Today in The Conversation Canada, Michael Lynk of Western University, a Special Rapporteur for the United Nations Human Rights Council on the situation in the Palestinian territory, weighs in on the vow by the new Israeli coalition government to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. That pledge has been widely condemned and is contrary to international law.

In 2015, Lynk writes, Justin Trudeau announced that “Canada is back” on the world stage and promised to support a rules-based international order. Yet, curiously, the Liberal prime minister has maintained the previous Conservative government’s pro-Israel stance – and that could spell trouble for Canada’s hopes for a seat on the UN Security Council.

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Non-Coronavirus News

People keep social distance amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak during a protest against the coalition deal between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz and government corruption in Tel Aviv on May 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Canada missing in action on Israel’s proposed annexation of the West Bank

Michael Lynk, Western University

In 2015, Justin Trudeau announced that 'Canada is back' and promised to support a rules-based international order. Yet Canada has maintained the previous Conservative government's pro-Israel stance.

Many LGBTQ+ people at risk for overdose are left out of harm reduction efforts. (Unsplash/Delia Giandeini)

In the opioid crisis, young queer and trans men are navigating risk reduction on their own

Trevor Goodyear, University of British Columbia; Rod Knight, University of British Columbia

The overdose crisis — coupled with a lack of accessible harm reduction services — represents a growing concern for young queer and trans men who use drugs.

Coronavirus News

A worker takes the temperature of a visitor to Essentia Health in Duluth, Minn., April 10, 2020. (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)

Coronavirus: When teaching during a disaster, students need to be partners

Jean Slick, Royal Roads University

One of the first tasks of disaster management is to listen to those affected. When the pandemic forced courses online, I turned to my students to adapt the program in a way that would work for them.

‘The Queens Closet Opened,’ first published in 1655, shared recipes and support for the deposed monarchy. Here, portrait of Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria, by Anthony van Dyck, 1632. (Arcidiecézní muzeum Kroměříž/Wikimedia)

Cooking in the coronavirus crisis is much more fun with old secrets from the Queen’s pantry

Madeline Bassnett, Western University

Recipe sharing is all the rage in the pandemic as in other times of turmoil. English cookbooks of the 16th and 17th centuries promised recipes for comfort with a dash of glamour.

Maryam Sadat Montajabi, centre left, and her daughter Romina Khaksar, 15, who both moved to Canada from Iran in 2015, wait to have their photo taken with dignitaries after becoming Canadian citizens during a special Canada Day citizenship ceremony, in West Vancouver on July 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Immigrants are worrying about social ties and finances during coronavirus

Carlo Handy Charles, McMaster University

Immigrants and other newcomers to Canada are worried about maintaining their relationships and staying afloat, and need government consideration and support.

La Conversation Canada

Les mères ressentent la pression de devoir à la fois travailler et assumer la plupart des tâches parentales. Shutterstock

Pandémie : les femmes font moins de recherche que les hommes

Megan Frederickson, University of Toronto

La fermeture des écoles et des services de garde en raison de la pandémie a eu un impact sur les mères universitaires. Elles sont moins en mesure de mener des recherches et d’écrire des articles.



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