analysis June 6
Andrea-Horwath-Nomination-Meeting-Ontario-NDP-Campaign-Kickoff-2018. Photo: Joey Coleman/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The Ontario Liberals who prefer a PC to an NDP win have prevailed. Progressives tempted by Kathleen Wynne’s party might want to re-consider before rewarding Liberal cynicism with their votes.
arts/media June 5
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, addressed MEPs in Strasbourg on Thursday 16 February, 2017, one day after the the European Parliament approved the EU-Canada trade agreement (CETA). Photo: European Parliament
Ed Finn | A new book by Joyce Nelson provides practical challenges to corporate rule.
analysis June 4
Photo: Dominion Voting Systems
Howard Pasternack, Rosemary Frei | Among other things, scrutineers, appointed by parties to watch for cheating, will no longer be able to observe the count for 90 per cent of the ballots.
satire May 31
Photo by Hadani Ditmars
Hadani Ditmars | How a very Vancouver accident led to a concussion and reflections on the changes overtaking Lotusland.
rabble news May 30
A kindergartener in Maghazi Refugee Camp, Gaza, drinks clean water from a Maia Project unit installed in Dec. 2009. Photo: Mohammed Majdalawi/Middle East Children's Alliance
Mark Zeitoun, Ghassan Abu Sitta | While an attitude persists that "today, no one in Israel experiences water scarcity," Gazans are suffering deplorable conditions of poisoned water.
rabble news May 29
Photo: Rosemary Frei
Rosemary Frei | Exploring Toronto's potential as a smart and inclusive city at U of T conference.
analysis May 28
Photo: Andrea Horwath/ Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | The Ontario election is a bit more than a week away. In the last leaders’ debate of the campaign, PC leader Ford still refused to give any details about his plans.
analysis May 25
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Karl Nerenberg | A PC candidate said she does not believe humans caused climate, and her leader has not disavowed that view. One of Doug Ford’s big pledges is to scrap key measures to reduce carbon emissions.
analysis May 24
Counting votes in Caracas. Photo: Humberto Da Silva
Humberto DaSilva |'s correspondent to the Venezuelan presidential elections on May 20 reflects on what he saw in Caracas.
analysis May 23
Karl Nerenberg | Trudeau's plan to make elections fairer is salutary. But it is hard to forget that he flagrantly broke his promise to change the electoral system.
analysis May 19
Karl Nerenberg | Andrea Horwath’s party is moving up in all the Ontario election polls. The NDP appears to have momentum now, but there is lots of the campaign left to fight.
politics May 16
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Tyler Pennock | The chief commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, speaks at the 6th annual Tommy Douglas Institute event on Monday, May 28.
analysis May 15
Photo: Sarah Mann
Sarah Mann | The closure of Backpage and passage of laws like FOSTA may not be a win for sex workers, but a feminist critique of how governments enforce anti-trafficking and anti-prostitution legislation could be.
analysis May 14
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Karl Nerenberg | Canadian media are covering Ford the way U. S. media covered Trump. Even when they believe they are being critical, by disproportionately focusing on the PC leader they are helping his campaign.
for the sake of argument May 11
Photo: James McCaffrey
Karl Nerenberg | Elections Ontario is telling voters the party that wins the most seats always gets to form a government. That is utterly false.
analysis May 8
NDP 2018 campaign kick-off, April 29, 2018. Photo: Joey Coleman/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | In the first debate of the Ontario election campaign, the NDP's Andrea Horwath was cogent and kept smiling, Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne was defensive and Tory Doug Ford was absent for long periods.
analysis May 4
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau escorts newly elected Members of Parliament into the House of Commons for the first time, Jan. 29, 2018. Photo: PMO
Karl Nerenberg | The Liberals have introduced a bill to make elections fairer and more accessible to all, but it is very late in the day. The next election is in October 2019.
in their own words May 3
Annie Game | We need to support a free and independent media; efforts to undermine them are on the rise, and we need to hear a diversity of voices and opinions more than ever. Check out our 2018 campaign.
arts/media May 2
2017 Paddle for the Peace. Photo: Louis Bockner
Rita Wong | A review of "Breaching the Peace: The Site C Dam and a Valley's Stand Against Big Hydro."
opinion April 27
Athabasca oilsands. Photo: Shell
Gordon Laxer | Consumption can be challenged by carbon taxes, but our fossil fuel emissions challenge comes from bitumen production.
analysis April 27
Paula Fletcher and Jonathan Ahee at Toronto Film Board meeting on April 23. Photo: Rosemary Frei
Rosemary Frei | There is little or no discussion of how much public funding is in play, whether there is good value for subsidies, and whether other industries could provide as much or more economic return.
analysis April 26
Environment commissioner Julie Gelfand. Photo by Karl Nerenberg
Karl Nerenberg | In her spring report, federal Environment Commissioner Julie Gelfand takes the federal government to task for failing to adequately regulate and supervise the salmon farming industry.
opinion April 25
Karl Nerenberg | Shortly after the horrific events in Toronto, some folks took to social media complaining about our "weak" government. They claimed the suspect belongs to a group they distrust and fear.
modest proposal April 23
Photo: Jacob Bøtter/Flickr
Brian Arden, Ed Finn | Follow these and the promise of Mammon is yours.
rabble news April 19
Photo: Jamie McCaffrey
Karl Nerenberg | Ontario's three provincial parties have chosen very different strategies for portraying themselves to the voters. For some of them, one has to hunt around to find anything of substance.
opinion April 18
Protesters marching in Toronto against Islamophobia and Trump's ban on Muslims entering the U.S. Photo: J_P_D/flickr
Amira Elghawaby | Canadians are exposed to the views of racist extremists day and night, with our own politicians occasionally fuelling fear and suspicion of Muslims.
satire April 17
Hadani Ditmars | Could snappy show tunes step in where diplomacy has failed?
opinion April 14
Michael Stewart | Loreto's suggestion that empathy for Humboldt victims be extended to others elicited death threats and vitriol, and the mainstream media was only too happy to go along.
analysis April 13
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Karl Nerenberg | With an Ontario election coming, all major parties still refuse to consider abolishing the costly and archaic denominational school system, even though others did so long ago.
rabble news April 9
Gerry Rogers, the MHA for St. John's Centre, is the new leader of the NDP in Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo: NL NDP
Cory Collins | St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers aims to grow the party for 2019.