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|Blog - Sarah Miller's blog April 26 Sarah Miller | While the B.C. Liberals try to frame this election around whether we can afford an NDP government, Sarah Miller asks if we can afford another four years of Christy Clark.|
|Blog - David Suzuki April 26 David Suzuki | Grizzlies face growing threats across their North American range, from trophy hunting to habitat destruction, declines in food sources like salmon and whitebark pine nuts, and climate change impacts.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed April 25 Gordon Laxer | Investments in the oilsands have bled red ink since the international oil price crashed in 2014. Seventeen major oilsands projects have been shelved or cancelled.|
|Blog - A change is gonna come April 25 Doreen Nicoll | Stand in solidarity with Haudenosaunee Todd Williams in his peaceful protest against Enbridge.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary April 25 David J. Climenhaga | While supply management gives consumers a quality product at a price that allows local farmers a living wage, the alternative is not cheaper milk, cheese, eggs and poultry.|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 25 Yves Engler | Canadian missionaries aggressively supported colonial officials. 2,500 Canadian missionaries were proselytizing in Africa and Canadian churches raised large sums to support mission stations|
|Blog - Alberta Diary April 25 David J. Climenhaga | Right-wing unification talks are proceeding behind closed doors in Alberta. Where is the promised grassroots process? Nowhere to be seen.|
|Blog - The Journalism Doctor April 22 John Miller | Toronto Star columnist Desmond Cole's campaign against police carding led him to disrupt a public meeting this week. Journalism needs to update its rules.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary April 22 David J. Climenhaga | Catholic education is constitutionally protected in Alberta and Saskatchewan, but nowhere is it written Catholic education must permeate every other subject taught.|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 22 Yves Engler | Many find it easier to imagine the collapse of civilization than the replacement of a transportation and urban planning system based on private cars.|
|Blog - KAIROS Witness April 22 John Dillon | Canada, and not just Mexico, may be in for a rough ride when it renegotiates NAFTA with the United States. When it comes to fighting climate change, however, the ride will be rougher.|
|Blog - Environmental Defence's blog April 21 Keith Brooks, Mark Rowlinson | Ontario's Climate Plan will create jobs. Now Ontario needs to make sure they're good jobs that go to those who need them most.|
Blog - Campus Notes
Centre-right student associations are hiring bogus, expensive audit firms and then firing unionized workersMichael Bueckert | Regressive, centre-right student unions across Ontario have adopted a brand new tactic to pursue their agenda on university campuses: hire dubious audit firms staffed by friends.
|Blog - On The Other Hand April 20 Penney Kome | Alex Jones, Bill O'Reilly and Robert Ailes inspired some of Donald Trump's wildest claims.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Premier Rachel Notley's NDP wins Alberta's first-quarter fundraising sweepstakes, continuing trend from 2016David J.Climenhaga | If the latest numbers show anything it's how much support there is for the NDP, notwithstanding the prevailing narratives on the right and in mainstream media.
|Blog - Alberta Diary April 19 David J. Climenhaga | About the only difference between the Dippers of '17 and the Tories of '71 is that a slightly larger percentage of NDP policy is more than mere rhetoric.|
|Blog - David Suzuki April 19 David Suzuki | Of all the many solutions to global warming and other environmental problems, none is as powerful as people getting together to demand change.|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 18 Yves Engler | UN abuses in Haiti aren't an unfortunate outgrowth of a well-meaning peacekeeping effort. Rather, MINUSTAH was established to consolidate the U.S., France and Canada's anti-democratic policies.|
|Blog - Pulpit and Politics April 18 Dennis Gruending | Some politicians, journalists and historians says that modern Canada was born at Vimy Ridge. That's more trope than truth.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Silence on the right and in the media about NDP role as Alberta adds an impressive 20,000 full-time jobsDavid J. Climenhaga | If the Edmonton Oilers do better than the Calgary Flames in the NHL playoffs, Alberta Conservatives will presumably try to find a way to blame the NDP for that too.
|Blog - Alberta Diary April 15 David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's right-wing political parties still haven't been able to crawl back out of the fiery pit Pastor Allan Hunsperger led them into.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary April 14 David J. Climenhaga | If anyone sees Progressive Conservative Leader Jason Kenney, please let someone responsible know. If he doesn't show up soon, his face is going to start appearing on milk cartons!|
|Blog - Hill Dispatches April 14 Karl Nerenberg | The Liberal government finally introduced its pot legalization legislation, which contains many law-and-order measures to placate the many who are concerned about the impact of legal dope.|
|Blog - On The Other Hand April 13 Penney Kome | Suppose that push, not pull, drives the upward price spiral.|
|Blog - KAIROS Witness April 13 Connie Sorio, Bishop Antonio Ablon | Can Canada champion world peace while simultaneously supporting Canadian extractive companies that are accused of human and ecological rights violations?|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 13 Yves Engler | Glorifying First Nations participation in imperialist wars as part of overcoming Canada’s colonial treatment of First Nations is, at a minimum, ironic.|
|Blog - Open Media's blog April 13 Victoria Henry | Bill C-51 is finally up for reform, after months of public consultations. But how do we know our feedback is being taken seriously? Presenting CrowdsourceC51.ca|
|Blog - Open Media's blog April 12 Jesse Schooff | Jesse Schooff explores why laws to keep citizens' data in their country of residence can be both a win and a loss for privacy.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
NDP plan to change funding model for agricultural commissions is unlikely to much help farmers or the governmentDavid J. Climenhaga | Continuing to make farmers fund agricultural check-off organizations, some of which function almost as auxiliaries of the Wildrose Opposition, is not going to help the Alberta NDP.
|Blog - Nora Loreto's blog April 12 Nora Loreto | Sean Spicer reveals a lot about how Trump's team speaks to its base, and promotes their racist agenda.|