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Tracking the distributional impacts of B.C.'s carbon tax | Nov 26 2014 | Marc Lee | Because lower-income groups spend a greater share of their income on energy, any carbon tax is regressive. But that regressivity depends on what you do with the revenues, and can be compensated.
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OCAP members occupy city building, demand safe space for women and trans people | Nov 26 2014 | John Bonnar | Five OCAP members occupied the building, demanding action on shelter occupancy and that the City fulfill its stated promise to open a 24 hour women and trans people`s drop-in.
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Collapse of rickety Wildrose coalition could be a bad-news/good-news story for Alberta NDP | Nov 26 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Rachel Notley's task is to get enough Albertans who are fed up with the PCs' sins and not yet ready for an increasingly extreme Wildrose Party to rally round the NDP.
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Could a corporation use CETA investor-state to challenge the consequences of its criminal actions? | Nov 26 2014 | Brent Patterson | Integrity Framework regulations state that companies convicted in Canada or internationally would be disqualified from bidding on Public Works contracts. Could these rules open the door to lawsuits?
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Wildrose Party endures its cruelest day as two MLAs quit to join PC government | Nov 25 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Perhaps a day will come when former Wildrose MLAs Kerry Towle and Ian Donovan regret crossing the floor yesterday. That said, it will take a certain ingenuity for them to re-rat.
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Nova Scotia tax breaks borrow from Common Book of Corporate Prayer | Nov 25 2014 | Stephen Kimber | Will "rewarding risk-takers, dreamers, doers and builders" really boost entrepreneurship and investment, or just fund more winter golfing vacations?
PolicyNote's picture
It's time to seriously tackle child poverty | Nov 25 2014 | Iglika Ivanova | One in five B.C. children lives in poverty. This is the sobering finding of the 2014 BC Child Poverty Report Card released on November 24.
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When a woman is no longer silent | Nov 25 2014 | Chantal Bilulu | For Héritiers de la Justice, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is a great opportunity to empower Congolese women to speak out about sexual violence and to awaken their fellow sisters.
karl nerenberg's picture
Who gets the $$ for food in the North -- big business or hungry people? | Nov 25 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The Auditor General included the Northern Nutrition program in his fall 2014 report. He found major problems in the program the Conservatives set up three years ago.
David Suzuki's picture
Clean drinking water should be a human right in Canada | Nov 25 2014 | David Suzuki | Shoal Lake 40 First Nation sits on Winnipeg's main drinking water supply, but the community has been on a boil-water advisory for decades. This is a national shame and must be resolved immediately.
Canadian Youth Climate Coalition's picture
Canadian Youth Delegation's Open Letter to Government // Lettre ouverte au gouvernement canadien | Nov 25 2014 | Aleah Loney, Alex Cool-Fergus, Brenna Owen, Bronwen Tucker, Katie Perfitt, Kelsey Mech, Megan Van Buskirk | This open letter by the CYD has been signed by over sixty environmental non-profits, labour groups, and youth organizations, calling on the Government of Canada to take action on climate change.
Brent Patterson's picture
Win! Ontario government strengthens position on Energy East pipeline | Nov 25 2014 | Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians is pleased that Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne has agreed with the Quebec government on stringent conditions for the proposed Energy East pipeline project.
Behind The Numbers's picture
A generation of broken promises: The 2014 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Nova Scotia | Nov 25 2014 | Christine Saulnier | Will our governments heed the evidence of the last 25 years, re-commit themselves to ending child poverty, and most important of all, take concrete action to keep the promise this time?
Krystalline Kraus's picture
Indigenous rights activist, Grey Cloud, arrested for singing honour song when Keystone XL pipeline failed to pass | Nov 25 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | On November 19, 2014, the Senate blocked the bill that would have seen the pipeline continue, just shy of one vote to pass at 59-41.
Environmental Defence's picture
Why we want to pop Canada's carbon bubble | Nov 25 2014 | Keith Brooks | On November 27, 6 p.m., Environmental Defence and the Pembina Institute are hosting a free public talk about Canada's carbon bubble. Come join us.
J. Baglow's picture
Sundown Nation: America laid bare in Ferguson | Nov 25 2014 | John Baglow | What just went down in Ferguson is far worse in its way than Jim Crow. Back then, the lines were clearly drawn for all to see. Now everything is blurry.
Feminist Current's picture
Cabinet to proceed with legislation criminalizing johns in Republic of Ireland | Nov 25 2014 | Meghan Murphy | The Republic of Ireland joins a growing number of countries opting to criminalize the purchase of sex.
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Anti-rape messaging offends Whistler bros | Nov 24 2014 | Meghan Murphy | The Howe Sounds Women's Centre has had to come up with a new campaign after Whister bar owners claimed Don't Be That Guy posters "made some people feel uncomfortable."
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Safe Spaces for ALL in Toronto | Nov 24 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | November 25th marks one year since we launched the demand for 24 hour women and trans drop-in spaces following the brutal sexual assault of a homeless woman twice in one night at Dundas and Sherbourne
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WTF? Canada votes against UN resolution condemning glorification of Nazism! | Nov 24 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Canadians deserve to know: Is the government of Canada against the glorification of Nazism, or not?