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Blog - The Views Expressed March 28
Image: Facebook/Michael Chong
Evan Johnston | Progressives lining up to keep the "alt-right" faction in the Conservative Party at bay are enlisting a losing strategy.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog March 28
Maya Bhullar, Samaah Jaffer | rabble.ca is launching a bi-weekly roundup of actions and efforts to engage the rising tide of radical right-wing hate in Canada. Join us at #stophateca.
Blog - Policy Note March 28
"Housing Now" sign at Annual Women's Housing March
Marc Lee | With an election in sight, we need B.C.'s political parties to engage in a race to the top, putting new and substantial proposals on the table to build the affordable housing people need.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog March 27
Karl Nerenberg | The four declared candidates for the NDP leadership debated again in Montreal on Sunday. They knocked Trudeau for failing to live up to promises to young Canadians.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 27
Wilkdrose Energy Critic Drew Barnes (right). (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | Wildrose Energy Critic Drew Barnes is drawing fire for putting some of his own money into a documentary that questions global climate change.
Blog - Cathy Crowe's blog March 27
Lime green blankets, donated by PanAm games cover the mats on a floor in a city warming centre.
Cathy Crowe | Once again, Toronto politicians and entrepreneurs decide to focus on big circus events instead of the social good.
Blog - On The Other Hand March 26
Penney Kome | Canada won a peaceful reputation as the Underground Railroad's destination until 1911, when the Liberals created the "White Canada" policy.
Blog - Black Food March 24
Image: Flickr/fotononia
Phillip Dwight Morgan | While the transit credit did not curb car use, it did help blur the sharp line between merely surviving in the city and thriving.
Blog - The Journalism Doctor March 24
Image: Wikimedia Commons
John Miller | Time for journalists to be advocates -- for truth and accountability.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 24
Alberta Education Minister David Eggen (David Climenhaga photo)
David Climenhaga | The government needs to remember that sometimes in history, the right thing is more than just the only thing decent people can do, but the right thing politically too.
Blog - On The Other Hand March 24
The Underground Railroad
Penney Kome | Understanding Candinavia -- why do Americans think Canada is a safe haven?
Blog - Free Expression Watch March 24
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression | Ontario Court of Appeal decision undermines public interest reporting and the protection of sources
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog March 23
John M. Kirk | When US president Obama and Cuban president Castro agreed to reopen diplomatic relations between their two countries, the future suddenly seemed positive. But then Trump got elected. What now?
Blog - Campus Notes March 23
various | Free Justin Brake now.
Blog - Pembina Institute March 23
Image: Stephen Hui
Stephen Hui | Squamish's example shows that clean growth isn't just for urban centres. There are plenty of opportunities for logging and mining towns in transition to lead Canada's shift to a clean economy.
Blog - The Views Expressed March 23
Image: PMO/Adam Scotti
Russell Diabo | Despite the charming style of Prime Minister Trudeau and the apparent kindness of his Cabinet ministers, Russ Diabo advises First Nations to look for substantive changes in federal policy and law.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 23
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall
David J. Climenhaga | What will those Alberta politicians who insist sales-tax-raising Brad Wall of Saskatchewan is Western Canada’s “real leader” say now?
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 23
Stop the Tar Sands - Ottawa Action
Yves Engler | Found in a wealthy, heavy emitting country, the tar sands are a carbon bomb that needs to be defused.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 22
At right, Calgary-Fish Creek PC MLA Richard Gotfried (from his Facebook page).
David J. Climenhaga | There is part of a long tradition in Alberta politics of dubious Russian political metaphors. PC MLA Richard Gotfried is the latest politician to yield to this temptation.
Blog - A change is gonna come March 22
Water bottles
Doreen Nicoll | Water is a human right. It should never be commodified. It must be held in trust for the public good.
Blog - David Suzuki March 22
"I don't believe in Global Warming" on a wall. Climate change denial by Banksy
David Suzuki | In this "post-truth" era of infinite information, it's difficult to get a good grasp on many subjects, let alone one as complex and massive as global warming.
Blog - Pembina Institute March 21
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Karen Tam Wu | An open letter to the mayor and council of the city of Richmond in British Columbia.
Blog - Hill Dispatches March 21
Photo: CPAWS, hunter from Fort McPherson on Peel River (public domain)
Karl Nerenberg | Yukon First Nations took the territorial government to court over its betrayal of a commitment to protect the Peel watershed. The case will establish a precedent for many other Indigenous groups.
Blog - Independent Jewish Voices Canada March 21
Michelle Weinroth | On the 70th anniversary year of the UN Partition Plan for Palestine, Michelle Weinroth looks past the myths to expose the truth behind this patently unjust deal for the Palestinians.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog March 21
Maya Bhullar | Advice from an arts educator, a school teacher, a youth and an artist.
Blog - The Views Expressed March 20
Image: Flickr/Premier of Alberta
Nick Falvo | This year's inaugural effort has resulted in a relatively short document that seeks to lay the foundation for what future Alberta budgets might look like.
Blog - Campus Notes March 20
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Alana Cattapan | Job-seeking academics have come to think that the elusive tenure-track position is worth any amount of sacrifice. And institutions are exploiting this desire to the hilt.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 19
David J. Climenhaga | Kenney won leadership in the first ballot on Saturday. His victory will push the provincial party even further to the right.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 18
David J. Climenhaga | Kenney's pending victory as Alberta PC leader another attempt on Manning's part to Unite the Right in Wild Rose Country.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 17
Image: Twitter/AlthiaRaj
Yves Engler | At the party's first leadership debate last weekend there wasn't a single foreign policy question despite a host of contentious recent party positions on international affairs

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