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Blog - Alberta Diary April 28
Alberta Labour Minister Christina Gray (Photo: Dave Cournoyer)
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta’s workplace laws haven’t been significantly changed for about 30 years of Tory rule -- and not because they're perfect. Au contraire!
Blog - The Views Expressed April 28
Image: Flickr/Joseph King
Ed Finn | Canadian workers' deaths and injuries more numerous per capita than in most other developed nations.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog April 27
A Day's Work
Maya Bhullar | In 2012, Lawrence Daquan "Day" Davis, a temporary worker, was killed on his first day at work. The film about this case, called A Day's Work, will be screened at Mayworks this year.
Blog - The Views Expressed April 27
Ed Finn | Approximately 1,000 Canadians are killed on the job every year, and approximately another million injured despite laws meant to protect them.
Blog - On The Other Hand April 27
Image: Flickr/YouTube
Penney Kome | English professor championed women in academia, health care and activism.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 27
Kevin O'Leary
David J. Climenhaga | A good news-bad news story for Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier -- Kevin O’Leary was his chief competitor; O'Leary's endorsement isn't going to help.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 27
Image: Facebook/Israel Day Rally in Montreal
Yves Engler | A significant proportion of Israel rally will be from Montréal's 15 Jewish Day schools where the young are taught to support Israeli violence and expansionism
Blog - A change is gonna come April 26
Doreen Nicoll | Emergency department visits for opioid poisoning is more than double the provincial average for those 15 to 24 years of age.
Blog - Cathy Crowe's blog April 26
Toronto robs from the poor.
Cathy Crowe | Activist group the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty shows that the City is holding back $18 million dollars from homelessness programs.
Blog - Child Care Canada Now April 26
Image: Flickr/bcgovphotos
Martha Friendly | A recent CBC Cross Country Check Up devoted itself to child-care policy. We unpack multiple interesting and noteworthy points while considering the four that especially stood out.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 26
U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo by Gage Skidmore, Flickr.)
David J. Climenhaga | Conservative Canadian politicians who crossed the border to campaign for Donald Trump should probably be thinking about what to say when the issue comes up in public.
Blog - Sarah Miller's blog April 26
Sarah Miller | While the B.C. Liberals try to frame this election around whether we can afford an NDP government, Sarah Miller asks if we can afford another four years of Christy Clark.
Blog - David Suzuki April 26
Image: Vimeo/Mike Odin's Alaska Adventures
David Suzuki | Grizzlies face growing threats across their North American range, from trophy hunting to habitat destruction, declines in food sources like salmon and whitebark pine nuts, and climate change impacts.
Blog - The Views Expressed April 25
Gordon Laxer | Investments in the oilsands have bled red ink since the international oil price crashed in 2014. Seventeen major oilsands projects have been shelved or cancelled.
Blog - A change is gonna come April 25
Doreen Nicoll | Stand in solidarity with Haudenosaunee Todd Williams in his peaceful protest against Enbridge.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 25
Photo: A modern U.S. dairy operation/Wikipedia
David J. Climenhaga | While supply management gives consumers a quality product at a price that allows local farmers a living wage, the alternative is not cheaper milk, cheese, eggs and poultry.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 25
Image: Flickr/greg westfall
Yves Engler | Canadian missionaries aggressively supported colonial officials. 2,500 Canadian missionaries were proselytizing in Africa and Canadian churches raised large sums to support mission stations
Blog - Alberta Diary April 25
Image: Facebook/Jason Kenney
David J. Climenhaga | Right-wing unification talks are proceeding behind closed doors in Alberta. Where is the promised grassroots process? Nowhere to be seen.
Blog - The Journalism Doctor April 22
John Miller | Toronto Star columnist Desmond Cole's campaign against police carding led him to disrupt a public meeting this week. Journalism needs to update its rules.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 22
The Bennett School in Edmonton, Alberta
David J. Climenhaga | Catholic education is constitutionally protected in Alberta and Saskatchewan, but nowhere is it written Catholic education must permeate every other subject taught.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 22
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Justin Cozart
Yves Engler | Many find it easier to imagine the collapse of civilization than the replacement of a transportation and urban planning system based on private cars.
Blog - KAIROS Witness April 22
Tar Sands Healing Walk 2014. Photo by Allan Lissner
John Dillon | Canada, and not just Mexico, may be in for a rough ride when it renegotiates NAFTA with the United States. When it comes to fighting climate change, however, the ride will be rougher.
Blog - Environmental Defence's blog April 21
Image: Flickr/Brookhaven National Laboratory
Keith Brooks, Mark Rowlinson | Ontario's Climate Plan will create jobs. Now Ontario needs to make sure they're good jobs that go to those who need them most.
Blog - Campus Notes April 21
Michael Bueckert | Regressive, centre-right student unions across Ontario have adopted a brand new tactic to pursue their agenda on university campuses: hire dubious audit firms staffed by friends.
Blog - On The Other Hand April 20
Penney Kome | Alex Jones, Bill O'Reilly and Robert Ailes inspired some of Donald Trump's wildest claims.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 20
Elections Alberta Logo (Elections Alberta)
David J.Climenhaga | If the latest numbers show anything it's how much support there is for the NDP, notwithstanding the prevailing narratives on the right and in mainstream media.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 19
Stephen Mandel, would-be uniter of Alberta’s "centre," when he was a Tory minister. (David Climenhaga photo.)
David J. Climenhaga | About the only difference between the Dippers of '17 and the Tories of '71 is that a slightly larger percentage of NDP policy is more than mere rhetoric.
Blog - David Suzuki April 19
"Science is golden" protest sign.
David Suzuki | Of all the many solutions to global warming and other environmental problems, none is as powerful as people getting together to demand change.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 18
Contingent of Nepalese Peacekeepers Arrives in Juba from Haiti, 2014
Yves Engler | UN abuses in Haiti aren't an unfortunate outgrowth of a well-meaning peacekeeping effort. Rather, MINUSTAH was established to consolidate the U.S., France and Canada's anti-democratic policies.
Blog - Pulpit and Politics April 18
Some say modern Canada was born at Vimy Ridge. That's more trope than truth.
Dennis Gruending | Some politicians, journalists and historians says that modern Canada was born at Vimy Ridge. That's more trope than truth.

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