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COMMENTARY: Theatre skills are life skills, even for future doctors — National

By Hartley Jafine, McMaster University Special to Global News → Read More

Reporter’s Notebook: How reporters told the story of Swissair Flight 111

When search and rescue officials were first alerted to an aircraft in trouble off the Nova Scotia coast, they began preparing for the worst. That’s how the first inkling of the unfolding disaster… → Read More

Omar Khan: The verdict is in, and voters don’t want Ford

In my column last week, I wrote that we Ontario Liberals need to make this election a referendum on Doug Ford. Well, the verdict is in. According to this week’s Ipsos poll for Global News, it’s clear… → Read More

Deb Hutton: ‘Gotcha’ questions won’t erode Doug Ford’s core support

The 2018 Ontario election campaign began last week with what many consider a “gotcha” question by a member of the media to Doug Ford. By now, we all know that Ford was asked if he knew how a bill… → Read More

COMMENTARY: Why didn’t the Toronto police officer shoot? I have some ideas

It may be some time before we hear the full story from the Toronto police constable who apprehended the suspect in Monday’s van attack that left 10 people dead and several others injured. But many… → Read More

COMMENTARY: There is no free lunch at the all-you-can eat data buffet

As more and more people connect to the Internet every day through social media, wearable devices, cars and appliances, they are creating vast amounts of data that is being used to fuel the growth of… → Read More

COMMENTARY: Trends show the Academy Awards really do celebrate the best

Over the course of its 90 years, the Academy Awards have been a constant cultural punching bag. Too timid, too mainstream, too predictable, and too white: all of these charges have been levelled at… → Read More

COMMENTARY: ‘Clearing the plains’ continues with the acquittal of Gerald Stanley

The decision by an all-white jury, presided over by a white judge, to acquit the killer of Colten Boushie, a young Indigenous man from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, is a severe test… → Read More

YouTube not great for kids, University of Alberta researcher says

One University of Alberta researcher says YouTube may not be the best option when it comes to children’s entertainment. Davide Brake spoke on the Alberta Morning News about how, with the introduction… → Read More

ANALYSIS: The power of change in Ontario’s Power – Global News –

Can you imagine what the ‘Dark Philosopher’ from 500BC would make of our times where perpetual change has accelerated to dizzying speeds? In the past decade alone, technological advances have changed… → Read More

Analysis: Please don’t enjoy Ontario’s legal marijuana

Standing in Ontario’s legislative chamber, the province’s Attorney General made history this month with the introduction of legislation to legalize recreational marijuana. Speaking to reporters… → Read More

Giving up the drivers’ seat: Are Canadians really ready?

On Oct. 12, a grey Lincoln MKZ took Ottawa’s Mayor Jim Watson for a short ride through Kanata in what was billed as the first on-street test of an autonomous vehicle in Canada. The BlackBerry QNX… → Read More

COMMENTARY: Car bombs and fake news, how our jobs have changed

Daphne Caruana Galizia was revered on the tiny archipelago of Malta. At times, her voice seemed like the lone check against a sea of corruption and in that respect she was relentless which made her… → Read More

Toxic Secret – Global News –

‘We expected cancer’: Are industrial spills in Canada’s ‘Chemical Valley’ making people sick? → Read More

Farah Nasser: Terrorism or not? Defining the Las Vegas massacre

Within hours, police used terms like “disturbed” and “a lone wolf” to describe the Las Vegas shooter. President Trump said the massacre was “an act of pure evil” but didn’t utter the T-word once.… → Read More

COMMENTARY: An open letter to Edmonton police Const. Michael Chernyk

When I awoke this morning, the story blasting off my screen was about the worst mass shooting in American history. The only shooter, a 64-year-old Nevada man named Stephen Paddock, who was armed with… → Read More

COMMENTARY: Where you shouldn’t launch your STEM career

Last week we held the Ipsos CanadaNext Symposium to discuss Canadians’ thoughts, worries, and opinions about the wave of change happening in the country driven by technology and demographic shifts… → Read More

71% of Canadians on Twitter tweet while watching TV

WATCH ABOVE: For many TV viewers, one screen isn’t enough. It turns out 71 per cent of Canadians on Twitter use the platform while watching TV. Emily Mertz has more on the findings of research done… → Read More

Jackson Proskow on Harvey: how do you make the devastation feel real?

I know you see me on TV standing out there in the wind, and the rain, but in reality, your concern is better placed with people who aren’t nearly as lucky as me. As reporters, we have the luxury of… → Read More

Princess Diana’s death anniversary: Why can’t we let her go?

It’s been 20 years since Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a Paris tunnel following a car accident, so why are there still countless TV specials and documentaries, tributes and songs, montages and… → Read More