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Aug 28 2016 | by Doreen Nicoll | Women’s Habitat opened its doors in Etobicoke in 1978. Since then, this emergency shelter has been busy expanding the essential ways it helps women and children.
Stephen Harper
Aug 27 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | It's a pity, really, there's so little for former PMs in this country to do after they leave office other than collect their generous Parliamentary pensions.
Aug 26 2016 | by Emily Blake | rabble bloggers continue to bring informed takes on Canada's tops news stories! Here are some of the best blog posts of the week.
Aug 26 2016 | by Independent Jewish Voices Canada | After being defamed by the Vancouver Sun in one of the most reckless editorials you could imagine, Independent Jewish Voices Canada responds.
Aug 26 2016 | by Ruth Coustick-Deal | Recent leaked Impact Assessment shows the European Commission intend to push ahead with link tax and ignore public consultation process.
Aug 26 2016 | by rabble staff | Canada Post could be the hub of the next economy -- an innovative, zero-carbon network that provides energy needs, farm-to-table delivery and local, low-cost postal banking.
Image: Flickr/andrewarchy
Aug 26 2016 | by Krystalline Kraus | While the G20 Summit occurred in 2010, the issue still is not settled more than five years later.
Aug 26 2016 | by Roger Annis | For the past year, Turkey has been waging a brutal internal war against its Kurdish population. Now it has carried that war into Syria.
Image: Flickr/BCGovPhotos
Aug 26 2016 | by Lizanne Foster | Fifteen years of cuts to education funding means that there are many public schools where parents are wondering about whether to include the following on their shopping list for school supplies.
Rachel Notley
Aug 25 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | A poll last week put the NDP in the lead in Alberta. Total words devoted to the development by mainstream media: 32.
Image: Twitter/@M_Tol
Aug 25 2016 | by Phillip Dwight Morgan | If we're going to use the terms "progressive," "liberal" and "radical" we need to start holding people accountable for their actions rather than simply allowing them to be progressive by default.
Sarah Hoffman
Aug 25 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | A year ago, Alberta's health minister told media she had seen no evidence the previous government's plan to further privatize medical lab services was in the interests of Albertans.
Aug 25 2016 | by Linda Leon | Linda Leon returns to her blog, with an open letter to Rona Ambrose on the subject of negative politicking.
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Aug 25 2016 | by Robin Browne | Brazil's former colonial capital Salvador reflects the nation's complex past -- and present.
Aug 25 2016 | by Scott Vrooman | In which Scott Vrooman finally outs himself as a Kremlin agent.
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Aug 25 2016 | by Mel Watkins | It's hard for a non-American to make any criticism of America that hasn't been made by an American.
Aug 24 2016 | by J. Baglow | The "burkini" ban should be seen for what it is: an ugly intersection of racism and misogyny.
Image: Flickr/Shreyans Bhansali
Aug 24 2016 | by Gerry Caplan | So before summer's over, please shell out a couple of hundred bucks to your favourite NGO. And get angrier about obscene inequality. You won't be sorry.
Photo by @onefemalecanuck
Aug 24 2016 | by Yves Engler | The primary public use of "anti-Semitism" today is to denigrate those defending a people facing the most aggressive ongoing European settler colonialism.
Photo: Tom Flemming/flickr
Aug 24 2016 | by Stephen Kimber | Dalhousie University is ponying up $300,000 USD to cover the cost for nine of the province's best and brightest (and richest) to attend an "entrepreneurship acceleration program" at MIT. Why?
Photo: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: Corporate/flickr
Aug 24 2016 | by Armine Yalnizyan | Contract talks currently underway between Unifor and the Big Three U.S. auto manufacturers raise the old question: does Canada really need an auto industry, especially now that Mexico is a magnet?
Aug 23 2016 | by Meghan Murphy | The reason Kim Kardashian says she isn't a feminist is because she's not -- liberals should think about why that is.
Image via Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Aug 23 2016 | by Mark Calzavara | In the middle of a severe drought in southern Ontario, bottled water giant Nestle is buying up more groundwater sources and now has permits to remove over 20 million litres of water per day.
Aug 23 2016 | by Katy Anderson | Here in Canada, none of the Big Three wireless providers even offer unlimited data as an option -- and that's simply not fair. Now is the time to end data caps in Canada.
Cornucopia community garden in Calgary's Inglewood neighbourhood. Photo: Tavis F
Aug 23 2016 | by David Suzuki | Incorporating food production into ever-expanding urban areas makes cities more liveable and enhances the natural systems that keep us alive and healthy.
Aug 22 2016 | by Marie Aspiazu | As the TPP grows weaker in the U.S. major uncertainty revolves around its successful ratification. But is it too early to throw confetti? Let's take a look at where the 12 signatories stand.
The memorial to the Soviet soldiers who died conquering the city of Berlin in 19
Aug 22 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | NATO's top soldier lets it slip there's no evidence the Russians pose any threat to the three Baltic Republics. So what are Canadian soldiers doing there?
Aug 19 2016 | by Emily Blake | Each week rabble.ca bloggers bring you insightful pieces on the stories behind the nation's headlines.
Aug 19 2016 | by Nick Fillmore | The IOC and COC are unaccountable organizations who are happy to lavish themselves with gifts and money while amateur athletes struggle to make ends meet.
Image: Flickr/Premier of Ontario Photography
Aug 19 2016 | by Fred Hahn | Can Ontario's premier admit she was wrong when she rammed through privatization of Hydro One?