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What The Hell Is A Fairness Letter?

We speak to someone who might not be let into Canada for trying to bring democracy to Syria.

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Canada Is Not Racist… According To The Stats

If you look at the stats, Canada has a low incidence of hate crimes, but the numbers that we rely on to tell us if we're racist or not are wrong.

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What Do Peacekeepers Actually Do?

The Liberal government announced that it would be sending around 200 troops to assist in a UN peacekeeping mission in Mali. But what does "peacekeeping" look like today and what do peacekeepers actually do?

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Life In Canada Without Clean Water

Canada has 20 per cent of the world's freshwater and yet some Indigenous communities across the country have not had clean drinking water for decades.

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The All-White Jury In Canada

There's a simple legal mechanism that allows lawyers to whitewash juries. A new bill proposes getting rid of it, but some lawyers are saying that will make things worse. We look back to how we got here.

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Canadian History X

As a teen, Elisa Hategan joined Canada's most notorious and well-organized white supremacist group, the Heritage Front. What can we learn from the past about how white supremacists operate today? And what do we do about all these Nazis?

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Stories From Solitude

Two stories take us inside solitary confinement cells across Canada.

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Unconstitutional Solitude

Part one of a two part series in which we explore the conditions and consequences of solitary confinement use in Canada. Featuring Chris Jackel, a correctional officer who works in a maximum security Ontario prison, and lawyer/professor Lisa Kerr.

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Finding A Fix: Our Opioid Overdose Crisis

“I tried to count up the amount of people that I knew who had died from overdose. I got to fifty, and I just had to stop. You get used to it. It’s like it becomes normal.”

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Our Mis(education): the Erasure of Blackness in Canadian Schools

"Only a few decades after slavery was abolished, you already had, in textbooks in Ontario, the removal of references of history of slavery in Canada, but still many examples of realities of slavery in the United States. This idea of identifying racism as an American phenomenon is an important part of how Canadian racism articulates itself."

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