analysis May 19
Karl Nerenberg | Andrea Horwath’s party is moving up in all the Ontario election polls. The NDP appears to have momentum now, but there is lots of the campaign left to fight.
politics May 16
Photo: Coady International Institute
Tyler Pennock | The chief commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, speaks at the 6th annual Tommy Douglas Institute event on Monday, May 28.
analysis May 15
Photo: Sarah Mann
Sarah Mann | The closure of Backpage and passage of laws like FOSTA may not be a win for sex workers, but a feminist critique of how governments enforce anti-trafficking and anti-prostitution legislation could be.
analysis May 14
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Karl Nerenberg | Canadian media are covering Ford the way U. S. media covered Trump. Even when they believe they are being critical, by disproportionately focusing on the PC leader they are helping his campaign.
for the sake of argument May 11
Photo: James McCaffrey
Karl Nerenberg | Elections Ontario is telling voters the party that wins the most seats always gets to form a government. That is utterly false.
analysis May 8
NDP 2018 campaign kick-off, April 29, 2018. Photo: Joey Coleman/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | In the first debate of the Ontario election campaign, the NDP's Andrea Horwath was cogent and kept smiling, Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne was defensive and Tory Doug Ford was absent for long periods.
analysis May 4
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau escorts newly elected Members of Parliament into the House of Commons for the first time, Jan. 29, 2018. Photo: PMO
Karl Nerenberg | The Liberals have introduced a bill to make elections fairer and more accessible to all, but it is very late in the day. The next election is in October 2019.
in their own words May 3
Photo: IFEX.org
Annie Game | We need to support a free and independent media; efforts to undermine them are on the rise, and we need to hear a diversity of voices and opinions more than ever. Check out our 2018 campaign.
arts/media May 2
2017 Paddle for the Peace. Photo: Louis Bockner
Rita Wong | A review of "Breaching the Peace: The Site C Dam and a Valley's Stand Against Big Hydro."
opinion April 27
Athabasca oilsands. Photo: Shell
Gordon Laxer | Consumption can be challenged by carbon taxes, but our fossil fuel emissions challenge comes from bitumen production.
analysis April 27
Paula Fletcher and Jonathan Ahee at Toronto Film Board meeting on April 23. Photo: Rosemary Frei
Rosemary Frei | There is little or no discussion of how much public funding is in play, whether there is good value for subsidies, and whether other industries could provide as much or more economic return.
analysis April 26
Environment commissioner Julie Gelfand. Photo by Karl Nerenberg
Karl Nerenberg | In her spring report, federal Environment Commissioner Julie Gelfand takes the federal government to task for failing to adequately regulate and supervise the salmon farming industry.
opinion April 25
Karl Nerenberg | Shortly after the horrific events in Toronto, some folks took to social media complaining about our "weak" government. They claimed the suspect belongs to a group they distrust and fear.
modest proposal April 23
Photo: Jacob Bøtter/Flickr
Brian Arden, Ed Finn | Follow these and the promise of Mammon is yours.
rabble news April 19
Photo: Jamie McCaffrey
Karl Nerenberg | Ontario's three provincial parties have chosen very different strategies for portraying themselves to the voters. For some of them, one has to hunt around to find anything of substance.
opinion April 18
Protesters marching in Toronto against Islamophobia and Trump's ban on Muslims entering the U.S. Photo: J_P_D/flickr
Amira Elghawaby | Canadians are exposed to the views of racist extremists day and night, with our own politicians occasionally fuelling fear and suspicion of Muslims.
satire April 17
Hadani Ditmars | Could snappy show tunes step in where diplomacy has failed?
opinion April 14
Michael Stewart | Loreto's suggestion that empathy for Humboldt victims be extended to others elicited death threats and vitriol, and the mainstream media was only too happy to go along.
analysis April 13
Photo: Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | With an Ontario election coming, all major parties still refuse to consider abolishing the costly and archaic denominational school system, even though others did so long ago.
rabble news April 9
Gerry Rogers, the MHA for St. John's Centre, is the new leader of the NDP in Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo: NL NDP
Cory Collins | St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers aims to grow the party for 2019.
analysis April 6
Photo: Glotman Simpson/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The government and Catherine Tait have committed to making local programming a priority for CBC. That will be hard, given the devastation local services have suffered over a number of decades.
rabble news April 5
Photo: Joe Brusky/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | In 1968 when an assassin killed Martin Luther King, the civil rights leader was becoming more radical. Today, prisons are at the heart of a new Jim Crow.
analysis April 3
Photo: Toronto Police Chief Mark Stewart at a Black Votes Matter event in 2015/OFL Communications Department
Phillip Dwight Morgan | Strategic silences, Twitter feuds, and poor accountability mark the Toronto Police.
rabble news March 30
Squamish Nation member Clarissa Antone at Camp Cloud at the Kinder Morgan protest site. Photo: Megan Devlin
Megan Devlin | 'A good reminder of why you're doing it': Ceremonies and teaching followed a week of demonstrations where 173 people were arrested in Burnaby.
book review March 29
Christina Turner | A clunky novel with a compelling premise by Ausma Zehanat Khan, it is a thriller set in the world of a refugee camp in Greece.
analysis March 28
Photo: Jamie McCaffrey/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Polls show Doug Ford's Conservatives winning big in Ontario. A majority victory would not be all his doing, however. It would largely be a product of the electoral system.
analysis March 22
Karl Nerenberg | The NDP leader spoke to reporters on Wednesday and said he is against political violence, without qualification. He also affirmed that he supports peoples' rights to self-determination.
rabble news March 21
Photo: Deoridhe Grimsdottir Quandry/Flickr
Ed Finn | How can we work our way out of muddled language conundrums, especially with English?
rabble news March 19
Photo: Humans of UWaterloo/Facebook.
Phillip Dwight Morgan | No degree is worth the loss of another student, say U of Waterloo students following the school's latest suicide.
opinion March 16
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during a meet and greet in Nanaimo earlier in March. Photo: Jagmeet Singh/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | In a series of media interviews the NDP leader finally condemned the mastermind of the Air India bombing. But he refused to categorically condemn violence in support of the Sikh cause.

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