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
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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.
rabble news November 23
Karl Nerenberg | Federal Labour Minister Patty Hadju -- who once wrote "healthy labour relations directly contribute to economic growth" -- is about to force postal workers back to work.
rabble interview November 22
Alexandra Valahu | Aminder Dhaliwal's new graphic novel, "Woman World," imagines a post-apocalyptic world where a birth defect has wiped out the population of men.
rabble news November 19
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Karl Nerenberg | Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner warns of how the province’s lakes and rivers are being polluted. Doug Ford responded two days later by shooting the messenger, and killed the commission.
arts/media November 15
Renée Pellerin | There is now significant evidence that breast cancer screening does more harm than good because, among other reasons, it can lead to overdiagnosis. So why is it still a major health policy?
rabble news November 14
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Karl Nerenberg | Both a Senate committee and a government-appointed panel are reviewing the federal Broadcast Act. If the public hearings are any indication, public broadcasting is in for a rough ride.
rabble news November 12
B.C. Premier John Horgan. Photo by Josh Berson
Kim Elliott, Tania Ehret | Convention of the Hospital Employees Union celebrated the repeal of regressive health-sector legislation that have been on the books in British Columbia for 16 years.
rabble news November 9
Rosemary Frei | Seeking international investors to come to the storm-strewn island, the governor outlines to Canadians how they can find a return on investment in public-private partnerships in Puerto Rico.
rabble news November 8
Karl Nerenberg | The results of this week’s midterm elections pose a direct threat to Indigenous communities in Canada’s Northwest Territories. And Norman Snowshoe of Fort McPherson dreads what could be coming.
rabble news November 5
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Karl Nerenberg | Canadians will be keeping a close eye on the results of the November 6 elections south of the border as we will have to deal with the consequences of the choices Americans make.
rabble news November 1
House of Commons
Karl Nerenberg | Earlier this week, the prime minister called a by-election, but has not set dates for votes in three other vacant ridings, including where NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is a declared candidate.
rabble news November 1
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Karl Nerenberg | Former governor general David Johnston will head new commission that will oversee one debate in each official language.
arts/media November 1
Bruce Campbell | This excerpt from Campbell's new book describes the deadly game of Russian roulette that lead to the 2013 train explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.
rabble news October 29
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Karl Nerenberg | The delay in calling a by-election in B.C., where Jagmeet Singh is a declared candidate might have less to do with the NDP leader’s candidacy and more with a pipeline cutting right through the riding.
rabble news October 26
Trudeau in House of Commons.
Karl Nerenberg | With the next election one year away, the Liberals are banking that Canadians want their government to meet commitments and help reduce greenhouse gases.
rabble interview October 25
Scene from the film Beyond Climate
Phillip Dwight Morgan | New documentary film looks at how environmental changes are playing out in parts of British Columbia, an area described as Canada's "seminal province" for climate change.
book review October 25
Mary Rowles | Two new books, Sam Pizzigati's "The Case for a Maximum Wage" and Sarah Smarsh's "Heartland," portray both extremes of the class divide in America.
opinion October 22
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Libby Davies | The city's new mayor and council have the capacity to work across party lines and forge strong relationships to deliver the critical changes for Vancouver.