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Food & Health | Politics in Canada | The battle of Romeo Dallaire's life may not be Rwanda after all, but PTSD | Jan 10 2017 | Gerry Caplan | With a new book due to be published soon, it may be that Gen. Romeo Dallaire's long battle with PTSD may be turning a corner.
PMO Photo by Adam Scotti
Labour | Politics in Canada | US Politics | As U.S. protectionism surges, Canada implores Washington: But we're friends! | Jan 10 2017 | Duncan Cameron | Higher American interest rates will push the U.S. dollar up and lower the already weak Canadian dollar further. Expect the Trump administration to target Canada for currency manipulation.
Image: Flickr/Thomas Hawk
Media Matters | Technology | Legislating against 'fake news' leads us down a path to censorship | Jan 10 2017 | Meghan Sali | The fake news phenomenon is taking over the airwaves. But what does "fake news" even mean? Is it possible to legislate against it without sending us down a censorship rabbit hole?
Photo: Sergei ~ 5of7/flickr
Politics in Canada | Lid's still on the unite-the-right soup the Wildrose Party's leader is cooking up, but there are hints about the recipe | Jan 10 2017 | David J. Climenhaga | Coming eventually to a political theatre near you: the Wildrose plan to unite the right under Brian Jean.
Prison in Sherbrooke
Anti-Racism | Civil Liberties Watch | Labour | Push for prison reform growing across Canada | Jan 9 2017 | The recent death of Soleiman Faqiri is one of many incidents.
Civil Liberties Watch | US Politics | World | Report about US and Russian interference in elections | Jan 9 2017 | Database of instances of U.S. and Russian interference in foreign elections since WWII
Economy | Education | Labour | Precarity in higher learning: Neoliberalism and contract faculty contract negotiations at WLU | Jan 9 2017 | Dan Kellar | As contract faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University negotiate a new contract, many in the union have recognized their struggle as a moment in the widescale resistance to neoliberal ideologies.
Ell Williams tests out Local Motors' 3D printed Strati
Environment | US Politics | Women leading energy innovation inside the U.S. government | Jan 9 2017 | Joan Michelson | The U.S. military is the world's biggest consumer of energy, and Katherine Hammack has spent six years working to make it more energy-efficient.
Food & Health | Getting on -- and getting over the ageism that comes with it | Jan 9 2017 | J. Baglow | Ageism is no joke. Take it from me.
Oneil Carlier
Labour | Politics in Canada | Even some farm leaders admit the Alberta NDP's notorious Bill 6 is an improvement | Jan 9 2017 | David J. Climenhaga | It's time for the NDP to get over their rude welcome to governing and get back to implementing the progressive agenda they were elected to enact.
Media Matters | Ezra Levant keeps shooting himself in the foot, again and again | Jan 7 2017 | John Gordon Miller | The latest libel suit against Levant, filed by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, suggests he never met a fact he didn't distrust.
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Economy | Politics in Canada | US Politics | Justin Trudeau may be the last neoliberal standing | Jan 6 2017 | Rick Salutin | Like the Clintons and Blair, Trudeau exudes empathy for the excluded -- while clinging fiercely to (free) trade deals.
Heather Sweet
Education | Politics in Canada | Anticipated court scrap between government and home schoolers ends with whimper, not bang | Jan 6 2017 | David J. Climenhaga | Funding to a home-schooling association has been restored, but an agreement with the government of Alberta puts the group under the supervision of an administrator.
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Food & Health | Labour | Preventing chronic pain in the workplace would go long way in solving prescription opioid crisis | Jan 6 2017 | Penney Kome | The U.S. and to some extent Canada still don't have workplace regulations to protect workers from chronic pain.
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NDP | Politics in Canada | NDP leadership candidates will face big challenges in 2017 | Jan 6 2017 | Karl Nerenberg | Soon a number of aspirants will officially announce their candidacies for the NDP leadership. They will face an uphill battle to garner public attention and render their party a viable alternative.