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Perpetrator or victim? Russia and contemporary imperialism | Feb 9 2016 | Renfrey Clarke, Roger Annis | Political phrasing on the left and on the right labels today's Russia an "imperialist" country. Is this accurate? Does it matter having an accurate appraisal of Russia's social and economic formation?
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The prosecution in the Ghomeshi trial isn't incompetent. The game is rigged. | Feb 9 2016 | Michael Stewart | Most Canadians seem to believe that Ghomeshi assaulted the women now accusing him before the courts. But just as many seem to agree that the "credibility" of these truth-telling women is shot.
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Day 9: Jian Ghomeshi reminded me of my sleazy restaurant boss and his creepy friend | Feb 9 2016 | Svea Vikander | As former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi goes to trial for four counts of sexual assault this month, Canada is forced to confront its attitudes about sex, consent, and the validity of victims' stories.
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In the wake of budget cuts and cancelled programs, the humanities need gender studies more than ever | Feb 9 2016 | Erin Wunker | Gender needs to remain a central focus to humanities education is for the simple reason that the humanities project is fundamentally an unfinished project.
Feb 4 2016
Step into the family history of Canadian music trio Kate, Anna and Jane McGarrigle and explore quirky family characters and the ever-present influence of music.
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Jan 28 2016
Canada's FIPA trade deal is lopsided in favour of China and foreign investors. Author Gus Van Harten debunks proponents of the deal and suggests ways the new government can limit FIPA's damage.
Jan 21 2016
Tracey Lindberg's debut novel Birdie draws inspiration from the Cree author's personal life and addresses the complexities of mental illness, abuse and non-linear narratives. Read this author Q&A!

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Do you think Trudeau is backing away from his election promise to First Nations?

Justin Trudeau was very vocal during his 2015 federal election campaign that his government was committed to a renewed relationship with Canada's First Nations.

Trudeau also promised that First Nations would have "veto power" over natural resource projects on their lands.

At a recent press conference in Alberta, when asked if a "First Nation's 'no'" on the proposed Energy East and Trans Mountain pipelines meant a no from Canada, Trudeau ambigously responded he respected  inherent and treaty rights, as reported by APTN.

Do you think Trudeau is backing away from his election promise to First Nations?

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