Rick Salutin May 18
Rick Salutin
The only reason for panic is our retrograde, undemocratic electoral system. It would give Doug over 70 per cent of seats with his 40 per cent of the vote.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 17
The Catonsville Nine action on May 17, 1968 prompted a wave of similar acts of anti-war, nonviolent civil disobedience.
Duncan Cameron May 15
Duncan Cameron
The Trump decision to dump an international deal for partisan political reasons is another in a series of U.S. moves that undermines confidence in the U.S. as a negotiating partner.
Rick Salutin May 12
Rick Salutin
This must have been a week of cognitive dissonance for Trudeau. He apologized emotionally for Canada's turning away of Holocaust refugees, while slamming the door Nigerian asylum seekers from the U.S.
Linda McQuaig May 10
Doug Ford learned a key lesson observing the crushing electoral defeat of his predecessor: never reveal where the bodies are to be buried.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 10
In the midst of teachers walking out of schools around the country, demanding fair salaries and proper funding for their classrooms, one teacher, Mandy Manning, was invited into the White House.
Wayne MacPhail May 9
Wayne MacPhail
Google will be using a new text message standard to create a new messaging service. Problem is, the new standard is not end-to-end encrypted.
Duncan Cameron May 8
Duncan Cameron
The work of economic thinker and political activist Karl Marx, born 200 years ago on May 5, 1818, continues to inspire contemporary seekers of justice for working people.
Rick Salutin May 4
Rick Salutin
What I like about the blender model is it still leaves room for change and for wide swings between options, versus being stuck in a static politics of us versus them.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan May 3
Kanye West, the legendary rap artist, provoked controversy this week when he said in an interview: "When you hear about slavery for 400 years. … That sounds like a choice."
Rick Salutin May 1
Rick Salutin
Toronto's van attack tested all of us. And not everyone gets a passing grade.
Victoria Henry, Digital Freedom Update May 1
The Facebook scandal has shown how Canada's privacy laws have failed to protect us, and how they have no power to help us prevent something like this from happening again.
Duncan Cameron May 1
Duncan Cameron
Justin Trudeau has followed up on his initial engagements with the Trump administration, and made gender equality the priority item of his G7 presidency.
Monia Mazigh April 27
Monia Mazigh
Social media and mainstream reporting are both shaping dangerous and misleading narratives that, in the long run, are slowly causing the erosion of the real work of journalism.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 26
A well-known journalist was arrested while covering a protest against immigration detention, then was handed over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) authorities for deportation.
Matthew Behrens April 26
On May 7, a rally and nonviolent direct action will take place on Parliament Hill in solidarity with the Labrador Land Protectors, who are trying to stop the massive Muskrat Falls mega-dam.
Michael Hackl, Pro Bono April 26
A case in Nova Scotia provides insight into how the use of medical cannabis is sometimes still perceived as an unconventional treatment despite having been legal in Canada for almost two decades.
Lois Ross April 25
There is a need for a massive re-think about how we build community, rural and urban communities that are resilient, healthy and work towards strengthening self-reliance in the face of climate change.
June Chua April 24
The remote Pacific island nation of Kiribati is drowning. A new documentary captures the ravages of extreme storms and sea-level rise that threaten the tiny country.
Duncan Cameron April 24
Duncan Cameron
In 2019, the Liberals plan a re-run of their campaign of 2015. The focus will be on women voters. The Liberal leader will contrast his "feminism" with the retro approach of the Conservatives.
Rick Salutin April 21
Rick Salutin
Starbucks is a really irritating corporate juggernaut. They want moral vindication, not just profit margins.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 19
Environmental and racial-justice activist Siwatu-Salama Ra was unjustly prosecuted and imprisoned, and, now in the third trimester of a high-risk pregnancy, is serving a two-year sentence.
Duncan Cameron April 17
Duncan Cameron
The Texas-based company Kinder Morgan has the Canadian government doing its bidding, as it looks to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline.
Rick Salutin April 14
Rick Salutin
Lenin said there are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen. Then there's Trumptime, when every day seems to last a century of cataclysmic moments and tomorrow is another century.
Linda McQuaig April 12
Justin Trudeau's bargain has always seemed full of holes, but perhaps it has taken the Kinder Morgan ultimatum to finally out it as the truly unworkable, fraudulent deal that it is.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 12
Revelations about Facebook's role in the exploitation of user data by a company called Cambridge Analytica have provoked widespread calls for tough, new data privacy laws.
Wayne MacPhail April 11
Wayne MacPhail
These days my house feels like Downton Abbey. I have a maid, butler or secretary in just about every room. These are all home digital assistants.
Duncan Cameron April 10
Duncan Cameron
Instead of being inspired by his father and using federal constitutional powers to promote environmental protection, Justin Trudeau has adopted the sunny ways approach -- decentralized federalism.
Rick Salutin April 6
Rick Salutin
You're not supposed to brag about deficit because it sounds "fiscally irresponsible" and it may be why Delaney has never been beatified into the cabinet.
Monia Mazigh April 6
Monia Mazigh
In a democracy, members of Parliament enjoy freedom of opinion and some sort of privilege to speak their minds. Why are so many of them choosing to remain silent on human rights in Palestine?

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