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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons, September 2020. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | The purpose of the NDP's pharmacare bill was to advance a process to which the Trudeau government claims it is fully committed. And yet the governing Liberals voted against it.
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Prime Minister Trudeau participates in the Côté Gold Project groundbreaking ceremony with Premier of Ontario Doug Ford, September 2020. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Duncan Cameron | Prior to the pandemic, Justin Trudeau was trying to make the Canadian federation work by encouraging provincial autonomy. But the "leave it to the provinces" policy is not working.
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Prime Minister Trudeau attends question period, September 2020. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Yves Engler | The Canadian government is a big supporter of corporate power and imperialism in global affairs. The good news is that the pushers of an unjust world order do not always get their way.
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Linda McQuaig | The precariousness of the global vaccine supply points to how immoral it is that the pharmaceutical industry has such sweeping life-and-death power, even in the midst of a catastrophic pandemic.
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Prime Minister Trudeau attends the Speech from the Throne to open the second session of the 43rd Parliament of Canada, September 2020. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | Canada has no governor general, for the time being at least. Does anyone care? Should anyone care?
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Prime Minister Trudeau attends question period, September 2020. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Duncan Cameron | The choice for the Liberals is clear: follow the traditional advice of big business and limit spending through austerity, or aim at maximum employment, and reap the budgetary fruit.
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University Health Network's expanded COVID-19 vaccination centre at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The Public Health Agency of Canada has been struggling to fulfill its role since the onset of the pandemic. That's the shocking conclusion of an internal federal government review.
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ICAN campaigners protest outside Australia's permanent mission to the UN at Geneva. Image credit: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons/Flickr
Yves Engler | Activists will mark a high this week when the UN treaty banning nuclear weapons enters into force. Why has the Trudeau government not signed the treaty?
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Karl Nerenberg | NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has suggested the government list the far-right group Proud Boys as a terrorist entity. Both the Liberal and Conservative leaders agree that it's a good idea. But is it?
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Matthew Behrens | The last three weeks of 58-year-old single mother and abuse survivor Michele M's life were spent on the run from a multi-generational history of male violence against women and children.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with media on January 18, 2019, following a cabinet retreat in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Duncan Cameron | On three big issues that any government faces, the Trudeau government was weak: it neglected official languages questions; misplayed Canada-U.S. relations; and bungled federal-provincial relations.
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Press conference at the end of the #MarcheDesPortraits in Bayonne. Image: Alternatiba_/Twitter
Brent Patterson | Removing portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron was an inspiring way for activists to "take him down" for failing on climate justice.