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Go figure! Jim Prentice, failed former politician, resurfaces with sweet gig at Washington think tank: Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. No matter how badly he messes up, there's always a place on the team for a guy like Jim Prentice. read more
Six lessons the NDP can take from Bernie Sanders' unlikely victory: Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. After the disastrous showing in the last federal election, the NDP must again undergo a real soul-searching. The attempt to imitate a centrist liberal party proved to be a dead end.  ...
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Dear Maclean's: Urban or Remote, Indigenous Communities Not Served Equally (in Mediacheck): Courts recently found systematic underfunding, rights lawyers remind columnist.  Related Stories Raffi vs. Maclean's: Election Coverage Will Never Be the Same (in Mediacheck) I'm Calling It: Podcasting Is the Future of Journalism (in Mediacheck)
De Jong Stayed Silent on Health Scandal for Weeks, FOI Reveals (in News): Health minister left job of revealing drug research scandal to successor MacDiarmid.
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Number of restricted guns in Canada shot up during Harper’s government: The number of restricted firearms across Canada rose more than 82 per cent while Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in power, with the sharpest increase after the Conservatives formed a majority government. The increase is found in calculations made by iPolitics from statistics found in several re...
Clippings: Thursday, February 11, 2016: International Russia says U.S. planes bombed Syria’s Aleppo on Wednesday, not Russian ones: TASS (Reuters) National Trudeau and UN chief Ban Ki moon to talk climate, refugees, peacekeeping (Canadian Press) Carr promises First Nations collaboration on energy development (Canadian Press) Conserva...
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10th anniversary of Québec Solidaire: Moving beyond marginality: Last week Québec Solidaire celebrated 10 years of existence. Given the ambitions of the party when it was founded and the evolution of Quebec’s political landscape, what evaluation can be made of the party's progress? Does the party really find itsel...
Arrest, detention and deportation: criminalizing the sex industry’s ‘victims’ : In December 2015, while people across Canada were celebrating the holidays, six sex workers in Toronto were arrested and detained in Ontario’s detention centre and prison. These arrests and detentions were not isolated incidents — under the guise of...
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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 Releases Surveillance Images to Solve Chinatown Shooting : Toronto police’s homicide unit has released still images extracted from surveillance camera footage near the scene of a shooting in Chinatown on Jan. 31, which resulted in the death of two men and caused serious injuries to three others. According to Det. Sgt. Mike Carbone, police is not yet sur...
Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump Win New Hampshire Primary : Update 10:30 p.m.: Hillary Clinton said in her concession speech, "I still love New Hampshire and I always will. Now we take this campaign to the entire country. We're going to fight for every vote in every state...I know I have some work to do. Particularly with young people. Even if they ...
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Le boom touristique postinsurrectionnel: Deuxième d’une série de trois dédiée au Chiapas, cet article examine le boom touristique qui a suivi l’insurrection zapatiste de 1995. La population du Chiapas a profité de l’attrait de la région de plusieurs façons. Tout le monde y a trouvé son comp...
Approche punitive, discrimination et mépris des droits des prestataires : Le projet de loi 70 « visant à permettre une meilleure adéquation entre la formation et l’emploi et à favoriser l’intégration en emploi » du gouvernement libéral a toutes les caractéristiques d’un ensemble de mesures visant à discipliner le...
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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...
Who cares that Kevin O’Leary can’t speak French?:   Alec Ross, one of America’s leading minds in the world of tech policy, recently published a exciting essay in the Wall Street Journal on the sci-fi future of translation technology, a realm progressing at a much faster clip than many realize. “In 10 years, a small earpiece will whisper what ...
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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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Whitby-Oshawa Byelection: Liberal Candidate Boasts 'Real Shot' At Winning Seat: WHITBY, Ont. — A provincial byelection east of Toronto should, on the face of it, be the Progressive Conservatives' to lose, but several factors are making for a tougher fight — and a more interesting race.Byelections can often be unfriendly toward the governing party, and not only are two crimin...
B.C. Throne Speech Didn't Throw Shade At Alberta: Ministers: VICTORIA — A day after British Columbia suggested Alberta hasn't done a good job of managing its oil revenue, a B.C. cabinet minister blamed it for adding to his province's homeless population. Housing Minister Rich Coleman said Wednesday he agrees with statements in his government's throne speec...
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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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