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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...
Power & Politics' Ballot Box question: Wednesday we asked: Will an interest rate cut change your spending habits?- Yes: 41 votes (5%)- No: 716 votes (93%)- Not sure: 10 votes (1%)  Wednesday we asked: Will an interest rate cut change your spending habits?- Yes: 41 votes (5%)- No: 716 votes (93%)- Not sure: 10 votes (...
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New chairman John Kerry shifts Arctic Council toward climate change: IQALUIT, Nunavut – The United States assumed leadership of the Arctic Council on Friday and made it clear that the attention of the eight countries that ring the North Pole will shift from economic development to climate change. “This is not a future challenge,” Secretary of State John Kerry told...
Prentice says Alberta is ‘not an NDP province’: CALGARY – Premier Jim Prentice is dismissing the possibility of the political left surging to power in the May 5 election, saying Alberta is “not an NDP province.” The Progressive Conservative leader had his guns firmly trained on NDP Leader Rachel Notley on Friday, one day after a televised lead...
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Budgets ignore the housing disaster but so do the advocacy groups: As Citizens for Public Justice wrote in their response to the federal budget this week: “Budgets are about choices. They let us know what our political leaders think is important.” They also reveal to us what our non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and many unions think is important. In...
Canada's Unjust War: Howard Zinn, who wrote A People’s History of the United States, once gave a speech where he made an important distinction between a just cause and a just war. If you think about it, it’s kind of obvious. Manspreading is an injustice that deserves to be addressed, but nobody is advocating w...
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ACCESS WATCHDOG MAKES VEXATIOUS REQUEST?: Has the access commissioner accidentally handed the government another potential weapon in its fight against openness? (Graphic by Shutterstock.com) Canada’s access commissioner Suzanne Legault thinks the federal government should have the power to disregard “frivolous, vexatious or otherwise a...
GOVERNMENT PAPER TRAIL GOES COLD: Even a detective can’t find records that don’t exist (Photograph by Shutterstock.com) Canada’s information commissioner Suzanne Legault wants new rules that would force federal officials to document their decision-making. But concerns about their lack of documentation began long before recent i...
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Haroon Siddiqui’s parting reflections on career and country: In his final column, Haroon Siddiqui reflects on his 37 years at the Star and on how Canada has changed.
Challenges we've met, and new ones we need to: Siddiqui: Haroon Siddiqui reflects on the ways in which Canada has evolved over the 17 years of his column, and considers the challenges Toronto, Ontario and the country now face.
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EFF supports our notice-and-notice letter: We wrote a letter to Minister of Industry James Moore demanding that the legal loophole be closed. It is time to put an end to abusive copyright trolls.  Article by Jeremy Malcolm for EFF The notice and takedown provisions of the U.S. Digi...
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Federal watchdogs warn security-bill snooping goes way too far: Canadians risk being caught in a web of unbridled government snooping into their personal lives” - that’s the verdict of the government’s own Privacy Commissioner on Bill C-51. Article by Ian Macleod for the Ottawa Citizen   The federal go...
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"Inexperience is well distributed" in P.E.I. campaign: political scientist: CHARLOTTETOWN - A pair of debates in Prince Edward Island will mark the last week of an election campaign centred on two leaders with deep island roots, but who are just getting their feet wet in provincial politics.Just two months after assuming their leadership roles, Wade MacLauchlan of the Li...
Massive hospital move underway as patients arrive at new Montreal superhospital: MONTREAL - A massive hospital move is underway in Montreal today as patients are being transferred from the Royal Victoria to the newly-built "superhospital."Up to 200 patients are expected to be transferred by the end of the afternoon.A hospital spokesman says the move is going smoothly and on s...
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‘Our criminal law system is slipping into a form of oppression’: Even early on a Sunday morning, Julius Grey draws a crowd to a press conference. Famous for decades of impassioned and often pro bono defences of civil liberties, Grey is one of Canada’s pre-eminent experts on constitutional rights.
Who killed Pakistan’s Sabeen Mahmud?: Sabeen Mahmud, the director of The Second Floor, Karachi’s hub for progressive and enlightened talks and events, was shot dead after leaving the centre on Friday evening.
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Documentary Lovers, Paradise Is Coming (in Culture): DOXA fest is almost here! Dorothy Woodend tells you what not to miss.  Related Stories Finn Slough: An Off-Grid Urban Wilderness on the Fraser River (in Culture) Prince George Derby Doc Crashes into DOXA (in Culture) Taking Life Cues from the Brat Pack in 'The Wolfpack' (in Culture)
Finn Slough: An Off-Grid Urban Wilderness on the Fraser River (in Culture): 'We live outside of history,' says resident Glen Andersen.
