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Ontario Premier Doug Ford ought to bring in a sex-ed program that is useful, realistic, and the least polarizing as possible, argues Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

There’s no one-size-fits-all sex-ed policy

Opinion|Tim Powers
Ontario Premier Doug Ford can’t please everyone. A good program should create an environment for students where asking questions and searching for information from a trusted, knowledgeable source is possible.
Opinion|John Degen
Statutory damages for copyright infringement in most other Copyright Board tariffs   carry enough heft to actually protect the marketplace, writes John Degen of the Writers' Union of Canada.
The auditor general found that the department didn’t bother to track literacy rates of First Nation students in comparison with students in the provincial systems, writes NDP MP Charlie Angus, the party's Indigenous affairs critic.
Opinion|Kevin Goheen
Canada ought to return to its past leadership role in funding and offering the scholarships.
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I used to support Ontario’s constitutional right to separate schools, but recent events in Ottawa have made me reconsider.
While jobs in domains related to science, technology, engineering, and math are growing three times faster than other parts of the economy and paying 12 per cent higher, these jobs employ less than 25 per cent women. The Senate Open Caucus recently heard some ways we can help change that.
Opinion
Like Canada, Israel and other partners are looking to reach beyond their borders. That means opportunities to collaborate are going to increase and flow both ways—if we choose to seize them. And we should, writes Elizabeth Cannon.
Engaging students in policy-making harnesses the power of creativity and innovation generated through diversity of perspective, expertise, and experience.
The limited funding available through federal innovation programs to colleges and institutes is not keeping up with demand.
If funding regimes are restructured, a balance needs to be struck between them. Maximizing our potential starts with stronger coordination of research funding.
When our research community includes people from diverse backgrounds with unique experiences, knowledge, and perspectives, we are all one step closer to the next breakthrough idea or discovery.
Many recommendations from the recent fundamental science review are being ignored.
Student groups are becoming much more engaged in discussions that will affect their future.
Democracies thrive when supported by solid foundations, notably institutions like our museums. They crumble with the decay of these institutions. Canadians should continue to stand up for our museums, writes Senator Patricia Bovey.
Opinion|Daniel Woolf
Given the complexity of social, political, environmental, economic and technological challenges facing the world, interdisciplinary research is very quickly becoming something no country can do without.
Despite the fact that Canada lacks high-quality, up-to-date labour market information, the federal government does have evidence that polytechnics are already highly integrated with industry and train students according to present and future industry needs. Why does this not capture the attention of decision-makers?
The answer to Canada’s productivity challenges isn't solely bringing in talented immigrants. It requires ensuring the domestic population is properly educated.
After a record allotment in 2016, the Trudeau government is weathering criticism for keeping funding for the three major research granting councils flat in 2017.
Lobbyists say the Indigenous Guardians Network proposal aligned with government priorities.
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