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Tribal parks on aboriginal territories: rey-2015-05-22b.mp3 The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation of Clayoquot Sound declared their first tribal park in 1984. Now there are four tribal parks in Tla-o-qui-aht territory and the model i...
Allegations of brutality highlighted by protest at Hudbay shareholders’ meeting: Friday, May 22, 2015 'I wonder if you, the shareholders of Hudbay, know what happened to us in Guatemala?' said one protester at the Hudbay shareholders' meeting. Angelica Choc confro...
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Thousands gather to see new Alberta government sworn in: EDMONTON — Thousands of Albertans gathered on the provincial legislature grounds Sunday to watch new Premier Rachel Notley and her 11-member cabinet become the prairie province’s first NDP government. Under sunny skies and 28-degree heat, wearing a white suit jacket, navy blue dress and bright or...
Harper proving weak on governance, even weaker on courage: More from Michael Harris available here. And so Canadian public life has come down to an empty chair. JFK’s unoccupied rocking chair following his assassination meant the end of Camelot. When imprisoned human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, it was placed on a...
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What's at Stake in the Transit Referendum? (in Opinion): Good jobs and reduced congestion, says recent study, as ballot deadline looms.  Related Stories Metro Mayors Face Tough Sell in Transit Referendum (in Opinion) Please Advise! Where Can I Aim My In-transit-ive Rage? (in Opinion) Transit Vote Pivotal for Vancouver's Economic Health (in Opinion)
How to Ask Strangers to Finance Your Dreams (in News): This Tyee Master Class will teach you the basics of crowdfunding. May 30, enrol now.
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Why leftists should read John Ralston Saul — critically: John Ralston Saul is a rare and influential public intellectual in Canada. Indigenous sovereigntists have engaged critically with his most recent book, The Comeback. It’s high time the Canadian left joined the debate.
VIDEO: The end of the Energy East pipeline: “Saint John, the population is dwindling, and everybody wants a project to bring it back,” says construction contractor Barry Harrigan. He lives in Red Head, a small community in Saint John, New Brunswick, the end of the line for TransCanada’s propos...
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Reading, Writing and Reproduction: Danish Sex Education Includes Lessons on Fertility: It has gained global attention that sex education in Denmark will now focus on fertility as well as avoiding unwanted pregnancies. The background for this change is that 25 percent of couples wishing to have a baby do not achieve pregnancy within the first year. Sex education is critical to ensur...
Full Auto Pilot: Is it Really Necessary to Have a Human in the Cockpit?: The recent Germanwings disaster has once again reminded us that human pilots are not always failsafe. One only has to look back as far as 2012 to find examples of unruly pilots being subdued by passengers, and of course 9/11 highlighted the extremes of hijacking. With such incidents, the question...
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Don't fool yourself - Employers watch your online and other activities!: A few days ago Hydro One announced it is firing an employee after social media pinpointed him in a video telling Shauna Hunt of CityNews that it’s “fucking hilarious” to shout a sexist obscenity at television reporters. The man was not on the job and did not identify his employer in the video, b...
Women are smart, no need to force feed stupid and demeaning commercials: It was a long and demanding day. He was happy to be at home with his girlfriend who just came home from work. They were tired. Instead of going out for a burger or something else edible, they have decided on home made pasta and both got busy with the preparation. Finally, the steaming spaghetti ...
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The difficult math of the Alberta provincial election results: Doing the arithmetic in the Alberta election was the easy part, but fully absorbing the math of it all is surely more difficult for both federal and provincial conservatives today. One provincial seat (Calgary-Glenmore) was left in a PC-NDP tie after last night's unofficial tallies, which under A...
Federal by-elections will be all paperwork, no voting day, plus huge expense ceilings: Pointing to the need for a couple of common sense amendments to the Canada Elections Act, the three currently vacant House of Commons seats will be undergoing by-election campaign from now until the writs for forthcoming general election are issued sometime in the early fall. Wednesday would have...
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Gender Block: victim blaming: Lately, it seems anytime feminism is mentioned there are many people ready to point out how unnecessary it is: You know, that if women wanted to work they would, but they choose to have families; that if women didn’t want predatory sexual advances they wouldn’t welcome them through their behaviou...
Project Diversity: Illustration by Matt Daley Straight, white men still dominate the technology industry. RM Vaughan introduces us to LGBTQ activists around the world who are fighting for changeSTUART CAMERON REMEMBERS the first time Unicorns in Tech set up a booth at a major tech/IT conference. “People would stop...
