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Canada's most vulnerable people are being denied access to banking services : Income inequality is mounting in Canada, making an already inexcusable wealth gulf worse. And with wealth comes privilege -- especially in Canadian banking. Low-income residents of Canada face a significant double standard when it comes to accessing banking services despite urgently wantin...
Standing Rock inspires Canadian mobilization against extreme pipelines: The mobilization at Standing Rock and the conviction to speak out against extreme pipelines is having a profound affect here in Canada.  "More than 10,000 have come here from all over the world", reports BBC's James Cook in his compelling news report from the Standing Rock camp.   rea...
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Ontario introduces medical assistance in dying legislation: Ontario’s Health Minister introduced new legislation Wednesday that — if passed — will ensure insurance payouts and workplace safety benefits can’t be denied solely based on medically-assisted death. The Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act clarifies that a person who receives me...
Food policy is not the answer to obesity: Harvard professor: Canadians’ ever-expanding waistlines are not going to be shrunk by a Liberal promise to develop a National Food Policy, a top Harvard professor says. Health officials in both Canada and the United States “don’t really need a National Food Policy,” Robert Paarlberg told attendees at the Grow Canad...
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Wade Davis Endorsed Trudeau, Now ‘Profoundly Disappointed’ (in News): Despite industrial project approvals, PM may yet guide Canada through needed transition, says renowned anthropologist.  Related Stories Trudeau Liberals Approve Petronas LNG Project on BC’s Coast (in News) Horgan Makes Appeal to Workers: People of BC ‘Deserve Better’ (in News) 'Mission Accomplish...
Opioids, Fentanyl and the Threat to First Responders (in Opinion): Daily flood of overdoses, deaths taking physical and emotional toll.
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Trudeau’s delicate balance between the economy and the environment: Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau enraged many of his supporters, especially younger ones, by approving the Kinder Morgan pipeline. He did so in violation of a campaign promise to reform the review process, and apply the new process to Kinder...
Montreal columnist suing Ricochet for $350,000: Ricochet is under attack. Richard Martineau, a Journal de Montréal columnist whom the Quebec Press Council has repeatedly found to have used “discriminatory words and expressions of prejudice” towards Muslims and others, is suing Ricochet, contributo...
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Yes, Change is Hard and Requires Math, That is Why We Elected You: So it seems that the response about the electoral reform committee (EMME) process is that there are lots of committed, organized, focused, passionate people who want to make this country better, speaking for the importance of changing our voting system to one that assigns seats in proportion to t...
Don’t Throw Away Our Shot: For the first time, we find ourselves not as a reflection of another power. Our politics is not a derivation of Westminster or Washington anymore. Our politics is specific to us, not a derivation from a distant metropolis. — “Canada in the Age of Donald Trump” — Stephen Marche, The Walrus Hello P...
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Ivanka Trump Finally Broke Her Silence On Her Dad's Vulgar Comments About Women : Photo:Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. {ads1}Ivanka Trump has broken her silence on the 2005 recording of her father bragging that his fame allows him to do whatever he wants to women, even "grab them by the pussy." "My ...
PAF Pilot Killed as Mirage Jet Crashes in Karachi : Officials have confirmed that the pilot aboard one of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Mirage airplanes was killed on Tuesday as his jet crashed near Karachi’s Musharraf Colony. Reports claim that Squadron leader Baqir Ali flew PAF Mirage jetbearing tale number 921 from Masroor Base. The plane crash...
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Gentrification : ce qu'on ne vous dit pas sur la mixité sociale: Tantôt village, puis Eldorado du riche canadien-français et capitale de la chaussure, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve est un de ces quartiers ouvriers qui a connu plusieurs vies. Ayant connu le boom de l'après-guerre pour ensuite subir l'exil industriel, c'est...
Entre le lièvre et la tortue: En réaction à la série d’agressions sexuelles commises contre des étudiantes dans les résidences de l’Université Laval, la ministre de l'Enseignement supérieur Hélène David a annoncé son souhait de tenir des consultations sur cette question, incluant...
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The left said much, much worse than “lock her up” about Harper: The very worst thing that ever happened in Canadian politics occurred the other day — or at least that’s what I’ve learned from reading the papers.  At a rally at the Alberta legislature last weekend, a group of anti-NDP protestors chanted “lock her up” a few times in reference to Premier Notl...
No, the electoral reform report wasn’t useful: While Maryam Monsef apologised several times for her Question Period comments saying that the electoral reform committee didn’t do their job, I will contend that she was, in fact, right.  When you actually look at the options presented by the committee, and in particular the NDP and Green memb...
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Candice Bergen Tells Bardish Chagger To Stop Doing PM's 'Dirty Work' On Fundraisers: The Conservative House leader got personal with her rival in question period Wednesday, accusing Government House Leader Bardish Chagger of embarrassing herself by doing the prime minister’s “dirty work.” For weeks now, Chagger has repeatedly used the same talking points to defend private Liberal...
Trudeau Needs To Fire Himself As Youth Minister: New Democrats: New Democrats are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fire who they see as one of the worst performing ministers in his cabinet — him. In addition to his duties as prime minister, Trudeau also serves as minister of intergovernmental affairs and youth.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in th...
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CELEBRATING RIGHT TO KNOW WEEK: A panel discussion during Right to Know Week will take place at Carleton University later this month. (Photograph by nismonick) I’m excited to announce I’ll be speaking at my alma mater for an event celebrating Right to Know Week. On Sept. 26, Carleton University and the Office of the Informati...
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Anti-Trumpsters are busy but not effective: As a Canadian, I can only watch the unfolding and the outcome of the Trump saga. Still, one is compelled to ask, how many people are out there who think that if the powers most people call the Establishment are successful in taking out Mr. Trump, things will not return to "normal"? The anger w...
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Your Daily Digital Digest for Tuesday, December 1, 2015: Your news links for today: Dark Clouds Over the Internet - New York Times Surprise! The NSA Is Still Spying On You - Gizmodo UK ISP boss points out massive technical flaws in Investigatory Powers Bill - Ars Technica BlackBerry is leav...
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Minority Math is Hard on the Liberals: The Liberals have run a strong and energetic campaign thus far under leader Justin Trudeau, so it seems unfair how hard it will be for them to find enough seats to claim the head of a minority government. Whether you're following one of the popular poll aggregator and seat projectors, or just wor...
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Tories in review: women’s rights: THE SUN HITS the back of my neck as I kneel over my poster board. It’s a hot summer afternoon in June and I’m colouring with markers, shared with the hands of girls decades my junior, helping with childcare at a sex worker solidarity rally. We’re at Toronto’s Allan Gardens, the day’s setting for ...
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How Harper systematically mined anti-Muslim prejudices: In this excerpt from his chapter in The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada, Haroon Siddiqui argues that Stephen Harper’s policies constituted an extensive, deliberate strategy to malign Muslims.
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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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Puppet show:
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Government, Digital Services & IT Procurement Reform: Next semester I’ll be teaching a course on why healthcare.gov initially turned into a disaster. Why? Because sadly, the failure of healthcare.gov was not special. Conservative estimates suggest over half of all IT projects are not completed on time or on budget. Others suggest the numbers are hig...
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Thoughts on the #LPC electoral reform policy plank: As a party member who has been involved with supporting democratic reform initiatives in the Liberal party, I thought I would add a few thoughts to the discussion today on the Liberal Party of Canada's electoral reform plank, rolled out earlier today. The pledge to "Make every vote count" is as f...

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