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Michael Laxer's picture
Karl Nerenberg is wrong: Repealing and amending are not at all the same thing | Mar 2 2015 | Michael Laxer | In the real world, calling for the repeal of legislation and calling for amendments to legislation are not, in fact, the same thing and it is completely ludicrous and bizarre to claim otherwise.
Gary Shaul's picture
Catch 22 Campaign website shutting down | Mar 1 2015 | Gary Shaul | The Catch 22 Campaign was one of several strategic voting initiatives in the 2011 federal election. C22 will not be doing a repeat in 2015.
karl nerenberg's picture
Michael Laxer is wrong: Mulcair is not soft on C-51 | Mar 1 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Elsewhere on rabble.ca Michael Laxer has made the argument that the NDP is soft on C-51 because Mulcair says, in office, the NDP would amend it not scrap it. Laxer is wrong.
Susan on the Soapbox's picture
A Modest Proposal for Cooperation Among Progressives in Alberta | Mar 1 2015 | Susan Wright | Sacrificing party loyalty? A small price to pay for humanity, surely.
KAIROS Canada's picture
Hungry for change: Today I fast for the planet | Feb 28 2015 | Connie Sorio | Today, February 28, I am fasting because I am hungry for change. Today I consider my fast both a political and spiritual action.
Michael Laxer's picture
From opposition to retreat: Tom Mulcair and Bill C-51 | Feb 27 2015 | Michael Laxer | In the days since Mulcair first announced his and his party's intention to oppose the bill, this "opposition" has quickly begun to look far more like a retreat.
Behind The Numbers's picture
All your wage gap questions answered | Feb 27 2015 | Kate MacIntruff | The wage gap is a thing. It exists. It isn't pretty. It is the face of discrimination. It isn't going to go away if we close our eyes and hold our breath and count to one hundred.
Council-of-Canadians's picture
Protests disrupt Kinder Morgan pipeline drilling attempt | Feb 27 2015 | Leila Darwish | For the last three days, concerned community members have been protesting Kinder Morgan contractors who are attempting yet again to do test drilling for their dirty tar sands pipeline.
Krystalline Kraus's picture
Trayvon Martin's Killer, George Zimmerman, will not face federal charges | Feb 27 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | In a shooting death of an unarmed, black teenager that sparked off racial tensions, the shooter will not face Federal hate crime charges.
djclimenhaga's picture
Jim Prentice's 'pathetic lies': It's all spin all the time with Alberta's 'new management' | Feb 27 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | To paraphrase Democrat Lloyd Bentsen's famous comment to Republican Dan Quayle in the 1988 U.S. vice-presidential debate: "I knew Ralph Klein... Premier, you're no Ralph Klein!"
PolicyNote's picture
B.C. Budget 2015 confirms it: We can afford the $10 per day child-care plan! | Feb 27 2015 | Lynell Anderson | Budget 2015 clearly shows that B.C. can afford to start implementing the $10/day child-care plan now -- and it can choose to do so without raising taxes.
rabble staff's picture
Sun TV may be out of business. But Ezra sure isn't. | Feb 27 2015 | rabble staff | Far-right commentator Ezra Levant is raising thousands of dollars for his Conservative news website. Let’s send a message -- help us to reach our $30,000 goal for the winter fundraiser!
djclimenhaga's picture
Tireless promoters of temporary foreign workers have fallen silent...Why's that? | Feb 26 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Common sense says that at this moment, when "everything has changed," the TFW program will have to change too. But don't count on common sense!
karl nerenberg's picture
Opposition objections to 'anti-terror' bill go far beyond lack of oversight | Feb 26 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Much of the media has tended to reduce the opposition critique of Bill C-51 to one thing: the need for better oversight. But all opposition parties, including the Liberals, share many other concerns.
PolicyNote's picture
The early and fatal undermining of TransLink | Feb 26 2015 | Marvin Shaffer | The upcoming referendum isn't the first but rather the culmination of a two-decade, tragically effective, bipartisan effort to prevent TransLink from doing what it was originally set up to do.
Krystalline Kraus's picture
American rapper/R&B singer Chris Brown denied entry into Canada because of assault conviction on Rihanna | Feb 26 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | On Ticket Master’s website, there is only a short statement citing “immigration issues” for the reason for the short notice cancellation.
djclimenhaga's picture
The surplus sun is shining, so expect the deficit apocalypse: Welcome to the Groundhog Province! | Feb 25 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's PC governments never learn anything, no matter which leader they choose to be conductor of the train, and we just keep reliving the past over and over.
Brent Patterson's picture
Germany's economy minister proposes revisions to Canada-EU trade deal | Feb 25 2015 | Brent Patterson | German minister of the economy Sigmar Gabriel is proposing to revise the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), notably its investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism.
Council-of-Canadians's picture
Defending the right to vote with Charter challenge of 'Fair' Elections Act | Feb 25 2015 | Dylan Penner | Rather than make it easier for people to vote and harder to get away with election fraud, the "Fair" Elections Act does the opposite. That's why the legislation is being challenged in court.
Skimber's picture
Nova Scotia paves the way for Charter challenge to Health Authorities Act | Feb 24 2015 | Stephen Kimber | Last year, the McNeil government passed the Health Authorities Act, ostensibly (and laudably) to streamline Nova Scotia's health-care system, but also (and shabbily) to game that system.