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Harper and Merkel: Partners in austerity

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Chancellor Angela Merkel.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Canada this week as champion of an austerity policy stance that is failing Europe.

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France and Greece celebrate electoral push back against austerity

Socialist Party supporters in Bastille Square cheered the end of the Sarkozy era in France. (Photo: democraticunderground.com)
France celebrated the defeat of Sarkozy over the weekend. Similar scenes took place in Greece, as the left rode a wave of anti-austerity sentiment.

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Ottawa protest serves notice: Austerity will meet resistance

In Ottawa yesterday, thousands protested Harper's austerity agenda. (Photo: Ariel Troster)
It's been a year since Harper got his majority. In Ottawa yesterday, thousands protested his austerity agenda.

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Preparing for the 2012 federal budget

Photo: Kitty Canuck
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty prepares to deliver one of the most draconian budgets in recent years.

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Images from anti-austerity rally in Toronto

Photo: Krystalline Kraus
Friday's rally in Toronto was organized as a pre-budget showdown in response to the Drummond report.

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International Women's Day march in Toronto

Photo: Jesse McLaren
On March 3, women from across Toronto took to the streets for International Women's Day.

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The commodification of children's play

Photo: Fiona L Cooper/Flickr
What are the implications for children and their caregivers when access to play spaces is limited?

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Tackling Flaherty's legacy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper

The unexpected, shocking death of Jim Flaherty, the Conservative Party's only Finance Minister until his retirement less than a month ago, has resulted in hundreds of warm tributes for his commitment to public life and praise from those in business and conservative circles who approved of his financial and economic policies.

Flaherty, who was only 64, died of a heart attack on April 10. He was devoted to his family and was one of the most popular Members of Parliament. Friends indicated that Flaherty was headed for a high-paying job on Bay Street, so he could make a better income after he had sacrificed by taking a lower paying government job.

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2014 People's Social Forum takes aim at austerity and the Right

Photo: flickr/Mary Kosta

The first ever pan-Canadian social forum will be held this year in Ottawa from August 21 to 24. More than 10,000 participants from all over Canada are expected to come to the University of Ottawa to discuss ways and means of combating the austerity policies of the Harper regime and the provincial governments.

While we have been witness to often spirited resistance in many spaces and places -- the Québec student strike, the indigenous Idle No More movement, and the rallies against the Enbridge and TransCanada pipelines -- there has not yet been a united Canada-wide response. What are the prospects for a pan-Canadian fightback?

Québec and First Nations

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Broadening the scope of the debate on the Ukrainian crisis

| March 26, 2014
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