Rates of anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation have risen during the pandemic with surging demand for help, but the mental health-care system was overloaded before COVID-19, writes freelance journalist Joe Bongiorno.
Bill C-12 would be strengthened by stipulating an independent scientific expert body that reports to Parliament to ensure it is immune from political retaliation, write physicians Courtney Howard and Claudel Pétrin-Desrosiers.
The first story I heard about “the missing” was from a Dene elder, Catherine, just over 10 years ago. She was speaking about the impact of tuberculosis on her family at a health conference. The topic triggered her memories of residential school, and of a younger sister who never returned.
The scary news about decarbonizing the economy is the scale of electrification and infrastructure requirements that have yet to register with governments and citizens alike, write Luke Faulks and Anil (Andy) Hira.
Catholic school boards across Ontario are wrestling with the question of whether and how to celebrate 2SLGBTQ+ pride within a religion that still sees gay people as suffering their identity, making some critics again question their public funding.
Schools in and around Toronto closed their doors suddenly last week as more contagious COVID-19 variants spread throughout the region. But amid a third wave threatening to overrun its hospitals, Ontario still can’t tell how much the virus is spreading in classrooms.