Rick Salutin June 1
Rick Salutin
This happens to be a populist moment politically but ours won’t be a particularly Trumpian one, not because Ontarians are smarter than Americans but because there’s a populist alternative.
Marie Aspiazu, Digital Freedom Update June 1
Big Telecom's proposed low data plans are a slap in the face. If the CRTC thinks that this is the solution to wireless affordability that Canada is hungry for, it has clearly not been listening.
Matthew Behrens June 1
The gap between Trudeau's rhetoric and the reality for refugees in Canada continues to widen. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen recently said: "We do not appreciate or welcome irregular migration."
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 31
As the United States and Israel celebrated the official opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, May 14, about an hour away the Israeli military was firing on thousands of Palestinians.
Safia J. Lakhani, Pro Bono May 31
Safia J. Lakhani
If international pressure is the key to ending Israeli apartheid, then a fulsome reporting on facts is the first step.
Jim Stanford May 30
Jim Stanford
This accounting tempest will turn out to be a non-event in the dramatic election campaign -- and in fact, it may counterintuitively help the party's surging campaign, rather than hurting it.
Duncan Cameron May 29
Duncan Cameron
The U.S. "wield a big stick" approach to NAFTA leaves the Canadian renegotiation strategy looking like a dead end -- and Canadian negotiators with a futile task.
Rick Salutin May 28
Rick Salutin
Philip Roth, an American novelist who was a pre-eminent figure in 20th-century literature, died at age 85 last week.
Lois Ross May 23
As we head into another growing season, we should be asking ourselves how sustainable our agricultural system is generally, but in particular, how fair it is given the treatment of farm workers.
Duncan Cameron May 22
Duncan Cameron
In his Yankee Stadium speech to the 2018 NYU graduating class, Justin Trudeau gave a mild liberal rebuke to postmodernism.
Rick Salutin May 18
Rick Salutin
The only reason for panic is our retrograde, undemocratic electoral system. It would give Doug over 70 per cent of seats with his 40 per cent of the vote.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 17
The Catonsville Nine action on May 17, 1968 prompted a wave of similar acts of anti-war, nonviolent civil disobedience.
Duncan Cameron May 15
Duncan Cameron
The Trump decision to dump an international deal for partisan political reasons is another in a series of U.S. moves that undermines confidence in the U.S. as a negotiating partner.
Rick Salutin May 12
Rick Salutin
This must have been a week of cognitive dissonance for Trudeau. He apologized emotionally for Canada's turning away of Holocaust refugees, while slamming the door Nigerian asylum seekers from the U.S.
Linda McQuaig May 10
Doug Ford learned a key lesson observing the crushing electoral defeat of his predecessor: never reveal where the bodies are to be buried.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 10
In the midst of teachers walking out of schools around the country, demanding fair salaries and proper funding for their classrooms, one teacher, Mandy Manning, was invited into the White House.
Wayne MacPhail May 9
Wayne MacPhail
Google will be using a new text message standard to create a new messaging service. Problem is, the new standard is not end-to-end encrypted.
Duncan Cameron May 8
Duncan Cameron
The work of economic thinker and political activist Karl Marx, born 200 years ago on May 5, 1818, continues to inspire contemporary seekers of justice for working people.
Rick Salutin May 4
Rick Salutin
What I like about the blender model is it still leaves room for change and for wide swings between options, versus being stuck in a static politics of us versus them.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 3
Kanye West, the legendary rap artist, provoked controversy this week when he said in an interview: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years. … That sounds like a choice."
Rick Salutin May 1
Rick Salutin
Toronto's van attack tested all of us. And not everyone gets a passing grade.
Victoria Henry, Digital Freedom Update May 1
The Facebook scandal has shown how Canada's privacy laws have failed to protect us, and how they have no power to help us prevent something like this from happening again.
Duncan Cameron May 1
Duncan Cameron
Justin Trudeau has followed up on his initial engagements with the Trump administration, and made gender equality the priority item of his G7 presidency.
Monia Mazigh April 27
Monia Mazigh
Social media and mainstream reporting are both shaping dangerous and misleading narratives that, in the long run, are slowly causing the erosion of the real work of journalism.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 26
A well-known journalist was arrested while covering a protest against immigration detention, then was handed over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) authorities for deportation.
Matthew Behrens April 26
On May 7, a rally and nonviolent direct action will take place on Parliament Hill in solidarity with the Labrador Land Protectors, who are trying to stop the massive Muskrat Falls mega-dam.
Michael Hackl, Pro Bono April 26
A case in Nova Scotia provides insight into how the use of medical cannabis is sometimes still perceived as an unconventional treatment despite having been legal in Canada for almost two decades.
Lois Ross April 25
There is a need for a massive re-think about how we build community, rural and urban communities that are resilient, healthy and work towards strengthening self-reliance in the face of climate change.
June Chua April 24
The remote Pacific island nation of Kiribati is drowning. A new documentary captures the ravages of extreme storms and sea-level rise that threaten the tiny country.
Duncan Cameron April 24
Duncan Cameron
In 2019, the Liberals plan a re-run of their campaign of 2015. The focus will be on women voters. The Liberal leader will contrast his "feminism" with the retro approach of the Conservatives.

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