Blog March 16
Alberta Legislature Building. Photo: IQRemix/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | While the motion reflects preponderance of opinion in Alberta, it is troubling nonetheless there was not a single voice of principled dissent in the Legislature.
News March 16
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during a meet and greet in Nanaimo earlier in March. Photo: Jagmeet Singh/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | In a series of media interviews the NDP leader finally condemned the mastermind of the Air India bombing. But he refused to categorically condemn violence in support of the Sikh cause.
Blog March 15
Koeye River Mouth, British Columbia. Image: Sam Beebe/Wikimedia Commons
Penney Kome | Canada puts up $1.3 billion to protect wilderness and environment.
Columnists March 15
Ribbons at White House symbolizing opposition to torture. Photo: Justin Norman/flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Gina Haspel's work is shrouded in secrecy, but two things are well-known: She ran a CIA "black site" where people were brutally tortured, then she helped cover up the torture.
Columnists March 15
Nicolás Maduro. Photo: Eneas De Troya/flickr
Linda McQuaig | What's going on in Venezuela is a bitter class war, with millions of poor people committed to defending a revolution carried out in their name, and Canada taking the side of the wealthy opposition.
Blog March 15
Tina Fontaine. Image via Facebook.
Pamela Palmater | Tina Fontaine did not kill herself. Tina died because federal, provincial and state agencies charged with keeping her safe, all failed to protect her. And for that, Canada should stand trial.
Blog March 15
November 1988 federal election rally in Calgary. Front row: Mayor Ralph Klein, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Premier Don Getty. Photo: Government of Alberta/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | It's 2018 and we're starting to get a clearer impression of the true meaning of free trade with the United States. Thanks a load, Brian Mulroney!
Podcast March 15
Image: Wikipedia - sniffer dogs in Sweden
Victoria Fenner | Michelle Guo takes a look at the laws surrounding the use of sniffer dogs in Canada.
Blog March 14
Canadian War Museum. Image: Balcer~commonswiki/Wikimedia Commons
Yves Engler | An exhibit at the Canadian War Museum highlights a little discussed arm of the military’s massive propaganda apparatus.
Columnists March 14
Collection of obsolete technologies. Photo: Nathan/flickr
Wayne MacPhail | It's easy to look back on older technologies: cassettes, carbon paper or acetates and shake our heads in amusement. But the shape of the obsolescence curve hasn't changed, just the slope.
Podcast March 9
Burnt house from anti Muslim riots in Sri Lanka
Piergiorgio Moro, Jiselle Hanna | The targeting of minorities around Asia is unfortunately too common and often has deep political and economic roots. The current anti muslim riots are an example of this.
News March 14
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson greets Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland before their bilateral meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C., on February 8, 2017. Photo: U.S. State Department/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Rex Tillerson was Trumpian in his disdain for the foreign service and support of America First. But he was willing to listen to allies and diplomats. By contrast, his successor looks like a fanatic.