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A Peek into BC's Proposed Teacher Deal (in News): More money, but it won't bring salaries or class sizes provincially on par.  Related Stories Not a Yes, Not a No: Education Minister Wary of Arbitration (in News) Teachers Respond to Clark: We've Made Enough Concessions (in News) Teachers Stand in the Way of a Deal: Premier Clark (in News)
Iker and Clark on What Deal Means: A Study in Contrasts (in News): Agreement contains 'meaningful achievements' says BCTF union head.  Related Stories Teachers to Vote on Ending Strike for Arbitration (in News) Not a Yes, Not a No: Education Minister Wary of Arbitration (in News) School Looms, So Why's No One Bargaining? (in News)
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Yes for Scotland independence; Yes for a Canadian alternative: Like many Canadians, I'll be watching the Scottish referendum very closely. And, like many progressive Canadians, I'm hoping to see a yes vote. I’m hoping to see an independent Scotland. The Scottish vote is important for many reasons. A Yes vote is a vote against the storage of England's ...
Video;: Energy East 101: Is this show currently playing? September 17, 2014 Energy East 101, a four-minute handimation gives a comprehensive background on the controver...
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Harper’s election strategy: how he’ll try to counter voters’ desire for change: Affan Chowdhry is joined by The Globe and Mail’s chief political correspondent Campbell Clark to discuss how Stephen Harper is going to try and make you forget that itch for change. The post Harper’s election strategy: how he’ll try to counter voters’ desire for change appeared first on Loonie P...
Will Stephen Harper testify at Mike Duffy’s trial?: Ottawa is gearing up for Mike Duffy’s trial. Will the Stephen Harper be called to testify? The post Will Stephen Harper testify at Mike Duffy’s trial? appeared first on Loonie Politics.
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New Brunswick provincial campaign round-up: September 17: Progressive Conservatives Premier David Alward is sticking to a familiar theme in New Brunswick’s election campaign today, promoting his plan to develop the province’s natural resources as the best way to foster economic growth. Alward says the Tory plans for shale gas, the Energy East Pipeline a...
Merrifield joins Prentice team as D.C. representative: Alberta Conservative MP Rob Merrifield has resigned his seat in the House of Commons to become Alberta Premier Jim Prentice’s new representative in Washington, D.C.. Merrifield, who has represented the solidly Conservative riding of Yellowhead since 2000, served as minister of state for transport...
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Ukraine President Poroshenko to deliver House address: Parliament Hill rolls out the red carpet for visiting Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, who is scheduled to deliver a mid-afternoon speech to MPs, senators and other dignitaries in the House of Commons Chamber, followed by an address to the anticipated crowd of Ukraine supporters at...
Power & Politics' Ballot Box question: Learn more about our new interactive features for Power & Politics and how you can take part in the political conversation -- live and on-screen -- here. Ballot Box refreshes daily -- the question you see above is the current question. Internet Explorer 8 users please note: browse...
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Chong's private member's bill to empower MPs gets government backing: OTTAWA - The Conservative cabinet is poised to support backbench MP Michael Chong's bill to rebalance the power between parliamentarians and the Prime Minister's Office.Conservative caucus members were told during their weekly meeting today that Chong's Reform Act had received Stephen Harper's st...
B.C. Teachers Should Vote No To Tentative Deal: Despite what I know was a Herculean effort on the part of our bargaining team, I very much hope that B.C. teachers will vote no to the tentative agreement. After five weeks of strike, and 12 years of legal battles, this is not the deal that will restore sanity to public education and it is not a ...
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Central African Republic: Should the World Pay Attention?: Since December 2013, an estimated 5,200 persons have died, according to an Associated Press count. At least 398,000 Central Africans are refugees in neighboring countries, and another 528,000 are internally displaced. Death tolls are undoubtedly higher, as no one knows what has happened in remote...
The Temptations and Risks of Supporting Extremism: In an era of fluid and contested borders and indirect and proxy conflicts (e.g. Ukraine ) the temptation for states to use radical groups for their own policy purposes is substantial. The US and its allies in Afghanistan, Israel in supporting Hamas at its inception, Iran in sponsoring various bod...
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The new IPhone is great? But can we function without lungs?: Almost everyday a new technical marvel hits the news and soon after impact our credit cards. We seem to thrive on what we call progress. Yours truly is no exception, we just go along with the flow. Very few of us are aware of the fact that between 2000 and 2012, roughly five football fields si...
