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Blog - Roger Annis's blog April 2
Roger Annis | Montreal police continue to use an archaic, municipal regulation to violently shut down street protests.
Blog - Policy Note April 2
Marc Lee | Below is the summary for our latest Climate Justice Project report, Closing the Loop: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Creating Green Jobs through Zero Waste in B.C.
Blog - Progressive Economics Forum April 2
Photo: bgilliard/Flickr
Andrew Jackson | Last week's publication of the so-called "sunshine" list of 88,412 Ontario public sector workers earning more than $100,000 per year elicited lots of howls of outrage in terms of online commentary.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 2
Jim Stanford
David J. Climenhaga | From Ontario's perspective, if currency distortions fuelled by Alberta's oil industry continue to disrupt Central Canada's economic wellbeing, more equalization not less is going to be required.
Blog - The Mainlander April 1
Maria Wallstam | On Wednesday, March 27, residents across the city joined together to walk 14.5km across Vancouver for Welfare Justice.
Blog - Campus Notes April 1
Photo: Greg Macdougall
Greg Macdougall | Later this week, undergraduate students at Carleton University will vote to decide the future of OPIRG-Carleton, a social justice organizing centre.
Blog - John Bennett's blog April 1
John Bennett | Environment Minister Peter Kent will be in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut today to announce a new Canadian climate change adaptation project in partnership with American and German scientists.
Blog - Eva Bartlett In Gaza April 1
A United Nations truck removes waste from a Gaza refugee camp. Photo by Emad Bad
Eva Bartlett | The most critical issues in the Gaza Strip include overflowing landfills, non-functioning collection vehicles, waste site toxins leaking into the groundwater, and no means of hazardous waste disposal.
Blog - Brent Patterson April 1
Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians organizer Mark Calzavara has set up camp with allies next to Lake 468 at the Experimental Lakes Area in northern Ontario.
Blog - Elizabeth May April 1
Photo: Michael Chu/Flickr
Elizabeth May | Harper's public relations and spin team hit Vancouver last week to unveil their super-duper enviro-protection plan for pipelines and tankers.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog April 1
Democracy Watch | Today, Democracy Watch expressed its pleasure with the fact that the Information Commissioner has officially confirmed they will conduct a full investigation into the muzzling of scientists.
Blog - Policy Note April 1
Seth Klein | One of the more contentious issues regarding the B.C. government's record concerns the issue of social housing. To hear Minister Rich Coleman tell it, B.C.'s record has been above and beyond.
Blog - John Bonnar's April 1
John Bonnar | Until recently, time-strapped parents were forced to balance their social justice activism with raising their children. That changed a year ago when child auction sites started popping up online.
Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog April 1
Gerry Caplan | This film must be seen by anyone who wants to grasp Middle East realities. In a sane world, that would include the Prime Minister of Canada and certainly his Foreign Affairs Minister.
Blog - Feminist Current April 1
Meghan Murphy | It's time for me to come out of the metaphorical closet, friends. I'm afraid this secret has been weighing on me far too heavily, for far too long. I've been in bed with Harper all along.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 1
United Alternative ... CWAP?
David J. Climenhaga | "We need a slogan, something that starts with an R and mean 'reunion' but doesn't have the word 'union' in it," said an anonymous strategist.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 29
Ralph Klein
David J. Climenhaga | It is a paradox, like the man himself, that the Klein Era that ended in September 2006 hasn't ended yet.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog March 29
Democracy Watch | Today, Democracy Watch called for changes to free and empower MPs in key, reasonable ways that recognize there are times when party discipline is appropriate.
Blog - Feminist Current March 29
Meghan Murphy | Prostitution isn't an outfit you put on - a critique of Louis Vuitton's ad campaign promoting "prostitution chic."
Blog - Campus Notes March 29
various | These seasons emphasize new beginnings, reconciliation and peace. Yet globally, peace is in short supply.
Blog - Campus Notes March 29
Professor David McNally speaks to the victory rally.
Jesse Zimmerman | The York Federation of Students, the largest undergraduate union in Canada, had just passed a divestment motion on Israel.
Blog - Voices North March 28
George Lessard | Best of the series so far... thanks Pablo.... On trusts that you're just hitting your stride here and the rest of the run will live life up to this one
Blog - Activist Communiqué March 28
Krystalline Kraus | For Immediate Release: Rising Tides Toronto Holds Solidarity Action with the Unist'ot'en’s against the Royal Bank and Canada.
Blog - Activist Communiqué March 28
Krystalline Kraus | For Immediate Release: Rising Tides Toronto Holds Solidarity Action with the Unist'ot'en’s against the Royal Bank and Canada.
Blog - Hill Dispatches March 28
Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand
Karl Nerenberg | The Conservative government has not consulted Chief Electoral Officer, Marc Mayrand, on possible changes to Canada's elections act.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog March 28
Nora Loreto | The Ontario Liberals confirm that tuition fees will increase another four years, bringing the total to 12 consecutive fee increases.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog March 28
Council of Canadians | Compounding an already controversial decision to pull out of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, the Harper government's previous statements are raising even more questions.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 28
Mark Warawa
David J. Climenhaga | Pierre Trudeau once famously said MPs were nobodies 50 yards from Parliament Hill. Under Stephen Harper, there’s no need for them to wander that far.
Blog - Open Media's blog March 28
Lindsey Pinto | Since Big Telecom lobbyists are pushing hard to change the story, we're giving Canadians the tools to push back.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog March 28
Roger Annis | Quebec Premier Pauline Marois backs Montreal and Quebec City police using archaic municipal regulation to shut down student and anti-police brutality protests.