News December 11
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Sophia Reuss | In an interview, Halifax-Dartmouth CUPW labour council president Suzanne MacNeil discusses right to bargaining and the ongoing negotiations with Canada Post.
Blog December 11
Photo of Berta Cáceres via UN Environment/Wikimedia Commons
Brent Patterson | The number of human rights defenders and environmental activists killed around the world continues to grow as environmental crises and climate breakdown intensify.
Blog December 11
Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney. Photo: Manning Centre c/o Jake Wright/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | If you had imagined the two Alberta legacy conservative parties to disappear once they were merged into the United Conservative Party, it appears you were mistaken.
Columnists December 11
Members of yellow vest movement on the streets of France in November 2018. Photo: NightFlightToVenus/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | Why are tens of thousands of regular people, citizens of the French Republic, staging a democratic revolt against tax increases?
Podcast December 11
Voices - Tracking government erosion of democracy, participation, and dissent in Canada
Scott Neigh | Voices-Voix is a non-partisan coalition of Canadians and Canadian organizations that documents the erosion of democracy in Canada. Its founder Tim McSorley talks about the work the group does.
Blog December 10
John Foster | Bitumen from the oilsands is costly to extract, upgrade, and refine, and difficult to clean up. These issues won't go away even if we build more pipelines in Canada.
Blog December 10
Prab Gill asking a question in Question Period … although not Thursday’s Question Period.
David J. Climenhaga | Calgary-Greenway MLA Prab Gill uses Question Period in the Legislature to ask if there's an investigation of misuse of PAC funds in the UPC leadership race.
Blog December 10
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Barâa Arar | Statistics Canada’s recent report on hate crimes illustrates the increase in these racially motivated incidents. The challenge now is to develop an approach to combat this hatred.
Columnists December 9
Rick Salutin | Those of us who mostly observe and comment on the current crisis, or suite of crises, owe a debt to France's gilets jaunes, the yellow vests. They're clarifiers.
Blog December 9
David J. Climenhaga | A political strategy that has long worked for the right -- forget about what your opponents have to say and rile up your base -- may be going mainstream. That’s probably bad news for Alberta.
Blog December 7
Ed Finn | Reading is important. It’s that simple. If you doubt it, ask the question: Could a country that had widely read Huckleberry Finn have taken Donald J. Trump seriously for a second?
Columnists December 7
Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Quebec Premier François Legault. Photos: LouisRoyQc/Wikimedia Commons and Bruce Reeve/Wikimedia Commons
Monia Mazigh | Hate crimes in Canada have increased by 47 per cent in 2017, yet both Quebec Premier François Legault and Ontario Premier Doug Ford have remained silent about the disturbing surge in numbers.