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|Blog - Alberta Diary June 3 David J. Climenhaga | My guess is St. Albert is going to continue to be embarrassed by Michael Cooper. Pity.|
|Blog - Brent Patterson June 2 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
Here's a bet: Alberta Health Services review announced yesterday will cost more than any savings it findsDavid 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 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 Brent Patterson | On May 29, nearly 100 activists blocked the two entrances to the largest arms fair in Canada.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary May 30 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 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 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
United Conservative Party introduces the Open for Fast Food Act -- sorry about the 13% pay cut, kidsDavid 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 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.|
|Blog - Greening the News May 28 Robert Hackett | Climate action involves challenging the petrobloc, including corporate media. Independent media that diversify debate deserve policy support as a public good.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed May 28 Ed Finn | As I approach my 93rd birthday while still remaining in good health, the requests increase that I divulge the "secret" of my longevity. One is to maintain as much as possible a good sense of humour.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Quebec premier vows drive to slash oil use; Alberta premier calls climate worry 'flavour of the month'David J. Climenhaga | History in the era of global climate change: one has the feeling that this time Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's not going to come out on the right side of it.
|Blog - Alberta Diary May 27 David J. Climenhaga | Since it has now been clearly established that B.C. cannot control what goes through a federally regulated pipeline, a strong argument can now be made that neither can Alberta.|
|Blog - Brent Patterson May 27 Brent Patterson | The LGTB Rainbow Association of Honduras is accompanied by Peace Brigades International because of the high level of danger it faces for its advocacy work.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary May 26 David J. Climenhaga | Ironic it is. But was the Edmonton Journal's editorial something to do with NDP MP Charlie Angus's letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau, or just coincidence?|
|Blog - Alberta Diary May 24 David J. Climenhaga | Think of climate obstructionism in Alberta today as a three-legged stool. Postmedia is one leg, the Kenney government another, and fossil fuel industry lobby groups the third.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary May 23 David J. Climenhaga | If you were paying attention during the campaign, you've heard most of the United Conservative Party's first throne speech before. The interesting stuff was between the lines.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary May 23 David J. Climenhaga | Back in 2015, Alberta's new Speaker said asking MLAs to come to work an hour earlier, at 9 a.m., two days a week showed "blatant disrespect for the Opposition."|
|Blog - David Suzuki May 22 David Suzuki | Politicians often justify their undying support for the fossil fuel industry by claiming they're looking out for jobs and the economy -- but those claims simply don't hold up.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed May 21 Ed Finn | The big corporations that grow, process, refine, salt-and-sugar-stuff, calorie-maximize, and sell the foods that make us sick derive enormous profits from doing so.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary May 21 David J. Climenhaga | "After five years, the only time that I feel normal is when I'm on that box preaching" -- Dale the street preacher.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary May 21 David J. Climenhaga | Postmedia trying to get its snout into the "war room" trough is interesting, even amusing. But the bigger story will be the boondoggle to come.|
|Blog - Brent Patterson May 21 Brent Patterson | Quakers have played a key role in the formation and work of the global human rights group Peace Brigades International.|
|Blog - Brent Patterson May 20 Brent Patterson | It's time for a rebellion against the new NAFTA that puts the pedal to the metal on climate breakdown.|
|Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada May 20 David Kattenburg | A demand that wines produced in the post-1967 occupied Palestinian territories not be labelled "Product of Israel" makes its way to court this week in Toronto.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Postmedia bid for role in UCP 'war room' illustrates the folly of Trudeau's lifeline for failing newspapersDavid J. Climenhaga | A day never passes that the same UCP-Postmedia stenographers who openly campaigned against Rachel Notley don't also attack Justin Trudeau.
|Blog - The Views Expressed May 17 Svea Vikander | As the holes in our social safety net widen, societies and governments task mothers with near total responsibility for the safety and well-being of their children.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary May 17 David J. Climenhaga | The UCP strategy for waging the war on the war on fun is re-admitting copious amounts of booze to Alberta's provincial parks on long weekends.|