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Jim Prentice & Rachel Notley
Apr 25 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Pollster Lorne Bozinoff Suggests Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley and her New Democrats may have found "a recipe for government." Can they keep it at a boil till May 5?
Apr 25 2015 | Scott Vrooman | Even if the "War on Terror" is in service of a just cause, that doesn’t make it a just war.
Apr 25 2015 | Cathy Crowe | Both the federal and Ontario budget this week were lacklustre when it comes to housing, but so were the NGO and union responses.
Apr 25 2015 | Redeye Collective | Aboriginal sex worker Cindy Gladue bled to death four years ago in an Edmonton hotel room. Following the acquittal of the man accused of killing her, protests erupted across the country.
Photo: flickr/ Dafne Cholet
Apr 24 2015 | Kaitlin McNabb | Sometimes the Monday to Friday grind can be unbearable. But luckily Feel Good Friday can brighten it up!
The Armenian Genocide Memorial Tsitsernakaberd
Apr 24 2015 | Mel Watkins | Genocide haunts the 20th century. And 100 years ago, the century's first began in fearsome earnest.
Photo: Flickr/library and Archives Canada
Apr 24 2015 | Ella Bedard | With many an austere budget announced this week, April austerity forecasts major unrest in May.
Rachel Notley
Apr 24 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Both NDP Leader Rachel Notley and Premier Jim Prentice came into this performance with a lot to lose, and both left after deflecting many attacks without serious damage.
Photo: Ella Bedard
Apr 24 2015 | Ella Bedard | Public workers protest cuts in Ontario’s new austerity budget, which is in step with austerity agenda at the federal level.
Photo: Jason Spaceman/flickr
Apr 24 2015 | Hugh Mackenzie | When you look at the numbers, it is clear that everything else -- every other service that Ontarians depend on -- has been thrown under the infrastructure bus.
Photo: flickr/ Kat R
Apr 24 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | The 2015 federal budget contains more than boutique tax and spending measures. It has the government's analysis of the state of the economy. And that analysis is largely negative.
Premier Kathleen Wynne endorsing Adam Vaughn in 2014
Apr 24 2015 | Kaylie Tiessen, Sheila Block | Budget 2015 may be big on rhetoric, but it doesn't deliver on the promises for strengthening public services that Premier Wynne was elected on.
Apr 24 2015 | Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood | The policies and measures contained in the budget say a lot about the current government's priorities. But the language they use says just as much about what this government really values.
Photo: Simona/flickr
Apr 24 2015 | Jovan Lottis | We still have a long way to go in addressing the affordable housing crisis, but as Winnipeg embarks on a difficult journey, we can feel hopeful when we look to other jurisdictions like Toronto.
Israel's separation barrier has been ruled illegal by the International Court of
Apr 24 2015 | Michelle Weinroth | Hasbara -- Israel's public relations industry -- is a double-tongued discourse, voicing self-pity in one breath and moral terror in another.
Apr 24 2015 | Ryan Katz-Rosene | In Canada, the idea of introducing bullet trains within the nation's busiest transport corridors is periodically proposed as some sort of magic wand solution to a range of transportation problems.
Finance Minister Joe Oliver avoids the word poverty in 2015 budget speech
Apr 24 2015 | Dennis Gruending | Finance Minister Joe Oliver gave a 37-minute budget speech on April 21 and he managed to do it without even mentioning poverty in Canada.
Apr 24 2015 | Maya Bhullar | In Toronto, join the May Day Rally and March, May 1, Yonge Dundas Sq, 4PM
Apr 24 2015 | piergiorgio moro and sam | Regional updates and interview with Arul, general secretary of Socialist Party of Malaysia, on arrests, repression and the GST in Malaysia
Funeral procession for boat refugees, April 23, 2015 - Brussels. Photo: Amnesty
Apr 24 2015 | Rick Salutin | Could we please stop treating refugees who drown in the Mediterranean as if they're another earthquake or tsunami? This isn't a natural disaster, it's a hands-on human one.