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Spring, and the Artist Emerges: Today the snow melted, and I was able to unzip the jacket I wear in the house over my sweater, long johns, and undershirt, and finally, after months of experiencing the act of creating like sucking marrow from a dry bone, I felt like it might be fun to work on one of my projects. !!!!!!! "...
It's our birthday! 13 years and growing: Happy 13th birthday to us! Imagine: 13 years ago on the Internet, as rabble.ca was gaining its first pageviews, so too were Google and Wikipedia -- both launched the same year. Facebook was not to come for another four years. In fact, as rabble co-founder and current Mozilla foundation ED ...
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Conservative 2015 Majority At Risk As Incumbents Flee to Safer Ground: The Conservatives risk conceding the majority supposed to have been their due when 30 new seats were added to the House of Commons. In many of the 30 new ridings, sitting MPs have taken their incumbency advantage with them and fled to safer ground, leaving the remaining open seats more — and some...
Once again, nomination races take early by-election focus: A progressive Conservative in Macleod and a strong Libertarian in Fort McMurray-Athabasca are the only two by-election candidates finalized so far, but the coming weeks will see a number of interesting nomination contests unfold. While your guide has had her nose down doing some client work, and ...
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Kathleen Wynne – The NDP Record: Kathleen Wynne – The NDP Record. The post Kathleen Wynne – The NDP Record appeared first on Loonie Politics.
Kathleen Wynne – The Progressive Conservative Record: Kathleen Wynne – The Progressive Conservative Record The post Kathleen Wynne – The Progressive Conservative Record appeared first on Loonie Politics.
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Rob Ford launches re-election campaign: TORONTO – Toronto’s controversial Mayor Rob Ford threw a large party _ complete with recorded music and a live band — for the official launch of his re-election campaign. Ford, who was the first to register as a candidate in January, held the event at the Toronto Congress Centre in the west-end E...
Opinion Brief: April 17, 2014: Tonight’s Opinion Brief is brought to you by 80,000 doctors of the Canadian Medical Association. Canada needs a national strategy for seniors health care involving all levels of government. Nine out of 10 of our patients agree. Find out more at www.healthcaretransformation.ca. Good evening, subs...
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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: browser...
New Democrats pitch plan to make government info available by default : On the eve of the looming Easter long weekend New Democrat MPs Mathieu Ravignat and Charmaine Borg hit the Centre Block press theatre to share the details of a new plan to improve government transparency by making information "available by default."Also doing the media rounds on the Hill...
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This Is What The Heart Of Ford Nation Looks Like (PHOTOS): Rob Ford can make one heck of an entrance. Toronto’s embattled mayor entered the room at his re-election campaign kickoff party on Thursday with bag-pipers in front and ardent supporters shouting “Ford more years!” by his side – drowning out the last verses of “Eye of the Tiger” that played befor...
Sister of man stabbed in Regina mall attack says he was lucky despite wounds: REGINA - The sister of a man stabbed in a random attack at a Regina shopping mall says his life was saved by a woman who stopped and applied pressure to his wound.Although police have said the attack is not believed to be gang-related, the woman says she doesn't want her name used because she and...
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Newfoundlanders' Fortunes Found and Lost in BC (in News): Thirty years ago, BC mills beckoned with stable work -- as did the cod fishery of the east. Fourth in a series.  Related Stories 'We Dedicated Our Lives to this Mill' (in News) In One Small Town, a BC Story of Ups and Downs (in News) Corporate Fundraising Fuels School Trustee Concerns (in News)
BC Wolf Killing Plan Based on 'Unreliable Data': Advocate (in News): Newly released strategy outlines difficulties in counting wolves.  Related Stories Trappers Warn of Inhumane BC Wolf Killing Plans (in News) Empty Ski Resort Municipality Wants More of BC's Cash (in News) BC's Wolf Killing Plans Withheld for Almost a Year (in News)
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Saturday night blues blogging: Good evening. This is Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King performing Tired of Crying Over You at a bar in Texas. And this is Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets featuring Sam Myers on vocals. The tune is Changing Neighborhoods. And the big finish: The Mannish Boys are joined by seve...
Saturday night blues blogging: To begin, this is an instrumental called Kirk's Blues from The Mannish Boys. Kirk Fletcher, the lead player on that last one, turns up in this clip, in which Joe Bonamassa leads the way on Blues Deluxe And Jimmy Vivino from that piece joins Warren Haynes and Brad Whitford on Se...
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Liberal reformers: A few thoughts here on today's announcement by Justin Trudeau that Liberal Senators will no longer be part of the Liberal caucus and are now to sit independently. One of Trudeau's lines that stood out for me was this one: "At our best, Liberals are relentless reformers." Recently, on the death of...
CPP reform rhetoric: Since there is a significant meeting among Canadian finance ministers today, where reform to the Canada Pension Plan is on the agenda, it's worth pointing out some really unhelpful ongoing language the federal Finance Minister is using to describe CPP. This is what he said today to describe CPP: ...
