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Feminism | On Camille Cosby’s coping mechanisms: I blame the patriarchy | Dec 17 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Camille Cosby essentially says her husband, Bill Cosby, is the real victim. As wrong as that is, I can't help but feel sorry for her a little bit.
Photo: flickr/The Canadian Senate
Labour | Politics in Canada | Harper supports divisive and aggressive attacks on unions | Dec 17 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The Senate has passed Bill C-525. It will make it harder to hold a union certification vote. Bill C-377 is still before the Senate. It forces excessive and discriminatory reporting burdens on unions.
Danielle Smith
Politics in Canada | Hatched in secret, today's expected mass Wildrose defection to PCs brings party to pathetic end | Dec 17 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | I'd sure as hell rather have an Alberta NDP-style "moral victory" than suffer a collapse of principles and moral fibre the way the Wildrose Party just has!
Danielle Smith & Jim Prentice
Politics in Canada | Say it ain't so, Danielle! Bulk of Wildrose caucus commits ritual political suicide | Dec 17 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | It was conceded openly by the principal characters in today's "unification" drama that this scheme has been in the works at least for several weeks, possibly longer.
Image: Instragram
Anti-Racism | 'The Blind Side' woman does something racist, gets retweeted by white people | Dec 16 2014 | Anne Theriault | Leigh Anne Tuohy profiles and accosts two black teenagers who were sitting alone and completely minding their own business and gets heralded as a white saviour. Something is wrong here.
Zehra Abbas
Arts & Culture | Political Action | Zehra Abbas on social enterprise and social change | Dec 16 2014 | Face2Face | Zehra talks about local and global change, how she launched her social enterprise Studio 89, and what she's doing to bring together for-profit and not-for-profit models.
Photo: Homeless Hub/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Food & Health | Politics in Canada | A B.C. Human Rights Commission and mental health | Dec 16 2014 | Marina Morrow | In B.C. there is currently no organization that consistently monitors legislation, policy and standards regarding the human rights of persons living with a mental illness.
Photo: Hugo/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | Preventing discrimination before it occurs | Dec 16 2014 | Bill Black | A human rights commission is in a much better position than a tribunal to develop strategies and programs to help prevent discrimination.
Photo: Alex Guibord/flickr
Economy | Politics in Canada | The Ontario auditor general's damning report on P3s | Dec 16 2014 | Toby Sanger | The report documents numerous problems with the province's P3 program and practices that should appall anyone concerned about responsible public policy and the appropriate use of public funds.
Photo: Islands in the St Lawrence/flickr (modified)
Economy | Environment | Indigenous Rights | What's missing in the Great Lakes Commission's Draft report on transport of crude oil? | Dec 16 2014 | Emma Lui | The Great Lakes Commission released its draft report on the transport of crude oil in the Great Lakes region, which provides an overview of the increase of crude oil transportation in the area.
Economy | Politics in Canada | Prentice Government takes Alberta from boom to bust in one weekend, breaking all records | Dec 16 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | The sum of Friday's and yesterday's Siamese twin press releases seems for Alberta civil servants to be "the beatings will continue until morale improves!"
Photo: flickr/Jamie McCaffrey
Economy | NDP | Politics in Canada | Are Canadian politicians up to the challenge of a falling loonie economy? | Dec 16 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | Dropping oil prices and a falling dollar are supposed to be good for the manufacturing sector. Do Canada's politicians have the wisdom to craft sound policies to respond to the new economic realities?
Photo: Jason Ransom/pmwebphotos/flickr
Elections | NDP | Politics in Canada | Harper is election ready. Are his opponents? | Dec 16 2014 | Duncan Cameron | With 10 months to go before the expected October 19, 2015 election, the Harper Conservatives are running full out for re-election. Their strategy is simple.
The Canadian Youth Delegation
Environment | Politics in Canada | Lima ends with weak deal, countdown begins for Paris climate summit | Dec 16 2014 | Brent Patterson | A weak and disappointing five-page agreement was reached by the 194 countries present at the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) 20 climate summit in Lima, Peru.
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Environment | Indigenous Rights | World | World still faces climate catastrophe after Lima Conference | Dec 16 2014 | John Dillon | Monitoring the UN climate conference in Lima, I was struck with a profound sense of déjà vu. Nothing significant was achieved. In the meantime what can we do?