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Blog - Linda Leon's Blog February 2
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore
Linda Leon | How to stop cross-border hate.
Blog - Hill Dispatches February 2
Image: Flickr/Justin Trudeau
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
Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch
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
Human chain around U.S. Embassy in Ottawa
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
Stephen Khan
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
Teztan Biny
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
PMO Photo by Adam Scotti
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
Photo: Justin Dolske/flickr
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
Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr
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
Nova Scotians grieve the Ste-Foy massacre
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
Photo credit Andreea-Iorga Curpan
Raluca Bejan | Trump's "Muslim ban" is about keeping and protecting jus sanguinis Americaness.
Blog - Open Media's blog January 30
Justin Trudeau
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
Image: Flickr/Michael Vadon
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
Image: Facebook/Kellie Leitch
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
Image: Flickr/Policy Exchange
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
Image: Public Domain
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 January 28
Dennis 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
Image: Flickr/Roland Tanglao
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
Steve Khan
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 January 27
Edward Greenspon
David 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
Activists and journalists arrested in Washington DC during Trump's inauguration
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 January 26
Photo: Travis Warren/flickr
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
Interstate 80 near Berkeley, California
Alex Hemingway | If Trump's infrastructure plan is a "privatization scam," what should we call ours?
Blog - Blind Man with a Pistol January 25
Image: PMO/Adam Scotti
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
Image: one.org
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 January 25
Rachel Notley
David 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."

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