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Karl Lagerfeld couldn’t care less what feminists think about feminism | Oct 24 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, responds to critics of the "feminist protest" he staged recently at Paris fashion week.
PolicyNote's picture
A B.C. framework for LNG, part 2: The LNG income tax | Oct 24 2014 | Marc Lee | Well, we saw this coming but it's still sobering to see it in black and white. The B.C. government's decision to cut its proposed LNG Income Tax in half is simply a cave-in to industry.
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Healing our spirit, strengthening our resistance on anniversary of Elsipogtog raid | Oct 23 2014 | Angela Giles | This past Friday marked the one-year anniversary of the RCMP raid on the 134 encampment in Rexton, N.B., close to the Elsipogtog First Nation.
karl nerenberg's picture
Who are the victims of Wednesday's attacks at the War Memorial and on Parliament Hill? | Oct 23 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | On Wednesday, a deranged man killed a single father, terrorized Parliament and a city, and traumatized a country. But is it now time to restrict our liberties?
the views expressed's picture
After Snowden: Expressing love in a world without privacy | Oct 23 2014 | Jennifer Dales | What happens if you want to take your private life offline? You fear missing out. So why don't we all start populating sites that aren't controlled by marketers and spies.
PolicyNote's picture
A B.C. framework for LNG, part 1: The carbon benchmark | Oct 23 2014 | Marc Lee | The B.C. government's proposed carbon pollution benchmarks for LNG plants leave much to be desired. The package is an impressive display of cognitive dissonance.
MediaMentor's picture
NWT Legislative Assembly's flags at half staff | Oct 23 2014 | George Lessard | "...Canadian and Northern resolve [will] continue to be stronger then ever..."
PolicyNote's picture
Solidarity and persistence in the Welfare Food Challenge | Oct 22 2014 | Vanessa Brcic | Though my work binds me to a movement that is standing up for compassionate, equitable and healthy public policy, the Welfare Food Challenge has taught me something more.
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Hupacasath First Nation puts China on notice over Canada-China FIPA | Oct 22 2014 | Scott Harris | The Hupcasasath First Nation sent a letter to the Premier of China last week, giving notice that the Hupacasath does not consider itself bound by the terms of the agreement.
IJV's picture
Young Jews are fed up with censorship of critical voices | Oct 22 2014 | Emily Green, Rachel Deutsch, Tyler Levitan | Critical Jewish voices in U.S. and Canada challenging the censorship of Jewish institutions on Palestinian rights
Nora Loreto's picture
Watching the dust settle in love and solidarity with one another | Oct 22 2014 | Nora Loreto | With downtown Ottawa slowly emerging from lockdown and thousands of people who work in the core reeling, we are far from the dust settling on what has just happened.
Krystalline Kraus's picture
Launch party and report back from Unes'to'ten Camp in B.C. | Oct 22 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | Enjoy an evening of updates from the powerful and growing grassroots Indigenous resistance movement and the climate justice movement.
policyfix's picture
Grassroots women's mayoral forum sheds light on key issues in Winnipeg | Oct 22 2014 | Mareike Brunelli | On October 8, over 60 women gathered at the Circle of Life Thunderbird House on Treaty One territory to share their views on municipal issues and address mayoral candidates.
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Cree nation occupies hydro-dam in Manitoba | Oct 22 2014 | Brent Patterson | Last Wednesday, October 15, more than 100 people from the Cross Lake First Nation (Pimicikamak Cree Nation), located north of Lake Winnipeg, occupied the grounds of the Jenpeg hydro-dam.
karl nerenberg's picture
Shootings at War Memorial and on Parliament Hill | Oct 22 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | A gunman shot and killed a soldier at the War Memorial this morning. The same gunman also shot a number of people in the Centre Block of Parliament.
J. Baglow's picture
The shades of night | Oct 22 2014 | J. Baglow | Is it too much to expect that the corporate media will avoid Harper's misuse of the word "radical," lumping in jihadis and elderly birdwatchers? Seems so.
Roger Annis's picture
New York Times and Human Rights Watch: Ukraine using cluster bombs in its war in the east | Oct 22 2014 | Roger Annis | Among those countries that have NOT signed or ratified the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions are the United States, Canada, Russia and Ukraine.
David Suzuki's picture
Clean-tech is good for the economy and environment | Oct 21 2014 | David Suzuki | Clean technology is the fastest-growing industry in Canada, and it could get a lot bigger. So why is so much focus put on supporting resource extraction?
djclimenhaga's picture
No change! No change! Jim Prentice's 'new management' is offering the same old Tory stuff | Oct 21 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Yes, there's been a management facelift. But where the rubber hits the road? Nothing has changed.
karl nerenberg's picture
Revenue agency gives right-wingers a pass while harassing progressives: new study | Oct 21 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | A Broadbent Institute study shows that a number of charitable organizations with a right-of-centre orientation claim that they devote zero per cent of their resources to advocacy. Is that believable?