Blog April 8
Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews discussing Budget 2019. (Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr)
Kit Dobson | The COVID-19 pandemic highlights that public education is a common good, something that should be invested in for creating a better world for tomorrow.
Blog April 8
Jason Kenney during last night's televised address (Image: Jason Kenney/Facebook)
David J. Climenhaga | The Alberta premier didn't sugarcoat the grim prospects his province faces in the coming weeks. But Kenney wandered into the weeds when he started defending his all-oil-all-the-time economic strategy.
Podcast April 8
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Face2Face | Many people know about Marcel Marceau's life as a mime artist, but not about his life in the World War 2 resistance movement. Director Jonathan Jakubowicz talks about his new film 'Resistance.'
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 ...