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Blog - Democracy Watch's blog March 12
Democracy Watch | Democracy Watch filed a complaint with the Commissioner of Canada Elections at Elections Canada about the several federal Liberal leadership race candidates who made “loans” to themselves.
Blog - John Bonnar's March 12
John Bonnar | A selective survey of 15 shelters performed by Social Planning Toronto revealed that all of them had to turn people away some of the time because they were full.
Blog - David Suzuki March 12
David Suzuki | A panel in Ontario has come up with a plan to make kids healthier. But it misses the most important part: getting young people out into nature.
Blog - Media Watch blog March 12
Roger Annis | People who are concerned about political, economic and social conditions in post-earthquake Haiti will easily recognize in this Venezuela comic opera the same CBC misinformation network.
Blog - Activist Communiqué March 12
Krystalline Kraus | Two new Idle No More activists began fasting to bring attention to Mi’kmaq issues out on the East Coast on March 1, 2013 and continued for almost two weeks.
Blog - Making Waves March 12
Emma Lui | The group behind the Death of Evidence rally has just launched an important new campaign called Science Uncensored that aims to stop the muzzling of government scientists.
Blog - Brent Patterson March 12
Aamjiwnaang activist Ron Plain, Maude Barlow, Ecojustice lawyer Justin Duncan.
Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians water campaigner Emma Lui and organizer Mark Calzavara will be participating in the 'Toxic Tour' in Sarnia and at the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, located on Lake Huron, on March 15.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog March 12
Claudia Campero | Most frequently people think of water privatization as the private management of water systems. However water privatization comes in many more different forms.
Blog - Policy Note March 12
Photo: Daniel McCullum/Flickr
Keith Reynolds | British Columbia's government announced it had extended its agreement with Maximus BC, a U.S. subsidiary corporation, to manage B.C.'s health information for another five years.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog March 12
Council of Canadians | About 15,000 people attempted to march on the Canadian consulate in Thessaloniki, Greece this weekend in opposition to Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold mines on the Halkidiki peninsula.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 12
Ron Paul
David J. Climenhaga | Manning attendees seemed to get a charge out of Ron Paul's perorations -- whistling and stomping whenever he paused for breath in his explanation of why financial apocalypse is nigh.
Blog - Enter Up Left March 11
Holly wields a sword
Holly Adams | What does it mean when a physical theatre performer hits an age turning point?
Blog - Activist Communiqué March 11
Krystalline Kraus | New tour announcement from Test Their Logik. Find your city here,
Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog March 11
Photo: Álvaro Ibáñez/Flickr
Gerry Caplan | Maybe there is no sinister conspiracy. After all, capitalists must do what capitalists must do. It's in their nature.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog March 11
Photo: TPPxBorder
Stuart Trew | The TPP is NAFTA on (insert performance-enhancing drug of choice here). That much we know. So what are we going to do about it?
Blog - Alberta Diary March 11
John Howard
David J. Climenhaga | The effort of the Manning Centre is clearly designed to move Canada's conservatives, and by extension the country, much farther to the market-fundamentalist right.
Blog - Your Heart's On The Left March 10
Jesse McLaren | On Saturday, March 9, thousands marched through Toronto for International Women's Day.
Blog - Notes from Quebec by Ethan Cox March 10
Hörður Torfason - Photo: Vanity Fair
Ethan Cox | Hörður Torfason sparked a social movement which would tear down the political structures of Iceland. This is his story.
Blog - Alberta Diary March 10
Andre Turcotte
David J. Climenhaga | According to a discussion forum at Preston Manning's conservative "big ideas" gabfest in Ottawa, Canadian voters have been stubbornly loyal to the Liberals.
Blog - Voices North March 8
George Lessard | Two events on the poverty front happened here this week. A coroner's inquest in the RCMP shooting death of Karen Lander last year & the Auditor General’s report on the NWT’s Income Security.
Blog - Making Waves March 8
Meera Karunananthan | On International Women's Day, a coalition of Filipino women's groups held a flash mob against corporate mining.
Blog - Feminist Current March 8
Taryn Fivek | Taryn Fivek on the dangers of postfeminist, neoliberal discourse in progressive American publications
Blog - Progressive Economics Forum March 8
Photo: Gavin Schaefer/Flickr
Armine Yalnizyan | On the occasion of International Women's Day, we ask: Are more women making it to the top in Canada? And what does that mean for the 100 per cent?
Blog - Open Media's blog March 8
Lindsey Pinto | This week, we've got bad news and good news: Big telecom company Bell is once again trying to take more control, and we've put out a citizen-powered study that could help fix our cell phone market.
Blog - The works March 8
Lori Theresa Waller | A recap of the week's top labour stories. Women workers rally; foreign worker permits to get judicial review; Quebec coalition against EI reform; AB's austerity budget and teacher contract dispute
Blog - Eva Bartlett In Gaza March 8
Jabaliya refugee camp in Gaza. Photo: Emad Badwan/IPS
Eva Bartlett | On International Women's Day, when many of the world's women are fighting for workplace equality and an end to domestic violence, the majority of Gaza's women fight for the most basic of rights.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog March 8
Angela Giles | Yesterday marked Day 7 of Shelley Young and Joseph Jean Sock's fast. These two Idle No More activists are representatives of the grassroots Mi'kmaq people across the Martitimes.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog March 8
Maryam Adrangi | In the upcoming months, fracking can become an election issue. Demand that the B.C. government echoes our voices and says "No Fracking Way!"
Blog - John Bennett's blog March 8
John Bennett | It's not easy being green… but it's not rocket science either. All we need is federal leadership! Below is a short checklist of what Canada needs to do to be green again.
Blog - Behind The Numbers March 8
Kate McInturff | Closing the gender gap would transform the world we live in -- for men, for women, for the better. Just imagine a world in which you have more time to spend doing the things you love.

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