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Not Rex: Stephen Harper's election campaign in a bubble

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Stephen Harper is a coward! He launched the longest and costliest federal election campaign in recent history and will face the Canadian public... never.

He's only campaigning to his base, and to those members who have signed gag orders. What?

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Not Rex: Black Lives Matter protest with civil disobedience in support of civil rights

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Black Lives Matter protesters shut down a highway in Toronto to protest police killings of Black men in Toronto. Was their protest civil disobedience in support of civil rights? Or was it something else?

 

For more information on the action, read here.

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Not Rex: Pope Francis calls out capitalism as culprit for climate change

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It takes something special for a religious patriarch to resist capitalism and climate change. And true catastrophe is it for Pope Francis as he urges world leaders to hear the cry of the earth.

The Pope still has a ways to go on other issues (re: women's rights, LGBTQ rights, etc.), so let's hope this new wave will continue.

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Not Rex: On Canada's genocidal policy towards First Nations

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has now reported and Justice Murray Sinclair has pronounced Canadian policy towards First Nations as cultural genocide.

Stephen Harper's response to the conclusion: deafening silence.

Maybe Harper should repurpose his prominent memorial to the victims of communism as a memorial to the victims and survivors of residential schools.

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Not Rex: On the plan for Albertastan

CBC TV had barely called an NDP majority government in Alberta when Minister of Justice Peter MacKay declared the province Albertastan!

Maybe he was surprised with Rachel Notley's NDP majority win? Or maybe he was just conflating his hate-on for socialism with his Islamophobia?

But either way, Alberta wanted change, and they voted for it.

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Not Rex: Joe Oliver's magic budget balancing act

Joe Oliver magically balanced the budget even though bitumen bottomed out! Where did he get his secret powers? Let's find out.

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Not Rex: John Baird and his post-Harper career

Poor John Baird. He was seemingly bared from Conservative party leadership, so he had to take his huge pension early and try to hack it in the private sector.

If there was ever an argument for the separation of capital and state, its name is John Baird.

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Not Rex: Will Canada ever have a safe and sustainable transport system?

Canadian airways and rail lines are being operated at the very edge of disaster. Is it too soon to hope for a return to a responsible transport system?

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Chris Hedges speaking to HG Watson

rabble.ca reporter H. G. Watson interviews Chris Hedges on the protests against Bill C-51 taking place in 50 cities across Canada. Hedges was on his way to the Toronto protest, but his flight was diverted to Windsor.

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Not Rex: On the Harper government's xenophobic policies

A Quebec justice just nixed a Muslim woman's legal case because she would not hoist her hijab.

It feel like the Harper conservatives are openly courting the xenophobe vote in Canada.

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