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Arts & Culture | The First World War and the better angels of our nature | Apr 16 2015 | Mel Watkins | Even amidst all the carnage and murder in the First World War, every so often, in small ways, ordinary human decency broke through -- and lingers on in the collective memory.
Photo courtesy of Terrance Lam
Economy | Politics in Canada | Doubling contribution limit to Tax-Free Savings Accounts exposes true intent of a bad policy | Apr 16 2015 | Seth Klein | Federal finance minister Joe Oliver re-affirmed that his government seeks to double the annual limit to Tax-Free Savings Accounts from $5,500 to $11,000. This is a terrible idea.
Economy | Politics in Canada | We're paying for $7/day child care, so why is only one province getting it? | Apr 16 2015 | David Macdonald | The government is spending the equivalent cost of $7/day child care through the Universal Child Care Benefit and income-splitting -- untargeted programs that won't create a single child care space.
Photo: pmwebphotos/flickr
Economy | Politics in Canada | World | Harper and Modi announce a Canada-India 'free trade' agreement by September | Apr 16 2015 | Brent Patterson | Efforts are being stepped up to conclude a Canada-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement by September, just prior to the October 19 federal election.
Photo: flickr/Kevin Lallier
Education | Labour | Politics in Canada | SOLD! Canadian Wheat Board no longer quite so Canadian | Apr 16 2015 | National Farmers Union | With the privatization of the Canadian Wheat Board, the Harper government has accomplished the biggest transfer of wealth away from farmers in the history of Canada.
Education | Feminism | #BeenRapedNeverReported | Apr 16 2015 | Victoria Fenner | A talk at Carleton University by Sue Montgomery on Thurs. February 26, 2015
Photo: flickr/Alex Guibord
Elections | Politics in Canada | Trudeau now says he 'trusts Canadians' and they are truly grateful | Apr 16 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Trudeau's prevarications on 'coalition' provided a disquieting insight into the Liberal leader's thinking, or lack thereof. The election results will determine whether a coalition is on or off.
Council of Canadians chapters marched in Quebec City on April 11 to demand clima
Environment | Politics in Canada | Premiers fail to take climate action at Quebec City summit | Apr 16 2015 | Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians joined 25,000 people in Quebec City and at solidarity rallies across the country to demand climate action from provinces and territories, but leaders failed in that task.
Environment | Political Action | Watch: This is what 25,000 people for climate protection looks like | Apr 16 2015 | Marche Action Climat | Over 25,000 people marched in Quebec City to send premiers a message: they can't act on climate and approve tar sands pipelines.
Feminism | Indigenous Rights | Media Matters | Political Action | Reclaiming our justice system and media: Lessons from Cindy Gladue | Apr 16 2015 | Taylor S.J. | We are not entitled to know the explicit details of Cindy Gladue's passing. What we ought to find out is how the justice system could further dehumanize the sacred life of an Indigenous woman.
Allison and her awesome son.
Food & Health | Autism is not a catastrophe, Robert J. Kennedy | Apr 16 2015 | Allison Garber | Being autistic brings forth a number of challenges to day-to-day life, but many of those challenges exist because of our society's inability to take the time to understand autism.
Jack Mintz
Politics in Canada | Jim Prentice, feeling austere, visits Red Deer -- but everything will likely look better in the morning | Apr 16 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | If Alberta Premier Jim Prentice were really serious about balancing the budget, he could to it in about five seconds.
Politics in Canada | World | Is Canada's warm welcome what Narendra Modi deserves? | Apr 16 2015 | Dionne Bunsha | When Stephen Harper hosts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to Canada this week, they will be greeted both with adoring fans and with protests. Which response is more appropriate?
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Politics in Canada | Wildrose may not run candidates in key Edmonton ridings, helping Prentice PCs at expense of NDP | Apr 16 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | The electoral calculus has now changed for the right-wing Wildrose Party, which no longer automatically benefits if anyone but the PCs wins in some ridings.
Africville, Halifax in 1965
Anti-Racism | Halifax's race problem is pretending it doesn't have a race problem | Apr 15 2015 | Anne Theriault | Halifax is a lovely place with lovely people who live in it. But it has a big, big problem with race. And it's time to deal with it.