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A CBC Defender Aims to Be Vancouver Island's Next Green (in News): Driven to save the threatened broadcaster, Jo-Ann Roberts enters the ring.  Related Stories Health Ministry Review Under Fire (in News) NDP Plots Final House Session, 'Ambitious' Campaign Ahead (in News) Tanking Asia Gas Prices Makes BC LNG 'Not Viable,' Expert Says (in News)
BC Labour Is Now Led by Women, and They've Got Plans (in Opinion): Provincial pioneers Irene Lanzinger and Joey Hartman on the year ahead.  Related Stories Three Labour Lessons from the Teachers' Strike (in Opinion) Thanks, Jim (in Opinion) Who Will Become BC's Next Labour Leader? (in Opinion)
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Downsizing democracy: The end of the world as we know it? : If you are searching for significant anniversaries for 2015 one that you might find illuminating is the publication of a book published 40 years ago entitled The Crisis of Democracy. The title would seem fitting today but that's not the crisis its authors had in mind. It was commissioned by a new...
End of an era: Former Alberta health minister Fred Horne, last of '4H Club,' to quit: Former Alberta health minister Fred Horne, the last of the once powerful "4H Club" of Progressive Conservative ministers in key cabinet portfolios, has announced his intention to retire after the next election. The Edmonton-Rutherford MLA’s announcement yesterday morning followed by hours ...
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Latest MP retirements put 2015 open seat count at 25-year high: The 2015 election won't set a record for the number of retiring MPs, but given the 30 new seats being added to the House of Commons, it's setting a 25-year record for the largest number of open seats. An open seat is one having no sitting Member of Parliament running as a candidate. And it's […]
How a little-noticed clause in the Fair Elections Act up-ends all conventional election timing speculation: Anyone still debating the question of an early election date, versus a fall election date as planned, is completely missing the point. The question nowadays – thanks to a little-noticed amendment buried in the Fair Elections Act -  is not what day the election will be held. It's what day the elec...
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24 SEVEN – January 21st, 2015: 24 SEVEN – January 15th to 21st, 2015 The post 24 SEVEN – January 21st, 2015 appeared first on Loonie Politics.
CBC At Issue: The economy and the election: CBC At Issue: Does a shaky economy hurt or help Stephen Harper? Andrew, Chantal and Bruce discuss the political impact of the economy during an election year. The post CBC At Issue: The economy and the election appeared first on Loonie Politics.
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Greek radical left wins election, threatening market turmoil:  ATHENS, Greece – A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece’s painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, setting the stage for a showdown with the country’s international creditors that could shake the eurozone. Alexis Tsipras, leader of the communi...
New anti-terror laws to be tabled by Friday: OTTAWA – The Conservative government’s overhaul of anti-terrorism legislation will be introduced by the end of week and will make it crime to promote terrorism, Stephen Harper told party faithful on Sunday. The measures, which are also expected to give police greater ability to restrict the movem...
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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: browse...
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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Only a Fool Would Underestimate Trudeau in the Federal Election: As the federal NDP solidifies the notion that they are not government material by way of recent defections, lack of attractive candidates and distinct policies, the only viable options left for Canadians is a clear choice between Justin Trudeau's Liberals and Stephen Harper's Conservatives. Let i...
The Mental Health Commission of Canada Is Stuck in Groundhog Day: What am I missing here? The Mental Health Commission of Canada has just released the first of two reports on indicators showing how poorly we treat those with mental illness in Canada. I really have to ask why, as this is something we already know. In May, 2006, the Canadian Senate released its s...
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The Greek canary in the European coal mine: An interview with Yanis Varoufakis: Greeks are going to the polls on Jan. 25, and if opinion polls are correct, leftist party Syriza, or the Coalition of the Radical Left, is on track to secure the most votes. Michal Rozworski spoke with Yanis Varoufakis, professor of economics at the...
Atonement for Canada’s genocide must work for both sides: Is Canada guilty of its own genocide? There was a time not all that long ago when even raising the question would invite all manner of ridicule.
