Blog May 24
A wildfire at Loon Lake on the Ashcroft First Nation Reserves in British Columbia in 2017. Photo: Shawn Cahill/Creative Commons
David J. Climenhaga | Think of climate obstructionism in Alberta today as a three-legged stool. Postmedia is one leg, the Kenney government another, and fossil fuel industry lobby groups the third.
Blog May 23
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, channeling Ralph Klein, arrives in the legislative building's rotunda after the throne speech. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | If you were paying attention during the campaign, you've heard most of the United Conservative Party's first throne speech before. The interesting stuff was between the lines.
Podcast May 24
Winnipeg General Strike
Marc Belanger, C. Marie Ainsborough | RadioLabour's Canada Report May 24 to 31, 2019. Women were the first to walk off the job during the Winnipeg strike, the gender pay gap seems stuck at 20 per cent, and singing: 'Bread and Roses.'
Columnists May 23
Pro-choice demonstration. Photo: jordanuhl7/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The epidemic of unconstitutional anti-abortion legislation across the United States has ignited a firestorm of opposition. The reality is that a majority of Americans are pro-choice.
News May 23
Canadian Parliament. Photo: Sam Szapucki/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Canadians may not be ideologically conservative, but, when it comes to innovations in and novel ideas for the political process, we are highly risk averse.
Blog May 23
Nathan Cooper in campaign mode. Photo: Nathan Cooper/Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | Back in 2015, Alberta's new Speaker said asking MLAs to come to work an hour earlier, at 9 a.m., two days a week showed "blatant disrespect for the Opposition."
Podcast May 22
"Invisible Essence: The Little Prince" -- an updated version of a classic story. Charles Officer and Cane Sugar Filmworks. Used with permission.
Face2Face | Charles Officer talks about his new film "Invisible Essence: The Little Prince," based on the original story read for the first time by a blind Pakistani boy.
Podcast May 22
Tasha Hubbard, filmmaker, and Debbie Baptiste, mother of Colten Boushie. Photo: Gilad Cohen
Gilad Cohen, Simona Ramkisson, Brandon Fragomeni, Alex Castellani, Ron Ma | Colten Boushie’s mother Debbie Baptiste and filmmaker Tasha Hubbard discuss their film "Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up" and how systemic racism impacts our justice system.
Columnists May 22
March for Life on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, 2016. Photo: Ross Dunn/Flickr
Matthew Behrens | When Alabama legislators passed the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S. last week, many seemingly progressive people immediately reacted by blaming Muslims.
Blog May 22
Image: Melbourne Water/Flickr
David Suzuki | Politicians often justify their undying support for the fossil fuel industry by claiming they're looking out for jobs and the economy -- but those claims simply don't hold up.
Blog May 21
Fast food. Photo: SteFou!/Flickr
Ed Finn | The big corporations that grow, process, refine, salt-and-sugar-stuff, calorie-maximize, and sell the foods that make us sick derive enormous profits from doing so.
Columnists May 21
Elizabeth May at podium in 2015. Photo: Bob Jonkman/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | With 17 elected Green Party members at the provincial and federal levels, the Greens look to be competitive in a number of federal ridings across Canada in the October 21 election.