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What is the Harper government's biggest transgression in 2014?

Peter Mansbridge and Stephen Harper sat down for their annual chat on Wednesday Dec. 17, and we learned some hard-hitting truths about politics in Canada like apparently Canada's emissions are going down, and we need to protect Big Oil.

This all leads to the biggest question of 2014: What is the Harper government's biggest transgression in 2014?

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Best book reviews of 2014

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Various

by Various
(Various,
2014;
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Welp! Another year has come and gone in the book lounge and we've got a whole slew of great reviews to prove it.

With a focus on Canadian publishers and Canadian authors, the book lounge was able to dive into a range of genres from Canadian politics to short stories to environmental issues to poetry and more with our original reviews.

So here, in no particular order, are some of my favourite original rabble reviews from 2014.

 

The war on higher education: What side are you on? by Tiana Reid

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| December 30, 2013

10 podcasts that you want to hear this holiday

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This year the rabble podcast network talked to world-changers across Canada and the globe. From activists remembering Nelson Mandela to taking an audio journey through Vancouver’s Chinatown nightmarket, to marking the 10th anniversary of the Insite safe injection site our podcasters were on the scene, talking to the folks making the news and making change.

For your holiday listening pleasure, here are a few podcasts for you to catch up on over the break. There are plenty more where that came from, these are just a few:

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2013's best in rabble columns

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It was an eventful year in rabble columns, with insights and analysis from some of the leading progressive voices in Canada. In 2013 our columnists spoke out about a range issues affecting Canadians, including Indigenous rights, austerity, abortion rights, climate change, Islamophobia, politics and much, much more. Here, we look back at the year in columns and highlight some of the top picks each month. For a complete selection of our columns year-round, check out our columns section!

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Happy Holidays! Check out our favourites from 2013

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We've had some great coverage on rabble this year and we'd like to celebrate it all with this great roundup of best of 2013 content on rabble. A roundup for the rest of us!

Related rabble.ca story:

Happy Holidays! Check out our favourites from 2013

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We've had some great coverage on rabble this year and we'd like to celebrate it all with this great roundup of best of 2013 content on rabble. A roundup for the rest of us!

Related rabble.ca story:

Happy Holidays! Check out our favourites from 2013

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This year, rabble.ca has kept track of progressive politics an activism across North America. From Idle No More protests around the world and actions around municipal politics to demonstrations against the pipeline proposals criss-crossing Canada, we’ve done our best to represent that myriad voices and viewpoints that make up Canada’s progressive movements for social justice. 

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A number is never just a number: Year in review

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Editor's note: this column was originally featured on December 2, 2013

January 2

By 1:18 p.m. on this date most workers had just finished lunch on the first working day of the year, but Canada's highest paid 100 CEOs had already pocketed the equivalent of the average wage in Canada, $45,448. BTW: The CCPA's 2013 CEO pay clock is still ticking. (Source)

January 24

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