The Conversation News Archive
The Voice: why Australia is holding a referendum on First Nations representation to government – podcast
October 5, 2023 —
Australia goes to the polls on October 14 in a referendum on whether to enshrine an Indigenous advisory body, known as the Voice to Parliament, into the country’s constitution.
October 4, 2023 —
Manitoba voters have elected the NDP’s Wab Kinew as premier. His election is both a break with recent Manitoba political history and a continuation of the long history of Indigenous involvement in electoral politics in Manitoba.
Bill C-22 will provide income security to Canadians with disabilities, but it needs to be done right
September 22, 2023 —
Canada’s first national disability benefit, Bill C-22, received royal assent on June 22, 2023. The bill was reintroduced in 2022 after initially being tabled two years prior.
September 8, 2023 —
In May 2022, Winnipeg resident Jeremy Skibicki was arrested and charged with the murder of 24-year-old Rebecca Contois.
June 13, 2023 —
Only days before a government default, United States President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached an agreement to raise the country’s debt ceiling and avoid financial turmoil.
Cancel culture: YouTube videos on ‘getting cancelled’ are now their own genre and have links to the past
April 25, 2023 —
The explosion of user-created content on platforms like YouTube, Twitch and TikTok has unsettled traditional notions of authorship.
April 10, 2023 —
One of the most anticipated measures of the 2023 Canadian federal budget is the grocery rebate. The rebate is designed to provide relief to millions of Canadians who are struggling with rising grocery prices and food insecurity.
March 16, 2023 —
We are about to witness the birth of a new kind of religion. In the next few years, or perhaps even months, we will see the emergence of sects devoted to the worship of artificial intelligence (AI).
March 2, 2023 —
Real estate is a hot topic in Canada. Most Canadians are acutely aware of how home prices and rents have skyrocketed in the last 15 years or so. In large cities, investor ownership of condos and houses has attracted the attention of policymakers and the public at large, prompting the federal government to crack down on foreign buyers.
February 27, 2023 —
Four (and counting) air objects have violated North American airspace in less than a week. It began with a Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon flying over Alaska and northwestern Canada.