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Former Member of Parliament Jim Manly to join Ship to Gaza challenging Israeli blockade

Former NDP MP Jim Manly leaves Canada for Italy today, where he'll be joining the Ship to Gaza challenging the Israeli blockade.

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An in-depth look at voter suppression in Canada

A rally earlier this year protesting 'robocalls' and voter suppression.
The widespread accounts of electoral fraud and voter suppression in the 2011 federal election are now a major volume in Canadian electoral history.

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Follow the money: The growth of private health care in Canada

Red medicare umbrellas in Victoria, January 16, 2012.

Health care reform has been on the agenda of every level of government in the country for the past two decades, not to mention every health and academic institution and think tank. Citizens have been bombarded with messages that the public system is not sustainable without “meaningful” system change. A common theme heard from elected officials is how hard it is to push change, there is just so much public resistance. 

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Parliament's back in session in Ottawa

Parliament's back in session, starting today. (Photo: Cailean VIII / flickr)
Parliament's back in session, starting today. (Photo: Cailean VIII / flickr)

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Meet the MP working to save Katimavik

Charmaine Borg is one of the many champions of Katimavik, who have refused to buy into the Conservatives' miserly vision of Canadian society.

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Indigenous trek for justice wraps up on Parliament Hill after more than 4,000km

Indigenous trek for justice wraps up on Parliament Hill after more than 4,000km.
Earlier this week, an Indigenous trek for justice finished up on Parliament Hill after a journey of more than 4,000km. (Photo: Ben Powless)

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Events across Canada today to remember Jack Layton

There will be a memorial event for Jack Layton today at Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square, and a number of other events across Canada.

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Confronting Jason Kenney and the cuts to refugee health care: An interview with Bashir Mohamed

Bashir Mohamed is, to many people, "just" a university student. However, inside him brews the power and spirit of politics and social change. His previous actions involve starting and contributing to numerous charitable projects, including an initiative to send 1500 water filters to Haiti earlier this year. He hopes in the future to become a Member of Parliament with the hope of instituting true and effective change.

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Nurses keep watch for health care as premiers, prime minister meet in Halifax

Nurses keep watch for health care as premiers, prime minister meet in Halifax
A banner in Halifax this week, as nurses keep watch for health care as premiers, prime minister meet in Halifax.

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