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Brian Mason
Blogger Brian Mason explains why Jim Prentice, 'Alberta's first Wildrose premier,' is preparing to call a snap election | Dec 21 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Diary’s prediction: Premier Jim Prentice will call the general election in late January 2015. Albertans will go to the polls in February. Low oil prices will provide the cover.
Photo by Climate Justice Montreal
Communities 3, fracking industry 0: Celebrating victories against fracking | Dec 19 2014 | Emma Lui | Communities are celebrating three victories against fracking this week. Quebec, New York and New Brunswick all rejected fracking after years of opposition from communities.
Cyber-misogyny: The new frontier for hate | Dec 19 2014 | Kaity Cooper | Last week, I started a series about the different ways sexism is impacting girls and women today and how feminism can be utilized to help them. This post is about cyber-misogyny.
Photo: No One Is Illegal facebook page
Harper government continues to ignore dangers in Mexico | Dec 19 2014 | Francella Fiallos | On Dec. 18, International Migrants Day, No One Is Illegal demanded the Canadian government remove Mexico from the Designated Countries of Origin refugee list due to the growing concerns of crime.
Danielle Smith & Jim Prentice
Danielle Smith's conduct and the mass Wildrose defection must be seen as character issues | Dec 18 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith has left a trail of devastation in her wake that suggests a lack of empathy for co-workers, rivals and now her own supporters.
Taking the fight for housing rights to court | Dec 18 2014 | Pro Bono, Safia J. Lakhani | Last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision on a landmark Charter application on housing rights. Safia Lakhani considers what it means for the housing rights struggle in Canada.
International Migrants Day: Canada's exclusionary immigration practices have got to go! | Dec 18 2014 | Amy Cohen, Elise Hjalmarson | Today is International Migrants Day. We need to reflect on Canada's current exclusionary immigration policy and demand changes.
Photo: Justin Norman/flickr
The U.S. Senate report and Canadian complicity in torture | Dec 18 2014 | Linda McQuaig | The Harper government has noted that Canada doesn't torture people -- but ducks the question about whether Canadian authorities have used information obtained by others through torture.
Photo: Eugenio/flickr
Canada's lobbying tars EU climate legislation | Dec 18 2014 | Andrea Harden-Donahue | The European Parliament has narrowly voted to allow a weakened Fuel Quality Directive -- a modest climate measure to reduce emissions from transport fuel by six per cent by 2020 -- to proceed.
Rob Rainer
Rob Rainer: Politics, poverty and basic income | Dec 18 2014 | Face2Face | Listen in as Rob gets political, talks about social justice and why dealing with poverty matters.
Photo: flickr/America's Power
Climate talks face a long, hard road to crucial Paris meeting next winter | Dec 17 2014 | Nick Fillmore | UN climate negotiation talks in Peru were extended by two days, but still delegates from 194 countries failed to resolve many key issues.
B.C. still has one of the highest poverty rates in Canada | Dec 17 2014 | Trish Garner | The latest poverty statistics were released by Statistics Canada last Wednesday, and the data once again shows that British Columbia has one of the highest poverty rates in Canada.

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