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|Blog - Sarah Miller's blog April 11 Sarah Miller | 'Twas the month before elections and all through B.C. the election ads were playing for everyone to see...|
|Blog - Northern Plains Drifter April 11 Paul Orlowski | During the election campaign, the mainstream media gave Trump too much coverage. Sure, he's entertaining and could improve falling ratings. But his penchant for fake news threatens civil society.|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 10 Yves Engler | A leadership race is an opportunity to promote bold ideas and invigorate a political movement. Canada’s right wing party seems to understand this, the left not so much.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Big changes coming to academic faculty, graduate student and postdoctoral bargaining rights in AlbertaDavid J. Climenhaga | It's worth asking the question if over time this approach could lead to the creation of an Academic Faculty Union of Canada?
|Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change April 8 Lizanne Foster | If you can’t afford the $10,000 a plate dinners, the B.C. Liberals have little to offer you besides more of what we’ve been subjected to since 2001.|
|Blog - Raluca Bejan April 8 Raluca Bejan | The soda company's new ad, which was pulled this week after a public outcry, shows that diversity and social activism can be sold like any other product.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary April 8 David J. Climenhaga | The departing PC Party president was never going to be forgiven by Leader Jason Kenney's forces once they were in charge and remaking the party in their own image.|
|Blog - Policy Note April 8 Shannon Daub | British Columbians want income to be much more equally distributed than they believe it to be now. However, voters significantly underestimated B.C.'s overall income inequality.|
|Blog - Reflections April 7 Ehab Lotayef | There is a big difference between P. E. Trudeau's profound vision of Electoral Reform and Proportional Representation and Justin Trudeau's way of tackling the issue, which leaves a lot to be desired.|
|Blog - On The Other Hand April 7 Penney Kome | Trumpcare's defeat shows how American attitudes toward healthcare have shifted over the last six years.|
|Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog April 7 Maya Bhullar | What Little Mountain taught us about the BC government and the fight for affordable housing|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Alberta's first woman premier calls for more than talk about the deplorable treatment of women in politicsDavid J. Climenhaga | Cleared for second time of conflict accusations, Alison Redford emerged from seclusion to speak about how women politicians are held to different standards than men.
|Blog - David Suzuki April 5 David Suzuki | Protected areas are one aspect of keeping coastal ecosystems healthy. Responsible stewardship also requires effective fisheries management, strong penalties for polluters and emissions reductions.|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 5 Yves Engler | Jewish Defence League exports their violence and extremist ideology to the U.S.A. and works with neo-fascists to bash Muslims|
|Blog - Alberta Diary April 4 David J. Climenhaga | Conservatives motor to easy by-election wins in Calgary; third inquiry clears Alison Redford; Brad hits the Wall; and Kenney fink-call plan keeps falling flat.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Jason Kenney and the GSA reverse-tip-line brouhaha: Is this conservative turning into the Anita Bryant of Canada?David J. Climenhaga | Will it help with severely normal Alberta voters if Jason Kenney turns into Canada's Anita Bryant, pounding a pulpit that seemed pathetic even in 1977? Not so much, probably.
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog April 2 Yves Engler | There are important differences of opinion within the NDP regarding foreign policy questions. These issues deserve to be aired.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary April 1 David J Climenhaga | You can't make this stuff up. You literally can't, as it turns out.|
|Blog - Making Waves March 31 Emma Lui | A primer on key water issues in B.C. leading up to the election on May 9th, including pipelines, fracking, and bottled water.|
|Blog - On The Other Hand March 31 Penney Kome | 2017 Budget’s "net-zero" buildings could be self-heating.|
|Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada March 31 Independent Jewish Voices Canada | The Canadian Jews News continues to bar IJV from editorial space, and gives very troubling justifications for this behaviour.|
|Blog - Raluca Bejan March 31 Raluca Bejan | Shedding light onto Ivanka’s complicity takes away from the complicity of American people on the matter.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
It's hard to imagine the Alberta Liberal Party surviving the existential crisis of its past few daysDavid Climenhaga | The Alberta Liberal Party has been badly shaken by the flighty flight of St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse, in whom many supporters had invested high hopes.
|Blog - Activist Communiqué March 30 Krystalline Kraus | We should be shocked and ashamed of ourselves.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary March 30 David J. Climenhaga | Being away from Alberta 20 years and not noticing it's changed is the most charitable explanation for Jason Kenney's call to effectively out gay students who wish to join GSAs.|
|Blog - Hill Dispatches March 30 Karl Nerenberg | Conservative leadership candidates advocate extreme right policies -- should Trudeau reconsider electoral reform?|
|Blog - The Views Expressed March 29 Julia Maksymetz, Niall Clapham-Ricardo | It takes a courageous movement to build an unapologetic left-wing alternative for all the communities within Canada.|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 29 Yves Engler | Africans were held in bondage here for 200 years and the Atlantic provinces had important ties to the Caribbean plantation economies.|
|Blog - A change is gonna come March 29 Doreen Nicoll | The Nestlé Triangle located in Wellington County, Ontario has the potential to extract 6.4 million litres per day and that's cause for concern.|
|Blog - David Suzuki March 29 David Suzuki | Science offers great tools for understanding and innovating. We owe it to ourselves to at least understand how science acquires and integrates knowledge and what that means.|