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These changes can be costly to homeowners, and with rising inflation and frequent wildfires impacting home insurance premiums (opens in a new tab), these challenges aren't making wildfire mitigation any easier on residents, Professor Eric Kennedy explained.
"I think these protests are out of this exasperation people have," says Professor Patrick Clarke on the recent unrest in Peru since the ouster of its former president.
“We don’t want people dying because of a lack of food, but people can feel like they’ve got no other choice..." notes law and ethics professor Richard Leblanc on the recent rise in shoplifting food from grocery stores.
Why for-profit homes won’t solve long-term care issues: Privatizing health services is a bad idea that just won’t go away
"The argument that privatization will speed up access to care does not necessarily mean good care," writes Professor Pat Armstrong and her co-author in their latest for Conversation Canada.
The themes that Harry and Meghan have shared in their podcast, Netflix series and best-selling memoir, Spare, parallel issues of interest to today's readers, such as self-help and speaking one's truth, Professor Matthew Bucemi tells CBC.
Why is watershed management important? The deadly storm surge and damages caused by Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Fiona are evidence of its importance, notes disaster and emergency management expert, Professor Alex Venzia.
Women took to the streets across Iran this October after the tragic death of Mahsa Amini. Professor Emerita Haideh Moghissi and a panel of experts join The Agenda to discuss what’s next for women in that country.
“It’s implausible to see that the best interests of the organization are served by continuing a scorched-earth, entrenchment policy,” says Professor Richard Leblanc, weighing in on the Hockey Canada scandal.
'To matter in a community means you're represented': Newmarket inclusion advocate seeks diversity on next council
In an interview with the Toronto Star, Professor Maggie Quirt applauds steps Newmarket has taken to embrace diversity and inclusion, adding there are benefits to having councillors of different cultural, gender and abilities backgrounds.
Are Twitter and Facebook our modern-day town hall? As social media becomes the primary way the public connects with elected officials, Professor Natasha Tusikov discusses the pitfalls of seeing the online space as a virtual public square.