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Calling out a case of racial injustice at Shoppers Drug Mart | Nov 24 2015 | Stephen Kimber | There are still many unanswered questions about what Shandell McNamara calls "the most humiliating experience of my life."
Manmeet Bhullar
Sudden death of young PC star Manmeet Bhullar in road accident stuns Alberta legislature | Nov 24 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | If the May 5 Alberta general election was a catastrophe for the Tories, Manmeet Bhullar emerged as one of its few bright lights afterward.
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With new governments in Alberta and Ottawa, Parkland Institute asks: What's left? | Nov 24 2015 | Duncan Cameron | What are the tasks facing the Canadian left following the defeat of the Harper government? The Parkland Institute tackled these questions and more at its 19th annual conference.
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Notley's climate strategy kicks off Alberta NDP's re-election campaign | Nov 24 2015 | Chanchal Bhattacharya | If the ANDP can learn from other provinces, then Notley's ambitious climate policy will become the crown jewel of the ANDP government's record, and the centrepiece of its re-election campaign.
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Even though so few have read it, the TPP may already be in the books | Nov 24 2015 | Gerry Caplan | Opinion on the TPP is seriously split between the corporate and progressive worlds. What in the world are thoughtful Canadians to believe? What should Canada do?
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How is the Trudeau government doing on women's rights? | Nov 23 2015 | Alyse Kotyk | Canadian women's rights groups address Justin Trudeau's mandate letter to the Minister of the Status of Women.
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Alberta's climate change strategy: Rachel Notley builds a coalition of big business, environmentalists and civil society | Nov 23 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Is Alberta Premier Rachel Notley channelling Gary Doer, the three-term Manitoba NDP premier who kept that job for nearly a decade by bridging the gap between business and civil society?
Plans for the arrival of 25,000 Syrian refugees | Nov 22 2015 | Redeye Collective | Justin Trudeau has called on Canadians to reject racism and to welcome Syrians fleeing conflict. We speak with Janet Dench of the Canadian Council for Refugees about how people will be resettled.
Derek Fildebrandt
Big Tobacco's doubtful claim high taxes encourage cigarette smuggling finds support on Alberta's Wildrose benches | Nov 20 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Empirical evidence in which we can have confidence suggests the Wildrose Party's arguments against higher taxes on tobacco are just so much smoke in the wind.
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Don't panic: What the deficit means for Canada and the Liberals | Nov 20 2015 | David Macdonald | The Liberals not also promised in the election campaign to carry a deficit of no more than $10 billion -- but now the numbers don't add up. What can they do?
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Changes desperately needed for Canada's immigration and refugee policy | Nov 20 2015 | Edward C. Corrigan | After 10 years of the Harper government, it is absolutely necessary that Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government improve immigration, refugee and citizenship policy in Canada.
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One month since the election: How's Trudeau doing? | Nov 19 2015 | Nora Loreto | It has been one month since the 2015 federal election. Now that Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government have been in power for a bit, what have they been up to?

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