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|Blog - Linda Leon's Blog February 2 Linda Leon | How to stop cross-border hate.|
|Blog - Hill Dispatches February 2 Karl Nerenberg | Trudeau calculates that he can get away with breaking his electoral reform promise. Maybe so. Many who encouraged strategic voting for him are now bitterly disappointed. They should have known better.|
|Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg February 1 J. Baglow | The new nominee to fill a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy is Neil Gorsuch. He's a "constitutional originalist." What does that mean, exactly?|
|Blog - Shenaz's blog February 1 Shenaz Kermalli | In the aftermath of the attack, one of the worst ever on Canadian soil, Muslims across Quebec said they felt fearful on a level they had never experienced before.|
|Blog - A change is gonna come February 1 Doreen Nicoll | Help the Women's Centre of Halton keep its doors open to women in need of help.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary February 1 David J. Climenhaga | Former Progressive Leadership candidate Stephen Khan says there's "something" about Jason Kenney's campaign that attracts bigots and extremists.|
|Blog - David Suzuki February 1 David Suzuki | It's ironic that after a history of facing genocidal policies, North America's original peoples are leading a struggle on behalf of us all.|
|Blog - MiningWatch blog January 31 Jamie Kneen, Sean Nixon | Review panels need enough information during (not after) an environmental assessment to decide whether projects will likely have significant environmental effects.|
|Blog - Reflections January 31 Ehab Lotayef | I did not pray at a mosque last night, but I easily could have. I am not in Quebec City, but a sick-minded xenophobe from Montreal could as easily have attacked a mosque here.|
|Blog - Hill Dispatches January 31 Karl Nerenberg | Amnesty has suggested rescinding the status of safe third country for the U.S. The government should go further and scrap Harper's safe designated country of origin provision.|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog January 31 Yves Engler | The world's oceans are set to have more plastic than fish by 2050. Based on externalizing costs and privatizing profits, 21st-century capitalism is turning our seas into a plastic blob.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary January 31 David J. Climenhaga | It sure sounds as if President Trump has confused his own government, perhaps his own wonderful self, with the United States itself -- "l'etat, c'est moi!"|
|Blog - Christopher Majka January 31 Christopher Majka | In grief, solidarity, sympathy and a conviction to oppose hatred and violence, Nova Scotians came together. The message was clear. This is not what our country is. This must not be what it becomes.|
|Blog - Raluca Bejan January 31 Raluca Bejan | Trump's "Muslim ban" is about keeping and protecting jus sanguinis Americaness.|
|Blog - Open Media's blog January 30 Marie Aspiazu | The combination of multiple spying scandals involving Canadian journalists as well as powerful national opposition to Bill C-51 have sparked a national day of action on civil liberties.|
|Blog - Hill Dispatches January 30 Karl Nerenberg | It appears the attack in Quebec City was motivated by hatred of Muslims. That should be a wake-up call to all Canadians.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed January 30 Thomas Woodley | The Islamophobic policies and sentiment Kellie Leitch and Stephen Harper introduced into Canadian politics set the stage for Sunday night's horrific attack.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary January 30 David J. Climenhaga | Apparently Ted Byfield, crusading far-right journalist, and David Eggen, Alberta education minister, only agree on one thing: How to pronounce Eggen.|
|Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg January 30 J. Baglow | A new politics -- of people, not façades -- is loose upon the American landscape. It offers dangers and opportunities -- to both sides.|
|Blog - WireTap: Surveillance and Technology January 28 Kyle Curlew | On February 25, a coalition led by the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) will be hosting a National Day of Action to oppose surveillance, Bill C-51 and infringement of Charter rights.|
Blog - Pulpit and Politics
Chrystia Freeland believes that the rising tide of free trade will float all boats, but the evidence tells us otherwiseDennis Gruending | While Trump's desire to renegotiate NAFTA might not be motivated by altruism, free trade also hasn't eradicated inequality.
|Blog - Media Watch blog January 27 Nick Fillmore | In his new report, Greenspon has the nerve to write that Canada needs mainstream media to protect democracy. Who endorsed Stephen Harper for a fifth term again?|
|Blog - Alberta Diary January 27 David J. Climenhaga | Wildrose Leader Brian Jean and PC leadership candidates Richard Starke and Stephen Khan all made significant announcements today as the Jason Kenney juggernaut rolls on.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Canadian newspaper industry advances on Ottawa, hands out, awash in red ink and democratic platitudesDavid J. Climenhaga | Now that they are reaping what they sowed, Canadian newspaper owners want taxpayers to do the heavy lifting for them.
|Blog - Free Expression Watch January 26 Kevin Metcalf, Evan Balgord | Activists, members of the press and legal observers surrounded by police in Washington, D.C. during the January 20 inauguration of President Donald Trump.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Canada's right doubtless dismayed as The Economist boots the U.S.A. off its list of 'full democracies'David J. Climenhaga | The Economist didn't blame the decline in American democracy on Donald Trump. They blamed Donald Trump on the decline in American democracy.
|Blog - Policy Note January 26 Alex Hemingway | If Trump's infrastructure plan is a "privatization scam," what should we call ours?|
|Blog - Blind Man with a Pistol January 25 Michael Stewart | As Premier Notley and PM Trudeau cheer the rebirth of Keystone XL, don't forget the wave of racism, sexism and hate that delivered this prize.|
|Blog - A change is gonna come January 25 Doreen Nicoll | ONE has created a petition to help millions of girls get access to an education. The petition will be delivered to world leaders on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Support by Rachel Notley for Donald Trump's Keystone XL Pipeline decision may be unnerving, but it's politicsDavid J. Climenhaga | Get used to it. As Otto von Bismarck famously observed, politics is "the art of the possible, the attainable, the art of the next best."