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Suffer all ye Ontario children: July 20, 2018 Education Politics in Canada Suffer all ye Ontario childrenCharles McVety, the so-called “evangelical leader” who delivered unto Doug Ford a social conservative Christian base, is less about loving the poor and disadvantaged and more about promoting hate. Doug Ford charles mcvety ev...
Passage of new law ends the debate: Israel now officially an apartheid state: Corey Balsam Sid Shniad On Thursday, July 19, Israel ceased being a democracy -- even on paper. Yesterday's passing of the controversial nation-state bill enshrines into Israel's Basic Laws the definition of Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people, who now possess "an exclusive right to na...
Scoring against his own team: Trump's betrayal of the U.S.: Penney Kome Suppose you were a member of a soccer team, scheduled for an important home game against another, much tougher team. Your manager (let's call him Rump) has pulled together some impressive wins in the past, but lately he's been erratic, picking fights with everyone. During an intermis...
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National pharmacare must be ‘voluntary’ for provinces, premiers say: Canada’s premiers say the provinces should be able to opt out of any national pharmacare plan. The provincial leaders ended their annual meeting on Friday by stressing in a communique that any participation in a national pharmacare program has to be voluntary. One province, Quebec, has already sa...
Existing Canadian provisions enough to protect farmers from trade war, MacAulay says: VANCOUVER – Existing safety nets are ready to help farmers weather increased trade volatility, Canada’s agriculture ministers said Friday, amidst an escalating global trade war that has the country’s farm community nervous. ‘There’s a framework in place with the Canadian Agricultural Partnership ...
Two new deputy ministers to help manage changes created by Trudeau cabinet shuffle: The federal government is bulking up Treasury Board with two new deputy ministers as part of the bureaucratic team being assembled to support new ministerial portfolios and created out of this week’s cabinet shuffle. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the job of Alex Benay, the governme...
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The CAQ’s shameless electoralism is a blast from the past: The Coalition Avenir Québec, leading in the polls ahead of October’s provincial election, recently released its “Traffic Reduction Plan” for Greater Montreal. Or so went the marketing pitch. Yet with the bulk of the plan’s $10 billion in proposed inv...
Conservatives join NDP in blasting Trudeau’s pipeline bailout: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan for $4.5-billion has brought together unusual allies across the political spectrum. Many from the pro-pipeline camp have joined pipeline protestors to...
Moving to the offensive, from anti-privatization to pro-public: I recently had the privilege of travelling to Montreal to speak at and participate in a conference called The Future is Public, hosted by Friends of Public Services and the Municipal Services Project and sponsored by several national labour unions. I...
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Movies Can Make Us Mean; They Can Also Save Us (in Culture): As it feels like we are racing deeper into the sewer, some films remind us of the way out.  Related Stories ‘Miss Hokusai’, ‘Moonlight’, and Fall Film Brilliance (in Culture) ‘HyperNormalisation’ (in Culture) Silent Cries for Humanity in 'The Tribe' (in Culture)
A Brave New Way to Fund Journalism (in News): Project taps ‘attention economy’ to let you pay for the information you actually use.  Related Stories Federal and BC Privacy Watchdogs Combine Investigation into Facebook and AggregateIQ (in News) Tyee Story on TransLink Data-Sharing with Police Prompts Provincial Investigation (in News) TransLi...
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La coupe du monde des femmes: Alors que la coupe du monde bat son plein et que les joueurs s'affrontent sur les terrains, on voit circuler sur les médias sociaux des vidéos et campagnes publicitaires qui visent à sensibiliser les spectateurs quant à l'augmentation des violences f...
Les lendemains qui... jazzent: Suite à la polémique entourant la tenue de la production SLĀV au Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, le Festival international de Jazz de Montréal (FIJM) a annoncé l’annulation du spectacle. Le metteur en scène Robert Lepage a publié un communiqué sur cette an...
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THE LONG MARCH FOR SCIENCE: Demonstrators at the 2017 March for Science in Washington, DC. (Photograph by Becker1999) The international March for Science movement has helped popularize the importance of science-based decision-making in government. But concerns about its absence are longer standing than many of us may real...
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10 times the Globe and Mail editorial page has expressed an absurdly inflated sense of Canada’s place in the world:   1. “How Canada can help lead the way to better global health” (2016) Summary: Canada can improve global health outcomes by telling other countries what to do.   2. “How Canada can become a global food production powerhouse” (2017) Summary: More countries should buy Canadian food.   3. “Time to ...
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PC Paul Calandra elated to be Markham-Stouffville MPP: Calandra won the riding going away receiving, 25,912 votes in the unofficial tally, with Jazcek getting 14,007, Kwok, 10,997 and Green Party Candidate Jose Etcheverr ......Read More The post PC Paul Calandra elated to be Markham-Stouffville MPP appeared first on .
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Dust Off That Blog, It’s Election Time: Whew, it’s been a while hasn’t it? There’s dust everywhere…how do you even get dust inside a blog? Oh well. There’s an election in Ontario on June 7, 2018 and well, I have opinions (see @rateldajer for the political part of me on Twitter). What’s on my mind right now: In something I don’t rememb...
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“They’ll Just Make It Illegal”: Cryptocurrencies, Public Goods & the State Late last year, I and a colleague from HKS were meeting with a VC I’d gotten to know in San Francisco. As an opening salvo in the conversation, the VC asked us “aren’t you worried about a cryptocurrency making the US dollar obsolete?” I replied that ...

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