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Oct 17, 2011

#OccupyCanada -- Calgary

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Although the #OccupyCalgary demonstrators voiced their solidarity with the American people, the Calgary "occupiers" were generally more concerned about the issues here at home.
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Sep 11, 2011

9/11-worthy media

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A list of worthy articles and documentaries on this 10th anniversary of 9/11.
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Aug 27, 2011

Rest in peace, Mr. Layton

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Jack Layton will be laid to rest today. Though I didn't always agree with his politics, I will always be thankful for his dedication to the issues that mattered most. Thanks for everything, Jack.
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May 2, 2011

Sun TV: Let the astroturfing begin!

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The Conservatives, Sun Media, and the National Citizen's Coalition are working together in a desperate attempt to secure a Harper majority.
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Apr 27, 2011

Sun TV: Because facts have a well-known liberal bias

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Sun News Network, a channel brought to by its own sense of self importance, is the epitome of pseudo-journalism, comprised of on-air personalities with the intellectual curiosity of Sarah Palin.
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Apr 22, 2011

Election 2011: Debate absenteeism

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The current election campaign has seen an unprecedented number of candidates -- primarily Conservatives -- opting out of all-candidate forums, town hall events, and scheduled debates.
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Mar 3, 2011

Secondary suites and the right to affordable housing

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Affordable housing should never be considered a privilege, but a basic human right. How affordable Calgary will be in the future depends on the legalization of secondary suites.
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Jan 7, 2011

Facts matter in the debate over water fluoridation

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Three months ago, Calgarians opted for progress and advancement when they elected Nenshi as mayor; let's hope the 14 Aldermen chosen to represent the will of the people will continue to do just that.
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Nov 25, 2010

Child soldiers: The other Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants

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Militants throughout Afghanistan and Pakistan are recruiting child soldiers at record pace -- It’s time for NATO to adhere to the UN Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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Sep 7, 2010

Ezra Levant vs. reality -- a prelude to Fox News North

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By connecting Soros to the Avaaz petition, Lilley, Levant, Taylor and Tenycke aim to stoke fear in their followers who, more often than not, are avid consumers of extreme right-wing media.
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Jul 26, 2010

Lies, damned lies, and the census

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In an astonishing display of incompetence, and a complete disregard for the facts, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is forging ahead with plans to scrap the mandatory long form census.
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Jun 21, 2010

Chevron - because BP wasn't drilling deep enough

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as North American attention is focused primarily on the crisis in the Gulf, drilling quietly began on an even deeper well some 430 km off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Apr 28, 2010

A landmark decision, a democratic victory

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In a historic decision Tuesday regarding the battle for access to detainee documents, Speaker of the House Peter Milliken ruled in favour of the opposition.
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Apr 23, 2010

Behind the redactions

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The refusal by Harper to submit the requested unredacted documents to the MPCC speaks volumes to the extent of the incriminating evidence being hidden behind layers of black ink.
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Apr 6, 2010

Debating Afghanistan: The case for withdrawal

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The United States may feel Karzai's statements are a 'cause for concern,' but for the Canadian forces, it just may be the cause for a total withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

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