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Nov 17, 2017
Close up of doctor taking blood pressure.  Image: World Bank Photo Collective/flickr

Medicalizing high blood pressure

Jesse McLaren
New guidelines have labeled millions more people as hypertensive, but will this help prevent the social, economic and ecological causes of cardiovascular disease?
Columnists
Nov 3, 2017
Quebec and Quebecers are the first to know how a majority can be oppressive and can interfere with minority rights. Photo: Alfred Weidinger

On independence and the niqab

Quebec's shameful embrace of a niqab ban grew out of the identity politics that followed the failed 1995 referendum to separate from Canada
Blog
Oct 30, 2017
Toronto Star newsroom, December 17, 1930. Photo: Toronto History​/Flickr

Why is Toronto's media still so white?

John Miller
More than half of Toronto's population identified as a visible minority in the 2016 census, yet represent just a tiny minority of Toronto's media. It's time to change.
Photos
Oct 27, 2017
Photo: Matthew Berens

The Goodale memos on torture lay a hideous groundwork

Matthew Behrens
Ralph Goodale's series of new memos defy the absolute prohibition on torture. This is immoral and foolish, given how Canadian citizens have been treated and the deserved payouts they have received
News
Oct 20, 2017
A woman wearing a niqab on Rue Ontario in Montreal in 2012. Photo: Claude Robillard/Flickr

Quebec's face-covering ban encourages bigotry

Karl Nerenberg
Some political leaders have condemned Quebec’s Law 62 as a violation of human rights; others not. Justin Trudeau has been circumspect, while Jagmeet Singh and the Ontario legislature have gone further

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