavia, there was hardly a country in Europe that didn’t get a visit from Napoleon’s armies.
News|By Palak Mangat
Officials were unable to immediately say how the approval will impact the country’s overall herd immunity goal, which has been described as a moving target by experts as more vaccines come online.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
In this month of mental health awareness, I hope we can say that some steps were made to get us back to a healthier place.
Feature|By Brodie Ramin
The following is an excerpt from Brodie Ramin’s Donner-nominated book The Age of Fentanyl: Ending the Opioid Epidemic.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Ford cannot get past the anti-worker mentality born of his years as a rich, entitled business owner with little use for notions of government-promoted good.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
For all the money spent, the effort made, the pitiful result, and the anguish of nearly losing my job, it was an unforgettable experience.
Opinion|By Jeremy Clark
Central banks have an opportunity to rethink privacy for our digital world.
Feature|By Alice Chen
Plus, Isabelle Hudon is set to become the next chief executive officer of the Business Development Bank of Canada and former senator Murray Sinclair has another new gig.
Opinion|By Suzie Dunn
As we moved online during COVID, levels of technology-facilitated gender-based violence sky-rocketed, contributing to what the United Nations has dubbed the 'shadow pandemic' of gender-based violence.
Opinion|By Natasha Tusikov
The recent budget announcement provides a fruitful opportunity to start a public discussion about a data commissioner regarding their duties, possible relationship with other agencies, and potential priority areas.
Opinion|By Michael Geist
If the federal government does not lead on the issue, others will step in, risking a hodge-podge of provincial privacy rules, increasing costs for business, discouraging investment, and leaving consumers uncertain.

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