Karl Nerenberg

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May 31, 2016
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A lesson in social media hate and rage

Karl Nerenberg
The vicious social media attacks against Ruth-Ellen Brosseau shocked parliamentarians from all parties. Some readers may not have seen them, and so, as a public service, here is a sample.
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May 30, 2016
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The House is back and will vote on assisted dying

Karl Nerenberg
MPs had hoped to have a chance to represent their constituents' deeply felt concerns on assisted dying. The government is in a hurry, though, because June 6 is only a week away.
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May 10, 2016

Trudeau puts electoral reform process in motion

Karl Nerenberg
On Tuesday night the government said it is setting up an all-party committee to recommend a new electoral system. The skeptics were proven wrong. Trudeau is keeping this promise.
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May 6, 2016
Photo: Facebook/Jessica Saulnier- Breen

Could there be a new vision for a rebuilt Fort McMurray?

Karl Nerenberg
Like most northern Canadian resource towns Fort McMurray was built on the suburban sprawl model. There was no coherent urban plan to foster community, and inadequate transport in and out of town.
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Apr 27, 2016
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Free advice for Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly

Karl Nerenberg
The still-new Minister of Canadian Heritage has launched an ambitious project to rethink all federal cultural policies and institutions. The consultation process is still in its infancy.
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Apr 11, 2016
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Mulcair's out. How did it happen and what's next?

Karl Nerenberg
When the NDP chose Tom Mulcair in 2012 it was mostly because he looked like a seasoned pro who knew how to win. When he did not deliver victory, or something close, his days were inevitably numbered.
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Apr 9, 2016
Photo: flickr/ Premier of Alberta

Notley slams LEAP manifesto at NDP convention

Karl Nerenberg
Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley gave a rousing and inspiring speech at the Edmonton NDP convention. She did not hide her big differences with the policies offered in the LEAP manifesto.
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Mar 16, 2016
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Mulcair faces fire as NDP convention nears

Karl Nerenberg
A group of Quebec NDPers wrote an open letter calling for changes in the party but not for Tom Mulcair's head. Others have now joined the fray, and they are not shy about targeting the leader.

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