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Sep 3 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | It is a horror that Immigration Minister Chris Alexander did nothing to help a desperate Syrian family, who had relatives in Canada. But that indifference is not new.
Sep 3 2015 | by Raluca Bejan |, | by Santiago Escobar | There is a clear need to evaluate our law making and law producing system vis-à-vis these ready-made ideas of 'corporate veil', 'corporate identity' and 'corporate separateness.'
Photo: Tech. Sgt. Sean Worrell/DVIDSHUB/flickr
Sep 3 2015 | by Yves Engler | In 1966 Ghana's Canadian-trained army overthrew President Kwame Nkrumah, a leading pan-Africanist who was dubbed "Man of the Millennium" in a 2000 poll by BBC listeners in Africa.
Image: Newspaper Club/flickr
Sep 3 2015 | by Keith Reynolds | The Supreme Court of Canada describes freedom of information legislation as a pillar of our democracy in Canada. Over the years, however, this pillar of democracy has seen its base chipped away.
Image: Flickr/Province of British Columbia
Sep 3 2015 | by Lizanne Foster | I wish I could get excited about the new curriculum from the B.C. Ministry of Education, but I can't help but think of the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Joseph McCarthy
Sep 3 2015 | by David J. Climenhaga | Wildrose Leader Brian Jean won't repudiate offensive allegations made in a Chinese-language election brochure distributed in the Calgary-Foothills byelection.
Photo: Alexandre Normand/flickr
Sep 3 2015 | by Seth Klein | Which opposition party, with a potential to win the election, has the better platform when it comes to tackling climate change and inequality? Seth Klein weighs the parties on these core issues.
Image: Flickr/Alex Guibord
Sep 3 2015 | by Nora Loreto | Canada is no longer a welcoming nation for refugees. Many Canadians are now realizing just how bad it's become.
Prasad Panda
Sep 2 2015 | by David J. Climenhaga | Wildrose Leader Brian Jean owes it to Albertans to actively repudiate his candidate's language in the strongest terms possible.
Photo: Yasmeen/flickr
Sep 2 2015 | by Iglika Ivanova | The dip in GDP is what's making the headlines, but there are three other trends in the new data released by StatsCan that suggest the economic slowdown is here to stay.
Photo: flickr/ Canada 2020
Sep 2 2015 | by Nora Loreto | Was the use of the word "austerity" in French but not in English indicative of the Liberals' campaign strategy in Quebec?
Image: Facebook/Ryan Leef
Sep 2 2015 | by Lewis Rifkind | Ryan Leef, the incumbent Conservative Party MP for the Yukon, performed a citizen's arrest on a Yukoner who was vandalizing his re-election signs.
Photo: KMR Photography/flickr
Sep 2 2015 | by David Macdonald | Does the fact that we're in recession mean we can finally focus on the non-recovery of the job market or the fact that jobs are far more precarious than they have been in years? Let's hope so.
Image: North Atlantic Right Whale button produced by the Council of Canadians
Sep 2 2015 | by Mark D'Arcy | Why would TransCanada start borehole drilling just as whales and migratory birds are coming into the Bay of Fundy in increasing numbers in August and September?
Image: Flickr/YoungDoo M. Carey
Sep 2 2015 | by Martha Friendly | It's pretty stunning to recognize that Canadian family life has experienced massive social change but that things haven't really changed when it comes to responsibility for child care.
Sep 1 2015 | by Louis-Philippe Rochon | So it's official. We are in a recession. So what can we do to grow out of it? Under current conditions, not much.
Frustration! Bev Sykes on Flickr
Sep 1 2015 | by Suzanne Smythe | What we need in this election is for someone to articulate a vision of digital inclusion that goes beyond the digital management of populations and attends to the digital rights of all Canadians.
Photo: flickr/ frankieleon
Sep 1 2015 | by Nora Loreto | The recession in and of itself isn't as important as other economic indicators that show how well people are doing.
Sep 1 2015 | by Roger Annis | The government which came to power in Ukraine on Feb. 21, 2014 in Ukraine is now reaping the whirlwind of its coup as extreme-right forces riot against timid decentralization proposals.
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Sep 1 2015 | by Gerry Caplan | It seems that before our very eyes, the two opposition parties are exchanging some of their most distinguishing stripes.
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Sep 1 2015 | by Yves Engler | Counterintuitive as it is, especially to those of left-wing persuasion, generally the less public space in a neighbourhood, the more pleasant it is. And the less of a toll it puts on the planet.
Pug reading book
Sep 1 2015 | by Laura Brightwell | A summary of the last week and my response to it.
Photo: Alex Guibord/flickr
Sep 1 2015 | by Stephen Kimber | We do need to close what has become a $123-billion infrastructure gap. But the longer-term answer is to equal the tax playing field, so corporations pay their fair share too.
Sep 1 2015 | by Iglika Ivanova | The problem with Canada's tax system today isn't that average Canadians are paying too much tax, but that high-income Canadians and profitable businesses are paying too little.
Photo: flickr/ Still_life88_second
Sep 1 2015 | by Michele Biss | Poverty in Canada is a crisis. Homelessness is a national emergency. Coordinated, comprehensive action is long overdue.
Sep 1 2015 | by Brent Patterson | Opposition is mounting as TransCanada is on the verge of drilling boreholes on the floor of the Bay of Fundy for its proposed Energy East export terminal in Saint John.
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Sep 1 2015 | by Vivian McCaffrey | To move negotiations forward, the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has adopted a work-to-rule campaign that puts pressure on school administration and has minimal impact on students.
Sep 1 2015 | by David Suzuki | As world leaders prepare for the December UN climate meeting in Paris, Canadians must impress upon all those who hope to govern us after October 19 the importance of making a positive contribution.
Joe Ceci
Sep 1 2015 | by David J. Climenhaga | "The previous Conservative governments weren't able to balance Alberta's budget in five of the last six years when oil was averaging about $90 a barrel" -- NDP Finance Minister Joe Ceci.
Photo: GotCredit/flickr
Sep 1 2015 | by Angella MacEwen | Deficits are left wing and balanced budgets are right-wing austerity, right? Not so fast. "Deficits good vs. deficits bad" discourse misses the whole host of choices that go into budgeting.