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Restoring trust to help in race-based data collection could be ‘impossible’—unless communities control the data, say Indigenous experts

News|By Palak Mangat
'A lot of the ambivalence towards collection is actually a fear of what the data is going to show, from the institutions that are now being asked to collect that data,' says Akwasi Owusu-Bempah.
News|By Palak Mangat
'Our relationship with police has been one of violence, from the colonial nature of everything that has happened in Canada,' says Judith Sayers, president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council in Port Alberni, B.C.
'I get we're in a pandemic, and I'm very supportive of using the technology, but until I know that it respects the basic rights and has the highest standards, I can't see that it's going to work,' said MP Charlie Angus.
Senator Mobina Jaffer is among those who say the in-person-only approach to spring Senate sittings limited participation and worries it will remain in place when Parliament returns in September.
We’ve learned from our chief medical officers how to social distance and properly wear a mask. Now people and organizations can also learn how to build trust in the good, old-fashioned way—by being clear and honest.
Opinion|Gar Pardy
A singular act by the government of Canada in successfully rescuing two Canadians from a political situation that it is party to will not change Canadians’ drive to travel.
Opinion|Gwynne Dyer
For Benjamin Netanyahu, a large-scale annexation of the occupied territory would eliminate the mythical ‘two-state’ threat that has been his greatest political asset.
The Liberals need to quit fiddling at the edges and finally do something about institutionalized racial injustice and police violence, starting with the RCMP and the implementation of effective accountability.
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Meanwhile, despite COVID-19 causing the cancellation of this year's Calgary Stampede, two fireworks shows to mark the occasion are planned and will be streamed online, the first of which takes place tonight.
News|By Neil Moss
'We all have to expect that there's going to be some bumps over the next six months,' said Ohio-based trade lawyer Daniel Ujczo.
There are lessons learned from the 'virtual Parliament,' that could lead to a reconfigured and renewed body, one that truly engages and encompasses diverse, inclusive, and accessible contributions.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
While Kosovo remains in a sort of international status limbo, President Hashim Thaçi has been living up to his old nickname.
In the end, the ‘tragic’ is a prudently crafted balance between idealism and realism, which are the two legs of a steadfast foreign policy.
Opinion|By Lisa Van Dusen
The dock may be outside your isolation perimeter and the barbecue could set your mask on fire, but at least we’re still a democracy.
Opinion|By Natalia Loukacheva
The whole world found itself in the realities of the Arctic, where, because of its harshness, people have a moral imperative to help each other: if you don’t, you will not survive.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Conservative Parliamentarians want Tommy Prince on $5 bill, and Bruce Campion-Smith becomes The Toronto Star's public editor.
‘We need to address poverty and support community programs to prevent many of the situations that police are being asked to handle with guns and handcuffs,' says NDP critic Don Davies.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
Managing reopening the wrong way could also stoke some nasty regionalism and inflame discontent. We all have a role to play in making sure that is not the case.
News|By Neil Moss
'At least at this stage, it's better to work the backrooms, work the players that have some influence with the White House, and try to ensure that such a threat doesn't become a reality,' says Canada-U.S. group co-chair.
Opinion|By Andrew Caddell
As someone who knows the rest of Canada well, the Quebec Liberal leader says she would look to be a true ‘collaborator’ with Ottawa, while protecting Quebec’s jurisdiction.
Diversity, essential skills, digital learning tools, and the skills mismatch are not new topics of discussion, but world-changing events have impressed upon us the urgency of ushering in such progress.
Opinion
This Canada Day, we need to make a commitment to eliminate the cancer of racism from this country, so that we can eventually live up to our own hype about how great Canada is on July 1 in years to come.
Plus, the Bloc Québécois get ready to embark on their summer tour as critics call for Liberals to act on compensation for the agriculture sector.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
Government ads urging people to get out and vote barely mention that the new constitution will ‘reset the clock’ for Putin. That means he will be entitled to run for two more terms as president.
Feature|By Palak Mangat
'We do not celebrate the existence of this country in the same way other people do, because we think that the existence of this country came at a price to our ancestors and to us,' says Senator Murray Sinclair.
Opinion|By Diane Gosselin
In Canada, we must continue to support our solid and successful health innovation ecosystem, even after the current pandemic dies down.

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