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Was Ottawa 'terror' arrest timed to support repressive new legislation? | Feb 18 2015 | Matthew Behrens | When the RCMP announced an Ottawa anti-terrorism arrest this month, the timing could not have been better for a federal government that appears to thrive on national security hysteria.
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Harper does little to help Canadians like Mohamed Fahmy | Feb 18 2015 | Stephen Kimber | The case of Mohamed Fahmy is not the first time the Harper government -- advancing ideological agendas or demonstrating diplomatic deafness -- has left Canadians to the mercies of foreign governments.
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Troubled times ahead with new anti-terror legislation | Feb 16 2015 | Matthew Behrens | Bill C-51 grants new powers to already hyperactive state security agencies, and baits as "soft on terror" anyone who questions the bill's necessity. Here is a primer on key provisions in the bill.
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There are big political risks for the NDP in challenging Harper's anti-terror bill | Feb 16 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Debate begins soon on Bill C-51. The Liberals have said they will vote for it, despite some concern. But if there is to be any serious challenge to the bill's many flaws it will fall to the NDP.
Photos: 10th Annual Strawberry Ceremony for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls | Feb 15 2015 | John Bonnar | Over 1,200 people gathered outside police headquarters in Toronto on Saturday to demonstrate against the ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and girls.
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Are Harper Conservatives giving neo-Nazi terror a pass? | Feb 15 2015 | Gary Shaul | The alleged Halifax "Valentine's Day Massacre" demonstrates the Harper Cons' double standard when it comes to keeping us safe.
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Physician assisted death: Supreme Court rules, faith groups respond | Feb 14 2015 | Dennis Gruending | The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down a law that prohibits physician assisted death. Various faith groups have responded to the ruling.
Uncultured terror in Halifax | Feb 14 2015 | J. Baglow | They were planning an attack on the public -- a mass murder. But one mustn't call it terrorism.
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When fear triumphs over rationality: Harper's new anti-terror legislation | Feb 13 2015 | Monia Mazigh | What makes Stephen Harper think that we are in dire need of new legislation to fight terrorism? Maybe the increase in police power and surveillance in Bill C-51 is not intended for terrorists.
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No flowers from Gaza this Valentine's Day | Feb 13 2015 | Suha Diab | Valentine's Day is a day of love, flowers and candy. In Gaza, it is a reminder of a once flourishing floral industry that has been crushed by Israel's attacks on Palestine.
First Peoples, Palestine and the Crushing of Free Speech | Feb 12 2015 | Redeye Collective | Steven Salaita had been hired to teach at the University of Illinois when he tweeted his objections to Israel's bombing of Gaza. Under pressure from donors, the university withdrew the job offer.
B.C. government to sell off thousands of public housing units | Feb 11 2015 | Redeye Collective | B.C. Housing intends transfer over 350 properties to non-profit organizations over the next three years. This has both residents and housing activists concerned.

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