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Elections | Environment | Politics in Canada | Harper's pre-election infrastructure announcements will promote privatization | Jun 16 2015 | Brent Patterson | The Harper government will be using its $14-billion Building Canada Fund to help it win the October 19 federal election. But let's look more closely at the Building Canada Fund.
Photo: Stephen Downes/flickr
Elections | Politics in Canada | The spoiler: Gilles Duceppe returns as BQ leader | Jun 16 2015 | Duncan Cameron | With former leader Gilles Duceppe taking over the leadership of the Bloc Québécois (BQ) from Mario Beaulieu, the only party able to threaten the NDP in Quebec has raised its game.
Photo: ashley.adcox/flickr
Environment | Indigenous Rights | Irrational attacks have long history of diminishing debate | Jun 16 2015 | David Suzuki | Canadians must continue to speak out for our water, land, air and wildlife, for justice for Indigenous peoples, and for a clean energy future -- without fear of harassment, intimidation and hatred.
Photo: Márcio Cabral de Moura/flickr
Politics in Canada | Our Senate has never been a chamber for sober second thought | Jun 16 2015 | Stephen Kimber | There is no evidence our upper chamber of pastured partisans provides a more effective voice for provincial interests than elected MPs, or provincial governments.
Rachel Notley
Politics in Canada | Alberta throne speech: NDP's new political funding rules turn the Tories' world upside down | Jun 16 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's political fundraising rules have been tilted so heavily in the PCs' favour for so long the more level playing field planned by the NDP must make up seem like down to the Tories.
Politics in Canada | Unintended consequences: Attacking Leadnow and strategic voting | Jun 16 2015 | Michael Laxer | There can be unintended consequences to every strategy -- and this one could easily drive Liberals and Greens leaning to the NDP right back where they came from.
Photos: Liam Coo Jumblies Theater (used with permission)
Anti-Racism | Arts & Culture | Indigenous Rights | Political Action | Art on the move: Train of Thought explores treaties and decolonization in cities across Canada | Jun 15 2015 | Megan Devlin | reporter Megan Devlin attended the Toronto stop of Train of Thought, an artistic journey across Canada exploring treaties and decolonization.
Photo: Sean Connors/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Elections | Politics in Canada | Harper's voter suppression plan: Coming soon to a polling station near you | Jun 15 2015 | Linda McQuaig | Stephen Harper's re-election strategy depends on a lot of you not voting. And if you mess with his plan by showing up at the polling station on Election Day, he's prepared for that, too.
Civil Liberties Watch | Food & Health | Politics in Canada | Photo essay: Toronto rally against cuts to refugee health | Jun 15 2015 | Jesse McLaren | The fourth and largest annual day of action against cuts to refugee health shows the Harper government's bogus arguments are failing, and solidarity with refugees is growing.
PHOTO: flickr/Evan Bench
Economy | Political Action | Politics in Canada | World | Money matters: COMER v. Canada | Jun 15 2015 | Judy Kennedy | Earlier this month, it was announced that the federal government is continuing to appeal a decision which could change the way the Bank of Canada is governed.
Image: Neff Conner/flickr
Economy | Food & Health | Politics in Canada | Evidence shows privately funded health care does not decrease wait times | Jun 15 2015 | Vanessa Brcic | Current public dialogue is full of questions about what kind of innovation or "revamping" the health system needs. Dr. Vanessa Brcic applies principles of evidence-based practice to the debate.
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Environment | Politics in Canada | Future of Nova Scotia's energy efficiency is on the line | Jun 15 2015 | Ralph Surette | Nova Scotia's quest for energy efficiency, along with the wisdom of the Liberal government on energy matters, will be on trial before the Utilities and Review Board this coming week.
Stephen Harper at the 14th Sommet de la Francophonie in Kinshasa, Congo in 2012.
Environment | Just how bad is Stephen Harper's climate record in Africa? | Jun 15 2015 | Yves Engler | Harper's Conservatives have pursued an environmental, economic and political course that has already killed hundreds of thousands.
Feminism | Food & Health | The 'Pink Viagra' myth | Jun 15 2015 | Frieda Werden | Should the women's movement buy into sex drugs? Dr. Leonore Tiefer speaks at a conference on the medicalization of sex.
St. Paul's Indian Industrial School, Manitoba, 1901
Indigenous Rights | Politics in Canada | What happened in residential schools was genocide. But what really matters is justice. | Jun 15 2015 | Pamela Palmater | It's on the rest of us to stand up for the truth and ensure Canadians know everything that happened in the schools covered in this report and the ones not yet exposed.