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OPINION | Future vision: The challenge of preserving vision in an aging population

Contributed to the Sixth Estate We depend on our eyesight for virtually every activity we do, yet we rarely give thought to the implications of losing vision. However, this is the reality for the approximately 500,000 Canadians who live daily with vision loss that impacts their quality of life. Another 50,000 Canadians develop vision loss

If quitting isn’t an option, is vaping?

At a discussion in Ottawa during National Non-smoking Week, stakeholders discussed whether vaping is an effective harm-reduction tool to help those trying to quit smoking cigarettes. While the United Kingdom is embracing e-cigarettes, Brazil, Singapore, and Thailand have moved to ban them. In Canada, Bill S-5 proposes to restrict vaping under the Tobacco Act, which proponents say is discouraging the kinds of innovation necessary to give Canadians the products and information they need in order to use vaping as a smoking cessation tool – a tool that has been found to be 95 percent less harmful than smoking tobacco.

Progressive Internationalism: Can Canada move the world’s progressive needle using trade agreements

As Canada navigates the fraught re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the Trump administration, the reanimation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership as the U.S.-abandoned Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and a possible free trade deal with China, Justin Trudeau’s policy of “progressive internationalism” is being tested. This week on

Nursing the system forward: Canada’s evolving model of care

Not even a decade ago, Canada’s nurse practitioners were neither regulated nor registered and barely numbered 100. Flash forward to 2018, and we now boast over 5,000 regulated nurse practitioners across all provinces and territories. It’s a good example of how our health care system is moving in the right direction, says Canadian Nurses Association

OPINION | Wake up and smell the tea leaves: Advice for Canada

Amy Karam argues that a comprehensive plan is needed for a successful trade deal with China and the answer may just be marketing 101.

Forest Products Association rings in 2018 with new US trade dispute, environmental opportunities and push for new markets

  After a year of keeping a close eye on the softwood lumber file, the Forestry Products Association of Canada (FPAC) says that while the dispute continues to rage between Canada and the United States, things are still looking up for the industry. “We remain very concerned but I think the reason you’re not hearing

Sixth Estate serves up caffeine and content in BEFORE THE BELL event series with Susan Delacourt and Catherine Clark

Discover what’s brewing at Before the Bell on Tuesday, January 16 at 8:00 a.m. at the NAC Sixth Estate today announced veteran journalists Susan Delacourt and Catherine Clark will co-host Before the Bell, a new event series premiering in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre, Tuesday, January 16, at 8:00 a.m. Over the course of