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Saudi arms deal sheds unsavoury light on Liberal foreign policy | Apr 29 2016 | Murray Dobbin | The decision to sign the Saudi arms deal speaks volumes about Trudeau's foreign policy, revealing a government with a progressive public face contradicted by a ruthless disregard for human rights.
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Questions surround timing of terrorism charges in Waterloo case | Apr 29 2016 | Monia Mazigh | Immediately after the Brussels attacks, a Waterloo engineering student was arrested by the RCMP. It's not the first time the security establishment has taken advantage of a climate of fear.
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Deliverology 101 is more like neoliberalism 2.0 | Apr 29 2016 | Rick Salutin | The scariest signal yet sent by the Trudeau government was bringing English "deliverologist" Sir Michael Barber, to their Alberta cabinet retreat, to tell them how they're doing.
#OccupyINAC Vancouver declares victory after ministers agree to meeting | Apr 29 2016 | Lenée Son | The Council of Mothers and its supporters have ended their occupation of INAC Vancouver after Carolyn Bennett and Mélanie Joly agreed to meet with the group and discuss their demands.
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Will Justin Trudeau be remembered as the man who saved Canada or the Prince of Selfies? | Apr 29 2016 | Nick Fillmore | By withholding the truth about our government's almost certain inability to control future carbon emissions, our prime minister is guilty of downplaying the greatest threat ever to face Canada.
Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women brings hope and challenges | Apr 28 2016 | Pro Bono, Safia J. Lakhani | On December 8, 2015, the federal government announced that it was launching a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. What can we expect from the process?
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The unbearable lightness of Stéphane Dion | Apr 28 2016 | Matthew Behrens | The Trudeau team is poised to fail two significant foreign policy tests. One deals with an individual war criminal, while the other is a massive terrorism and torture trade show.
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Insightful Parkland study of how media covers workplace injuries helps put yesterday's tragedy in perspective | Apr 28 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Media and employers cannot be depended on to make Alberta workplaces safer. Only government can do this job. A new report by the Parkland Institute shows the way.
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Trudeau's search for new Governor-General raises ghosts of Canada's scandalous past | Apr 28 2016 | Rafe Mair | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked Canadians for their views on who should replace David Johnston when he retires. He should concentrate more on the process, argues Rafe Mair.
Proportional representation for Canada: A primer | Apr 27 2016 | Anita Nickerson, Antony Hodgson | What do you need to know about implementing proportional representation in Canada? Well for starters, the main differences between Single Transferable Vote (STV) and Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP).
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The price of acceptance: Immigrants with disabilities in a system of disadvantage | Apr 27 2016 | Chavon Niles, Ilaneet Goren | Denying people with disabilities the right to live in Canada reinforces the stereotype that disability is a "burden." We need to change this rhetoric and exclusion.
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Preston Manning is now publicly, openly at the centre of Alberta's latest 'unite-the-right' effort | Apr 27 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | In order to unite the right, Preston Manning is going to have to unite the fight to unite the right. That may be a tall order.

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