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Blog - Alberta Diary
Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci, a New Democrat, delivers a traditional Progressive Conservative budgetDavid J. Climenhaga | If the NDP has added a new twist to the old PC prayer for higher oil prices, it's the suggestion things will get better when the Trans Mountain Pipeline is completed.
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 23 Yves Engler | Taxpayers should tell political leaders they don't want to subsidize a wealthy country in the Middle East and the Canada Revenue Agency should be pushed to investigate Jewish Federation funding.|
|Blog - On The Other Hand March 22 Penney Kome | Facebook is just the latest and most sophisticated medium to sell our eyes and attention to advertisers. There's a new media saying that crops up over and over again, a variation on "buyer beware."|
|Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog March 22 Maya Bhullar | Water across Canada needs to be safe and publicly provided. We must protect our all lakes and rivers and we must protect public goods. Water protection is a job we must take seriously.|
|Blog - Progressive Economics Forum March 22 Nick Falvo | This year's AAB proposes policy that would improve labour market, health and education outcomes, while also addressing principles of reconciliation and reducing income inequality.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
If you're an Albertan who demands low taxes, balanced budgets and pipelines, expect to be told to look in the mirrorDavid J. Climenhaga | Irony alert! Albertans must brace themselves for a very Albertan response from B.C. to their claim a balanced budget depends on that pipeline to Vancouver. They won't like it.
|Blog - Alberta Diary March 22 David J. Climenhaga | Today is Budget Day in Alberta, so we'll get to see the real thing from the NDP government. As for the Opposition United Conservative Party … nothing but crickets.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Support in Alberta is overwhelming for ending public support of elite private schools, new poll showsDavid J. Climenhaga | Albertans are pretty unenthusiastic about the whole idea of giving public money to schools that charge tuition, an Environics poll done for the Alberta Teachers Association shows.
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 21 Yves Engler | While the media makes much of the new NDP leader's ties or indifference to Sikh violence, they've ignored Singh's leadership of a party and community that has repeatedly backed Canadian aggression.|
|Blog - David Suzuki March 20 David Suzuki | Transportation accounts for about 14 per cent of global emissions and is now the largest source of CO2 emissions in the U.S., mostly from cars and trucks.|
|Blog - Reflections March 20 Ehab Lotayef | If 2011 saw a Facebook revolution that brought the downfall of one dictator, the 2018 internet elections can bring down another.|
|Blog - Policyfix March 20 Lynne Fernandez | Manitoba premier Brian Pallister's Trump-esque statement that budget 2018 was going to be the "best budget ever" has fallen a bit flat.|
|Blog - Progressive Economics Forum March 20 Nick Falvo | Too few jobs, inadequate income assistance programs, major health challenges and a lack of subsidized child care all pose barriers to employment for persons experiencing homelessness.|
|Blog - Council of Canadians' blog March 19 Mark Calzavara | The world's purest groundwater is under threat again -- this time from a Dufferin Aggregates gravel pit in the Waverly Uplands, the recharge area for a pristine aquifer in Simcoe County, Ontario.|
|Blog - Linda Leon's Blog March 18 Linda Leon | As part of her series on electoral reform in the Yukon, Linda Leon looks at Alternative Voting.|
|Blog - A change is gonna come March 16 Doreen Nicoll | There are several commonly known warning signs for intimate partner violence, and Pejcinovski's killer fit at least three of them.|
Blog - Alberta Diary
Climate change, climate denial and climate ironies in wake of Alberta Legislature's pipeline demand voteDavid J. Climenhaga | While the motion reflects preponderance of opinion in Alberta, it is troubling nonetheless there was not a single voice of principled dissent in the Legislature.
|Blog - On The Other Hand March 15 Penney Kome | Canada puts up $1.3 billion to protect wilderness and environment.|
|Blog - Indigenous Nationhood March 15 Pamela Palmater | Tina Fontaine did not kill herself. Tina died because federal, provincial and state agencies charged with keeping her safe, all failed to protect her. And for that, Canada should stand trial.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary March 15 David J. Climenhaga | It's 2018 and we're starting to get a clearer impression of the true meaning of free trade with the United States. Thanks a load, Brian Mulroney!|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 14 Yves Engler | An exhibit at the Canadian War Museum highlights a little discussed arm of the military’s massive propaganda apparatus.|
|Blog - David Suzuki March 13 David Suzuki | World Water Day on March 22 reminds us that as the human population continues to grow, putting greater demand on all resources, and as climate change exacerbates drought, we can't be complacent.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary March 12 David J. Climenhaga | I'm no constitutional lawyer, but I was an agriculture reporter for many years, so I recognize the smell of manure. I'll bet B.C. Premier John Horgan does too.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary March 11 David J. Climenhaga | Even from a progressive perspective, Canadian political discourse needs a conservative alternative. It doesn't need a dangerous clown like Doug Ford.|
|Blog - Common Frontiers March 10 Raul Burbano | We urge the United States and Canadian governments to immediately remove their illegal sanctions against Venezuela and to support efforts at mediation.|
|Blog - Yves Engler's Blog March 10 Yves Engler | Why, when the Palestine Resolution was endorsed unanimously by the NDP youth convention and by over 25 riding associations, did the powers that be not want it even discussed?|
|Blog - Pulpit and Politics March 9 Dennis Gruending | The Liberals are promising pharmacare but not a universal program. Let's look to the wisdom of medicare founders T.C. Douglas and Emmett Hall on how to proceed.|
|Blog - Alberta Diary March 9 David J. Climenhaga | We can expect former Alberta Peter Lougheed's name to be invoked more than once by the NDP in the lead-up to the general election expected in the spring of 2019.|
|Blog - Child Care Canada Now March 8 Martha Friendly, Susan Prentice, Morna Ballantyne | Without the publicly funded child care now commonplace in many countries, Canada lacks this essential pillar of support for women's equality.|
|Blog - KAIROS Witness March 8 Rachel Warden | This year we are happy that it is finally acceptable (and even trendy) to be a feminist, but we urge Canadians and the Canadian government to fully embrace the challenge.|