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Environment | Politics in Canada | Energy shift requires shift in conversation | Jan 6 2015 | David Suzuki | Pervasive fossil fuel infrastructure makes it difficult to contemplate rapidly shifting away from coal, oil and gas, which creates a psychological barrier to rational discourse on energy issues.
Photo: Tony Webster/flickr
Political Action | Politics in Canada | A number is never just a number: Political divides | Jan 6 2015 | Hennessy's Index | Canadians who identify as right or left on the political spectrum are more likely to be interested in politics, according to a recent survey. Here's how those political divisions stack up.
Rob Anderson
Politics in Canada | First casualty of outrage at Wildrose floor crossing? Former House leader Rob Anderson to quit politics | Jan 6 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta MLA Rob Anderson, renowned for crossing the floor of the Legislature twice, said last night he told Premier Jim Prentice before Christmas of his decision to leave politics.
John Hilton-O'Brien
Politics in Canada | Alberta's Wildrose remnant has new role as 'conscience of the right'? Come off it, guys! | Jan 6 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | A former insider argues the Wildrose Party should become the conscience of the Alberta right.
Arts & Culture | Feminism | I'm only here for the male-shaming: Time magazine publishes call for new feminist movement in 2015 | Jan 5 2015 | Meghan Murphy | MRAs are the new feminists this year.
Civil Liberties Watch | Technology | In 2015, the stakes could not be higher for Internet freedom | Jan 5 2015 | David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update | When it comes to 2015, there's a lot in store -- it's shaping up to be a pivotal year for digital rights and Internet freedom. Let's look at just some of the key challenges we face.
Photo: A protest against GMOs in the European Parliament. Photo by Euractiv
Economy | Environment | Food & Health | CETA should have a GMO warning label on it in Europe | Jan 5 2015 | Brent Patterson | The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the U.S.-European Union Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will increase the risk of GM food entering Europe.
Photo: Jjackunrau/flickr
Economy | Food & Health | Indigenous Rights | There's no silver bullet to 'solve' poverty | Jan 5 2015 | Molly McCracken | Complex problems, like the kind of poverty that exists and persists here in Winnipeg, require multi-faceted responses. We need to build on what's working in Manitoba if we are to solve these problems.
Photo: wikimedia commons
Elections | Politics in Canada | Fantino dumped from Veterans job but still in Harper's cabinet | Jan 5 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Prime Minister Harper has replaced beleaguered Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino with young, promising Erin O'Toole. But why is Fantino still at Harper's cabinet table?
Environment | Feminism | Indigenous Rights | GroundWire | January 5, 2015: The hottest stories of 2014 | Jan 5 2015 | GroundWire Radio News | A special year-end review of the biggest stories of 2014, including Bill C-36, pipelines, and missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Danielle Smith & Jim Prentice
Politics in Canada | Explaining the revulsion: It's not the policy differences, stupid! It's the Wildrose corruption critique | Jan 5 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | It is ironic that by accepting the 11 Wildrose defectors into his PC caucus, Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has for many voters reinforced the Wildrose Party's premise his party is corrupt.
LGBTIQ | Leelah Alcorn's suicide demands respect of kids', not parents', rights | Jan 4 2015 | Mercedes Allen | What a 17-year-old trans* Ohio teenager's suicide says about the debate over LGBT-inclusive education and GSAs in Canada.
Being There, Alberta Style
Politics in Canada | Poll says all is well in Alberta garden as disappointed Wildrosers file back into PC ranks | Jan 4 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Support for the Wildrose Party is plummeting as supporters angered by the defection of 11 MLAs to the governing PCs have turned on the five Wildrose MLAs who didn't cross the floor. Go figure!
Coalition | Politics in Canada | What would a coalition government mean for progressive politics in Canada? | Jan 2 2015 | Brent Patterson | While the federal election is still ten months away, there is already speculation that a likely outcome of the vote on October 19, 2015 is a Conservative minority government that could be displaced by
Rod Fox
Politics in Canada | Plumbing the rural press for hints of how the Mudville Nine were induced to join Alberta's PCs | Jan 2 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Rod Fox didn’t sound very enthused about his recent switch from the Wildrose to the Progressive Conservative Party in an open letter to his constituents.