Privacy and data protection

Privacy and data protection New

In 2018 Ottawa introduced new privacy rules designed to better safeguard the personal data of Canadians, but even security experts say they are far from perfect. Many feel Canada should further tighten its data protection ...

Canada in Space

Canada in Space New

This collection examines Canada's role in space exploration. Eleven Canadians have flown into space — 10 trained astronauts and one civilian. Canadians have flown on 14 manned NASA missions and three Russian Soyuz missions. The ...

Refugees and asylum seekers

Refugees and asylum seekers

“Refugees are people who have fled their countries because of a well-founded fear of persecution. They are not able to return home. They have seen or experienced many horrors. A refugee is different from an ...

Indigenous Governance

Indigenous Governance

In February 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his intention to develop, in collaboration with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, a Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework, which would include new legislation and new ...

Forest Fires and Climate Change

Forest Fires and Climate Change

In the summer of 2017, 1.22 million hectares of the B.C. landscape went up in smoke in what was then a record-breaking wildfire season. This trend was repeated in 2018, with this time 1.33 million ...

Turtle Island Reads

Turtle Island Reads

Save the date! This year's Turtle Island Reads (TIR) event will be held April 8, 2019 – and hosted by Rosanna Deerchild! For details on the event, visit: www.cbc.ca/1.5045584 TIR puts a spotlight on Indigenous writing by ...

Cannabis Legalization

Cannabis Legalization

Beginning October 17, 2018, Canadians aged 19 and older (18+ in Quebec and Alberta) will be able to legally purchase and consume recreational marijuana. Among other changes to federal law, adults across the country will be ...

Indigenous land and resource management rights

Indigenous land and resource management rights

As one CBC report says, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "is setting the bar high" with his promises to recognize and implement Indigenous rights, but many have questions about what his government's approach will change. This ...