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Education | Labour | Striking U of T and York University education workers rally for accessible, high-quality education | Mar 22 2015 | John Bonnar | Ontario university students pay the highest tuition fees in Canada, averaging $7,539 per year, and the Liberal government spends the lowest amount per student than any other jurisdiction in Canada.
Photo: Bert Kaufmann, Flickr Creative Commons, Drought
Environment | Political Action | World | This World Water Day, a recovery plan is more important than ever | Mar 22 2015 | Maude Barlow | Twenty-two years ago, the UN General Assembly declared March 22 to be World Water Day. In a world facing a severe and growing water crisis without a roadmap, this day is more important than ever.
Environment | Food & Health | Thousands around the world celebrate spring by going meatless for a day | Mar 21 2015 | John Bonnar | Members of a Toronto animal rights group dished out free vegan treats to University of Toronto (U of T) students during the lunch hour on Friday.
Alison Redford
Politics in Canada | Alison Redford returns, tells us to look in the mirror for her problems | Mar 21 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | A Globe and Mail story setting out Alison Redford’s record as seen by Alison Redford had Alberta’s chattering classes abuzz yesterday. Alas, it was not terribly illuminating.
Photo: flickr/ Umberto Salvagnin
Arts & Culture | Good News | Feel Good Friday: How tired are ya? edition | Mar 20 2015 | Kaitlin McNabb | It's been a long week for me. How about you? Here are some laughs to get you through.
Arts & Culture | Racist smear job on black college student beaten by police comes up empty | Mar 20 2015 | J. Baglow | Martese Johnson is an Honor student at the University of Virginia, a community leader and a respected peer. But he was still beaten bloody by local law enforcement.
Arts & Culture | Education | In Canadian literary culture, breaking barriers must go beyond the books themselves | Mar 20 2015 | Lucia Lorenzi | This year's Canada Reads competition was about literature's capacity to break barriers, but literary culture in Canada faces a number of challenges itself.
Image: DonkeyHotey/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Economy | US Politics | Battle lines being drawn over corporate trade deals in U.S. | Mar 20 2015 | Amy Goodman | U.S. grassroots activists are organizing against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Trade Promotion Authority, which increase corporate power and reduce the power of people to govern themselves.
Civil Liberties Watch | Political Action | Watch: Resistance to Bill C-51 in Saskatoon | Mar 20 2015 | Don Kossick | This is the Stop Bill C-51 rally and march in Saskatoon that hundreds attended on March 14.
Photo: teachandlearn/flickr
Economy | Political Action | Politics in Canada | Civic literacy and the assault on Canadian democracy | Mar 20 2015 | Murray Dobbin | The extent to which the institutions of democracy can be assaulted and eroded is directly proportional to the level of civic literacy. In Canada, the need to increase it has never been higher.
Photo: daryl_mitchell/flickr
Economy | Politics in Canada | Saskatchewan budget: Will oil and potash put province back in black? | Mar 20 2015 | Erin Weir | The Saskatchewan Party government pulled out all the stops this week to report an ostensibly balanced budget, quite possibly the last one before next spring's provincial election.
Photo: Secretaría de Cultura Ciudad de México/flickr
Economy | Political Action | World | Luis Hernandez Navarro on the indignation of Mexico's crisis | Mar 20 2015 | Rick Salutin | Eminent journalist Luis Hernandez Navarro was in Toronto this week to speak about the crisis in Mexico after the deaths and kidnappings of student teachers last fall.
Photo: flickr/alex
Economy | Environment | Free parking: An untapped urban resource | Mar 20 2015 | Albert Koehl | Drivers need parking. Municipalities need funding. Does parking need to be free?
Environment | National Energy Board investigates TransCanada over pipeline safety-code violations | Mar 20 2015 | Brent Patterson | The company behind the proposed Energy East pipeline is being investigated by the National Energy Board.
Feminism | If men want women to have better body image, maybe they should stop focusing so much on our bodies | Mar 20 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Dr. Aric Sigman believes that if boys tell girls they like curvier bodies, girls won't have so many body issues. We're not buying it.