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Photo: flickr/ Stephen Harper
Arts & Culture | Environment | Dear Mr. Harper, we need to talk about the environment | May 5 2014 | Kyp Harness | Kyp Harness writes an open letter to Stephen Harper asking him, "Wouldn't it be better to be the one who saved Canada instead of destroyed it, who preserved it, even conserved it?"
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | How to tell if your government is spying on you | May 5 2014 | Gerry Caplan | Long ago, before digital surveillance and CSIS, the responsibility for protecting Canada from subversion, treason and especially opposition to government policies belonged to the RCMP.
Photo: Ontario Chamber of Commerce/flickr
Economy | Elections | Politics in Canada | The problem at the heart of Ontario's gas plant fiasco: Public-private partnerships | May 5 2014 | Hugh Mackenzie | Ontario has spent so much time figuring out what happened after the cancellation of the plants that we're in danger of forgetting what happened before the cancellation, and why.
Photo: mostlyconservative/flickr
Economy | Labour | Politics in Canada | Foreign worker issue was damaging fragile Conservative coalition | May 5 2014 | Jim Stanford | How do we explain the dramatic about-face by Employment Minister Jason Kenney on the Temporary Foreign Worker program?
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
Education | Indigenous Rights | Politics in Canada | First Nations Education Act 101: A settler's guide | May 5 2014 | Correy Baldwin | There is an important conversation happening among Indigenous communities right now about the First Nations Education Act. If you are confused about the details, here is a great primer to help.
Image: Flickr/Patrick Imbeau
Elections | Politics in Canada | The progressive's dilemma: The ONDP's election game | May 5 2014 | Nora Loreto | Navigating the political terrain in Ontario's snap election.
Environment | Indigenous Rights | Tsleil-Waututh Nation launches legal challenge of Kinder Morgan pipeline and tankers project | May 5 2014 | Leila Darwish | This is the first legal challenge by a First Nation against the new Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker proposal, and it opens the project to significant delay and uncertainty.
Environment | Politics in Canada | Are you ready to win? Strategy for stopping pipelines! | May 5 2014 | Robert Ages | Are you ready to win for a change? The anti-pipeline movement definitely is! Here is a breakdown of the strategic plan.
Photo by krystalline kraus at the AFN convention 2012
Indigenous Rights | National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations resigns over First Nations education act | May 5 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | This move comes amidst a raging debate about the meaning of First Nations sovereignty as expressed in his support for the Harper backed First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act.
Indigenous Rights | Politics in Canada | Idle No More responds to Shawn Atleo's resignation | May 5 2014 | Idle No More | Idle No More issues a response about National Chief Shawn Atleo's resignation. In short, the question is, who was Atleo really serving? The Indigenous communities or the Harper government?
Photo: flickr/dominique cappronnier
Labour | Politics in Canada | Top four things to watch for from the Canadian Labour Congress Convention | May 5 2014 | H.G. Watson | The Canadian Labour Congress Convention kicks off Monday, so our Labour Beat Reporter H.G. Watson has decided to break down the four reasons you should keep your eye on the convention.
Labour | Lynn Williams, first Canadian to be International President of the United Steelworkers, has died at 89. | May 5 2014 | rabble staff | After a lifetime building the labour movement and making a difference in people's lives, Lynn Williams has died. He was the first Canadian to be International President of the United Steelworkers.
SCC Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin
Politics in Canada | Harper owes the chief justice a profuse apology | May 5 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | It is not within the political rules for the PM to act like a schoolyard bully, by using the platform of his office to beat up public servants, of whom the chief justice is the most recent.
World | Ukraine government says it has 'lost control' in eastern Ukraine as pro-autonomy upsurge deepens | May 5 2014 | Roger Annis | In its war on a popular revolution in the east, the governing regime in Kyiv is ceding Ukraine's sovereignty to fascist militias and the NATO military alliance.
Food & Health | Politics in Canada | End of health accord threatens equal access to care | May 4 2014 | Redeye Collective | The National Health Accord expired on March 31 and the federal government has said it won't negotiate a new agreement. Health-care activists are concerned about the impact on universal access to care.