Jun 28
Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
That timeworn joke about shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic certainly applied this month when Ontario Premier Doug Ford kicked his A-team ministers below deck and into lesser cabinet positions.
Jun 27
The chamber of the Senate of Canada. Photo: Makaristos/Wikimedia Commons
This is all you really need to know about Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's constitutionally meaningless Senate elections law, introduced as Bill 13 in the provincial legislature yesterday.
Jun 26
Photo by Koozma J. Tarasoff
Disruptive actions are needed to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline which represents a continuation of colonial violence and an acceleration of climate breakdown.
Jun 25
Image: Used with permission of SAEFTY Ottawa.
Kaeden Seburn and Jay Burns talk about SAEFTY Ottawa, a group of trans and gender-diverse youth using research and advocacy to reduce barriers youth face in accessing gender-affirming health care.
Jun 24
Quebec's national assembly. Photo: Daniel Szpiro/Flickr
Although the CAQ's Law 21 has been passed, the battle is not over.
Jun 21
Jagmeet Singh. Photo: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook
The NDP has released its full set of election campaign commitments early, in the hope that those policy proposals will become a key part of the national conversation leading up to the October vote.
Jun 20
NYC ShutItDown People’s Monday march for Berta Cáceres in 2017. Photo: Alec Perkins/Wikimedia Commons
There is no shortage of money in Canada. Our per-capita GDP has more than doubled over the past 50 years. But its dispersal has been ruthlessly skewed to favour the most opulent among us.
Jun 19
Prime Minister Trudeau speaks with journalists during a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
The PM's comments in 2016 about why he approved the TMX suggest Liberal talk's as cheap as gasoline in Edmonton after Premier Jason Kenney tore up the NDP's carbon levy.
Jun 18
Closing ceremony of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Photo: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
The hullabaloo over the inquiry's use of the word genocide has obscured its broader message, and that is more than a pity. It is a tragedy.
Jun 17
The effects of these cuts will be "severe -- both for the individuals affected and for the justice system," says Toronto-based lawyer.
The effects of these cuts will be "severe -- both for the individuals affected and for the justice system," says Toronto-based lawyer.
Jun 14
Premier Doug Ford. Photo: Ford Nation/Facebook
A deeply unpopular provincial regime can harm the prospects of its federal counterpart, a clear and present danger for Andrew Scheer.
Jun 13
Crowd gathered outside the Union Bank of Canada building on Main Street during the Winnipeg General Strike. Photo: BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives/Flickr
The year 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and the moon landing. But in Manitoba, 2019 brings important anniversaries in labour history and left politics.
Jun 12
General Jonathan Vance. Photo: NATO/Flickr
Chief of the Defence Staff Jonathan Vance's record speaks for itself.
Jun 11
Ed Broadbent and Jagmeet Singh (L-R). Photo: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook
Fifty years ago, the NDP rejected a resolution calling for an independent socialist Canada. What happened in 1969 and what does it mean for the NDP today?
Jun 7
Photo: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Today, Canada has a choice. We can continue to look away, or we can decide to be courageous and brave and start decolonizing our institutions.
Jun 6
Image: Peter Burka/Flickr
The justice system was designed to fail Cindy Gladue, just as it has failed to deliver justice for countless Indigenous women, girls and their communities.
Jun 5
Image: Pexels:  President Rodrigo Duterte speaking at a public event
Even though the first half of President Duterte's administration has been marked by authoritarian excesses, his allies were able to win in the recent elections.
Jun 4
Justin Trudeau and Mike Pence. Photo: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Canada calling on the U.S. to get China to halt its crossfire, looks less like an independent state, and more like a U.S. dependent territory.
Jun 3
Internet globalisation. Image: Pete Linforth/Pixabay
What actually is 5G and what does it mean for the future of connectivity and Internet users?
May 31
Premier Ford meeting with Andrew Scheer at Queen's Park in 2018. Photo: Premier of Ontario/Flickr
Andrew Scheer is caught in a whirlpool between Trudeau, Ford and now even Bernier -- which has him spinning in all directions.
May 30
Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage talks to reporters at the foot of Parliament Hill. Photo: Sonya Savage/Twitter
Is "Ottawa, we have a problem" on those Tory blue advertisements about a pipeline, or a government? If the latter, why are our tax dollars paying for it?
May 29
Image: Philip Bump/Flickr
Many new and some mainstream media outlets in Canada and elsewhere are stepping up to fill the void in reporting on issues critical to our well-being and survival, but they often lack resources.
May 28
Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Freeland attend the 10th ministerial meeting of the Lima Group in Ottawa. Photo: Adam Scott/PMO
To get along with the U.S., Liberals go along with the U.S.
May 27
An undated stock photo of work on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Photo: Facebook
Since it has now been clearly established that B.C. cannot control what goes through a federally regulated pipeline, a strong argument can now be made that neither can Alberta.
May 24
Winnipeg General Strike. Image: Wikipedia/Winnipeg General Strike
Women were the first to walk off the job during the Winnipeg strike, the gender pay gap seems stuck at 20 per cent, and singing: 'Bread and Roses.'
May 23
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Canadians may not be ideologically conservative, but, when it comes to innovations in and novel ideas for the political process, we are highly risk averse.
May 22
March for Life on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, 2016. Photo: Ross Dunn/Flickr
When Alabama legislators passed the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S. last week, many seemingly progressive people immediately reacted by blaming Muslims.
May 21
Elizabeth May at podium in 2015. Photo: Bob Jonkman/Flickr
With 17 elected Green Party members at the provincial and federal levels, the Greens look to be competitive in a number of federal ridings across Canada in the October 21 election.
May 17
Planned Parenthood rally. Photo: American Life League/Flickr
Women don't have equal pay. Lawmakers are trying to strip us of the right to control our bodies. And, when we do make babies, we have little access to safe and affordable child care.
May 16
Image credit: Joshua Berson
In this excerpt from her new memoir "Outside In," the former MP diagnoses what went wrong for the NDP in the 2015 election.

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