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Environment | Food & Health | Energy East spill could reach the drinking water of 5 million Canadians, says report | Apr 7 2016 | Andrea Harden-Donahue | A new report provides details on the serious risks TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline presents to drinking water sources from along its 4,400-kilometre path from Alberta to New Brunswick.
Environment | The secret to the revival of the fastest animal on the planet -- and what could put it all at risk | Apr 7 2016 | Jen Halsall | Peregrine falcons have returned to Ontario, rebounding dramatically from their complete extirpation in the 1960s. But why are they doing so well? It's a case of country bird and city bird.
Feminism | World | In a 64 to 12 vote, France adopts the Nordic model | Apr 7 2016 | Meghan Murphy | On April 6, 2016, the French National Assembly recognized prostitution as a form of violence against women, voting to criminalize the purchase of sex in France.
Vickie Kaminski
Food & Health | Politics in Canada | Former Alberta Health Services CEO's accusations of NDP 'interference' raise more questions than they answer | Apr 7 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Vickie Kaminski told media on Dec. 1, 2015, she quit for "honestly, personal reasons." A letter sent six days earlier says something very different.
The Struggle for Democracy book jacket
Arts & Culture | Political Action | World | 'The Struggle for Democracy' offers framework for assessing democratic change | Apr 6 2016 | Thomas Ponniah | From the Arab Spring to the Zapatista uprising, our era of globalization has been characterized by democratic rebellion. A new book asks how to define genuine democratic transformation.
Bahia Shehab
Arts & Culture | Political Action | Artist and historian Bahia Shehab on the Arab Spring, memory, art, and why beauty is 'a Western luxury' | Apr 6 2016 | Charlene Sayo | The TED Senior Fellow and UNESCO Accomplished Women Speaker shares her thoughts on the Arab Spring, and choosing between being a spectator or participant in times of revolution.
Image: brar_j/flickr
Arts & Culture | Technology | The bots are coming | Apr 6 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Last week was a great time to be a bot. Everybody was talking about you, especially Microsoft. But what exactly is a bot and what does it mean for digital technology?
Photo: flickr/ Mike Gabelmann
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | B.C. Supreme Court rules in favour of tent city residents | Apr 6 2016 | Alyse Kotyk | In a decision announced Tuesday, the B.C. Supreme Court refused to grant the Province of B.C. an injunction against SuperIntent City campers.
Image: Twitter/@crihsshirc
Civil Liberties Watch | Private security firm GardaWorld, Canada's Blackwater, is a danger to democracy | Apr 6 2016 | Yves Engler | The world's largest privately held security firm, Garda is open about its need for repressive leaders as it rents out bands of armed men to protect clients.
Photo: Kabsik Park/flickr
Economy | Politics in Canada | US Politics | Milk may be the latest obstacle to TPP ratification | Apr 6 2016 | Brent Patterson | The TPP would open some of Canada's dairy market to imports from the U.S., but less than what had been demanded by American dairy farmers.
Photo: flickr/ liz west
Elections | Politics in Canada | Proportional representation is not 'too complicated' -- the fix is in | Apr 6 2016 | Stuart Parker | The voting reform debate in Canada is full of confusing and nonsensical statements about proportional representation. And that's intentional. But here's the truth!
Feminism | Political Action | Towards a feminist re-imagining of motherhood | Apr 6 2016 | Scott Neigh | Candida Hadley, Susanne Marshall, and Andrea Smith talk about the work of the Halifax Motherhood Collective.
Photo: Canada 2020/flickr
Labour | Politics in Canada | Ontario's $15 minimum wage campaign just got a boost | Apr 6 2016 | Trish Hennessy | With a steadfast, well-organized grassroots campaign pushing for a $15 minimum wage in Ontario now (not in 24 years), there is clearly political space to be taken up. Enter Andrea Horwath.
Craig Chandler
Politics in Canada | Acclaimed to party official's job, social conservative activist Craig Chandler is sure to embarrass sad sack Alberta PCs | Apr 6 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | It's not a good sign about the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party’s future that no one could be bothered to oppose an extreme social conservative activist for a regional director's job.
Photo: Peter Dutton/flickr
Politics in Canada | New ferry service brings high costs, questionable benefits for Nova Scotia | Apr 6 2016 | Stephen Kimber | Nova Scotia has agreed to pony up $32.7 million over the next two years for two years' guaranteed use of a failed high-speed Hawaiian ferry-turned-U.S.-navy-surplus. Why?