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The Views Expressed

The Views Expressed here showcase a variety of progressive voices from critics, writers, thinkers and activists across Canada. You'll find ideas and commentary on politics, cultural happenings, activist actions and more! Submissions can be sent to [url=mailto:editor@rabble.ca]editor@rabble.ca[/url]. The [i]rabble.ca[/i] editorial team promises to read them all, and publish our favourites.
Blog - The Views Expressed March 23
Image: PMO/Adam Scotti
Russell Diabo | Despite the charming style of Prime Minister Trudeau and the apparent kindness of his Cabinet ministers, Russ Diabo advises First Nations to look for substantive changes in federal policy and law.
Blog - The Views Expressed March 20
Image: Flickr/Premier of Alberta
Nick Falvo | This year's inaugural effort has resulted in a relatively short document that seeks to lay the foundation for what future Alberta budgets might look like.
Blog - The Views Expressed March 7
Omar Khadr
Kathleen Copps | If the Liberal government is serious about combating Islamophobia, they should award long-denied justice to those in Canada's Muslim communities whose freedoms were sacrificed for the "war on terror."
Blog - The Views Expressed March 3
Libby Davies | The new leader will need to demonstrate their ability to position the NDP as the clear choice of progressive Canadians and the strongest opposition and alternative to right-wing populism.
Blog - The Views Expressed March 2
Image: PMO/Adam Scotti
Dru Oja Jay | Building strong social movements -- and campaigning for a Liberal minority government in 2019 -- could be progressives' best chance at building a better Canada.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 27
James Hutt | Canada has begun to acknowledge its history of brutal colonization, but has been slow to recognize the legal rights of self-determination.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 27
Ishani Weera | The Academy Awards started out as a union-busting sham.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 24
Ken Billings | The Central Experimental Farm (CEF) in Ottawa is a 1055-acre open-space jewel in a modern metropolis. The government is trying to parcel it out to developers.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 24
Paul Barrett | When Black people are killed by the police, white Canada has a ready script of liberalism, multiculturalism, and Canadian fairness that serves to silence any discussion of race and racism.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 21
Cheryl Thompson | Mainstream feminism espouses to speak for and on behalf of all women, but essentially speaks for and on behalf of white, middle-class, cis-gendered and able-bodied women.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 21
Christina Gray | Now, more than ever, there's an imperative need to raise our voices, be present, and stand up for our rights to be free, equal, and inclusive of all people regardless of faith, race, or ethnic origin.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 20
Caroline Biotteau | One would expect Quebec politicians to be guarded with respect to relations with the Israeli government. This could not be more wrong.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 16
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Vibhor Garg | U.S. President Donald Trump has a long, complex and mutually profitable relationship with the WWE and its billionaire owners, Linda and Vince McMahon.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 10
Image: Twitter/@RealDonaldTrump
Nahla Abdo | All U.S. presidents, including Obama, have taken part in wars attempting to bring the Middle East to heel. Now it is Trump's turn.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 10
Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui | The six men murdered by a white nationalist in their place of prayer became ironic victims of the very label that the media and public use to condemn them: terrorist.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 9
Nelson Mandela, terrorist
Caroline Biotteau | Terrorism is more or less some form of violence used against civilians for ideological purposes. Unless the government is OK with it.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 9
Image: PMO/Adam Scotti
Greg Squires | Trudeau's about-face on electoral reform and massive deficits will likely cost him the soft conservative and left vote that delivered a majority in 2015.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 2
Image: Facebook/Soldiers of Odin
Caroline Biotteau | After a white, male Quebecker enamoured with Trump and the alt-right murdered six people in a mosque Sunday evening, it took many by surprise. It shouldn't have.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 2
Image: PMO/Adam Scotti
Emilie Taman | Promises to fix child care, maternity leave, and pensions that treat women fairly have all been broken -- and can't be forgotten because the PM has a nice tweet game.
Blog - The Views Expressed January 30
Image: Facebook/Kellie Leitch
Thomas Woodley | The Islamophobic policies and sentiment Kellie Leitch and Stephen Harper introduced into Canadian politics set the stage for Sunday night's horrific attack.
Blog - The Views Expressed January 23
Samaah Jaffer | rabble's B.C. Editor Samaah Jaffer addressed some 15,000 people who came out to the Women's March in Vancouver to oppose the new misogynist in the White House.
Blog - The Views Expressed January 20
New minister for democratic reforms Karina Gould and PM Trudeau
Kelly Carmichael | Here’s how the new Minister of Democratic Institutions, MP Karina Gould, can chart a successful path forward.
Blog - The Views Expressed January 18
Image: Facebook/Arthur Manuel
Arthur Manuel | The world lost a fierce Indigenous warrior, philosopher and writer this month when Art Manuel passed. Here he is at his best.
Blog - The Views Expressed January 5
Image: PMO/Adam Scotti
Greg Squires | Justin Trudeau appears increasingly unaware of the pressure western democracies are facing from right-wing populism.
Blog - The Views Expressed January 4
Image: Flickr/Dank Depot
Paul Meinema | The Canadian cannabis industry is poised to become a significant player in our economy. That future must include comprehensive workplace safety and labour rights for every worker.
Blog - The Views Expressed January 4
Image: CPAC
Rudayna Bahubeshi | The much-criticized electoral reform consultation process has gone far too fast and got the important parts wrong. Even so, there's still time to fix it.
Blog - The Views Expressed January 3
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, 2013
Benjamin Diepeveen | Opponents of the right to medically assisted death have been active at the provincial level. In Ontario, their efforts have taken the form of a new variation on an old theme: conscientious objection.
Blog - The Views Expressed January 2
Image: Facebook/Broadbent Institute
D'Luxe Brown | The Broadbent Institute issued a bold challenge to change the white liberal songbook if we're going to tackle racism and sexism after a Trump victory. But will it follow its own advice?
Blog - The Views Expressed December 16
Image: Flickr/Caellie Frampton
Nick Falvo | Housing policy would benefit from a socioeconomic perspective that remains mindful of both macroeconomic factors and factors pertaining to Canada's social welfare system in general.
Blog - The Views Expressed December 9
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Jeff Morrison | We have an opportunity between now and the unveiling of the 2017 budget to ensure that the housing needs of Canada's most vulnerable peoples are prioritized in the National Housing Strategy.

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