May 7
Paul Manly. Photo: Green Party of Canada/Facebook
Does the Green win mean Canadians might be much more serious about climate change than most politicians seem to think? Maybe, but one byelection does not tell the whole story.
May 6
People gather in Toronto on April 29, 2019 to commemorate the National Day of Mourning. Photo: Zaid Noorsumar
Official statistics show close to 1,000 work-related deaths occur across Canada annually, but one research study estimates the real number is 10 to 13 times greater.
May 3
Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
If there is anything "Trumpian" about Ford, it is his relations with actual news reporters who work for legitimate news organizations, organizations his government has called "fake news."
May 2
British Columbia Premier John Horgan speaks to media in the rose garden of the Legislature Building in Victoria. Photo: Province of British Columbia/Flickr
There may be an argument for Canadian refineries to buy "ethical" Alberta oil, but giving Alberta governments the opportunity to turn the taps on and off to achieve policy goals sure undercuts it.
May 1
NDP MP Peter Julian. Photo: Peter Julian/Facebook
There is currently no effective way for foreign victims of Canadian corporate malfeasance to pursue meaningful redress in Canadian courts. Vancouver-area NDP MP Peter Julian wants to change that.
Apr 30
May Day rally for immigrant and workers' rights, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2015. Photo: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr
In 2019, the labour movement around the world prepares its demonstrations of hope, solidarity, and support for collective action at a time of major worker distress and unrest.
Apr 29
Andrew Scheer and Jason Kenney: Not necessarily as close as you might think … Photo: Andrew Scheer/Twitter
Right now we seem to be headed for an intramural game of chicken between Ottawa and Edmonton.
Apr 26
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigning in Edmonton in October 2015. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
Thanks to the work done by outgoing Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, support for the TMX in Canada has probably reached its high-water mark. It has nowhere to go but down.
Apr 25
Image: Openmedia
A generational opportunity to overhaul Canada's mobile market and bring more choice and lower prices is here. This is how we turn it into a national movement.
Apr 24
Dennis King. Photo: Dennis King/Twitter
The Greens have a right to feel pretty euphoric about the result, even if it fell short of pollsters' predictions, but what this will mean for Elizabeth May's federal Greens is difficult to say.
Apr 23
Photo: Jason Kenney/Facebook
With Jason Kenney rejecting the idea that what Ottawa thinks is good for the climate is good for the people of Alberta, he is provoking a fight with Justin Trudeau.
Apr 22
Caribou. Image: Dean Biggins
Indigenous communities are disproportionately affected by climate change. But Indigenous stories also suggest a different way of thinking about the natural world.
Apr 18
Happy 18th birthday rabble!
Eighteen years old may make us an elder in Internet years, but rabble has proudly kept our rebellious streak going and we are celebrating!
Apr 17
Jason Kenney wins Alberta election. Photo: jkenney/Twitter
No one can say Kenney didn't communicate his plans clearly or that he doesn't have a mandate.
Apr 16
A mom and her newborn baby at the Maternal and Child Health Training Institute for medically needy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: UN Photo/Kibae Park/Flickr
In many parts of the world, infant and maternal mortality continue to be frightfully high, made worse by the persistent prevalence of child marriage and teen pregnancy.
Apr 15
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley as she prepared to leave the stage after her speech in Edmonton yesterday. Photo: David J. Climenhaga.
Facing an election Tuesday, Alberta's premier looked and sounded like a politician on a roll yesterday in Edmonton -- energized, by turns forceful, funny, and inspiring.
Apr 12
'A New Kind of Union' -- new book explores the first five years in the history of Unifor. Photo provided by James Lorimer and Company
Fred Wilson played a major role in the creation of Unifor. In his new book, he reflects on the first five years of one of Canada's newest unions' often turbulent history.
Apr 11
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
The Liberals' just-announced change in refugee policy could have a devastating effect on thousands of vulnerable people. For some asylum seekers, it could, in fact, have life and death impact.
Apr 10
Image: TheDigitalArtist/Pixabay
A report commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada, "Canada's Changing Climate Report," warned that this country is warming at roughly twice the global average rate.
Apr 9
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer. Photo: Andrew Scheer/Flickr
Progressives in Canada have many good reasons to be disappointed with the Trudeau Liberal government, but the Conservative campaign of fear and panic against immigration and refugees is frightening.
Apr 8
Kirill Kalinin inside the Russian embassy in Ottawa a few weeks before he was expelled from Canada. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
It was a year ago Friday that the government of Canada declared Kirill Kalinin and three other Russian diplomats persona non grata and sent them packing.
Apr 5
Then citizenship and immigration minister Jason Kenney at a 2012 press conference. Photo: Daily Xtra/Flickr
Kenney often points to the record number of Canadian immigrants when he was immigration minister, but he was not above appealing to prejudices and hatreds when it suited his political purposes.
Apr 4
 A large stack from the Sault Paper Mill. Photo: Billy Wilson/Flickr
The most important thing to remember is it's still within our reach to avoid most of the future impacts the report describes. We have the solutions.
Apr 3
Image: SFU/Flickr
Much of the report details the lack of data or information on everything from water use and impacts on ground and surface water to methane emissions and contamination from radioactive materials.
Apr 2
Photo: Jason Kenney/Facebook
The fact that tax cuts do not create jobs as predicted has not stopped right-wing parties in search of business support from repeating the promise.
Apr 1
UCP Leader Jason Kenney, apparently wearing one of Stephen Harper’s old unthreatening sweaters, at Spruce Meadows south of Calgary yesterday. Photo: Facebook
Sorry, kid, you're going to have to take a pay cut to finance this right now. But, trust me, little buddy, you're going to love it!
Mar 29
Protest against Quebec's Charter of Values in 2013. Photo: ibourgeault_tasse/Flickr
Though the new law targets all religious symbols, many believe the goal is to demonize and persecute one identifiable minority group: Muslim women.
Mar 29
Steel and aluminum tariffs. Image: Photo by USW. Used with permission.
USW's Ken Neumann on Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs, unions helping refugees in Lebanon, and more.
Mar 28
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends the flag-raising ceremony for Pride Month on Parliament Hill. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
The federal government missed an opportunity to introduce a significant protection for the LGBTQ community by failing to take steps to ban conversion therapy.
Mar 27
Black Lives Matter. Photo: Ella/Flickr
Machuar Madut's death was not inevitable, and it is both possible and necessary to demand that he deserved -- and that we all deserve -- better.

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