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Bill C-16 introduces transgender protections but keeps Harper's damaging human rights legacy | May 26 2016 | Pro Bono, Shelina Ali | Protection of transgender rights is long overdue. But does Bill C-16 go far enough in undoing the Harper government's damage to equality rights in Canada?
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Anti-war protests take aim at CANSEC 2016 and global arms trade | May 26 2016 | Sophia Reuss | Actions in Ottawa and Montreal target CANSEC 2016 and Canada's involvement in the global arms trade, specifically the controversial deal with Saudi Arabia.
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Kevin Vickers tackling an Irish protester in Dublin is pretty far from heroic | May 26 2016 | Michael Stewart | Canadians' social media feeds are lighting up with praise for the ambassador who tackled a man peacefully protesting British imperialism -- in Dublin. Not the most diplomatic response.
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Those wacky federal Tories! Just how dumb do they think we are? (Hint: plenty) | May 26 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | On Stephen Harper, Jason Kenney and #SmockDoc: Tobacco is bad for your health. Climate change is real. Just sayin'!
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Social media reaction to Elbowgate shows contempt for Parliament | May 26 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | The prime minister is getting huge support on social media, where the opposition are worms (and worse) for slowing him down. Let's hope it does not go to his head.
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Brace for it: Alberta is about to endure weeks of vicious climate-change-induced political weather! | May 25 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's climate policy debate may truly be a case where your best friends are your worst enemies and your worst enemies your best friends!
Photo: Jimmy Emerson, DVM/flickr
Spring brings new growth in opposition to Nova Scotia's Liberals | May 25 2016 | Stephen Kimber | Perhaps the most intriguing news from Nova Scotia's Province House this spring has been the tentative flowering -- finally -- of a real opposition to the McNeil government.
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Broader access to safe abortion soon available in Canada, if you can clear the hurdles | May 25 2016 | Kylie Kendall | The abortion drug Mifepristone will soon be available in Canada. However prohibitive restrictions from Health Canada may temper the drug's overall effectiveness and use.
St. Albert, Alberta, Post Office
It's time for a national postal bank in both Canada and the United States | May 24 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | We now live in the 21st century, a digital age, and it's time to recognize access to fairly priced banking service as a human right.
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Oil profits, pipelines and the human cost of regulatory capture | May 24 2016 | Bruce Campbell | Regulatory capture exists where regulation is routinely designed to benefit the private interest of the regulated industry at the expense of the public interest.
Photo: Matthew Behrens
Victory: Jaballah secret trial security certificate found unreasonable | May 24 2016 | Matthew Behrens | In a major setback to a Liberal government still refusing to repeal the repressive Bill C-51, the Federal Court has found unreasonable the secret trial security certificate against Mahmoud Jaballah.
Image: Amanda Taylor
After Census snub, Canada's trans community feels like it doesn't count | May 24 2016 | Albert Van Santvoort | Some members of the transgender community can't help but feel institutionally overlooked after the 2016 census failed to include options for transgender people.

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