Top Picks on rabble.ca

Bob Barnetson
Apr 28 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Media and employers cannot be depended on to make Alberta workplaces safer. Only government can do this job. A new report by the Parkland Institute shows the way.
Apr 28 2016 | Eric Pineault, various | Our no is categorical and uncompromising. We oppose TransCanada's Energy East pipeline as well as any project that expands the Tar Sands complex.
Image: Flickr/Canada 2020
Apr 28 2016 | Rafe Mair | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked Canadians for their views on who should replace David Johnston when he retires. He should concentrate more on the process, argues Rafe Mair.
Apr 28 2016 | Aalya Ahmad | 'League of Exotique Dancers' follows women who, decades ago, worked as burlesque dancers, and takes the taboo step of depicting aging women as sensual beings.
Apr 28 2016 | Betsy Warland | New publisher Dagger Editions focuses on literature produced by and for queer woman. In this excerpt, Betsy Warland delves into a personal narrative of "a person of between."
Drolkar McCallum on Finding Happiness, Buddhism and Meditation
Apr 28 2016 | Face2Face | Drolkar and David Peck talk about finding happiness in all the wrong places, discipline, meditation, Buddhism and how it's possible to bike from Toronto to Thailand.
Apr 27 2016 | Alyse Kotyk | "uOttawa has achieved something historic." On Monday, the University of Ottawa became the first Canadian university to commit to fossil fuel divestment.
Apr 27 2016 | rabble staff | Over the weekend, detainees at the Lindsay, Ontario detention facility staged a hunger strike to protest indefinite detention and inhumane treatment.
Preston Manning
Apr 27 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | In order to unite the right, Preston Manning is going to have to unite the fight to unite the right. That may be a tall order.
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Apr 27 2016 | Stephen Kimber | It is past time for authorities to figure out new, better ways to handle professional disputes -- for the sake of the doctors involved, and for the health of us all.
Photo: RicLaf/flickr
Apr 27 2016 | Andrew Biro | The Chronicle Herald strike shows how labour disputes are often about struggles over expertise and authority in the work process. And it shows the importance of responsible journalism for a democracy.
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Apr 27 2016 | Gerry Caplan | If you have the nerve to accept a Senate seat, your duty is clear: treat the position with the greatest possible respect and put in a fair day's work in the public interest.
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Apr 27 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Right now there are a handful of ways to get our ideas out of our heads and into our computers. These are, of course, the limitations of our hands, our imaginations and our devices.
Apr 27 2016 | Jessica Bell | Yes, Metrolinx is really considering forcing Torontonians to pay more for the subway.
Photo: Joshua Mayer/flickr
Apr 27 2016 | Ole Hendrickson | Eastern hemlock trees may be next to fall victim to an invasive alien species with the spread of the hemlock woolly adelgid. But we may still have a few years to prepare for its arrival.
Image: Flickr/@zittrain
Apr 27 2016 | Erika Shaker | Is crowdfunding just a way to reinforce the idea that if you can't individually overcome systemic inequality you better be good at marketing yourself to a sympathetic audience of potential patrons?
Apr 27 2016 | Michael Butler | Health Canada finally acknowledged what health economists, academics and activists had been saying for some time: drug costs will rise under pending trade deals like the TPP.
Apr 27 2016 | Scott Vrooman | The premier's claim that the Leap Manifesto isn't economically "pragmatic" fails to recognize that there can't be a sustainable economy without a healthy planet.
Photo: flickr/Eva Blue
Apr 27 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | The still-new Minister of Canadian Heritage has launched an ambitious project to rethink all federal cultural policies and institutions. The consultation process is still in its infancy.
Apr 27 2016 | Anita Nickerson, Antony Hodgson | What do you need to know about implementing proportional representation in Canada? Well for starters, the main differences between Single Transferable Vote (STV) and Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP).