Blog December 12
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Jason Kenney will run for Andrew Scheer's job. You'll know this is true if all of a sudden you don't hear much more about Alberta's non-negotiable demands from Confederation.
News December 12
Andrew Scheer speaking at Alberta's United Conservative Party annual general meeting in November. Image: Andrew Scheer/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The Conservative party leader's resignation signals that in Canada, opposition to same-sex and reproductive rights is now an out-there, fringe position, well beyond the mainstream.
Columnists December 12
Khalid Awan upon returning home from being wrongfully jailed for 17 years in the U.S. Image courtesy of Matthew Behrens.
Matthew Behrens | Canadian Khalid Awan paid one of the heaviest imaginable prices for the system of racial profiling, mass arrests and indefinite detentions that targeted racialized communities after 9/11.
Columnists December 12
Climate protest march in Madrid on December 6, 2019. Image: John Englart/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | This year's United Nations climate summit heated up Wednesday as grassroots activists, youth and Indigenous leaders protested en masse outside the main plenary hall.
Blog December 12
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces the launch of a public inquiry into foreign-funded anti-Alberta energy campaigns. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The voice of Alberta's oil industry, the $30-million "energy war room," stumbled out of the starting gate yesterday after a news conference graced by Premier Jason Kenney.
Podcast December 12
Image: Haliburton Highlands Land Trust. Used with permission.
Victoria Fenner | Sheila Ziman of the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust talks about how land trusts work, and why generous people sometimes give gifts of land to their communities for conservation.
News December 12
The corner of Russell and St. George streets in Toronto, near the former location of Praxis's office. Image: City of Toronto Archives/Flickr
Paul Weinberg | In December of 1970, the offices of anti-poverty organization Praxis Corporation were broken into and set on fire. Who was responsible?
Columnists December 11
View from Polar Bear Point in the Hudson Bay Lowlands. Image: J. H./Flickr
Ole Hendrickson | Protecting existing high-carbon ecosystems is an effective way to mitigate climate change, and Canada, with its vast expanses of intact forests and wetlands, can play a significant role.
News December 11
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in 2017. Image: Raul Mee/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | For the first time ever, NATO has acknowledged outer space as what it calls the "fifth domain" of warfare. The other warfare domains are land, air, sea and cyberspace.
Blog December 11
Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro, at right, poses with two surgeons and a patient at a private Calgary eye-surgery clinic yesterday. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The UCP's privatization plan might have a chance if the government is prepared to spend a lot of money to ensure wait lists for everyone are reduced. How likely do you think that is?
Columnists December 11
Farm in Ontario. Image: Anita/Flickr
Lois Ross | As we come to the close of 2019, it's important to reflect on some of the major issues affecting agriculture and food production. There have been promising stories and some that are worrisome.
Podcast December 11
Image: Elizabeth Bay Productions Productions. Used with permission.
Face2Face | Cast members August Diehl and Valerie Pachner talk about Terrence Malick's new film "A Hidden Life," based on letters by a man who gave up his life rather than support the Third Reich.