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Dec 6 2016 | by Doreen Nicoll | Aboriginal women and girls have been victims of large-scale femicide for the past 150 years.
Photo: Howl Arts Collective/flickr
Dec 6 2016 | by Kate McInturff | Every December 6, we remember the women who lost their lives in the brutal and targeted attack at École Polytechnique. Have we learned from the past?
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Dec 6 2016 | by David Suzuki | One thing governments could do to ensure caribou survive and thrive in the face of development: listen to the people who have shared the area with caribou for countless years.
Chris Alexander
Dec 6 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | Chris Alexander wasn’t waving his finger in time with the chanters, he said yesterday. He was trying to get the crowd to stop. Seriously, I'm not making this up.
Image: Sarah Meghan Mah
Dec 6 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | Student activists and survivors of sexual violence have led the fight for policy development on Canadian campuses for decades. They've won important victories, but the fight continues.
Dec 6 2016 | by Rafe Mair | The Globe's Gary Mason gives Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson hell and, by extension, all of us, for being overly proud and concerned about our coastline and other beauties we cherish, says Rafe Mair.
Anti-Carbon-Tax Rally
Dec 5 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | Saturday's conservative anti-carbon-tax rally got seriously off message -- and the new message it conveyed will be hard for the Wildrose, PC and Conservative parties to shake.
Dec 5 2016 | by Yves Engler | Drawing attention to the Nazi Holocaust and anti-Semitism in Canada today often reinforces, rather than undermines, oppression. This perverse reality was on display in Toronto last week.
Critics says that Justin Trudeau is "disengaged" on nuclear weapons file
Dec 3 2016 | by Dennis Gruending | Canada has voted against a UN recommendation to launch negotiations aimed at prohibiting nuclear weapons. Critics say Justin Trudeau has not "engaged" in the issue.
Image: CPAC
Dec 2 2016 | by J. Baglow | Remember Harper's war on science, data and reason? Looks like the "evidence-based" Liberals are giving us v.2.0.
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Dec 2 2016 | by Vanessa Brcic | The enculturation of fear and hatred helps people avoid confronting suffering with a veil of illusory self-protection.
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Dec 2 2016 | by Doreen Nicoll | "Theatre of Life" brings homeless people, sex workers, refugees, drug addicts and common people together to break bread in a unique dining experience in Milan.
Dec 2 2016 | by Mel Watkins | How about a wall to keep the bearers of bad ideas out?
Ken Noster
Dec 2 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | How the Wildrosers will try to spin these embarrassing circumstances to prove the private sector is always more efficient than the public sector remains to be seen.
Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta
Dec 1 2016 | by Brent Patterson | The Harper government gutted the former Navigable Waters Protection Act and other environmental protections in 2012, which paved the way for major energy project approvals.
Image: Kyle Curlew
Dec 1 2016 | by Kyle Curlew | National controversy flared up after the revelation of pictures from a party held near Queen's University campus where students dressed in racist costumes. But the problem is much deeper.
 Kathleen Wynne's Home Demonstration. Kevin Konnyu//FreeGrassy.net
Dec 1 2016 | by Mark Calzavara | Some of the world's top scientists are refuting claims by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne that attempts to clean up mercury contamination in Grassy Narrows First Nation could make the situations worse.
Photo: IRCOM staff and participants via Policyfix
Dec 1 2016 | by Jill Bucklaschuk | The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) stands out as an exemplary model in the fight to seek sustainable and healthy housing solutions as it builds inclusive communities.
Image: Facebook/Maryam Monsef
Dec 1 2016 | by Michael Stewart | The special committee of MPs tasked with studying electoral reform in Canada released its report today, on schedule. Min. Maryam Monsef's response was a disgrace.
Nuu-chah-nulth people with dugout canoes on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Nov 30 2016 | by David Suzuki | If the government is serious about its commitment to a new relationship with Indigenous peoples, it should set the tone through policies to address historic injustices, such as in commercial fishing.
Image: Canadian Press/Justin Tang
Nov 30 2016 | by Karl Nerenberg | Alberta Premier Rachel Notely was more than happy with Justin Trudeau's approval of the Kinder Morgan project. Tom Mulcair, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, and many others reacted very differently.
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Nov 30 2016 | by Kevin Hurren | Attempts to shrug off the racist party at Queen's denies the real prejudice facing students and graduates of colour every day.
Rachel Notley & Justin Trudeau
Nov 30 2016 | by David J. Climenhaga | Canada's Liberal government has approved two new pipelines from Alberta, saying they wouldn’t have done it without the Alberta NDP’s climate leadership efforts.
Nov 30 2016 | by Doreen Nicoll | It's November 30, the last day of Woman Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario and the sixth day of the United Nations 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence.
Image: Flickr/Marcelo Montecino
Nov 30 2016 | by Gerry Caplan | Cuba's iconic leader led a nation with an economy frozen in the 1950s and captive of the Soviet Union.
Nov 30 2016 | by Independent Jewish Voices |, | by Sid Shniad | A look at the history of anti-Semitism and the different responses to it can point us in the direction of a resolution to this crisis.
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Nov 30 2016 | by Krystalline Kraus | One of the key concerns is demonstrating in the middle of winter, which was the all-too-familiar cause of most Occupy camp shutdowns as temperatures dropped.
Image: Facebook/Maryam Monsef
Nov 30 2016 | by Ehab Lotayef | It seems that the Liberals are looking for ways to trivialize the work of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reform.
Nov 30 2016 | by Bonnie Brayton | There are still no resources to speak of for girls with disabilities facing violence, even though they experience violence at higher rates and more frequently than any other group.
Image: Flickr/Lorie Shaull
Nov 29 2016 | by Shenaz Kermalli | The anti-Trump protests sweeping the U.S., Canada and elsewhere send a pivotal message: "We will not tolerate injustice."