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NDP deftly picks royalty panel as media freaks out about low-key welcome for 'lightweight' U.S. politicians | Aug 29 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | It will be hard for the opposition to do much but praise the appointments of a respected energy economist, a former Alberta finance deputy minister and a small-town mayor to the panel.
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Senior Toronto police officer found guilty of misconduct for ordering mass arrest at the G20 summit in 2010 | Aug 29 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | A police disciplinary hearing ruled that Superintendent Mark Fenton's "decision to order mass arrests demonstrated a lack of understanding of the right to protest."
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'This Changes Everything' film trailer released | Aug 29 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | In a movie inspired by Naomi Klein’s newest book, This Changes Everything, a new film is being released that chronicles the impact of capitalism and climate change around the globe.
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Harper's violation of international law in Libya | Aug 28 2015 | Yves Engler | The Conservatives’ violation of international law delivered a terrible blow to Libya. Harper should find himself in the dock
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Dear Ryan: It's time to move on | Aug 28 2015 | Linda Leon | I don't hate you Ryan. But I don't think you have the skill, wisdom or strength of character to be a good leader. This is my last letter to you.
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Harper jeopardizes the conduct of monetary policy | Aug 28 2015 | Louis-Philippe Rochon | In publicizing his conversation with Stephen Poloz during an election campaign, Harper has place Poloz in an unfortunate position.
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Chrystia Freeland smashes all-male party while Trudeau and Mulcair blow smoke over pot | Aug 27 2015 | Meg Borthwick | A weekly roundup of babble election threads. Chrystia Freeland, Soheil Eid and Trudeau the younger.'s picture
How do you think the parties are doing when it comes to our digital future? | Aug 27 2015 | David Christopher | OpenMedia wants to hear from Canadians -- how would you rate the political parties on delivering privacy, affordable access, and free expression?
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Wildrose leader on stump for Harper assails NDP minister for campaigning for Mulcair | Aug 27 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Speaking of irritating and hypocritical comments from Alberta's opposition parties as they campaign openly for the Conservatives' re-election, there was Wildrose Leader Brian Jean's news release.
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Fact-checking the Conservatives' rural broadband strategy | Aug 27 2015 | Nora Loreto | What is the context that surrounds the Conservatives' promise to dedicated $200M to expand broadband?
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Now that CAPP's president has called for quick energy royalty review, Wildrose and PC leaders will fall into line | Aug 27 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Imagine if oil were still trading where it was a year ago! Wouldn't that strengthen the arguments for higher royalties, implemented faster?
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NDP strength in Calgary-Foothills riding could rattle federal Tory narrative | Aug 26 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | If Bob Hawkesworth and the NDP come from behind Sept. 3 to pull off a byelection victory in Calgary-Foothills, the idea winds of change really are blowing in Canada will be much harder to dismiss.
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One year after the ceasefire and the Gaza War is still not over | Aug 26 2015 | John Soos | On the first anniversary of the supposed ceasefire in the Gaza War, it is time for us to insist Canada uphold its obligations under international law and demand an end to war crimes in Palestine.
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Dirty little secret: Energy East still means more money for natural gas | Aug 26 2015 | Andrea Harden-Donahue | TransCanada has inked a deal with natural gas distributors. This ends a high-profile conflict standing in the way of TransCanada's Energy East ambitions.
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Break Metro Vancouver's transit impasse by declaring a climate crisis | Aug 25 2015 | Eric Doherty | Zurich re-purposed road space for transit in the face of a less serious crisis. So, why can't that be Vancouver's solution too?
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Alberta's approaching budget: Little to gain and lots to lose from 'debt free' government | Aug 25 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | It turns out Ralph Klein was doing no favours for Alberta or Albertans with his debt fetishizing.
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Mulcair's lead in the polls does not protect him from criticism | Aug 25 2015 | J. Baglow | If the polls hold, the NDP is going to win. So why aren't I cheering?
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How the Harper government's census strategy keeps us in the dark | Aug 25 2015 | Armine Yalnizyan | The Harper government's strategy is leaving us more and more in the dark about ourselves, by reducing the amounts of official information we have and weakening its reliability.
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Black August 2015: Organizing the Community for Justice and Freedom | Aug 25 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | The Driftwood Community Centre and the Network for the Elimination of Police Violence (NEPV) present a Black August film screening and group discussion on fighting for justice.
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Of course we need to debate women's issues | Aug 25 2015 | Christopher Majka | Are we up for debate? Women's issues need to be taken to the political streets. Not debating whether they should be addressed, but how it should be done, and how quickly it can be.