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Photo: flickr/Robert Taylor
Labour | Last-minute negotiations end strikes at CP Rail | Feb 17 2015 | Ella Bedard | Unifor and Teamsters Canada avoid major labour disputes in last-minute agreements with Canadian Pacific Rail.
Image: Flickr/Dave Cournoyer
Politics in Canada | Is Jim Prentice the Premier of Alberta or its CEO? | Feb 17 2015 | Susan Wright | Jim Prentice is acting like the CEO of a $40-billion enterprise and making a mockery of Alberta's democratic system in the process. Unfortunately even in CEO-mode, he's botched it.
Mark Connolly & David Climenhaga
Politics in Canada | The Canadian Taxpayers Federation's latest talking point revealed: They're doing it for the poor! | Feb 17 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | CTF operatives are not "tax watchdogs," as they describe themselves, but paid advocates for a radical market-fundamentalist transformation of our society, which will hurt many and benefit few.
Politics in Canada | Flag Day's forgotten history: My uncle Ed | Feb 17 2015 | Rod Mickleburgh | Rod Mickleburgh reflects on a forgotten and endearing nugget of Canadian history: a one-term NDP politician (and uncle) who almost got a national holiday in February -- 18 years ahead of his time.
Biological clock cartoon
Arts & Culture | Feminism | LGBTIQ | On being 32, queer and not pregnant | Feb 16 2015 | Laura Brightwell | Why being a grown-up is hard, being a grown-up queer woman is harder, and my feelings on discovering my brother is pregnant.
Arts & Culture | Vancouver Chapters closing: What does this mean for the big-box books business? | Feb 16 2015 | Lauren Scott | It was announced last month that the Robson Street Chapters in Vancouver will close on June 30, 2015. Could this mean the demise of the brick-and-mortar bookstore? Probably not.
Photo: CPOA/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | Troubled times ahead with new anti-terror legislation | Feb 16 2015 | Matthew Behrens | Bill C-51 grants new powers to already hyperactive state security agencies, and baits as "soft on terror" anyone who questions the bill's necessity. Here is a primer on key provisions in the bill.
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | There are big political risks for the NDP in challenging Harper's anti-terror bill | Feb 16 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Debate begins soon on Bill C-51. The Liberals have said they will vote for it, despite some concern. But if there is to be any serious challenge to the bill's many flaws it will fall to the NDP.
Image: Stephen L Harlow/flickr
Economy | Labour | Rethinking social protections in the age of contractors | Feb 16 2015 | Iglika Ivanova | Our current approach to providing social protections was designed around the old permanent employee model and does not fit the new job market reality. It's time for our social policy models to change.
Photo: Aleks/flickr
Economy | World | We know fiscal policy works, so why aren't governments spending? | Feb 16 2015 | Louis-Philippe Rochon | Much was at stake earlier this week when finance ministers from G20 countries met in Istanbul to discuss Greece and the state of the world economy. But did they agree to too little, too late?
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
Elections | Politics in Canada | Will wedge politics rule in the 2015 election? | Feb 16 2015 | Jim Harding | The Harper government is exploiting our political system by trying to consolidate and split votes so they can hold power with only minority support.
Photo: Elizabeth Littejohn
Indigenous Rights | Political Action | Across Canada ceremonies remembered stolen sisters | Feb 16 2015 | Christina Gray | As calls for an Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women continue, activists across the country gathered on February 14 to remember the women who are gone.
Image: Twitter/MPEveAdams
Politics in Canada | After Eve Adams, Ottawa's political theatre is moving from tragedy to farce | Feb 16 2015 | Gerry Caplan | Between losing artillery shells in Afghanistan, Trudeau welcoming Eve Adams into cynicism and Harper's cabinet shuffle, there's not much left for Canadians to do but laugh.
Minsk II Protagonists
Politics in Canada | World | Canadian troops in Ukraine? The Minsk II Agreement says they need to be pulled out right now | Feb 16 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | If Canada is going to behave like a member of the community of nations we need to walk the walk, and not just talk the talk. And the direction we need to walk right now is away.
Image: Flickr/PMWebphotos
Anti-Racism | Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | Are Harper Conservatives giving neo-Nazi terror a pass? | Feb 15 2015 | Gary Shaul | The alleged Halifax "Valentine's Day Massacre" demonstrates the Harper Cons' double standard when it comes to keeping us safe.