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Economy | Politics in Canada | Is the EI cut a 'job credit'? Try 'job killer' | Sep 12 2014 | David Macdonald | Yesterday the federal government announced a "Small Business Job Credit." The idea is that small businesses will have a portion of what they paid in EI refunded to them, as a "job-creation strategy."
The Coastal Citizen Podcast
Economy | Environment | The Coastal Citizen: The costs of oil and gas | Sep 12 2014 | Erica Butler | The Coastal Citizen takes a look at a global industry taking root off the Atlantic coast, and the concerns being raised about the dangers it poses to our ecosystems and economies.
Photo: flickr/Oteo
Education | Labour | Politics in Canada | B.C. schools could be open Monday, if the government wanted | Sep 12 2014 | E. Wayne Ross | If B.C. schools could be open on Monday, why won't the government make it happen? Oh, because they think binding arbitration is "absolutely silly."
Licia Ronzulli voting with her 1 month old daughter on September 22, 2010. by Eu
Elections | Feminism | Politics in Canada | Where are all the women (candidates)? | Sep 12 2014 | Kate McInturff | A number of cities across Canada are gearing up for municipal elections. It seemed like a good time to ask: why don't more women run for office? Here's why.
Photo: flickr/The Laird of Oldham
Elections | Politics in Canada | World | Scotland isn't Quebec, the U.K. isn't Canada | Sep 12 2014 | Simon Jones | In the last few weeks, the momentum for Scotland's independence seems to be with the Yes campaign. Some are keen to compare it to Quebec, but why? They couldn't be more different.
Environment | Fighting fracking at its source -- and its destination | Sep 12 2014 | Andrea Harden-Donahue | Much of the anti-fracking activism has focused on stopping it at its source -- but what if we tried to stop it at its destination too?
Environment | Indigenous Rights | Politics in Canada | World | Barrick Gold refuses to relocate villagers who suffer murder, rape and house burning | Sep 12 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | Of the over 200 journalists in the Ottawa Parliamentary Press Gallery rabble's Karl Nerenberg was the only one to cover Wednesday's major event on the Hill about Canadian mining in the Pacific.
Feminism | Oscar Pistorius knew exactly what he was doing | Sep 12 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide in the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. This means he was found guilty of negligence rather than intent.
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, e010758808/flickr
Politics in Canada | Franklin expedition disrupts neat divisions between public and private | Sep 12 2014 | Rick Salutin | I'd like to thank the Franklin expedition for definitively settling the irritating argument between the private sector and the public sector over who's the problem and who's the solution.
World | The terrorism we support in Syria | Sep 12 2014 | Eva Bartlett | Glaringly absent from corporate media accounts of the proxy-war being waged on Syria is the fact that ISIS, as well as other Western-backed organizations have been terrorizing Syrians for years.
Anti-Racism | Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | Thirteen years into the War of Terror | Sep 11 2014 | Harsha Walia | Over the past 13 years, the War on Terror has been one of linguistic and legal contortions that allow the state to fortify itself with increasing policing and surveillance powers.
Arts & Culture | Civil Liberties Watch | Education | Politics in Canada | How potatoes and polar bears can teach kids about human rights | Sep 11 2014 | Mehreen Shahid | What can two potatoes teach us about human rights? A lot more than you think! In these uniquely Canadian children's books, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is made accessible to kids.
CommonCauses | Indigenous Rights | Political Action | Chief Derek Nepinak, Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs | Sep 11 2014 | Victoria Fenner | Listen to Chief Derek Nepinak, Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, speak at the Peoples' Social Forum in Ottawa, August 21- 24, 2014.
Economy | Education | This is awkward. B.C. has a budget surplus. | Sep 11 2014 | Marc Lee | There is no reason why B.C. cannot afford to really put families first, and invest in a first-class public education system.
Photo: flickr/Steven Depolo
Education | Labour | Politics in Canada | Teachers vote for binding arbitration to end strike | Sep 11 2014 | Larry Kuehn | More than 30,000 B.C. teachers voted "yes" to return to classes -- if the B.C. Liberal government will agree to send to arbitration all the issues except for those related to court decisions.