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A homeless person sleeps next to Santa's sleigh on a main street in Toronto. Image: Cathy Crowe
Cathy Crowe | Cities across the country are evicting people from outdoor tent encampments. Without a national housing program or municipal support for shelters, the homelessness crisis has become an emergency.
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Rental signs. Image: Ashley Brown/Flickr
Ashley Reyns | Tenants in Ottawa are organizing and demanding landlords are held accountable for dilapidated homes.
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Photo: Dennis Jarvis/Twitter
Brent Patterson | Ottawa City Council declaring a climate emergency was a first step, but it needs to pursue a much more ambitious agenda in keeping with the urgency of climate breakdown.
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Image from Ashley Reyns for Ottawa ACORN, used with permission
Herongate ACORN Tenant Leaders | When a corporate landlord served tenants of the Herongate community in Ottawa with eviction notices, the community began organizing to fight displacement and corporate gentrification.
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Brent Patterson | Will the provincial Special Investigations Unit consider colonialism and systemic racism as contributing factors in the shooting death of Greg Ritchie by Ottawa Police?
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A tornado forming in Kansas in 2016. Scientists suspect Tornado Alley may move northward with climate change.
Brent Patterson | On Friday evening, a tornado hit the Ottawa-Gatineau area with winds of up to 200 kilometres per hour. Can we expect tornadoes to increase with climate change?
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NDP leader Jagmeet Singh met supporters following his address to the party's convention on Ottawa on Saturday, Feb. 17. Photo: Michelle Langlois
Karl Nerenberg | The NDP leader gave a speech that promised to make the wealthiest pay their share and address inequality. It was, however, short on details, and barely mentioned the environment.
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Texas State Capitol, Austin (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | I expect the small NDP group will be made to feel right at home today by the nabobs of the petroleum industry in Houston, and will feel naturally at home tomorrow in Austin.
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Ken Billings | The Central Experimental Farm (CEF) in Ottawa is a 1055-acre open-space jewel in a modern metropolis. The government is trying to parcel it out to developers.
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TPP rally in Ottawa on June 10, 2014. Flickr/SumOfUs
Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians delivered a petition to Parliament Hill that was signed by 20,000 to voice concern against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
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Gabriel Allahdua, migrant worker and campaign member, speaks at the Ontario Food
Binish Ahmed, Navjeet Sidhu | A historic caravan of migrant agricultural workers undertook a 1,500-kilometre journey to Ottawa to rally for permanent immigration status.
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Brent Patterson | Ottawa residents discussed a new 30-page report, which found that a spill from the Energy East Pipeline would have catastrophic consequences.