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Blog - Sarah Miller's blog April 11
B.C. Legislature building
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
Delivering fake news
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
Image: Facebook/Carrie Lynn Poole-Cotnam
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 April 10
Alberta labour lawyer Andrew Sims (David Climenhaga photo)
David 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
B.C. Premier Christy Clark in 2014
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
Image: Flickr/Mark Klotz
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
Justin Trudeau in 2013
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
Half wreck of Little Mountain
Maya Bhullar | What Little Mountain taught us about the BC government and the fight for affordable housing
Blog - Alberta Diary April 6
Alison Redford on March 13, 2014 (David Climenhaga photo)
David 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
Fish kill
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
Image: Facebook/T'ruah
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
Alison Redford (David Climenhaga photo)
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 April 3
Anita Bryant (Wikimedia Commons)
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
The Canadian Jewish News website prominently featured video of JDL's Meir Weinstein protest speech.
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 March 31
Sometime Alberta Liberal leadership candidate Nolan Crouse (David Climenhaga photo)
David 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
Jason Kenney (Photo by David Climenhaga)
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
Voting in the Conservative Party of Canada
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
Pure Life water bottled at facility in Dubai
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
Clean Energy March in Philadelphia on July 24, 2016.
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.