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Economy | Politics in Canada | The downside of Canada's love affair with small business | Jan 29 2015 | Hugh Mackenzie | The problem is that the small business of the imagination ­-- the mom-and-pop operation -- is not at all representative of the corporations that benefit from the small business tax rate.
Economy | Labour | Episode 161: Entrepreneurship under the microscope | Jan 29 2015 | Victoria Fenner | Is entrepreneurship and social enterprise always a good thing? A couple of different perspectives.
Photo: flickr/Thomas Hawk
Environment | Political Action | Anti-pipeline protesters crash Kinder Morgan dinner party | Jan 29 2015 | Francella Fiallos | Would you like some anti-pipeline protests with your Big Oil dinner? No? Too bad!
Environment | Indigenous Rights | Water, water, everywhere, but not a clean drop to drink | Jan 29 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | Boil water advisories are nothing new outside of Winnipeg.
Environment | Political Action | Organizing against the Energy East pipeline in the Ottawa Valley | Jan 29 2015 | Redeye Collective | Energy East will carry tar sands oil 4,500 km across Canada from Alberta to New Brunswick for export to Europe and Asia.
Food & Health | Making New York City streets safer for pedestrians | Jan 29 2015 | Redeye Collective | Pedestrian and cyclist fatalities in NYC have dropped sharply since the introduction of a vigorous campaign to beef up traffic enforcement. Alana Miller explains how it was done.
Syriza rally
Politics in Canada | World | What could a Canadian Syriza do? | Jan 29 2015 | Tara Ehrcke | With the victory of the anti-austerity Syriza in Greece, it is time to think about building a genuine left alternative here at home.
World | The election in Greece and its consequences for the war in Ukraine | Jan 29 2015 | Roger Annis | Any new sanctions against Russia by the European Union require unanimous consent of its 28 members. All of a sudden, there is a government in Europe unwillling to jump on the anti-Russia bandwagon.
Sang with author Susan Swan. Photo: Justin Lauzon
Arts & Culture | Food & Health | Sang Kim's literEATure nights imbued with kimchee memories | Jan 28 2015 | June Chua | Writer and restauranteur Sang Kim brings together food, literature and community at the Windup Bird Cafe's literEATure events, where sets of courses are inspired by notable books.
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | Technology | This International Data Privacy Day, protect what you hold dear | Jan 28 2015 | Thomas Saczkowski | On January 28, International Data Privacy Day, it is imperative that those residing and visiting Canada understand the surveillance being used by Canadian governments and corporations.
Economy | Food & Health | A prescription for income | Jan 28 2015 | Redeye Collective | Doctors at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto have been trying out a new approach to help their neediest patients. Dr. Andrew Pinto explains what it means to prescribe income for patients.
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Economy | Political Action | The World Social Forum: Building alternative forms of globalization | Jan 28 2015 | Thomas Ponniah | The World Social Forum represents the development of a new left and a new global civilization, grounded by a desire for participatory, radical democracy.
Image: Nelson Tiny Houses
Economy | Food & Health | 'Tiny houses' no solution to the unaffordability crisis | Jan 28 2015 | Michael Stewart | Lauding the 'tiny house' movement as a political solution spreads fantasy that we can find consumer-driven solutions to social problems. And that's dangerous.
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Education | Feminism | Should Dal's whistleblowing dental student be suspended or thanked? | Jan 28 2015 | Stephen Kimber | We have a complicated relationship with those who blow whistles on bad behaviour: think Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning… and, now, Dalhousie dental student Ryan Millet.
Elections | Media Matters | Politics in Canada | Can we have productive political discussions this federal election? | Jan 28 2015 | Doug Howat | It's an election year! A time when we productively share opinions and ideas, and debate policy. Not! But can we actually have meaningful conversation this election?