Blog - Mickleblog May 22
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Rod Mickleburgh | Once a radical, now government negotiator, Peter Cameron faces off against the B.C. Teacher's Federation during acrimonious contract talks. Rod Mickleburgh writes that he knew him when.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg May 22
J. Baglow | The Ontario Court of Appeal, in a shameful decision upholding the extradition of Canadian citizen Hassan Diab, has made us all vulnerable.
Blog - Behind The Numbers May 22
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Kaylie Tiessen | When it comes to businesses in Ontario, there's one thing missing from the election platforms of Ontario's three main party leaders: an acknowledgement that tax cuts don't work.
Blog - Common Frontiers May 22
Raul Burbano | The annual human rights impact assessment on the Canada-Colombia FTA does little to meet its obligation to analyze the effects of Canadian investment on human rights in Colombia.
Blog - Alberta Diary May 22
Jim Prentice
David J. Climenhaga | Jim Prentice officially became a candidate for the Alberta PC leadership today. His promises were uplifting enough -- but vague, and short on details.
Blog - Enter Up Left May 21
Holly Adams | Arts Education is a part of personal and community peace, growth, change... you name it. Celebrate it this week and learn some more!
Blog - Bound but not gagged May 21
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Kaitlin McNabb | Spartacus Books' time in the DTES has sadly come to an end. While the collective remains hopeful for its new location, this serves as a timely reminder of gentrification in Vancouver.
Blog - Economic Democracy May 21
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Gary Engler | We should take away power from the greedy minority and share it amongst all of us. A good name for such a system is economic democracy.
Blog - Alberta Diary May 21
David J. Climenhaga | No matter what the premier of Alberta says, issues of travel, expenses and secret taxpayer subsidized apartments for leaders really are issues of character.
Blog - Hill Dispatches May 21
Karl Nerenberg | NDP MPs housed Parliamentary staff in Montreal and elsewhere. Other parties want to make this into a scandal. Not much there; except, perhaps, for what NDPers said to the Clerk of the Commons.
Blog - David Suzuki May 20
David Suzuki | Public transit has become an election issue in Ontario. Politicians should know that it's a wise investment that spurs economic productivity, protects the environment and improves quality of life.
Blog - Making Waves May 20
Emma Lui | You may remember on World Water Day the Council of Canadians sent prime minister hopefuls Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair letters asking them their positions on key water issues.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 20
Michael Butler | A group of Council of Canadians activists, local residents, allies and First Nations blockaded the access road to an exposed section of Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline Tuesday morning.
Blog - Activist Communiqué May 20
Krystalline Kraus | Join us in community to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and on the path of decolonization towards a world free of global oppression!
Blog - Activist Communiqué May 20
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Krystalline Kraus | Yesterday, a New York court found Cecily McMillan guilty of second degree assault for deliberately elbowing New York police officer Grantley Bovel during an Occupy raid.
Blog - David Bush's blog May 20
David Bush | It is impossible to say with certainty what the electoral outcome of Ontario's election will be. However, the political outcome is far easier to discern: after the election there will be shift right.
Blog - Activist Communiqué May 20
Krystalline Kraus | They have pledged to remain on site for, “at least twelve hours, one hour for every thousand anomalies Enbridge has reported to exist on the line.”
Blog - How they play the game May 20
Ontario ballot box
Geoffrey Stevens | Voters are disgusted with all the options, and pollsters are bewildered and chasing their tails. With the electorate so uncertain, the leaders' debate on June 3 assumes unprecedented importance.
Blog - Behind The Numbers May 20
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Simon Tremblay-Pepin | The day following his election as Premier of Quebec, Philippe Couillard ordered a report on the state of the province's public finances. This unusual procedure led to the usual conclusion.
Blog - Policyfix May 20
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Gabriel Bako | Unions must begin to reflect the workforce they're looking to organize, and young people and unions must come together to find ways for a new organizing model that is successful.
Blog - Alberta Diary May 20
Dominique M. Gross
David J. Climenhaga | That Italian Mortaldella sandwich on the menu with crisp garden vegetables on freshly baked artisanal focaccia? It's nothing but stale bread and baloney.
Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog May 19
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Gerry Caplan | Hudak and Harper and Ford, oh my! Would Ontario really inflict such a neocon dystopia on themselves? In a province where Ford's re-election has not been laughed off, anything is possible.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog May 19
Steffanie Pinch | The Vancouver School Board's proposed trans* policy is just the latest example of how important gender-neutral bathrooms are.
Blog - Hill Dispatches May 19
Karl Nerenberg | Ontario NDP Leader Horwath precipitated an election over a budget with which many NDP supporters agree. Trudeau's federal Liberals joined Harper's troops to attack Mulcair's NDP on a tiny thing. Why?
Blog - Hill Dispatches May 18
Karl Nerenberg | Nigeria's history explains why it is so troubled now. It may be the economic giant of Africa, but it still cannot educate a good part of its population, or control fanatical and violent elements.
Blog - The Whole Picture May 18
Tania Ehret | A film that delves into the lives of individual women, part of the Raging Grannies.
Blog - Alberta Diary May 18
Doug Horner
David J. Climenhaga | Jim Prentice picked up his nomination papers to general rejoicing in Tory circles on Thursday, presumably the sort of thing that is now big news here in Alberta.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog May 17
Roger Annis | New facts on the rise of fascism in western Ukraine; new developments in the working class rebellion in the east.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog May 16
Roger Annis | With vital backing from Canada, the U.S. and Europe, the governing regime in Kyiv, Ukraine is on the offensive against a social rebellion in the east of the country.
Blog - Activist Communiqué May 16
Krystalline Kraus | Ontario's new plan for clearcut logging at Grassy Narrows looms.