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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. Image credit: Chrystia Freeland/Facebook
Chuka Ejeckam | In a conversation about policy priorities, is economic benefit the most pertinent aspect of a transformative investment in child care? Or, does it harm the broader pursuit of justice and liberation?
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The Northern Ontario School of Medicine's East Campus, part of the Faculty of Medicine at Laurentian University. Image credit: Matt Strickland/Wikimedia Commons
Joyce Green | The failure by governments to adequately support Laurentian in this moment violates the commitments we are all called to make to achieve reconciliation and measures of justice.
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Min Sook Lee | A combination of fiscal mismanagement by administration and the chronic underfunding of Ontario universities has produced the Laurentian University disaster.
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Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | Five unions in Ontario are demanding that teachers and other education workers be vaccinated immediately. Plus more labour news.
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University of Calgary education professor Sarah Eaton, who studies academic accountability and ethics. Image: Screenshot of Youtube video
David J. Climenhaga | "How do you teach students ethical conduct when the people preparing the curriculum are violating it?"
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Mart Kenney conducting during a musical performance. Image: Still from "Canada Calling" documentary/NFB
David J. Climenhaga | Getting Premier Jason Kenney's grandfather, forgotten big band conductor Mart Kenney, into the Alberta Grade 6 curriculum's unit on music has struck a sour note.
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Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announces the curriculum changes yesterday morning. Image: Screenshot of Alberta Government video
David J. Climenhaga | The draft is so far over the top one has to wonder if it's evidence of someone's pathological urge to get away with something monumentally outrageous just so they could say they did.
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Person pours water from tap into bottle. Image credit: Bluewater Globe/Unsplash
Doreen Nicoll | Young people are uploading videos of themselves drinking tap water. It's a simple action that makes a powerful statement about keeping water in the public common and available to all.
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University of Alberta campus. Image credit: Janusz Sliwinski/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | In the 2021 Alberta budget, the University of Alberta's grant has been slashed by 11 per cent, or $60.1 million. Also: another tiki-torch march; former MLA Janice Sarich remembered.
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Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | RadioLabour's Canada Report: The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is fighting ideological cuts to advanced education. Global wages fall because of the pandemic. And more.
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Marc Belanger, RadioLabour | RadioLabour's Canada Report: The Ontario government has $9 billion to spend on schools, but refuses. Violence against women transport workers. And more.
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Scott Neigh | Cam Scott, Irene Bindi, and Daniel Friesen talk about the work of Police-Free Schools Winnipeg.