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Political fiasco, Nova Scotia style! | Dec 9 2016 | Christopher Majka | In a panic, Nova Scotia government summoned the legislature to impose a contract on teachers working to rule. Ten minutes later it adjourned. What? I talked to my source, a fly on the wall.
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B.C. will miss its climate targets by a mile unless it accepts the national carbon pricing plan | Dec 9 2016 | Matt Horne | The federal government should reject Premier Christy Clark's posturing on carbon pricing and stick to the pan-Canadian carbon price committed to in October.
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'Fidel está presente!': Celebrating Castro's rebellious life in Santiago de Cuba | Dec 9 2016 | Katheryne Schulz | Here in the Plaza, Cuban workers are standing up in the crowd spontaneously and speaking eloquently about all of the ways Fidel worked with them to achieve dignity and independence.
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Canada on the right track with national housing strategy, but we're not there yet | Dec 9 2016 | Jeff Morrison | We have an opportunity between now and the unveiling of the 2017 budget to ensure that the housing needs of Canada's most vulnerable peoples are prioritized in the National Housing Strategy.
feminism
Dec 6 2016
"Notes from a Feminist Killjoy" is an answer to what is needed now -- a self-consciously contingent rejoinder to the question of "who needs feminism?"
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.

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Dec 11 2016 - 7:00pm
Toronto
Dec 13 2016 - 7:00pm
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Dec 16 2016 - 5:00pm

Current rabble poll

What caricature of democracy did you get in the Liberals' MyDemocracy.ca survey?

Ho boy, just when you thought the giant tire fire of electoral reform currently burning in Ottawa was about to simmer down, the Liberals went and poured kerosene all over it.

MyDemocracy.ca, Minister Maryam Monsef's attempt to solve the gridlock (that she created) in Parliament over the way Canada decides elections, is, to put it bluntly, a train wreck. A hilarious, flaming, garbage-hauling train wreck.

rabble's Parliamentary Correspondent Karl Nerenberg, in his characteristic grace and tact, called the pop quiz "simplistic and manipulative." The less measured among us might have called it "Liberals drowning democracy in a shallow, mercury-fed tailings pond."

That said, we here at rabble.ca are always interested first and foremost in science, data and facts. So we want to poll our readers to find out which category of democratic denizen they fall into. So, after you completed this embarrassment, which views did the Liberals say you most align with?

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