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Blog - Alberta Diary June 13
UCP Finance Minister Travis Toews (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | Today the UCP is introducing legislation called the Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral Act, a lead-up to the government's presumed plans to roll back the wages of public employees.
Blog -'s staff blog June 12
Brent Patterson | Will you stand with climate activists to spread their messages on
Blog - Activist Communiqué June 12
Art installation inspired by Métis artist Jaime Black. Photo: Edna Winti/Wikimedia Commons
Krystalline Kraus | A series of art projects and installations explore the difficult subject of Canada's missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Blog - Brent Patterson June 12
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with former British prime minister David Cameron, November 25, 2015. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Brent Patterson | The Trudeau government is set to announce its "Social Finance Fund" today. Former prime ministers David Cameron and Stephen Harper should be pleased.
Blog - David Suzuki June 12
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David Suzuki | Education, family planning and women's rights are important for many reasons, but many forces worldwide, especially religious, have prevented women from being treated equally and with respect.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 11
Jason Kenney and Andrew Scheer (L-R). Photo: Andrew Scheer/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | In Alberta, the New Conspiracism leads inevitably to the New McCarthyism as Jason Kenney's War Room morphs into the House Un-Albertan Activities Committee.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog June 10
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Maya Bhullar | Concrete things that you can do to make sure that women are safe and the report moves forward.
Blog - Brent Patterson June 9
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Brent Patterson | At the age of 90, Hans Sinn, a founder of Peace Brigades International, is focused on the global reality of child soldiers and a vision of an international child-care initiative.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 7
Saskatchewan Union of Nurses president Tracy Zambory. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Whatever the people of Alberta concluded in April, it sure seems as if a belligerent "war room" strategy is not the best way to get pipelines built and restore the so-called Alberta Advantage.
Blog - Greening the News June 7
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Robert Hackett, Noam Chomsky | ​Noam Chomsky discusses how activism for better media could help mitigate climate crisis.
Blog - Indigenous Nationhood June 6
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Pamela Palmater | The justice system was designed to fail Cindy Gladue, just as it has failed to deliver justice for countless Indigenous women, girls and their communities.
Blog - Greening the News June 6
Robert Hackett, Noam Chomsky | In the first part of a two-part interview, Noam Chomsky critiques the corporate media coverage of climate crisis for failing to offer urgency and empowerment.
Blog - David Suzuki June 5
David Suzuki | The push for greater ocean protection marks a growing shift in our perception of the seas, from a resource storehouse and dumping ground for wastes to a source of life.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 5
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment President Courtney Howard speaks yesterday in Fredericton as University of Saskatchewan professor Wanda Martin listens. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | To critics who advise nurses and doctors concerned about climate change to stay in their lane, they have an easy answer: the health impacts of fire, drought, and famine are right in their lane.
Blog -'s staff blog June 4
Kim Elliott | In the wake of these vital issues and this year's fast-approaching Canadian federal election, will you continue to stand with us?
Blog - Brent Patterson June 4
Photo by Peace Brigades International.
Brent Patterson | The Luis Carlos Perez Lawyers' Collective and the Comité Santurbán are leading voices in the campaign to defend the drinking water of 2 million people from a proposed mine.
Blog - Pulpit and Politics June 4
MP Romeo Saganash at 2017 teach in on Bill C-262. Dennis Gruending photo.
Dennis Gruending | Conservative senators are obstructing Bill C-262, which would ensure that Canadian laws are consistent with UNDRIP, in hopes it will die when Parliament prorogues for the fall election.
Blog - On The Other Hand June 4
Woman at microphone for Women Deliver conference. Image: Women Deliver/Facebook​
Penney Kome | Women Deliver's main pitch is to make sure that women's specific concerns are included as developing nations strive to expand their economies.
Blog - The Views Expressed June 4
Grapefruit half. Photo: Push Doctor/Flickr
Ed Finn | Rather than a health-care system fixated on "treating" sickness and searching for elusive cures, it would be far better to have a system that puts a priority on helping people avoid illness.
Blog - Alberta Diary June 3
St. Albert-Edmonton Conservative MP Michael Cooper. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | My guess is St. Albert is going to continue to be embarrassed by Michael Cooper. Pity.
Blog - Brent Patterson June 2
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Brent Patterson | The final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be released on June 3. How will the government respond to its claim of a "Canadian genocide?"
Blog - Alberta Diary May 31
Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Premier Jason Kenney at the swearing in of Alberta's cabinet. Photo: Government of Alberta/Flickr​
David J. Climenhaga | The respected Canadian Institute of Health Information says Alberta Health Services has the lowest administrative costs in health care in Canada.
Blog - The Journalism Doctor May 31
Newsboxes. Image: Max Pixel
John Miller | Bill C-97, which would allow news outlets deemed "qualified" by an ostensibly independent panel to receive federal funds, is dangerous. But Canada's publishers are lining up at the trough.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog May 31
Maya Bhullar | American justice is quite expensive. Under the Trump administration, it's become even more expensive for immigrants. Here are six ways to help on the ground
Blog - Brent Patterson May 30
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Brent Patterson | On May 29, nearly 100 activists blocked the two entrances to the largest arms fair in Canada.
Blog - Alberta Diary May 30
Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage talks to reporters at the foot of Parliament Hill. Photo: Sonya Savage/Twitter
David J. Climenhaga | Is "Ottawa, we have a problem" on those Tory blue advertisements about a pipeline, or a government? If the latter, why are our tax dollars paying for it?
Blog - Alberta Diary May 29
Alberta Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | It's hard to understand why this is happening when the best way out of this mess for everyone would be to appoint a special prosecutor and step aside.
Blog - David Suzuki May 29
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David Suzuki | Many new and some mainstream media outlets in Canada and elsewhere are stepping up to fill the void in reporting on issues critical to our well-being and survival, but they often lack resources.
Blog - Alberta Diary May 28
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Labour Minister Jason Copping, in shirtsleeves. Photo: Screenshot of news conference
David J. Climenhaga | Canadians don't elect Conservative governments to be empathetic. They elect them to squeeze people they resent. In this regard, the UCP is performing to specifications.
Blog - Child Care Canada Now May 28
April protests at Queen's Park in Toronto. Photo: Mary Crandall/Flickr
Martha Friendly | Ontario's brew of rapid-fire cuts, chipping away, and misrepresentation of childcare add up to a picture of a childcare future that isn't good for anyone -- not children, parents or educators.