Opinion Editorial

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A lot more to be answered

Ontario Power Generation's latest report on its proposed nuclear waste chamber near Lake Huron focuses on science, which leaves a lot of issues unaddressed.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on March 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

What happened to our ‘green’ PM?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just made life more expensive for dedicated users of public transit in Toronto in a move which, according to his own logic, flies in the face of fighting climate change.

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Report shows money not root of happiness

At first blush, the World Happiness Report, released on Monday, would appear to be a frivolous document, but it's quite important. Its content is not so much about the ranking of nations as how and why they are ranked, and what exactly makes their citizens happy.

More urgency needed on court trial delays

Canada's criminal courts have long been plagued with unreasonable delays -- so much so that, last summer, the Supreme Court of Canada used a case known as R vs. Jordan to set hard limits on how long trials can take.

The Ottawa Citizen's paper on the biomechanics of how pigs fly was accepted for an OMICS biology conference scheduled for this summer. (MARK METCALFE/GETTY IMAGES)

'Fake' journals rob us of sound science

Long before the term "fake news" barged into the popular lexicon, a niche version of it was quietly infecting the scientific community. It consisted of journals that published fact-bereft mush as legitimate research, assuming few would notice the absence of intellectual rigour or actual evidence.

A grizzly bear on the railway tracks in Banff National Park. (Courtesy Parks Canada/ Robert Walker)

Parks Canada flunks its movie audition

Parks Canada is held in high regard for its ability to protect special natural spaces for future generations. The federal agency has a difficult mandate in ensuring wild areas aren't trampled by too many visitors and commercial intrusion, while at the same time making sure Canadians are aware of the wonders that await them in their backyards.