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Jim Prentice
Feb 11 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | Never one to fumble an opportunity to fumble an opportunity, former Alberta premier Jim Prentice is the belle of the ball again, this time at a Washington think-tank.
Photo: Council of Canadians blog
Feb 11 2016 | by Diane Connors | Members and leaders of nations from around the country came together to share and hear stories, to learn from each other about climate change impacts and to work on ways forward.
Feb 11 2016 | by What's Left Editors | The latest edition of What's Left this week looks at unions and precarious work, bridging the digital divide, Canada's housing crisis and the TPP.
Photo: AJ Batac/flickr
Feb 11 2016 | by Scott Price | Ride-sharing service Uber wants into the Winnipeg taxi market. But looking past the marketing facade, Uber isn't innovative or inevitable.
Image: Bear Mountain Wind Park near Dawson Creek, B.C.
Feb 11 2016 | by Stephen Hui | Pembina Institute to host series of four webinars during consultation period.
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Feb 11 2016 | by Matt Fodor | After the disastrous showing in the last federal election, the NDP must again undergo a real soul-searching. Luckily, there is plenty to learn just south of the border.
Svea Vikander, feign illness or a boyfriend
Feb 11 2016 | by Svea Vikander | As former CBC talkshow host Jian Ghomeshi goes to trial for four counts of sexual assault this month, Canada is forced to confront attitudes about sex, consent and the validity of victims' stories.
Council of Canadians Map of Energy East Pipeline
Feb 11 2016 | by Brent Patterson | Last week, the mayors of the 22 biggest cities in this country met and the Energy East pipeline was on the agenda. Where do the mayors stand on the issue?
Feb 11 2016 | by Roger Annis | CBC's The Current does a rare report on Crimea and totally botches it.
Svea Vikander, University of Toronto
Feb 10 2016 | by Svea Vikander | As former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi goes to trial for four counts of sexual assault this month, Canada is forced to confront its attitudes about sex, consent and the validity of victims' stories.
Brian Jean
Feb 10 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | Clearly, a key goal of Brian Jean's version of the unification project is to merge Alberta's two conservative parties on Wildrose terms.
Image: Council of Canadians blog
Feb 10 2016 | by Brent Patterson | There is a growing wall of Indigenous opposition to the Energy East pipeline.
Image: Twitter/@gazaybo
Feb 10 2016 | by John Soos | A remarkable first-hand account of a psychologist tasked with training Palestinian therapists to treat PSTD in a live war zone.
Feb 10 2016 | by Scott Vrooman | Despite what some in Alberta argue, we don't rely on the oil industry for survival. We rely on a stable climate.
Deepa Mehta presented to the University of Calgary's Department of Communication
Feb 10 2016 | by Penney Kome | The iconic filmmaker's latest feature, a stylish Beeba Boys gangster thriller, riles some South Asian communities.
Photo: Charlotte Tai/flickr
Feb 10 2016 | by Molly McCracken | Increased income, educational programs and northern food subsidies need to work hand in hand if the food security crisis in Manitoba is to be overcome.
Image: Flickr/Gage Skidmore
Feb 10 2016 | by Gerry Caplan | Yet the excitement he's been generating regularly across the U.S. was never once triggered by the NDP during all those election months last year. New Democrats await their Bernie still.
Feb 10 2016 | by Colter Louwerse | For Dion to lecture Palestinians about "violence" and "peace" while his country assists in Israel's systematic undermining of the latter and escalation of the former is outrageous and shameful.
Svea Vikander, waitressing
Feb 9 2016 | by Svea Vikander | As former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi goes to trial for four counts of sexual assault this month, Canada is forced to confront its attitudes about sex, consent and the validity of victims' stories.
Feb 9 2016 | by Renfrey Clarke |, | by Roger Annis | Political phrasing on the left and on the right labels today's Russia an "imperialist" country. Is this accurate? Does it matter having an accurate appraisal of Russia's social and economic formation?
Image: YouTube
Feb 9 2016 | by Michael Stewart | Most Canadians seem to believe that Ghomeshi assaulted the women now accusing him before the courts. But just as many seem to agree that the "credibility" of these truth-telling women is shot.
Susan Elliott
Feb 9 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | If Brian Jean is the groom, his Wildrose Party strategists must know the more time that passes, the worse he'll look to the potential PC bride.
Photo: Tanya/flickr
Feb 9 2016 | by Stephen Kimber | Since we've been talking about seniors' pharmacare, perhaps it's time to change the modifier and resume a longstanding conversation about universal pharmacare.
Feb 9 2016 | by Erin Wunker | Gender needs to remain a central focus in humanities education for the simple reason that the humanities project is fundamentally an unfinished project.
Image/Wikimedia Commons
Feb 9 2016 | by David Suzuki | The grizzly bear trophy hunt is a sport like dogfighting, cockfighting and bullfighting are sports -- maybe worse.
Quito Maggi
Feb 8 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | A poll has identified a significant flow back to the PCs, presumably among centre-right voters, plenty of whom supported Rachel Notley's NDP last May.
Image: Nice People (2015)
Feb 8 2016 | by Cathryn Atkinson | A new documentary captures the story of the Somalian national bandy team, built in Sweden.
Image: Flickr/Neeta Lind
Feb 8 2016 | by Laura Landertinger | Equal funding within a fundamentally unjust system cannot lead to justice. If the problem is colonialism, then the answer is decolonization.
Svea Vikander, I don't always meme
Feb 8 2016 | by Svea Vikander | As former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi goes to trial for four counts of sexual assault this month, Canada is forced to confront its attitudes about sex, consent and the validity of victims' stories.
Svea Vikander, metro
Feb 7 2016 | by Svea Vikander | As former CBC talkshow host Jian Ghomeshi goes to trial for four counts of sexual assault this month, Canada is forced to confront its attitudes about sex, consent, and victims' stories.