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Alberta Liberals launch leadership race as Tory contest takes an acrimonious turn | Jan 16 2017 | David J. Climenhaga | Also, Alberta NDP lead fundraising results for fourth quarter and full-year 2016.
Image: Art Babych. Used with permission.
Justin Trudeau promised changes to draconian Bill C-51. We're still waiting | Jan 15 2017 | Dennis Gruending | During his 2015 election campaign Trudeau promised to repeal the nastiest aspects of the anti-terror law. Why hasn't he done so yet?
Top 10 ways you helped save the Internet in 2016 | Jan 14 2017 | David Christopher | As we face the challenges of 2017, let's all be inspired by these amazing examples of how you helped save the Internet last year
Image: Colin Smith
Supreme Court ruling in Ernst fracking case poses threat to Charter rights | Jan 14 2017 | Emma Lui | Today the Supreme Court of Canada rejected Alberta landowner Jessica Ernst's legal challenge to sue the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) for denying her right to freedom of expression under the Charter.
Jason Kenney
The Jason Syndrome: Conservative candidate melts down over Hollywood star in bid to derail NDP strategy that's working | Jan 13 2017 | David J. Climenhaga | Thank you, Jane Fonda! Former Harper minister touts celebrity visit to prop up implausible argument that visibly effective NDP climate strategy doesn't actually work.
Google v. Equustek at the Supreme Court of Canada: Dispatch from the hearing | Jan 13 2017 | Cynthia Khoo | As you may recall, OpenMedia intervened in a landmark Internet and free expression case at the Supreme Court of Canada, Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions. Here's a recap.
Image: Facebook/Ahmed Hussen
Trudeau's new immigration minister must tackle Harper's nasty refugee reforms | Jan 13 2017 | Karl Nerenberg | Harper's refugee reform legislation unfairly discriminated against many asylum seekers. John McCallum was ready to make big changes. Now the ball is in Ahmed Hussen's court.
John Ashton
Five things you need to know about Alberta's latest Electoral Boundaries Commission | Jan 12 2017 | John Ashton | A useful primer on the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission by former NDP Caucus director John Ashton.
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Trump's proven that free trade deals can be rewritten. So let's write better ones. | Jan 12 2017 | Jim Stanford | If Trump can rewrite international economic treaties on the strength of a few tweets, then we can do the same thing -- but only if we build a political movement with the same confidence and power.
Image: Will Fisher/flickr
'Giving the people what they couldn't possibly want': Notes from Ontario's homecare system | Jan 12 2017 | Julie Devaney | The argument for home care was that it was giving the people what they want. So why are patients now being asked to leave their homes to access care after being discharged from hospitals?
Not Rex: Hacking away at Hydro One | Jan 12 2017 | Humberto DaSilva | Russian hackers planted malware in Hydro One computers, but the best of Ontario's electricity systems had already been hacked away by a government a little closer to home.
Image: Flickr/Tylor Sherman
Epidemic of overdose deaths legacy of 10 years of anti-harm reduction | Jan 12 2017 | Redeye Collective | Jordan Westfall says the hundreds of drug overdose deaths are a legacy of Harper's approach. Westfall is someone who formerly used opioid drugs and wrote his master's thesis on overdose prevention.

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