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Pro-choice reflections on 2014 and predictions for 2015

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What's on the horizon for reproductive rights in Canada for 2015? Let's take a look back at 2014, especially at some ongoing initiatives that may prove very fruitful for 2015.

Anti-choice dinosaurs now extinct in Liberal Party

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| January 6, 2015
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A number is never just a number: Political divides

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62%

Percentage of Canadians who place themselves along the middle of the political spectrum, according to an Environics survey of public opinion.

24%

Proportion of Canadians who self-identify as right-wing -- 10 percentage points higher than those who saw themselves on the political right in 2010. They're more likely to be male, in the top income bracket, and/or immigrant.

14%

Proportion of Canadians who self-identify as left-wing. They're more likely to be under 30, university-educated, and/or cite no religious affiliation.

37%

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Will the next federal election bring a Liberal-NDP coalition government?

The federal election is still months away, but there is already speculation about the outcome. Could it be a Conservative minority government displaced by a Liberal-NDP coalition government?

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| December 25, 2014

What is the First Nations Transparency Act really about?

Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
Is history repeating? The Canadian government always says it has a good relationship with First Nations, but then continue to ignore and actively work against them

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Hold the rations: The Canadian government vs. First Nations

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I was wondering when the first media report speaking about the resource revenue received by First Nations in relation to the First Nations Transparency Act (FNTA) would come out. And then there was a swarm of media articles.

This sudden interest in First Nations governance prompts the question: What is the real reason why the Canadian Government is forcing the issue of financial transparency amongst First Nations people?

My guess is access to band business ventures to dismantle our economic sovereignty.

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Not Rex: The lethal over-policing problem

Why are police forces expanding and militarizing while crime is at its lowest in decades?

Hands Up, Don't Breathe.

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