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Harper sneaks through Canada-China FIPA, locks Canada in for 31 years | Sep 15 2014 | Scott Harris | With China's ratification of the Canada-China FIPA long since signed, sealed, and delivered, Canada's ratification of the deal means it will enter into force on October 1.
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Academics speak out against CCPA audit | Sep 15 2014 | Louis-Philippe Rochon, Mario Seccareccia | After learning that the Canada Revenue Agency is auditing the CCPA on the grounds that it allegedly engages in politically partisan activity, a number of professors have drawn up an open letter.
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Leadership is no rose garden | Sep 15 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | National leaders face horrendous decisions in dealing with crises from ISIS to ebola to Russia's encroachment on Ukraine,
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Stopping Harper's long awaited Iraq War | Sep 15 2014 | Jesse McLaren | Harper wants to bury the memory of Iraq and war resisters, ignore the needs of refugees and find an outlet for tar sands and military spending. But there are alternatives.
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Outgoing Alberta Premier Dave Hancock: 17 years of going along to get along | Sep 15 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Premier Dave Hancock's principal job was to put out political fires. Albertans need to remember he was also part of the team that lit them.
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A degree is the new high school diploma. But who can afford it? | Sep 15 2014 | Jennifer Story | It's accepted wisdom that an undergraduate degree is the new high school diploma -- it's the ticket into the workforce. But that ticket comes at an unrelentingly steep price.
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Freedom of information: A bad joke | Sep 15 2014 | Hans Rollman | A widely publicized Canadian Press experience reveals the serious erosion of our government's democratic accountability. Or really, what government accountability?!
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Urban Outfitters tries to sell vintage Kent State Sweatshirt -- complete with blood splatter and bullet holes | Sep 15 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | The shirt was originally priced at $129.00 USD.
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Nick Jonas’ new song, ‘Jealous,’ declares: ‘It’s my right to be hellish’ | Sep 15 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Possessiveness, obsession, and "hellish" behaviour isn't romantic -- it's a red flag.
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Parliament is back and the fight for votes is on | Sep 14 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The House is in session and politicians will have to deal with actual legislation. Some say such 'substance' doesn't matter; winning votes is all about image. The NDP will try to prove them wrong.
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Indigenous Community is in a state of unrest after the Aboriginal People's Choice Awards | Sep 13 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | The gala was full on pomp, circumstance and achievement last night at the Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards, but there as some First Nations activists who feel different about this type of government
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Calling out whiteness at the Peoples' Social Forum | Sep 12 2014 | Steffanie Pinch | The Peoples' Social Forum in Ottawa had a lot of great things going for it. But some were struck by the overwhelming whiteness of the forum.
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European Commission rejects citizens' initiative on CETA | Sep 12 2014 | Scott Harris | The European Commission -- the executive arm of the EU tasked with negotiating trade agreements, including the Canada-EU CETA and the US-EU TTIP -- rejected a European-wide citizens' initiative.
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Oscar Pistorius knew exactly what he was doing | Sep 12 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide in the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. This means he was found guilty of negligence rather than intent.
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Fighting fracking at its source -- and its destination | Sep 12 2014 | Andrea Harden-Donahue | Much of the anti-fracking activism has focused on stopping it at its source -- but what if we tried to stop it at its destination too?
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Barrick Gold refuses to relocate villagers who suffer murder, rape and house burning | Sep 12 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | Of the over 200 journalists in the Ottawa Parliamentary Press Gallery rabble's Karl Nerenberg was the only one to cover Wednesday's major event on the Hill about Canadian mining in the Pacific.
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Is the EI cut a 'job credit'? Try 'job killer' | Sep 12 2014 | David Macdonald | Yesterday the federal government announced a "Small Business Job Credit." The idea is that small businesses will have a portion of what they paid in EI refunded to them, as a "job-creation strategy."
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Beyond stolen celeb photos: sexism in the surveillance state | Sep 12 2014 | Nora Loreto | Making links between online sexual assault and political suppression through surveillance.
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Call it like it is: 'School Choice' is privatization for B.C. schools | Sep 11 2014 | Lizanne Foster | Does the word 'privatization' strike fear in your heart? That's why the B.C. Liberals are calling it 'School Choice'.
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17th annual Native Child and Family Services Pow Wow will be on Saturday September 27, 2014. | Sep 11 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | I am happy to announce the upcoming Toronto Pow Wow – yes, you heard me right all you Toronto-land-locked, no-car commuters!