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|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 17 Yves Engler | At the party's first leadership debate last weekend there wasn't a single foreign policy question despite a host of contentious recent party positions on international affairs|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Despite Opposition demands, Alberta NDP says no to risky conservative ideological experiments in its 2017 budgetDavid J. Climenhaga | It was Budget Day in Alberta and the sense of relief in the halls of the Legislature was palpable, again.
|Blog - On The Other Hand March 17 Penney Kome | Japan's melted-down nuclear plants are the globe's most urgent and most intractable crisis.|
|Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog March 16 Gerry Caplan | Re-education is great and everything, but we should expect more from our judges.|
|Blog - Hill Dispatches March 16 Karl Nerenberg | During the last election campaign, the Trudeau Liberals promised an ombudsperson to keep tabs on Canadian extractive industry companies operating abroad. They have not yet acted on that promise.|
|Blog - Liz Kessler's blog March 16 Liz Kessler | Kids with learning disabilities will be the first to suffer from larger classes.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary March 15 David J. Climenhaga | If Wildrose Leader Brian Jean fights for the leadership of a combined right-wing party in Alberta with Jason Kenney, could he win?|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 15 Yves Engler | One hundred years ago today a popular revolt ousted the Russian monarchy. Six thousand Canadian troops invaded in response.|
|Blog - David Suzuki March 15 David Suzuki | On March 22, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the Peel watershed case. A positive ruling could not only protect the Peel, but also the rights of First Nations in future land-use planning.|
|Blog - Pulpit and Politics March 14 Dennis Gruending | Just four of the 14 Conservative leadership candidates could be said to be fit for office. None of them are likely to win, however.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Alberta finally moves, cautiously, toward reforming labour laws, more boldly to ban cash-for-blood transactionsDavid J. Climenhaga | Alberta's labour laws haven't been meaningfully updated since 1988, but the NDP government plans consultations before introducing needed changes.
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 14 Yves Engler | "Charitable" JNF teaches children an exclusive, religious and ethnic nationalism while promoting war.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary March 14 David J. Climenhaga | First contract compulsory arbitration: will the Alberta NDP enact even that sensible and nearly universal reform? We have no idea.|
|Blog - Liz Kessler's blog March 13 Liz Kessler | I have learned, almost unconsciously, that I have to fight almost constantly for people to listen to what I have to say or take my ideas seriously.|
|Blog - Hill Dispatches March 13 Karl Nerenberg | While the 14 Conservative leadership candidates squabble and attack each other, the four NDP aspirants agree on most issues.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Chrystia Freeland should not be punished for her grandfather's sins, but for lying to Canadians about themDavid J. Climenhaga | The fact the Foreign Affairs Minister tried to pass off her grandfather's history, which we now know to be true, as Russian disinformation should concern us all.
|Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog March 10 Maya Bhullar | What did we do? Stand up! Fight back!|
|Blog - Hill Dispatches March 10 Karl Nerenberg | The first NDP leadership debate takes place on Sunday. There are four strong, experienced candidates. Their task will be to demarcate the party on the political map.|
|Blog - Open Media's blog March 10 Meghan Sali | The public has lost confidence in trade processes that put the interests of corporate lobbyists before people. But there's a way back from the brink.|
|Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg March 10 J. Baglow | Chrystia Freeland covered up her grandfather's pro-Nazi collaborationist past. How could she imagine the truth would not out?|
|Blog - Canadian Voice of Women for Peace March 9 Sara Eftekhar | On January 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order prohibiting travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S following through with his promise of banning Muslims.|
|Blog - On The Other Hand March 9 Penney Kome | I've worked without a net for decades, using women's traditional techniques.|
|Blog - Child Care Canada Now March 9 Martha Friendly | Changing the status quo in child care means affordable fees, decent wages and quality non-profit services backed by sustained funding and thorough planning.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Now the public's tuned in, it'll be hard to put a lid back on discussion of rich subsidies to ritzy private schoolsDavid J. Climenhaga | All right-wing parties have to defend their support for excessive funding for ritzy private schools is the risible claim such schools offer "choice," and, you know, choice is good.
|Blog - Alberta Diary March 8 David J. Climenhaga | The Wildrose leader distanced himself from a campus club that published an offensive ad -- although a photo on social media shows him meeting the same group not long ago.|
|Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog March 8 Judy Rebick | Given all the attention to International Women's Day this year, Judy Rebick is sharing a chapter of her book Ten Thousand Roses on how IWD came to be celebrated in Canada.|
|Blog - KAIROS Witness March 8 Rachel Warden | This year KAIROS is celebrating International Women’s Day (March 8) with the launch of a video on Isabel Caicedo Polanco and the work of KAIROS’ partner, Organización Femenina Popular in Colombia|
|Blog - David Suzuki March 8 David Suzuki | What kind of "eminent scientists" would sign something claiming carbon dioxide "is not a pollutant but a major benefit to agriculture and other life on Earth"?|
|Blog - The Views Expressed March 7 Kathleen Copps | If the Liberal government is serious about combating Islamophobia, they should award long-denied justice to those in Canada's Muslim communities whose freedoms were sacrificed for the "war on terror."|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 7 Yves Engler | 1,000 Canadian military personnel, a naval vessel and fighter jets will soon be on Russia’s border. Canada is participating in a “game” of brinksmanship that could end badly.|