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Orange the world to end gendered violence | Nov 25 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | Today is the official launch of the United Nation's Orange the World Campaign! People around the world are encouraged to orange their world in a show of support to end gendered violence.
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10 things to know about the challenges of ending homelessness in Canada | Nov 25 2015 | Nick Falvo | In 2008, Calgary became the first Canadian municipality to publicly commit to "ending homelessness." Read on for more points about ending homelessness in Canada.
Brent Patterson's picture
UN climate summit may be used to greenwash Canada's tar sands | Nov 25 2015 | Brent Patterson | Is it possible that the COP 21 climate summit could be used as a moment to promote the tar sands and export pipelines?
the views expressed's picture
After Paris, a Canadian in Flanders hopes for another 'Christmas Truce' | Nov 25 2015 | Craig Gibson | A personal essay of a Canadian touring the battlegrounds of the Great War while Paris, and the world, recovers from terror.
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Strengthening the heart of Ontario universities with good academic jobs | Nov 25 2015 | Brynne Sinclair-Waters, Graeme Stewart | Ontario needs to invest in our universities to boost the number of professors and academic librarians, and to ensure that every academic job is a good job.
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Hello Canada? This is London calling! … and we're mildly confused | Nov 25 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | We're going to talk this morning to a nutty blogger in Western Canada! What could possibly go wrong?
Wayne Roberts's picture
Trudeau's government to grab right end of the food stick | Nov 25 2015 | Wayne Roberts | Trudeau's public mandate letter to Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay is arguably one of the most tantalizing declarations about food policy anywhere in the world.
Roger Annis's picture
Right-wing extremists in Ukraine blow up electricity lines to Crimea, government blockades road cargo | Nov 25 2015 | Roger Annis | Extemists in Ukraine mounted a food transport blockade against Crimea on Sept 20 and now have bombed electricity lines. The Ukraine gov't gives quiet backing. Does Canada's new gov't notic or caring?
policyfix's picture
Manitoba's shrinking economic inequality: Who's keeping score? | Nov 25 2015 | Lynne Fernandez | Could the Manitoba government do more? Absolutely. Is there room for criticism? No doubt. But let's play fair.
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Want to get serious about climate change? Here's a 12-point plan for Canada's new federal government | Nov 25 2015 | Marc Lee | With the Paris climate conference only days away, a Canadian climate action strategy is now urgent and overdue.
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A renewed commitment to end violence against women | Nov 25 2015 | Rachel Warden | Today women in Canada and the Global South are calling for an end to the daily violence against women everywhere, in all its forms.
Skimber's picture
Calling out a case of racial injustice at Shoppers Drug Mart | Nov 24 2015 | Stephen Kimber | There are still many unanswered questions about what Shandell McNamara calls "the most humiliating experience of my life."
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Even though so few have read it, the TPP may already be in the books | Nov 24 2015 | Gerry Caplan | Opinion on the TPP is seriously split between the corporate and progressive worlds. What in the world are thoughtful Canadians to believe? What should Canada do?
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Canada's oceans matter, at the Paris climate talks and beyond | Nov 24 2015 | David Suzuki | It's refreshing to see constructive recommendations for ocean issues, and to see the federal government respond positively. Let's hope we've entered a new era in caring for the health of our oceans.
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Sudden death of young PC star Manmeet Bhullar in road accident stuns Alberta legislature | Nov 24 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | If the May 5 Alberta general election was a catastrophe for the Tories, Manmeet Bhullar emerged as one of its few bright lights afterward.
policyfix's picture
National Housing Day: A profile of Winnipeg's WestEnd Commons | Nov 24 2015 | Jess Klassen | In recent history, housing in Canada hasn't been a hopeful topic. Despite these odds, Winnipeg can boast a hopeful housing story in the case of WestEnd Commons.
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Leaders should set targets for both gender and emissions at Paris climate talks | Nov 24 2015 | Danny Glenwright | When disaster strikes (and it increasingly does, thanks to climate change) women and children are 14 times more likely to die.
Doreen Nicoll's picture
Decent work is getting harder to find in the non-profit sector | Nov 24 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | Precarious employment has become standard practice in the not for profit sector and is not only adversely affecting the lives of workers.
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Friday the 13th | Nov 23 2015 | Ehab Lotayef | You need not give the order to be guilty, all you need do is... Hate
Brad Hornick's picture
Don't be fooled: Mike Hudema's support for Rachel Notley contradicted by other Greenpeace sentiments | Nov 23 2015 | Brad Hornick | When it comes to climate action, there is still a deep split between the mainstream and grassroots environmental movement.