Apr 6
Alberta's first woman premier calls for more than talk about the deplorable treatment of women in politics
Alberta's first woman premier calls for more than talk about the deplorable treatment of women in politics
Apr 4
Meaningful changes to parliament are unlikely so long as a party with the support of only 40 percent of voters can form a majority government, and carry on without seeking support across party lines.
Apr 2
Why did the TPP prove to be so unpopular among the Canadian public? And what needs to be done to restore public trust in future trade processes?
Mar 31
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The wording and delivery of the Trudeau government's March apology for its role in the torture of Canadian citizens are clear indications that Ottawa is not willing to make much-needed changes.
Mar 30
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Conservative leadership candidates advocate extreme right policies -- should Trudeau reconsider electoral reform?
Mar 29
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University carbon divestment movements in B.C. are encouraging fellow students to remember recently approved massive fossil fuel projects like the Kinder Morgan pipeline during May's election.
Mar 28
PMO Photo by Adam Scotti
By 2015, for most Canadians, the Harper government had run out its time. Voters decided to replace it with the Trudeau Liberals. How is that working out?
Mar 27
The four declared candidates for the NDP leadership debated again in Montreal on Sunday. They knocked Trudeau for failing to live up to promises to young Canadians.
Mar 26
In the second part of her series on how Canada has served as a refuge for U.S. dissidents, Penney Kome looks at the Underground Railroad.
Mar 24
While the transit credit did not curb car use, it did help blur the sharp line between merely surviving in the city and thriving.
Mar 24
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Despite the charming style of Prime Minister Trudeau and the apparent kindness of his Cabinet ministers, Russ Diabo advises First Nations to look for substantive changes in federal policy and law.
Mar 23
The federal government, says David Macdonald, "took the 2016 budget out and put a new cover on it... Now you have the 2017 budget. They’ve gift wrapped last year’s budget."
Mar 22
Photo: CPAWS, hunter from Fort McPherson on Peel River (public domain)
Yukon First Nations took the territorial government to court over its betrayal of a commitment to protect the Peel watershed. The case will establish a precedent for many other Indigenous groups.
Mar 21
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The current federal budget process is a textbook example of the propaganda model. On budget day, a nonsense detector comes in handy. Here is Duncan Cameron's.
Mar 19
Kenney's victory as Alberta PC leader marks a new era of social conservatism for the provincial party.
Mar 19
A lot was on the table at the party's first leadership debate a week ago. Canada's involvement in international affairs wasn't.
Mar 17
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Political change has gripped Tunisia more than once and a new book by Monia Mazigh tells the tale of a mother and daughter affected by revolutions old and new.
Mar 16
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The Liberal government of Christy Clark is not so much a government as it is an anti-government: contemptuous of both the public good and of the citizens it is supposed to be governing for.
Mar 14
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The B.C. Liberals are under scrutiny for accepting significant donations from lobbyists, including those connected to the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline project, sparking an RCMP investigation.
Mar 14
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The "Beyond 150 Years" film festivals asks: what exactly is Canada 150 celebrating and who is invited to the party?
Mar 13
Photos: Karl Nerenberg
While the 14 Conservative leadership candidates squabble and attack each other, the four NDP aspirants agree on most issues.
Mar 10
Stand up. Fight back.
Mar 9
Donald Trump is doing damage, daily, to pillars of progressive achievement. But the resistance is growing, offering hope in a time of darkness.
Mar 8
Given all the attention to International Women's Day this year, Judy Rebick is sharing a chapter of her book Ten Thousand Roses on how IWD came to be celebrated in Canada.
Mar 8
If the Liberal government is serious about combating Islamophobia, they should award long-denied justice to those in Canada's Muslim communities whose freedoms were sacrificed for the "war on terror."
Mar 7
Democratic socialist economist Kenneth Arrow passed away recently. His ideas could set the path for a popular alternative that doesn't include Donald Trump.
Mar 5
Former deputy NDP leader Libby Davies share some thoughts on the party's leadership race.
Mar 3
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Though a number of cities across Canada are adopting "Sanctuary City" declarations, deportations persist and basic public services are still not being provided.
Mar 2
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The first-to-declare NDP leadership candidate tells rabble that the party lost touch with the grass roots last time. If he is chosen leader, Julian pledges that will not happen again.
Mar 1
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Interviews with Jaggi Singh and Nigel Bariffe take a deeper look at the effectiveness of Sanctuary City motions and how they can be fixed.