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Doug Horner and Dave Hancock
Aug 20 2014 | by David J. Climenhaga | This government is bleeding in the water and even the normally docile Press Gallery sharks are starting to circle a little closer.
Candidates Prentice, McIver & Lukaszuk
Aug 19 2014 | by David J. Climenhaga | Cut through the verbiage, and there was very little to separate any of the candidates on genuinely important issues other than how to run AHS.
Aug 19 2014 | by Greg Macdougall | Overwhelming information? Visceral connection? Niching? Fostering community? Organizing?
Image Wikimedia Commons
Aug 19 2014 | by Bruce Campbell | Ten areas of regulatory failure relevant to the actions Montreal Maine and Atlantic -- whose train derailed and exploded causing 47 deaths and untold suffering for the citizens of Lac-Mégantic.
Photo: flickr/Giuseppe Milo
Aug 19 2014 | by Bahija Réghaï | Is there any hope that our Prime Minister will pause in his sideline cheer leading for Israel long enough to act constructively on behalf of Gaza's wounded children?
Aug 19 2014 | by Samantha Nock | Adapted from a presentation which took place at the 2014 F Word Conference, an annual feminist academic conference held at UBC on the unceded, traditional and ancestral lands of the Musqueam People.
Aug 19 2014 | by Meghan Murphy | A recent study out of London shows that heterosexual teen boys are pressuring girls into having anal sex, despite the fact the girls don't enjoy it.
Image: Facebook/Frank Magazine
Aug 19 2014 | by Stephen Kimber | Parker Rudderham, the Cape Breton businessman who owns Frank Magazine, has invoked the new cyberbullying law to sue a woman and son Twitter team. Is that what the law was meant to do?
Aug 19 2014 | by Boris Kagarlitsky | Ukraine's war in the east of the country has reached a bloody standoff and is sparking a deeper radicalization of self-defense forces.
Aug 19 2014 | by David Macdonald | For the first time ever, corporate Canada is hoarding more cash than the national debt.
Image: Flickr/Council of Canadians
Aug 19 2014 | by Andrea Harden-Donahue | Energy East crosses waterways that supply drinking water to millions of Canadians, From Battle River, Alberta to the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick. All of these would be at risk if Energy East spills.
Aug 19 2014 | by Catherine Caron | Les chemins d’une résistance cohérente ancrée à gauche sont exigeants et conflictuels, et chose certaine, le chemin se fait en marchant ensemble.
Aug 19 2014 | by David Suzuki | What can you say about “leaders” who choose to ignore the best available evidence to the detriment of the people they are elected to represent?
Image: Facebook/Matthew Dadpour
Aug 18 2014 | by Joanne Naiman | Since Israel’s attack on the mostly helpless people of Gaza, increasing numbers of Jews here in Canada and around the world are raising their voices
Aug 18 2014 | by Michael Butler | Changes to patent protection in CETA will cost our public health care system between $800 million to $1.7 billion annually.
Aug 18 2014 | by J. Baglow | Ferguson, Missouri, is a microcosm of a deeply divided USA. For some, there will never be equality and justice.
Aug 18 2014 | by Svetlana Tsiberganova | A young Ukrainian laments the troubling descent of left and liberal politics in Ukraine.
Aug 18 2014 | by Linda Leon | From Israel's assault on Gaza to attacks on refugees in Canada, Stephen Harper's Conservatives are masters of nasty wedge politics. Penny for your thoughts, Ryan?
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Aug 18 2014 | by Geoffrey Stevens | New Angus Reid poll puts Harper's poularity ratings in a league with Vladimir Putin's. Can Harper change that? Does he care?
Image: Flickr/Rusty Stewart
Aug 18 2014 | by Gerry Caplan | People around the world twist themselves into knots figuring out where they stand on the latest Israeli-Hamas clash. Yet none of it makes the slightest difference to the future of Israel and Palestine
Aug 18 2014 | by Susan Wright | Is Jim Prentice's statement that giving away free memberships to the PC Party (aka paying for them himself) democratic true or truth-y?
Aug 18 2014 | by Holly Adams | Fight conferences. Fabulous for everyone.
Justin Trudeau
Aug 18 2014 | by David J. Climenhaga | We're well past a return to good manners and an end to Internet anonymity, I’m afraid. Our political party leaders need protection.
Aug 17 2014 | by Krystalline Kraus | This is your chance to go stand on Parliament Hill and make mean faces at Stephen Harper…
Chief Judy Wilson
Aug 17 2014 | by John Haggerty | Last night, the "On to Ottawa" Caravan finished its second day by reaching Calgary. Along the way, we've made many stops, joining gatherings and protests on the road to Ottawa.
Aug 17 2014 | by Michael Stewart | What is happening right now in Ferguson strikes at the heart of North America's most powerful trauma: racism. And the mainstream media is pulling out all the stops to make sure we forget about it.
Aug 17 2014 | by Gary Shaul | Call-out to the Peoples' Social Forum: We need game-changers. Proportional representation is one of them.
Strikers Board the Train
Aug 16 2014 | by John Haggerty | Early Friday morning, the Western Canadian "On to Ottawa Caravan" kicked off its journey as a B.C. delegation left Vancouver on route to the Peoples' Social Forum. The beginnings of the caravan are mo
Aug 16 2014 | by Roger Annis | CBC and the rest of mainstream, western media is feeding disinformation rather than providing fact on the July 17 crash of MH17
Neil Brown
Aug 16 2014 | by David J. Climenhaga | Thanks but no thanks! If he wins the Alberta Tory leadership, Jim Prentice may want to lead the party from the sidelines for a spell, rather than run in a suicidal by-election.