Politics in Canada

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Apr 10, 2010

Alberta First Nations take legal stand on oil sands

rabble staff
Two more Alberta First Nations are seeking the assistance of the Supreme Court of Canada in defending their Aboriginal and Treaty rights in the face of mounting oil sands development in Alberta.
Photos
Apr 9, 2010
A stunning documentary chronicles the efforts of American lawyers trying to take the soft drink giant to court over the killings of 10 union leaders in Columbia.

Coca-Cola doc chronicles a bitter battle

June Chua
A stunning documentary chronicles the efforts of American lawyers trying to take the soft drink giant to court over the killings of 10 union leaders in Columbia.
News
Apr 9, 2010
Suzanne Weiss speaking at a demonstration of 15,000 against Israel's assault of Gaza, 2008-2009.  Photo: Courtesy of Suzanne Weiss.

Holocaust survivor: Why I support Palestinian rights

Suzanne Weiss
Holocaust Awareness Week is an appropriate time to review our proud history as Jewish universalists, welcoming and encompassing humanity -- including and especially the Palestinians.
News
Apr 8, 2010

Free speech includes the right to protest

James Clark
The shutting down of American Neocon pundit Ann Coulter in Ottawa led to cries that she wasn't being allowed to speak. Not true. The natural allies of the Harper government don't have this problem.
Forum topic

Removal of voter subsidy for political parties

I knew this was not far from top of mind and I thought they might go there in the budget. Now we know they won't because it is intended as a political election plank.

We are talking about the subsidy parties get for each vote they receive.

Unfortunately, the population has bought the media Conservative party propaganda that this is some nasty subsidy and must be stopped. There is no campaign to address this.

Parties should consider an information campaign on this.

At present there are two subsidies:

1) the per vote subsidy for all Canadians.

2) an effective 75% -- a massive percentage -- subsidy for those who donate to a party.

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