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Your vote: It's what the Harper Conservatives fear the most | Oct 21 2014 | Duncan Cameron | For Stephen Harper to lose power in the next election, either the Conservative voter base must decline, or more people need to turn up and vote.
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Live-in caregivers fight against proposals to remove their right to permanent residency | Oct 21 2014 | Ethel Tungohan | The Harper government's proposed changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program as unsurprisingly not great. Why does the government refuse to give landed status to live-in caregivers?
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When the universe does not unfold as it should | Oct 20 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | Federally and municipally, politicians -- especially Olivia Chow -- are facing rough rides on what look like smooth terrain.
House of Cards, Ontario edition | Oct 20 2014 | Gerry Caplan | Local politics in Ontario are starting to take their cues from President Frank Underwood. It doesn't look good.
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Closing arguments in First Nations Child Welfare case start today | Oct 20 2014 | Jocelyn Formsma | Closing arguments on the most important Indigenous children's rights case will be heard from October 20-24, 2014 at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in Ottawa, Ontario.
Why we must vote: The right place for Black community members on Oct. 27 is at the ballot box | Oct 20 2014 | Grace-Edward Galabuzi | After one writer wrote that Black voters should spoil their ballots in Toronto's Mayoral election, Grace-Edward Galabuzi thought it was time to talk about Black voter engagement and creating change.
From Israel to ISIS: Harper's 'Orwellian' foreign policy | Oct 20 2014 | Murray Dobbin | Harper's political calculations about Canada's role in Iraq have little to do with foreign policy: Harper's goal is to stay in power long enough to dismantle the post-war activist state.
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Is Nova Scotia political culture changing for the better? | Oct 20 2014 | Ralph Surette | Politics and political attitudes are changing in Nova Scotia -- albeit, in a manner too slow and complex for the public's short attention span to notice.
Suffering from surfeit of the young and amiable Trudeau? What to do? | Oct 20 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | Justin Trudeau gets attention just for being himself, and, especially, standing fully clothed in a swimming pool. Even smart folks can wax enthusiastic about the callow and shallow Liberal leader.
Rachel Notley
New Democrats yesterday were ready for Rachel -- can Albertans reach the same conclusion? | Oct 19 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | The planets may be in alignment for Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley not just to breathe new life into her party but, as she put it in her victory speech yesterday, to make history.
Rachel Notley
As soon as Alberta NDP picks a new leader today, the party's focus should turn to Edmonton by-election | Oct 18 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | There are signs the progressive vote in the Oct. 27 Edmonton-Whitemud by-election -- and maybe a little more than that -- is coalescing around the NDP’s candidate, Dr. Bob Turner.
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Bill C-36: No safety or security for sex workers | Oct 17 2014 | Cheryl Auger | Bill C-36 was passed in the House of Commons last week. And a lot of people, including sex workers, are not pleased. Will this bill continue to contribute to sex workers' rights violations?

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