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Karl Nerenberg

Stephen Harper's very bad day: Charges against Dean Del Mastro and a new PBO report

| September 26, 2013

Don't forget those who 'commit sociology': Calls for evidence-based policy exclude social scientists

Stand Up for Science protests took place in 17 cities across Canada last week, including Ottawa, in hopes of bringing attention to the federal government's cuts to research funding and muzzling of scientists.

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The Harper government's war on science is a threat to Canadians

Last week scientists across the country again protested muzzling and defunding by the government.

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Karl Nerenberg

Is debate over Marois' absurd proposals distracting us from Harper's more sinister deeds?

| September 25, 2013

Canadian government needs to do more to help free Tarek and John from Egyptian prison

Once again Conservative ideology has trumped what's right.

Prominent Toronto filmmaker/professor John Greyson and London, Ontario, physician/professor Tarek Loubani have been locked up in an Egyptian jail for nearly 40 days.

After a prosecutor recently extended their detention by 15 days, these two courageous individuals launched a hunger strike demanding their release or to at least be allowed two hours a day in the fenced-in prison yard.

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The Harper government's war on science and knowledge

For years now, the federal government has been censuring, muzzling, de-funding, and laying off scientists, librarians, archivists, statisticians, and researchers in its efforts vacate government involvement in core research, and to shift its focus to industry-specific needs.

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What should be done about oil-by-train in Canada?

Following the Lac-Megantic disaster in July, there has been growing discussion across North America about the rapid expansion of oil-by-train transport. CP Rail has recently come under fire in Calgary, following derailments and complaints from local residents. 

What should be done about oil-by-train in Canada? 

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Karl Nerenberg

With Parliament prorogued, NDP takes Question Period to Twitter

| September 18, 2013
Karl Nerenberg

Politics and religion: Quebec's secular attire debate opens a Canadian can of worms

| September 17, 2013
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Why do you think Stephen Harper prorogued Parliament?

Parliament was supposed to resume on Monday, September 16 -- that is, until Stephen Harper decided to prorogue Parliament, again. The House of Commons will now be quiet until October. In the meantime, we're fundraising to keep our reporter on Parliament Hill -- click here to support Karl Nerenberg on the Parliament beat for rabble.ca

We plan to stay on top of the issues even while Harper has shuttered Parliament. There are lots of issues Harper would probably rather just avoid. On that note, here's our poll question this week:

Why do you think Stephen Harper prorogued Parliament this time? 

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