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Blog - StopWar Blog June 29
Dave Markland | A quick introduction for rabblers to the StopWar blog and a catch-up on the news of the war.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 27
John Bonnar | “We’re picking on the people at the bottom of the food chain, the people who really can’t afford to pay the taxes,” said Joe Hill, senior olympian cyclist.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 27
John Bonnar | People suffering in communities across Ontario are feeling isolated; they have no one to listen to them. Governments at all levels don’t seem to care.
Blog - Word of the Rings June 26
Pina Belperio | New pay parking regulations in time for the 2010 Olympics, are fueling anti-Olympic sentiment in Whistler.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 25
The Media Consortium | Immigration reform advocates and opponents have reached a consensus. There will be no legislative movement on immigration reform this year.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog June 25
Nima Maleki | More arrests take place in Iran, a country caught in a situation of tension that could leave deep wounds in a republic that grapples with its past and future.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 24
John Bonnar | There was a time when Wayne Clark thought he’d be dead at fourty. But now, as the Canadian fashion designer approaches sixty, he admits he’s not embracing getting older.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog June 24
Nima Maleki | The contest for power within Iran has not yet been resolved, though the opposition seems to be considering its options. A compilation of analytical articles are here gathered to provide some depth.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 24
The Media Consortium | Healthcare is finally taking center stage as competing bills wend their way through Congress.
Blog - StopWar Blog June 24
Dave Markland | A British intelligence officer heavily criticizes the war in Afghanistan, revealing little popular support.
Blog - She who holds the pen... June 23
Erin Simpson | According to the authors of Askmen.com, more women in charge in corporations would have a damaging impact on the economy.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 23
The Media Consortium | This week, the Audit takes a close look at the Obama Administration's proposed financial regulatory overhaul.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog June 23
Nima Maleki | The legal routes of opposition to Iran's election results appear to be closing as protests continue.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 23
John Bonnar | On Father’s Day, hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Queen’s Park in Toronto to show their solidarity with the Iranian people.
Blog - Word of the Rings June 23
Pina Belperio | June 23 marks the 115th anniversary of the IOC, but we learn that the sporting event is "More Than Just Games." It's true: They are also about broadcast rights, real estate and corporate marketing.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! June 22
Matthew Adams | Obama supported Don't Ask Don't Tell in the courts so some Democrats are turning up the heat today calling on him to help them repeal the law.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog June 21
Nima Maleki | Regular updates of events following the Iranian election. Demonstrations and clashes with security forces have followed a presidential election widely viewed as rigged.
Blog - Ben Powless June 20
Ben Powless | At least 10 civilians and 24 police dead in the Amazon, killed in a protest over a free trade agreement. This much, we knew going in. We would have to go into the Amazon to unearth the real story.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog June 20
Nima Maleki | Details and analysis of demonstrations and political events following the Iranian election. Demonstrations and clashes with security forces have followed a presidential election many view as rigged..
Blog - She who holds the pen... June 20
Eisa Kelly | Justice Sonia Sotomayor's nomination has sparked a whirlwind of status speculation on the question: why is this woman single and childless and what does it mean?
Blog - John Bonnar's June 19
John Bonnar | Changes to auto insurance benefits affect everyone: passengers, cyclists, drivers and pedestrians.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 19
John Bonnar | Until now, accident victims thought they could count on the province to foot the bill for therapies for support and care. But that could change within the next few weeks.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! June 19
Matthew Adams | Coleman may be running out of options to keep Franken, a progressive and the magical 60th "fillibuster proof" candidate, out of the Senate.
Blog - AHRC Dignitas June 19
Marc Gionet | Two bills were introduced this week which focus on enhancing police powers regarding the monitoring and collection of telecommunications and digital information.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog June 18
James Laxer | Michael Ignatieff has real trouble distinguishing between rhetoric and reality.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 18
The Media Consortium | On May 30, 29-year-old Raul Flores and his 9-year-old daughter Brisenia Flores were shot to death, purportedly by a group of far-right anti-immigrant activists.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog June 18
Trish Hennessy | I'm thinking about Michael Ignatieff's talks with Prime Minister Stephen Harper this week and I cannot help but conclude: Iggy just blew the job interview.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog June 17
Trish Hennessy | Fixing Canada's EI system isn't rocket science, but apparently, it is political science. Harper-Iggy talks produce no new answers for the almost 400,000 (and counting) unemployed Canadians.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 17
The Media Consortium | Healthcare reform is back in the news, as legislators and interest groups spar over the promised public component of Obama's healthcare plan.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 16
The Media Consortium | This week's Audit looks ahead to President Obama's financial regulatory overhaul and review some of the abuses from the subprime establishment.

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