The Conservatives' much-anticipated electoral reform bill was introduced this week, and it has caused outrage all across the nation.
What do you find most outrageous about the Fair Elections Act?
This week Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau decided to expel all his Liberal senators from his caucus and declared that there is no longer such a thing as a Liberal senator. He stated that the Senate is broken and needs to be fixed and that the only members of the Liberal caucus will be those elected by the people of Canada.
This move took everyone, including his former senators, by surprise and prompted questions about the motives behind this shocking move. The Conservatives called it a "smokescreen" and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was suspicious given Trudeau had voted against the NDP motion to end partisan activities in the Senate.
What do you think of Justin Trudeau's decision to remove his senators from Liberal caucus?
Oh, Harper's now infamous trip to Israel.
He played Hey Jude, arrived in spectacular fashion and generally cemented his BFF-status with Israel. Noticebly absent from any of his conversations with Prime Minister Netanyahu was discussion of Israel's human rights abuses.
So, what do you think was the purpose of Harper's trip to Israel?
The recent consolidation of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) libraries from 11 to four resulted in a chaotic dumping of books and staff layoffs. Questions arose about the protocol that was followed during the consolidation -- if librarians and staff were able to secure unique documents -- and why this consolidation actually occurred.
The reasons for the consolidation given were low public access, digitization of materials and, of course, saving some money.
What do you think of the DFO library consolidation?
This week, Canadian University Press (CUP) has been hosting its 76th annual national conference, which attracts young journalists from all across the country. When CUP announced one of their keynote speakers would be Sun Media's Ezra Levant -- speaking this Saturday, Jan. 11 -- there was quite a bit of push back from those planning to attend and other concerned individuals.
What do you think of Ezra Levant speaking at CUP NASH76?
As you may have noticed, rabble is in the middle of our annual fundraising drive, aiming to raise $25,000 to help us change the conversation in Canada. Columnist Murray Dobbin thinks we need to change the conversation about consumerism to one of how to "live consciously" (read his column here). What conversation would you most like to see change in 2014?
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled unanimously to strike down three provisions in Canada's prostitution laws. The ruling says that Parliament has one year to develop new legislation.
Three sex workers -- Terri Jean Bedford, Amy Lebovitch and Valerie Scott -- argued their right to security and safety has been violated by Canada’s prostitution laws, which prevented them from working in the safety of their own homes or a bawdy house, and preventing them from hiring drivers.
What do you think of the Bedford decision?
On Tuesday, five people locked themselves to the contruction equipment being used on an Enbridge pipeline.
The direct action by Rising Tide Toronto is in response to the proposed reversal of Enbridge's Line 9. This reversal would increase maximum daily volume and ship diluted bitumen from the Alberta tar sands despite high risk of rupture, environmental contamination and health consequences.
What do you think are the next steps to ensure the Line 9 reversal doesn't happen?
On Tuesday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced a 12-year, $5.2-billion deal awarding Rogers Communications exclusive rights to all NHL games on all platforms.
Stripped of editorial control, CBC's Hockey Night in Canada will show one or two games a week of Rogers' choosing.
What do you think of the CBC-Rogers-NHL hockey deal?