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Blog - Behind The Numbers May 17
Guillaume Hebert | In the past, Québec has developed policy to support the cultural scene in the name of the principle of cultural exception. In the last year, some have put this approach into question entirely.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 17
Stuart Trew | U.S. energy giant Chevron is encouraging the U.S. to pursue a strong NAFTA-like investment chapter and investor-state dispute settlement process in the proposed U.S.-EU trade deal.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 17
Stuart Trew | The Council of Canadians is part of a new global Fair Deal coalition which wants copyright rules taken out of the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Blog - Alberta Diary May 17
Charles Rusnell
David J. Climenhaga | If CBC Edmonton investigative reporter Charles Rusnell were a police officer, he'd be the kind of cop who'd ticket the chief's car at a funeral.
Blog - The Mainlander May 16
Daniel Tseghay | Over the past decade, the Canadian economy has become increasingly dependent upon exploited temporary foreign workers, in large part through the Canadian government’s Seasonal Agricultural Worker Prog
Blog - Hill Dispatches May 16
Karl Nerenberg | The whole affair, which has crept right up to the Prime Minister's door, is starting to look like a frantic and improvised cover-up operation.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 16
Getting prepared for a community dinner in Smithers.
Maryam Adrangi | Since my last post on Saturday, we have made our way along the route of the Pacific Trails Pipeline, making presentations in both Smithers and Burns Lake.
Blog - Alberta Diary May 16
David J. Climenhaga | Pretty obviously, thanks to Tuesday's B.C. election and the vote last year in Alberta, we have reached a moment of reckoning for Canada's pollsters.
Blog - Activist Communiqué May 15
Krystalline Kraus | Seeds were joyfully planted and tended to at both the best of times and the worst of times.
Blog - Song of the Watermelon May 15
David Taub Bancroft | I believe that five lessons -- real, imagined, and not-quite-clear -- will be gleaned from the BC Liberal upset victory.
Blog - The Mainlander May 15
Nathan Crompton | In reality the NDP allowed itself no alternative platform from which to launch a criticism against the BC Liberal record.
Blog - Blind Man with a Pistol May 15
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Michael Stewart | What happened to the B.C. NDP? Last night, two monumentally impressive successes in a night of failure and defeat offer some explanation: the key riding wins of David Eby and George Heyman.
Blog - Behind The Numbers May 15
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Bertrand Schepper, Laura Handal | On Monday, the Parti québécois government announced a new mining royalty regime. Its hybrid proposal combines aspects from two types of royalty systems: profit-based and ad valorem royalties.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 15
Stuart Trew | This week, the Citizens Trade Campaign reported that farmers and labour groups across the Pacific region are demanding that dairy be taken out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement altogether.
Blog - Alberta Diary May 15
Guy Smith
David J. Climenhaga | It is reasonable to conclude that the leak of the Alberta government's response to a formal union complaint was a gesture of bad faith. It is possible to conclude it was an act of sabotage.
Blog - David Suzuki May 15
David Suzuki | Pesticides may offer quick, easy and effective methods for dealing with pests, but they come with all kinds of problems. Maybe we can learn some lessons from nature and our ancestors.
Blog -'s staff blog May 14
rabble staff | Polls are open in B.C. until 8pm PST. One great place to be for informed commentary and debate tonight is Babble's election discussion thread.
Blog - Bound but not gagged May 14
Kaitlin McNabb | Spartacus Books is another casualty of the increased gentrification in Vancouver and talks about what this will mean for them and Vancouver's DTES.
Blog - Elizabeth May May 14
Elizabeth May | The CPP is sustainable and reliable, but it is time to review whether RRSP is working as a vehicle, argues Elizabeth May.
Blog - Activist Communiqué May 14
Krystalline Kraus | You're invited to learn about teachings of the 8th Fire and how they relate to Idle No More with respected traditional Anishinaabe knowledge keepers.
Blog - Media Watch blog May 14
rabble staff | There's one big editorial endorsement missing. The Vancouver Sun editorial board has -- in an unusual move for them -- declined to issue an election editorial.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 14
Hoskins and Matthews to Harper: "refrain from making changes to the pharmaceutic
Stuart Trew | Some provinces are still restive about extending patents on brand name drugs in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, among other issues they feel have not been resolved.
Blog - Brent Patterson May 14
Protest in front of the area where Pacific Rim is exploring in Cabanas, El Salva
Brent Patterson | Blue Planet Project campaigner Meera Karunananthan is currently on a fact-finding mission on mining and water in El Salvador. She is participating in an international delegation.
Blog - Behind The Numbers May 14
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Simon Enoch | This isn't the modernization of labour relations -- it's a return to the past when workers enjoyed less protections, less rights, and less power in the workplace.
Blog - Alberta Diary May 14
Jeff Johnson
David J. Climenhaga | The Assurance for Students Act? If we lived in less Orwellian times, this would probably be called the Assurance for Alison Redford Act.
Blog - Activist Communiqué May 13
Krystalline Kraus | This new trend was to really spread the message out and perfect the actions and tactics needed to challenge colonialism in Canada and as far away as Palestine.
Blog - Hill Dispatches May 13
Karl Nerenberg | Corporations operate on a quarterly timeline. Science operates on a generational timeline. Theories, hypotheses, insights and discoveries feed into and build on each other, over time.
Blog - The Left Coast Post May 13
Jane Sterk (Photo: Stephen Rees)
David P. Ball | Where does the Green Party stand on the vote-splitting anxieties -- and on the NDP's promises to rein in oil pipelines and tankers? An interview with leader Jane Sterk.
Blog - Voices North May 13
The Assembly Building of the Northwest Territories © 2011 George Lessard
George Lessard | Reports: "...The NWT is promoting the idea of a "made-in-the-North" oil pipeline as a means to get Canadian crude to international markets.."
Blog - Enter Up Left May 13
Holly Adams | Guest blogger Rebekkah Adams helps you do a film project with your group!