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It's time for a national postal bank in both Canada and the United States | May 24 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | We now live in the 21st century, a digital age, and it's time to recognize access to fairly priced banking service as a human right.
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Oil profits, pipelines and the human cost of regulatory capture | May 24 2016 | Bruce Campbell | Regulatory capture exists where regulation is routinely designed to benefit the private interest of the regulated industry at the expense of the public interest.
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We frown on smiles! The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is unhappy to learn public-sector workers are happy | May 22 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | There is a price to our country of having more Canadians in public employment, and there is a price to having fewer so employed. Only one is worth paying.
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Uber ride sharing in Mississauga in trouble | May 22 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | The city has banned ride-sharing companies but left the door open for future legislation
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NDP moves to rein in Tory patronage and boondoggles in Alberta's ABC Sector | May 20 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Bill 19, introduced in the Legislature by Finance Minister Joe Ceci, will allow the government and people of Alberta to know how much board executives are actually paid!
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With terror-obsessed corporate airwaves, it falls to social media to share human stories of EgyptAir victims | May 20 2016 | Dalia Thamin | The human cost of the recent EgyptAir disappearance over the Mediterrenean gave way to continuous experts' speculations about whether a bomb or cockpit sabotage was the reason for the crash.
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Emotional and gendered labour, 'moderate' Muslims and Indigenous child poverty: What's new in the news | May 20 2016 | Emily Blake | Highlights from the best blog posts of the week.
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A new era in independent media | May 19 2016 | Kim Elliott | rabble has achieved a remarkable milestone: 2016 marks our 15th anniversary!
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If Wildrose Party can't unite right on its terms, maybe there's another way to skin that particular cat | May 19 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | If Alberta's Wildrosers can't get the word "Conservative" into their party's name by hook, perhaps they can do it the other way.
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Ontario seeks to crush criticism of Israel through a BDS campaign of its own | May 19 2016 | Nora Loreto | Tim Hudak and Mike Colle's epic overreach in Bill 202 cannot pass.
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Manitoba ranks highest for Indigenous child poverty | May 19 2016 | Cora Morgan | A new study out Tuesday finds that Manitoba has the highest number of on-reserve First Nations children in poverty in the country. This number is rising and the situation is getting worse.
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Big Oil doesn't want us to point fingers after Fort Mac fire because it knows where they'd point | May 19 2016 | Scott Vrooman | Silence on climate change perpetrators doesn't benefit victims, it benefits fossil fuel corporations.
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Trudeau's actions contradict his pledge to respect Parliament | May 19 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | Physically intervening to usher an opposition MP to his seat, and, in the process, shoving another MP, was not the sort of respect for Parliament Trudeau promised.
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Corporate media isn't reporting on climate change. And it's killing us | May 19 2016 | Nick Fillmore | Our aging newspapers and private TV networks are doing little to inform Canadians in a meaningful way about the dramatic changes in the climate that are already altering life in this country.
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What makes sense for pill presses in Alberta doesn't make sense for firearms: Discuss | May 18 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's new pill-machine-control law, enthusiastically supported by conservatives of all stripes, goes farther than oft-reviled Canadian "gun grabbers" ever proposed. Explain.
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Burundi threatens to become another Rwanda as world turns away | May 18 2016 | Gerry Caplan | So far, it seems that Justin Trudeau's government will ignore Burundi. But a proactive role by Canada on the plight of Burundi surely makes good sense as it tries to get back on the Security Council.
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If developers can bend zoning bylaws in Halifax, why can't citizens? | May 18 2016 | Stephen Kimber | If it's become acceptable for developers to apply to bend municipal planning strategy, should it not be just as possible for ordinary citizens to seek similar exceptions in the public interest?
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Wanted: One spy agency whistleblower | May 18 2016 | Scott Vrooman | And with this limited-time offer, I'll make it worth your while.
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UN women's commission a daunting and enlightening experience | May 18 2016 | Marney Cuff | Reporting on my experience at the UN CSW60 has proven to be a most daunting, yet enlightening, experience.
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Former AUPE president Dan MacLennan elected to party post to get Alberta Liberals back on radar | May 17 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | I don't know if Dan MacLennan has the power to jolt Alberta's Liberals back to life. But if I were an organizer for any other party, I'd sure worry about that.