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Stephen Harper
Stephen Harper quits his day job, sets up 'international' consultancy -- brace for trouble! | Aug 27 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | It's a pity, really, there's so little for former PMs in this country to do after they leave office other than collect their generous Parliamentary pensions.
Ontario Hydro, negative politicking, the burkini, Salvador, Nestle and urban farming: What's new in the news | Aug 26 2016 | Emily Blake | rabble bloggers continue to bring informed takes on Canada's tops news stories! Here are some of the best blog posts of the week.
What went wrong with Canada's assisted dying law | Aug 25 2016 | Gary Bauslaugh | All the Liberals had to do was construct legislation that complied with the Supreme Court ruling. But instead they bungled the file on assisted dying. Here's what happened.
Canada helps tighten the tripwires on NATO's doomsday machine | Aug 25 2016 | Scott Vrooman | In which Scott Vrooman finally outs himself as a Kremlin agent.
Rachel Notley
News you may have missed: Pollster says Alberta NDP could win an election held tomorrow! | Aug 25 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | A poll last week put the NDP in the lead in Alberta. Total words devoted to the development by mainstream media: 32.
Sarah Hoffman
Alberta Health Services extends Dynalife medical lab services contract for five years | Aug 25 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | A year ago, Alberta's health minister told media she had seen no evidence the previous government's plan to further privatize medical lab services was in the interests of Albertans.
Open letter to Rona Ambrose on negative politicking | Aug 25 2016 | Linda Leon | Linda Leon returns to her blog, with an open letter to Rona Ambrose on the subject of negative politicking.
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Marijuana legalization lessons for Canada from around the world | Aug 24 2016 | Hanna Anderson | Canada has started the process to legalize marijuana. But what will this entail, especially for people currently in jail or with records related to marijuana?
Photo: Tom Flemming/flickr
Why are Dalhousie University students carrying costs for governments and CEOs? | Aug 24 2016 | Stephen Kimber | Dalhousie University is ponying up $300,000 USD to cover the cost for nine of the province's best and brightest (and richest) to attend an "entrepreneurship acceleration program" at MIT. Why?
Photo: Laurel L. Russwurm/flickr
Elizabeth May puts spotlight on the case for a boycott against Israel | Aug 24 2016 | Linda McQuaig | Whether you agree with the BDS movement's boycott strategy or not, it is a peaceful way to protest a serious violation of human rights.
A broad coalition against austerity in Newfoundland | Aug 24 2016 | Scott Neigh | Mary Shortall, Jim Dinn and Sara Langer talk about the new Common Front in Newfoundland and Labrador that is fighting the province's austerity agenda.
Photo: flickr/Nicolai Grut
Canada's immigration policies are killing people | Aug 23 2016 | Sophia Reuss | An estimated 250,000 people in Ontario do not have access to health care because of immigration status. And even those with status, still can't get the health care they need.

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