Columnists March 24
PMO Photo by Adam Scotti
Rick Salutin | This budget rocked, in one sense: it did a 180 on the stifling monomania of the last 30 years -- the obsession with deficits.
News March 23
Miriam Katawazi | The federal government, says David Macdonald, "took the 2016 budget out and put a new cover on it... Now you have the 2017 budget. They’ve gift wrapped last year’s budget."
Blog March 24
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression | Ontario Court of Appeal decision undermines public interest reporting and the protection of sources
Columnists March 24
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Neil Gorsuch's vote against a worker who was fighting for his life should weigh heavily on U.S. senators as they consider his lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land.
Blog March 23
John M. Kirk | When US president Obama and Cuban president Castro agreed to reopen diplomatic relations between their two countries, the future suddenly seemed positive. But then Trump got elected. What now?
Podcast March 23
Braden Alexander | Author Stephen Dale explores the connections between the arts community, gentrification, and real estate development.
Blog March 23
Image: Stephen Hui
Stephen Hui | Squamish's example shows that clean growth isn't just for urban centres. There are plenty of opportunities for logging and mining towns in transition to lead Canada's shift to a clean economy.
Blog March 21
Photo: CPAWS, hunter from Fort McPherson on Peel River (public domain)
Karl Nerenberg | Yukon First Nations took the territorial government to court over its betrayal of a commitment to protect the Peel watershed. The case will establish a precedent for many other Indigenous groups.
Columnists March 21
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Duncan Cameron | The current federal budget process is a textbook example of the propaganda model. On budget day, a nonsense detector comes in handy. Here is Duncan Cameron's.
Columnists March 22
Illustration by Jessica Warner/The Railroad Adventures of Chen Sing
June Chua | Playwright George Chiang's new book tells the story of Chen Sing, a teenage boy who ventures to Canada's West to build the transcontinental railway through the Rockies.
Blog March 23
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Yves Engler | Found in a wealthy, heavy emitting country, the tar sands are a carbon bomb that needs to be defused.
Blog March 22
At right, Calgary-Fish Creek PC MLA Richard Gotfried (from his Facebook page).
David J. Climenhaga | There is part of a long tradition in Alberta politics of dubious Russian political metaphors. PC MLA Richard Gotfried is the latest politician to yield to this temptation.