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Defund the Police? Let’s Tackle Toxic Masculinity First

Monday, April 12th, 2021

In addition to clarifying the role of the police, we also have an opportunity in North America to promote a more justice-oriented style of police leadership and to put in place long-term mechanisms of accountability to support and sustain change. At the same time, we need to be active participants in challenging societal norms that continue to equate policing with manliness and aggression.

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Canadians should be able to access dental care with a health card instead of a credit card

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Dental care is not luxury. Oral health is a critical part of overall health. Dentists and emergency physicians see the consequences of poor oral health on a daily basis… Providing dental care improves diabetic control, reduces the risk of aspiration pneumonia in long-term care homes, improves completion of treatment for substance use disorder and increases drug abstinence. It has even been shown to increase employability

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Instead of a universal basic income, governments should enrich existing social programs

Monday, February 15th, 2021

… while UBI is desirable in principle, it’s not a magic solution to the intricate and perennial problems of poverty and income inequality. Furthermore, its implementation in Canada is not financially, administratively, politically or constitutionally feasible.

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Free speech on campus means universities must protect the dignity of all students

Friday, October 11th, 2019

… these controversies are a demonstration of the external pressures created by movements that test the limits of democratic tolerance, and partly they reflect changes in culture which affect the internal balance of power within the university… universities must take an active stance in support of all members’ equal dignity, so that all are able to contribute to a shared mission.

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