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Politics in Canada | Alberta's shattered Tories have a tougher task ahead than the ‘inexperienced’ NDP | May 30 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Even if the NDP eventually fails in Alberta, the way is not clear for the battered PCs to return to power.
Photo: Backbone Campaign/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Economy | Politics in Canada | Harper's trade deals are a poison pill for democracy | May 29 2015 | Murray Dobbin | There are signs that some countries are trying to get governing power back from transnational corporations. But no country seems as determined as Canada to jettison the powers of government.
Civil Liberties Watch | Political Action | Politics in Canada | You don't need to spy to know what we think! Follow the #StopC51 protests here. | May 29 2015 | rabble staff | On May 30, protesters will gather across Canada to stop Bill C-51. Find your local protest here as well as some vital reads on the dangers of Bill C-51.
The Council of Canadians and allies have lobbied at the European Parliament agai
Economy | Politics in Canada | World | Crucial vote on ISDS in European Parliament coming within weeks | May 29 2015 | Brent Patterson | The European Parliament's trade committee has voted to back the U.S.-EU TTIP trade deal. The resolution endorsing the agreement now goes to the full EU Parliament for a plenary vote.
Economy | Feminism | Labour | Politics in Canada | Austerity agenda is detrimental towards women | May 29 2015 | Ali Hamandi | The Harper government's deep spending cuts have left women facing a harsh triad of impacts: declines in labour force, persisting pay gap and weakened public services.
Photo: ariwriter/flickr
Economy | Environment | Politics in Canada | Setting the record straight on B.C. LNG: A response to criticisms | May 29 2015 | David Hughes | Our recent report by David Hughes, A Clear Look at BC LNG, prompted dismissive comments from the B.C. government and the LNG industry. CCPA-BC asked David to respond.
Photo: Flickr;  Alex Guibord
Economy | Labour | Media Matters | Political Action | Politics in Canada | This week in labour: Some cringe-worthy Conservative gaffes and much, much, more! | May 29 2015 | Ella Bedard | Sometimes, it can be hard to explain just how and why this government isn't working for workers. But this week, they made it super easy! Thanks y'all.
Economy | 'The Poor Get Prison' | May 29 2015 | Redeye Collective | As the economy of the U.S. continues to stagnate, the banks have escaped scot free and the poor are targeted. Karen Dolan is author of a new report about the criminalization of poverty.
Environment | Indigenous Rights | Political Action | First all-Indigenous Greenpeace delegation stands up against Big Oil | May 29 2015 | Erica Commanda | The My Esperanza Mission is sailing along Canada's West Coast to connect communities opposing pipelines and supertankers and to draw attention to the high potential of an oil spill.
Image: pixabay/kheinz46
Feminism | When talking about women's underwear, why the hell would we include men? | May 29 2015 | Raluca Bejan | Apparently women's lingerie is still the path to feminist liberation. Only this time thongs are out and full-bottomed underwear is in.
Food & Health | Politics in Canada | Cambie Surgery Centre court case poses major threat to public health care | May 29 2015 | Redeye Collective | A case brought by the new elected head of Doctors of B.C. is challenging the Medicare Protection Act in court. Colleen Fuller argues that this case strikes at the heart of Canada's health-care system.
Justice Murray Sinclair, TRC chair, Art Babych photo
Indigenous Rights | Truth and reconciliation on Indian residential schools: The road ahead | May 29 2015 | Dennis Gruending | The TRC is about to release its report into Indian residential schools in Canada; but where do we go from here?
Labour | Watch: The life and death of worker resistance pt. I | May 29 2015 | Operation Maple | These days we seem to accept corporate CEOs making billions, while many struggle to make minimum wage. Why did striking for justice go out of style?
Image: Palmovish from DeviantArt/flickr
Politics in Canada | US Politics | World | With Harper's war on terror, the white whale comes to Canada | May 29 2015 | Rick Salutin | U.S. foreign policy always manages to metaphysicalize itself out of specifics and into abstractions. The cultural source of this pattern is Captain Ahab's pursuit of the white whale in "Moby Dick."
Don Braid
Politics in Canada | No way Broadbent Institute should have hired high-profile strikebreaker to moderate panel on Alberta election | May 29 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Broadbent Institute Executive Director Rick Smith defends the use of a former Calgary Herald strikebreaker to moderate the panel because of his high profile as a political commentator in Alberta.