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Brad Wall government's Saskatchewan beer trade piffle turns out to be all fizz and no flavour | Jul 22 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Saskatchewan doesn't like Alberta's new beer policy because it will end what amounts to a subsidy of Saskatchewan brewers, one in particular, by Alberta taxpayers.
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Your investment in rabble | Jul 22 2016 | Kim Elliott | This year marks rabble's 15th anniversary and you are a big part of why we are here. We want you to celebrate this special milestone with us.
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Grim proposed Athabasca University budget to be shown faculty today projects insolvency by 2017-2018 | Jul 21 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | The budget that will be presented to the AU Faculties Council in Athabasca this morning has the tone of a document drafted under protest.
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Trudeau popular in the polls, but concerns begin to emerge | Jul 21 2016 | Brent Patterson | The PM's popularity may be based on the perception that his government is truly progressive and implementing a different agenda than Harper. The evidence is suggesting that's not totally true.
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Three positive steps toward ending poverty in Canada | Jul 21 2016 | David Macdonald | It's 2016 and Canada is a long way from ending poverty, but three promising developments are about to lift almost half a million people above the poverty line.
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Inaction threatens to stagnate Manitoba's minimum wage | Jul 21 2016 | Molly McCracken | Unless immediate action is taken, 2016 will be the first time in a generation that minimum wage workers will see their wages stagnate, resulting in fewer earnings for basics like food and shelter.
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Industrial damage threatens Blueberry River's way of life | Jul 20 2016 | David Suzuki | In much of the territory, which once supported healthy moose and caribou populations, it's difficult to walk half a kilometre before hitting a road, seismic line or other industrial infrastructure.
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Silence on Nova Scotia highway financing signals election may be ahead | Jul 20 2016 | Stephen Kimber | It's hard not to suspect there is more at play in Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan's insistence there's been no decision on whether to charge how much in tolls and/or how to finance it all.
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Appointment of environmentalist Tzeporah Berman sparks Wildrose hysteria. Here's why | Jul 18 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | To hear the reaction from the Outrage machine on the Internet, you would have thought environmentalist Tzeporah Berman was, well … an Orc!
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It's time for a postal banking reboot | Jul 18 2016 | Scott Vrooman | If we think competition will help Canada Post, then let them compete with banks.
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How do we teach our teenagers courage in a world that needs it? | Jul 18 2016 | Lizanne Foster | Essentially, my students want to know why it's so hard for people to get along with other people.
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Wildrose Party wins the second-quarter fundraising horserace, but can the pace be sustained? | Jul 17 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Political developments on the right in Alberta suggest it may be harder in the next quarter for the Wildrose Party to raise money at the last quarter's rate.
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Black Lives Matter, white privilege, rape culture, and climate change: What's new in the news | Jul 15 2016 | Emily Blake | Another news week and bloggers continue to bring nuanced and thoughtful takes on the stories of the week.
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A trans woman's perspective on the disconnect between law enforcement and marginalized communities | Jul 15 2016 | Mercedes Allen | Black Lives Matter Toronto's stand brings to mind an odd experience a few years ago, which taught me a lot about the nature of the interplay between authorities and marginalized, policed communities.
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O Canada? Sorry, no ad libbing, please! We're Canadian! | Jul 14 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | The Star Spangled banner could stand a little Canadianization -- more true patriot love and fewer bombs bursting in air.
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The new TTC youth fare rules are an attack on children | Jul 14 2016 | Michael Laxer | Have we lost all perspective in our grotesque rush to pass the buck for what really ails the system -- generations of chronic underfunding and terrible choices like the Scarborough subway?
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Emily Ratajkowski and Naomi Wolf team up to sell Playboy feminism | Jul 13 2016 | Meghan Murphy | There is a difference between feeling sexual and being sexualized, but Emily Ratajkowski and Naomi Wolf don't seem to realize that.
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The Liberal record on asbestos so far worse than the Conservatives' | Jul 13 2016 | Gerry Caplan | While the Liberals waffle on an asbestos ban, people in Canada and around the world are dying from exposure to fibres. How does the government rationalize that?
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About those conservative coup attempts: Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, but three times has got to be enemy action! | Jul 13 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Five attempted coups against Alberta political parties in the space of a year and half strongly suggests we are witnessing a real phenomenon.
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Halifax Mooseheads owners eliminate labour protections for junior hockey players | Jul 13 2016 | Stephen Kimber | Bobby Smith, majority owner of the Halifax Mooseheads, wasn't available to talk about government changes to labour laws exempting his team from paying its players minimum wage.