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Harper is right: The election is about security versus risk

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| July 23, 2015
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The absurdity of government austerity

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Austerity is practiced by people on a spiritual path. It involves turning inward, seeking the source of creation within one's self. In meditation and yoga, the attachment to external sensory inputs is dropped. The "outside world" is accepted as it is, but no particular importance is given to it. 

Austerities such as a simple diet and clothing, an unadorned living space, fasting, or sitting motionless for prolonged time periods may be helpful in attaining a deeper inner calm.

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Premiers prioritize pipelines over climate change in recent summit

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The very worst was feared well before the Canadian Energy Strategy summit even kicked off.

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| July 16, 2015
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| July 16, 2015

Free trade deals: Not sacred cows, mostly just bull

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Trade did not begin when the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement was signed in 1989, and neither will it stop if the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is not signed.

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'Another world is possible': Peoples' Social Forum demands change

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The Peoples' Social Forum (PSF) in Toronto drew progressives to Ryerson's campus this weekend for discussions and workshops on everything from austerity to anti-racism.

The PSF is a counter-summit to the Pan American economic summit, just as the World Social Forum is a counter to the World Economic Forum.

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Harper is fighting the deficit battle but losing the economic war

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News from Greece must spark a challenge to austerity in Canada

Both the crisis and movement against austerity in Greece are important here in Canada because of the very real impacts deep austerity policies have had.

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