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While mourning École Polytechnique we must rememeber Canada's largest, ongoing femincide | Dec 6 2016 | Doreen Nicoll | Aboriginal women and girls have been victims of large scale femincide for the past 150 years.
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Edmonton protesters chant 'Lock her up' about Rachel Notley at an anti-carbon tax rally | Dec 5 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Saturday's conservative anti-carbon-tax rally got seriously off message -- and the new message it conveyed will be hard for the Wildrose, PC and Conservative parties to shake.
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Using the Holocaust to justify Israeli oppression insults memory of its victims | Dec 5 2016 | Yves Engler | Drawing attention to the Nazi Holocaust and anti-Semitism in Canada today often reinforces, rather than undermines, oppression. This perverse reality was on display in Toronto last week.
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Justin Trudeau 'disengaged' on nuclear weapons file | Dec 3 2016 | Dennis Gruending | Canada has voted against a UN recommendation to launch negotiations aimed at prohibiting nuclear weapons. Critics say Justin Trudeau has not “engaged” in the issue.
Poverty
Oct 27 2016
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.
Indigenous
Sep 15 2016
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.
memoir
Sep 8 2016
'Forbidden Fruit' is Gail Pellett's raw and highly personal memoir of the year, mid-1980 to mid-1981, when she lived in Beijing as China was just emerging from its decade-long Cultural Revolution.

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Dec 6 2016 - 6:30pm
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Dec 8 2016 - 6:30am
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Current rabble poll

After 'Gallagher's Index,' what is your favourite piece of 'Liberal math'?

If Justin Trudeau approving two pipelines on Tuesday was tragedy, Minister of Democratic Institution Maryam Monsef's performance in Parliament today was farce.

Min. Monsef held up a drawing of "Gallagher's Index," a fairly simple equation used to measure the proportionality of electoral systems, in order to show how complicated ordinary Canadians would find electoral reform -- you know, the reform she was specifically mandated to study and communicate to those same Canadians. She was immediately and roundly mocked on Twitter.

But is Gallagher's Index complicated compared to the other examples of Liberal math? Which equation best defines the Liberal party?

Choices

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