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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.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 16
John Bonnar | On Saturday, over 2,000 people rallied demanding the federal government fix the Employment Insurance (EI) system, protect pensions and services, and put the needs of working people before profits.
Blog - AHRC Dignitas June 15
Marc Gionet | On June 3, 2009, a university class came face to face with the consequences of Canada’s counter-terrorism measures and the realities they create.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 15
John Bonnar | “You knew all along that they weren’t bringing the people back,” says Theriault who lives with her two daughters in a subsidized 3 bedroom house. “My big toe couldn’t fit into one of these (condos)"
Blog - John Bonnar's June 14
John Bonnar | "David Miller and the developers are working to gentrify this area and destroy it as a home for poor people," says OCAP. "They have similar plans for other Toronto Housing communities."
Blog -'s staff blog June 14
rabble staff | Today was the third annual march for housing organized by the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre.
Blog - Andrew Brett June 13
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Andrew Brett | Canada is the world leader in criminalising people with HIV, according to Justice Edwin Cameron of the South African Constitutional Court.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! June 13
Matt Adams | Obama defends anti-gay marriage act breaking a campaign promise; LGTB Legal groups, ACLU denounce move.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 11
John Bonnar | Video and photos from the rally held outside the Peruvian Consulate in Toronto on Thursday, June 11.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 11
The Media Consortium | While the United States’ legal system is founded on grand ideals like all humans being equal, the law is rarely as benevolent or efficient in practice, especially for immigrants.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 11
John Bonnar | “The Liberals and the Conservatives have trivialized and ignored fragrant violations of foreign workers, labour and human rights."
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 10
The Media Consortium | The FBI is investigating the assassination of Dr. George Tiller to determine if the killer broke any federal laws.
Blog -'s staff blog June 9
rabble staff | One of the lesser reported portions of the Lisa Raitt's Greatest Hits tape concerned the Liberals, and Ignatieff's decision to pull out of the coalition.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 9
The Media Consortium | The banking lobby still holds enough sway inside the Beltway to torpedo sensible consumer protection rules, even after releasing many predatory mortgages that kicked off the current economic crisis.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 9
John Bonnar | It costs substantially more to raise capital for public infrastructure indirectly through a P3 than directly through public borrowing, according to a report released Monday.
Blog - Ben Powless June 8
Ben Powless | The battle has been set for control of the Amazon. On one side, Indigenous Amazonians, On the other, the Peruvian state and its free trade agreements.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 8
John Bonnar | Non-profit regulation and legislation are so complex that even senior third sector leaders –- apart from a handful of charity law lawyers –- don't understand it well, according to a new report.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog June 8
Nima Maleki | The US has consistently enunciated its support for Turkish membership within the EU, and views Turkey as a key pivot in regional geostrategy.
Blog - Christine Saulnier's blog June 8
Christine Saulnier | By all accounts, tomorrow's election in Nova Scotia will be a historic moment. Nova Scotia is poised to elect the first NDP provincial government east of Ontario. But, will it be much different?
Blog - Word of the Rings June 7
Pina Belperio | Whistler and West Vancouver have been hit with a rash of ATM card skimming schemes in the past few weeks.
Blog - Ben Powless June 6
Ben Powless | I've just arrived at the head offices of AIDESEP, the Interethnic Association of Peruvian Rainforest Development, the representative body of Amazonian peoples of Peru.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 6
John Bonnar | No Canadian jurisdiction has established a prison-based needle and syringe program (PNSP), despite significant evidence that PNSPs reduce risk behaviours associated with HIV and HCV transmission.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 6
John Bonnar | David Chen and two of his staff were charged with assaulting and kidnapping a suspected shoplifter who had allegedly stolen a tray of potted plants from Chen's store.
Blog - Ben Powless June 6
Ben Powless | After 50 days, the situation took a turn for the worst. The government sent in police to violently remove Indigenous protesters, who were resisting free trade agreements that threatened the Amazon.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog June 5
Corvin Russell | Canada's national gay rights organization loses its direction.