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
Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
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
Jagmeet Signh
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
Downtown Vancouver/Facebook
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.
rabble news October 21
Kennedy Stewart.
Karl Nerenberg | Vancouver has a new mayor, former NDP MP Kennedy Stewart. He beat a field of 21 candidates in the Oct. 20 election by a slim margin.
analysis October 19
City of Toronto/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | The CBC is shooting itself in the foot with its decision not to provide live television coverage of the municipal election results in Ontario.
arts/media October 18
Lindsay Wong | In this excerpt from Lindsay Wong's memoir "The Woo-Woo," adolescent Lindsay tries to bring her mother back by winning MVP of her hockey league.
rabble news October 16
Elizabeth May
Karl Nerenberg | Passions fly high as House debates UN’s climate change report, with Green Party leader Elizabeth May telling government: ‘We need to do twice as much.’
politics October 15
House of Commons.
Karl Nerenberg | Making a distinction between the executive and legislative branches, the Supreme Court recently ruled the federal government doesn't always have to consult Indigenous people. The distinction is flawed
rabble news October 12
Members of the Canadian Supreme Court.
Karl Nerenberg | The Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision this week that says the federal government does not have the duty to consult Indigenous people when drafting laws, includes a powerful opposing opinion.
politics October 11
Toronto skyline Source City of Toronto/Flickr
Phillip Dwight Morgan | As the Toronto election campaign heads into its final days, writer Phillip Morgan looks at how the democratic system is failing the city
rabble news October 10
Photo: UN Climate Change Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | As some politicians continue to hammer at their who-cares-about-climate-change message while making headlines, the complex news of failing to curb carbon emissions receives a lot less coverage.
politics October 4
John Tory/Facebook
Phillip Dwight Morgan | The CBC points to Tory's refusal to participate, but the move raises questions about how the media frames coverage and contributes to influencing outcomes.
politics October 3
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Karl Nerenberg | Federal government appoints former Supreme Court justice to lead the talks on how to accommodate concerns of the affected First Nations.
politics October 2
CAQ leader François Legault addresses supporters election night.  François Legault's official page/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | Coalition Avenir Québec leader François Legault swept to power Monday with a convincing majority, leaving the two traditional provincial parties -- the PQ and Liberals -- shattered.