Blog August 18
A 2011 oil tank fire in Gibraltar. The Trans Mountain pipeline extension would increase the risk of such fires at the pipeline's terminus in Burnaby, B.C. Image: Moshi Anahory/Wikimedia Commons
Robert Hackett | The bitumen-bearing pipeline depends on taxpayer subsidies. Now, emerging campaigns aim to stop those subsidies -- and to re-align energy and climate policy with Canada's best values.
Blog August 18
Alberta Labour Minister Jason Copping, left, and minimum wage "expert panel" chair Joseph Marchand at the government's newser in Calgary. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Lobbyists influencing policy and legislation is nothing new. But Thursday's announcement suggests the Kenney government isn't even trying to pretend anymore.
Blog August 18
Image: Peace Brigades International
Brent Patterson | The human right to a healthy environment means better protection of environmental human rights defenders and their families.
Blog August 18
A native plant garden. Image: Flickr/Jim Crotty
Doreen Nicoll | Resident Paul Raun was recently notified by Burlington by-law enforcement that he must cut and remove overgrown weeds on his property. The problem is, he has no weeds, only native plants.
Columnists August 16
Police tape. Image: British Columbia Emergency Photography/Flickr
Monia Mazigh | Why do we tolerate certain actions when it comes to violating the rights of Muslims but hate groups get a free pass no matter how violent the ideologies they espouse?
Blog August 16
Reflection on Dal Lake. Image: McKay Savage/Wikimedia Commons
Shama Naqushbandi | While the move taken over the last week to forcibly impose Central Indian rule under complete blackout may seem like the beginning of an end, in truth, Kashmiris have been here many times before.
Blog August 16
​Image: Jason Woodhead/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The ecosystem of partisan Conservative propaganda outlets is gearing up for the full-court press to persuade us the United Conservative Party is right and that there is no alternative.
Blog August 16
Michael Adams (on right) at 2019 Ottawa book event. Photo: Dennis Gruending
Dennis Gruending | Pollster Michael Adams' new book predicts that Trumpism and Brexit divisions are unlikely to sprout in Canada.
Blog August 15
Matthew DiMera | Just as libraries provide public space, essential to a thriving and blooming community, rabble provides the online space for the democratic debate of issues affecting progressive Canadians.
Blog August 15
Antheia's milkweed taken by Altheia. Used with permission.
Doreen Nicoll | Burlington declared a climate emergency this spring. But the city has violated its own by-laws by forcibly cutting down a resident's naturalized garden, a research-proven climate solution.
News August 15
Image: Toronto Disaster Relief Committee
Cathy Crowe | In this excerpt from her new memoir, Cathy Crowe recounts how, in the late 1990s, she and fellow Toronto housing activists fought homelessness by erecting prefabricated housing on undeveloped land.
Podcast August 15
Elizabeth May -- we don't have to choose between the economy and the environment. Image: Victoria Fenner
Victoria Fenner | Why is it that so many people believe we can have a stable economy or healthy environment, but not both? Green Party Leader Elizabeth May talks to Victoria Fenner about this and more.