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Brian Jean & Derek Fildebrandt
May 29 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | Realistically, Derek Fildebrandt, the MLA kicked out of the Wildrose Party Caucus yesterday, doesn't have much choice but to grovel to get back in.
Image: CPAC
May 28 2016 | by Paniz Khosroshahy | Canadians may be ready to move on from #elbowgate, but for Canadian women, the effects will be felt for a long time.
Derek Fildebrandt
May 28 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | Prominent Alberta Opposition MLA suspended one day after controversy over attack on Kathleen Wynne in Alberta Legislature.
Image: Wikimedia Commons
May 28 2016 | by Sarah Beuhler | As Israel takes a sharp turn to the right, Canadian Jews worry about growing authoritarianism at home and abroad.
May 27 2016 | by Krystalline Kraus | Grassy Narrows youth, traditional drummers, mercury survivors, and a thousand supporters are converging downtown on Thursday June 2.
Photo: flickr/APEC 2013
May 27 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | The Conservatives meet in Vancouver and hear their outgoing leader boast that he has bequeathed them a party in great shape, poised to return to power. When Liberals gather we can expect sunny ways.
New Town restaurant in Chinatown, Vancouver, B.C.
May 27 2016 | by Justin Kong | If the labour movement in Canada is to remain relevant and keep its ability to push progressive politics it needs to take organizing and supporting immigrant workers much more seriously.
Buddy Ebsen
May 27 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | The thing is, the man named Jed -- a poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed -- exuded a certain kindly decency. Not so the Wildrosers in Alberta’s Legislature.
Image: Twitter/@cardusca
May 27 2016 | by J. Baglow | Kevin Vickers had no business attacking a non-violent Irish protester on Irish soil. It was the act of a bully. He needs to be recalled.
Image: ronaambrose.com
May 26 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | On Stephen Harper, Jason Kenney and #SmockDoc: Tobacco is bad for your health. Climate change is real. Just sayin'!
May 26 2016 | by Bilan Arte | Trudeau promised to invest $50 million per year in a federal fund that supports Indigenous post-secondary students. Instead, the Liberals invested no new funding.
Image: Twitter/RTE
May 26 2016 | by Michael Stewart | Canadians' social media feeds are lighting up with praise for the ambassador who tackled a man peacefully protesting British imperialism -- in Dublin. Not the most diplomatic response.
May 26 2016 | by Chris Cheung | Simon Fraser University offers field course in linguistics to preserve the Haida language.
May 26 2016 | by Scott Vrooman | Muscular government measures won't be problem-free, but they're unfortunately the only option we're left with.
Photo: flickr/Canada 2020
May 26 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | The prime minister is getting huge support on social media, where the opposition are worms (and worse) for slowing him down. Let's hope it does not go to his head.
Image: Wikimedia Commons
May 26 2016 | by Nick Fillmore | Nick Fillmore recalls some of the great names in North American journalism over the past few decades -- and how the landscaper of corporate media has changed.
Image: Flickr/Mychaylo Prystupa
May 26 2016 | by Seble Samuel | If Canada is so called "back" on climate change, it is clear that the Trans Mountain pipeline must be left behind as a relic of the sunset fossil fuel industry.
Judy Rebick
May 25 2016 | by Judy Rebick | rabble.ca is 15 years old this year. Founder Judy Rebick looks back at the early days of rabble and shares her views on rabble's role now and in the future to providing a voice for new movements.
Image: Flickr/bcgovphotos
May 25 2016 | by Rafe Mair | Rafe Mair is none too happy about the NEB pipeline approval process that Justin Trudeau promised to overhaul -- but didn't.
Shannon Phillips
May 25 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's climate policy debate may truly be a case where your best friends are your worst enemies and your worst enemies your best friends!
Photo: Jimmy Emerson, DVM/flickr
May 25 2016 | by Stephen Kimber | Perhaps the most intriguing news from Nova Scotia's Province House this spring has been the tentative flowering -- finally -- of a real opposition to the McNeil government.
Image: Facebook/Nour el Sherbini
May 25 2016 | by Dalia Thamin | Four of the top 10 best women squash players in the world are Egyptian Muslims -- but such feel-good stories never make the Western press.
Image: Behind the Numbers
May 24 2016 | by Bruce Campbell | Regulatory capture exists where regulation is routinely designed to benefit the private interest of the regulated industry at the expense of the public interest.
May 24 2016 | by David Suzuki | Agroecology appears to be a better way to feed humanity than doubling down on industrial agricultural, from many angles.
St. Albert, Alberta, Post Office
May 24 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | We now live in the 21st century, a digital age, and it's time to recognize access to fairly priced banking service as a human right.
May 24 2016 | by Yusur Al Bahrahni | Despite the challenges that Palestinian participants face, Palestinian women all came together to break the barriers of discrimination against women and gender inequality.
May 22 2016 | by Krystalline Kraus | The city has banned ride-sharing companies but left the door open for future legislation
Aaron Wudrick
May 22 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | There is a price to our country of having more Canadians in public employment, and there is a price to having fewer so employed. Only one is worth paying.
May 20 2016 | by Emily Blake | Highlights from the best blog posts of the week.
May 20 2016 | by Dalia Thamin | The human cost of the recent EgyptAir disappearance over the Mediterrenean gave way to continuous experts' speculations about whether a bomb or cockpit sabotage was the reason for the crash.