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Blog - Sarah Miller's blog April 26
Sarah Miller | While the B.C. Liberals try to frame this election around whether we can afford an NDP government, Sarah Miller asks if we can afford another four years of Christy Clark.
Blog - David Suzuki April 26
Image: Vimeo/Mike Odin's Alaska Adventures
David Suzuki | Grizzlies face growing threats across their North American range, from trophy hunting to habitat destruction, declines in food sources like salmon and whitebark pine nuts, and climate change impacts.
Blog - The Views Expressed April 25
Gordon Laxer | Investments in the oilsands have bled red ink since the international oil price crashed in 2014. Seventeen major oilsands projects have been shelved or cancelled.
Blog - A change is gonna come April 25
Doreen Nicoll | Stand in solidarity with Haudenosaunee Todd Williams in his peaceful protest against Enbridge.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 25
Photo: A modern U.S. dairy operation/Wikipedia
David J. Climenhaga | While supply management gives consumers a quality product at a price that allows local farmers a living wage, the alternative is not cheaper milk, cheese, eggs and poultry.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 25
Image: Flickr/greg westfall
Yves Engler | Canadian missionaries aggressively supported colonial officials. 2,500 Canadian missionaries were proselytizing in Africa and Canadian churches raised large sums to support mission stations
Blog - Alberta Diary April 25
Image: Facebook/Jason Kenney
David J. Climenhaga | Right-wing unification talks are proceeding behind closed doors in Alberta. Where is the promised grassroots process? Nowhere to be seen.
Blog - The Journalism Doctor April 22
John Miller | Toronto Star columnist Desmond Cole's campaign against police carding led him to disrupt a public meeting this week. Journalism needs to update its rules.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 22
The Bennett School in Edmonton, Alberta
David J. Climenhaga | Catholic education is constitutionally protected in Alberta and Saskatchewan, but nowhere is it written Catholic education must permeate every other subject taught.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 22
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Justin Cozart
Yves Engler | Many find it easier to imagine the collapse of civilization than the replacement of a transportation and urban planning system based on private cars.
Blog - KAIROS Witness April 22
Tar Sands Healing Walk 2014. Photo by Allan Lissner
John Dillon | Canada, and not just Mexico, may be in for a rough ride when it renegotiates NAFTA with the United States. When it comes to fighting climate change, however, the ride will be rougher.
Blog - Environmental Defence's blog April 21
Image: Flickr/Brookhaven National Laboratory
Keith Brooks, Mark Rowlinson | Ontario's Climate Plan will create jobs. Now Ontario needs to make sure they're good jobs that go to those who need them most.
Blog - Campus Notes April 21
Michael Bueckert | Regressive, centre-right student unions across Ontario have adopted a brand new tactic to pursue their agenda on university campuses: hire dubious audit firms staffed by friends.
Blog - On The Other Hand April 20
Penney Kome | Alex Jones, Bill O'Reilly and Robert Ailes inspired some of Donald Trump's wildest claims.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 20
Elections Alberta Logo (Elections Alberta)
David J.Climenhaga | If the latest numbers show anything it's how much support there is for the NDP, notwithstanding the prevailing narratives on the right and in mainstream media.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 19
Stephen Mandel, would-be uniter of Alberta’s "centre," when he was a Tory minister. (David Climenhaga photo.)
David J. Climenhaga | About the only difference between the Dippers of '17 and the Tories of '71 is that a slightly larger percentage of NDP policy is more than mere rhetoric.
Blog - David Suzuki April 19
"Science is golden" protest sign.
David Suzuki | Of all the many solutions to global warming and other environmental problems, none is as powerful as people getting together to demand change.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 18
Contingent of Nepalese Peacekeepers Arrives in Juba from Haiti, 2014
Yves Engler | UN abuses in Haiti aren't an unfortunate outgrowth of a well-meaning peacekeeping effort. Rather, MINUSTAH was established to consolidate the U.S., France and Canada's anti-democratic policies.
Blog - Pulpit and Politics April 18
Some say modern Canada was born at Vimy Ridge. That's more trope than truth.
Dennis Gruending | Some politicians, journalists and historians says that modern Canada was born at Vimy Ridge. That's more trope than truth.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 18
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.
David J. Climenhaga | If the Edmonton Oilers do better than the Calgary Flames in the NHL playoffs, Alberta Conservatives will presumably try to find a way to blame the NDP for that too.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 15
Allan Hunsperger (Wildrose Pary photo, 2012)
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's right-wing political parties still haven't been able to crawl back out of the fiery pit Pastor Allan Hunsperger led them into.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 14
Wildorse Leader Brian Jean with reporters. But where's Jason?
David J. Climenhaga | If anyone sees Progressive Conservative Leader Jason Kenney, please let someone responsible know. If he doesn't show up soon, his face is going to start appearing on milk cartons!
Blog - Hill Dispatches April 14
From left: Diane Lebouthiller, Ralph Goodale, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Jane Philpott, Bill Blair
Karl Nerenberg | The Liberal government finally introduced its pot legalization legislation, which contains many law-and-order measures to placate the many who are concerned about the impact of legal dope.
Blog - On The Other Hand April 13
Image: Flickr/mlhradio
Penney Kome | Suppose that push, not pull, drives the upward price spiral.
Blog - KAIROS Witness April 13
Philippine delegates in Canada
Connie Sorio, Bishop Antonio Ablon | Can Canada champion world peace while simultaneously supporting Canadian extractive companies that are accused of human and ecological rights violations?
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 13
Image: Elders and Indian soldiers in the uniform of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (Online MIKAN no. 3192219) by Library and Archives Canada / PA-041366
Yves Engler | Glorifying First Nations participation in imperialist wars as part of overcoming Canada’s colonial treatment of First Nations is, at a minimum, ironic.
Blog - Open Media's blog April 13
#CrowdsourceC51
Victoria Henry | Bill C-51 is finally up for reform, after months of public consultations. But how do we know our feedback is being taken seriously? Presenting CrowdsourceC51.ca
Blog - Open Media's blog April 12
Jesse Schooff | Jesse Schooff explores why laws to keep citizens' data in their country of residence can be both a win and a loss for privacy.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 12
Alberta Agriculture Minister Oniel Carlier (front left) and Alberta Beef Producers Chair Bob Lowe (front right). GoA Photo
David J. Climenhaga | Continuing to make farmers fund agricultural check-off organizations, some of which function almost as auxiliaries of the Wildrose Opposition, is not going to help the Alberta NDP.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog April 12
Sean Spicer
Nora Loreto | Sean Spicer reveals a lot about how Trump's team speaks to its base, and promotes their racist agenda.

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