Duncan Cameron April 26
Duncan Cameron
Rachel Notley wants to know why "we're acting like a bunch of villages as opposed to a nation." There is a leadership role for Ottawa and Justin Trudeau needs to recognize it.
Monia Mazigh April 22
Monia Mazigh
"Privacy concerns" have been used by the Canadian government as a powerful pretext for inaction or silence and this should be challenged and denounced.
Rick Salutin April 22
Rick Salutin
Why would people who are reeling from the near obliteration of their community be better off going somewhere that lacks even the shards of community left them?
June Chua April 22
Koneline focuses on the "golden triangle" of land in northwest B.C. where copper and gold mining companies are busy drilling into prime territory where local people hunt and fish.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 21
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday that the revised $20 bill will feature the portrait of the legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman. What better tribute to her lifetime of struggle?
Lois Ross April 21
Lois Ross
Today we launch a new column about agriculture and our relationships to food. It will look at food production issues that affect urban and rural dwellers alike.
Wayne MacPhail April 20
Wayne MacPhail
A few columns back I promised to report on my progress using a tablet as my main computer. I'm happy to say that so far it has been a successful experiment.
Jim Stanford April 19
Jim Stanford
If trade deals are the key to trade success, why is it that the more of them we implement, the worse our trade becomes? Perhaps the deals are doing more harm than good.
Ralph Surette April 19
Ralph Surette
The Nova Scotia government is about to release a plan to go forward with replacing the troubled Victoria General hospital in Halifax. Ralph Surette has some words of advice.
Duncan Cameron April 19
Duncan Cameron
The federal environment minister is sitting on a big decision. In the face of opposition from First Nations, she is charged with granting environmental approval for an LNG project on Lelu Island.
Linda McQuaig April 15
That silly Leap Manifesto -- giving itself away right in the subtitle, which calls for "a Canada based on caring for the Earth and one another." No wonder it provoked fury and outrage.
Rick Salutin April 15
Rick Salutin
It's normal to arm ourselves in advance by anticipating the worst that might happen. Consider these mindsets the psycho-historical lineage of trigger warnings, another part of the human toolkit.
Murray Dobbin April 15
In the aftermath of Tom Mulcair's crushing repudiation at the NDP's convention, the party enters a period of self-reflection and reinvention that it has never experienced before.
Monia Mazigh April 15
Monia Mazigh
Financial opacity isn't just a disease attacking Russia, China or the Gulf monarchies; it is a global reality. As shown by the Panama Papers leak, even Canada isn't immune from this virus.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 14
U.S. President Barack Obama recently announced a 30-year, $1-trillion program to modernize the U.S. nuclear-weapon arsenal, also known as the "Trillion Dollar Trainwreck."
Naomi Klein April 14
Naomi Klein
Well, the Leap is certainly in the news. Many articles have been filled with errors and misrepresentations, which isn't surprising. We should expect more, however, from commentators on the left.
Ole Hendrickson April 14
Ole Hendrickson
Why is talk of not building new pipelines and leaving fossil fuels in the ground now so divisive? We've made our commitment at the Paris climate talks -- now let's honour it.
Jim Stanford April 13
Jim Stanford
One interesting topic for a Canadian living in Australia is the manner in which fiscal and social responsibilities are divided between the levels of government.
Wayne MacPhail April 13
Wayne MacPhail
One of the most fascinating aspects of the Panama Papers investigation is the technology involved, from electronic transfers and databases to encrypted communications.
Ralph Surette April 12
Ralph Surette
Now that Albertans are getting on pogey as the oil economy has collapsed, you'd think we'd at least be spared the lectures about how economically virtuous Albertans are compared to Maritimers.
Duncan Cameron April 12
Duncan Cameron
Three challenges await the NDP membership: animating riding associations, renewing party policy, and restructuring the party. It's time to replace trickle-down politics with democratic party politics.
Ish Theilheimer April 11
Ish Theilheimer
Maybe ousting Mulcair will prove to be good strategy and help to rebuild and reinvigorate the NDP. Or, perhaps, there will be real costs, like losing the stronghold in Quebec Mulcair helped to build.
Rick Salutin April 8
Rick Salutin
The NDP, including the Leap Manifesto, is still telling people what they should feel versus reflecting back to them what they've come to know. That's part of the problem, says Rick Salutin.
Monia Mazigh April 8
Monia Mazigh
"Responsible conviction" is the guiding principle Stéphane Dion has proposed for extending help to Canadians detained abroad. What's missing are concrete commitments in Canadian foreign policy.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 7
Over 12.7 million people in the U.S. are physically abused, raped or stalked by their partners annually. This crisis deserves a full public hearing, especially during this presidential election year.
Ole Hendrickson April 7
Ole Hendrickson
Preventing monarch extinction will require active intervention by humans on a variety of fronts. It's an opportunity for those of us who believe that abundant nature enhances the quality of our lives.
Thomas Ponniah April 6
Thomas Ponniah
From the Arab Spring to the Zapatista uprising, our era of globalization has been characterized by democratic rebellion. A new book asks how to define genuine democratic transformation.
Wayne MacPhail April 6
Wayne MacPhail
Last week was a great time to be a bot. Everybody was talking about you, especially Microsoft. But what exactly is a bot and what does it mean for digital technology?
Ralph Surette April 5
Ralph Surette
In the midst of a labour dispute, the good news is the Chronicle Herald is a rare "independent" and thus far better placed than most to do what a newspaper is supposed to do in a democratic society.
Duncan Cameron April 5
Duncan Cameron
As delegates prepare for the April 8-10 Edmonton convention, the federal NDP membership is in turmoil. The New Democratic Party needs to redefine itself in a new political environment.