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|Blog - The Views Expressed February 9 Caroline Biotteau | Terrorism is more or less some form of violence used against civilians for ideological purposes. Unless the government is OK with it.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary February 9 David J. Climenhaga | If unification of the right happens, it will be under the Wildrose structure, says Opposition Leader Brian Jean, and he will be a candidate to lead it.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed February 9 Greg Squires | Trudeau's about-face on electoral reform and massive deficits will likely cost him the soft conservative and left vote that delivered a majority in 2015.|
|Blog - Economic Democracy February 9 Gary Engler | As long as there have been battles over resources people have objectified and demeaned the “other” but racism was invented to serve the economic interests of European capitalists.|
|Blog - Michel Lambert's blog February 8 Michel Lambert, Donald Cuccioletta | In the aftermath of the Quebec City tragedy, we need more than solidarity messages.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
In subversive move, Edmonton school board chair calls for optional Catholic programs in public schoolsDavid J. Climenhaga | Horror-stricken Catholic school trustees quickly responded to Edmonton Public School Board Chair Michael Janz's call for optional Catholic programs in public schools.
|Blog - David Suzuki February 8 David Suzuki | Trying to communicate complex ideas and distill entire studies into eye-catching headlines and brief stories can open the door to misinformation and limited understanding.|
|Blog - Ben Powless February 8 Ben Powless | As corporations become more progressive than the GOP, how far will they go to retain their base?|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog February 7 Yves Engler | General Jonathan Vance claims the media's reporting on the Canadian Forces has created "very toxic narratives." Poor muffin.|
|Blog - MiningWatch blog February 7 Fernanda Sánchez Jaramillo | Indigenous people, Afro-Colombians, union leaders, farmers, students and academics in Colombia confront Canadian mining companies.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Alberta public employees, subject to constant Wildrose and media vilification, win national award for effective serviceDavid J. Climenhaga | The Alberta Public Service yesterday was honoured by Deloitte Canada and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada for its response to 2016's Fort McMurray fire.
|Blog - On The Other Hand February 7 Penney Kome | If you think news media cost too much, try making decisions in the dark.|
|Blog - KAIROS Witness February 7 Cheryl McNamara | Last January, KAIROS released its wish list for the year -- 10 plus one hopes for the federal government and the provinces to fulfill. Two of these were realized. Here are our wishes for 2017.|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog February 6 Yves Engler | As the NDP race revs up expect Palestine to be debated in a way that troubles Israeli nationalists.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary February 6 David J. Climenhaga | The story of billionaire flight from Alberta persists in Conservative circles. Luckily, it turns out Rona Ambrose, leader of the Opposition, is in a position to set the record straight!|
|Blog - On The Other Hand February 6 Penney Kome | Block fake news by learning how to spot it.|
|Blog - Hill Dispatches February 6 Karl Nerenberg | Conservatives are thrilled we're keeping first-past-the-post. It gives them a chance of repeating 2011: winning a majority, even though most voters would choose anybody but them.|
|Blog - Christopher Majka February 6 Christopher Majka | How can honouring an oft-repeated and unambiguous promise to implement electoral reform, widely supported by Canadians, be irresponsible? How can keeping your political word "harm Canadian stability"?|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Wildrose reaction to proposed raise for front-line health workers illustrates the party's rightward shiftDavid J. Climenhaga | The days when party leaders like Danielle Smith and Rob Anderson expressed support for front-line health-care workers, are clearly over.
|Blog - Reflections February 4 Ehab Lotayef | Electoral reform that "makes every vote count" strengthens minorities. Yet it is abandoned at the same time the Muslim minority is told it would be heard.|
|Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog February 3 Maya Bhullar | New networks of organizers are building locally and globally to oppose the attacks on everything we believe in. Here are some Canada-focused tools to fight back against Trumpism.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed February 2 Caroline Biotteau | After a white, male Quebecker enamoured with Trump and the alt-right murdered six people in a mosque Sunday evening, it took many by surprise. It shouldn't have.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed February 2 Emilie Taman | Promises to fix child care, maternity leave, and pensions that treat women fairly have all been broken -- and can't be forgotten because the PM has a nice tweet game.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
This feels like it's happened before … it's Groundhog Day and the Liberals have just broken a promise!David J. Climenhaga | Did anyone really expect Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to keep his electoral reform promise? Other than the Green Party leader, that is.
|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.|