Comments on The Globe and Mail article, "The degrees that practically guarantee a job and a big salary": Anyone interested in obtaining a degree and working for a decent or top salary in North America, may benefit from reading this interesting article prepared by Simona Chiose for The Globe and Mail. The essence of the article is outlined without much ado: "Professional majors such as dentistry, ...
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Conservative Software Project Went Into Production in 2013, Financial Statements Show: [Welcome, National Newswatch readers!] The Conservative Party's mysterious software project was no longer listed as an "asset under development", but rather full-fledged "computer software", in financial statements the party recently filed with Elections Canada for the 2013 calendar year. At a to...
June By-election Turnout: How low could we go? (You don’t want to know): Until Monday, Canada had never had a federal by-election with turnout under 20%. As of today – Canada Day – we've had two of them. Whether by accident or design, the decision by the Prime Minister to hold four federal by-elections on the Monday between a summer weekend and a statuatory holiday le...
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WTF Monday: The Urban Outfitters Kent State shirt and other offensive fashion items: The hipster palace of fashion: Urban Outfitters. I’ll admit, I shop there. Of course, I speed walk immediately to the sale section in search of $7 sweaters—did I mention I’m the queen of bargains?—but even in my sprint to sale racks, I never fail to catch a glimpse of at least one totally offensi...
Oh, The Horror: Demons and women’s sexuality: Exorcisms are a distinct, massive subgenre in horror films for good reason. There’s just something about watching a good ol’ demonic possession movie that always hits the spot for horror movie cravings, mine especially. Even though the subgenre tends to recycle the same essential plot, it somehow...
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Toronto police search for missing elderly man Howard Dailey : The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance locating a missing man. {ads1}Howard Dailey, 89, was last seen on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Road/Eglinton Avenue East area.  He is described as white, 5'9", 160 lbs., with white hair, balding on top,...
Few Leaders Attend Emergency Debate on Canadian Response to ISIS : At a meagerly attended late-night debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday over Canada’s response to the Islamic State threat, Employment Minister Jason Kenney highlighted the “responsibility to protect” doctrine to fight “genocide” against religious minorities. The debate was triggered eviden...
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Semaine Québécoise de l'informatique Libre > 2014: Si vous habitez où êtes de passage au Québec ne manquez pas la Semaine québécoise de l'informatique libre 2014 (20-28 septembre) ! Ceux et celles qui s'intéressent au libre et à la défense des droits et libertés sur Internet, cette Semaine...
Your Daily Digital Digest for Wednesday, September 17, 2014: Your news links for today: Supreme Court ruling hasn’t stopped police from warrantless requests for data - Toronto Star Warrantless Subscriber Disclosures and the CBSA: The Missing Transparency Report - Michael Geist The Problem With T...
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Don’t say the “N” word:
Improving Iraq: There is a certain naiveté inherent in believing dysfunctional foreign nations can be made viable simply through outside military intervention. This was obviously the great lesson of the second Bush administration and the war to remove Saddam Hussein: Iraq was a blood-soaked basket-case under Sad...
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Northern Gateway Shows New Approach Needed: Last month, the Northern Gateway pipeline was approved by the Harper government. In response, many First Nations people swore they would never support the pipeline being built through their lands. Many people accused the Aboriginals of being greedy and lazy, opposing the pipeline simply...
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Ranking the Lesser of All Evils: So we finally know exactly who will be on the ballot for mayor of our quiet little town of Toronto. It’s not who we expected, which isn’t surprising in a strange way, but it is done. In a sane world the municipal campaign wouldn’t start until now. Six weeks is more than enough time to hear from t...
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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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Presentation on the Bloor/Durie development in Bloor West Village #parkhp #topoli: Hello all! It's been a while here at the blog. Apologies. I hope to get back to posting more regularly in the near future. I wanted to post my speaking notes from today on an issue that came before the Etobicoke York Community Council. As you will note from my previous blog entry, I have been inv...
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Summertime and the Living is Easy in Vancouver: Folks who live in Vancouver tend to be here because of the lifestyle. That’s why I’m here. Hope you’re having a nice summer too, people. Related posts: Are We Living in the Prohibition Era Again? A local politician has a couple of beers at a... Related posts brought to you by Ye...
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The Cornerstone of Gentrification in the Downtown East Side: From the Woodward squat ten years ago, to a displaced neighbourhood VANCOUVER—Towering 43 storeys at the corner of Abbott and Hastings St, in the poorest neighbourhood in Vancouver—the Downtown East S...

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