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Mar 17, 2010

Congrats, Glorious Leader, on your monumental decision

Charles Demers
Stephen Harper puts the word 'stir' in prime minister: He wants to build a nice statue for the victims of communism. And why not? It's not like we have more important things to think about.
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Jan 29, 2010

Community TV blamed for cable cash crunch

Cathy Edwards
Well-known Canadians like Guy Maddin, Dan Aykroyd and Mike Meyers all got their starts on community TV. Now cable companies blame Canada's community channels for their $100 million cash crunch.
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Nov 9, 2009

Forget the TV titans

Karen Wirsig and David Skinner
If you needed proof of the enduring power of television in Canada, look no further than the tens of thousands of comments submitted to the CRTC over the last month.
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Jul 20, 2009

Chretien hired as senior adviser to Burmese mine stakeholder

Tin Maung Htoo and Kevin McLeod
Former prime minister Jean Chretien has been hired on as a "senior international adviser" to Ivanhoe Mines, a company that helps the Burmese military regime operate the country's largest mine.
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Jan 27, 2009

Reconsidering the coalition

Nathan Crompton
In a time of crisis, Ignatieff may be able to hide his big-business allegiances beneath a Keynesian façade. But the chance still exists for the NDP to announce a break with neo-liberalism.
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Nov 17, 2008

Yonge + Dundas = Nothing squared

Nick Van der Graaf
Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) is smack in the centre of Canada’s largest city, at the intersection of two of the world’s longest streets. And there is nothing there.
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Oct 8, 2008

Breathe life into carbon tax

Alice Klein
With this election, environmental politics have grown from infancy, when they weremostly ignored by political caretakers (think Kyoto under Paul Martin), into asomewhat troubled and as yet politicall
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Jun 20, 2008

The Wal-Martization of our cities

Roger Keil
Why is a proposed big box retail emporium on Eastern Avenue in Leslieville symptomatic of our urban crisis? The answer is that in this topsy-turvy world, what looks like investment is disinvestment,
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Jun 13, 2008

The consequences of GM's blindside hit in Oshawa

Paul Tulloch
General Motors, the largest maker of vehicles in the world, announced last week the closing of its truck plant in Oshawa. Another 2,600 workers will join the over 350,000 workers who over the past fi
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May 16, 2008

The rightward journey of the CAW (in six steps)

Lynn Williams
This is an opinion piece that I never expected to write and do so more in sorrow than anger. It is a criticism of the action of one of Canada's best known labour leaders in accepting, indeed in promo
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Apr 9, 2008

The JNF: Charitable tax status for racism?

Edward C. Corrigan
It is the opinion of many individuals, including many Jews, that the Jewish National Fund is a racist organization that discriminates against non-Jews.
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Mar 4, 2008

Is Hillary Clinton too square for the oval?

Pam Kapoor
Like so many other ovaried observers, I have at times been hard on myself for choosing to support Obama instead of the first viable female candidate for president of those mighty United States.
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Feb 22, 2008

Is the NDP missing the boat on Durban?

Lawrence Boxall
The NDP's apparent decision to support the Canadian government's abandonment of the United Nations sponsored UN Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance bo
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Jan 23, 2008

Manley's report comes up short

James Laxer
This report never escapes from the illusion that all political and military reality grows out of the West and that ultimately the West can do what it likes in Afghanistan.
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Dec 5, 2007

What, or who, killed Robert Dziekanski?

Dawn Moore
I saw Robert Dziekanski's death, just like everyone else did. But it's clear to me after watching that footage that Tasers don't kill people. Police kill people.

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