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Money talks, CBC bans journalists from making paid appearances | Jan 31 2015 | Dennis Gruending | Bowing to public criticism, the CBC has prohibited its on air journalists from making paid speeches and appearances before corporations, industry associations and lobby groups.
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St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse says no to a run for the Alberta Liberal leadership | Jan 31 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | If you didn’t happen to know there was an Alberta Liberal leadership race on, St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse's announcement today would have sounded mysterious.
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MPs from all parties demand that the Saudi government free Raif Badawi | Jan 30 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years and 1,000 lashes for merely exercising his freedom of speech, and his wife and children now live in Canada. Harper has not done much to try to free him.
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OK, Let's Talk -- about addictions in the workplace | Jan 30 2015 | Jonathan Chapnick | Yesterday was Bell Let's Talk Day 2015 for mental health. But despite all the "talking" yesterday, there was something missing, particularly in relation to the discussion around workplace health.
Jan 29 2015
Women's political resistance and detention has been going on since, well colonialism, imperialism and the capitalist state. 'Captive Revolution' focuses on the participation of Palestinian women.
Jan 22 2015
Imagine Canada's future. What does it look like? In this excerpt, we read what Jessie Housty, an Indigenous community leader from the Heiltsuk First Nation, envisions for Canada.
Jan 15 2015
What?! There's another reason to worry about the planet? Why yes. If we don't get control over our water usage, we will be up the creek without any water.

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What is your first reaction to the 'Anti-Terrorism Act'?

The Harper government has tabled its terrorism legislation, C-51, the "Anti-Terrorism Act."

It includes a new offence: knowingly "advocating" commission of terrorism offences "in general," and expands CSIS powers beyond surveillance into the power to act.

What is your first reaction to this new bill?


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