Nov 13
Image: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
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
Image: Photo submitted courtesy of CUPE
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.
Oct 13
Image: Used with permission of Abortion Support Services Atlantic.
Shannon Hardy and Bridget Graham talk about the work of Abortion Support Services Atlantic.
Oct 9
Image: Unsplash/H. Shaw
RadioLabour's Canada Report: Nurses' union says governments have mismanaged the pandemic. And the Ontario Labour Relations Board rules against education unions.
Oct 8
RCMP sign in Surrey, B.C. (Image: Waferboard/Flickr)
All too often, even minimal details about police killings of civilians are not made public for months. Officers involved in such killings are typically shielded from public scrutiny.
Oct 7
Image: Screenshot taken during this week's press conference.
At a press conference hosted by four Ontario teacher unions, epidemiologists warned that autumn will bring higher rates of COVID-19 infection if changes are not implemented.
Oct 7
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In times of compounded crises we can no longer afford to listen to advocates of narrow self-interest or those who claim that favouring the wealthy and powerful will send benefits trickling down.
Oct 6
Annamie Paul, the new leader of the federal Green party. Image: Annamie Paul/Facebook
In the current context, a reinvigorated Green party poses the biggest threat not to the Liberals but to the NDP.
Oct 5
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Ronald Deibert's "Reset" presents a chilling portrait of our current communications infrastructure, but his solution misses the mark.
Sep 30
Image: Ryan Meili/Twitter
Saskatchewan is today known as an "open for business" resource-exporting province, and the Saskatchewan NDP clearly doesn't know what to do.
Sep 29
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Andrew Wilkinson, leader of the right-wing B.C. Liberals, is campaigning on a promise to cut the provincial sales tax.
Sep 28
Author image: Nadya Kwandibens/Red Works Photography
Simpson's new novel "Noopiming" is a healing journey of Indigenous futurism through poetry, song and storytelling.

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