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Oct 7 2014 | Duncan Cameron | The Conservative majority approve military support for the U.S.-led coalition, currently bombing the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. NDP, Liberals, Bloc and Green members are against it.
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Oct 7 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Really, $316 million compared with the airy heights of $3.5 billion starts to sound like Postmedia paid for the value of Sun Media's real estate and not much else.
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Oct 7 2014 | Stephen Kimber | Where in the world is Leo Glavine? Nova Scotia's health minister seems to have left the building as the Liberal government introduced its anti-democratic health-care legislation.
Oct 7 2014 | rabble staff | The Good Jobs Summit was held in Toronto October 3 to 5. Listen to the audio round up of sessions here.
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Oct 7 2014 | Brent Patterson | Drinking water is a human right. The deliberate targeting of sources of drinking water in any conflict is a denial of that fundamental human right and a violation of international humanitarian law.
Oct 7 2014 | Âpihtawikosisân | "Red Man Laughing" podcaster Ryan McMahon got tired of seeing media that doesn't represent Aboriginal experiences. So he just went ahead and made his own.
Oct 7 2014 | Meghan Murphy | The Conservative government’s prostitution bill -- Bill C-36 -- passed in the House of Commons Monday night by a 156-124 vote.
Oct 7 2014 | Amy Wilentz | The tyrant of Haiti, Jean-Claude Duvalier, is dead at 63. His authoritarian legacy lives on, protected by those who lord over the country.
Julie Gelfand, Canada's new Environment Comissioner. Credit: Karl Nerenberg
Oct 7 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The new Environment Commissioner, Julie Gelfand, picks up where her predecessors left off. On Tuesday she forcefully bemoaned Harper's abject failure to meet emission reduction targets.
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Oct 7 2014 | Duncan Cameron | Canada is going to war. That we know, and not enough more. In voicing support for military intervention in Iraq and possibly Syria, the House of Commons divided along partisan lines.
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Oct 7 2014 | David Suzuki | Like nature, social movements take time to evolve and unfold. We don't always see their impacts as they happen. If we expect a dazzling blur of activity and immediate results, we’ll be disappointed.
Oct 7 2014 | Victoria Fenner | Over the next few weeks, we'll be posting some of the many discussions which took place at the Good Jobs Summit. We begin with the Good Jobs Debate on Friday, October 3, 2014.
Oct 7 2014 | Andrew Sayo, Charlene Sayo, Eirene Cloma | Aja Monet, the current "cool girl" of spoken-word poetry, discusses the political philosophy of poetry and the legacy of Tupac Shakur.
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Oct 7 2014 | Michele Landsberg | John Tory and Doug Ford sit idly by as racist and sexist comments are hurled at Olivia Chow. Tory and Ford ignore women's issues, while Chow continues to fight for them. What gives?
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Oct 6 2014 | rabble staff | Today, Prince Edward Islanders are asking cruise ship passengers to help defend the EI benefits that are so essential in a province that depends on seasonal work.
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Oct 6 2014 | Kirsten Bernas, Lynne Fernandez | Closing the gap between the minimum wage and the living wage is a win-win strategy that provides income security for Manitoban families while stimulating our economy.
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Oct 6 2014 | Brent Patterson | The new premier of New Brunswick will need to keep in mind the $250 million NAFTA investor-state challenge launched by Lone Pine Resources in Quebec after the government revoked permits to frack.
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Oct 6 2014 | Claudio D'Andrea | In the spirit of the Good Jobs Summit, rabble asked a diverse group of five people about the issues raised at the summit, what they meant to them and what they took away from the three-day gathering.
Oct 6 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The war against the Islamic State may seem like a 'noble' exercise. It happens, however, as the result of a series of bad policies that started with the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
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Oct 6 2014 | H.G. Watson | Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow tweeted that she and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne are in agreement on transit, after the Premier's speech at the Good Jobs Summit.