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Sun Media -- not its squalid commentator Ezra Levant -- is the problem | Oct 1 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Don't expect commentator Ezra Levant to act any differently, or Sun Media to do anything more about it except issue meaningless apologies, in future.
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Harper government appeals reinstatement of refugee health program | Oct 1 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | In July the Federal Court overturned the Harper government's decision to cut health care for refugees. The Conservatives said they would appeal then did nothing. They moved quietly at the last minute.
NDP loses vote to make Parliament more relevant, but wins battle for public opinion | Oct 1 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The Conservatives voted down an NDP motion that would have given the Speaker the authority to compel government MPs to stick to the subject in QP. NDP loss -- what about the impact on public opinion?
The Amazing Race, Alberta Political Edition: Can the Tories find their missing mojo? | Sep 30 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | The goal of the tight campaign window is obviously to help Premier Jim Prentice's campaign by keeping the opposition parties off balance as long as possible.
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McNeil government sets its sights on organized labour in Nova Scotia | Sep 30 2014 | Stephen Kimber | Despite Premier Stephen McNeil's assurance he is "not at all going to war with organized labour," his government's actions tell another story.
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Oil, war and democracy: Government by kids in short pants | Sep 30 2014 | Ole Hendrickson | Will the world be driven into a rapid downward spiral by the nexus between oil, war and climate change? It is time for democratic debate on these and related issues.
Nova Scotia health-care workers call new legislation a direct attack on unions | Sep 30 2014 | Robert Devet | Over 600 health-care workers went to Province House in Nova Scotia to show how angry they are at the proposed anti-union legislation, and to call for Premier McNeil's resignation.
Pro-gas fracking gov't ousted in New Brunswick election | Sep 30 2014 | Roger Annis | Opposition to natural gas fracking and forest despoilation as well as womens' rights issues played key role in ousting Conservative NB government.
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Harper prepares Canada for another war | Sep 30 2014 | Duncan Cameron | As if 10 years in Afghanistan were not enough, the Conservatives want Canadians to support another war alongside the U.S.
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Conservatives kill measure to cut money for violent militias in Africa | Sep 30 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | NDP MP Paul Dewar's private member's bill would have forced Canadian companies to exercise 'due diligence' when dealing with 'conflict minerals' that end up in our cell phones and on store shelves.
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From Canada to Hong Kong, solidarity with the 'umbrella revolution' | Sep 30 2014 | Ellie Ng | As pro-democracy demonstrations continue, so does police violence. Canadian activists are protesting in solidarity. Ellie Ng reports from Hong Kong.
Alberta Premier Jim Prentice reaches a crucial moment in a high-stakes game | Sep 29 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | If he fails to announce both a date and a riding today, unelected Alberta Premier Jim Prentice's credibility will suffer mightily -- but not as mightily as if he loses the by-election!

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