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Economy | Politics in Canada | Will Harper try to ratify Canada-EU trade deal by June? | Apr 13 2015 | Brent Patterson | The Conservatives with their 160-seat majority in the House of Commons could easily ratify CETA should they opt to do so before the summer break.
Photo: Sharon Drummond/flickr
Economy | Politics in Canada | Balanced budget legislation: Another zombie policy returns from the dead | Apr 13 2015 | Seth Klein | It's not about good economics. Nor about good public policy. Just crass politics. And now the federal government is once again dangling this useless policy ploy.
Economy | Labour | Reports of job growth mask a stagnant labour market | Apr 13 2015 | Angella MacEwen | The Canadian labour market added 29,000 jobs in March, beating expectations. Underneath the headline, though, the numbers aren't as rosy.
Photo: Tyson Kelsall
Environment | Political Action | Poor response to toxic spill in Vancouver warns against bitumen | Apr 13 2015 | Tyson Kelsall | Wednesday's fuel spill ignited fears of greater catastrophe with a potential increase in tanker traffic on the West Coast.
Environment | Political Action | Quebec City: Pressure building on climate and tar sands | Apr 13 2015 | David Gray-Donald | The climate movement met in Quebec City days before Canada's premiers meet to talk about climate change. An estimated 25,000 people took to the streets on Saturday for the Act on Climate March.
Feminism | Labour | Edmonton-based blog calls out sexism in food service industry | Apr 13 2015 | Redeye Collective | Wear a shorter skirt. Dye your hair. Flirt with the regulars. Women who work in bars and restaurants have heard it all. Now they're telling their stories on a new blog about sexism in the industry.
Indigenous Rights | RCMP report on murdered and missing Aboriginal women is statistically skewed | Apr 13 2015 | Pamela Palmater | Minister Bernard Valcourt has alleged that the majority of murdered Aboriginal women are killed by Aboriginal men. His stats are skewed; but worse, his claim is an egregious example of victim blaming.
Photo: Dennis Jarvis/flickr
Labour | The life of a union man: Tales from Down East | Apr 13 2015 | Everett Baker, Retiree Matters | Behind the bucolic images of the East Coast reside working women and men. Everett Baker reflects back on some of his experiences with labour organizations in Eastern Canada.
Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley
Politics in Canada | Energized Alberta New Democrats see Orange as they shake the chandeliers in Edmonton theatre | Apr 13 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | If Albertans are serious about changing this moth-eaten Tory government, they're going to have to do something other than voting for another variety of Tory.
Angry Tom Mulcair
Politics in Canada | If he really wanted to be, Thomas Mulcair has every right to be angry | Apr 13 2015 | Gerry Caplan | Tom Mulcair is angry. Angry, angry, angry. At least, that's what the media would have you believe.
The front Cover of Metro Halifax on April 10, 2015.
Arts & Culture | Economy | Politics in Canada | Stake through the heart: Liberals kill the Nova Scotia film industry | Apr 12 2015 | Christopher Majka | Driving a stake through the N.S. film industry, Stephen McNeil's Liberals are ready to replicate the folly of John Hamm's Conservatives, cutting off their creative bluenose to spite their face.
Education | Politics in Canada | Environmental justice, gender justice and Dalhousie's leadership | Apr 12 2015 | Bethany Hindmarsh | Environmental and gender justice needs to be a priority at the university level.
Robert Shirkey on The Environment, Social Justice and Global Change
Environment | Robert Shirkey on the environment, social justice and global change | Apr 12 2015 | Face2Face | Today's conversation is about thinking local and global change. Robert talks about his approach to the environment and why altering the chemistry of our planet is essential to our future.
Environment | Political Action | Quebec City: Huge march raises temperature | Apr 12 2015 | Judy Rebick | It didn't feel like the other historic marches. This one had the flair of the environmentalists instead of the anger of social justice or feminist activists but no doubt it was a turning point.
Feminism | 'A change is gonna come': Selma offers hope for world without violence | Apr 12 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | It's time to not only continue, but to redouble our efforts to make the oppression of women as repulsive and socially unacceptable as the oppression of African Americans.