Blog December 10
John Foster | Bitumen from the oilsands is costly to extract, upgrade, and refine, and difficult to clean up. These issues won't go away even if we build more pipelines in Canada.
Blog December 10
Prab Gill asking a question in Question Period … although not Thursday’s Question Period.
David J. Climenhaga | Calgary-Greenway MLA Prab Gill uses Question Period in the Legislature to ask if there's an investigation of misuse of PAC funds in the UPC leadership race.
Blog December 10
Photo: Coastal Elite
Barâa Arar | Statistics Canada’s recent report on hate crimes illustrates the increase in these racially motivated incidents. The challenge now is to develop an approach to combat this hatred.
Columnists December 9
Rick Salutin | Those of us who mostly observe and comment on the current crisis, or suite of crises, owe a debt to France's gilets jaunes, the yellow vests. They're clarifiers.
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,
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.