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Education | Elections | Christy Clark gave $150,000 to a Haida Gwaii chief in business with her brother then forgot all about it | May 30 2016 | Sarah Miller | The B.C. premier made a donation of $150,000 to a federally funded First Nations school with no request or paper trail, that ends up benefiting her brother in a business deal worth millions.
Education | Labour | World | Britain's timid university lecturer protest will change nothing in a rigged system | May 30 2016 | Raluca Bejan | In a time where U.K. universities just registered up to £1 billion in budgetary surplus, the one per cent increase rejected by UCU does not even seem much of an increase.
Environment | Regeneration gap: Is the environmental movement winning? | May 30 2016 | Daryn Caister | A generational gap in conservative thought appears to be opening with new right wing leaders beginning to accept climate science.
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Food & Health | Canadian pension plans are investing in price-gouging drug companies | May 30 2016 | Michael Butler | Do you think your pension plans should invest in companies that jack up the price of drugs for seniors and the suffering?
Grassy Narrows youth, 2012
Indigenous Rights | New hope for Grassy Narrows, but Ontario still balks at cleaning mercury-poisoned waters | May 30 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | It's not too late to remove the mercury from the river system, freeing community members from the killer legacy left by the pulp and paper industry.
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Labour | Here's why the EI system is not working and what can be done | May 30 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Too many jobless workers are not getting the help they need through EI. Labour reporter Teuila Fuatai discusses why with Canadian Labour Congress senior economist Angella MacEwen.
Peter Stockland on Public Life, Being Human and Eating Lunch at Home
Media Matters | Peter Stockland on public life, being human and eating lunch at home | May 30 2016 | Face2Face | Peter talks about what it means to be human, why he believes in something beyond himself, how we shape our understanding and why he thinks we should all be eating lunch at home a little more often.
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Political Action | After 40 years of protesting Kissinger, it might be time for some new tactics | May 30 2016 | Nick Fillmore | A recent protest in Toronto targeting war criminals Henry Kissinger and former Israeli PM Shimon Peres attracted less than 200 people using the same old tactics. Can we improve them?
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Politics in Canada | The House is back and will vote on assisted dying | May 30 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | MPs had hoped to have a chance to represent their constituents' deeply felt concerns on assisted dying. The government is in a hurry, though, because June 6 is only a week away.
Economy | Uber given some breathing room in Mississauga | May 29 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | Despite what earlier this month look like an attempt by Mississauga City Council to snuff out Uber operations, new council plans look much more friendly with the potential for a pilot program.
Brian Jean & Derek Fildebrandt
Politics in Canada | Brian Jean's Wildrose leadership is unquestioned: The fall of Derek Fildebrandt explained | May 29 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Realistically, Derek Fildebrandt, the MLA kicked out of the Wildrose Party Caucus yesterday, doesn't have much choice but to grovel to get back in.
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Civil Liberties Watch | Gaza | Israel's new ultra-nationalist defense minister alarms Canadian Jews | May 28 2016 | Sarah Beuhler | As Israel takes a sharp turn to the right, Canadian Jews worry about growing authoritarianism at home and abroad.
Political Action | To solve Canada's housing crisis language matters | May 28 2016 | Cathy Crowe | If we're serious about solving homelessness we need a real national housing program not just a smoke and mirrors strategy.
Derek Fildebrandt
Politics in Canada | Wildrose Party Finance Critic Derek Fildebrandt suspended from Opposition caucus over Facebook message | May 28 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Prominent Alberta Opposition MLA suspended one day after controversy over attack on Kathleen Wynne in Alberta Legislature.
New Town restaurant in Chinatown, Vancouver, B.C.
Anti-Racism | Labour | Without migrant and immigrant workers at its centre, there's no future for organized labour | May 27 2016 | Justin Kong | If the labour movement in Canada is to remain relevant and keep its ability to push progressive politics it needs to take organizing and supporting immigrant workers much more seriously.