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Stephen Harper
Elections | Politics in Canada | 'Event logisticians'? Give us a break! They're bouncers! What's that tell you about the Tories? | Aug 31 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Do we really want to elect a political party to the important job of running our country that needs to hire bouncers for its own invitation-only affairs?
Economy | Elections | Mr. Mulcair is wrong about deficits | Aug 30 2015 | Louis-Philippe Rochon | With Mr. Mulcair's admitation of Thatcher and his new love of balanced budgets, Canada welcomes its new neocon, who has zero knowledge of federal politics.
Peace Tower Clock on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Photo by Creative Commons
Elections | Faith groups have lots of questions for candidates this election | Aug 30 2015 | Dennis Gruending | Various faith groups have prepared Election Kits which include questions that can be asked of candidates in the 2015 Canadian election. The focus is on the needs of poor and marginalized people.
Image: Flickr/Graham Lees
Elections | The wrong Yukon candidate -- and a lonely soy latte | Aug 30 2015 | Lewis Rifkind | For the 2015 Federal election will Yukoners consider the implications of vote splitting? They didn't back in 2011.
Arts & Culture | 'This Changes Everything' film trailer released | Aug 29 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | In a movie inspired by Naomi Klein’s newest book, This Changes Everything, a new film is being released that chronicles the impact of capitalism and climate change around the globe.
G8-G20 | Senior Toronto police officer found guilty of misconduct for ordering mass arrest at the G20 summit in 2010 | Aug 29 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | A police disciplinary hearing ruled that Superintendent Mark Fenton's "decision to order mass arrests demonstrated a lack of understanding of the right to protest."
Indigenous Rights | Grassy Narrows declares a state of emergency over poor water quality | Aug 29 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | On August 27, 2015, the First Nations community of Grassy Narrows declared a state of emergency over the unsafe drinking water.
Mowat, Trimbee, Tertzakian, Hanson, McQuaig-Boyd
Politics in Canada | NDP deftly picks royalty panel as media freaks out about low-key welcome for 'lightweight' U.S. politicians | Aug 29 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | It will be hard for the opposition to do much but praise the appointments of a respected energy economist, a former Alberta finance deputy minister and a small-town mayor to the panel.
Anti-Racism | Environment | Indigenous Rights | Political Action | Politics in Canada | We Stand with the Unist’ot’en | Aug 28 2015 | The Unist'ot'en camp and community are on high alert. Support the camp.
Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr
Arts & Culture | US Politics | Revisiting 1930s authoritarianism through Donald Trump | Aug 28 2015 | Rick Salutin | Give this to Donald Trump: he helps us picture how the anti-democratic, right-wing, personality-driven movements of the 1930s came to power.
Civil Liberties Watch | Elections | Political Action | Politics in Canada | Fair Vote Canada--Campaign 2015 | Aug 28 2015 | Organizing across Canada for proportional representation
Photo: Jamie McCaffrey/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Elections | NDP | The crimes of summer unaddressed by the federal election | Aug 28 2015 | Matthew Behrens | As the leaders of Canada's major political parties continue election campaigning, there appears to be little interest in addressing Canada's role in war crimes and dangerous military escalations. Why?
Image: Flickr/Philippe Teuwen
Civil Liberties Watch | Elections | Environment | Why privacy matters this Canadian election | Aug 28 2015 | Kevin Grandia | After Bill C-51, the line between watching your back and watching over your back is pretty clear.
Photo: pmwebphotos/flickr
Economy | Elections | Politics in Canada | When bad news is good news: Harper's call to Poloz | Aug 28 2015 | Jim Stanford | Was there any concrete economic reason for Stephen Harper to call Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz this week, as global stock markets continued their gyrations? Not really, no.
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
Economy | Elections | Fact-checking the deficit | Aug 28 2015 | Nora Loreto | How a game of numbers has turned into the hottest political football.