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Civil Liberties Watch | Elections | Margaret Atwood: Bill C-51 isn't just a 'secret police bill.' It's attacking the arts too. | Sep 30 2015 | David Christopher | In an open letter published yesterday by a group of 175 Canadian artists led by renowned author Margaret Atwood, it's clear that creativity and the arts are now also under attack from Bill C-51.
Image: Flickr/Alex Guibord
Economy | Elections | The NDP, by far, have the most fiscally responsible record of any federal party | Sep 30 2015 | Toby Sanger | The evidence is in and it's unequivocal. The NDP ranks far above the Liberals and Conservatives in key economic indicators in their governments since 1981.
Photo: Council of Canadians
Economy | Food & Health | Politics in Canada | Ottawa-area farmers hold tractor protest against Trans-Pacific Partnership | Sep 30 2015 | Brent Patterson | Ottawa-area farmers brought a convoy of tractors into Ottawa yesterday morning for a protest against the concessions the Harper government is poised to make at the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks.
Photo: Jason Parks/flickr
Education | Elections | Feminism | Why vote child care in 2015: What Manitobans need to know | Sep 30 2015 | Susan Prentice | In 1970, the Royal Commission on the Status of Women recommended a national child-care program. Fast-forward to 2015, and parents are more desperate than ever for affordable, quality child care.
Photo: flickr/eynermedia
Elections | Food & Health | Labour | PSAC prepares to battle Conservative government over sick leave reforms | Sep 30 2015 | Cory Collins | For over a year, sick leave has been a battleground of contentious contract negotiations between the federal government and the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
Photo: bcndp/flickr
Elections | Environment | Politics in Canada | Mulcair tackles climate change with cap-and-trade | Sep 30 2015 | Ole Hendrickson | By actively championing cap-and-trade for addressing climate change, Mulcair and the NDP have seized the initiative on the most important environmental issue in the current federal election.
Elections | Politics in Canada | World | Who won the Munk debate? | Sep 30 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | The reviewers gave Justin Trudeau high marks for a dazzling, dramatic performance. But what really happened at the Munk debate?
Image: Flickr/Ian D. Keating
Elections | Finnish child care is a world beater. So why do some critics still say universal care hurts kids? | Sep 30 2015 | Maiju Paananen | A Finnish researcher gives her thoughts on the current Canadian debate about universal child care.
Photo: a.pasquier/flickr
Elections | Feminism | Labour | Universal affordable child care: Don't scrap it, improve it | Sep 30 2015 | Kaylie Tiessen | Here's another good reason to invest in high-quality, universal child care in Canada: improvements in women's labour force participation.
Woman in Niqab
Elections | Feminism | Niqab: Radical feminism or female subjugation? | Sep 30 2015 | Christopher Majka | I may have no desire to wear a niqab but my universe is not diminished if my neighbour does. That said, how women choose to dress should not become a "dead cat" on the Canadian electoral stage.
Environment | Food & Health | Indigenous Rights | Extractivism, colonialism, and building a health justice movement in Canada | Sep 30 2015 | Scott Neigh | Dr. Baj Mukhopadhyay talks about the Canadian chapter of the global People's Health Movement.
Occupation of Cermaq fish pen. Photo: Alexandra Morton.
Environment | Indigenous Rights | Standing up for wild salmon: Protest closes Clayoquot Sound fish farm | Sep 30 2015 | Stephen Leahy | A new salmon farm in Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island was dismantled and hauled away last week after being occupied by members of Ahousaht First Nation and local supporters from Tofino.
Photo: Skil Fibber/flickr
Politics in Canada | Ten things to know about homelessness in Canada | Sep 30 2015 | Nick Falvo | Efforts to enumerate persons experiencing homeless have generally been spotty, but it is reasonable to assert that homelessness in Canada saw substantial growth in the 1980s and 1990s.
Photo: flickr/ Mohamed Nanabhay
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | World | Exclusive interview: Robert Fisk on Syria's civil war and the refugee crisis | Sep 29 2015 | Paul Weinberg | Robert Fisk is an award-winning journalist who is currently on a cross-Canada speaking tour focused on Syria. Read this exclusive interview.
Civil Liberties Watch | Elections | Politics in Canada | US Politics | World | Leaders spar over security, refugees and trade at Munk debate | Sep 29 2015 | Mike Barber | Against all odds, a lively, informative debate emerged from Roy Thomson Hall on Monday night at the Munk debate on foreign policy.