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B.C. can't survive four more years of Christy Clark: Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. As people celebrate the victories of the Lower Mainland byelections, it's a good reminder that we aren't too far away from the next provincial elections. read more
Politics, policies, and shifting cultural attitudes: This week in blogs: With friends like these, who needs enemies? According to David Climenhaga, that may be exactly what Wildrose party leader Brian Jean is beginning to think. He's got a difficult task ahead of him as he tries to unite the "right people and the right ideas" in Alberta. But who are these right...
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Meet the Real Estate Duo Answering Vancouver Prayers (in News): No, not housing prayers. These guys sell most of Metro Van's churches.
Six Podcasts for Lonely Hearts (in Culture): No V-Day plans? Spend quality time with these love lessons and confessions.  Related Stories Seven Tasty Podcasts for Cookie Baking (or Burning) Season (in Culture) Four Podcasts that Beat Your High School History Class (in Culture) What's Behind the Cannes Flap over Flats? (in Culture)
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Quebec finance minister clarifies pot remarks: Quebec’s finance minister has softened his tone with regard to the role his government will play if and when marijuana is legalized and regulated by Ottawa. Carlos Leitao said Thursday that Quebec wanted nothing to do with selling marijuana and that Ottawa “should figure out on its own” how to ev...
Scotiabank CEO backs Energy East, says it deserves federal investment: TORONTO – The CEO of one of Canada’s big banks is urging Ottawa to boost its spending on infrastructure projects and says the Energy East Pipeline should qualify for federal investment. Scotiabank CEO Brian Porter told the Canadian Club of Toronto on Friday that Energy East is a development that ...
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No comparison: Viola Desmond was a heroine in her own right: “Canadian history, insofar as its Black history is concerned, is a drama punctuated with disappearing acts” – Dr. Afua Cooper, The Hanging of Angélique
Does Sanders now have more money than Clinton?: In the 24 hours following the New Hampshire primary Bernie Sanders raised over $7 million in small dollar donations averaging $34. It’s an impressive haul, but on the eve of a crucial Democratic debate it raises a more important question. Does Sander...
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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...
"Wynne’s carbon pricing scheme grabs our cash" - Comment on article in the Toronto Sun: You may read the article and think about the subject: http://www.torontosun.com/2015/11/21/wynnes-carbon-pricing-scheme-grabs-our-cash Governments need money to provide goodies for the ever-increasing groups of people who had been convinced to vote for the Party. No big deal. After all, this i...
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Toronto Police Arrests Suspect in Chinatown’s Double Homicide : Toronto Police has confirmed to have arrested a 25-year-old suspect in connection to the fatal Chinatown shooting that claimed the lives of 26-year-old David Eminess and 29-year-old two weeks ago. Both victims were fatally shot outside New Ho King Restaurant at Spadina Avenue and Nassau Street a...
Hindus happiest group in United Kingdom : Hindus are the happiest among all the religious communities/groups of United Kingdom (UK), according to a dataset of Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK’s National Statistical Institute. This was the finding of its study “Measuring National Well-being—Personal Well-being in the UK, 3 ye...
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Une rencontre possible ?: Cet article est d'abord paru dans le dernier numéro papier de la revue À Bâbord! On le sait, le syndicalisme vise à défendre les intérêts des travailleurs et des travailleuses et à transformer la société par l’action collective de ceux-ci et celles-c...
Consulter pour gouverner: Après 100 jours au pouvoir, le gouvernement Trudeau s'est déjà attaqué avec vigueur à sa longue liste de promesses électorales et aux défis qu'elle représente. Le nouveau premier ministre canadien a choisi une approche plus consultative, cohérente av...
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Trudeau’s ISIS policy is an incoherent embarrassment — and O’Leary’s is worse.:   The Trudeau administration’s move to end Canadian bombing raids against the Islamic State is an appalling decision, the worst of any Canadian government in decades.  It is a decision bearing no imprint of strategic, moral, or financial logic.  It is only defensible politically, and its polit...
Free tuition would increase cesspool of useless university faculties: When we discuss funding of higher education, whether it’s partial subsidization or full-on “free” tuition, the argument is always the same. Those proposing this government spending, proclaim that we as a country should view these programs as a necessary investment in the future. Most of us can...
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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...
#GivingTuesday: Give back to the Internet you love: Today is #GivingTuesday, a special day when the Internet community gives back by supporting changemakers around the world. Here at OpenMedia, we’re committed to fighting for the open Internet’s power to connect people, improve democracy, a...
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Trudeau Boasts Spending To Help Economy As Experts Warn Of Weak Outlook: OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau is talking up the need for more federal spending to help the economy — even as the experts warn his government of an ever-gloomier outlook. Speaking in Toronto to mark his 100th day in office, Trudeau said it's more important than ever for the Liberal government to spend o...
Japan Says It Wasn't Excluding Canada From TPP Side Talks With The U.S.: OTTAWA — Japanese officials say they believed they were also negotiating with Canada and Mexico when they struck a controversial side agreement with the United States on automobiles last year during the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks. They discussed that agreement with U.S., which angered Canada...
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HEADING INTO THE STACKS: This is where I’m going to be for the next little while. (Photograph by Shutterstock.com) As you may have noticed, I’ve been absent from this site for the past few weeks. Part of the reason for that absence is the approaching end of the fall semester and all marking that entails. But I’m also p...
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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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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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Canadians reclaim their country from Stephen Harper: Siddiqui: The more Canadians saw of Harper’s nasty character and endless dirty tactics, the more they were repulsed.
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The End of Poverty?: As United Nations officials struggle to define the development priorities of the next 15 years, the UN Millennium Campaign, the World Bank, and many other organs of the development industry tell us that we are nearing the end of poverty. Yet, well over half of human beings are still suffering ser...
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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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Amazing advice! One thing you can do today. The results will astound you!: Vote.Filed under: Politics
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Open Mandate Letters: The newly elected Government of Canada made its ministerial mandate letters available to the public last week. They are absolutely worth checking out both for their content and as a example of public disclosure/communication. I’ll talk about that latter part in a second, but let me first let’s di...

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