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Blog - Brent Patterson March 23
Brent Patterson | Support the day of action against GM alfalfa on April 9
Blog - Notes from Quebec by Ethan Cox March 23
Anarchopanda surrounded - photo: 99% Media
Ethan Cox | In Montreal police have begun preemptively arresting all participants at peaceful demonstrations, before they even begin.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog March 23
Nora Loreto | Why journalists should use unions to help fight to save the industry.
Blog - Hill Dispatches March 22
Karl Nerenberg | But when it comes to repairing a broken system for financing First Nations education, the response is to "explore mechanisms" -- a bureaucratic way of saying: "Don't call us, we'll call you."
Blog - Enter Up Left March 22
Holly Adams | An artist fears the tempest of making art
Blog - The works March 22
Lori Theresa Waller | A recap of the week's top labour stories. Public service workers call out killer cuts, federal budget lukewarm on job creation, pension plans overhauled, and more.
Blog - Adventures in the eBook Game March 22
Cathi Bond | The venue for the book launch is The Imperial Pub at Yonge and Dundas. Keep May 13th free!
Blog - Daniel Wilson's blog March 22
Daniel Wilson | In this blog, Daniel Wilson looks at the 2013 federal budget and its implications for relations with Indigenous peoples.
Blog - Film Festivals in Toronto (FFIT) March 22
Humberto DaSilva | Rarely are you offered real access or insight into what it took to make a film work. The Student Short program was an edgy showcase of new Canadian film talent.
Blog - Activist Communiqué March 22
Krystalline Kraus | Police Officers in Ontario can search cellphones that are not password protected according to a recent appeals court ruling.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog March 22
Stuart Trew | Hamilton City Council passed a second motion on CETA, re-stating its preference "to be excluded from the CETA," and requesting "an immediate briefing from the Provincial Government."
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog March 22
Maryam Adrangi | Hearings for the proposed Line 9B pipeline reversal will be happening this summer and the National Energy Board has released a draft "List of Issues" which it will be considering during the hearings.
Blog - John Bonnar's March 22
John Bonnar | The Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage took their fight to the steps of the Ministry of Labour on Thursday, calling for an immediate 37 per cent increase to Ontario’s minimum wage.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog March 22
Stuart Trew | On March 18, trade committee heard from Chile's ambassador to Canada Roberto Ibarra about Canadian participation in the Pacific Alliance.
Blog - Michael Laxer's blog March 22
Michael Laxer | From a public policy perspective, one has to begin to question the zeal with which the ONDP embraces that retrograde symbol of '50s Americana: the car.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 22
David J. Climenhaga | Lacking big ideas, the conservative movement has all but conceded the "marketplace of ideas" on public health care to the Left, and moved to the courts in hopes of wrecking medicare.
Blog - Hill Dispatches March 22
Karl Nerenberg | If the knowledgeable and determined PPO has been unable to find out the full details of the government's plans, what hope is there for the rest of us?
Blog - Behind The Numbers March 21
Photo: Gavin Schaefer/Flickr
Kate McInturff | The Finance Minister got a new pair of shoes. Canadians got a new federal budget. And women in Canada got another haircut.
Blog - Behind The Numbers March 21
Photo: Caitlin Thompson/Flickr
David Macdonald | In the aggregate, this budget is on austerity autopilot. We need job-creating programs like infrastructure investments -- but what we got was cuts in infrastructure spending.
Blog - Hill Dispatches March 21
Karl Nerenberg | On Tuesday, we reported in this space that Levant had delivered an on-air mea culpa to the Roma people. Levant's motive was not a sudden conversion to reasonableness.
Blog - Open Media's blog March 21
Lindsey Pinto | This week citizens chimed in with ideas, words of encouragement, and new ways to talk about the threats to the Internet posed by the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Blog - John Bennett's blog March 21
John Bennett | The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has decided not to hold public hearings before permitting Atomic Energy Canada Limited to proceed with radioactive convoys through Ontario.
Blog - Behind The Numbers March 21
Photo: daryl_mitchell/Flickr
Simon Enoch | While Finance Minister Ken Krawetz characterized this week's provincial budget as an example of "balanced growth," perhaps the best metaphor to use would be "paradox of plenty."
Blog - Linda Leon's Blog March 21
Photo: Charlie Kaijo/Flickr
Linda Leon | Canadian and Albertan officials, along with their oil industry counterparts, are in Washington conducting a campaign to convince reluctant Americans that the Keystone XL pipeline is a good idea.
Blog - Activist Communiqué March 20
Krystalline Kraus | We all need inspiration from time to time in the struggle
Blog - Activist Communiqué March 20
Krystalline Kraus | A summary od three upcoming Idle No More events in Toronto.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog March 20
Roger Annis | The Supreme Court of Canada made a second ruling in two months extending Métis rights and historical recognition.
Blog - Policy Note March 20
Seth Klein, Iglika Ivanova, Shannon Daub | Most British Columbians are prepared to pay a little more of their income in taxes, provided it results in better access to public services, less poverty, and a healthier environment.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog March 20
Adrienne Silnicki | A new report by the Canadian Institution for Health Information is showing that wait times were dropping for knee and hip surgeries in the years following the 2004 Health Accord.
Blog - Maude Barlow's blog March 20
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Maude Barlow | The U.S. and European Union have taken the free trade plunge. President Obama announced in February that he will start talks with the EU on a transatlantic trade, investment, and regulatory pact.

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