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Justin Trudeau 'disengaged' on nuclear weapons file | Dec 3 2016 | Dennis Gruending | Canada has voted against a UN recommendation to launch negotiations aimed at prohibiting nuclear weapons. Critics say Justin Trudeau has not “engaged” in the issue.
PolicyNote's picture
Confronting the neoliberal addiction to colonialism, consumption, and greed | Dec 2 2016 | Vanessa Brcic | The enculturation of fear and hatred helps people avoid confronting suffering with a veil of illusory self-protection.
Doreen Nicoll's picture
World class chefs turn food waste into culinary masterpieces for those in need | Dec 2 2016 | Doreen Nicoll | "Theatre of Life" brings homeless people, sex workers, refugees, drug addicts and common people together to break bread in a unique dining experience in Milan.
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Wildrose defence of Christian home schooling group unravels on news of operators' big salaries | Dec 2 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | How the Wildrosers will try to spin these embarrassing circumstances to prove the private sector is always more efficient than the public sector remains to be seen.
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Weeks later, the global cost of electing Trump is still huge | Dec 2 2016 | Mel Watkins | How about a wall to keep the bearers of bad ideas out?
Brent Patterson's picture
Poor protection of waterways paved the path for Trudeau's pipeline approvals | Dec 1 2016 | Brent Patterson | The Harper government gutted the former Navigable Waters Protection Act and other environmental protections in 2012, which paved the way for major energy project approvals.
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Experts tell Wynne to clean up mercury in Grassy Narrows -- no justification in further delay | Dec 1 2016 | Mark Calzavara | Some of the world's top scientists are refuting claims by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne that attempts to clean up mercury contamination in Grassy Narrows First Nation could make the situations worse.
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The role of housing and wrap-around supports for newcomer families in Winnipeg | Dec 1 2016 | Jill Bucklaschuk | The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) stands out as an exemplary model in the fight to seek sustainable and healthy housing solutions as it builds inclusive communities.
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Potential for winter war at the Standing Rock camps | Nov 30 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | One of the key concerns is demonstrating in the middle of winter, which was the all-too-familiar cause of most Occupy camp shutdowns as temperatures dropped.
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The Pipeline File: NDP's 'social license' approach worked where Conservative shouting failed | Nov 30 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Canada's Liberal government has approved two new pipelines from Alberta, saying they wouldn’t have done it without the Alberta NDP’s climate leadership efforts.
Doreen Nicoll's picture
Gratitude to those who know that violence against women is not just a women's issue | Nov 30 2016 | Doreen Nicoll | It's November 30, the last day of Woman Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario and the sixth day of the United Nations 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence.
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Fidel Castro latest in long line of leaders who betrayed socialism | Nov 30 2016 | Gerry Caplan | Cuba's iconic leader led a nation with an economy frozen in the 1950s and captive of the Soviet Union.
Campus Notes's picture
Queen's racist costumes not 'just a party' for students and graduates of colour | Nov 30 2016 | Kevin Hurren | Attempts to shrug off the racist party at Queen's denies the real prejudice facing students and graduates of colour every day.
IJV's picture
Israel-Palestine: What has caused the crisis and how can we bring an end to it? | Nov 30 2016 | Independent Jewish Voices, Sid Shniad | A look at the history of anti-Semitism and the different responses to it can point us in the direction of a resolution to this crisis.
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Will Trudeau stand by his promise to make every vote count? | Nov 30 2016 | Ehab Lotayef | It seems that the Liberals are looking for ways to trivialize the work of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reform.
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The fight against gender-based violence must include women and girls with disabilities too | Nov 30 2016 | Bonnie Brayton | There are still no resources to speak of for girls with disabilities facing violence, even though they experience violence at higher rates and more frequently than any other group.
David Suzuki's picture
Reconciliation requires recognizing rights-based fishing | Nov 30 2016 | David Suzuki | If the government is serious about its commitment to a new relationship with Indigenous peoples, it should set the tone through policies to address historic injustices, such as in commercial fishing.
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Pipeline puts Alberta's Notley offside with other NDPers | Nov 30 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | Alberta Premier Rachel Notely was more than happy with Justin Trudeau's approval of the Kinder Morgan project. Tom Mulcair, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, and many others reacted very differently.
Brad Hornick's picture
Kinder Morgan: The fight starts now! | Nov 29 2016 | Brad Hornick | The results of the election and Trudeau's approval of Kinder Morgan decision confirms that the "lesser evil" is still evil.
Krystalline Kraus's picture
Obama doesn't have much time left to shut down construction of the Dakota Access pipeline | Nov 29 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | It's amazing to know that at 7 a.m. on Nov. 25, 2016, Standing Rock was the top trending topic on Facebook with over 1 million people talking about it.