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Suffering from a surfeit of the young and amiable Trudeau? What to do? | Oct 22 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | Justin Trudeau gets attention just for being himself, and, especially, standing fully clothed in a swimming pool. Even smart folks can wax enthusiastic about the callow and shallow Liberal leader.
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An open letter from the margins to the Toronto mayoral candidates | Oct 21 2014 | Jason Samilski | Can any major Toronto mayoral candidate directly address this larger issue: what role does politics play in changing conditions for people who are historically marginalized and disenfranchised?
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The Halifax Mooseheads should have known better | Oct 21 2014 | Stephen Kimber | Now that the story about the misconduct of a hockey player is out, the Halifax Moosehead are belatedly dealing openly with the professional and personal fallout. But it shouldn't have come to that.
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The dangerous equations of the price of oil | Oct 21 2014 | Brent Patterson | It's not just about shortfalls in revenue. Falling oil prices may also have a major impact on tar sands expansion, pipeline development, and even shipping bitumen on the St. Lawrence River.
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When the universe does not unfold as it should | Oct 20 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | Federally and municipally, politicians -- especially Olivia Chow -- are facing rough rides on what look like smooth terrain.
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Detroit canary in the coalmine when it comes to water rights | Oct 20 2014 | Maude Barlow | On October 20th, Catarina de Albuquerque, the special rapporteur on the human right to drinking water and sanitation and Leilani Farha, the special rapporteur on housing, visit Detroit.
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Our bodies are of this land: Decolonization and Indigenous women's radical self-love | Oct 20 2014 | Samantha Nock | The importance of Indigenous women's radical self-love as a key factor in decolonization.
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House of Cards, Ontario edition | Oct 20 2014 | Gerry Caplan | Local politics in Ontario are starting to take their cues from President Frank Underwood. It doesn't look good.
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Un/Covering the North: News, Media, and Aboriginal People | Oct 19 2014 | George Lessard | "...a comprehensive survey of communications in the circumpolar region, focusing on the Canadian Arctic and sub-Arctic but also looking at the circumpolar North..."
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New Democrats yesterday were ready for Rachel -- can Albertans reach the same conclusion? | Oct 19 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | The planets may be in alignment for Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley not just to breathe new life into her party but, as she put it in her victory speech yesterday, to make history.
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As soon as Alberta NDP picks a new leader today, the party's focus should turn to Edmonton by-election | Oct 18 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | There are signs the progressive vote in the Oct. 27 Edmonton-Whitemud by-election -- and maybe a little more than that -- is coalescing around the NDP’s candidate, Dr. Bob Turner.
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No landfills! Tiny Township celebrates anniversary of Site 41 moratorium | Oct 17 2014 | Amarnath Amarasingam, Sarah Morgan | Five years after Site 41 landfill plans were dropped, those involved in the protests, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, came together to celebrate and reflect.
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District Court in New York to hear arguments on UN claim to immunity from justice over cholera in Haiti | Oct 17 2014 | Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti | The Haitian victims of the cholera epidemic brought to the country by UN soldiers are pressing their case for justice in a U.S. court.
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Video: OCAP Raise the Rates action - Part 2 | Oct 17 2014 | John Bonnar | On Thursday, OCAP and supporters held a community barbecue outside Seaton House before marching to MPP Glen Murray's office demanding an increase to social assistance rates and minimum wage.
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Playing MRI Politics With The Health Of Saskatchewan's People | Oct 17 2014 | Michael Butler | Even a cursory look at the results of private MRI clinics & the research done on 2-tiered health services shows that this privateering hurts the majority of us and reduces the speed & quality of care
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What happens in Parliament from now to December matters | Oct 17 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The Harper government will introduce a Fiscal Update that includes tax cuts, mostly of the boutique kind. First, it will table the next budget implementation bill that will likely have some surprises.
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Video: OCAP Raise the Rates action - Part 1 | Oct 17 2014 | John Bonnar | On Thursday, OCAP and supporters held a community barbecue outside Seaton House before marching to MPP Glen Murray's office demanding an increase to social assistance rates and minimum wage.
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Wage war on poverty, Nova Scotia, not on teachers and schools | Oct 17 2014 | Shelley Morse | Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. There is lots of work ahead of us before we achieve that goal.
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Why is racism in Canadian nightclubs so prevalent? | Oct 16 2014 | Ayesha Asghar | Ayesha experienced overt racism at a club in downtown Peterborough. And this wasn't the first time. Why does this keep happening and what can we do?
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Return of the Bitumen Bubble, sort of, rains on otherwise cheerful Prentice parade | Oct 16 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Premier Jim Prentice sees public opinion warm up, experiences a potentially problematic drop in oil prices, and quietly skids an unpopular Redford-era labour law.