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Ten Year Plan
Politics in Canada | Apocalypse Now! Get ready, Alberta, for the glories of the First Ten Year Plan | Mar 4 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | I think this explains it. GroupThink. Ten Year Plans. And the Most Significant Budget in Modern Times. Welcome to the Year of the Sheep.
Photo: Spacing Magazine/flickr
Anti-Racism | Education | Politics in Canada | Nova Scotia's problematic top-down approach to race relations | Mar 3 2015 | Stephen Kimber | In the week the never-ending Africville issue returned to court, a new decision on Black education is just one more they-never-learn example of government's top-down approach to racial concerns.
Photo: google images
Anti-Racism | Civil Liberties Watch | Feminism | Politics in Canada | Open letter: To Chris Alexander from concerned Canadian citizens | Mar 3 2015 | various | Concerned Canadian citizens respond to Chris Alexander's recent comments about a woman's right to choose to wear a niqab or hijab during a citizenship oath.
Photo: Adam Scotti/Justin Trudeau/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | The Liberals have lost their way | Mar 3 2015 | Duncan Cameron | The personal appeal of Justin Trudeau will not be enough to cover for an unwillingness on the part of the Liberals to stand up and be counted on crucial issues.
Economy | Politics in Canada | Doubling TFSA contribution limits: Even nastier than income-splitting | Mar 3 2015 | Armine Yalnizyan | Despite the Harper government's claims, it's clear that the Tax-Free Savings Account carries far higher risks than rewards -- for individual Canadians as well as for the economy as a whole.
Photo: JasonParis/flickr
Economy | Labour | Grocery wars: Lessons from Canada's changing retail landscape | Mar 3 2015 | Armine Yalnizyan | As Target Canada tumbled into bankruptcy, Loblaw announced that its fourth-quarter profits more than doubled. What can be learned from this tale of two retailers?
Photo: Traffic in Vancouver by Mark Woodbury on Flickr
Economy | Environment | Politics in Canada | Why we're voting YES to new transit and transportation funding in Vancouver | Mar 3 2015 | Iglika Ivanova, Marc Lee, Seth Klein | In the upcoming Vancouver transit and transportation referendum, we think the benefits of a YES outcome outweigh the negatives for the following reasons.
Photo by Alex Pickering
Economy | Indigenous Rights | Labour | GroundWire | February 25 and March 3, 2015: Homelessness Marathon Edition | Mar 3 2015 | GroundWire | This edition of GroundWire originally aired during the 2015 Canadian Homelessness Marathon, an overnight broadcast showcasing local stories about homelessness.
Education | Liberals tell students free tuition a fantasy best left to Hollywood | Mar 3 2015 | Miles Krauter | Ontario's Liberal government incidentally reveals how they really feel about post-secondary education in a new advertisement.
Education | Labour | VIDEO: Members of CUPE 3903 vote to reject York University offer | Mar 3 2015 | rabble staff | Over 1,200 members of CUPE 3903 participated in the 'final offer' Special General Membership Meeting on March 2, during which they voted almost 70 per cent to reject the Employer's final offer.
Environment | Let’s not sacrifice freedom out of fear | Mar 3 2015 | David Suzuki | We mustn’t sacrifice all we have gained out of fear, or give up our hard-won civil liberties for a vague and overreaching law that “undermines more promising avenues of addressing terrorism.”
Feminism | Vice magazine discovers 'Women' | Mar 3 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Vice media is launching a "female-centric channel" called Broadly.
Media Matters | Politics in Canada | Technology | Meghan Sali wants to take your voices to Ottawa. Lend her your words | Mar 3 2015 | Eva Prkachin | Our own Meghan Sali has been invited to present the pro-Internet community’s concerns about the government's new anti-privacy Bill S-4. What should she say?
Tim Grant
Politics in Canada | Jim Prentice to Rotarians: Don't read my lips, but no new taxes! Everything else will be revealed later … | Mar 3 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta will keep all the old Klein-Stelmach-Redford-Hancock policies that cause the ongoing revenue problem. Premier Jim Prentice will fix it by beating up on modestly paid public employees.
A report card on Pope Francis on the second anniversary of his election.
World | Pope Francis' second anniversary: Times are A Changin' | Mar 3 2015 | Dennis Gruending | In March 2015, Pope Francis will observe the second anniversary of his election. Here is a report card on his record so far.