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Nov 3 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Remaining in bed with assault weapons ownership rights advocates will not help Opposition Wildrose Party leaders overcome the threat posed to them by Alberta Premier Jim Prentice's resurgent PCs.
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Nov 3 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | The Toronto Star is supporting the best (expensive, time-consuming) investigative reporting in Canada, as the Ghomeshi story proves.
Nov 3 2014 | Michael Butler | Buried in the omnibus budget bill C-43 are sections 172 and 173, designed to deny health and social assistance to refugees.
Image: National Library of Canada
Nov 3 2014 | Gerry Caplan | An MP is to a parliamentarian as a person is to a mensch. Everyone is a person. Only the best can be a mensch.
Photo: Mark Blevis/flickr
Nov 3 2014 | Murray Dobbin | Two weeks after the senseless murder of a soldier on Parliament Hill there are several things we know and many we don't. Obvious questions have been asked and inconvenient ones have been left aside.
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Nov 3 2014 | Elizabeth Sheehy | It was 1982 before marital rape was acknowledged as sexual assault. A short overview of the Canadian law governing sexual assault, with an emphasis on the hazards women face.
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Nov 3 2014 | Ralph Surette | Since we've yet to see a lick of evidence that there's anything there to frack, the fracking debate may be about something else -- a sort of collective psycho-freakout of forces built up over decades.
Photo: Reid Haithcock/uusc4all/flickr
Nov 3 2014 | Hennessy's Index | Economists found no statistically significant relationship between a higher minimum wage and a negative labour market outcome between 1983 and 2012 -- dispelling long-standing minimum wage mythology.
Nov 2 2014 | Lizanne Foster | Just as literacy was needed when the scientific revolution began to change the shape of reality in the 17th century, our children will need to learn to "read" the world in different ways.
Nov 2 2014 | Mercedes Allen | Believing women is the first part of the discussion about Jian Ghomeshi. If you believe women, then you must also take a harder look at gender, power exchange and entitlement.
Nov 2 2014 | Redeye Collective | In the past week, thousands of women have shared their experiences of rape on Twitter. The hashtag #BeenRapedNeverReported says it all. Ariana Barer talks about why it's still so hard to report rape.
Nov 2 2014 | John Bonnar | On October 31, Judge Wyman Webb rejected the government's request to delay reinstating the Interim Federal Health Program, leaving Ottawa until November 4 to restore access to the benefits.
Nov 2 2014 | Redeye Collective | A new play tells the story of how a group of single mothers in a social housing project in East Vancouver camped out on the train tracks to force Vancouver City Council to build a railway overpass.
Nov 1 2014 | Diana Beaumont, Jiselle Hanna | Labour news from the Asia Pacific region, including extended commentary on Iraq and an interview about deregulation of education in New Zealand.
Image: Flickr/Edna Winti
Oct 31 2014 | Linda Leon | Please don't vote for regressive Bill S-6, "An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and the Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface" -- Northerners deserve better.
Sean smells the flowers on the Great Climate March
Oct 31 2014 | Cheryl McNamara | Joining the Great Climate March, I didn't expect to march into a fracking frontline. I wanted to understand what motivated a group of climate activists to undergo a gruelling test of endurance.
Photo: Michael Coghlan/flickr
Oct 31 2014 | Lynne Fernandez | The dissonance between wanting workers and getting people is never going to go away. The Occupational Health Centre has never forgotten that work should be about people and dignity and safety.
Rain Forest Burning in Talamanca, Costa Rica
Oct 31 2014 | Christopher Majka | If violent notions that debase the earth and fabric of life lie at the heart of our political and economic paradigm, can it be a surprise that such patterns of behaviour manifest themselves in people?
Oct 31 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | The week since the Wednesday, October 22 shootings has seen a moving blur of federal political events. There were debates on anti-terror measures, income-splitting, refugee bashing and much more.
Photo: flickr/Devon Buchanan
Oct 31 2014 | Mathieu Murphy-Perron | After the Jian Ghomeshi allegations, let's think about how we handle sexual assault allegations in progressive spaces.