Duncan Cameron November 12
Duncan Cameron
In electing Jason Kenney and his United Conservative Party, Albertans have given themselves a fake populist government, one that is working on behalf of powerful oil interests rather than the people.
Rick Salutin November 8
The Trump impeachment frenzy in the U.S. among Democrats, especially by party heavies like Nancy Pelosi, makes zero sense on its face.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 7
The climate crisis imperils the planet. The U.S. president's climate denial is unconscionable and should be added to the articles of impeachment against him.
Duncan Cameron November 5
Duncan Cameron
Justin Trudeau returns to Parliament as head of a minority government, missing the 13 voting members needed on the government side to secure passage of spending measures and legislation.
Rick Salutin November 1
Part of sports' appeal is that in it, merit is more or less rewarded, far more than in areas like business, health, or politics. But merit doesn't rule, and when you win, chance plays a part.
Marie Aspiazu, Digital Freedom Update November 1
The verdict of the election is here. So what is going to happen to the future of digital policy in Canada?
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan October 31
Puerto Rico. Hong Kong. Ecuador. Haiti. Lebanon. Iraq. And now, Chile. People are rising up around the world against austerity and corruption, defying police forces unleashed to suppress them.
Claudia Pedrero, Pro Bono October 31
In 2020, Ontario will increase the value of claims that can be brought before the province's small claims court. The intent is to make it "faster, easier, and more affordable to settle claims."
Duncan Cameron October 29
Duncan Cameron
In election 2019, the Conservatives ran a campaign mimicking U.S. Republicans: presenting themselves to voters as a low-tax, anti-government party, comfortable with a social conservative agenda.
Rick Salutin October 25
An impressive consensus, about 65 per cent, on basics like climate, was spread across at least four parties, determined to throttle each other.
Lois Ross October 25
With a minority government in place, there may be an opportunity to push for expanding the climate change debate to include the impact that industrial agriculture is having on our environment.
Linda McQuaig October 24
Claiming that Albertans feel "betrayed" and "unwelcome in our own country," Jason Kenney has clearly hit the sweet spot of Alberta politics: raging against Ottawa.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan October 24
Twenty-five years ago, the Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, was signed into law in the U.S. In April, the bill was sent to the Republican-controlled Senate, where it has been awaiting action.
Ole Hendrickson October 24
Ole Hendrickson
A well-designed national recreational trails program would address the needs of a much wider range of users than a single trans-Canada route.
June Chua October 23
In Project MARIA, Lesia Maruschak constructs a visual memory of the horrors of the 1932-1933 famine in Soviet Ukraine through two books, installations, a film, textile sculptures and lectures.
Duncan Cameron October 22
Duncan Cameron
After a short and difficult election campaign, the Liberals won 157 seats, 27 fewer than in the 2015 election but enough to form a minority government.
Rick Salutin October 18
Two-thirds of Canadians agree broadly on a "progressive" agenda, but consensus is spread across multiple parties -- and due to our electoral system, the remaining 30 per cent can acquire power anyway.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan October 17
The time for surprise over Trump's demonization of the press is long past. He is fuelling hatred and encouraging violence, and needs to be held accountable.
Matthew Behrens October 17
No matter who takes the reins of Parliament next week, perhaps the biggest winner in Canada's 2019 federal election will be a conglomerate of military industries and the war department.
Thomas Ponniah October 16
Libby Davies' political autobiography includes not only the decisions of political elites but also the role of activists and social movements in their struggle against larger structural forces.
Duncan Cameron October 15
Duncan Cameron
In 2019, breaking the cycle of Liberal-Conservative government -- an objective of the New Democrats -- starts with the NDP winning enough seats to play a key role in a minority Parliament.
Ole Hendrickson October 11
Ole Hendrickson
A collective effort to tackle waste reduction and create a "circular economy" is urgently needed -- a flourishing, diverse, job-rich economy based on repair, recycling and reuse.
Rick Salutin October 11
This column is about the Liberal party. I'm afraid it will contain more questions than answers. At the least, the questions will be better than the answers.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan October 10
The movement to rename Columbus Day is a denunciation of genocide, and a celebration of Indigenous peoples and their central role in our history and in our future.
Bill Blaikie October 10
Anybody who is truly concerned about their children and grandchildren should be anxious to talk about the environmental deficit instead of hiding out behind old fiscal mantras.
Jim Stanford October 9
Jim Stanford
There's a real-world natural experiment to help judge the impact that Scheer's plan to eliminate carbon pricing, and replace it with broad subsidies to business, would have on Canadian emissions.
Duncan Cameron October 8
Duncan Cameron
Despite the efforts of many Conservative voices inside and outside media to cover for him, Andrew Scheer is still having trouble talking to Canadians about why he should be the next prime minister.
Rick Salutin October 4
The U.S. is now at peak derangement on the Trumpometer, which measures Americans' states of mind. While some Canadians join in, mostly we don't, and not just because we lack Trump.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan October 3
That a single whistleblower could trigger Trump's potential impeachment reminds us how important whistleblowers are to a functioning democracy. But many of them have been persecuted for their acts.
Thomas Ponniah October 3
The standard of a global, radical democracy will persevere as the key element of the international left but if the WSF does not want to suffer the fate of past processes, then it must reinvent itself.

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