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Blog - Christopher Majka May 9
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Christopher Majka | Harper Economics take the worst elements of public and private sectors, wedding them in an approach that serves neither and is destined to undermine economic, social. and environmental values.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 9
Maryam Adrangi | A delegation of First Nations, impacted community members and environmentalists attended Enbridge's AGM.
Blog - Policy Note May 9
Seth Klein, Trish Garner, Ted Bruce | British Columbia has the highest rate of poverty in Canada, but is one of the last provinces left without a poverty reduction plan.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 9
Stuart Trew | Join me for a public discussion on "CETA, FIPA, TPP: The New Face of Corporate Power." These events will be part of a speaking tour in B.C. to build opposition to Canada's corporate trade agenda.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 9
Stuart Trew | The Council of Canadians co-launched a timely briefing note on investment treaties and fracking bans with the Brussels-based Corporate Europe Observatory and Amsterdam-based Transnational Institute.
Blog - Alberta Diary May 9
Tom Lukaszuk
David J. Climenhaga | Athabasca University’s Faculty Association has called for the institution’s president to be replaced by an interim president chosen from staff.
Blog - Progressive Economics Forum May 9
Iglika Ivanova | The story of child poverty in Canada is very much an urban story. One out of every 10 children living in urban areas was poor in 2010, compared to one in 20 children living in non-urban areas.
Blog - Adventures in the eBook Game May 8
Cathi Bond | Pearse Murray of PROUD FM talks 'Night Town', Susan Cole of NOW reviews the book -- don't miss 'em!
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 8
Photo: Cancillería Ecuador
Stuart Trew | While the Conservatives continue to sign bilateral investment treaties that give corporations the "right" to challenge policies, Latin American countries are working to change the system entirely.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog May 8
rabble staff | We are opening up our survey to push for 100 more responders and are working to get it done by May 20th.
Blog - Policy Note May 8
Photo: Thompson Rivers/flickr
Shannon Daub, Janine Farrell | What are the burning issues in health care, and how do the party platforms stack up? Here's our take, with a particular focus on seniors.
Blog - Alberta Diary May 8
Clever Wildrose Art Attacking Redford Brochure
David J. Climenhaga | If a controversial Progressive Conservative mail-out can help Alberta Premier Alison Redford improve her polling numbers, it will help her win her party’s endorsement to carry on.
Blog - David Suzuki May 7
David Suzuki | The people of this tiny nation see that money and hyper-consumption aren’t what contribute to happiness and well-being.
Blog - Campus Notes May 7
Mick Sweetman | The campus press in Canada has its origins in the student union movement as students found they had to have a way to raise student issues that weren't covered by the mainstream media.
Blog - Christopher Majka May 7
Christopher Majka and Thomas Mulcair
Christopher Majka | At Halifax's Pier 21, once the gateway for emigrants and refugees entering Canada, I sat down with Thomas Mulcair, leader of the federal NDP, to talk energy, environment, economy and electoral reform.
Blog - Open Media's blog May 7
OpenMedia.ca, Catherine Hart | Bell's proposed takeover of Astral Media would worsen media concentration and give Bell millions in public funds
Blog - The Mainlander May 7
Ivan Drury | Since we got first involved in the Downtown Eastside Local Area Planning Process (LAPP) in the spring of 2011, low-income community members and groups have been hanging our hopes for broad-sweeping ho
Blog - Progressive Economics Forum May 7
Bruce Livesey | Niall Ferguson, Harvard historian and author of numerous bad books about economics, is prone to saying ignorant things, making one question the intellectual heft of so-called academic "stars."
Blog - Progressive Economics Forum May 7
Erin Weir | Ontario program spending, already the lowest per capita of any province, will be subject to ongoing cuts relative to inflation.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog May 7
Roger Annis | Mali is undergoing a new colonization looking a lot like what Haiti has endured since 2004. French parliament votes to extend combat mission while UN Security Council readies a policing force.
Blog - Activist Communiqué May 7
Krystalline Kraus | Once a year, the Board of Directors of Hudbay, a Canadian mining company infamous for human rights abuses around the world, converge in downtown Toronto.
Blog - Blind Man with a Pistol May 6
Photo: thecanadaproject
Michael Stewart | In which Blind Man with a Pistol muses over whether it's time we let a poet run this province. Luckily for us, there's one not too far away from the reins of power.
Blog - Hill Dispatches May 6
Karl Nerenberg | In reforming the refugee system in Canada, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney declared Hungary a "safe country of origin." But what about the rise of fascist parties targeting Jews and Roma?
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog May 6
Stuart Trew | Canada's politically connected business lobby groups get exclusive access to information on the Trans-Pacific Partnerships (TPP) and the rest of us get almost nothing.
Blog - Progressive Economics Forum May 6
Photo: Bank of Canada by flickr/adrianlee
Armine Yalnizyan | From inflation targeting to quantative easing, from stimulus to international trade, Armine Yalnizyan shares his thoughts on the, er, number-two choice for Bank of Canada governor.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog May 6
Photo: quebecsolidaire.net
Nora Loreto | After Québec Solidaire's convention, I'm left wondering what's in store for the future of Ontario's political left
Blog - Policy Note May 6
 Photo: proposed location of Site C Dam by flickr/tuchoti
Marvin Shaffer | Is Premier Christy Clark's election-inspired promise of a debt-free B.C. to be taken seriously? Marvin Shaffer persuasively argues no.
Blog - Behind The Numbers May 6
Image: http://worldviewsconference.com/
Erika Shaker | The CCPA's Erika Shaker confesses her addiction to sociology and why she can't stop committing (to) it.
Blog - Brent Patterson May 6
Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: tourist_on_earth, scottog
Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians has joined with more than 30 groups to call on Alberta Premier Alison Redford to remove Gerry Protti as the chair of the province's new energy regulator.
Blog - Alberta Diary May 6
David J. Climenhaga | Americans who tolerate repeated massacres in schools and malls to hang onto their weapons, hunkered down in their basements because one terrorist was on the loose? What’s wrong with this picture?

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