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Fact-checking French Trudeau: Will Mulcair usher in austerity?: Like this article? Chip in to keep stories like these coming. This morning, Justin Trudeau was in Trois-Rivières, Québec, where he announced more on the Liberal Party's Green Energy Plan. read more
Energy East: The right whale and the wrong company : Chip in to keep stories like these coming. The North Atlantic right whale is a symbol of the biodiversity and fragility of the Bay of Fundy. It is a magnificent marine mammal and it is also the most endangered whale in the world. August and September are the months when these and other wh...
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Mulcair promises $28M for youth sports but won’t commit to fitness credit: KAMLOOPS, B.C. – An NDP government would invest $28-million to make it easier for poor and disadvantaged youth to play sports, but it needs to review the current child fitness tax credit before deciding whether to keep it, Tom Mulcair said on Wednesday. Clad in a windbreaker and flanked by a grou...
Leader of Quebec’s third party says province needs more say on language, immigration,: SCOTT, Que. – The leader of Quebec’s third party says Canada must offer a new deal giving the province more powers over a host of areas including language and immigration. Speaking to reporters today at a caucus retreat, Francois Legault said he’s offering Quebecers a new, modern nationalism that...
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It's a Recession: Now, Who's Hurting and Where? (in News): We asked economists from coast to coast to see how Canada is weathering the storm.  Related Stories The 'Jobs or Environment' Choice Is 'False' Says Mega-Union (in News) Tap into Struggling Workers' Anger to Win, Harry Smith Tells NDP (in News) Unifor Report Slams Harper's Economic Performance...
Raffi vs. Maclean's: Election Coverage Will Never Be the Same (in Mediacheck): Baby Beluga star made himself a social media politico (who drives Paul Wells nuts).  Related Stories Senate Reports Offer Insight into Future Tory Privacy, CBC Policies (in Mediacheck) I'm Calling It: Podcasting Is the Future of Journalism (in Mediacheck) Journalist Kevin Donovan Dishes on Brea...
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Almost 200 First Nations at risk of losing federal funding: Aboriginal Affairs could withhold federal funding from First Nation communities that have not disclosed their financial information.
Majority of 'high priority' contaminated sites in Manitoba found in First Nations communities: When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission wrapped up its six-year investigation into the horrors of Canada’s Indian residential school system this spring, it released a nearly 400-page summary of its findings and 94 recommendations for improving r...
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Canadians are polite, not Bobbleheads: The other day I had an interesting conversation with a visitor from a troubled part of Europe. He was impressed with the manifestations of politeness he found in the daily life of Canadians. Rather pleased, I asked him to give me an example of something that especially impressed him. I was exp...
Scott Walker:Voters have very legitimate concerns about Canadian border: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) Magnus Opum in running for President, includes reviewing security on the little in the news northern border it shares with Canada. When asked whether he would support building a wall along the long northern border Mr. Walker responded. "some law enforcement fo...
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A hat-trick of double-takes on the ballot: And now for something completely trivial. There will be three sets of candidates with the same names on the ballot this coming October: Robert Kitchen The most recent pairing came last night, when businessperson Robert Kitchen of Nackawic in New Brunswick (pictured left) won a two-way contested n...
The State of the Slates: As we head into Labour Day weekend, the three main parties are within eyeshot of completing their national 338-seat slates, as is the Bloc Québécois in la belle province. The NDP leads the pack with 326 or 96% of their candidates selected, with the Liberals just behind at 322 or 95%, and the Cons...
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One year later: Denise Hansen examines the Black Lives Matter movement in Canada—and why there’s cause for anger and hope here, tooPROTESTS AND MARCHES AND SIT-INS have never really been my chosen course of social action. I can remember my dear family friend Kathy, a valiant social justice advocate, trying over ...
Gender Block: Jurassic World: I didn’t exactly expect Jurassic World  to be feminist savvy—it’s largely about capitalizing on nostalgia and making a bunch of dinosaurs run around. Dinosaurs, after all, are big bucks: as of July 26 the film has grossed $1,542,568,684 worldwide. They’re also very cool and I’ll admit I saw the m...
