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Oct 30 2014 | by Shauna MacKinnon | Our city would be well served if Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth, inner-city and urban youth, Elders and other adults had an opportunity to come together at Circle of Life Thunderbird House.
Oct 30 2014 | by Krystalline Kraus | I remember the fire of such campaigns as Idle No More, the round dances under the snowflakes and pale light of the setting sun. I remember when we cared about Innu youth and the homeless.
Oct 30 2014 | by Krystalline Kraus | Bring your scariest climate-change themed costume and get ready for a climate action "spook-tacle" at city hall.
Oct 30 2014 | by Linda Leon | Please don't vote for regressive Bill S-6, “An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and the Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface" -- Northerners deserve better.
Oct 30 2014 | by Joanne Wright | Jian Ghomeshi is framing himself as the good soldier who is entitled to a private sex life. However, this case seems to be more about masculine entitlement and self-defining masculinity.
Shin Imai, Justice and Corporate Accountability Project, Osgoode Hall Law School
Oct 30 2014 | by Jennifer Moore | Inter American Human Rights Commission sees through gaping holes in Canada's CSR Strategy for Mining Sector Abroad
Oct 30 2014 | by J. Baglow | Let's not force "culture" either way. A Halloween example of getting it wrong.
Oct 29 2014 | by Karl Nerenberg | In the wake of last week's events, the Conservatives are planning to bring in legislation giving the police and the spy agency more power to combat terrorism. Does the actual threat justify that plan?
Photo: Iouri Goussev/flickr
Oct 29 2014 | by Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians is concerned by the increasing pattern of surveillance under the Harper government of social movement groups, including our own organization.
Oct 29 2014 | by Meghan Murphy | As it Happens spoke with a woman on the CBC today about her experience with Ghomeshi, who she claims punched her repeatedly in the head.
Oct 29 2014 | by Michael Butler | This morning, numerous health organizations across Ontario called on the provincial government to ban medical tourism
Photo: Vianney (Sam) Carriere/flickr
Oct 29 2014 | by Kirsten Bernas | There is some good news in the Province's recently released second annual All Aboard report, which tracks poverty and social exclusion in Manitoba. However, it's clear that much more needs to be done.
Oct 29 2014 | by Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood | By manipulating the numbers, the oil industry is trying to put a positive spin on a non-story. If there's a benefit to the Canadian economy from the oil sands, you won't find it in the job market.
Oct 29 2014 | by Mercedes Allen | Peter LaBarbera returns to Canada, and his copy of Sodom, the Russian anti-LGBT documentary, is seized. I review it, and yes, it is triggery.
Image: Tobias Klenze / Public Domain
Oct 29 2014 | by Alex Mierke-Zatwarnicki | UBC students just made quorum at a general assembly for the first time in 40 years -- to protest the massive tuition and residence hikes introduced by the administration with virtually no warning.
Photo: Tony Webster/flickr
Oct 28 2014 | by Stephen Kimber | In the wake of the events in Ottawa, we can't give in to the everything-is-changed-forever-and-we-must-change-everything-forever hysteria. We need to remain calm and Canadian.
Oct 28 2014 | by Scott Harris | The longer talks on the TPP stretch on, the more pressure there is to show some progress and to ultimately seal the deal. The question remains what countries like Canada will be willing to sacrifice.
Oct 28 2014 | by John Miller | He's a brilliant interviewer, but his judgment in real life has been his undoing
Yara Abbas: the young Syrian journalist murdered by ISIS forces
Oct 28 2014 | by Eva Bartlett | The corporate media has inundated us with news of two American journalists allegedly beheaded. But what of the non-Western journalists and civilians who met identical fates?
Oct 28 2014 | by David Suzuki | Federal regulators want to approve a new pesticide, flupyradifurone. That would be bad for bees and people. We need to stop contaminating the environment with neonics and other systemic pesticides.
Image: Flickr/Mehr Demokratie
Oct 28 2014 | by Gerry Caplan | Thank heavens Germany finally blew the whistle on this CETA scam, says Gerry Caplan.
Oct 28 2014 | by Elisha Allensen | So, unions aren't allowed to endorse candidates in elections, but media outlets are? That doesn't seem fair.
Photo: Matana_and_Jes/flickr
Oct 27 2014 | by Keith Reynolds | The issue is about more than tax dollars, it is about the services those tax dollars provide. And lower taxes don't always mean either better government or happier citizens.
Security outside Parliament
Oct 27 2014 | by Geoffrey Stevens | We don't like politicians who play partisan politics with security issues. We try to keep a sense of perspective.
Oct 27 2014 | by Alexandre Boulerice | MP Alexandre Boulerice has launched an initiative to gather feedback from the public on the Parliament Hill shooting. Find out how to participate.
Oct 27 2014 | by Meghan Murphy | Jian Ghomeshi is fired from the CBC on account of abuse allegations. He claims the BDSM relationships he was engaged in were "consensual" and a "human right."
Oct 27 2014 | by Lizanne Foster | We need to stop seeing environmental destruction and low wages as the only way to build a viable economy.
Oct 27 2014 | by Jesse McLaren | Harper claims his "thoughts and prayers" are with the soldiers killed last week, but he sending more troops to die in Iraq while cutting their pensions amidst rising suicides.
Oct 27 2014 | by Krystalline Kraus | Nom Nom Gag Nom
Oct 27 2014 | by Vasily Koltashov and Boris Kagarlitsky | Russia's liberals are scrambling to reach accomodation with NATO and the West, at nearly any price, including Russian sovereignty.