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Canadian innocence lost? We never were a 'Peaceable Kingdom' | Oct 24 2014 | Rick Salutin | After Wednesday's events in Ottawa, Rick Salutin comments on the "unprecedented chaos, lost our virginity/innocence, never gonna be the same, demise of Canada as a Peaceable Kingdom" narrative.
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Labour endorsements in Ontario's municipal elections | Oct 24 2014 | Ella Bedard | Not sure which candidates are the most labour-friendly? Never fear, Ella Bedard has created a handy list of endorsements by labour unions. Happy voting everyone!
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The world passed laws making war illegal. Why does Harper ignore that? | Oct 24 2014 | Kathleen O'Hara | Breaking war laws. After the First World War, the world passed laws making war illegal. Why are they being ignored by Harper and others?
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Jobs! Money! Nope! Benefits of LNG exports grossly exaggerated | Oct 24 2014 | Al Engler | Why do the B.C. and federal governments and corporate media continue to promote LNG as the key to future employment and increased public revenues? The profitability is dubious at best.
Ottawa aftermath: Navigating the dustcloud of words | Oct 24 2014 | J. Baglow | Some reflections on the Ottawa and Quebec shootings, and their political consequences.
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Let's set the record straight: Tar sands = 'dirty oil' | Oct 24 2014 | Joyce Nelson | There's a little cognitive dissonance happening in the tar sands discussion, so let's set the record straight: tar sands are dirty oil and Harper does not have an adequate environmental plan.
Election Night in Toronto - are you ready to party? | Oct 24 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | While Torontonians are not sure what the outcome to Monday night's election will be - will people vote with their hearts on their sleeves, vote strategically or not vote at all? - one thing is for sur
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NWT Legislative Assembly's flags at half staff | Oct 23 2014 | George Lessard | "...Canadian and Northern resolve [will] continue to be stronger then ever..."
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The Canada-Honduras trade agreement: A stain on Canada | Oct 23 2014 | Don Davies | Don Davies, the NDP Official Opposition Critic for International Trade, explains why Canada should not have a Free Trade Agreement with Honduras.
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Can we talk about the root causes of terrorism? | Oct 23 2014 | Linda McQuaig | For years, the pro-war right has suppressed any meaningful discussion of the "root causes" of terrorism, limiting our focus to the horrific nature of terrorist acts in order to rouse us to go to war.
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Reflections on a violent day in Ottawa | Oct 23 2014 | Matthew Behrens | The tragic events in Ottawa give us an opportunity to examine our addiction to violence as the solution to conflict. Will we use the chance to disengage from our increasingly militarized culture?
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Moving forward from Winnipeg's municipal election | Oct 23 2014 | Zach Fleisher | Winnipeg’s progressive community was dealt a major blow on Election Day. What went wrong and where do we organize from here?

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