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This Thanksgiving, most Canadians' main course was politics | Oct 13 2015 | Gerry Caplan | Forget turkey, dysfunctional families come together to discuss how they will vote next Monday.
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Welcome to the Orwellian world of Wildrose, where keeping your promises makes you a liar | Oct 13 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | I can remember a day when the Wildrose Party, led by Danielle Smith, valued the idea of keeping your promises. No more.
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You can still vote today -- and what you need to know about ID | Oct 13 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Elections Canada temporary staff tried turning away people with valid ID. Do not let that happen to you. Know the law and know your rights.
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Child care and the federal election: Where have the parties landed? | Oct 13 2015 | Iglika Ivanova, Lynell Anderson | Canada's patchwork system of child care could soon change, as many of the major political parties are proposing some form of a national child-care program. So how strong are the promises being made?
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Conservatives once again betray Canadian jobs | Oct 13 2015 | John Cartwright | This will be the first generation of Canadians in our history to be worse off than their parents. The Conservatives are to blame.
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Fact check: Canadians likely to lose more than they gain under TPP | Oct 13 2015 | Nora Loreto | The benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will likely be far outweighed by what we stand to lose.
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Ottawa continues to pander to Canadian mining, despite endemic violence in local communities | Oct 13 2015 | Jennifer Moore | People are being killed, kidnapped and extorted around Canadian mine sites in Mexico, but the Canadian Embassy is not worried.
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Programs for activists: Education for social change | Oct 13 2015 | Bonnie Burstow | Interested in social activism education? Whether it be in social work or any other field associated with activism, there is a plethora of Canadian programs you can apply to -- and the time is now!
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Early indications give hope for a higher voter turnout this election | Oct 13 2015 | Brent Patterson | While it's too early to say whether there will be a higher overall voter turnout this election, the indications look positive.
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Social movements can still show Harper the door | Oct 13 2015 | Dylan Penner | The outcome of Election 2015 is far from certain. If and/or when Harper loses it will be -- at least in part -- because movements showed him the door.
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What the Trans-Pacific Partnership means for the cost of drugs | Oct 13 2015 | Scott Sinclair | The release of the final Trans-Pacific Partnership text shows that the trade deal has worrying implications for Canada, binding our country to a regulatory regime that would lock in high drug costs.
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Feds leave provinces and territories to lead the fight on poverty | Oct 13 2015 | Megan Hooft | Canada must create a national anti-poverty strategy with targets, timelines, monitoring and evaluation tools and the allocation of necessary resources.
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Zimbabwe drops extradition request against U.S. dentist who shot Cecil the Lion | Oct 12 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | What began as a trophy hunt for Cecil the Lion became a man hunt for Palmer. Now Zimbabwe dropped its extradition request against the U.S. dentist who shot Cecil the Lion.
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Independent review of 2013 suicide of Rehtaeh Parsons slams Nova Scotia police and prosecution services | Oct 11 2015 | Roger Annis | Review of Rehtaeh Parson's suicide death in April 2013 has harsh words for police and other government agencies in Nova Scotia.
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A myopic view of Mexico, the border, and homegrown American fascists: Matthew Heineman's Cartel Land | Oct 10 2015 | David Martinez | A recent U.S. documentary about Mexico and the U.S./Mexico border makes all the mistakes of its predecessors.
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Banish pundits and polls from Thanksgiving election conversations | Oct 10 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | The race is still on to decide which party represents the best alternative to the Conservatives. Now is the time to look seriously at what the Liberals and New Democrats are all about.
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Racism in the Canadian election: suppressing our better angels | Oct 9 2015 | Dennis Gruending | The main issue in Canada's election was to be the economy but the Conservatives are deliberately targeting Muslims.
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Six reasons the Greens are Canada's most progressive party | Oct 9 2015 | David Taub Bancroft | If the NDP and the Liberals truly want to defang the Greens, they could start by adopting their policies.
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Reconciliation is a verb | Oct 8 2015 | Joyce Green | Reconciliation from the practice of colonialism will produce systemic change to remediate the systemic evils produced by colonialism.
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PHOTOS: Toronto Disability Pride calls for 'ramps, not bombs!' | Oct 8 2015 | Jesse McLaren | Saturday October 3 was the fifth annual Toronto Disability Pride March to bring recognition of the struggles and value of people with disabilities.