Mar 21
Minister of Education David Eggen visits Calgary school. Photo: Premier of Alberta/flickr
Albertans are pretty unenthusiastic about the whole idea of giving public money to schools that charge tuition, the Environics poll done for the Alberta Teachers Association shows.
Mar 19
No degree is worth the loss of another student, say U of Waterloo students following latest suicide
Mar 16
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during a meet and greet in Nanaimo earlier in March. Photo: Jagmeet Singh/Twitter
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.
Mar 15
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An exhibit at the Canadian War Museum highlights a little discussed arm of the military’s massive propaganda apparatus.
Mar 14
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson greets Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland before their bilateral meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C., on February 8, 2017. Photo: U.S. State Department/Flickr
Rex Tillerson was Trumpian in his disdain for the foreign service and support of America First. But he was willing to listen to allies and diplomats. By contrast, his successor looks like a fanatic.
Mar 13
Photo: James Laxer/Twitter
A 2014 interview with the late political thinker, academic and writer on the NDP, the Waffle, and social democracy in Canada.
Mar 12
Doug Ford in 2014. Image: Flickr/Bruce Reeve
Even from a progressive perspective, Canadian political discourse needs a conservative alternative. It doesn't need a dangerous clown like Doug Ford.
Mar 9
Photo: Leonid Mamchenkov/Flickr
Voluntary guidelines for reduced sodium in food have been a failure. The government is now working on better labelling. The real problem may be that we have become hooked on salt.
Mar 8
Photo: Wikipedia
From the Press Progress Summit 2017, an exploration of how to build Canada’s progressive future at the most local of political levels – our cities and towns.
Mar 7
Advance poll at the 2015 federal election. Photo: Cathryn Atkinson
A reminder that good words can make good political responses -- and lead to better political possibilities
Mar 6
Water splash. Photo: Andre T/Flickr
Here are two movies that will shock, inspire and remind you why water is always an election issue.
Mar 5
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes a statement in the House of Commons on the terrorist attack in Québec City   Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Despite the hype a year ago, the M-103 Islamophobia report was met with indifference last month. But apathy is the last thing that we need in the face of growing Islamophobia in Canada.
Mar 2
Photo: Canada Post
While the celebrations of Black culture in Canada are welcome, other events in February reminded us there is much improvement still needed.
Mar 1
Photo: CPAC
Budget 2018 is all about gender, although the rhetoric might outweigh the substance, and the economy still faces big risks from household debt and global conditions.
Feb 28
 Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Since his election, Trudeau has made the same core promises to recognize and implement Indigenous rights in a multitude of strategically timed announcements, but it's been all talk and little action.
Feb 27
Photo: James Laxer/Twitter
We met in mid-1969 at a small gathering in Toronto of NDP members. The bond we formed in the time of the Waffle was a defining moment of my life politically, and one of its great joys, personally.
Feb 26
Photo: www.theleftchapter.blogspot.ca
Co-founder of the Waffle, academic, writer and politician, Laxer died on February 23 in Paris. He is remembered here by his son, Michael.
Feb 23
York South-Weston NDP delegates with Jagmeet Singh after his conference speech on February 17. Photo: York South-Weston NDP/Twitter
Justin Trudeau's current troubles should remind NDPers how easy it is in politics to step right into a cow pie.
Feb 22
A U.S. Army soldier attached to 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment hands out informational flyers in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 4, 2008. Photo: U.S. Army/Spc. Kieran Cuddihy
It has been 38 years of almost non-stop warfare and repression, with thousands killed, billions wasted, and Dr. Rafil Dhafir still in jail for violating sanctions
Feb 21
Photo: Kristie de Garis
The progress we have made in speaking out about sexual assault relies on one major cultural shift: the women making allegations have stopped caring about men's feelings.
Feb 20
Baskets of corn. Photo: Rebecca Siegel
Next week's federal budget provides an opportunity to reinstate prison farms and improve food security
Feb 19
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh met supporters following his address to the party's convention on Ottawa on Saturday, Feb. 17. Photo: Michelle Langlois
The NDP leader gave a speech that promised to make the wealthiest pay their share and address inequality. It was, however, short on details, and barely mentioned the environment.
Feb 16
Photo: Ottawa2018NDP.ca
The NDP meets in Ottawa this week with its two provincial governments squabbling and the party searching for a mission and an identity.
Feb 15
Photo: Mathew Kagis/Facebook
Downtown Eastside event commemorates missing and murdered Indigenous women and bears witness to ongoing injustices in Vancouver and beyond
Feb 14
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following meetings at a federal government cabinet retreat in Kananaskis, Alberta on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Photo: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta
People are buying B.C. wines in solidarity with B.C.'s Horgan government in its dispute with Alberta. Ironically, many of those wine protesters campaigned for the Trudeau Liberals in 2015.
Feb 13
Canadian resources available for activists.
Some Canadian resources available for activists.
Feb 10
Photo: Colten Boushie/Facebook
Don’t say that Canada or Saskatchewan failed Indigenous people -- Canada just failed. It wasn’t a mob of racists that released a killer onto the streets -- it was 12 regular Canadians.
Feb 9
The Urban Worker Project is an extension of the work on precarious pay by former MP Andrew Cash
Feb 9
Bill 148 and precarious workers - will it make a difference?
The Urban Worker Project is an extension of the work on precarious pay by former MP Andrew Cash
Feb 8
As the Seoul Winter Olympics opens, a peace conference calls for suspension of military exercises after the Games, and lifting of sanctions and talks with North Korea.

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