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Media Matters | Money talks, CBC bans journalists from making paid appearances | Jan 31 2015 | Dennis Gruending | Bowing to public criticism, the CBC has prohibited its on air journalists from making paid speeches and appearances before corporations, industry associations and lobby groups.
Nolan Crouse
Politics in Canada | St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse says no to a run for the Alberta Liberal leadership | Jan 31 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | If you didn’t happen to know there was an Alberta Liberal leadership race on, St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse's announcement today would have sounded mysterious.
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
Anti-Racism | Elections | Feminism | Politics in Canada | Canada's parliament and its diversity problem | Jan 30 2015 | Ashley Splawinski | A new study reveals that Canada's Conservative government is not an accurate reflection of our population. Now that could encompass a whole myriad of things (and it does).
Photo: flickr/Amnesty Finland
Civil Liberties Watch | Media Matters | Politics in Canada | MPs from all parties demand that the Saudi government free Raif Badawi | Jan 30 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years and 1,000 lashes for merely exercising his freedom of speech, and his wife and children now live in Canada. Harper has not done much to try to free him.
Photo: flickr/light brigading
Civil Liberties Watch | Labour | Supreme Court upholds right to strike: a major win for workers | Jan 30 2015 | Ella Bedard | Today the Supreme Court of Canada struck down as unconstitutional a controversial Saskatchewan law that restricts who can strike.
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | CSIS powers to be expanded under Harper's 'Anti-Terrorism Act' | Jan 30 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Harper's anti-terrorism act presents threats to freedom of speech, and extends CSIS powers beyond simple surveillance.
Image: Michalis Famelis/flickr
Economy | Political Action | World | If people prevail, austerity fails: Lessons from Greece | Jan 30 2015 | Rick Salutin | What Syriza and Podemos proved, against all expectations, is that you can reject the dominant neoliberal consensus on austerity, balanced budgets, etc., and succeed in the tired old electoral arena.
Photo: Carissa Rogers/flickr
Economy | Politics in Canada | Will falling oil prices create a federal deficit? It doesn't matter. | Jan 30 2015 | Jim Stanford | Ottawa has been abuzz for weeks over how badly the Conservatives' brand-defining quest for a balanced budget will be damaged by falling oil prices. But Canadians can relax and stop biting their nails.
Image: Flickr/dumfstar
Economy | Small business tax cuts in Canada: Been there, done that | Jan 30 2015 | Kaylie Tiessen | What is the combined effect of the race to the bottom for small business and corporate taxes? This tax policy is one among many factors contributing to income and wealth inequality in Canada.
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Environment | Politics in Canada | Premiers need to see climate change as the elephant in the room | Jan 30 2015 | Brent Patterson | Will premiers address the "elephant in the room" of increased carbon emissions from massive pipeline projects?
Environment | Good News | No love for Marineland: Sweeping changes proposed for Ontario's captive marine mammal industry | Jan 30 2015 | Dan Kellar, Grand River Media Collective | An interview with Dylan Powell of Marineland Animal Defense on the recent announcement by Ontario's government to change rules governing the captive marine mammal industry in the province.
Photo: BC Gov Photos/flickr
Food & Health | Labour | OK, Let's Talk -- about addictions in the workplace | Jan 30 2015 | Jonathan Chapnick | Yesterday was Bell Let's Talk Day 2015 for mental health. But despite all the "talking" yesterday, there was something missing, particularly in relation to the discussion around workplace health.
Sir John A Macdonald used starvation to force indigenous people into submission
Indigenous Rights | How do we judge Sir John A. Macdonald for starving Indigenous people? | Jan 30 2015 | Dennis Gruending | Sir John A. Macdonald used starvation as a weapon to force Indigenous people into submission. His defenders say we indulge in presentism if we judge him for it. Not so.
John Major
Politics in Canada | Here we go again: Jim Prentice's '5% Solution' is bad policy, but irresistible politics | Jan 30 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | No working politician wants to be the one who states the obvious, that political work is important work and the people who practice it deserve to be sensibly compensated.
Politics in Canada | Take our all-party political poll! | Jan 30 2015 | rabble staff | We've launched our first All-Party Political Poll for 2015, to see which party you would vote for if an election were held tomorrow.