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Mar 16, 2017

Open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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"We, the undersigned professors, call on the Canadian government to enact legislation to establish a credible and effective independent ombudsperson to investigate and hear complaints..."
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Jun 23, 2016
Photo courtesy of Murray Lumley

No more arms deals in Canada

Kevin Shimmin
"I understand why you are here. It's a horrible deal." Canada's continued participation in the arms trade needs to end. Kevin Shimmin offers his experience and perspective.
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May 9, 2016
Photo: flickr/Fotomovimiento

The refugee issue: The clash of two worlds

Nikolaos Gryspolakis
Nikolaos Gryspolakis gives his first-hand account of participating in the refugee solidarity movement in Greece. Here he shares refugees' stories and his experience during this time.
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Mar 15, 2016
Photo: flickr/ Kat Northern Lights Man

Responsible journalism is under attack in Nova Scotia

Ingrid Bulmer
Francis Campbell
And, unfortunately it's an inside job. The newsroom workers at the Halifax Chronicle Herald have been on strike since Jan. 23. The Halifax Typographical Union responds.
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Oct 9, 2015
Photo: flickr/ Antonio Acuña

Jagged edges and the Indigenous vote

Daniel Heath Justice
Daniel Heath Justice explains why as a Canadian citizen of the Cherokee Nation he will vote in the 2015 federal election.
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Sep 15, 2015

The Leap Manifesto

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A call for a Canada based on caring for the Earth and one another.
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Aug 21, 2015
Photo: flickr/Matt Jiggins

Remember Jack Layton and build a better Canada

Libby Davies
Saturday August 22 marks the fourth anniversary of Jack Layton's death. On this day we remember Jack and his life, what will you think about? What will you resolve to do?
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Jul 24, 2015

Reflections on the power of the Unist'ot'en Camp

Rita Wong
Rita Wong is a woman of Canadian citizenship and Chinese descent. She attended the sixth annual Unist'ot'en Action Camp in northern B.C. Read about her experience here.

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