Jul 19
Perry Bellegarde at podium. Photo: Andrew Scheer/Flickr
The Assembly of First Nations will hold its election for national chief on July 25 in Vancouver -- and this election feels like a boiling point for Indigenous rights and sovereignty.
Jul 18
TTC Bay buses at Dockside Drive in June 2018. Photo: wyliepoon/Flickr
New information, including FOI requested documents, suggests political pressure is at play in the city when it comes to assessing analysis that compares the options for pricey green-bus technology.
Jul 17
Photo: Patrick Feller/Flickr
Her father, believing he acted out of ‘mercy’ when he killed her, was judge, jury and executioner. Now he says he is being victimized because his second-degree murder conviction is public record.
Jul 16
Photo: Rick Chung/Flickr
For my final two years of my PhD I decided I’d rather bartending than teach in the post-secondary sector. Why? Because I needed time and money to continue writing and bartending made better sense.
Jul 12
More progressive MPPs in Ontario reached out to tell us why they ran and how to help build change.
Jul 11
Vancouver. Image: Cliff Hellis/Flickr
Eye-opening studies show that the operation emissions of a building after 60 years are only half of the embodied emissions that are present as of day one, thanks to its construction methods.
Jul 10
Donald Trump speaks to crowd. Photo: Shealah Craighead/The White House/Flickr
By defending the U.S. domestic market against foreign exports -- including those from American-owned companies operating abroad -- Donald Trump has resurrected the Fortress America idea.
Jul 9
Photo: rick/Flickr
Canada’s social spending has declined to just 17.2 per cent of GDP. There is no excuse for government refusal to improve our inferior social programs and help millions in poverty-stricken families.
Jul 6
Woman in hijab stands in store surrounded by mannequins in hijabs. Photo: Mulia Sjahrusjiam/Flickr
The dehumanization of Muslim women is ingrained in people's imagination. And the common, simplistic and wrong perception that the hijab is a symbol of oppression is still alive and thriving.
Jul 4
We're not sorry! Independence Day 2018 demands from Canadians polite restraint, even chilly reserve, toward our neighbours.
Jul 3
Dollars in a piggy bank. Photo: OTA Photos/Flickr
World commercial expansion is dependent on payments made in the U.S. dollar, a currency that all nations -- except the U.S. -- have to earn through export surpluses, or go into debt.
Jun 29
The south façade of the Ontario Legislative Building. Photo: Benson Kua
Jun 28
Here is a list of some organizations which are working with immigrant families in the U.S.
Jun 27
Postmedia is shutting down six more community papers in Canada, four in Ontario and two in Alberta.
Jun 26
Isabel. Image: KAIROS Canada
Women are often prime targets in war but, when given the chance, they can also be critical agents for peace.
Jun 23
Photo: Takver/Flicker
In 2002, Canada and the U.S. signed an agreement that says asylum seekers can be sent back to the U.S. when they try to enter Canada. Trump’s recent actions make that agreement look ridiculous.
Jun 22
Caravan of Love walk in support of immigrants and refugees. Photo: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr
Winnipeg has an important leadership role to play by making our city a truly welcoming community for all residents, regardless of immigration status.
Jun 21
Image: Wikimedia - Steel Factory
Ken Neumann, National Director for the United Steelworkers Canada talks to Marc Belanger of Radio Labour about why the current trade war between Canada and the U.S. is short-sighted.
Jun 20
Minister Chrystia Freeland outlines Canada's foreign policy objectives during a speech in the House of Commons. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
It is unlikely that Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will be up for the challenge of obeying the prohibition on torture and the international rules-based order that she hails when accepting awards.
Jun 19
Looking down at Montreal from Mount Royal. Photo: Corey Templeton/Flickr
Mayor Valérie Plante of Montreal has initiated a pilot project banning cars from driving over Mount Royal. The vehement opposition, even from some of her erstwhile supporters, is worrisome.
Jun 16
Photo: Dylan Passmore/Flickr
Populist-right election victories signal a revolt of drivers. Conservative politicians exploit suburban commuters’ fears of carbon taxes and higher costs at the pump.
Jun 15
Vegetables at a market. Photo: IFPRI -IMAGES/Flickr
In spite of its devastating effect, food insecurity in the northern First Nations communities in Manitoba remains a largely overlooked problem.
Jun 14
Image: Senator Murray Sinclair - by Emily Parr
The Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission speaks about what reconciliation means in a keynote address at this year's Tommy Douglas Institute at George Brown College in Toronto.
Jun 13
Photo: Alan Stanton/Flickr
The prospect of saving billions in the future by spending more to alleviate child poverty today doesn’t appeal to conservative corporate CEOs or their political minions.
Jun 12
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Donald Trump during the G7 in Taormina, Italy.Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Canada is better off working with other countries to build a reasonable multilateral trading world rather than depending on the goodwill of a Donald Trump to re-negotiate NAFTA.
Jun 11
Protest sign at Charlevoix G7 meeting. Photo: Humberto DaSilva
A light meal is always welcome before exercising... one's freedom of expression at the G7 conference
Jun 9
G7 police presence. Image: Humberto Da Silva
There wasn't much for the police to worry about at this weekend's G7 Conference in Charlevoix, but they did their best.
Jun 8
Photo: Doug Ford/Twitter
In Ontario, first-past-the-post again did its work and rewarded all of the power to a leader with 40 per cent of the vote. In the case of Doug Ford, close to 60 per cent of voters cannot abide him.
Jun 6
Andrea-Horwath-Nomination-Meeting-Ontario-NDP-Campaign-Kickoff-2018. Photo: Joey Coleman/Flickr
The Ontario Liberals who prefer a PC to an NDP win have prevailed. Progressives tempted by Kathleen Wynne’s party might want to re-consider before rewarding Liberal cynicism with their votes.
Jun 5
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, addressed MEPs in Strasbourg on Thursday 16 February, 2017, one day after the the European Parliament approved the EU-Canada trade agreement (CETA). Photo: European Parliament
A new book by Joyce Nelson provides practical challenges to corporate rule.

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