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Is the ‘Freedom Convoy’ a sign of inequality-fuelled escalation of violent class conflict?

Resentment over growing wealth and inequality in Canada helped to generate sympathy toward the Convoy insurrection

Pandemic, privatization and people power

A brief history on the attack of Canada’s public transit system and how we’re trying to defend it

Preventing a downward spiral for transit isn’t complicated

Convenient, accessible public transit isn’t a nice-to-have for cities. It’s an essential part of urban life and can’t be left to wither.

The future of Ottawa’s transit after the light rail debacle

I remember the excitement I felt when Ottawa’s long-awaited light rail train finally opened to the public. But what it promised and what it delivered turned out to be two very different realities. Why did this happen, and what does this mean for the future of Ottawa’s transit?

Out of service: Creating accessible transit is a win for everyone

Have you taken the bus recently? Your answer says a lot about where you live, your income and more.

China’s transport project meets stiff resistance in Balochistan

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, part of China's BELT and Road Initiative, has met fierce resistance in Pakistan's Balochistan province. Here, CPEC is seen as unlawful occupation of Baloch land that contravenes international human rights law.

Free to ROAM: Fare-free public transportation arrives in Alberta

One solution to the transit death spiral is to make transit free for riders and find alternative funding. In the past decade, at least six towns in Canada have made public transit free on local routes, including three in Alberta.

All's fare?

Public transit budgets deserve better than farebox recovery revenue.

In clear view: Confronting Canadian police use of facial recognition technology

If you blinked, you would have missed it: Last June, Canada’s national police force was found to have broken the law when they used facial recognition technology that violated the most basic aspects of Canada’s privacy laws.

Settler work: The ongoing history of disproportionate force

Exploring the use of disproportionate force and the rise of militarized police forces in Canada through the history of policing in Canada.

We are all Afghanistan

What happens when immigration processes are mired by misinformation on social media and capitalized on by promises sold with slick marketing tactics against a backdrop of insidious psychological warfare?

Collectively, it spawns a deep desperation.

What we deserve

Warren Urquhart discusses two important digital rights for Canadians

Variations on a theme: Twenty years of anti-terror measures in an already terrorized community

The history and ongoing legacy of slavery shouldn't be seen in contrast to the two decades of anti-terror. Rather, we should view the post-9/11 era as a permutation and extension of that history and legacy.

Two decades of Islamophobia: The invisible toll on the health of Muslims in Canada

In the last five years, more Muslims have been killed in targeted hate-attacks in Canada than in any other G7 country. And this growing Islamophobia is having impacts on the health of Muslim Canadians.

Canada’s smart tech future: Open cities or opaque surveillance?

New research shows that police forces across Canada are building extensive digital surveillance hubs without any public engagement. Smart city projects use very similar technologies with the same dangers, yet here residents and municipalities are increasingly implementing Open Smart City principles to avoid potential harms and strengthen public oversight. The police should not be exempt from democratic accountability and the same principles can be applied to them to rebuild it.

Peace, friendship and trust: Policing as treaty breaking

The resistance of Indigenous people, their memory of history, treaty, law, and land stewardship are being met with police violence.

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