The story of systemic Anti-Black Racism in Canada did not begin 5, 10, or even 50 years ago. It began over 100 years ago in Bedford, a community in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Here, Black people once unified in a home they called Africville. Africville was the first region in Canada that was once owned by a large population of African-Canadians, and perhaps the last....
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When we decide to act upon a goal and new information becomes available, we should rethink, but often don't. Rather than altering our course of action, our vision narrows and we double-down - often by referring to how those around us are behaving. Cognitive biases like this can be found in the missteps of state responses to COVID.
Public misinformation has become a serious problem for democracies and its citizens. To solve this, we need to use the legal tools available to ensure strong standards of public information as well as a free and informed discussion.
Canada's renegotiated deal to sell billions of dollars of arms to Saudi Arabia has led to questions of complicity in the Yemen conflict and humanitarian crisis. Is Canada trying to play both sides of the conflict by donating millions in humanitarian aid while receiving billions for arms?
In the midst of protests against police brutality and an ever-present global pandemic, it can be easy to forget anything else exists. A region so distant and cold as the Arctic can be easily ignored, but it really shouldn’t be forgotten. Why? Because no one else has.