Blog December 9
David J. Climenhaga | A political strategy that has long worked for the right -- forget about what your opponents have to say and rile up your base -- may be going mainstream. That’s probably bad news for Alberta.
Blog December 7
Ed Finn | Reading is important. It’s that simple. If you doubt it, ask the question: Could a country that had widely read Huckleberry Finn have taken Donald J. Trump seriously for a second?
Columnists December 7
Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Quebec Premier François Legault. Photos: LouisRoyQc/Wikimedia Commons and Bruce Reeve/Wikimedia Commons
Monia Mazigh | Hate crimes in Canada have increased by 47 per cent in 2017, yet both Quebec Premier François Legault and Ontario Premier Doug Ford have remained silent about the disturbing surge in numbers.
News December 6
Rosemary Frei | A plan to re-imagine a sweeping section of Toronto by Google’s Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto is progressing with a striking lack of transparency -- and growing alarm among observers.
News December 6
Canisia Lubrin, Sina Queyras | In this excerpt from the recently published book "What The Poets Are Doing," two Canadian poets discuss writing, feminism and activism.
News December 6
Photo: By Bobanny - self-made (derivative of Image:6-dec-Plaque.jpg, tweaked in photoshop), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1981897
Karl Nerenberg | Twenty-nine years after 14 women were killed at École Polytechnique in Montreal, advocates for gun control renew their call for the federal government to do more.
Blog December 6
Prab Gill on the steps of the legislature back in the day (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | "In my weakness I caved and agreed to quietly sit as an Independent," said former UCP MLA Prab Gill. No more!
Columnists December 6
Photo: United States Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | As this week's national day of mourning concludes in the U.S. with the funeral of George H.W. Bush, the country's 41st president, labour activist Mother Jones' words are worth remembering.
Podcast December 6
Float Like A Butterfly
Face2Face | The beautiful new film "Float Like A Butterfly" is about family life, gender disparity, life as community, boxing as a metaphor, contradictions, laughter and the vicinity of truth.
Blog December 5
Placards "Put a price on carbon" and "Climate change is real," at the People's Climate March 2017. Photo: Edward Kimmel/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | The complaints of the yellow-jacketed protesters in France encompass the entire traditional left-wing indictment of the neoliberal austerity program the Canadian right advocates.
Blog December 5
Image: Becker1999/Flickr
David Suzuki | Those who stand in the way of protecting people and other species from the consequences of climate change, especially those with the power to do something, are committing crimes against humanity.
Podcast December 5
Image Copyright: Icelandic Film Company and Baldvin Z. Used with permission.
Face2Face | "Let Me Fall" is a beautiful and challenging new film about drug addiction, responsibility, life-changing moments, choice and why everything we do has a consequence that can affect others.