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Day 7: Jian Ghomeshi reminded me of being rubbed with a penis while I was taking the bus | Feb 7 2016 | Svea Vikander | As former CBC talkshow 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 victims' stories.
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Day 6: Jian Ghomeshi reminded me of being groped while I put on my shoes | Feb 6 2016 | Svea Vikander | As former CBC talkshow 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 victims' stories.
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A modern tragedy | Feb 6 2016 | J. Baglow | Some reflections on a sexual assault trial in Toronto.
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No one is talking about how local media is in free fall | Feb 5 2016 | Judy Rebick | Right now, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is holding public hearings as another aspect of corporate media is on the brink of collapse: local TV news.
music
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.
trade deals
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.
Indigenous
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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