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Wildrose leader on stump for Harper assails NDP minister for campaigning for Mulcair | Aug 27 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Speaking of irritating and hypocritical comments from Alberta's opposition parties as they campaign openly for the Conservatives' re-election, there was Wildrose Leader Brian Jean's news release.
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Women-only public transit: Regressive or dreamy? | Aug 27 2015 | Meghan Murphy | British Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn has proposed women-only carriages on trains in the U.K. The suggestion has been surprisingly controversial!
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Fact-checking the Conservatives' rural broadband strategy | Aug 27 2015 | Nora Loreto | What is the context that surrounds the Conservatives' promise to dedicated $200M to expand broadband?
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Now that CAPP's president has called for quick energy royalty review, Wildrose and PC leaders will fall into line | Aug 27 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Imagine if oil were still trading where it was a year ago! Wouldn't that strengthen the arguments for higher royalties, implemented faster?
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Chrystia Freeland smashes all-male party while Trudeau and Mulcair blow smoke over pot | Aug 27 2015 | Meg Borthwick | A weekly roundup of babble election threads. Chrystia Freeland, Soheil Eid and Trudeau the younger.
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NDP strength in Calgary-Foothills riding could rattle federal Tory narrative | Aug 26 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | If Bob Hawkesworth and the NDP come from behind Sept. 3 to pull off a byelection victory in Calgary-Foothills, the idea winds of change really are blowing in Canada will be much harder to dismiss.
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One year after the ceasefire and the Gaza War is still not over | Aug 26 2015 | John Soos | On the first anniversary of the supposed ceasefire in the Gaza War, it is time for us to insist Canada uphold its obligations under international law and demand an end to war crimes in Palestine.
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Dirty little secret: Energy East still means more money for natural gas | Aug 26 2015 | Andrea Harden-Donahue | TransCanada has inked a deal with natural gas distributors. This ends a high-profile conflict standing in the way of TransCanada's Energy East ambitions.
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Break Metro Vancouver's transit impasse by declaring a climate crisis | Aug 25 2015 | Eric Doherty | Zurich re-purposed road space for transit in the face of a less serious crisis. So, why can't that be Vancouver's solution too?
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Alberta's approaching budget: Little to gain and lots to lose from 'debt free' government | Aug 25 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | It turns out Ralph Klein was doing no favours for Alberta or Albertans with his debt fetishizing.
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Mulcair's lead in the polls does not protect him from criticism | Aug 25 2015 | J. Baglow | If the polls hold, the NDP is going to win. So why aren't I cheering?
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How the Harper government's census strategy keeps us in the dark | Aug 25 2015 | Armine Yalnizyan | The Harper government's strategy is leaving us more and more in the dark about ourselves, by reducing the amounts of official information we have and weakening its reliability.
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Black August 2015: Organizing the Community for Justice and Freedom | Aug 25 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | The Driftwood Community Centre and the Network for the Elimination of Police Violence (NEPV) present a Black August film screening and group discussion on fighting for justice.
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Of course we need to debate women's issues | Aug 25 2015 | Christopher Majka | Are we up for debate? Women's issues need to be taken to the political streets. Not debating whether they should be addressed, but how it should be done, and how quickly it can be.
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Thomas Mulcair wants to be Prime Minister | Aug 25 2015 | Gerry Caplan | It would just be nice if he participated in the debate on women's issues first, though.
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Navigating the new election rules | Aug 25 2015 | Maya Bhullar | Some key changes to Canada's election rules since 2006, and what to do about them.
Skimber's picture
Government delays may scuttle Nova Scotia ferry service | Aug 25 2015 | Stephen Kimber | The Nova Scotia government's decision to put off deciding who will run the Yarmouth-Portland ferry may have pulled the plug on any hopes the service can succeed next season -- or, perhaps, ever.
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Survey sheds new light on job vacancies | Aug 25 2015 | Andrew Jackson | Congratulations to StatsCan on the occasion of the first release from the National Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, with data for the first quarter of this year.
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Five reasons not to expect an economic recovery this year | Aug 25 2015 | Louis-Philippe Rochon | With news of economic turmoil in China and other emerging economies, repercussions for Canada will be atrocious. Worse yet, the macroeconomics are just not adding up for a recovery.
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A healthy environment nurtures healthy people | Aug 25 2015 | David Suzuki | Science is giving us a better understanding of the many ways preserving, caring for and restoring natural spaces can improve the lives of humans and other beings.