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Air Redford's airborne ghost riders will be the death of Alberta's Tories | Jul 30 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | The grubby little deception described by the CBC to allow the premier and her entourage to fly in regal privacy is what will resonate with a disgusted public.
Doug Horner
So much for 'leading by example' -- Alberta Tories' pay freeze for civil service execs melts away | Jul 29 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Surely the Hancock Government insiders who made this decision knew the optics were appalling. But they appear to have thought no one would notice!
Photo courtesy of Occupy.com
Grassy Narrows demands Ontario halt clear-cut logging and protect water | Jul 29 2014 | Maryam Adrangi | Grassy Narrows First Nation will head to the Ontario Legislative Building in Toronto on July 31 and are calling on support to join them "in a walk for clean water and Indigenous rights."
UP! Left Front changing Vancouver politics | Jul 29 2014 | Michael Stewart | In Vancouver, activists from all manner of grassroots movements have organized themselves under a socialist banner called the "Left Front," and they're aiming to change the face of municipal politics.
Photo: Corey Templeton/flickr
No winners in political blame game over Yarmouth ferry | Jul 29 2014 | Stephen Kimber | The lesson in the politics of the Yarmouth ferry may not be about who's to blame but the reality there are no easy answers in a small province with too few resources and too many problems.
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
Canadian NGOs will weather Harper's censorship storm | Jul 29 2014 | Tom Henheffer | Why is the CRA auditing charities? Is the real threat to the Harper government charities critical of, well, the Harper government? These latest censorship actions make it seem so!
Swiss Cheese
The Fraser facts, minus the spin: Alberta has a revenue problem, not a spending problem | Jul 28 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Never mind the statistics, there are enough holes in the Fraser Institute's sloppy interpretation to store captured carbon!
Photo: wolfpeterson/flickr
No sense of decency: Canada's cruel and unusual government | Jul 28 2014 | Gerry Caplan | If a policy is cruel and unusual, if it outrages our standards of decency, what do we make of those promoting it?
Photo: End Immigration Detention Network facebook group
UN human rights body slams Canada's immigration detention system | Jul 28 2014 | Miriam Katawazi | UN monitoring body urges Canada to adopt the 90-day limit on detentions that is common among numerous other nations to minimize human rights violations.
Image: Flickr/Woodysworld
Bread, circuses and the great Alberta licence plate debate | Jul 28 2014 | Susan Wright | Out of the blue Alberta Premier Dave Hancock announced that Albertans would be getting a nifty new licence plate and they'd be allowed to vote for their favourite designs, lucky us!
Stephen Harper grimaces
Senate scandal could be as devastating as Sponsorship scandal | Jul 28 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | Having hand picked the Senators and directed the cover-up, the PM has no deniability.
Photo: flickr/PJ Starr
Sex work, rights and health: Bill C-36's glaring omission | Jul 28 2014 | Sandra Ka Hon Chu | A new study launched at the International AIDS Conference concludes that decriminalizing sex work could avert nearly one-third of new HIV infections among sex workers and their clients.

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