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|Blog - KAIROS Witness June 11 Chrystal Waban | Is the federal government's delay in delivering its response to the MMIWG report due to plans to infuse it into its pandemic recovery strategy? Recent government actions leave room for doubt.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary June 11 David J. Climenhaga | No one in the Alberta government appears to be taking responsibility for deciding who in fact has a legitimate journalistic reason to attend government media events.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed June 11 Hisham Shokr, Nisha Kansal, Arnav Agarwal | The inconvenient truth is that in Canada, hundreds of thousands of people do not have access to health coverage as a result of their immigration status.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed June 11 Jeff Shantz | Growing movements against police brutality raise concerns over the self-serving relationships between criminal justice agencies and post-secondary institutions.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed June 10 Jim Harding | Federal and provincial governments were clearly caught off guard when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. A look at the emerging trends could help spark reforms as we seek a green and just recovery.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed June 10 Farah Shroff | We can turn the age of pandemic into the pivotal transformation we've needed all along -- towards stronger communities, rooted in empathy.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed June 10 Reakash Walters, Rachel Zellars | What would it mean to hold the intimacy and wellness of our friends as "our business," rather than allowing domestic and interpersonal matters to remain the business of the state?|
|Blog - The Journalism Doctor June 10 John Miller | There is plenty of evidence that mainstream newspapers and broadcasting outlets in this country are institutionally incapable of covering race and racism in our society.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed June 9 Lesley Wood | New tools and policies will not resolve the problem that emerges from arming a small group of mostly white men in an unequal, racist society, and giving them the power to defend the status quo.|
|Blog - David Suzuki June 9 David Suzuki | As cities that converted roads to bike lanes during lockdown enter recovery phases, many people are advocating to keep the lanes open. Having fewer roads for cars increases human and wildlife health.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary June 9 David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has promised to release his "fair deal" panel's report next Monday, but it's not at all clear Albertans are going to like what they hear.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary June 8 David J. Climenhaga | The size of the crowd is a telling sign of how troubled young people are by the institutionalized racism that continues to plague many countries -- including Canada.|
Blog - The Views Expressed
Will Black lives get as much attention as those using the George Floyd protests to build their careers?Shanese Steele | Individuals who previously stayed silent on Black death are using this moment to share photos, posts and attend protests in hopes to be seen as "woke" or not "anti-Black."
|Blog - The Views Expressed June 8 Robin Browne | People in power are suddenly eager to do things for Black folks. Black people should ask for everything they can get now, because these moments are fleeting.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Alberta's Bill 1 is bad law, bad theatre and an unconstitutional attack on the fundamental rights of citizensDavid J. Climenhaga | Passage of Alberta's Critical Infrastructure Defence Act demonstrates Premier Jason Kenney's contempt for the rule of law.
|Blog - The Views Expressed June 5 Wyatt James Schierman | Government debt is not the bogeyman neoliberals make it out to be. Reductions in government spending are the real danger.|
Blog - The Views Expressed
The United Conservative Party's newly announced firearms panel is just another exercise in right-wing virtue signallingDavid J. Climenhaga | The UCP's announcement it's standing up for the rights of "law-abiding gun owners" was mostly grandstanding and mindless Ottawa bashing, and is unlikely to actually change anything.
|Blog - The Views Expressed June 4 Pamela Palmater | The oft-repeated mantra of "we are not a racist country" provides comfort to many Canadians that racism and white supremacy are uniquely American problems, but nothing could be further from the truth.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed June 4 Judy Rebick | On the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989, we are seeing a diverse, Black youth-led uprising against racial injustice.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed June 4 Yves Engler | Until Canada actually walks the anti-imperialist walk, rather than spouting occasional progressive talk, Caribbean countries should vote against Canada's bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed June 3 Aaron Lakoff | Gilad Paz, a 38-year-old lawyer, fled his native Israel to come to Canada in August 2016. Now that Paz has exhausted all legal avenues to remain in Canada, he faces a removal order back to Israel.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed June 3 David Suzuki | Why are Canadians subsidizing and bailing out what has been the most profitable industry in human history when those billions could do so much to put us on a healthier path?|
Blog - The Views Expressed
While the U.S. burns and COVID-19 spreads, Alberta's legislators discuss a provincial parole board, money for gun advocates and the cultural significance of rodeosDavid J. Climenhaga | Alberta has declared rodeo a culturally distinctive activity, announced plans for frivolous lawsuits so Albertans can have more guns, and proposed setting up a provincial parole board.
|Blog - The Views Expressed June 3 Nicholas Erwin-Longstaff | If a basic income were to be introduced in Canada, it is unlikely the left would be in a position to ensure its implementation would safeguard the social safety net.|
|Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog June 3 Maya Bhullar | Tools for allies of the ongoing protests against police brutality.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed June 1 David J. Climenhaga | The United Conservative Party government is deeply committed to erasing the connection between government and services that are essential to the functioning of society.|
|Blog - The Views Expressed June 1 Food Secure Canada | We have the opportunity to reimagine the food systems we need. We can build a future of food in a way that respects the health and dignity of both people and the planet.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Jason Kenney's speech equating COVID-19 with the 'flu' may have found a friendly audience in Fox NewsDavid J. Climenhaga | In a speech in the legislature last week, Kenney referred half a dozen times to influenza, sometimes in ways that clearly tried to blur the distinction between the two respiratory diseases.
Blog - Education in the Age of Climate Change
During this pandemic, B.C.'s decades-long neglect of its education infrastructure makes a safe return to school difficultLizanne Foster | In too many B.C. schools, it will not be easy to follow all the public health guidelines for a safe return to the classroom.
|Blog - On The Other Hand May 30 Penney Kome | The pandemic is showing us all our weaknesses. We have time to correct them, before we destroy the planet in the endless pursuit of profit.|