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Canadian government attempts to discredit BDS movement

February 22, 2015
| The movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel is under fire from Canadian government ministers, who have labelled the campaign anti-semitic.
Length: 13:52 minutes (12.7 MB)

Harper equates fighting terrorism with mass surveillance

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In the most recent Snowden revelations, it has come to light that the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) -- the digital surveillance and intelligence arm of the Canadian government -- has been conducting a program that amounts to 'mass surveillance'.

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January 12, 2015 |
Taxes are not just about revenue; they are also about the fair distribution of economic benefits and about how much inequality we are willing to tolerate.
November 5, 2014 |
Forty years ago, the Canadian and Mexican governments came together to create the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program. And they still have yet to fix it.
| November 4, 2014
October 20, 2014 |
The decision to hand over government printing contracts to for-profit businesses could jeopardize privacy and end up costing more.
October 15, 2014 |
The Official Opposition has developed a plan to tackle our country's childcare crisis. Affordable, universal childcare will offer real economic and social benefits to working families across Canada.
September 15, 2014 |
Over 10,000 signed "Make the Review Public" postcards were delivered to Raitt's office, calling for the government to adhere to the terms of its Charter and conduct a public review of the post office.
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Hamas gains support following Israel's assault on Gaza

September 11, 2014
| A poll of Palestinians conducted after the recent ceasefire shows Hamas gained much support as a result of resistance to the Israeli assault. Meanwhile Netanyahu faces harsh criticism within Israel.
Length: 17:56 minutes (16.43 MB)

Citizens or consumers? Talking politics with Susan Delacourt

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"Taxpayer," is Susan Delacourt's most hated word.

"I just think that reduces the sum total of people's relationship with government down to this idea that it's something they pay for," explained the Toronto Star senior writer and author of Shopping for Votes: How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them. "This idea that government doesn't belong to people anymore -- that it belongs to service providers -- is a really, really reductionist way of looking at the world."

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