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Blog - Council of Canadians' blog April 25
Amara Possian, Maryam Adrangi | Some say that pipelines will connect the West and the East and create energy security. Some, however, feel less secure as pipelines threaten their communities.
Blog - Derrick O'Keefe's blog April 25
Photo: BC NDP
Derrick O'Keefe | B.C. is a province awash in wealth, much of it on ostentatious display. There is simply no excuse for anyone to be malnourished, homeless and otherwise severely indigent.
Blog - Daniel Tseghay's blog April 25
Nathan Crompton, Daniel Tseghay | When it comes to housing, it is difficult to see how the NDP is truly different than their predecessor and their municipal counterparts.
Blog - Media Watch blog April 25
Nik Beeson | This week the CRTC is holding hearings into whether Sun News should be given mandatory carriage in every basic cable and satellite package across Canada.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog April 25
Democracy Watch | Democracy Watch and the Government Ethics Coalition set out 10 reasons Canadians should be concerned about the current review of federal ethics rules by the House of Commons Ethics Committee.
Blog - Child Care Canada Now April 25
Martha Friendly | A U.S. magazine story describing American child care as “day care hell” provides a useful comparison that reflects Canada’s dismal child-care situation with regard to options for parents and costs.
Blog - Brent Patterson April 25
Mark Calzavara set up camp with allies next to Lake 468 at the ELA
Brent Patterson | We asked people to 'Tell Ontario and Manitoba they are our only hope to save the ELA!' -- and they did!
Blog - Behind The Numbers April 25
Iglika Ivanova | On April 23, the Fraser Institute released the annual update of their misleading Consumer Tax Index report. The piece is meant to feed the anti-tax sentiment with numbers used for shock value.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 25
David J. Climenhaga | Advertising war so far: Round 1, Trudeau; Round 2, Trudeau. Alison Redford's bad report card. When not to call a press conference.
Blog - Hill Dispatches April 24
Karl Nerenberg | Politics can be theatre of the absurd, with members on opposite sides speaking past each other. That was the case Wednesday as the PBO was debated in Question Period.
Blog - Open Media's blog April 24
Arielle dela Cruz Yip | explains why Canadians should be concerned about CISPA.
Blog - Hill Dispatches April 24
Karl Nerenberg | On Wednesday in the House of Commons, the opposition tried to get answers from Defence Minister Peter MacKay on the cutting of danger pay for some of the Canadian troops in of Afghanistan.
Blog - Campus Notes April 24
Justin Panos | Deep in the heart of the University of Toronto campus, a development program with 70 students is struggling for its financial survival.
Blog - Your Heart's On The Left April 24
Jesse McLaren | Despite Harper's majority inside Parliament, the pro-choice majority outside Parliament defeated his latest motion.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog April 24
Ryan Sawatzky | Grassroots schools in Haiti: A key and necessary front in the struggle for a public education system.
Blog - Activist Communiqué April 24
Krystalline Kraus | That’s right! Spring has sprung and it’s time to get ready for the annual May Day celebration.
Blog - Hello Cool World's blog April 24
Katherine Dodds | At Hello Cool World, we dream of tools for social change. Boost our idea to create an open source distribution and campaign platform for social cause media.
Blog - Vegan Challenge for Earth Week April 24
Derrick O'Keefe | Failing to make a trip to the grocery store in preparation had meant that, within mere seconds, my attempt at eating vegan had transformed me into a bad Vancouver cliché.
Blog - Film Festivals in Toronto (FFIT) April 24
June Chua | A selection of documentaries for every taste and interest as the festival celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Blog - Progressive Economics Forum April 24
Photo: Albert Lynn/Flickr
Angella MacEwen | Attempts by the Harper government to set the record straight over changes to EI simply gloss over many valid concerns that have been expressed by critics. I share a couple of EI Change Fact-Busters.
Blog - Alberta Diary April 24
Thomas Lukaszuk
David J. Climenhaga | If Alberta’s government had any real courage, they'd "negotiate" public sector contracts directly themselves -- it's what they're doing anyway.
Blog - Christopher Majka April 24
Christopher Majka | Unless and until Canadians demand a more of their politicians we will continue to be mired in insanity, doing the same thing over and over while despondently awaiting a different outcome.
Blog - David Suzuki April 23
David Suzuki | The modern workplace, where people spend long hours sitting, is harming health and even killing people. Taking time to enjoy nature is the cure, and the 30X30 Nature Challenge is here to help.
Blog - Sheila Block's blog April 23
Sheila Block | Ontario's upcoming budget can support both social and economic goals.
Blog - Feminist Current April 23
Danielle Paradis, Anne Theriault | Danielle Paradis and Anne Theriault on the latest from the Men's Rights Activists (MRA) site, A Voice for Men.
Blog - The Mainlander April 23
Maria Wallstam and Nathan Crompton | Vancity provides funding both to large-scale gentrifiers and to anti-gentrification groups in the DTES.
Blog - Roger Annis's blog April 23
Roger Annis | The father says his teen daughter was "disappointed to death" by institutional inaction following a sexual assault she suffered in 2011.
Blog - MiningWatch blog April 23
Ramsey Hart | Australian research organizations recently released a review of the economic assessments of Australian coal projects and found that the proponent-generated reviews greatly overstated the benefits.
Blog - Hill Dispatches April 23
Karl Nerenberg | There will be those who find the coincidence of the RCMP arresting two suspected terrorists just as the Bill is being debated to be suspicious.
Blog - Progressive Economics Forum April 23
Photo: prizepony/Flickr
Angella MacEwen | Brian Lee Crowley's latest column shows he's a glass-half-full kinda guy, citing vague evidence from Internet job advertisements to point out that the number of jobs going unfilled is rising fast.