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Unfair Encroachment?: Tensions between China and the Philippines spiked in March when a small civilian boat was confronted by a Chinese Coast Guard vessel about 100 miles from the Philippine coast. The boat was trying to bring soldiers, food, and water to a grounded Philippine Navy ship on Second Thomas Shoal, which s...
An Illegitimate Claim?: China is now facing challenges to its maritime claims. The Philippines has just filed a lawsuit to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea against China over a dispute concerning its fishing rights in the South China Sea. Manila considers itself to be solely entitled to all economic rig...
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When In India, Please Use The Loo: Apparently there is a poo problem in India. The government is working hard to urge people who have to drop the deuce to do so in the Loo. UNICEF’s new campaign, "Poo2Loo," targets India’s public defecation problem with a number of music videos, put-ons and advertisements sporting a whale of a f...
McDonald's alleged foreign worker practices and Canadians who feel left out.: The ongoing federal investigation into McDonald’s use of temporary foreign workers has widened to several other locations, as more local workers speak out about feeling sidelined and shortchanged. In one case, the manager quit his managerial job for six McDonald’s locations in Alberta, becaus...
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Marois: It’s not a priority for me to break up the country…right now.: So Pauline Marois wants to focus on issues other than a referendum on breaking up Canada. “It’s not a priority for Quebecers at the moment and it’s not my priority either. Our priority is to reinforce Quebec, reinforce it in all areas, reinforce the economy and adopt a charter.” -Pauline Marois “...
Mayor Rob Ford The Time Traveller: Rob Ford spoke to the media twice today, twice! The first time he admitted that yes, he had in fact smoked crack in the past but he doesn’t really remember it (which is why he wants to see that video). The second appearance seemed on the surface to be innocuous, it was just a statement with no qu...
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Throwback Thursday: The Death of Public Broadcasting: We were told that journalism was in a bad place. Just not this bad. CBC News recently announced it will cut $130 million from its budget this year, which will eliminate about 660 jobs within two years. This is because of “funding shortfalls and revenue losses,” says the CBC article.This Throwback...
WTF Wednesday: Nursing homes are prescribing drugs and are fully aware they may kill residents: Many nursing homes’ workers are giving residents potentially lethal pharmaceuticals to help with dementia. These nurses and doctors are well aware the drugs may kill those suffering from the disease. But it’s still happening all across the province.The Star recently conducted an investigation int...
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Moammar Rana Hair loss leads Him Taking Break from Acting : Pakistan’s most well-known and dashing actor Moammar Rana (Momi) take a little break from acting and modeling due to hair loss. Multi hairless portionshave appeared in the actor’s scalp and according to the doctors, Moammar Rana conditions has also affected his facial hair.  He is not signing ne...
Fighting In Bentiu Leaves Dozens Dead, Others Seriously Injured : {ads1}There was heavy fighting between the two warring parties until this Thursday.  The fighting started on Monday and scores of people have been reportedly killed according to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) press release. The statement said that, after a patrol by the United Nations pe...
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Canada’s Opaque Transparency – An Open Data Failure: Yesterday, at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) Canada Minister of Natural Resource, Joe Oliver, announced with great fanfare a new initiative to compel mining companies to disclose payments of over $100,000′s to foreign and domestic governments. On the surface this lo...
Great Hacks from the Open Data in Vancouver: Last weekend I helped host an Open Data Day in Vancouver. With the generous support of Domain7, who gave us a place to host talks and hack, over 30 Vancouverites braved the sleet and snow to spend the day sharing ideas and working on projects. We had opening comments from Andy Yan – whose may […]...
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Motherboard: Bills C-13, S-4 are in like a Lion. Let's send them out like a lamb.: Remember CISPA, the U.S. bill that aimed to give the NSA carte blanche for spying on American citizens? Add a dose of steroids and you've got Canada's Bill S-4. Concerned? Let us know in the comments and help us fight back at http://OurPri...
CBC: Cord-cutting continues as Canadians ditch TV & landlines: More and more Canadians are ditching Big Telecom's price gouging on phone and TV services. What about you? Article from The CBC More Canadians are abandoning traditional telephones and TV services, reflecting a growing trend prompted by ch...
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Unions alarmed by police violence: ITUC condemns killings at Lonmin Marikana platinum mine.
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Adrian Dix, the hideously unsuccessful leader of the British Columbia New Democratic Party, has finally agreed to resign. To say the decision is overdue would test the limits of polite euphemism. If Dix paid his heating bills with similar speed, the poor guy would have perished of frostbite long...
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Pulpy Fiction: Just signed a 4-book publishing deal. First up, a Cthulhu-esque pulpy sci-fi trilogy. After that, my bloody stab at the zombie genre will infect the literary universe. Fun times ahead. I’ll pass along more details soon as I can. In the meantime, here’s a big thank you to my family, friends and wr...
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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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