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Wallonia holds firm against CETA, Trudeau sets Monday as deadline to resolve impasse | Oct 24 2016 | Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians celebrates European opposition to CETA.
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Trudeau government moves to rein in pushers of salt, sugar and fat | Oct 24 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | The Trudeau government's measures to limit food industry practices that push unhealthy products on children and adults are a small, but important, first step.
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Pigs will fly before the fantasy that Ottawa's carbon tax 'invades provincial jurisdiction' will ever persuade a court | Oct 24 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | PC leadership candidate Jason Kenney is making a promise he knows he can't keep. His legal argument, as he surely knows perfectly well, is a dog that won't hunt.
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Free speech and the cruel shackles of empathy and mutual respect | Oct 23 2016 | Mercedes Allen | A nuanced dissection of UofT professor Jordan Peterson's campaign against trans* people in the name of free speech.
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Quebeckers and Jews share an empowered sense of vulnerability. And it's not warranted. | Oct 23 2016 | Yves Engler | French-speaking Quebeckers and Jews share a sense of victimhood far out of proportion to Canadian experience, which blinds many to their own religious and ethnic supremacism.
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Schiaparelli lander missing; ground control still in contact with Postmedia; prognosis grim for both | Oct 21 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | You don't need a calculator to know that if Postmedia keeps losing money at this quarter’s pace, it'll soon be burning through $400 million a year.'s picture
This week's C-51 hearings may have been flawed, but we made sure your message was heard loud and clear | Oct 21 2016 | Marie Aspiazu | As the public hearings on the unpopular Bill C-51 culminate in Halifax tonight, let's look back at how the consultations unfolded throughout the week, and where we go next's picture
VMedia vs. Bell Media: What will it take to change the channel on Internet law and policy? | Oct 21 2016 | Cynthia Khoo | Learn more about the ongoing legal battles between Big Media giant Bell and VMedia, offering an innovative new online TV service. It's time for the law to catch up with the digital era.
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On Jordan Peterson's political correctness and the 'radical left' | Oct 20 2016 | Raluca Bejan | If claims for equality, diversity and 'that kind of thing' are ideological, so is the position of ignoring them.
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Alberta right now: The state of the province, its parties and its oil after one year without Stephen Harper | Oct 20 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Forget about uniting the right for the moment. Maybe it's time to start talking about uniting the left again!'s picture
Laura Tribe testifying at C-51 public hearings in Vancouver | Oct 20 2016 | Marie Aspiazu | OpenMedia's Executive Director testified at yesterday's C-51 public hearings in Vancouver on behalf of 300,000+ Canadians who have spoken out against the unpopular Harper legislation.
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Conservative leadership slate pretty uninspiring -- but at least there's no Donald Trump | Oct 20 2016 | Gerry Caplan | More than half of respondents in a recent poll said they would prefer "someone else" rather than the eight names it tested.
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Yukon political debates and other vicious sports | Oct 20 2016 | Lewis Rifkind | The Yukon 2016 territorial election is well underway. Voting day is Nov. 7, but first there is an almost endless series of debates, forums and discussions.
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A look at the Trudeau Liberals a year after the election | Oct 20 2016 | Brent Patterson | One year ago on Wednesday, the Trudeau Liberals were swept to power when they won 184 seats in the House of Commons with the promise of "real change."
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Boosting minimum wages, boosting the economy from the bottom up | Oct 20 2016 | Armine Yalnizyan | Boost the minimum wage and you boost the economy, from the bottom up. Here's why we should be raising the roof about the benefits of raising the wage floor.'s picture
Our last chance to knock down the TPP is here, let's seize it! | Oct 20 2016 | Marie Aspiazu | The clock is ticking as the government's public consultations on the TPP close on October 31, so it’s never been more important that all Canadians stand together to knock down the worst trade deal
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Food security is important for humans and other animals | Oct 19 2016 | David Suzuki | Globally, social justice organizations such as Oxfam note that human hunger is not and need never be inevitable. It's caused by poverty and inequality, not scarcity.
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Just say no to term limits! They're fundamentally undemocratic and that's why the right likes them | Oct 19 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Would the perennial Canadian advocates of political term limits please shut up!
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Halifax has a new city council. Now what? | Oct 19 2016 | Stephen Kimber | With this year's municipal elections history, the question becomes: what should our new-old council do first?
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A prescription for better medicine -- why Canadians need a national pharmacare program | Oct 19 2016 | Michael Butler | Today the Council of Canadians released a landmark report on universal pharmacare.