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Nathan Cooper, Speaker of the Alberta legislature. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | The Speaker of the Alberta legislature sailed very close to the wind when he lent his name to a letter signed by a group of dissident government MLAs opposed to COVID-19 restrictions.
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Rick Salutin | Let's be clear on what refusing to protect essential workers with sick pay essentially means in the Ford lexicon: it means refusing to protect workers, period, with sick pay or anything else.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney during Tuesday's COVID-19 news conference. Image: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | This rebellion makes Jason Kenney look weak. It suggests the natural state of the right in Alberta is to be divided between a far-right social conservative fringe and a true centre-right party.
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Ontario government official announce partnership with the federal government, city of Toronto and Sanofi to expand domestic vaccine manufacturing capacity. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Linda McQuaig | The pandemic has only increased the clout of the powerful drug industry, which largely controls access to COVID vaccines desperately needed by Canadians and others.
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Three Australian fighter jets in a flight formation. Image credit: John Torcasio/Unsplash
Bianca Mugyenyi | This weekend 100 people across the country will be participating in the No Fighter Jet Coalition's fast and vigils to oppose Canada's planned purchase of 88 new fighter jets.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at yesterday's COVID-19 news conference. Image credit: Chris Schwarz, Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Missing from the Alberta premier's news conference yesterday was the usual Ottawa-bashing, presumably because vaccine supplies are now flowing to provinces faster than they can get them into arms.
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Why Palestine solidarity matters at the NDP convention
rabble staff | David Mivasair, Libby Davies, Zahia El-Masri, Hammam Farah, and Svend Robinson discuss the importance of Palestine solidarity in the NDP.
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Sara Rans, Rabbi David Mivasair, Sam Hersh | Two resolutions being proposed at the upcoming NDP convention are integral to the NDP's being an anti-racist and anti-colonial party.
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Front of the Gracelife Church building in January 2021. Image: Gracelife Church of Edmonton/Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | RCMP personnel fenced off GraceLife Church in Parkland County southwest of Edmonton this morning for repeated violations of COVID-19 public health restrictions.
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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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Why Palestine solidarity matters at the NDP convention
rabble staff | Join Libby Davies, Zahia El-Masri, Hammam Farah, Svend Robinson and David Mivasair for a discussion on the importance of Palestine solidarity in the NDP.
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Health Minister Tyler Shandro. Image credit: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Taking initiative to save yourself and your family is apparently frowned upon in the UCP's Alberta, particularly if it means curtailing your shopping or dining out over a long weekend.