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Now two polls suggest Albertans are abandoning PCs for Wildrose 2.0 and NDP, but ... | Apr 2 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Doesn't anyone remember what happened right after after the last time a bunch of polls suggested a Wildrose election victory was in the offing?
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New EnergyYeast pipeline project announced | Apr 1 2015 | John Bennett | The Canadian Wheat Board and TransCanada Pipe have announced a new project: EnergyYeast to transport up to 900,000 bushels of grain a day.
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New report recommends solutions to precarious work in Ontario | Apr 1 2015 | Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite | Toronto's Workers' Action Centre has released a new report, Still Living on the Edge: Building Decent Jobs from the Ground Up, which addresses issues facing Ontario's workers.
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Those that fight it are called terrorists, and those that survive it are called criminals. | Apr 1 2015 | Syed Hussan | Syed Hussan spoke at the C-51 can't stop us forum in Toronto, read an edited transcript of his speech.
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Canada is the 'black sheep' of climate change, says NDP | Mar 31 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | March 31 was deadline day for countries that were ready to submit their greenhouse gas reductions to the United Nations. The United States, Mexico and the EU have stepped up. Where's Canada?
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Now, about that Mainstreet poll... Pay attention, but don't bet the farm | Mar 31 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | A new poll purports to show the Alberta PCs and Wildrose 2.0 Party are tied neck and neck, and the NDP have crushing 35 per cent lead in the Edmonton area.
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Ambition and positivity defined Nova Scotia's newly resigned energy minister | Mar 31 2015 | Stephen Kimber | Andrew Younger was a shining example of success in the world of journalism and then Nova Scotia politics. But it all came tumbling down with Younger's resignation from cabinet last week.
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Former foreign affairs minister John Baird joins Barrick Gold international advisory board | Mar 31 2015 | Brent Patterson | Former foreign affairs minister John Baird is now a member of the international advisory board for the mining giant Barrick Gold. What type of "expertise" will Mr. Baird be bringing to Barrick Gold?
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Canada's political mainstream backs war in Ukraine, threats against Russia | Mar 31 2015 | Roger Annis | "The people and territory of Ukraine are being used as war proxies to get at Russia. Yet, there is nary a peep of disagreement in the Parliament in Ottawa."
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Water is life; we can't afford to waste it | Mar 31 2015 | David Suzuki | Getting a handle on water management and conservation concerns us all. It's also about social justice, as the poor feel the brunt of negative impacts from water pollution and shortages.
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Harper is destroying the 'welfare state' Harry helped build | Mar 31 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | The Broadbent Institute's third annual Progress Summit ended on Saturday afternoon with a moving speech by 92-year-old Harry Smith. Harry grew up poor and now fears a return of the '1930s'.
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Alternative Federal Budget vs. income-splitting: Who benefits? | Mar 31 2015 | David Macdonald | This year's Alternative Federal Budget demonstrates that we can afford to make choices that would benefit the vast majority of Canadians, not just those at the top of the income scale.
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Climate action and resource workers: Discussing 'just transition' with Karen Cooling | Mar 31 2015 | Lindsey Bertrand | The CCPA released a paper about "just transition" -- an approach that aims to minimize the impact of environmental policies on workers and communities in affected industries -- for resource workers.
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Owen Jones: It's 'political flaws' that matter, not women's lives | Mar 31 2015 | Meghan Murphy | If men's objection of women and use of misogynistic porn doesn't matter, what does?
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Apprehended insurrections: Tory party slams the door shut after three horses leave the barn | Mar 30 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | With three horses missing, the door of the PC barn was slammed shut Sunday morning. Will that make members behave themselves, or will it make their rebellion worse?
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Violence against Indigenous women and the case of Cindy Gladue | Mar 30 2015 | Tracey Lindberg | To those who know the legacy of violence against Indigenous women, the appalling case of Cindy Gladue does not create confusion.
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No Justice No Peace: Honouring Cindy Gladue | Mar 30 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | Last week, a mostly-male jury that did not include any Aboriginal people, acquitted Cindy Gladue's killer.
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VOW member reflects on the UN CSW 59 experience | Mar 30 2015 | Meghan Butt | The underlying tone of the conference was invigorating, as I thought about the community of women and men from around the world united together for a common purpose of increasing the status of women.
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Brian Who? … Albertans know precious little about the Wildrose Opposition's new leader | Mar 30 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | The new leader of Alberta's Wildrose Party is a man of mystery. We don't even know if he's tall or short, let alone what he really stands for.
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Bringing back the old-fashioned art of letter writing | Mar 30 2015 | Eva Prkachin | We're flipping the script on a secret police bill the government is recklessly forcing through Parliament. Lend us your words.