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Why are Dalhousie University students carrying costs for governments and CEOs? | Aug 24 2016 | Stephen Kimber | Dalhousie University is ponying up $300,000 USD to cover the cost for nine of the province's best and brightest (and richest) to attend an "entrepreneurship acceleration program" at MIT. Why?
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The business case for investing in Canada's auto industry | Aug 24 2016 | Armine Yalnizyan | Contract talks currently underway between Unifor and the Big Three U.S. auto manufacturers raise the old question: does Canada really need an auto industry, especially now that Mexico is a magnet?
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With a world in peril, where do our charitable donations have the most clout? | Aug 24 2016 | Gerry Caplan | So before summer's over, please shell out a couple of hundred bucks to your favourite NGO. And get angrier about obscene inequality. You won't be sorry.'s picture
Opportunity is knocking: Let's end data caps in Canada | Aug 23 2016 | Katy Anderson | Here in Canada, none of the Big Three wireless providers even offer unlimited data as an option -- and that's simply not fair. Now is the time to end data caps in Canada.
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Nestle buys more groundwater as drought rages on in Southern Ontario | Aug 23 2016 | Mark Calzavara | In the middle of a severe drought in southern Ontario, bottled water giant Nestle is buying up more groundwater sources and now has permits to remove over 20 million litres of water per day
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How much food can cities produce? | Aug 23 2016 | David Suzuki | Incorporating food production into ever-expanding urban areas makes cities more liveable and enhances the natural systems that keep us alive and healthy.
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If there's no Russian threat to the Baltics, why are Canada's soldiers there again? | Aug 22 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | NATO's top soldier lets it slip there's no evidence the Russians pose any threat to the three Baltic Republics. So what are Canadian soldiers doing there?
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Rio, homelessness, Colten Boushie, Tinder and journalism: What's new in the news? | Aug 19 2016 | Emily Blake | Each week bloggers bring you insightful pieces on the stories behind the nation's headlines.
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Four things to know about women and homelessness in Canada | Aug 17 2016 | Sadie McInnes | It's time we pay attention to the unique experience of homeless women, and also take into account other identity-based barriers to housing and services that women face.
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The spirit of Berta Cáceres: The power and playful defiance of Indigenous women at the World Social Forum | Aug 17 2016 | Rachel Warden | I had the honour of accompanying a group of Indigenous women and organizations to the World Social Forum, and felt like I was in the presence of the spirit of Berta Cáceres.
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Foundering ferry deal leaves Nova Scotia holding the purse | Aug 17 2016 | Stephen Kimber | As a new ferry sails through the same passenger-challenged, money-losing storm en route to the same subsidized disaster, should the premier still be unconditionally committed to it?
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Peasants are making a comeback | Aug 17 2016 | Wayne Roberts | A conference of rural sociologists at Ryerson brings back to life a hot debate on the past and future of peasants. The future may be hiding in a bush.
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Madonna and David Beckham, favela dwellers | Aug 17 2016 | Robin Browne | Afro-Brazilian favela dwellers now have rich foreign neighbours -- but you have to look closely to see them.
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Clyde River Inuit fight to protect territory and livelihoods from Big Oil | Aug 16 2016 | David Suzuki | Inuit hunters have observed altered migration patterns of some species, and reported horrific damage to the internal organs of seals and other animals exposed to underwater seismic blasts.
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The case for Elizabeth May as next leader of the NDP | Aug 16 2016 | Gerry Caplan | The NDP need a new leader. And Elizabeth May needs a new party. Isn't this a match made in heaven?
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Can the Republican party survive the 2016 election? | Aug 15 2016 | Penney Kome | Four arguments in favour and six against the survival of a party dedicated to a shrinking voter segment: uneducated older white men.
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What will NATO get up to now that the chill is off between Russia and Turkey? | Aug 15 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | There's a strong possibility that if NATO's leaders decide Russia is making gains in the south, they'll get up to mischief in the north.
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Why I don't care about the Olympics | Aug 15 2016 | Emily Blake | The pressure to enjoy the Olympic games can be overwhelming, but here are some reasons why you might want to turn your attention elsewhere.
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Jill Stein beats Elizabeth May on foreign policy | Aug 13 2016 | Yves Engler | Much of the Canadian left is highly nationalistic, wedded to the idea this country is both a U.S. "dependency" and an international "peacekeeper."
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Trudeau's bare arms and armaments | Aug 12 2016 | Scott Vrooman | Canada quietly ignores human rights while obsessing over the PM's human parts.