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ICAN campaigners protest outside Australia's permanent mission to the UN at Geneva. Image credit: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons/Flickr
Yves Engler | Activists will mark a high this week when the UN treaty banning nuclear weapons enters into force. Why has the Trudeau government not signed the treaty?
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Conservative Party of Canada Leader Erin O'Toole. Image credit: Erin O'Toole/Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | Most Canadians, one suspects, will conclude that with or without Derek Sloan, Erin O'Toole's still-Trumpified Conservative party is a poisoned chalice, from which they would be wise not to imbibe.
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Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage, at left. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | If you're wondering if the government is on the ropes, or just playing rope-a-dope and letting its opponents tire themselves out, the answer is probably rope-a-dope.
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Economist Jim Stanford addressing an Alberta audience in 2019. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | "For the sake of fossil-fuel workers, as well as the sake of the planet, the inevitable phase-out of fossil fuels must be announced and confirmed quickly and firmly." -- Jim Stanford
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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will rescind the Keystone XL Pipeline permit as soon as he's sworn in on Wednesday, the CBC reports. Image credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | "Rescind Keystone XL pipeline permit," says the transition team's briefing note for day one of the Biden administration on Wednesday. Will Alberta finally wake up and smell the coffee?
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Inquiry Commissioner Steve Allan. Image credit: Video still/Government of Alberta
David J. Climenhaga | It's hard to imagine that things are going to get any better if the inquiry's report is ever released.
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Inquiry Commissioner Steve Allan (Image credit: Government of Alberta)
David J. Climenhaga | The supposedly public inquiry has been conducted almost entirely behind closed doors at a cost, so far, of $3.5 million. It is scheduled to report on Jan. 31.
Columnists
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces the launch of COVID-19 testing program at Pearson Airport. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Rick Salutin | Doug Ford and his government have given up on doing anything to deal with COVID-19, and are waiting for the vaccines to enact what the government won't.
Columnists
Counter protesters contront group of Proud Boys. Image credit: Geoff Livingston/Flickr
Monia Mazigh | Anti-terrorism legislation is a politically motivated tool that governments use at the expense of vulnerable groups. Can it be used to address violence by white supremacists?
Columnists
Premier Doug Ford announces the launch of long-term care staffing plan. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Linda McQuaig | The greatest danger in long-term care may be posed by the emergence of "financialized" enterprises that focus relentlessly on cost-cutting to drive ever-higher profit margins.
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Lesser Slave Lake United Conservative Party MLA Pat Rehn on his recent Mexican vacation. Image credit: Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | In a Facebook post published at 8 a.m., Alberta's premier said MLA Pat Rehn "has made no meaningful effort to work in his constituency, or properly to represent his hard-working constituents."
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Grocery store cashier. Image credit: Russ Allison Loar/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | In a time of pandemic, unpaid leave provisions for workers seem woefully inadequate -- not only for the well-being of workers, but for the safety of the rest of us.