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The rape of Mother Earth: Reverberations of violence | Oct 31 2014 | Christopher Majka | If violent notions that debase the earth and fabric of life lie at the heart of our political and economic paradigm, can it be a surprise that such patterns of behaviour manifest themselves in people?
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No Jian Ghomeshi-themed Halloween costumes please | Oct 31 2014 | Meghan Murphy | These are real women. They were really punched, choked and assaulted in various ways. In their real lives. It isn’t a joke, it isn’t a costume, it isn’t some kind of cute pop culture reference.
policyfix's picture
Workplace health and safety: 'We asked for workers; we got people instead' | Oct 31 2014 | Lynne Fernandez | The dissonance between wanting workers and getting people is never going to go away. The Occupational Health Centre has never forgotten that work should be about people and dignity and safety.
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From 'terror' to taxes to refugee-bashing to Del Mastro: A fast-moving political week | Oct 31 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The week since the Wednesday, October 22 shootings has seen a moving blur of federal political events. There were debates on anti-terror measures, income-splitting, refugee bashing and much more.
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Killing Caesar | Oct 31 2014 | Holly Adams | Girls are not just pawns in other peoples lives.
policyfix's picture
Fixing our divided city: Lessons from youth and elders | Oct 30 2014 | Shauna MacKinnon | Our city would be well served if Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth, inner-city and urban youth, Elders and other adults had an opportunity to come together at Circle of Life Thunderbird House.
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'Cracks' in Canadian policy for overseas mining, evidence of an abyss | Oct 30 2014 | Jennifer Moore | The Inter American Human Rights Commission sees through gaping holes in Canada's strategy for its mining sector abroad.
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Leave those kids alone | Oct 30 2014 | J. Baglow | Let's not force "culture" either way. A Halloween example of getting it wrong.
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Jian Ghomeshi: The good soldier? | Oct 30 2014 | Joanne Wright | Jian Ghomeshi is framing himself as the good soldier who is entitled to a private sex life. However, this case seems to be more about masculine entitlement and self-defining masculinity.
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“Big Numbers” – Climate Change is Spooky | Oct 30 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | Bring your scariest climate-change themed costume and get ready for a climate action "spook-tacle" at city hall.
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Do police and spies need more power? | Oct 29 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | In the wake of last week's events, the Conservatives are planning to bring in legislation giving the police and the spy agency more power to combat terrorism. Does the actual threat justify that plan?
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Is Big Oil a big job creator? | Oct 29 2014 | Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood | By manipulating the numbers, the oil industry is trying to put a positive spin on a non-story. If there's a benefit to the Canadian economy from the oil sands, you won't find it in the job market.
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Sodom: Review of a Russian anti-gay documentary | Oct 29 2014 | Mercedes Allen | Peter LaBarbera returns to Canada, and his copy of Sodom, the Russian anti-LGBT documentary, is seized. I review it, and yes, it is triggery.
policyfix's picture
Good first steps, but further poverty reduction efforts needed in Manitoba | Oct 29 2014 | Kirsten Bernas | There is some good news in the Province's recently released second annual All Aboard report, which tracks poverty and social exclusion in Manitoba. However, it's clear that much more needs to be done.
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Fifth woman comes forward with allegations against Jian Ghomeshi | Oct 29 2014 | Meghan Murphy | As it Happens spoke with a woman on the CBC today about her experience with Ghomeshi, who she claims punched her repeatedly in the head.
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Tell Ontario to ban medical tourism | Oct 29 2014 | Michael Butler | This morning, numerous health organizations across Ontario called on the provincial government to ban medical tourism.
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Canada stands to lose plenty in European free trade deal | Oct 28 2014 | Gerry Caplan | Thank heavens Germany finally blew the whistle on this CETA scam, says Gerry Caplan.
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Corroded media conglomerates should not dictate democratic policies | Oct 28 2014 | Elisha Allensen | So, unions aren't allowed to endorse candidates in elections, but media outlets are? That doesn't seem fair.
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TPP: Near the finish line or still stuck in the pit? | Oct 28 2014 | Scott Harris | The longer talks on the TPP stretch on, the more pressure there is to show some progress and to ultimately seal the deal. The question remains what countries like Canada will be willing to sacrifice.
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More bad news for bees: The new 'F' word | Oct 28 2014 | David Suzuki | Federal regulators want to approve a new pesticide, flupyradifurone. That would be bad for bees and people. We need to stop contaminating the environment with neonics and other systemic pesticides.