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|Blog - April 28 Maya Bhullar | The April 2017 #stophateca roundup.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Few hints about coming NDP workplace law reform in minister's speech to Alberta Federation of LabourDavid J. Climenhaga | Alberta’s workplace laws haven’t been significantly changed for about 30 years of Tory rule -- and not because they're perfect. Au contraire!
Blog - The Views Expressed
The Day of Mourning for injured and killed workers was invented by Canada. Now we're killing more workers than anyone.Ed Finn | Canadian workers' deaths and injuries more numerous per capita than in most other developed nations.
|Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog April 27 Maya Bhullar | In 2012, Lawrence Daquan "Day" Davis, a temporary worker, was killed on his first day at work. The film about this case, called A Day's Work, will be screened at Mayworks this year.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed April 27 Ed Finn | Approximately 1,000 Canadians are killed on the job every year, and approximately another million injured despite laws meant to protect them.|
|Blog - On The Other Hand April 27 Penney Kome | English professor championed women in academia, health care and activism.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Good news-bad news for Tory candidate Maxime Bernier as Boston Stranger packs up his carpet bag and heads homeDavid J. Climenhaga | A good news-bad news story for Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier -- Kevin O’Leary was his chief competitor; O'Leary's endorsement isn't going to help.
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 27 Yves Engler | A significant proportion of Israel rally will be from Montréal's 15 Jewish Day schools where the young are taught to support Israeli violence and expansionism|
|Blog - A change is gonna come April 26 Doreen Nicoll | Emergency department visits for opioid poisoning is more than double the provincial average for those 15 to 24 years of age.|
|Blog - Cathy Crowe's blog April 26 Cathy Crowe | Activist group the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty shows that the City is holding back $18 million dollars from homelessness programs.|
|Blog - Child Care Canada Now April 26 Martha Friendly | A recent CBC Cross Country Check Up devoted itself to child-care policy. We unpack multiple interesting and noteworthy points while considering the four that especially stood out.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary April 26 David J. Climenhaga | Conservative Canadian politicians who crossed the border to campaign for Donald Trump should probably be thinking about what to say when the issue comes up in public.|
|Blog - Sarah Miller's blog April 26 Sarah Miller | While the B.C. Liberals try to frame this election around whether we can afford an NDP government, Sarah Miller asks if we can afford another four years of Christy Clark.|
|Blog - David Suzuki April 26 David Suzuki | Grizzlies face growing threats across their North American range, from trophy hunting to habitat destruction, declines in food sources like salmon and whitebark pine nuts, and climate change impacts.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed April 25 Gordon Laxer | Investments in the oilsands have bled red ink since the international oil price crashed in 2014. Seventeen major oilsands projects have been shelved or cancelled.|
|Blog - A change is gonna come April 25 Doreen Nicoll | Stand in solidarity with Haudenosaunee Todd Williams in his peaceful protest against Enbridge.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary April 25 David J. Climenhaga | While supply management gives consumers a quality product at a price that allows local farmers a living wage, the alternative is not cheaper milk, cheese, eggs and poultry.|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 25 Yves Engler | Canadian missionaries aggressively supported colonial officials. 2,500 Canadian missionaries were proselytizing in Africa and Canadian churches raised large sums to support mission stations|
|Blog - Alberta Diary April 25 David J. Climenhaga | Right-wing unification talks are proceeding behind closed doors in Alberta. Where is the promised grassroots process? Nowhere to be seen.|
|Blog - The Journalism Doctor April 22 John Miller | Toronto Star columnist Desmond Cole's campaign against police carding led him to disrupt a public meeting this week. Journalism needs to update its rules.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary April 22 David J. Climenhaga | Catholic education is constitutionally protected in Alberta and Saskatchewan, but nowhere is it written Catholic education must permeate every other subject taught.|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 22 Yves Engler | Many find it easier to imagine the collapse of civilization than the replacement of a transportation and urban planning system based on private cars.|
|Blog - KAIROS Witness April 22 John Dillon | Canada, and not just Mexico, may be in for a rough ride when it renegotiates NAFTA with the United States. When it comes to fighting climate change, however, the ride will be rougher.|
|Blog - Environmental Defence's blog April 21 Keith Brooks, Mark Rowlinson | Ontario's Climate Plan will create jobs. Now Ontario needs to make sure they're good jobs that go to those who need them most.|
Blog - Campus Notes
Centre-right student associations are hiring bogus, expensive audit firms and then firing unionized workersMichael Bueckert | Regressive, centre-right student unions across Ontario have adopted a brand new tactic to pursue their agenda on university campuses: hire dubious audit firms staffed by friends.
|Blog - On The Other Hand April 20 Penney Kome | Alex Jones, Bill O'Reilly and Robert Ailes inspired some of Donald Trump's wildest claims.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Premier Rachel Notley's NDP wins Alberta's first-quarter fundraising sweepstakes, continuing trend from 2016David J.Climenhaga | If the latest numbers show anything it's how much support there is for the NDP, notwithstanding the prevailing narratives on the right and in mainstream media.
|Blog - Alberta Diary April 19 David J. Climenhaga | About the only difference between the Dippers of '17 and the Tories of '71 is that a slightly larger percentage of NDP policy is more than mere rhetoric.|
|Blog - David Suzuki April 19 David Suzuki | Of all the many solutions to global warming and other environmental problems, none is as powerful as people getting together to demand change.|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 18 Yves Engler | UN abuses in Haiti aren't an unfortunate outgrowth of a well-meaning peacekeeping effort. Rather, MINUSTAH was established to consolidate the U.S., France and Canada's anti-democratic policies.|