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A tale of two foundations | Oct 28 2016 | Penney Kome | Hillary is pilloried for the Clinton Foundation -- currently treating 11 million AIDS patients -- while Trump's very personal foundation has gotten a pass.
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How do you solve a problem like precarious work? | Oct 28 2016 | Angella MacEwen | What can government do to address precarious employment? A whole lot, it turns out.
Doreen Nicoll's picture
This Woman Abuse Prevention Month, familiarize yourself with many forms of abuse | Oct 28 2016 | Doreen Nicoll | Women living with, leaving, or healing from intimate partner relationship violence experience multiple forms of abuse. Take a moment to learn about them.
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Never mind the evidence! An expert unpacks Alberta's unending experiment in health care staffing | Oct 28 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Premier Ralph Klein's massive reduction in nursing hours in the early 1990s created a new Alberta deficit -- a deficit in nursing care.
Behind The Numbers's picture
Wallonia's inspiring stand on CETA | Oct 28 2016 | Scott Sinclair, Stuart Trew | By standing firm under incredible pressure, the regional government of Wallonia gave a voice to millions of citizens who feel the Canada-EU trade deal fails to represent their interests.
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Join us! Announcing the 2016/2017 labour beat reporter position at | Oct 27 2016 | rabble staff | In partnership with Unifor and CALM, is pleased to announce our fifth annual labour beat internship!
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To understand sexual assault, we still need to listen to Donald Trump | Oct 27 2016 | Lucia Lorenzi | Survivors, primarily women, have been speaking out about Trump and other sexually aggressive men for decades. Why is it that we don't pay attention until these men speak themselves?
Brent Patterson's picture
Thousands of Canadians raise their voices against TPP | Oct 27 2016 | Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians delivered a petition to Parliament Hill that was signed by 20,000 to voice concern against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
Lewis Rifkind's picture
Yukon Greens got some good ideas | Oct 26 2016 | Lewis Rifkind | The Yukon Green Party is running five candidates, although it is highly unlikely any of them will get elected. Pity, because they have some good ideas.
Making Waves's picture
Six ways to protect every lake and every river | Oct 26 2016 | Emma Lui | The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities has extended the deadline for written comments to November 9, 2016.
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One year later, Justin Trudeau is poised to disappoint nearly everyone who voted for him | Oct 26 2016 | Gerry Caplan | Someday, all these consultations must end and dozens of reports and millions of recommendations issued. It will be impossible to act on most of them, for lack of time if no other reason.
David Suzuki's picture
Heated debates ignore an overheating planet | Oct 26 2016 | David Suzuki | Solutions and opportunities could and should be included in these debates, as well as in media coverage and everyday conversation.
Skimber's picture
Halifax councillor Lindell Smith is more than a symbol | Oct 26 2016 | Stephen Kimber | First, of course, there is the symbolism. Lindell Smith is Halifax's first Black city councillor since 2000. But not just.
djclimenhaga's picture
This shouldn't be a surprise: Trudeaumania 2.0 fails to deliver in Medicine Hat | Oct 25 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | A Conservative byelection in Canada’s political Jurassic Park hardly portends a change of heart among Canadians in other parts of the country.
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CETA has bigger problems than not-so-'tiny'-after-all Wallonia | Oct 25 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | CETA between Canada and the EU is on life support. Media wrongly call the resisting Belgian region tiny, while everybody has forgotten the Roma, whom Canada has massively deported.
yves engler's picture
Canadian foreign policy and the institutions studying it remain intimately tied | Oct 25 2016 | Yves Engler | What do we make of a Canadian foreign policy discussion dominated by individuals with ties to the decision-making structures they study?
Kyle Curlew's picture
The Liberals' new discussion paper on Bill C-51 reads like a defence of the bill it's supposed to fix | Oct 24 2016 | Kyle Curlew | The Liberal government has recently released a document called "Our Security, Our Rights: National Security Green Paper."
djclimenhaga's picture
Pigs will fly before the fantasy that Ottawa's carbon tax 'invades provincial jurisdiction' will ever persuade a court | Oct 24 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | PC leadership candidate Jason Kenney is making a promise he knows he can't keep. His legal argument, as he surely knows perfectly well, is a dog that won't hunt.
Brent Patterson's picture
Wallonia holds firm against CETA, Trudeau sets Monday as deadline to resolve impasse | Oct 24 2016 | Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians celebrates European opposition to CETA.
yves engler's picture
Quebeckers and Jews share an empowered sense of vulnerability. And it's not warranted. | Oct 23 2016 | Yves Engler | French-speaking Quebeckers and Jews share a sense of victimhood far out of proportion to Canadian experience, which blinds many to their own religious and ethnic supremacism.