Blog December 11
David Suzuki | The facts of the climate crisis aren't in dispute -- and yet climate deniers abound. A new chatbot is designed to help people navigate difficult conversations about climate disruption.
Blog December 11
A detail from Joe Versikaitis’s portrait of former Alberta Speaker Bob Wanner (Photo: Legislative Assembly of Alberta).
David J. Climenhaga | That former Speaker Bob Wanner accomplished this by turning to a "sports artist" -- Joe Versikaitis -- just goes to show one ought not to be snooty about such matters.
Blog December 11
Michelle Weinroth | Seemingly remote from Canadian concerns, the war on Gaza is closer to us than most think; it encapsulates the global eco-disaster we all share as inhabitants of a sick planet.
Podcast December 9
Image: Steffano Mazzone/Flickr
Scott Neigh | Lora McElhinney and Wendy Bariteau are members of the Vancouver-based women in prison abolitionist group Joint Effort.
Blog December 10
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney with his cabinet. Image: Premier of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | No one visits Canada's capital just before Christmas expecting to get any business done with the government.
Blog December 10
Anti-Brexit march in London on March 23, 2019. Image: Puckpics/Flickr
Shama Naqushbandi | By laying bare uncomfortable latent prejudices in our society, the Brexit referendum has turned a much-overlooked peripheral pain into a national tragedy.
Columnists December 10
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks to media December 6, 2019. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | In an incomprehensible attack on the foundations of an advanced society, the Kenney government has decided to slash funding to 21 post-secondary Alberta institutions.
Blog December 8
Image: Jason Kenney/Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | The Alberta premier has just added Moody's Investor Service to his growing list of public enemies, moments after it downgraded the province's credit rating for its dependence on fossil fuels.
Columnists December 6
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends the NATO summit in Brussels in 2018. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Rick Salutin | The embarrassment isn't in what Justin Trudeau said about Donald Trump, it's what he said about NATO when he spoke the next morning to clean up the mess, with his grown-up face on.
Blog December 6
Image: Global Media Monitoring Project/WACC Global
Sarah Macharia | For decades now, "very few" stories in Canadian news media have challenged gender stereotypes, according to a global monitoring project conducted every five years since 1995.
Blog December 6
Journalist Nora Loreto. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Every Canadian should read Nora Loreto's essay in the National Observer -- and every Canadian man should read it in a spirit of reflection and honest self-examination.
News December 6
Image: L'École Polytechnique
Judy Rebick | Thirty years later, remembering the killings at L'École Polytechnique and what came next.