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To celebrate Pope’s visit, Free Library of Philadelphia exhibits Hindu scroll: In a remarkable interfaith gesture, to “celebrate the landmark papal visit to Philadelphia”, Free Library of Philadelphia is displaying a 64-foot Hindu “Bhagavata Purana” scroll (ca. 1750-1800).   Its “Sacred Stories” exhibition, till January 30, is also showcasing a leaf illustrating the famous...
London’s HIV Clinic Accidently Releases Names of all Clients : The 56 Dean Street clinic of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust has ‘accidently’ revealed the identity of hundreds of people using its HIV services. The clinic addressed a group message with everyone’s email addresses visible to each other rather than the conventional individual mess...
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L'extrême centre : le NPD: “Mon ami Jack Layton, je l'aime beaucoup, mais pense-t-il vraiment être ne mesure de former le gouvernement?”. Cette phrase était prononcée dans presque tous les discours de Gilles Duceppe lors des dernières élections. En 2011, le chef du Bloc n'est...
Les Cris de Waswanipi se batteront jusqu'au bout: Sur invitation des Cris de Waswanipi, Émile Duchesne a passé cinq jours sur le territoire d'Eeyou-Istchee en compagnie d'une délégation de Cris. Il a documenté pour Ricochet les ravages des coupes forestières sur le territoire cri, mais aussi la beau...
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Is Canada’s election really that much better than America’s?:   Has there ever been a patriotic trope more transparently dishonest than the legend of the humble Canadian? My fellow countrymen, let us drop the bunk. We love to boast, we love attention, and we really love it when Americans praise us for doing something better than themselves. From a recent...
New Liberal ad: NDP – Cuts are ‘inevitable’: The post New Liberal ad: NDP – Cuts are ‘inevitable’ appeared first on Loonie Politics.
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2015 election needs to focus on our digital future: Do we really want to drive our local businesses out of town, by failing to provide the digital infrastructure, security and privacy safeguards that they need to operate in a global market? Our own Laura Tribe analyzes the importance of our...
Vote as Early as Today!: So you’re out of town or too busy on election day, Oct. 19th. Or perhaps you made up your mind long before debate season. Well here’s some good news: you can vote right now! Although not everyone knows about early voting, it is a legal opt...
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Why Campaigning Leaders Head Out To The Ball Game: TORONTO — The sight of buttoned-down political leaders in the stands cheering on the country's hottest sports team should come as no election-season surprise, observers say.That's because showing up to watch the division-leading Blue Jays — the country's only major-league baseball franchise — off...
Calgary-Foothills Byelection A 'Litmus Test' For NDP: Notley: CALGARY — Voters in northwest Calgary go to the polls Thursday in a provincial byelection that appears to have become bigger than the sum of its votes. Polls and political observers suggest Calgary-Foothills is a three-way race among the governing NDP, the Opposition Wildrose and the Progressive...
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The New Brand Power: Mobilizing Global Solution Networks: Historically, brands participated in solving global problems through philanthropy or their corporate social responsibility initiatives. Thanks to the Internet and some big changes in the global economy, brands can now leverage the effects of networks to create a dramatically bigger impact than pr...
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LATEST TWEETS ON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION IN CANADA: Tweets by @publiceyeonline I’ll be taking a break from column writing for the next few weeks. But follow me on Twitter, where I’ll continue bringing you the latest news and views about secrecy and openness in Canada.
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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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Executed Prisoners Are Not Political Props: Huffington Post: The Conservative Party of Canada uses the execution videos of the people they want to protect as props to attack Liberal leader as unprepared for leadership. Whether military action is warranted and productive is a case by case decision. That is a discussion to have and the Liber...
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The wrong side of Hillary: Bad things tend to happen to those who oppose the Clintons. It’s now known that many of the vilest slurs hurled against Barack Obama during his first presidential run — including crazed allegations he was born in Kenya or a closet Muslim who secretly wore weird Muslim clothes — had their origins ...
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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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