Rick Salutin March 20
The U.S. border closing didn't just happen. It was a work of art.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 19
Trump has recklessly failed in his response to the pandemic. It is up to all of us, together, to flatten the curve and limit the damage he's inflicting.
Bill Blaikie March 19
The Pallister government tried using the budget and then the COVID-19 crisis to get in the way of the institutional norms they profess such affection for.
Jim Stanford March 18
After the immediate health emergency ends, government will need to step up with an ambitious, longer-term reconstruction program, centred on the lasting expansion of public services.
Lois Ross March 18
Cuba is showing resilience and plenty of lessons to learn about tough times, gardening and humanitarianism -- and it all starts with food security.
Duncan Cameron March 17
Duncan Cameron
Justin Trudeau stated that no Canadians should go without because of the coronavirus crisis. As prime minister, he should commit to relieving the despair of fellow citizens faced with destitution.
Jim Stanford March 13
If we do a good job educating, organizing and mobilizing around a more hopeful and democratic agenda, then ambitious alternatives can become politically inevitable.
Rick Salutin March 13
The novel coronavirus acts by its own lights. Beyond that, much depends on how we react to it.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 12
Pundits and Democratic party elites are demanding Bernie Sanders drop out of the Democratic primary nomination contest, and calling for an abrupt cancellation of the remaining primaries and debates.
Linda McQuaig March 12
For seven decades, Connaught Labs performed brilliantly on the national and international stage, contributing to medical breakthroughs and developing affordable treatments and vaccines.
Duncan Cameron March 10
Duncan Cameron
Cutting back government spending only makes economic slowdowns worse. Talk of "balanced budgets" needs to be jettisoned when people are losing their jobs.
Rick Salutin March 6
What if Bernie Sanders loses? The Vermont senator has always been a pragmatist, and has managed to make "socialist" policies politically viable in the U.S.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 5
A healthy populace with regular access to affordable health care is the best defence against epidemics like the COVID-19 outbreak.
Duncan Cameron March 3
Duncan Cameron
In the name of "we can't afford it," ordinary citizens in the U.S. and Canada have been cheated out of the services they need to live healthy lives.
Rodrigo Samayoa, Digital Freedom Update March 2
While the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review panel made some positive suggestions, it also made recommendations that could undermine media independence and free speech.
Rick Salutin February 28
Paranoia and angst over oil and gas make it hard to deal with the twin challenges to the energy staples: climate change and Indigenous reconciliation.
Matthew Behrens February 28
Modest-sized groups acting in solidarity have illustrated how fragile the Canadian state actually is, a lesson that, once learned, cannot be unlearned.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 27
The coronavirus epidemic demands a concerted, professional, fully funded global public health response. But the Trump administration appears wholly unprepared to deal with the current situation.
Pro Bono, Michael Hackl February 27
Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders recently admitted officers used facial recognition technology called Clearview AI, which mines social media for billions of personal photos.
Duncan Cameron February 25
Duncan Cameron
Environmentalists want net-zero emissions to be more than another Liberal talking point.
Rick Salutin February 21
Justin Trudeau claims solutions to the Wet'suwet'en solidarity blockades must be found in the House of Commons; Doug Ford bungles Ontario's new license plate; Michael Bloomberg throws a weak punch.
Lois Ross February 21
The National Farmers Union's latest report, "Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisis," focuses on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture while also improving food security.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 20
From Canada to Costa Rica, universal health care is already a reality. Perhaps when the U.S. presidential election is over, sensible health policy can become a reality in the U.S., too.
Duncan Cameron February 18
Duncan Cameron
The federal and B.C. governments are willfully flouting the law of Canada for a project that makes no economic sense whatsoever.
Rick Salutin February 14
Canada lost a sportswriter who also covered more "serious" areas, and wrote books -- Christie Blatchford -- the same week Roger Kahn died.
Monia Mazigh February 14
Monia Mazigh
While Trudeau was busy promoting human rights and inclusive governance in Africa, militarized RCMP officers launched a raid against Indigenous land defenders in Wet'suwet'en territory.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 13
During Bloomberg's tenure as New York mayor, five million predominantly black and brown youths were stopped under "stop and frisk." Now he wants communities of colour to accept his apology.
Bill Blaikie February 13
Former health minister Monique Bégin worked to get her Liberal colleagues on board with the Canada Health Act in 1984. Who in today's Liberal party is pushing for national pharmacare?
Linda McQuaig February 12
Kenney is trying to position Alberta's oil interests as Canada's real victim. Meanwhile, Indigenous protesters in Wet'suwet'en were removed from their own land by heavily-armed RCMP officers.
Duncan Cameron February 11
Duncan Cameron
After Republicans and Democrats cried wolf about "socialist" bogeymen for decades, ordinary Americans struggling amid a national affordability crisis are taking interest in Sanders' democratic vision.