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A spectre is haunting Alberta, and Wildrose Leader Brian Jean wants to assure you it's not him! | Jun 28 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | The Wildrose leader's planned tour of Alberta suggests he intends to fight for his job despite a challenge from Jason Kenney and a rumoured Fifth Column within his party's ranks.
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Montreal garment firm exposed for tax avoidance and dubious labour practices | Jun 27 2016 | Yves Engler | Built with public subsidies, a Montreal firm can shift its head office to a tax haven and its workforce abroad, but Ottawa will continue to advance its reactionary international interests.
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No, letting creepy men grope your objectified body will not combat objectification | Jun 27 2016 | Meghan Murphy | Milo Moiré's new performance art piece sends a regressive message, disguised as "feminist."
Krystalline Kraus's picture
Bowmanville Zoo announces its closure at end of 2016 season | Jun 27 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | Visitation counts for this season were down by 65 per cent according to Angus Carroll, the zoo's Director of Communications, the sharp decrease being blamed on animal rights activists.
djclimenhaga's picture
Jason Kenney's bizarre Brexit tweets perfect example of dog-whistle politics | Jun 26 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | As shown by a flurry of Brexit-celebrating tweets Thursday night, Kenney has basically become Canada's greatest Internet troll.
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The problem with Bernie's movement is Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party | Jun 26 2016 | Michael Laxer | Sanders' so-called 'revolution' will go nowhere within the context of the Democratic Party.
Krystalline Kraus's picture
Senior Toronto police get a slap on the wrist for violating civil liberties during G20 summit | Jun 26 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | The officer who ordered kettling and mass detention during the 2010 summit was found guilty of misconduct, but only loses 30 days' pay as punishment.
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Tragedies we ignore: Recent Wildrose gaffe won't end right's bogus equivalencies in Canadian political discourse | Jun 23 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Only certain tragic catastrophes make the grade for public discourse in our society, and those are the ones that can be interpreted as "proof" socialism is evil.
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Mainstream media sucked in, reports whatever politicians or GM say | Jun 23 2016 | Nick Fillmore | Journalists used to be taught to report not what people say but what they do. What's changed?
OpenMedia.ca's picture
Five amazing groups who helped save hyperlinks for all of us | Jun 23 2016 | Ruth Coustick-Deal | Over 100 groups have come together to save the link. Here's what just five of them have been doing to make this campaign a huge success.
djclimenhaga's picture
Jason Kenney: Conservative saviour or a guy with the appeal of a trip to the dentist? | Jun 22 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | From Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's perspective, there are far more challenging conservative candidates she could have to face than Jason Kenney.
Campus Notes's picture
Many teens find school stifling, stressful and depressing. So why don't we reinvent it? | Jun 22 2016 | Abby Karos | "Quietly, in the background, teens are dropping like flies."
Skimber's picture
Damages awarded in health-care bullying case are vindication, but not victory | Jun 22 2016 | Stephen Kimber | On Friday in a landmark decision, a seven-member civil jury awarded Halifax cardiologist Gabrielle Horne $1.4 million in damages, her legal fees and acknowledgement she had been wronged.
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Don't let Bell's big bad $4 billion bid go unanswered | Jun 22 2016 | rabble staff | Bell Canada's $4 billion bid for Manitoba Telecom (MTS) comes at a time when our media landscape is exceedingly concentrated. Read this and you'll agree that we need more independent media in Canada.
pembina's picture
Open letter: B.C. has opportunity to get back on track to 2050 climate target | Jun 22 2016 | various | The Energy Forum -- a coalition of B.C. power producers, industry associations and environmental organizations -- calls on the B.C. government to deliver on the province's 2050 climate targets.
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Feds and (most) provinces agree to (very modestly) enhance pensions | Jun 21 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | The Trudeau government has done what the Harper Conservatives said couldn't be done. It has negotiated a deal with the provinces to raise CPP contributions and enrich pension payouts.
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Honour National Aboriginal Day by supporting the Education for Reconciliation Initiative | Jun 21 2016 | Shannon Neufeldt | On National Aboriginal Day, we encourage you to sign the petition, urging your province to fully implement TRC Call 62.i.
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Without Bernie Nation, Hillary will get Trumped | Jun 21 2016 | Gerry Caplan | Bernie has considerable leverage here and he must use it. In return for ending his candidacy and endorsing Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party must formally adopt some of Mr. Sanders's key policies.
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What is the VPD hiding? Pro-privacy groups are digging deeper for answers on Stingray use | Jun 21 2016 | Marie Aspiazu | VPD admitted it doesn't have the device, but recent revelations on RCMP use of Stingrays raise doubts on whether these devices have been used by other law enforcement agencies.
djclimenhaga's picture
Explaining how the right-wing echo chamber operates: The Strange Case of the CPP | Jun 21 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Improvement of the CPP is not "a solution in search of a problem." It's a solution to a very real, very urgent problem affecting a very large number of Canadians.