Jun 6
Image: Peter Burka/Flickr
The justice system was designed to fail Cindy Gladue, just as it has failed to deliver justice for countless Indigenous women, girls and their communities.
Jun 5
Image: Pexels:  President Rodrigo Duterte speaking at a public event
Even though the first half of President Duterte's administration has been marked by authoritarian excesses, his allies were able to win in the recent elections.
Jun 4
Justin Trudeau and Mike Pence. Photo: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Canada calling on the U.S. to get China to halt its crossfire, looks less like an independent state, and more like a U.S. dependent territory.
Jun 3
Internet globalisation. Image: Pete Linforth/Pixabay
What actually is 5G and what does it mean for the future of connectivity and Internet users?
May 31
Premier Ford meeting with Andrew Scheer at Queen's Park in 2018. Photo: Premier of Ontario/Flickr
Andrew Scheer is caught in a whirlpool between Trudeau, Ford and now even Bernier -- which has him spinning in all directions.
May 30
Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage talks to reporters at the foot of Parliament Hill. Photo: Sonya Savage/Twitter
Is "Ottawa, we have a problem" on those Tory blue advertisements about a pipeline, or a government? If the latter, why are our tax dollars paying for it?
May 29
Image: Philip Bump/Flickr
Many new and some mainstream media outlets in Canada and elsewhere are stepping up to fill the void in reporting on issues critical to our well-being and survival, but they often lack resources.
May 28
Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Freeland attend the 10th ministerial meeting of the Lima Group in Ottawa. Photo: Adam Scott/PMO
To get along with the U.S., Liberals go along with the U.S.
May 27
An undated stock photo of work on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Photo: Facebook
Since it has now been clearly established that B.C. cannot control what goes through a federally regulated pipeline, a strong argument can now be made that neither can Alberta.
May 24
Winnipeg General Strike. Image: Wikipedia/Winnipeg General Strike
Women were the first to walk off the job during the Winnipeg strike, the gender pay gap seems stuck at 20 per cent, and singing: 'Bread and Roses.'
May 23
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Canadians may not be ideologically conservative, but, when it comes to innovations in and novel ideas for the political process, we are highly risk averse.
May 22
March for Life on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, 2016. Photo: Ross Dunn/Flickr
When Alabama legislators passed the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S. last week, many seemingly progressive people immediately reacted by blaming Muslims.
May 21
Elizabeth May at podium in 2015. Photo: Bob Jonkman/Flickr
With 17 elected Green Party members at the provincial and federal levels, the Greens look to be competitive in a number of federal ridings across Canada in the October 21 election.
May 17
Planned Parenthood rally. Photo: American Life League/Flickr
Women don't have equal pay. Lawmakers are trying to strip us of the right to control our bodies. And, when we do make babies, we have little access to safe and affordable child care.
May 16
Image credit: Joshua Berson
In this excerpt from her new memoir "Outside In," the former MP diagnoses what went wrong for the NDP in the 2015 election.
May 15
Photo: Alexander Savin/Flickr
The world's leading scientists are warning that human behaviour is destroying the biodiversity on which human and other life depends at a terrifyingly rapid rate.
May 14
CUPW is helping Foodora workers to organize a union. Photo: Jared Ong
Food-delivery workers brave hazardous traffic and bad weather to deliver food to your door. Now they're fighting back for better pay and some respect.
May 13
Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
Don't assume just because Canadian Conservatives eliminated per-vote subsidies that Jason Kenney and the UCP won't reverse course completely on the idea of a subsidy for the Alberta Party.
May 10
Protest against Quebec's Charter of Values in 2013. Photo: ibourgeault_tasse/Flickr
When the majority of visible religious symbols in Quebec were Christian, nobody complained. But now that Islamic symbols have become more visible, it has suddenly become a matter of grave concern.
May 9
Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Doug Ford's measures -- despite his claim to be acting "for the people" -- redirect resources from ordinary people to corporations and the rich.
May 8
Jason Kenney with his "blue ribbon" panel. From left to right: Mike Percy, Dave Mowat, Travis Toews, Janice MacKinnon, Kenney, Kim Henderson, Jay Ramotar, and Bev Dahlby. Photo: Government of Alberta
Brace yourselves, people. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has announced his "blue ribbon" panel to do a "deep dive" into the province's books and figure out how to get them into the black.
May 7
Paul Manly. Photo: Green Party of Canada/Facebook
Does the Green win mean Canadians might be much more serious about climate change than most politicians seem to think? Maybe, but one byelection does not tell the whole story.
May 6
People gather in Toronto on April 29, 2019 to commemorate the National Day of Mourning. Photo: Zaid Noorsumar
Official statistics show close to 1,000 work-related deaths occur across Canada annually, but one research study estimates the real number is 10 to 13 times greater.
May 3
Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
If there is anything "Trumpian" about Ford, it is his relations with actual news reporters who work for legitimate news organizations, organizations his government has called "fake news."
May 2
British Columbia Premier John Horgan speaks to media in the rose garden of the Legislature Building in Victoria. Photo: Province of British Columbia/Flickr
There may be an argument for Canadian refineries to buy "ethical" Alberta oil, but giving Alberta governments the opportunity to turn the taps on and off to achieve policy goals sure undercuts it.
May 1
NDP MP Peter Julian. Photo: Peter Julian/Facebook
There is currently no effective way for foreign victims of Canadian corporate malfeasance to pursue meaningful redress in Canadian courts. Vancouver-area NDP MP Peter Julian wants to change that.
Apr 30
May Day rally for immigrant and workers' rights, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2015. Photo: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr
In 2019, the labour movement around the world prepares its demonstrations of hope, solidarity, and support for collective action at a time of major worker distress and unrest.
Apr 29
Andrew Scheer and Jason Kenney: Not necessarily as close as you might think … Photo: Andrew Scheer/Twitter
Right now we seem to be headed for an intramural game of chicken between Ottawa and Edmonton.
Apr 26
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigning in Edmonton in October 2015. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
Thanks to the work done by outgoing Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, support for the TMX in Canada has probably reached its high-water mark. It has nowhere to go but down.
Apr 25
Image: Openmedia
A generational opportunity to overhaul Canada's mobile market and bring more choice and lower prices is here. This is how we turn it into a national movement.

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