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Sun Media -- not its squalid commentator Ezra Levant -- is the problem | Oct 1 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Don't expect commentator Ezra Levant to act any differently, or Sun Media to do anything more about it except issue meaningless apologies, in future.
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NDP loses vote to make Parliament more relevant, but wins battle for public opinion | Oct 1 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The Conservative majority voted down an NDP motion that would have given the Speaker the authority to compel government MPs to stick to the subject during QP. What was the impact on public opinion.ipi
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The Amazing Race, Alberta Political Edition: Can the Tories find their missing mojo? | Sep 30 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | The goal of the tight campaign window is obviously to help Premier Jim Prentice's campaign by keeping the opposition parties off balance as long as possible.
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Trudeau, climate change and the dangerous middle ground | Sep 30 2014 | Adam Ballah | What does Justin Trudeau think of the Energy East pipeline... especially when anti-tar sands protestors show up and ask him?
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Conservatives kill measure to cut money for violent militias in Africa | Sep 30 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | NDP MP Paul Dewar's private member's bill would have forced Canadian companies to exercise 'due diligence' when dealing with 'conflict minerals' that end up in our cell phones and on store shelves.
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McNeil government sets its sights on organized labour in Nova Scotia | Sep 30 2014 | Stephen Kimber | Despite Premier Stephen McNeil's assurance he is "not at all going to war with organized labour," his government's actions tell another story.
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German television spoofs the 'propaganda war' over Ukraine | Sep 30 2014 | Roger Annis | German television is mocking the 'propaganda war' accompanying the Kyiv/NATO war in eastern Ukraine. CBC newscasters will cringe when watching.
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Site C proposal puts treaty commitments to the test | Sep 30 2014 | David Suzuki | In standing up for the Peace Valley and saying no to the Site C Dam, Treaty 8 First Nations are acting not only on their own behalf, but also for other Canadians, including local farming communities.
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Alberta Premier Jim Prentice reaches a crucial moment in a high-stakes game | Sep 29 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | If he fails to announce both a date and a riding today, unelected Alberta Premier Jim Prentice's credibility will suffer mightily -- but not as mightily as if he loses the by-election!
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CEO Sleep Out: Charity not change | Sep 29 2014 | Molly McCracken | The programs funded through the CEO Sleep Out are worthwhile but only skim the surface of the issue. To address homelessness and poverty in a meaningful way requires systemic change.
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Words of advice from “Brian the Wise” | Sep 29 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | Former PM says Stephen Harper should shape up, stop picking fights with the Supreme Court, mend foreign policy, and heal the environment.
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Francis Pegahmagabow: Marksman of the First World War | Sep 29 2014 | Mel Watkins | The most prolific sniper of the First World War was Francis "Peggy" Pegahmagabow, an Ojibwa from the Wasauksing First Nation. His name is often forgotten in histories of the period.
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Learning about pipelines through Energy East 101 | Sep 29 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | The plan is to convert a pipeline that used to carry natural gas to one that will transport 1.1 million of crude oil per day from Saskatchewan to eventually the East Coast.
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Will the B.C. government stand up to Dr. Day and protect health care for everyone? | Sep 29 2014 | Michael Butler | It is no exaggeration to say that the future of our public health care and a system that values all patients equally is at stake.
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Saskatchewan: The next frontier for P3s | Sep 29 2014 | Cheryl Stadnichuk | Canada has become the most stable P3 market in the world, several speakers stressed at a recent P3 conference in the U.S., and Saskatchewan is finally playing with the big league.
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In the midst of Ebola, don't forget South Africa's AIDS crisis | Sep 29 2014 | Gerry Caplan | In the age of Ebola, it's only too easy to forget other ongoing health crises like HIV and AIDS. But countries with large AIDS populations don't forget. And neither does Big Pharma.
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Climate FASTival – Ottawa | Sep 29 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | Fast on the First at the ClimateFastival! Enjoy music and fun interspersed by great speakers bringing strategy and hope.
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ClimateFast Annual Fast and Vigil Sept 28-Oct 2 | Sep 29 2014 | Lyn Adamson | I am writing you to let you know about amazing actions taking place over the next couple of weeks that can really contribute to making a difference to our future.
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Activists disrupt JNF event championing Israel's war on Gaza | Sep 29 2014 | Stop the JNF Toronto | A small group of protesters challenged the lies and propaganda of the Jewish National Fund and were met with physical assaults and threatened with detainment by Toronto police.
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The best candidates aren’t necessarily the best candidates in important Edmonton-Whitemud by-election | Sep 27 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith took care yesterday not to raise the party faithful's hopes so much a not entirely unexpected loss in Whitemud would set them on their heels.