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Does advertising plagiarism suggest Harper Government’s running on intellectual fumes? | May 27 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | As any student of history knows, it’s always a problem when you find yourself fighting a war on two fronts.
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'Dr. Profit' elected by one vote as the new president of the Doctors of B.C. | May 26 2015 | Michael Butler | It’s a sad day for health care in British Columbia as Doctor Profit (Brain Day) was elected president of the Doctors of B.C
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Are worries about Harper slipping back into power exaggerated? | May 26 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | A great many Canadians are highly fearful that 'vote-splitting' will allow Harper to slip back into power. How legitimate is that fear? It may be overblown.
Brent Patterson's picture
Museum of History removes its Winnipeg General Strike exhibit | May 26 2015 | Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians activists gathered in Winnipeg this weekend are dismayed to hear that the Canadian Museum of History has removed its exhibit on the Winnipeg General Strike.
Krystalline Kraus's picture
UNITE 4 Our Rights: #StopC51 Convergence in Ottawa | May 26 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | Saturday May 30, 2015
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France hushes up allegations of peacekeeper child abuse while the UN betrays its trust | May 26 2015 | Gerry Caplan | For those of us who still believe the UN remains the last best hope for humankind, its neglect of allegations of sexual abuse of young boys by its peacekeepers is a real body blow
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Microbes, biodiversity and the benefits of getting dirty | May 26 2015 | David Suzuki | We’re surrounded by life, but Earth’s most plentiful living things are invisible to the naked eye. Microbes are not only around us, they live on and in us.
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Report sheds light on Dalhousie Dentistry crisis | May 26 2015 | Stephen Kimber | The most intriguing section of Friday's 65-page "Report from the Restorative Justice Process" is the one that documents the evolution of the now-infamous "Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen" group.
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Voter turnout key to changing governments | May 26 2015 | Brent Patterson | The Guardian warns of the prospect of a Conservative minority or even majority government come the October 19 federal election.
Krystalline Kraus's picture
Bill C-51 and You | May 26 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | The *you* that will probably be most impacted by the passing of Bill C-51 will be Indigenous rights activists.
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#RejectFear Stop Bill C-51 | May 26 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | A summary of nation-wide actions
djclimenhaga's picture
Sunshine, ice cream and a mellow multitude of 10,000 or so usher in the NDP era in Alberta | May 25 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Near the end of her remarks, Ms. Notley observed: "My friends, it is springtime in Alberta and a fresh wind is blowing." That assessment seems about right!
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Why I'm not celebrating Ireland's legalization of gay marriage as a win for 'equality' | May 25 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Clearly, so long as heterosexual couples are allowed to marry, same-sex couples should be able to as well. But why not turn our attention to women's human rights?
Brent Patterson's picture
Fast-track authority stalls the Trans-Pacific Partnership | May 25 2015 | Brent Patterson | It appears that the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) "free trade" deal has been stalled over the issue of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), also known as fast-track authority.
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Was Lake of Fire 2.0, the 2015 edition, averted by an incompetent Tory war room? | May 23 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Rachel Notley, not Danielle Smith, will go down in history as the woman who finally toppled the bumbling Tory giant that stood astride Alberta for so long. Timing is everything!
Behind The Numbers's picture
Who's your special interest now? Federal parties ignore women voters at their peril | May 22 2015 | Kate McInturff | Women aren't a special interest. They are half the population. Women voters are paying attention to this election -- it's time for political parties to pay attention to them.
karl nerenberg's picture
Strategic voting misreads parliamentary democracy | May 22 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | The Canadian parliament is not a U.S.-style Electoral College. Its purpose is not to select a prime minister. And having the largest number of seats does not mean you get to rule.
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Bitter Twitter commentators battle Dippers: Apparently size matters after all! | May 22 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's Twitteratic pundits hammer home their case, one Tweet at a time: "Rachel Notley can't swim!"
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Be a game-changer. Take the Rock the Vote Summer Challenge! | May 22 2015 | Brigette DePape | Will you join us in taking action and collecting vote pledges this summer? Alone we can do very little, but together, we can make a huge change.
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Harper's privatization plan for First Nations water services | May 21 2015 | Brent Patterson | The situation is serious in terms of access to clean drinking water for First Nations in Canada. Now the Harper government is looking at introducing privatization to First Nations water systems.