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Oct 19 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | The planets may be in alignment for Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley not just to breathe new life into her party but, as she put it in her victory speech yesterday, to make history.
Oct 19 2014 | Redeye Collective | Jordan Maclaren looked into the intricacies of student aid from province to province across Canada. She found huge variability in grants, parental contributions and debt reduction strategies.
Oct 17 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The Harper government will introduce a Fiscal Update that includes tax cuts, mostly of the boutique kind. First, it will table the next budget implementation bill that will likely have some surprises.
Oct 17 2014 | Lorenzo Fiorito | The ongoing military occupation of Haiti by the UN Security Council is into its 11th year and is an affront to Haiti's national sovereignty and its proud history of anti-colonial struggle.
Photo: flickr/Roland Tanglao
Oct 17 2014 | Rick Salutin | Rogers stomped into CBC HQ in Toronto and never looked backed. Its takeover of hockey has been breathtaking, in that they are trying to turn hockey into Rogers.
Photo: flickr/A Yee
Oct 17 2014 | Cheryl Auger | Bill C-36 was passed in the House of Commons last week. And a lot of people, including sex workers, are not pleased. Will this bill continue to contribute to sex workers' rights violations?
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Oct 17 2014 | Jennifer Moore | Tahoe Resources CEO summoned to testify about criminalization around Guatemala mine. He might need this cheat sheet.
Photo: flickr/Kyle Van Horn
Oct 17 2014 | Kaitlin McNabb | IT'S FRIDAY! Here's some good news just for you all wrapped up in an exciting package.
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Oct 17 2014 | Marc Lee | British Columbia spent $19.5 billion on new housing in 2012. So why is none of it affordable?
Oct 17 2014 | Kathryn Teeluck | One in 7 people in this country experience poverty. More than 800 000 rely on food banks each month. Chew On This! is a campaign to make this a prominent political issue.
Image: Flickr/Beaton
Oct 17 2014 | Shelley Morse | Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. There is lots of work ahead of us before we achieve that goal.
Photo: Shelley Burgoyne, Unifor
Oct 17 2014 | Ella Bedard | What's going on in Nova Scotia with Bill 1 and the attack on labour unions? Here's everything you need to know.
Photo: flickr/Cannabis Culture
Oct 17 2014 | Shama Rangwala | 'Citizen Marc' the new documentary about marijuana activist Marc Emery is an engaging and thoughtful film that ultimately asks "What do we want our country to be and what will we do make that happen?"
Image: Flickr/pmwebphotos
Oct 17 2014 | Jim Stanford | Troubling political factors are more important in explaining the Conservative rush to sign FTAs than any belief that they would actually boost the economy.
Photo: flickr/Olivia Chow
Oct 17 2014 | Camilo Cahis, Chris Brisbane | How do we stop the Ford/Tory agenda in the Toronto mayoral election? Progressives voters are looking to Olivia Chow to provide strong anti-austerity programs.
Photo: flickr/Bill Jacobus
Oct 17 2014 | Ella Bedard | At the Good Jobs Summit, Community Benefit Agreements were one of the proposed ways of creating good jobs. But what does a Community Benefit Agreement really mean?
Oct 17 2014 | Andrew Sayo, Charlene Sayo, Eirene Cloma | For this episode, New York-based street artist Gilf! discusses America’s wars of occupation, gentrification, art, politics, activism and smashing kitchens.
Oct 17 2014 | Amarnath Amarasingam, Sarah Morgan | Five years after Site 41 landfill plans were dropped, those involved in the protests, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, came together to celebrate and reflect.
Image: Flickr/TJMartins
Oct 16 2014 | Steven Shrybman | Can the Government simply take the assets from farmers who paid for and built those assets without paying the farmers for them? Yesterday the Federal Court said yes.
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Oct 16 2014 | Hans Rollman | In a country characterized by increasingly confrontational labour relations, an unlikely story of cooperation and negotiation emerges. Are there lessons for the rest of the country?