Mar 8
Photo: Wikipedia
From the Press Progress Summit 2017, an exploration of how to build Canada’s progressive future at the most local of political levels – our cities and towns.
Mar 7
Advance poll at the 2015 federal election. Photo: Cathryn Atkinson
A reminder that good words can make good political responses -- and lead to better political possibilities
Mar 6
Water splash. Photo: Andre T/Flickr
Here are two movies that will shock, inspire and remind you why water is always an election issue.
Mar 5
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes a statement in the House of Commons on the terrorist attack in Québec City   Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Despite the hype a year ago, the M-103 Islamophobia report was met with indifference last month. But apathy is the last thing that we need in the face of growing Islamophobia in Canada.
Mar 2
Photo: Canada Post
While the celebrations of Black culture in Canada are welcome, other events in February reminded us there is much improvement still needed.
Mar 1
Photo: CPAC
Budget 2018 is all about gender, although the rhetoric might outweigh the substance, and the economy still faces big risks from household debt and global conditions.
Feb 28
 Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Since his election, Trudeau has made the same core promises to recognize and implement Indigenous rights in a multitude of strategically timed announcements, but it's been all talk and little action.
Feb 27
Photo: James Laxer/Twitter
We met in mid-1969 at a small gathering in Toronto of NDP members. The bond we formed in the time of the Waffle was a defining moment of my life politically, and one of its great joys, personally.
Feb 26
Photo: www.theleftchapter.blogspot.ca
Co-founder of the Waffle, academic, writer and politician, Laxer died on February 23 in Paris. He is remembered here by his son, Michael.
Feb 23
York South-Weston NDP delegates with Jagmeet Singh after his conference speech on February 17. Photo: York South-Weston NDP/Twitter
Justin Trudeau's current troubles should remind NDPers how easy it is in politics to step right into a cow pie.
Feb 22
A U.S. Army soldier attached to 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment hands out informational flyers in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 4, 2008. Photo: U.S. Army/Spc. Kieran Cuddihy
It has been 38 years of almost non-stop warfare and repression, with thousands killed, billions wasted, and Dr. Rafil Dhafir still in jail for violating sanctions
Feb 21
Photo: Kristie de Garis
The progress we have made in speaking out about sexual assault relies on one major cultural shift: the women making allegations have stopped caring about men's feelings.
Feb 20
Baskets of corn. Photo: Rebecca Siegel
Next week's federal budget provides an opportunity to reinstate prison farms and improve food security
Feb 19
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh met supporters following his address to the party's convention on Ottawa on Saturday, Feb. 17. Photo: Michelle Langlois
The NDP leader gave a speech that promised to make the wealthiest pay their share and address inequality. It was, however, short on details, and barely mentioned the environment.
Feb 16
Photo: Ottawa2018NDP.ca
The NDP meets in Ottawa this week with its two provincial governments squabbling and the party searching for a mission and an identity.
Feb 15
Photo: Mathew Kagis/Facebook
Downtown Eastside event commemorates missing and murdered Indigenous women and bears witness to ongoing injustices in Vancouver and beyond
Feb 14
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following meetings at a federal government cabinet retreat in Kananaskis, Alberta on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Photo: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta
People are buying B.C. wines in solidarity with B.C.'s Horgan government in its dispute with Alberta. Ironically, many of those wine protesters campaigned for the Trudeau Liberals in 2015.
Feb 13
Canadian resources available for activists.
Some Canadian resources available for activists.
Feb 10
Photo: Colten Boushie/Facebook
Don’t say that Canada or Saskatchewan failed Indigenous people -- Canada just failed. It wasn’t a mob of racists that released a killer onto the streets -- it was 12 regular Canadians.
Feb 9
The Urban Worker Project is an extension of the work on precarious pay by former MP Andrew Cash
Feb 9
Bill 148 and precarious workers - will it make a difference?
The Urban Worker Project is an extension of the work on precarious pay by former MP Andrew Cash
Feb 8
As the Seoul Winter Olympics opens, a peace conference calls for suspension of military exercises after the Games, and lifting of sanctions and talks with North Korea.
Feb 7
Photo: Paul Downey
Who benefits from government policies? Usually just the rich and powerful.
Feb 6
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, left, gives his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, a thumbs up after Pence addressed the Republican National Convention. Photo: A. Shaker/VOA
A new book by pollster Michael Adams explores data to find out if Canada could succumb to xenophobic populism on a mass scale.
Feb 5
Eugene McCarthy for President campaign button. Photo: Mpls55408/Flickr
In 1968, a U.S president was forced from office, a west African country was enflamed in civil war, and a new prime minister engendered high expectations Canada.
Feb 2
The magnitude of this massive avoidance (if not evasion) of taxes in Canada is not yet known by most Canadians. It comes to at least $10 billion per year lost in tax revenue.
Feb 1
Female combatants from the Syriac Military Council (MFS) in one of their bases in Jazeera Region of Rojava, northern Syria. Photo: Delil Souleiman/Syriac Military Council
A look at the egalitarian and ecofeminist Rojava revolution in the Kurdish north of Syria.
Jan 31
Cholon after Tet Offensive operations, 1968. Photo:  United States Army Center of Military History/Wikipedia
There were assassinations, massacres, protests and a near-revolution in France -- 1968 was a year of drama and crisis. We still live with the consequences.
Jan 30
The president of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council wants union leaders to work for a solution to avoid damage to the movement
Jan 29
After the attack on the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City, candlelight vigils took place around the country, including this one in Edmonton. Photo: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta
#RememberJan29 was created as a forum to support people in building a web of common experience, connecting the public to the moment of the attack and to each other.

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