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Blog - The Views Expressed February 16
Image: YouTube
Vibhor Garg | U.S. President Donald Trump has a long, complex and mutually profitable relationship with the WWE and its billionaire owners, Linda and Vince McMahon.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog February 15
Image: Facebook/Yusra Khogali
Yves Engler | A Black Lives Matter - Toronto spokesperson recently called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a "white supremacist terrorist." "White Supremacist," sure -- but what about "terrorist"?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg February 15
Image: @realDonaldTrump/Twitter
J. Baglow | By conceding Canadian sovereignty to American border officials, the Trudeau government has crossed a bridge.
Blog - Alberta Diary February 15
Photo: Premier of Alberta/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Rachel Notley reacts to threats with remarkable aplomb as many of the people who contribute to this problem shrug their shoulders and say, "Who? Me?"
Blog - A change is gonna come February 15
Justin Trudeau and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Doreen Nicoll | Justin Trudeau, self-proclaimed feminist, is looking more misogynous with each passing day.
Blog - David Suzuki February 15
dirty tap water
David Suzuki | The David Suzuki Foundation and Council of Canadians have published a report card rating government progress on its commitment to ending drinking water advisories in nine First Nations in Ontario.
Blog - Alberta Diary February 14
Dave Hancock Portrait
David J. Climenhaga | When by-then-premier Jim Prentice appointed a new cabinet in the fall of 2014, Dave Hancock was out, with barely a word of thanks.
Blog - On The Other Hand February 14
Image: Connor Tarter/flickr
Penney Kome | Women are going to jail in Canada, especially Indigenous women, because they are unable to pay fines for small infractions.
Blog - Liz Kessler's blog February 14
Image: Adam Zeek/flickr
Liz Kessler | "Normalcy" isn't possible, and it's not the goal, so trying to reassure me that I seem normal is useless.
Blog - Alberta Diary February 14
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Jeffery J. Nichols
David J. Climenhaga | Maybe higher oil prices will be back soon, but the realities of the market, and the realities of the biosphere, won't be changed by the ideology of capitalism.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog February 13
Photo: World Bank Photo Collection/flickr
Yves Engler | Rather than contrasting Trump's ban with Israel's openness, if Israel supporters truly embraced universal human rights they would criticize Trump for mimicking Israeli policy.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change February 12
Lizanne Foster | Finance Minister De Jong's claims to a balanced budget actually reveal years of fiscal mismanagement and neglect.
Blog - Alberta Diary February 12
David J. Climenhaga | When it comes to education in Alberta, it turns out that competition is always good … except when it isn't! Who knew?
Blog - The Views Expressed February 10
Image: Twitter/@RealDonaldTrump
Nahla Abdo | All U.S. presidents, including Obama, have taken part in wars attempting to bring the Middle East to heel. Now it is Trump's turn.
Blog - Hill Dispatches February 10
Image: Flickr/World Bank Photo Collection
Karl Nerenberg | The PM's warning that an extremist party could gain some seats in parliament under a proportional system ignores the fact that the extreme right can win a majority under the current system.
Blog - Alberta Diary February 10
Dave Hancock
David J. Climenhaga | If we ask why we are spending public money on portraits of Alberta premiers (and Legislative Speakers, too, it must be added) we are asking the wrong question.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 10
Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui | The six men murdered by a white nationalist in their place of prayer became ironic victims of the very label that the media and public use to condemn them: terrorist.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 9
Nelson Mandela, terrorist
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
Brian Jean
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
Image: PMO/Adam Scotti
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 February 8
Michael Janz
David 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
Newspaper headline, "Great Storm Hits after 4-inch rain"
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
Trump Supporter at Neo-Nazi Rally
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
March in Bucaramanga, Santander against Eco Oro Minerals and other companies
Fernanda Sánchez Jaramillo | Indigenous people, Afro-Colombians, union leaders, farmers, students and academics in Colombia confront Canadian mining companies.
Blog - Alberta Diary February 7
Fort Mac Fire
David 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
Image: Flickr/Olivia Chow
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.

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