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Person stands next to elderly person in a wheelchair outside in a field. Image credit: Dominik Lange/Unsplash
Lois Ross | What do for-profit long-term care homes such as Revera and land concentration have in common? Both are linked to Canadian pension fund investments, and you and I, albeit unwittingly, are part of it.
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U.S. President Joe Biden. Image credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | At the G7 heads of government meeting last week, U.S. President Joe Biden rejected a plan to share vaccines with poorer nations. Is that what "America is back" is supposed to mean?
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Calgary street preacher Artur Pawlowski addresses supporters at Saturday's tiki-torch march in Edmonton. Image: Artur Pawlowski/Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | Jason Kenney's commentary about Saturday's tiki-torch protest in Edmonton wasn't quite a full-throated Trumpian defence of "very fine people," but surely boils down to the same thing.
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Pastor James Coates preaching to his congregation recently. Image: Screenshot of GraceLife Church video
David J. Climenhaga | The religious right in Canada and the U.S. is painting Pastor James Coates as a Christian martyr. Verily, I say unto you, his willingness to go to jail has nothing to do with religious freedom.
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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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A handful of COVID-19 vaccine vials. Image credit: Marco Verch Professional Photographer/Flickr
Rick Salutin | What's more "embarrassing," the fact that Canada is buying vaccines through a program run by the WHO to supply vaccines to poor nations, or the sanctimony of Canadians who are "shocked" to hear it?
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Vaccine vial. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
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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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in the cake section during yesterday's news conference. Image credit: Video screenshot/Government of Alberta
David J. Climenhaga | It's pretty clear that the Alberta premier's decision to finally hand out the predominantly federal cash was a desperate attempt to change the channel on his recent string of political disasters.
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Drew Barnes, Cypress-Medicine Hat UCP MLA and member of the 'End the Lockdowns National Caucus. 'Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | So what's Jason Kenney going to do about his two embarrassing MLAs? Nothing, one of them boldly predicts. "I'm not worried about disciplinary action," said Drew Barnes.
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Kim Elliott | Tell us what's most important to you in a pandemic recovery that builds Canada forward -- not back.
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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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Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage. Image: Screenshot of Government of Alberta video
David J. Climenhaga | There are important caveats. The Kenney government left the door wide open to reviewing coal policy later and coming up with "a new, modern coal policy" when things settle down.