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Canada's lobbying tars EU climate legislation | Dec 18 2014 | Andrea Harden-Donahue | The European Parliament has narrowly voted to allow a weakened Fuel Quality Directive -- a modest climate measure to reduce emissions from transport fuel by six per cent by 2020 -- to proceed.
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Danielle Smith's conduct and the mass Wildrose defection must be seen as character issues | Dec 18 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith has left a trail of devastation in her wake that suggests a lack of empathy for co-workers, rivals and now her own supporters.
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TISA leak reveals U.S. demands would impact net neutrality, data protection | Dec 18 2014 | Scott Harris | A new leak of U.S. proposals to the ongoing Trade In Services Agreement reveals that U.S. negotiators are seeking sweeping obligations that would lift restrictions on data storage and other rules.
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First Nation disappointed by NAFTA commission decision on wild salmon | Dec 18 2014 | Brent Patterson | Between 1994 and 2012, 80 complaints have been filed with the Commission on Environmental Co-operation. Eighty-five per cent of those submissions have been dismissed or terminated.
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Canadian indie publisher: Gerbil Meets Mouse | Dec 18 2014 | Lauren Scott | Gerbil Meets Mouse is a Canadian children's book publishing company that publishes books specifically about gerbils, that aim to bring certain social issues to light in a fun and relatable way.
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Playing Secret Santa this year? Why not try Crypto Santa? | Dec 18 2014 | Bob Chandler | Here's a fun way to learn about how Internet anonymity tools like the Tor Project work!
PolicyNote's picture
B.C. still has one of the highest poverty rates in Canada | Dec 17 2014 | Trish Garner | The latest poverty statistics were released by Statistics Canada last Wednesday, and the data once again shows that British Columbia has one of the highest poverty rates in Canada.
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Harper supports divisive and aggressive attacks on unions | Dec 17 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The Senate has passed Bill C-525. It will make it harder to hold a union certification vote. Bill C-377 is still before the Senate. It forces excessive and discriminatory reporting burdens on unions.
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On Camille Cosby’s coping mechanisms: I blame the patriarchy | Dec 17 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Camille Cosby essentially says her husband, Bill Cosby, is the real victim. As wrong as that is, I can't help but feel sorry for her a little bit.
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Right to water recognized in historic judgement by Mumbai High Court | Dec 17 2014 | Madhuresh Kumar | The struggle for access to water by people living in India's slums got a major boost by a Mumbai High Court judgment which held that it is the responsibility of the government to provide water to all.
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Economics 101: Questioning conventional economics as we know it | Dec 17 2014 | David Pringle | Complex realities necessitate complex policies at a time when we are confronted with the confounding challenges like climate change and growing income inequality. Is conventional economics enough?
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Goliath vs. Goliath | Dec 17 2014 | Eva Prkachin | Leaked emails reveal that Sony, the MPAA, and other large studios are concocting a plan to censor the Internet.
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Say it ain't so, Danielle! Bulk of Wildrose caucus commits ritual political suicide | Dec 17 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | It was conceded openly by the principal characters in today's "unification" drama that this scheme has been in the works at least for several weeks, possibly longer.
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Friends close; enemies closer? Rumours abound Wildrose is about to return to PC mothership | Dec 16 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Say it ain't so, Danielle! This could bring to an end one of the most entertaining and interesting periods in Alberta political history.
PolicyNote's picture
A B.C. Human Rights Commission and mental health | Dec 16 2014 | Marina Morrow | In B.C. there is currently no organization that consistently monitors legislation, policy and standards regarding the human rights of persons living with a mental illness.
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Lima ends with weak deal, countdown begins for Paris climate summit | Dec 16 2014 | Brent Patterson | A weak and disappointing five-page agreement was reached by the 194 countries present at the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) 20 climate summit in Lima, Peru.
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Are Canadian politicians up to the challenge of a falling loonie economy? | Dec 16 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | Dropping oil prices and a falling dollar are supposed to be good for the manufacturing sector. Do Canada's politicians have the wisdom to craft sound policies to respond to the new economic realities?
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Looking back on the Blue Dot Tour and ahead to the New Year | Dec 16 2014 | David Suzuki | We're starting a conversation about Canada's future and the importance of caring for each other and all that keeps us alive and healthy: clean air, fresh water, nutritious food and diverse ecosystems.
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Prentice Government takes Alberta from boom to bust in one weekend, breaking all records | Dec 16 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | The sum of Friday's and yesterday's Siamese twin press releases seems for Alberta civil servants to be "the beatings will continue until morale improves!"
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Why does Anonymous need to be anonymous? | Dec 16 2014 | Stephen Kimber | Late last week, Anonymous Maritimes, an apparent branch plant of the leader-less worldwide network of Internet "hacktivists" issued its latest YouTube manifesto.