Nov 15
Photo: Elliott Brown/Wikimedia Commons
Will Amazon's HQ2 spark a magical, high-tech age, or will it kill small businesses, drive up rents and leave the cadaver of a working-class neighbourhood in its wake?
Nov 14
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Both a Senate committee and a government-appointed panel are reviewing the federal Broadcast Act. If the public hearings are any indication, public broadcasting is in for a rough ride.
Nov 13
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More than 50,000 people braved cold and snow to walk the streets of Montreal on November 10 in support of "taking the planet to parliament."
Nov 12
Hospital Employees Union members celebrate announcement of repeal of regressive labour laws at their convention in downtown Vancouver on Nov. 9, 2018. Photo by Josh Berson.
Convention of the Hospital Employees Union celebrated the repeal of regressive health-sector legislation that have been on the books in British Columbia for 16 years.
Nov 9
Photo: International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group/Facebook
It's been 16 years since Mohamed Harkat was arrested on a secret hearing security certificate. Today he is still threatened with deportation to his native Algeria.
Nov 8
Norman Snowshoe/Facebook
The results of this week’s mid-term elections pose a direct threat to Indigenous communities in Canada’s Northwest Territories. And Norman Snowshoe of Fort McPherson dreads what could be coming.
Nov 7
Image: Matthew Allen/Flickr
If we want orcas and other species to survive, we should look in the mirror and change our own behaviour.
Nov 6
100th anniversary of the end of World War 1
French President Emmanuel Macron sees dangers 100 years after the "never again" promise of 1918 failed to produce peace. In November, France will host a 100th anniversary event: the Paris Peace Forum.
Nov 5
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Canadians will be keeping a close eye on the results of the November 6 elections south of the border as we will have to deal with the consequences of the choices Americans make.
Nov 2
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Water is a human right and should not be treated as a commodity. Tell Ontario Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks to extend the moratorium on new permits to take groundwater for bottling.
Nov 1
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Former governor general David Johnston will head new commission that will oversee one debate in each official language.
Oct 31
Musée McCord Museum/Flickr
It is long past the time that Saskatchewan take real steps to stem the race-based violence and deaths of First Nations from whose lands and waters every single resident benefits.
Oct 31
Emissions from stacks in Fort McMurray, Alberta, the hub of Canada’s carbon-intense tar sands industry. KRIS KRUG/FLICKR
It's refreshing to see a major economics prize recognizing work on climate change and policies that will enable the transition to an economy powered by zero-carbon energy sources.
Oct 31
Steve Bannon, Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikipedia Commons
Here's what you do, Justin Trudeau. Tell Ralph Goodale, your public safety minister, to call the CBSA right now and tell them to stop Steve Bannon at the border. Easy-peasy.
Oct 30
Bank Street Bridge Photo source JustSomePics
A KPMG consulting firm report prepared for Parks Canada identifies publicly owned bridges and dams for divestment. Photo: Bank Street Bridge, source: JustSomePics
Oct 29
Trans Mountain pipeline
The delay in calling a by-election in B.C, where Jagmeet Singh is a declared candidate might have less to do with the NDP leader’s candidacy and more with a pipeline cutting right through the riding.
Oct 26
Trudeau in House of Commons.
With the next election one year away, the Liberals are banking that Canadians want their government to meet commitments and help reduce greenhouse gases.
Oct 25
Scene from documentary Beyond Climate
New documentary film looks at how environmental changes are playing out in parts of British Columbia, an area described as Canada’s ‘seminal province’ for climate change.
Oct 24
 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador/Flickr
In 2019, the entirely preventable methylmercury poisoning of the traditional country food web of Indigenous people downstream of the Muskrat Falls megadam in Labrador is set to begin.
Oct 23
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
After three years of weak performance in government, Team Trudeau can be thankful the opposition parties are even weaker.
Oct 22
Kennedy Stewart
Vancouver has a new mayor, former NDP MP Kennedy Stewart. He beat a field of 21 candidates in the Oct. 20 election by a slim margin.
Oct 19
City of Toronto/Facebook
The CBC is shooting itself in the foot with its decision not to provide live television coverage of the municipal election results in Ontario.
Oct 18
Extinction Rebellion/Facebook
The climate crisis is creating a new wave of activism, now as the warning about global warming go unheeded, new groups are calling on watch groups to do more.
Oct 17
Photo: Facebook www.facebook.com/ValveTurners/
This trial could have historic significance the defence is being allowed to argue that the actions alleged to the accused were necessary and legally justified given the harm of climate change.
Oct 16
Elizabeth May
Passions fly high as House debates UN’s climate change report, with Green Party leader Elizabeth May telling government: ‘We need to do twice as much.’
Oct 15
House of Commons/Flickr
Making a distinction between the executive and legislative branches, the Supreme Court recently ruled the federal government doesn't always have to consult Indigenous people. The distinction is flawed
Oct 12
The Supreme Court of Canada
The Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision this week that says the federal government does not have the duty to consult Indigenous people when drafting laws, includes a powerful opposing opinion.
Oct 11
Photo source: City of Toronto Flickr
As the Toronto election campaign heads into its final days, writer Phillip Morgan looks at how the democratic system is failing the city
Oct 10
Photo source: UN Climate Change Flickr
As some politicians continue to hammer at their who-cares-about-climate-change message while making headlines, the complex news of failing to curb carbon emissions receives a lot less coverage.
Oct 9
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
In ongoing talks with Japan and the EU, the U.S. plans to use the concession it got from Canada and Mexico in the USMCA to advance the American goal of punishing China for its trade practices.

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