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Healing is greater than logging in St'át'imc territory: Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. read more
Five things I learned at the NEB hearings in New Brunswick : Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. We hope these five lessons will help make your intervention at the National Energy Board (NEB) hearings into the Energy East pipeline effective and empowering! 1. Tell your story. rea...
Manitoba youth crisis workers left in limbo : Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. Manitoba Government and General Employees Union members at Macdonald Youth Services (Local 221), who provide crisis intervention services to youth and families in Winnipeg, walked off the ...
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Burnaby Boom: From Bedroom ‘Burb to Growing City (in News): Vancouver’s neighbouring finally evolving into its role at the geographic centre of the region.  Related Stories Burnaby Boom: ‘Inevitable’ Redevelopment Leaves Renters Insecure (in News) What Voters Told Burnaby North-Seymour Candidates (in News) Scenes from Burnaby North-Seymour's Final Electio...
Think Trump’s Impossible? I Have Two Words for You (in Opinion): ‘Rob Ford.’  Related Stories A Coup against President Trump? More Likely a Coup by Him (in Opinion) Please Advise: What Should I Expect From Next Week’s GOP Convention? (in Opinion) 'White Trash': A Chronicle of Deaths Foretold (in Opinion)
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Stephen Harper, Transaction Man: There are three kinds of political governance — transformational, transactional and transitional. Stephen Harper was a transactional prime minister. In the modern era, since the end of the Second World War, Canada has seen only three transformative leaders—Lester Pearson, Pierre Trudeau and Brian...
The bizarre pirouettes of Patrick Brown: Something odd is going on in Ontario politics. Even as a symbolically important by-election looms this week, Conservatives and Liberals appear to be rejecting supporters they once courted. The governing Liberals at Queen’s Park have abruptly decided, for instance, that all politicians should be b...
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Health care on trial: Court case in B.C. could open the door to privatization: Canadians regularly point to universal health care as a source of national pride. Tommy Douglas, the father of medicare, was voted greatest Canadian in a CBC contest. But in a week, the public health care system goes on trial, in a case that could ul...
A lesson for teachers: please stop with the headdresses: Jennifer Dorner was dropping her young niece off at the first day of school at École Lajoie. She says it was a nice Monday, the sun was shinning, kids were running about excited to see their friends after the summer. Then she saw it: a crowd of kids...
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Dover MP Elphicke Suggests to Use Caution with France over Border Security : The Conservative MP for Dover, Charlie Elphicke, has requested the British government to use precaution and avoid any “tit-for-tat” battles with France over border security as the home secretory for both countries meet today. Amber Rudd, the British home secretary, is anticipated to tell Bernard...
Protesters Prompt Cancellation of Montreal Energy East: The authorities had to cancel The Energy East hearings in Montreal today because a large group of protesters blocked the proceedings to begin. The hearings were scheduled to start at 9 a.m. ET at Centre Mont-Royal at 2200 Mansfield Street in downtown Montreal. However, demonstrators stormed the ...
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Le minimum du salaire: Depuis quelques mois, la revendication de l'augmentation du salaire minimum à 15 dollars de l'heure prend de plus en plus d'ampleur dans l'espace public québécois. Après que de nombreux groupes, syndicats, associations et même certains partis politiq...
Bernie Sanders : plus qu'un simple candidat: «C'était une révolution, et nous n'allons pas abandonner», disait au New York Times le 28 juillet une déléguée de Bernie Sanders à la convention du Parti démocrate. Déçue, mais déterminée à voter pour Clinton. Et surtout déterminée à se battre pour l...
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Why can’t we talk about accountability?: The electoral reform committee’s summer of hearings has been a lot about getting experts to confirm each party’s particular biases with respect to voting systems that they favour, or the need to have a referendum before adopting any change to said voting system, but for those of us who are loo...
The Case Against Elizabeth May As The Next NDP Leader: In an op-ed in The Globe & Mail, Gerald Caplan (whom I absolutely admire and greatly respect) asserts that Elizabeth May should be the next leader of the NDP.  Just in case his article was not written in a “tongue-in-cheek” spirit, let’s indulge his suggestion for a moment.  I respectfully...
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Homa Hoodfar, Montreal Professor Jailed In Iran, In Very Poor Health: Family: MONTREAL — Relatives of a Montreal-based university professor being held in an Iranian jail fear for her life as her condition has deteriorated to the point she can hardly walk or talk. Homa Hoodfar, 65, was initially arrested last March, shortly before she was to return home, but was released on...
Canada Post Strike Averted After Union, Employer Reach Tentative Deal: OTTAWA — Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk says Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers have reached tentative agreements, averting the prospect of a labour dispute that has loomed over the talks for months. In a statement, Mihychuk says the agreements were reached "voluntarily,'' but...
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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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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION BY THE NUMBERS: What secrets do Canadians learn thanks to freedom of information laws? I’ll be scanning news coverage across the country to find out. (Photograph by Shutterstock.com) Canada’s freedom of information laws may be broken. But they can still be used to make public records that the powerful want to ...
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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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Come on Colorado, Just Take One Whiff, What Harm Could It Do?: Colorado may be about to try out another experimental lifestyle habit, single payer universal healthcare: Colorado May Replace Obamacare with Single Payer Prominent Democratic Consultants Sign Up to Defeat Single Payer in Colorado Lobbyists Move to Stop Colorado Report says ColoradoCare would ha...
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The Empire Strikes Back: How the death of GDS puts all government innovators at risk: The UK Government Digital Service(GDS) is dead. I’m sure it will continue to exist in some form, but from what I’ve read it appears to have been gutted of its culture, power and mandate. As a innovator and force for pulling the UK government into the 21st century, it’s over. The UK government com...
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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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