Blog April 7
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David Suzuki | Countries around the world committed to safeguarding 10 per cent of their ocean territories by this year, through marine protected areas and other means. Some have done better than others.
Blog April 7
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Philip Lee | In Canada, privacy advocates are urging vigilance, noting that the feds and some provincial governments have not ruled out digital tracking of citizens to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blog April 7
U.S. President Donald Trump at the coronavirus update briefing on April 4, 2020. (Image: The White House/Flickr)
David J. Climenhaga | Everyone understands that what President Trump was proposing was an embargo -- an act of war, in other words. But the PM can't say that aloud without dangerous repercussions.
Columnists April 7
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Duncan Cameron | In memory of the celebrated Canadian political economist, Mel Watkins.
Podcast April 7
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Scott Neigh | Organizing thousands of people is no small job. Lead organizer Ryan Andersen talks about the work of the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good.
Blog April 6
A commuter in Washington D.C. dons a face mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Image: Elvert Barnes/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | As they are now in Asia, anti-viral masks are likely to be part of Canadian life going forward.
Blog April 6
Activist and actress Shirley Douglas in 2006. Image: frank saptel/Flickr
Brent Patterson | Shirley Douglas was a champion of public health care, nuclear disarmament and the Black Panther breakfast program.
Blog April 6
A public notice in Vancouver's English Bay advises pedestrians to stay two metres apart to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Image: GoToVan/Flickr
Matthew Hayes | The moral code of the pandemic will restrict individual freedom temporarily, but its effect will last much longer. It is collective solidarity that will reckon with acts of libertarianism and neglect.
Blog April 5
The Harmac Pacific mill on Vancouver Island. Image: David Stanley/Flickr.
David J. Climenhaga | What's the Alberta premier actually doing to get Trump to shape up? Other than being extremely disappointed ...
Blog April 4
Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Premier Jason Kenney shortly after the election of the United Conservative Party government (Image: Premier of Alberta/Flickr).
David J. Climenhaga | Whatever Jason Kenney says, it's doubtful this issue will go away as long as Tyler Shandro is minister of health. If the premier doesn't like that, he knows what he has to do.
Columnists April 3
People line up to be assessed for COVID-19 at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. (Image: michael_swan/Flickr)
Rick Salutin | COVID-19 is like a counterweight to imagined communities: it's a community-building experience that's unimagined and nonsymbolic. It transcends identities because it menaces everyone, everywhere.
Blog April 3
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Justin Mohammed | Canada has banned refugee claimants from entering this country from the U.S., subject to narrow exceptions. In so doing, we abandon our legal commitments under the 1951 Refugee Convention.