Matthew Behrens October 17
No matter who takes the reins of Parliament next week, perhaps the biggest winner in Canada's 2019 federal election will be a conglomerate of military industries and the war department.
Thomas Ponniah October 16
Libby Davies' political autobiography includes not only the decisions of political elites but also the role of activists and social movements in their struggle against larger structural forces.
Duncan Cameron October 15
Duncan Cameron
In 2019, breaking the cycle of Liberal-Conservative government -- an objective of the New Democrats -- starts with the NDP winning enough seats to play a key role in a minority Parliament.
Ole Hendrickson October 11
Ole Hendrickson
A collective effort to tackle waste reduction and create a "circular economy" is urgently needed -- a flourishing, diverse, job-rich economy based on repair, recycling and reuse.
Rick Salutin October 11
This column is about the Liberal party. I'm afraid it will contain more questions than answers. At the least, the questions will be better than the answers.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan October 10
The movement to rename Columbus Day is a denunciation of genocide, and a celebration of Indigenous peoples and their central role in our history and in our future.
Bill Blaikie October 10
Anybody who is truly concerned about their children and grandchildren should be anxious to talk about the environmental deficit instead of hiding out behind old fiscal mantras.
Jim Stanford October 9
There's a real-world natural experiment to help judge the impact that Scheer's plan to eliminate carbon pricing, and replace it with broad subsidies to business, would have on Canadian emissions.
Duncan Cameron October 8
Duncan Cameron
Despite the efforts of many Conservative voices inside and outside media to cover for him, Andrew Scheer is still having trouble talking to Canadians about why he should be the next prime minister.
Rick Salutin October 4
The U.S. is now at peak derangement on the Trumpometer, which measures Americans' states of mind. While some Canadians join in, mostly we don't, and not just because we lack Trump.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan October 3
That a single whistleblower could trigger Trump's potential impeachment reminds us how important whistleblowers are to a functioning democracy. But many of them have been persecuted for their acts.
Thomas Ponniah October 3
The standard of a global, radical democracy will persevere as the key element of the international left but if the WSF does not want to suffer the fate of past processes, then it must reinvent itself.
Ole Hendrickson October 1
Ole Hendrickson
People of all ages participated in the global climate strike on September 27, Canada's largest-ever nationwide mass action, led by youth.
Rodrigo Samayoa, Digital Freedom Update October 1
The winner of this election will determine whether Canada's telecom oligopoly continues to rule or makes way for new competitors and lower prices.
Duncan Cameron October 1
Duncan Cameron
A successful election campaign tells a story. Finding and amplifying narratives key to attracting voter support is what will drive the next weeks of the campaign.
Rick Salutin September 27
There's a difference between embracing abstract progressive principles, and grasping in depth what's involved, including your own privilege and blind spots.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan September 26
Trump's refusal to support gun control legislation; his prolific lying; his relentless attacks on the press; his Muslim ban; his separation of families -- all are worthy of an impeachment inquiry.
Linda McQuaig September 26
The government's refusal to even explore the possibility of nationalizing the GM plant in Oshawa amounts to a truly missed opportunity -- to save thousands of skilled jobs and tackle climate change.
Pro Bono, Michael Hackl September 26
While Bill 21 clearly violates rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Quebec has invoked the notwithstanding clause to protect the law from challenges that it violates those rights.
Lois Ross September 26
Agriculture and food security are not just any issues -- they are deeply linked to climate change and are basic to human life. But little of this is being expressed in this election campaign.
Matthew Behrens September 25
Most election climate solutions are largely about avoiding system change and instead "adapting" to climate catastrophe, a climate apartheid strategy that benefits those with the necessary resources.
Duncan Cameron September 24
Duncan Cameron
Hurling words like rocks at world leaders, Greta Thunberg commanded the podium at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York on September 23.
Rick Salutin September 20
A friend of many decades, and founder of organizations for Canadian writers and artists, writer Graeme Gibson, died Wednesday at the age of 85.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan September 19
Climate activist Greta Thunberg has sparked a global movement with her "school strike for the climate." The final two Fridays of this month are expected to be some of the largest global protests ever.
Ole Hendrickson September 18
Ole Hendrickson
With new environmental review regulations, the Liberal government has exempted more projects from review and further gutted Canada's environmental assessment regime.
Duncan Cameron September 17
Duncan Cameron
If early electoral opinion data holds, the Liberals should win the largest number of seats on October 21. With five parties contesting the election, the potential for a minority government is high.
Rick Salutin September 13
We should consider this election a privilege. For the first time, the top issue in voters' minds is the main threat not only to Canada but to organized human life: environmental crisis.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan September 12
Ismail Ajjawi, a Palestinian student who grew up in a refugee camp, had achieved something remarkable: admission to Harvard University. But on arrival, his visa was rescinded and he was deported.
Bill Blaikie September 12
The good news was that although the total number of NDP seats only rose by four over the last election, many more new NDP MLAs were elected, and NDP Leader Wab Kinew acquitted himself well.
Rick Salutin September 6
The Brexit drama continues to rattle along, ever squirrelier. You can't take your eyes away. How do they manage that?