The Rob Ford debacle may be humiliating for most Canadians and Torontonians, but it also shows clearly how the Right manages to triumph frequently in the face of reason.
The most interesting mayor in North America is not Toronto's superego-averse Rob Ford, it is the recently elected progressive populist Bill de Blasio -- the new mayor of New York City.
If democracy is ultimately to prevail and if the values of Canadians are to find their way once again into public policy we need to move beyond Stephen Harper and pay attention to the other players.
Excerpts from the preface to an edited collection of Mel's writings assembled by Hugh Grant and David Wolfe, which provides some great personal perspective on Mel's personality and passion.
The "game" has been designed not to represent the needs of people or communities but to manage capitalism in the interests of the elites.
Here are a few of the initial lessons I draw from the election, and what it means for a progressive research institute like the CCPA -- because I do think our work matters, more than ever.
Defeating Conservative MPs requires on-the-ground action showing the effects of Harper government policies on daily life. Waiting for an election is not the way to do politics.
The facts show that legalizing prostitution has been a failure. It's time to look towards the Nordic model
The politics of science have to be re-thought -- that is, we should not assume that the link between scientific method, epistemology and political implementation is pre-determined.
The adult entertainment industry is suing Los Angeles County over Measure B, which mandates condom use on porn sets. Does this legislation restrict free speech?