Since the 2020 election in the United States, there has been a great deal of debate and discussion regarding the Republican Party’s surprisingly strong performance with racialized voters, including migrants. This result caused a great deal of consternation among progressives, as it challenged their underlying political assumptions.
Dear Dr. Steve,
Great Canadian Gaming CEO and president Rod Baker — or he was until he resigned Sunday — and his wife Ekaterina Baker have been charged with queue jumping after they flew to Whitehorse and then travelled to Beaver Creek, Yukon, where they misrepresented themselves in order to get early shots of the Moderna vaccine.
Every year since 2010, the Bell Let's Talk campaign ramps up through January with national advertising campaigns, celebrity spokespeople, and promotion by workplaces, universities, and governmental officials. The campaign asks for voices that "wear the label" of mental illness to speak publicly in order to promote destigmatization. Bell incentivizes this by tying their donations toward psychological services to the public's use of the #BellLetsTalk hashtag.
Let's Talk takes up significant room in public discussion of mental illness in Canada, and it's revealing to question the campaign's framing of mental illness, as well as its ties to a capitalist understanding of health.
Bell Let's Talk simultaneously individualizes the issue of mental illness and corporatizes the solution.
In one of his first acts of office, U.S. President Joe Biden has issued an executive order that effectively kills the Keystone XL pipeline project.
The order states that the pipeline “disserves the U.S. national interest” and that approving it would be inconsistent with his campaign climate pledges.
Today is an extraordinary day for humanity. Yet it is an awkward moment for Canada.
At midnight the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entered into force. For the 51 countries that have already ratified it, developing and possessing nuclear weapons is now illegal. The treaty requires ratifying nations to, "never under any circumstances … develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices."
Walter Aduviri knows better than anyone what pushing back against Canadian corporate interests can do. In 2011, Aduviri, an Indigenous Aymara leader from Peru’s Puno region, helped lead a protest movement against a silver mine in the region operated by Bear Creek Mining, a Canadian company. The Peruvian government eventually cancelled the mining concession, but Aduviri was hounded for years by court cases brought against him by public prosecutors for the protests, until he was jailed in 2019, a year after being elected governor of Puno.
After our most vulnerable and healthcare workers, out of office workers should be considered for the COVID-19 vaccine.
When word leaked this week that Joe Biden would pull the plug on the Keystone XL pipeline project the first day he's sworn in as president, the only person who seemed shocked was Premier Jason Kenney.
"We hope president-elect Biden will show respect for Canada and will sit down and at the very least talk to us," said Kenney during an online news conference where he lectured, hectored, and pleaded with the Biden administration.
Joe Biden is now the 46th president of the United States. He was inaugurated under intense security following the attempted coup on Jan. 6, 2021, by Donald Trump supporters after the former president called for an insurrection against his own country’s government.
In his inauguration address, Biden made reference to the coup attempt and once again held up the U.S. as an example to the rest of the world:
High-protein diets are having a moment. In any grocery store you can now buy a protein bowl, pick up a protein box of eggs and nuts for lunch, or snack on a protein bar.
But there’s evidence that restricting which proteins you eat — particularly cutting back on meat — could be important for healthy aging. The surprising reason: it forces the tissues to make hydrogen sulphide (H2S), a gas that’s poisonous if inhaled and smells like rotten eggs, but promotes health inside the body.