Issues Pages: Politics in Canada

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Construction of the Keeyask dam. Image: Manitoba Hydro/Twitter
Matthew Behrens | Last summer, Manitoba Hydro began the flooding of 45 square kilometers of Cree lands at the massive Keeyask dam, which the energy utility solemnly acknowledges will result in ecological devastation.
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Study time at a Roman Catholic Indian Residential School, Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories. Image: Library Archives Canada/Flickr
Summer Mahmud, Rahul Varma | If schoolchildren were taught Canada's hidden history, they would have learned that the actions of the Canadian government constituted genocide.
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F35s. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Brent Patterson | Challenging next year's decision to commit spending $76.8 billion on new warplanes includes understanding the business logic of NATO.
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Image: Eduardo Sogamoso/Twitter
Brent Patterson | Questions persist about the role of Canadian-built light armoured vehicles in human rights violations abroad.
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A 2018 wildfire on B.C.'s Highway 97. Image: B.C.'s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure/Flickr
Chuka Ejeckam | If strategies like reducing one's carbon footprint, voting for the climate, or persuading profiteers with subsidies aren't working, we shouldn't hold to them nonetheless, but seek more effective ones.
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Toronto police and security personnel are seen through an orange fence during the eviction. Image: Rafi Aaron/Used with permission
Cathy Crowe | Toronto's mayor John Tory continues to defy international public health guidelines to not evict encampments and employ a human rights approach.
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Manitoba's legislature building in Winnipeg. Image: David J. Climenhaga/Used with permission
David J. Climenhaga | "It is gravely concerning that a private investigator was hired to conduct surveillance of a member of the judiciary, ostensibly to embarrass or intimidate the judge."
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Brent Patterson | As the U.S. and U.K. look at reducing the number of F-35s they buy because of sustainment costs, the Canadian government appears to be silent on this crucial budget line.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at yesterday's news conference on referendums. Image: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's premier sounded very much like a fellow trying to think of a way to steal a hot stove when he mused about only allowing voters who agree with him to vote on a provincial police force.
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Moe and Sophie Harkat. Image: Justice for Mohamed Harkat/Used with permission
Matthew Behrens | Instead of sending people to jail, Canada now brings the jail to you. Mohamed Harkat's story.
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Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn during his mid-pandemic holiday in Mexico. Image: Facebook/Pat Rehn
David J. Climenhaga | Former Conservative PM Stephen Harper is reported to have been called in to give the fractious UCP caucus a lecture about the need to stick together and play nice.
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Lawyer John Carpay addressing an anti-mask rally in Calgary in November 2020. Image: David Climenhaga/Screenshot of YouTube video
David J. Climenhaga | Complaints about Carpay's shenanigans have been filed with the law societies of both Manitoba and Alberta.