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Who's your special interest now? Federal parties ignore women voters at their peril | May 22 2015 | Kate McInturff | Women aren't a special interest. They are half the population. Women voters are paying attention to this election -- it's time for political parties to pay attention to them.
karl nerenberg's picture
Strategic voting misreads parliamentary democracy | May 22 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | The Canadian parliament is not a U.S.-style Electoral College. Its purpose is not to select a prime minister. And having the largest number of seats does not mean you get to rule.
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Bitter Twitter commentators battle Dippers: Apparently size matters after all! | May 22 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's Twitteratic pundits hammer home their case, one Tweet at a time: "Rachel Notley can't swim!"
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Be a game-changer. Take the Rock the Vote Summer Challenge! | May 22 2015 | Brigette DePape | Will you join us in taking action and collecting vote pledges this summer? Alone we can do very little, but together, we can make a huge change.
Brent Patterson's picture
Harper's privatization plan for First Nations water services | May 21 2015 | Brent Patterson | The situation is serious in terms of access to clean drinking water for First Nations in Canada. Now the Harper government is looking at introducing privatization to First Nations water systems.
gerry caplan's picture
Stephen Harper probably wishes the month of May had never happened | May 21 2015 | Gerry Caplan | May has been a splendid month for foes of the Harper government. It's been one humiliation after another, with only two exceptions all of its own making.
djclimenhaga's picture
Rachel Notley sets transition schedule for NDP government | May 21 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Premier-designate Rachel Notley gave her first official news conference in the Legislature yesterday. It was a bravura performance.
karl nerenberg's picture
It is time to ditch talk of 'strategic voting' | May 21 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | The new political and public opinion alignment significantly weakens the argument for holding one's nose and voting Liberal just to get rid of Harper.
djclimenhaga's picture
How weird is this? Calgary Chamber of Commerce spokesperson praises Rachel Notley's NDP government | May 20 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | If the Calgary Chamber of Commerce reflects the real attitudes of Alberta's business community outside the oilpatch, we very well could see the establishment of an NDP political dynasty in Alberta!
Brent Patterson's picture
Harper announces weak climate emissions reduction target | May 20 2015 | Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians is criticizing the emission reduction target set by the Harper government as weak, insufficient and lacking in credibility.
jesse's picture
Liberals vs. liberties: Why Trudeau supports Bill C-51 | May 20 2015 | Jesse McLaren | Trudeau's support for Harper's Bill C-51 is a continuation of Liberal tradition, revealing the coalition between the twin parties of corporate Canada.
Progressive Economics Forum's picture
The promise of Canadian capitalism: Stagnation without end | May 20 2015 | Kim Pollock | The Great Recession has ground on for over six years, and there's no end in sight. What does this mean for working people?
Council-of-Canadians's picture
Unite for our rights! Take action to stop Bill C-51 | May 20 2015 | Dylan Penner | It may seem like the fight to stop Bill C-51 has run its course since it recently passed in the House of Commons, but it's not a done deal yet.
Behind The Numbers's picture
Nothing much changes with new 'Plan Nord' | May 19 2015 | Bertrand Schepper | On April 8, Quebec proudly announced its new revamped Plan Nord. Premier Philippe Couillard's project, though much less ambitious than that of Charest's government, appears to be just as risky.
djclimenhaga's picture
Picking a cabinet is never an easy job -- it'll be tougher, with higher stakes, for Rachel Notley | May 19 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Picking a cabinet is extremely important because in our Westminster system of "responsible government" the cabinet is the dominant institution of government.
David Suzuki's picture
Good things are growing in Ontario's greenbelt | May 19 2015 | David Suzuki | Environmentalists have joined farmers and local food advocates to urge Ontario's government to strengthen regulatory protection for the greenbelt and to expand it.
Brent Patterson's picture
Dear Ontario: Please say no to a nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron | May 19 2015 | Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians has joined with other public interest groups to call on Ontario to reject the proposal to bury 200,000 cubic metres of radioactive waste near Lake Huron.
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Chris Hedges speaks at the 3rd Annual Tommy Douglas Institute | May 18 2015 | Resh Budhu | How do we RETHINK the role of education in these times; RESIST neoliberal incursion into teaching and learning; and RECLAIM our educational institutions as vital democratic centres?
Doreen Nicoll's picture
Sexual assault is based on power and control | May 18 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | This is the fifth in a series of articles for Sexual Assault Prevention Month.
djclimenhaga's picture
'Parson' Manning, in the pulpit, preaches formula of failure to Alberta's New Democrats | May 15 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Premier Designate Rachel Notley would do best to listen to the counsel of the people who truly support her program, not to the likes of Preston Manning. I’m confident she will.