Blog October 16
Image: Jim McIntyre from Citizens for Public Justice via United Church/Flickr
Alexandra Zannis | What does it mean to say we want to end poverty in Canada? More than an act of charity, this is a question of basic rights.
Blog October 16
Greta Thunberg speaks at Fridays for Future protest in Berlin in July 2019. Image: Leonhard Lenz/Wikimedia Commons
David Suzuki | Greta and the young people worldwide urging adults to care about their future don't need awards. They need grown-ups to take them seriously and heed the scientific evidence about global warming.
Columnists October 16
Image: Outside In: A Political Memoir
Thomas Ponniah | Libby Davies' political autobiography includes not only the decisions of political elites but also the role of activists and social movements in their struggle against larger structural forces.
Podcast October 16
Image: Gilad Cohen
Gilad Cohen, Simona Ramkisson, Brandon Fragomeni, Alex Castellani, Ron Ma | Bianca Mercer and "Conviction" co-director Nance Ackerman discuss the enduring stigma of life after prison, and why they believe in the necessity of community-based rehabilitation.
Blog October 15
Doug O'Halloran, 1952-2019. Image: Dave Cournoyer
David J. Climenhaga | A statement from UFCW 401 president Thomas Hesse and secretary treasurer Richelle Stewart said, "it is hard to express how saddened we are by the loss of our great brother, Douglas."
Podcast October 15
An election polling station in 2015. Image: Ishmael Daro/Flickr
Victoria Fenner | Karl Nerenberg has been covering elections for more years than he wants to say. He looks ahead to e-day and the possibilities for Canada's next Parliament.
Blog October 15
Colten Boushie's family at press conference. Image: National Film Board
Doreen Nicoll | Fall has descended and it's time to cocoon with a good movie. Luckily, the 11th annual Art Gallery of Hamilton Film Festival gets underway this week.
News October 15
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Zaid Noorsumar | Deteriorating working conditions in long-term care combined with poor wages have led to a severe personal support worker shortage -- making the situation even worse.
Blog October 15
Heather McPherson, the federal NDP candidate in Edmonton Strathcona. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Does the Mainstreet poll of voter intentions in the Edmonton Strathcona federal riding indicate a real trend, or is it an outlier for whatever reasons?
Blog October 15
Still from debate livestream. Image: YouTube
Ed Finn | The depletion of tax revenue through profligate business bounties is a cunningly devised strategy, giving political leaders the excuse that they simply don't have the means to improve social services.
Columnists October 15
NDP leader addresses crowd during 2019 federal election campaign. Image: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook
Duncan Cameron | In 2019, breaking the cycle of Liberal-Conservative government -- an objective of the New Democrats -- starts with the NDP winning enough seats to play a key role in a minority Parliament.
Blog October 14
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg. Image: Anders Hellberg/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | Environmental activist Greta Thunberg appears content to give the Kenney government a few days to work itself into a full-blown swivet before she announces her Alberta itinerary.