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| May 25, 2012
Accountability, transparency, democracy

It’s been an important week for Quebec student protesters, and we had lots of coverage in our blogs section! Ethan Cox discusses a poll which was released Tuesday with encouraging results for protesting students, and on Thursday he argues again that if you go by the numbers, students are winning. Plus, be sure to visit Christopher Majka’s post from Thursday, where he engages with Margaret Wente’s suggestion Quebec students are entitled and greedy. Read it so you have a comeback.

There were also demonstrations in Chicago on Saturday May 19, where Canadians joined global protests against NATO. John Bonnar has video! Watch the Canadians in action; hear some of the activists give speeches and make arguments. 

David Suzuki’s May 2 blog heralded environmentalism’s failure. On Wednesday, Raffi published a response. Read it for a detailed analysis of what went wrong and where we go now. 

The Democracy Watch Blog pointed out some loopholes in recommended changes to Federal Lobbying regulations. 

The second part of Krystalline Kraus’s examination of Gerry McNeilly’s report on police behaviour during Toronto’s 2010 G20 meetings outlines important omissions. (Here’s part one).  

For quick and handy reference, Derrick O’Keefe neatly outlines eight reasons Canadians should be apologizing for Harper.

You probably know by now that The Globe and Mail’s online content is going to start to cost you. Check out yesterday’s Rabble staff blog post for a few reasons why you might consider supporting Rabble instead. It’s membership funding drive season until June 6!

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