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Mulcair Promises Mail, Public Transit to Quebec Municipalities : Addressing the province's municipal leaders on Saturday, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair alleged that fulfilling the needs of towns and cities will become a major campaign issue in this fall's election. Mulcair was to address the Quebec Union of Municipalities at the Palais des congress in Montreal, w...
Labour Vows to Support Cameron's EU Referendum Plan : The acting leader of the Britain’s opposition Labour party, Harriet Harman, has announced to support Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to hold a referendum on the country's European Union membership by the end of 2017. During its unsuccessful campaign for this month's national election, Labou...
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COULD JOURNALISTS UNITED DEFEAT GOVERNMENT PR?: What will it take to break the control of public relations over government information? (Graphic by Shutterstock.com) SIGN, SIGN, EVERYWHERE A SIGN? There could be something happening here but what it is ain’t exactly clear. That’s what I’m thinking after the publication of yet another column e...
B.C. GOVERNMENT TRIES TO SPIN ITS OWN SPIN: Does the advice government communications staff provide serve the public interest or a political interest? (Graphic by Government of British Columbia) What started out as a British Columbia government attempt to defend the job its communication staff do has, ironically, ended up demonstrating t...
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LGBT en Jamaïque : encore du chemin à faire: Lors de son passage en Jamaïque au début du mois d’avril, le président américain Barack Obama a soulevé une question éminemment controversée sur l’île : les droits des homosexuels.
Omar Khadr et la faillite morale d’un système: Novembre 2013. Alors en reportage dans la région de Kandahar en Afghanistan, j’ai pu saisir l’occasion rêvée, pour le vétéran-devenu-journaliste que je suis, de rencontrer et d’interviewer le mullah Toor Jan, un ex-commandant taliban.
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Is Justin Trudeau ready for the election?: Is Justin Trudeau ready for the prime time of the campaign that’s about to begin? Chantal, Bruce and Andrew share their answers. The post Is Justin Trudeau ready for the election? appeared first on Loonie Politics.
Why aren’t MPs paying attention to Information Commissioner Legault?: Last week Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault put out a rather damning special report, and raised a very important warning – not that the vast majority of MPs seem to have paid any attention.  Legault found that the RCMP had illegally deleted records related to the long-gun registry that ...
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News 1130: Are you getting the Internet speeds you pay for?: Are you getting the Internet speeds you pay for? The CRTC has a new way for you to find out. Article by Martin MacMahon for News 1130 We’ve all complained at one point or another about slow Internet speeds, but now we’ll have a way of actu...
NY Times: The verdict is in on Obama's efforts to sell the top secret TPP: “A snow job” - that’s the verdict of this Nobel Prize-winning economist on Obama’s efforts to sell his top-secret TPP. Article by Paul Krugman for The New York Times One of the Obama administration’s underrated virtues is its intellectual ...
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Crews make headway against large wildfire raging in B.C.'s Central Interior: PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - A wildfire raging mostly out of control over the past two weeks in British Columbia's Central Interior has been largely contained.Fire teams have managed to bring the Little Bobtail Lake fire about 80 per cent under control, though about 80 people remain forced from their ho...
Closing arguments expected this week in trial of alleged B.C. terrorism plotters: VANCOUVER - Crown and defence lawyers were expected to make their closing arguments this week to the jury hearing the case of two people accused of plotting to set off homemade bombs on the lawn of the B.C. legislature.John Nuttall and Amanda Korody were charged after an elaborate, months-long RC...
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Power & Politics' Ballot Box question: Thursday we asked: How serious a problem is racism in Canada?- Very: 370 votes (26%)- Somewhat: 346 votes (24%)- Not very: 691 votes (49%)- Unsure: 7 votes (0%)  Thursday we asked: How serious a problem is racism in Canada?- Very: 370 votes (26%)- Somewhat: 346 votes (24%)- Not...
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Haroon Siddiqui’s parting reflections on career and country: In his final column, Haroon Siddiqui reflects on his 37 years at the Star and on how Canada has changed.
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If an election falls in the forest and nothing changes…ever, is it still a democracy?: I’m an outsider to Alberta politics so I will attempt to refrain from making any statement about who I think should win or what the important issues are in the election. But there are some disturbing, anti-democratic threads in the wave of editorial endorsements for the ruling PC party in Alberta...
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Government Procurement Failure: BC Ministry of Education Case Study: Apologies for the lack of posts. I’ve been in business mode – both helping a number of organizations I’m proud of and working on my own business. For those interested in a frightening tale of inept procurement, poor judgement and downright dirty tactics when it comes to software procurement and g...

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