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No Man’s Land: Women Plan Peace March Across Korea’s DMZ: On May 24, 2015, which is International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament, 30 women peacemakers from 12 countries plan to walk across the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea. This will be an important first step in establishing a peace process and supporting Koreans ...
The Price of Peace: Why War is Bad For People, But Good for Business: Some truths are best left unsaid, particularly in polite company. So it came as somewhat of a surprise when an analyst at Deutsche Bank posed the following question to Marillyn Hewson, the CEO of Lockheed Martin, in a recent conference call with investors: “If the U.S. does move toward the normal...
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Canada Is Not An Oil Sheikdom Surrounded By Sand: If you live in Canada or had the good fortune to see and experience Canada from coast to coast, you have seen a beautiful country, rich in natural resources, plenty of space for people. Add to this millions of talented individuals who had made Canada their home to build a better life for themsel...
Comments on The Globe and Mail article, "Why cap-and-trade schemes are little more than a cash grab": The article in the Globe by Jeff Rubin is well-timed and straight to the point. Ontario's Liberal Government is flirting with the idea of introducing a cap and trade scheme in the interest of a cleaner world and so on. Unfortunately for the Ontario Government, far too many people believe this...
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First Quarter Nominations Keep Pace, But No Party Election-Ready Yet: Two hundred and twenty-eight candidates were nominated in the first three months of 2015 – three more than in the final three months of 2014 – but no party has yet confirmed much more than two-thirds of its national slate as the second quarter begins, making an early spring election call even mor...
Can women win contested nominations? The data say ‘Yes’ … IF they actually run: Seven of the weekend's nine nomination meetings saw women candidates selected – 3 New Democrats, 3 Liberals, and 1 Conservative – and three of those seven women were able to win competitive nominations, in order to secure their spot on their party's ticket. Indeed, as International Women's Day dr...
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A sneak peek at our May/June issue!: Straight, white, men still dominate the technology industry. In our May/June issue, This Magazine contributing editor RM Vaughan introduces us to LGBTQ activists around the world who are fighting for change. Also in this issue: Sam Juric tells us why we should stop painting foreign adoption as a ...
Gender block: Canada’s national masculinity: Popular opinion says that when Montreal Canadiens fans at the Bell centre harassed two Ottawa Senators fans during Friday night’s game, it was wrong. Social media saw comments on how this is typical behaviour for Montreal fans or how Montreal fans were embarrassed on behalf of the Canadiens and t...
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Former Chief Blair Seeks Liberals’ Nomination in Scarborough Southwest : Former Toronto police Chief Bill Blair has announced his decision to seek the Liberal nomination in Scarborough Southwest for the upcoming general election, ending months of speculation and rumors over his political future. During an interview on Sunday morning, Blair revealed the decision only ...
Cameron Responds to Rupert Murdoch, Other Donor Critics : UK Prime Minister David Cameron responded to claims made by several donors who accused him of being lackluster, especially Rupert Murdoch who warned that he could soon be facing the chop. In his reply, Cameron stated that “if you want political excitement, go to Greece. If you want more showbiz ...
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Dépister l’austérité avant la radicalisation: Le 26 mars dernier, le ministre des Finances du Québec Carlos Leitão déposait son budget pour l’exercice 2015-2016. Sans surprise, ce nouveau budget a l’austérité pour trame de fond et exigera davantage de coupes dans les services à la population. Le...
L’injonction n’arrête pas la grève: Le 14 avril dernier, les étudiants et étudiantes de l’Association facultaire étudiante des sciences humaines de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (AFESH-UQÀM) ont reconduit la grève générale illimitée. Les interventions policières survenues le 8 avri...
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Joe Oliver’s “Granddaughter” Line: At Issue: Did Stephen Harper’s carefully planned selling of the budget get thrown off by Finance Minister Joe Oliver? The post Joe Oliver’s “Granddaughter” Line: At Issue appeared first on Loonie Politics.
The State of the Senate: Rex Murphy: “In the context of the Senate – where is Character and where is Conscience?” Rex Murphy asks. The post The State of the Senate: Rex Murphy appeared first on Loonie Politics.
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On the significance of sound and fury.: Oh journalists, you love a strong response to an unanswerable question don’t you? The media are really into nailing down what each party leader thinks about coalitions after the next election at the moment. Case in point, this week’s little drama with Liberal leader Justin Trudeau trying to answe...
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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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