Apr 27
Photo: Liz Lemon/flickr
How do we create a new politics that in the long term builds the basis of a citizen-based democracy to replace the hollowed-out institutions we now have in English-speaking developed countries?
Apr 26
Photo credit: Brian Cornelius
Every time Ottawa-based Syrian refugee Dima Siam sees Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying refugees are welcome in Canada, she says, "I feel as if someone despises me and slapped me on the face."
Apr 25
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The marriage of social democracy and neoliberal market economics has created what Belgian political philosopher Chantal Mouffe calls "post-politics."
Apr 23
Toronto Star columnist Desmond Cole's campaign against police carding led him to disrupt a public meeting this week. Journalism needs to update its rules. Image: Flickr/id4ro
Apr 21
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Of all the many solutions to global warming and other environmental problems, none is as powerful as people getting together to demand change.
Apr 20
Photo: Victoria Fenner
Will a guaranteed basic income release people from the poverty trap or keep them in it? A spirited debate exploring the issues from both sides and all points between.
Apr 19
Image: David Vaisbord
Housing advocates say the redevelopment process for B.C.'s oldest social housing site has failed the residents because it broke up a vibrant community.
Apr 18
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Turning Canadian democracy over to the PMO may make it simpler to govern. Watching the Trudeau PMO at work shows it does not improve a government's ability to perform the duties it promised.
Apr 14
Image: Karl Nerenberg
The Liberal government finally introduced its pot legalization legislation, which contains many law-and-order measures to placate the many who are concerned about the impact of legal dope.
Apr 13
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Chrystia Freeland's well-documented hostility towards Russia raises questions about her suitability for the foreign affairs post. Are we risking a Freeland blunder in a situation that requires nuance?
Apr 12
Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr
Sean Spicer reveals a lot about how Trump's team speaks to its base, and promotes their racist agenda.
Apr 11
Photo: IS1 Kenneth Moll, USS Cape St. George via Matt Morgan/flickr
As a rule, not long after taking office, U.S. presidents authorize overseas bombing. Donald Trump has just attacked Syria and his "global leadership" was met with approval from NATO states.
Apr 9
Image: Flickr/Mark Klotz
Most British Columbians are also deeply worried about economic insecurity, inequality and the environment -- and want our political leaders to take action.
Apr 7
The fog of war obscures the truth from Vimy to Mosul and Allepo.
Apr 6
Alberta's first woman premier calls for more than talk about the deplorable treatment of women in politics
Alberta's first woman premier calls for more than talk about the deplorable treatment of women in politics
Apr 4
Meaningful changes to parliament are unlikely so long as a party with the support of only 40 percent of voters can form a majority government, and carry on without seeking support across party lines.
Apr 2
Why did the TPP prove to be so unpopular among the Canadian public? And what needs to be done to restore public trust in future trade processes?
Mar 31
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
The wording and delivery of the Trudeau government's March apology for its role in the torture of Canadian citizens are clear indications that Ottawa is not willing to make much-needed changes.
Mar 30
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Conservative leadership candidates advocate extreme right policies -- should Trudeau reconsider electoral reform?
Mar 29
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University carbon divestment movements in B.C. are encouraging fellow students to remember recently approved massive fossil fuel projects like the Kinder Morgan pipeline during May's election.
Mar 28
PMO Photo by Adam Scotti
By 2015, for most Canadians, the Harper government had run out its time. Voters decided to replace it with the Trudeau Liberals. How is that working out?
Mar 27
The four declared candidates for the NDP leadership debated again in Montreal on Sunday. They knocked Trudeau for failing to live up to promises to young Canadians.
Mar 26
In the second part of her series on how Canada has served as a refuge for U.S. dissidents, Penney Kome looks at the Underground Railroad.
Mar 24
While the transit credit did not curb car use, it did help blur the sharp line between merely surviving in the city and thriving.
Mar 24
Image: PMO/Adam Scotti
Despite the charming style of Prime Minister Trudeau and the apparent kindness of his Cabinet ministers, Russ Diabo advises First Nations to look for substantive changes in federal policy and law.
Mar 23
The federal government, says David Macdonald, "took the 2016 budget out and put a new cover on it... Now you have the 2017 budget. They’ve gift wrapped last year’s budget."
Mar 22
Photo: CPAWS, hunter from Fort McPherson on Peel River (public domain)
Yukon First Nations took the territorial government to court over its betrayal of a commitment to protect the Peel watershed. The case will establish a precedent for many other Indigenous groups.
Mar 21
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The current federal budget process is a textbook example of the propaganda model. On budget day, a nonsense detector comes in handy. Here is Duncan Cameron's.
Mar 19
Kenney's victory as Alberta PC leader marks a new era of social conservatism for the provincial party.
Mar 19
A lot was on the table at the party's first leadership debate a week ago. Canada's involvement in international affairs wasn't.