Nov 27
Premier Jason Kenney at a news briefing (Image: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr)
CBC scoop shows how Alberta pandemic response has been guided more by political pressure and right-wing ideology than science and expert advice. A witch-hunt for the leaker will be launched.
Nov 26
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The COVID-19 crisis has exposed catastrophic weaknesses in Canada's patchwork system for housing and caring for the elderly and disabled. The government needs to act.
Nov 24
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While background issues and polling suggest campaigners are well placed to mobilize the public against the federal government's $19-billion fighter jet purchase, there is still a huge hill to climb.
Nov 23
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A new book captures the wonders of concrete but equivocates on the damage it does to the environment.
Nov 20
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Bill C-10's major initiative is to give more scope and power to the CRTC to regulate broadcasters who use the internet, not the traditional airwaves.
Nov 19
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The provincial government is recruiting unemployed workers from retail and other sectors to fill staffing gaps in long-term care.
Nov 18
Karl Nerenberg has been a journalist and filmmaker for more than 25 years. He is rabble's politics reporter.
MP Peter Julian has introduced a private member's bill to create a national prescription drug benefit for all Canadians, in conjunction with the provinces.
Nov 18
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Although many concerns around banning single-use plastic beverage containers are valid, ban proponents argue they aren't insurmountable -- and the reasons to include them in a ban are compelling.
Nov 17
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"Take Back the Fight" is a manifesto, a scathing criticism of the status quo, and a call to action for the next generation of feminists all in one.
Nov 16
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Bill 168, if passed into legislation, would require the government of Ontario to be guided by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's controversial working definition of anti-Semitism.
Nov 13
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The pandemic is quickly getting worse in Alberta with 860 new daily cases, 225 people in hospital including 51 in intensive care, and the province's ICU wards said to be overcapacity.
Nov 12
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The Conservative Party of Canada and the Republican party in the United States increasingly resemble each other in disturbing ways.
Nov 10
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Because we're shaped by the societies we're part of, we must learn to recognize and overcome our own conscious and unconscious biases.
Nov 9
135A Encampment, Surrey on the unceded territory of the qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie) & kʷikʷəƛ̓əm - Kwikwetlem Nations. (Image: Photo by Meenakshi Mannoe​)
It's time to demand the elimination of anti-poor discrimination and the outright eradication of poverty and stigma in British Columbia.
Nov 6
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French officials commonly invoke the nation's republican history when discussing the fight against terrorism, but are reluctant to address French colonial crimes.
Nov 5
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Alberta is taking the most extreme austerity measures in response to the pandemic as it seeks to replace public employees with private industry.
Nov 4
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When we turn away from the world not shaped by human hands and decrease our connection to other living things, we can be struck by profound loneliness.
Nov 2
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A toolkit for understanding the 2020 United States election.
Oct 30
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The 2020 U.S. presidential election could see a repeat of 2000 or 2016, where the Republicans win electoral votes in just enough states to carry the electoral college, while losing the popular vote.
Oct 29
Sask. NDP Leader Ryan Meili on the campaign trail earlier this month (Image: Ryan Meili/Twitter)
If the NDP ever wants to govern Saskatchewan again, it will have to build a new coalition that can embrace the key issues of the day.
Oct 28
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Unifor leadership and workers have questions about why police intervened when there was no injunction preventing picketing at a Weston's Bakery location.
Oct 28
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Advocates are lobbying for federal legislation that would qualify many app-based gig workers as "employees."
Oct 27
Guy Smith, president of the AUPE, addresses the media outside of the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton (Image: Courtesy of ProgressReport.ca)
Infuriated at the Kenney government's determination to lay off public sector health-care workers and privatize their jobs, members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees walked off the job.
Oct 23
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Image: Video screenshot
The hubris of the federal Liberals and Conservatives brought Canada to the brink of an election, just a year after the last one -- and during the second wave of a pandemic.
Oct 21
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Sixty union jobs have been lost in Bowmanville, Ontario amid a pandemic crisis in long-term care homes.
Oct 20
Moderate living fishery fleet. Image: Courtesy Sipeknekatik
The RCMP has called in reinforcements from other provinces, but will the police recognize that the Indigenous fishers are the law-abiding people here, while their tormentors are the criminals?
Oct 19
The Ukrainian cemetery at Kapuskasing Internment Camp. Image: P199/Wikimedia Commons
An absorbing and revealing look at the brutal conditions inside one of Canada's wartime internment camps, where thousands were imprisoned during the First World War.
Oct 16
Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan, pictured in September 2020. Image: Seamus O'Regan/Twitter
Now that federal funds are flowing for new nuclear reactors, it is certain that climate activists will be refining their strategies and demands for genuine climate action.
Oct 15
Minister Marc Miller pictured in June 2020. Image: Marc Miller/Twitter
First Nations communities will be safer when federal and provincial governments adopt a fulsome recognition of First Nations' right to run their own affairs.
Oct 14
Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews. Image: David J. Climenhaga
Finance Minister Travis Toews fired off an intemperate press release last week attacking the nurses' union for refusing to agree to put off contract negotiations until after the COVID-19 crisis.

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