Fatima Syed worked as a reporter for National Observer in 2018 and 2019. She was previously a reporter on the Breaking News desk for The Toronto Star, with an eye for diversity, social justice and international issues. A graduate of the University of Toronto, she earned her Masters in Journalism at Ryerson University. She was an editorial fellow at The Walrus and has written as well for Spacing and This Magazine. She now works at The Logic.
According to University of Regina researchers, the influence of oil and gas has instilled in Saskatchewan's education system a troubling worldview that doesn't acknowledge the urgency of the climate emergency.
Much of the public debate about energy this election has been limited, according to several experts, focusing on how to decrease emissions without considering seriously changing the foundation of Canada's oil-dependent economy.
In an election campaign haunted by the spectres of racism and anti-immigrant backlash, both at home and abroad, the NDP leader has repeatedly been thrust into the role of unofficial spokesperson for racialized Canadians.