rabble news January 31
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Karl Nerenberg | Two days before the byelection vote, polls had the Liberal candidate ahead 13 points. But the vote gave the NDP a win by nearly 10 points – a 23-point difference.
rabble news January 29
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Karl Nerenberg | The shooting that left six dead and 19 injured in Quebec City was treated quite differently compared with the recent arrest in Kingston.
rabble news January 28
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Brenda O'Farrell | A woman who wanted to be a police officer before she was mowed down by a drunk driver wants young drivers to hear both devastating sides of the story.
rabble news January 28
John McCallum photo courtesy Premier of Alberta/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | As Parliament resumes, politicians might all want to weigh their words before saying anything that could endanger the three Canadians at the eye of the political and diplomatic Huawei storm.
rabble news January 25
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Karl Nerenberg | McCallum’s bottom line, like the PM, is that Canada wants to get its two jailed citizens back.
rabble news January 24
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Rosemary Frei | Former Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne will be one of the speakers who will tackle the topic of women and power, focusing on how personal and political roles intersect.
arts/media January 24
Socialist parade on Bay Street in Port Arthur, 1931.
Tarah Brookfield | This excerpt from Tarah Brookfield's book "Our Voices Must Be Heard" shows that the women's suffrage movement went far beyond the Southern centres of early 20th century Canada.
rabble news January 21
Richard Lee is the new Liberal candidate in the Burnaby South byelection on February 25
Karl Nerenberg | The federal Liberals name Richard Lee, a former long-time member of the provincial legislature, to run in next month’s byelection in Burnaby South against NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.
rabble news January 21
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Alex Cosh | Veteran NDP MP Svend Robinson marked his return to Canadian politics Saturday, taking the nomination to run in B.C. riding in next federal election.
rabble news January 18
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Karl Nerenberg | With polls now showing Singh ahead in a byelection race, he still has to position the NDP as distinctive alternative to the Liberals.
rabble news January 16
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Karl Nerenberg | The most effective method would be to find a way to end the extradition proceedings against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.
rabble news January 14
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Karl Nerenberg | How to deal with climate change could take a back seat to an ugly debate that seems to be emerging – that of race and migrants.
rabble news January 14
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Alex Cosh | Maxime Bernier's choice of an anti-LGBTQ activist to run against NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in Burnaby South is being viewed as having a wide range of implications.
rabble news January 10
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Jeff Shantz | There is no formal process to record incidents of police-involved deaths of civilians in Canada. Much of the information surrounding these events is never reported. The public needs to know more.
rabble news December 24
Photo Credit: Evangelos Petratos, Rakhine, Myanmar/Burma
Karl Nerenberg | Although Canada was the first country to label the Myanmar crisis a genocide, the Trudeau government’s actions to help the persecuted Rohingya people receive a C grade, says a panel of experts.
rabble news December 19
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Karl Nerenberg | With what’s being characterized as misplaced aid to Alberta’s oil patch and Via Rail’s decision to buy railcars from Germany, Liberals show how politically fraught world of industrial strategy can be.
rabble news December 18
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Ryan Donnelly | Canadian rifle and ammunition sales to Saudi Arabia in 2018 is about to hit an all-time record, beating out previous records set in 2017 and 2016 – the same period of the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
rabble news December 13
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Karl Nerenberg | As Bill C-76 was given Senate approval, progressive groups applauded. The law rolls back the most odious provisions of the Harper government’s Fair Elections Act that encouraged voter suppression.
rabble interview December 13
Jasheil Athalia | In November 2015, several gunmen opened fire on the crowd at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris. French novelist Erwan Larher survived the attack and wrote a memoir about his experience.
rabble news December 12
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Karl Nerenberg | This week, federal political parties debated how to deal with the growing crisis that claims the lives of 8-to-9 people a day in Canada.
rabble news December 11
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Sophia Reuss | In an interview, Halifax-Dartmouth Labour Council president Suzanne MacNeil discusses right to bargaining and the ongoing negotiations with Canada Post.
rabble news December 6
Rosemary Frei | A plan to re-imagine a sweeping section of Toronto by Google’s Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto is progressing with a striking lack of transparency -- and growing alarm among observers.
arts/media December 6
Canisia Lubrin, Sina Queyras | In this excerpt from the recently published book "What The Poets Are Doing," two Canadian poets discuss writing, feminism and activism.
rabble news December 6
Photo: By Bobanny - self-made (derivative of Image:6-dec-Plaque.jpg, tweaked in photoshop), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1981897
Karl Nerenberg | Twenty-nine years after 14 women were killed at École Polytechnique in Montreal, advocates for gun control renew their call for the federal government to do more.
rabble news December 4
Karl Nerenberg | A group of Canadian activists are calling on Canada and the world to do more to slow the advancement of global warming, including allocating billions of dollars to the effort.
rabble news November 29
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Will Dubitsky | At the centre of Canada’s attempt to address change is a carbon pricing scheme. That’s it. Meanwhile, China, the EU and California have multi-faceted approaches and incentives to reduce emissions.
arts/media November 29
Alex Tesar | In Rice's new novel, "Moon of the Crusted Snow," an unnamed disaster cuts off a northern Ontario reserve from the outside world.
rabble news November 28
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rabble staff | The writer of Harry’s Last Stand and Don't Let My Past Be Your Future, spent a lifetime advocating for the poor in Britain, Canada and around the globe.
rabble news November 27
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Karl Nerenberg | In the wake of General Motors’ decision to close its Oshawa plant, politicians offer regret, promises to help workers. Meanwhile the idea of nationalizing the car-maker’s Canadian assets is floated.
rabble news November 26
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rabble staff | As the Senate continues to review the bill to end the strike by Canada Post workers, two senators issue public letter expressing concern over legality of the legislation.