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Media Matters | Politics in Canada | Not Rex: Conrad Black says goodbye to his Order of Canada | Feb 7 2014 | Humberto DaSilva | Yeah, Humberto 'Not Rex Murphy' DaSilva got a tinge of the schadenfreude when the Governor General pulled Conrad Black's Order of Canada.
Olympics | Lessons from Vancouver for Sochi Activists | Feb 7 2014 | Megan Stacey | Sharing lessons and great examples from the Vancouver Olympics to help activists organize around issues at this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi
Political Action | Activist Toolkit roundup: February is an Activist Paradise | Feb 7 2014 | Megan Stacey | This week's Activist Toolkit round-up focuses on all the great activist organizing that goes on in the month of February.
William Cornelius Van Horne
Politics in Canada | High-speed rail in Alberta: a terrible idea that won't go away | Feb 7 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | The idea of a high-speed rail line between Edmonton and Calgary fails for three principal reasons: huge energy needs, major environmental damage and poor financial prospects.
Arts & Culture | Olympics | Funding Olympics, Cutting the Arts | Feb 6 2014 | Holly Adams | A look at the arts-cut legacy of the Vancouver Olympics.
Arts & Culture | Environment | 'Unlikely Radicals' exposes the toxic Adams Mine Dump War | Feb 6 2014 | Meg Borthwick | 'Unlikely Radicals' details the unlikely victory of the farmers, retirees and First Nations people who stood up against the Man trying to turn the Adams Mine into a garbage dump.
Civil Liberties Watch | Doctor suspended six months, fined $35K for helping poor patients | Feb 6 2014 | John Bonnar | Her body was overrun with cancer. She didn’t have a doctor, but needed the Special Diet Allowance. So she went to Dr. Wong.
Economy | Politics in Canada | Alternative budget is bold while NDP is cautious | Feb 6 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The CCPA Alternative Budget proposes major infrastructure investments and significant spending. The NDP's focuses on 'affordability' and is not as bold, playing into the electoral politics game.
Economy | What does a living wage really mean? | Feb 6 2014 | Lynne Fernandez | Living wage campaigns across Canada are not calling for legislative enforcement of a living wage. The idea is to adopt a wage policy that considers a combination of wages and benefits.
Economy | Alternative to 'do-nothing' Federal Budget would alleviate poverty and add jobs | Feb 6 2014 | David Macdonald | The CCPA's 19th Alternative Federal Budget shows impressive progress can be made against poverty. In total, the Alternative Federal Budget lifts 855,000 Canadians out of poverty.
Education | Environment | UBC Students vote three-to-one to divest from fossil fuels | Feb 6 2014 | Divest UBC | The growing movement to divest from fossil fuels took a significant step forward in Vancouver last week, as UBC's student body voted by a strong majority to urge the university to halt investment.
A photo of ministers signing the bilateral childcare agreement
Education | Feminism | Food & Health | Politics in Canada | Another February 6: One more year -- and what do we get? (Not more and better child care) | Feb 6 2014 | Carolyn Ferns, Martha Friendly | Another February 6th, and for those of us in the child care community, a time to reflect on Canada’s close-but-no-cigar national child care program. You remember, right?
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Elections | Politics in Canada | Five things you need to know about the Fair Elections Act | Feb 6 2014 | Sarah Schmidt, Trevor Haché | Given the Conservatives' track record of ignoring or circumventing Canada's electoral law, it's worth fact-checking the spin, so here are five things you need to know about the Fair Elections Act.
Environment | TransCanada's Energy East pipeline is a climate crime | Feb 6 2014 | Andrea Harden-Donahue | We knew the climate impacts of TransCanada's Energy East pipe would be huge, the single largest oil pipeline in North America. Now we can put some numbers to this claim.
Environment | B.C.'s forests shift from carbon sink to carbon source | Feb 6 2014 | Redeye Collective | Trees play an important role in addressing global warming by sequestering emissions. But recent figures show that forests in B.C. are now releasing alarming amounts of carbon rather than absorbing it.