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'Real leader' Brad Wall's government feeds the fluctuations of a boom-bust economy as Alberta stays the course | Jan 18 2017 | David J. Climenhaga | When it comes to fiscal planning in conservative Western Canadian provinces, all we have to fall back on is the notion the lord giveth and the lord taketh away. Repeatedly.
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Anthropocentric view ignores crucial connections | Jan 18 2017 | David Suzuki | If we want to keep health costs from rising, we should focus on keeping people healthy rather than dealing with them after they're sick.
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13 Conservative leadership candidates show little diversity of opinion in Quebec City debate | Jan 18 2017 | Nora Loreto | The economy, the French language and terrorism were the winners of last night's Conservative Party debate.
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In "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" sociologist Matthew Desmond offers a critical examination of urban poverty and homelessness told through the stories of eight families.
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New collection "In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation" describes what reconciliation can mean to the individual. But are words enough? Our reviewer says it's time for action.

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What should be the first focus of the Canadian left for 2017?

Now that the world's most ambitious and depressing performance art piece has concluded (titled "Dumpster Fire, 2016: A Tragedy in 12 Parts"), it's time to roll up our sleeves. Federal Parliament reconvenes in just about four weeks and we have some work to do if we want to stave off a tide of right-wing populism.

Will Keystone XL come back to give Kinder Morgan activists something to do on weekends? Will anyone actually hold Justin Trudeau to account to keep his promise to reform the electoral system? Will the Conservatives finally answer that age-old question, who is more despicable? Kellie Leitch, Chris Alexander or Kevin O'Leary?

There's a lot to keep us busy as 2017 kicks off. What's most important?

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