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Thomas Lukaszuk
Aug 28 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Surely most Tories will be disinclined to vote for a candidate whose revelation completely swamped the first good news the party and government have enjoyed in weeks.
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Aug 28 2014 | Kaylie Tiessen | The numbers for the first quarter of 2014 were released in the heat of summer. A closer look tells us this update deserves more attention than it got. Here are some highlights.
Aug 28 2014 | Tiana Reid | Privatization of schools, high tuition rates, precarious labour, class warfare, massive debt. Does the public intellectual emerge as the hero over capitalism?
Aug 28 2014 | Brent Patterson | While the Canada-EU "free trade" agreement may be signed on September 25, the deal will not be done at that point. It will still need to survive a bruising two-year or more ratification process.
Aug 28 2014 | Pro Bono, Shelina Ali | Legal proceedings are costly and can be untenable for those actively involved in public debate. Anti‑SLAPP legislation provides a mechanism to protect this kind of debate from being silenced.
The Coastal Citizen Podcast
Aug 28 2014 | Erica Butler | With sea level rise and increased frequency and severity of storms, our coasts face serious issues with coastal erosion. The 1st episode of The Coastal Citizen looks at the ever-changing shoreline.
Photo: Live4Soccer(L4S)/flickr
Aug 28 2014 | Amy Goodman | In her epic book "The Guns of August," historian Barbara Tuchman detailed how the First World War began in 1914. We can look at that war in retrospect, 100 years later, as if through a distant mirror.
Photo:flickr/PromoMadrid
Aug 28 2014 | Tiana Reid | If we accept that there is a war on higher education, then the only question becomes an impossible one: what side are you on?
Thomas Lukaszuk
Aug 27 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Ministers of the Crown are advised to do what the rest of us have resorted to while travelling outside the Dominion: leaving their Telus devices at home in the sock drawer.
Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: DaylandS, bredgur
Aug 27 2014 | Simon Tremblay-Pepin | The Economist says there's a revolution underway in the university brought about by rising costs, transformations in the labour market and technological shifts. Haven't we heard this discourse before?
Aug 27 2014 | Lucia Lorenzi | As part of their special FROSH-week edition, the undergraduate student newspaper at Western University, The Western Gazette, included a "satirical" article entitled "So you want to date your TA?"
Photo: QUOI Media/flickr
Aug 27 2014 | Nora Loreto | What will emerge from the PSF and how should we defeat Harper in 2015?
Aug 27 2014 | Michael Laxer | Last week, Ceta Ramkhalawansingh put forward a motion to call on the federal government to change the national anthem to be inclusive of women -- why is the motion is being opposed by some.
Aug 27 2014 | Scott Neigh | Tiffany Balducci and Jim Freeman talk about We Are Oshawa, a new multi-issue, membership-based social justice organization in a small Ontario city.
Image: Daniel Zeevi/flickr
Aug 27 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | In the midst of a Big Data sea, tools that allow the visual display of quantitative information will be an asset to anyone who wants to crowdsource the discovery of the narratives in the numbers.
Aug 27 2014 | John Bonnar | ClimateFast calls upon every politician to pledge to work to put an end to fossil fuel subsidies, to put a price on carbon, and to develop a renewable energy plan for Canada.
Photo: June Chua
Aug 27 2014 | June Chua | This August, a group of yoga practitioners gathered in a downtown Toronto room, marking an auspicious event: an all-access yoga class in which everyone -- literally -- was welcome.
Aug 27 2014 | John Bonnar | Joseph Boutilier continues his journey across Canada to raise awareness about the climate crisis and to make climate change an issue in the 2015 federal election.
Photo: flickr/Morgan
Aug 27 2014 | David Macdonald | The loss of U.S. taxes from Burger King is Canada's benefit right? Turns out, not so much. Canada will see none of that money and essentially gains nothing from this deal.
Photo: flickr/PressedRat
Aug 27 2014 | Cara McKenna | If oil spills in Canada who will protect the wildlife? Certainly not the government! The recent Mount Polley Mine breach illustrates that when utilizing natural resources, wildlife is just in the way.