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Entre la rue et la prison: L’histoire que je vous raconte aujourd’hui est celle de Michel, un itinérant montréalais. Lorsque je l’ai rencontré, il venait de sortir de prison, quelques heures auparavant.
Chroniques de la répression ordinaire (II): Cécile Riel (@frogsarelovely): Cet article poursuit une série de témoignages de répression policière et juridique vécue dans le contexte de la grève étudiante de 2012 et de ses suites. Bien que ces témoignages relatent des expériences particulières qui méritent en elles-mêmes d'êt...
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Potential Traps on the Path to U.S.–Cuba Normalization: On December 17, 2014, presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro made history by each taking a bold and politically brave step: They agreed to begin the process of normalizing relations between their two countries. American and Cuban negotiators met secretly on multiple occasions over a surprisingly...
Imagining a World Without Violence: Imagine a threat that endangers the lives of well over a billion people. Even when it does not kill you, it may leave you with physical and emotional scars that last a lifetime. You may be more prone to depression, anxiety, and dependence on alcohol and drugs. You may suffer sexual and reproducti...
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Should we believe that Millennials Don't Care About Owning Cars?: The newest story is that the auto industry just can't understand why Millennials could possibly not want to drive? One can not help from shedding a tear or two for the poor and obviously puzzled auto industry. After all the industry is smart. Just look at the number of "Smart" cars they let l...
Arm school children with cans of food and books to fight off classroom intruders?: Yes, you have read it right. Communication sent to parents of students at one school in one County in the U.S. requested just that — students were asked to arm themselves with an eight ounce canned food item. Up to now children and others often brought canned food to a collection place like a s...
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F is for fun: Illustration by Nick Craine Editor, designer and professor Sheila Sampath is a refreshing voice for intersectional, accessible feminismIT’S OCTOBER 2014 and I’m sitting on the floor in Sheila Sampath’s Toronto living room, discussing the progress of the newest issue of Shameless, an independent ...
New Social Justice All-Stars: online only!: Photo by Benoit Rochon We know we missed many of the amazing Canadians who out there doing great social justice work in this issue, so we’ve decided to feature new all-stars online at this.org throughout January and February. In our first online-only profile, we introduce you to Courtney Cliff, ...
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Tang Museum in upstate New York to exhibit Hindu gods : Tang Museum and Art Gallery in Saratoga Springs in upstate New York will showcase paintings displaying images of various Hindu gods and goddesses in its upcoming exhibition “Realms of Earth and Sky”, which will be held from January 31 to May 17. Hindu deities proposed to be shown in the painting...
Wildrose Says MP Anders’ Ineligible for Leadership Race: The president of Alberta’s Wildrose Party, Jeff Callaway, has mentioned in a press statement that the federal politician and Calgary MP, Rob Anders, is not eligible for party leadership candidacy. Mr. Anders was rumored to be eyeing the leadership position of Alberta’s official opposition. Howev...
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The Globe: Spectrum auction may bring some surprises: Could we finally see more choice in Canada's wireless market this year? Article by Christine Dobby for the Globe and Mail Mobilicity says it has not yet secured the financial backing it needs to take part in an upcoming auction of wireless...
CBC: Cancel your TV, Internet, and phone whenever you want: Goodbye, 30-day cancellation notices! Don't let the door hit you on the way out! Article by the CBC Canadians no longer have to give a 30-day notice to cancel or change their television, internet or landline telephone service, the CRTC say...
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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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Toronto’s Future Isn’t Written Yet: If you make to the end of the Back to the Future movie trilogy, past the flying cars and cowboys the last scene has a sage bit of wisdom to help you get through life…and voting: Jennifer: I brought this note back from the future (about Marty losing his job) and…now it’s erased! Doc: Of course it...
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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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Living Life in the Present: I just got back from a trip in British Columbia’s wine country, followed up by a party-every-day experience in New Orleans — not that you’d know any of that by following me here or on social media. More than ever, I’m just living life in the present — meaning the best I can give right now is an a...

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