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.
Some have called it a controversial policy proposal, but to others it just seems like good sense. Newly nominated NDP candidate in Toronto Centre Linda McQuaig has called for higher taxes on the rich, while NDP leader Thomas Mulcair has reportedly ruled out increases on personal incomes taxes.
Do you support a tax increase on the rich in Canada?
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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.
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.
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?