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Blog - Alberta Diary March 22
At right, Calgary-Fish Creek PC MLA Richard Gotfried (from his Facebook page).
David J. Climenhaga | There is part of a long tradition in Alberta politics of dubious Russian political metaphors. PC MLA Richard Gotfried is the latest politician to yield to this temptation.
Blog - A change is gonna come March 22
Water bottles
Doreen Nicoll | Water is a human right. It should never be commodified. It must be held in trust for the public good.
Blog - David Suzuki March 22
"I don't believe in Global Warming" on a wall. Climate change denial by Banksy
David Suzuki | In this "post-truth" era of infinite information, it's difficult to get a good grasp on many subjects, let alone one as complex and massive as global warming.
Blog - Pembina Institute March 21
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Karen Tam Wu | An open letter to the mayor and council of the city of Richmond in British Columbia.
Blog - Hill Dispatches March 21
Photo: CPAWS, hunter from Fort McPherson on Peel River (public domain)
Karl Nerenberg | Yukon First Nations took the territorial government to court over its betrayal of a commitment to protect the Peel watershed. The case will establish a precedent for many other Indigenous groups.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada March 21
Michelle Weinroth | On the 70th anniversary year of the UN Partition Plan for Palestine, Michelle Weinroth looks past the myths to expose the truth behind this patently unjust deal for the Palestinians.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog March 21
Maya Bhullar | Advice from an arts educator, a school teacher, a youth and an artist.
Blog - The Views Expressed March 20
Image: Flickr/Premier of Alberta
Nick Falvo | This year's inaugural effort has resulted in a relatively short document that seeks to lay the foundation for what future Alberta budgets might look like.
Blog - Campus Notes March 20
Image: Copyright-free from Pexels
Alana Cattapan | Job-seeking academics have come to think that the elusive tenure-track position is worth any amount of sacrifice. And institutions are exploiting this desire to the hilt.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 19
David J. Climenhaga | Kenney won leadership in the first ballot on Saturday. His victory will push the provincial party even further to the right.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 18
David J. Climenhaga | Kenney's pending victory as Alberta PC leader another attempt on Manning's part to Unite the Right in Wild Rose Country.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 17
Image: Twitter/AlthiaRaj
Yves Engler | At the party's first leadership debate last weekend there wasn't a single foreign policy question despite a host of contentious recent party positions on international affairs
Blog - Alberta Diary March 17
Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | It was Budget Day in Alberta and the sense of relief in the halls of the Legislature was palpable, again.
Blog - On The Other Hand March 17
IAEA experts at Fukushima
Penney Kome | Japan's melted-down nuclear plants are the globe's most urgent and most intractable crisis.
Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog March 16
Gerry Caplan | Re-education is great and everything, but we should expect more from our judges.
Blog - Hill Dispatches March 16
Photo: Canadian Shield, by Karl Nerenberg
Karl Nerenberg | During the last election campaign, the Trudeau Liberals promised an ombudsperson to keep tabs on Canadian extractive industry companies operating abroad. They have not yet acted on that promise.
Blog - Liz Kessler's blog March 16
 Image: Wikimeida Commons/Michael Anderson
Liz Kessler | Kids with learning disabilities will be the first to suffer from larger classes.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 15
Wildrose Party Leader Brian Jean (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | If Wildrose Leader Brian Jean fights for the leadership of a combined right-wing party in Alberta with Jason Kenney, could he win?
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 15
Image: OlestC/flickr
Yves Engler | One hundred years ago today a popular revolt ousted the Russian monarchy. Six thousand Canadian troops invaded in response.
Blog - David Suzuki March 15
  David Suzuki tests the green waters of the Hart River.
David Suzuki | On March 22, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the Peel watershed case. A positive ruling could not only protect the Peel, but also the rights of First Nations in future land-use planning.
Blog - Pulpit and Politics March 14
Dennis Gruending | Just four of the 14 Conservative leadership candidates could be said to be fit for office. None of them are likely to win, however.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 14
Alberta Labour Minister Christina Gray at March 13, 2017, news conference (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's labour laws haven't been meaningfully updated since 1988, but the NDP government plans consultations before introducing needed changes.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 14
Image: Flickr/Joe Catron​
Yves Engler | "Charitable" JNF teaches children an exclusive, religious and ethnic nationalism while promoting war.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 14
Alberta Labour Minister Christina Gray (Image: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | First contract compulsory arbitration: will the Alberta NDP enact even that sensible and nearly universal reform? We have no idea.
Blog - Liz Kessler's blog March 13
Image: Flickr/Jason Devaun
Liz Kessler | I have learned, almost unconsciously, that I have to fight almost constantly for people to listen to what I have to say or take my ideas seriously.
Blog - Hill Dispatches March 13
Karl Nerenberg | While the 14 Conservative leadership candidates squabble and attack each other, the four NDP aspirants agree on most issues.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 12
Chrystia Freeland
David J. Climenhaga | The fact the Foreign Affairs Minister tried to pass off her grandfather's history, which we now know to be true, as Russian disinformation should concern us all.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog March 10
Maya Bhullar | What did we do? Stand up! Fight back!
Blog - Hill Dispatches March 10
Image: Flickr/davehuehn
Karl Nerenberg | The first NDP leadership debate takes place on Sunday. There are four strong, experienced candidates. Their task will be to demarcate the party on the political map.
Blog - Open Media's blog March 10
Meghan Sali | The public has lost confidence in trade processes that put the interests of corporate lobbyists before people. But there's a way back from the brink.

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