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Blog - Alberta Diary April 1
David J Climenhaga | You can't make this stuff up. You literally can't, as it turns out.
Blog - Making Waves March 31
Emma Lui | A primer on key water issues in B.C. leading up to the election on May 9th, including pipelines, fracking, and bottled water.
Blog - On The Other Hand March 31
Penney Kome | 2017 Budget’s "net-zero" buildings could be self-heating.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada March 31
The Canadian Jewish News website prominently featured video of JDL's Meir Weinstein protest speech.
Independent Jewish Voices Canada | The Canadian Jews News continues to bar IJV from editorial space, and gives very troubling justifications for this behaviour.
Blog - Raluca Bejan March 31
Raluca Bejan | Shedding light onto Ivanka’s complicity takes away from the complicity of American people on the matter.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 31
Sometime Alberta Liberal leadership candidate Nolan Crouse (David Climenhaga photo)
David Climenhaga | The Alberta Liberal Party has been badly shaken by the flighty flight of St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse, in whom many supporters had invested high hopes.
Blog - Activist Communiqué March 30
Krystalline Kraus | We should be shocked and ashamed of ourselves.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 30
Jason Kenney (Photo by David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | Being away from Alberta 20 years and not noticing it's changed is the most charitable explanation for Jason Kenney's call to effectively out gay students who wish to join GSAs.
Blog - Hill Dispatches March 30
Voting in the Conservative Party of Canada
Karl Nerenberg | Conservative leadership candidates advocate extreme right policies -- should Trudeau reconsider electoral reform?
Blog - The Views Expressed March 29
Julia Maksymetz, Niall Clapham-Ricardo | It takes a courageous movement to build an unapologetic left-wing alternative for all the communities within Canada.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 29
Yves Engler | Africans were held in bondage here for 200 years and the Atlantic provinces had important ties to the Caribbean plantation economies.
Blog - A change is gonna come March 29
Pure Life water bottled at facility in Dubai
Doreen Nicoll | The Nestlé Triangle located in Wellington County, Ontario has the potential to extract 6.4 million litres per day and that's cause for concern.
Blog - David Suzuki March 29
Clean Energy March in Philadelphia on July 24, 2016.
David Suzuki | Science offers great tools for understanding and innovating. We owe it to ourselves to at least understand how science acquires and integrates knowledge and what that means.
Blog - On The Other Hand March 29
Penney Kome | Leo Tolstoy's Doukobors and Mayor Nenshi's Ismaili parents fled to Canada, as U.S. dissidents still do.
Blog - The Views Expressed March 28
Image: Facebook/Michael Chong
Evan Johnston | Progressives lining up to keep the "alt-right" faction in the Conservative Party at bay are enlisting a losing strategy.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog March 28
Maya Bhullar, Samaah Jaffer | is launching a bi-weekly roundup of actions and efforts to engage the rising tide of radical right-wing hate in Canada. Join us at #stophateca.
Blog - Policy Note March 28
"Housing Now" sign at Annual Women's Housing March
Marc Lee | With an election in sight, we need B.C.'s political parties to engage in a race to the top, putting new and substantial proposals on the table to build the affordable housing people need.
Blog -'s staff blog March 27
Karl Nerenberg | The four declared candidates for the NDP leadership debated again in Montreal on Sunday. They knocked Trudeau for failing to live up to promises to young Canadians.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 27
Wilkdrose Energy Critic Drew Barnes (right). (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | Wildrose Energy Critic Drew Barnes is drawing fire for putting some of his own money into a documentary that questions global climate change.
Blog - Cathy Crowe's blog March 27
Lime green blankets, donated by PanAm games cover the mats on a floor in a city warming centre.
Cathy Crowe | Once again, Toronto politicians and entrepreneurs decide to focus on big circus events instead of the social good.
Blog - On The Other Hand March 26
Penney Kome | Canada won a peaceful reputation as the Underground Railroad's destination until 1911, when the Liberals created the "White Canada" policy.
Blog - Black Food March 24
Image: Flickr/fotononia
Phillip Dwight Morgan | While the transit credit did not curb car use, it did help blur the sharp line between merely surviving in the city and thriving.
Blog - The Journalism Doctor March 24
Image: Wikimedia Commons
John Miller | Time for journalists to be advocates -- for truth and accountability.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 24
Alberta Education Minister David Eggen (David Climenhaga photo)
David Climenhaga | The government needs to remember that sometimes in history, the right thing is more than just the only thing decent people can do, but the right thing politically too.
Blog - On The Other Hand March 24
The Underground Railroad
Penney Kome | Understanding Candinavia -- why do Americans think Canada is a safe haven?
Blog - Free Expression Watch March 24
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression | Ontario Court of Appeal decision undermines public interest reporting and the protection of sources
Blog -'s staff blog March 23
John M. Kirk | When US president Obama and Cuban president Castro agreed to reopen diplomatic relations between their two countries, the future suddenly seemed positive. But then Trump got elected. What now?
Blog - Campus Notes March 23
various | Free Justin Brake now.
Blog - Pembina Institute March 23
Image: Stephen Hui
Stephen Hui | Squamish's example shows that clean growth isn't just for urban centres. There are plenty of opportunities for logging and mining towns in transition to lead Canada's shift to a clean economy.
Blog - The Views Expressed March 23
Image: PMO/Adam Scotti
Russell Diabo | Despite the charming style of Prime Minister Trudeau and the apparent kindness of his Cabinet ministers, Russ Diabo advises First Nations to look for substantive changes in federal policy and law.