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Wheat hopper in Belleville, Ontario circa 2009. Photo: Robert Taylor/Wikimedia Commons
Lois Ross | Since 2011 groups of Prairie farmers have been working to have the courts recognize that the Conservatives' dismantling of the Wheat Board was illegal and has cost farmers billions in income.
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Human rights campaigners protest against arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Photo: Campaign Against Arms Trade/Flickr
rabble staff | How do we apply pressure to push for changes in the relationship with Saudi Arabia? Here are three progressive comprehensive campaigns that could make a real impact.
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Canola
David J. Climenhaga | Problems marketing Canadian oilseeds in China are not the result of Chinese politics. They have their origins in the politics of the former Harper government, right here in Canada.
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Rick Strankman
David J. Climenhaga | The nine MLAs behind this latest social media tempest probably do comprise the fruitcake fringe of the Wildrose caucus -– but that's 41 per cent, without even counting Derek Fildebrandt!
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It Ain't Alberta Beef
David J. Climenhaga | Boycotting a corporate restaurant chain may make you feel better, but it's not going to do anything to help small Alberta beef producers.
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Humberto DaSilva | Saudi Arabia, our Middle Eastern allies, just killed 47 people deemed "terrorists" in a single day. And Canada just sold Saudi Arabia $15 billion in weapons.
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Santa Claus
David J. Climenhaga | If Santa decides not to visit Alberta because of fears for his safety, you can count on it that the Wildrose Party will blame Rachel Notley.
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Turkey
David J. Climenhaga | When the legislative dust has settled, Alberta farm children are still going to be able to do their chores without having to be covered by Workers Compensation.
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Stephen Harper
David J. Climenhaga | Agricultural institutions are just some of the items on the long list of co-operative and cost-sharing mechanisms Harper hopes to destroy -- including our public health-care system.
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Photo: flickr/ Stephen Harper
Nora Loreto | Dairy farmers have a lot to lose during this election, and not just on Oct. 19.
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Rick Strankman
David J. Climenhaga | If Alberta Environment Minister Phillips has some 'splainin' to do, as the Wildrose insists, surely Wildrose frontbencher Rick Strankman has even more.
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Dean Del Mastro
David J. Climenhaga | As recent news stories illustrate, both same-sex marriage advocates and poultry and dairy farmers are targets of the government-by-sneak approach favoured by the Harper Conservatives.