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Why the Tory premier attacked the NDP leader: The simplest explanation is the best | Apr 25 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Pollster Lorne Bozinoff Suggests Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley and her New Democrats may have found "a recipe for government." Can they keep it at a boil till May 5?
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Why my Saskatchewan family went vegan | Apr 24 2015 | Colleen Watson-Turner | I am a 60-year-old grandmother living in rural Saskatchewan. Here's why my family and I went vegan.
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Looking beyond its goodies, the budget's economic news is grim | Apr 24 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | The 2015 federal budget contains more than boutique tax and spending measures. It has the government's analysis of the state of the economy. And that analysis is largely negative.
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Winnipeg's rooming house challenge: Lessons from Toronto | Apr 24 2015 | Jovan Lottis | We still have a long way to go in addressing the affordable housing crisis, but as Winnipeg embarks on a difficult journey, we can feel hopeful when we look to other jurisdictions like Toronto.
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No anti-poverty measures in 2015 budget: Minister Joe Oliver avoids any mention of poverty | Apr 24 2015 | Dennis Gruending | Finance Minister Joe Oliver gave a 37-minute budget speech on April 21 and he managed to do it without even mentioning poverty in Canada.
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Local government responsibility and the right to adequate housing | Apr 24 2015 | George Lessard | UN Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha on adequate housing - 16th Meeting, 28th Regular Session HR Council
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Bullet trains are not the answer to Canada's transportation problems | Apr 24 2015 | Ryan Katz-Rosene | In Canada, the idea of introducing bullet trains within the nation's busiest transport corridors is periodically proposed as some sort of magic wand solution to a range of transportation problems.
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Ontario Budget 2015: Throwing everything but infrastructure under the bus | Apr 24 2015 | Hugh Mackenzie | When you look at the numbers, it is clear that everything else -- every other service that Ontarians depend on -- has been thrown under the infrastructure bus.
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Lost and found: What budget language says about government priorities | Apr 24 2015 | Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood | The policies and measures contained in the budget say a lot about the current government's priorities. But the language they use says just as much about what this government really values.
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The double-tongued discourse of Hasbara | Apr 24 2015 | Michelle Weinroth | Hasbara -- Israel's public relations industry -- is a double-tongued discourse, voicing self-pity in one breath and moral terror in another.
The Activist Toolkit's picture
Bill C-51: Week of Education is over. Now what? Here is how to stay tuned in | Apr 24 2015 | Maya Bhullar | In Toronto, join the May Day Rally and March, May 1, Yonge Dundas Sq, 4PM
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Meal planning, vegan-challenge style | Apr 23 2015 | rabble staff | Are you standing there with the fridge door open, wondering how to be vegan today? Well look no further than here for some recipe ideas.
the views expressed's picture
The haunting of Vancouver's toxic crude spill | Apr 23 2015 | Mary Lovell | Vancouver's recent toxic crude spill in English Bay is about more than one person, more than one spill. It is about all of us and what will happen if we continue on this path.
djclimenhaga's picture
Deconstructing tonight's Alberta TV debate in advance | Apr 23 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Tonight, we will have four candidates, three of whom are lawyers , and only one of whom is likely to be in a position to benefit from the wildly unexpected.
Making Waves's picture
Water funding in federal budget a mirage | Apr 23 2015 | Emma Lui | Budget 2015 actually allocates very little to water protection. The massive cuts to water departments and programs overall overshadow what little funding there actually is.
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Drop a bomb to celebrate Earth Day! | Apr 22 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | Make Gaia just a little happier, healthier and more beautiful on her special day, drop some bombs that are going to improve lives.
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Two Alberta Parties, One Guv'nor: In 2015, the only way to protect health care is to vote NDP | Apr 22 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Austerity Party 1 and Austerity Party 2 will both do whatever they can to undermine public health care. The only safe way to protect it in 2015 is to vote NDP.
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Budget 2015: Conservatives making a mockery of working Canadians | Apr 22 2015 | Louis-Philippe Rochon | This budget, full of accounting tricks, will do very little to revive Canada's moribund economy, and it contains far less in terms of good news for working Canadians.
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Canadians 'disappointed and alarmed' by federal government's lack of commitment on climate change | Apr 22 2015 | John Bonnar | Groups demand the government develop a national action plan to stabilize the rise in global average temperatures to below 2°C.
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The curious case of Tom Mulcair: C-51 and the cost of a principled stance | Apr 22 2015 | Ryan Donnelly | Tom Mulcair and the NDP have stood up against Harper's Bill C-51. With support for the bill declining, does this mean support for the NDP is increasing?