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Past articles by Jane:

She Was 16 When She Went Missing, But the RCMP Didn’t Tell Anyone for Three Years

Why didn't the public know Krystle Knott was missing and would it have helped save her? → Read More

'We Failed Them': RCMP Reacts to Report Alleging Rape, Homophobia in Force

A report looking at decades of sexual harassment and discrimination claims concludes the RCMP has failed to address its underlying issues and is unlikely to do so without external pressure. → Read More

Did you lose a loved one to COVID-19? Global wants to help remember them

We want to know your favourite memories, the personality quirks you miss so much, how much you loved their smiles or their eyes or their hugs. → Read More

N.S. mass shooting ‘completely senseless,’ Mounties said. Experts disagree

“Motive is a very narrow way of looking at it. What we’re talking about here is the problem of male violence.” → Read More

She witnessed the N.S. mass shooter’s violence. She’s still struggling to be heard

Brenda Forbes says she felt dismissed when she spoke up about the gunman's violence and weapons cache. → Read More

‘A sinking feeling’: Canadian experts on when coronavirus first felt like a serious risk

It's possible to stop pandemics from happening in the future, says Stephen Barr, a molecular virologist, "We just need to want to do it bad enough." → Read More

How a coronavirus supper club beats dinnertime isolation

Social Distance Supper Club has one rule: keep the coronavirus talk to a minimum. → Read More

Five people to listen to during coronavirus outbreak — and five to ignore

Coronavirus confusion? You're not alone. Here's who to pay attention to and who to ignore. → Read More

From custodians to abortion providers, how coronavirus is changing our lives

Here's how a microbiologist, school custodian, abortion providers and an inmate are already feeling the effects of the new coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

What kind of bum wiper are you? Coronavirus may change that

The bum gun, bidet or lota? Here are a few toilet paper alternatives for a clean, itch-free bum. → Read More

Canadian women are on track to reach gender equality in 164 years, experts say

“The closer women get to closing the gender gap, it seems the greater the barriers become to achieving equality.” → Read More

How old are you really? Leap year 2020 means a double birthday for these Canadians

'Society needs to recognize the most important date in the calendar,' says co-founder of the Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies. → Read More

Racist comments on Indigenous stories prompts outlets to turn them off

Why are people so racist online? → Read More

What a national action plan on gender-based violence might achieve — if Canada gets it right

“The services and levels of protection that women receive should not depend on their postal code, and that’s basically the situation now." → Read More

5 things more likely to kill you in Canada than coronavirus

"Exercise and eating well are massively more important than the more obscure ways people worry about dying.” → Read More

Feminism Met Gunfire At École Polytechnique: It’s Taken 30 Years To Call It What It Was

From her hospital gurney, Nathalie Provost grinned at the mass of reporters. “First of all, I’d like to say hello,” she told them. “I’m doing well.” Provost had a black eye and she was horizontal in a white hospital gown, flanked by doctors. But she was breathing. She’d survived. Two days earlier, on Dec. 6,… → Read More

Is Trudeau’s government keeping its promise to make the RCMP harassment-free? These Mounties say no

A retired member of the RCMP wrote an email about issues within the force, addressing his concerns “to any of you that care” and signing off with: “Time to get rid of the RCMP.” → Read More

Harper was tough on crime, Trudeau promised a new approach — did he deliver?

An iron fist in a velvet glove? Lawyers and criminologists weigh in on Liberal changes to the justice system. → Read More

How much did feminist Trudeau move the needle on gender equality?

In 2015, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau campaigned on a platform of gender equality. Here's a look at how much he accomplished on that front. → Read More

Reality check: is your streaming habit hurting the planet?

How Netflix, porn and your smartphone impact climate change. → Read More