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| September 2, 2015

Powerful reflections on the Oka Crisis at Red Post Art Exhibit

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Onekwenhtara Kanehtsote - the Red Post Art Exhibit, curated by Katsi'tsakwas Ellen Gabriel of Kanehsatà:ke and Jolene Rickard of Tuscarora, commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Crisis of 1990, also known as the Oka Crisis, by demonstrating its impacts through art.

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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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Reflecting closely on both the crisis and movement against austerity in Greece here in Canada is clearly important, not simple due to the unprecedented nature of the latest events in recent history, but most critically because of the under-reported but very real impacts that deep austerity policies are having at home from coast-to-coast.

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June 29, 2015 |
A group of neighbours and friends in a Montreal community become outraged by corporate tax avoidance and the fact that one per cent of people own half the world's wealth.
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The spoiler: Gilles Duceppe returns as BQ leader

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With former leader Gilles Duceppe taking over the leadership of the Bloc Québécois (BQ) from Mario Beaulieu, the only party able to threaten the NDP in Quebec has raised its game.

The Trudeau Liberals have failed to gain traction in francophone Quebec; Conservative support has been limited to the Quebec City area; and the NDP looks comfortably ahead across Quebec, a position Duceppe wants to overturn.

NDP strength meant the BQ -- the party that won 49 per cent of the Quebec vote in 1993, and made Lucien Bouchard Leader of the Official Opposition in Ottawa -- was looking at being shut out in the upcoming October 19 federal election. 

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Remembering Jacques Parizeau

Jacques Parizeau had a number of prominent careers -- as economist, public servant and politician. Here Duncan Cameron remembers his legacy.

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| June 9, 2015
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Jacques Parizeau: The economist as saviour

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The history of Canada would be considerably different if the Bank of Canada had hired Jacques Parizeau as Deputy Governor when he applied for the job in the 1960s.

With a PhD from the London School of Economics, a prominent career in teaching and research, and on his CV a string of public policy successes working in the highest reaches of the Quebec government, Parizeau, if anything, was over-qualified for the job.

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Watch: This is what 25,000 people for climate protection looks like

On Saturday April 11, 25,000+ beautiful people marched for climate action in Quebec City, as well as 15 other Canadian cities. It was one of Canada's biggest climate protests ever.

We told premiers a simple thing: they can't act on climate and approve tar sands pipelines at the same time. And we want clean energy solutions, now.

The day was emotional, beautiful, powerful. This is what 25,000 people for climate protection looks like.

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