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Elections | Politics in Canada | Harper's (Un)Fair Elections Act could be a useful crisis of democracy | Apr 7 2014 | Murray Dobbin | Perhaps the best possible response of democracy activists to this loathsome piece of legislation would be to treat it as a useful crisis and use it to galvanize the electorate.
Quebec Premier Pauline Marois
Elections | Politics in Canada | In Quebec: Same old, same old -- or a historic upset? | Apr 7 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | Polls show the electorate is moving, but where the people are heading is anyone's guess. The PQ is in trouble, the Liberals could win a majority (or not), and the CAQ is a wild card.
Photo: wikimedia commons
Elections | Environment | Politics in Canada | Québec election day: We've already forgotten Lac-Mégantic | Apr 7 2014 | Nora Loreto | Throughout the 33 days of the election campaign, it seems that the tragedy at Lac-Mégantic has been forgotten. Very little was said by the leaders about rail safety and crude oil transportation. Why?
Elections | Politics in Canada | Mulcair happiest of all federal leaders at Couillard victory | Apr 7 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | Some will say the Liberals will benefit by having fellow Liberals in power in Quebec. The NDP's Mulcair also has a Couillard connection, and is relieved the national unity issue is off the table.
Environment | Food & Health | Political Action | Community gardening with BUGS | Apr 7 2014 | Megan Stacey | In this episode of Constructing Change, we talk with a small panel of community garden leaders in Ottawa working with BUGS -- Bytowne Urban Gardens.
Femen in Ukraine/Image: Wikimedia Commons
Feminism | Feminism is the new misogyny: On 'Belle Knox feminism' and the new backlash | Apr 7 2014 | Meghan Murphy | It seems popular to paint feminists as the real oppressors of women -- even among some feminists -- but it's all part of the backlash. Don't fall for it.
Photo: Stewart Rand/flickr
Food & Health | Labour | Fixing what ails nurses in the health-care system | Apr 7 2014 | Ralph Surette | Here we are again. Another government, another nurses' crisis. First, let's understand this: labour relations are just the tip of the iceberg. It's another spasm in the stress of our health system.
Food & Health | Political Action | Politics in Canada | Democracy North: Interview with Arundhati Roy, protecting medicare rallies | Apr 7 2014 | Democracy North | This week, Democracy North includes an interview with Arundhati Roy and looks at medicare and the expiry of the Health Accord.
Politics in Canada | Say what? After 36 years, secret Alberta Tory slush fund comes to light | Apr 7 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | The Tapcal Fund originates in the fundamental belief of the Alberta Conservative elite that the rules are for everyone else.
Image: fotopedia/mrflip
World | Anniversary of Rwanda and Armenia cold reminder of evil ordinary people can do | Apr 7 2014 | Gerry Caplan | This month, which marks the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda and the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide is an apt time to ask how quickly ordinary people can become mass murderers.
Arts & Culture | Feminism | LGBTIQ | Killjoy's Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House | Apr 6 2014 | The F Word | Ellie Gordon-Moershel's story on Toronto's Killjoy's Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House. Explicit content.
Arts & Culture | Feminism | Being working class | Apr 6 2014 | The F Word | Carissa Ropponen speaks with Jenna MacKay about being working class, coming into a class consciousness, and struggles accessing university as working-class women.
Feminism | Surviving sexual assault: Part 1 | Apr 6 2014 | The F Word | Nicole Deagan interviews Wendy Potter, the Education and Outreach Co-ordinator with the Sexual Assault Service, a B.C. Women's Hospital-based program.
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Food & Health | Indigenous Rights | The epic battle between the Grain Eaters and the Meat Eaters | Apr 6 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | Are Vegan Evangelists guilty of colonial behaviour when they suppose to dictate another people's eating habits?
Civil Liberties Watch | Volunteer-led Ontario Health Coalition referendum encourages Ontarians to support local public hospitals | Apr 5 2014 | John Bonnar | The Ontario Health Coalition has organized a volunteer-led referendum advocating for the public to have their say on the health care system.