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Canada watches in horror as Donald Trump edges ever closer to American presidency: Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. As of now, Donald Trump is leading in the American presidential race and there seems no way to stop him. He just keeps getting stronger and stronger, while Hillary Clinton keeps getting in...
This IMF publication just found that austerity produces undesirable consequences: Can you believe it? The very pro-austerity IMF actually said that. Here's why it matters. Pro-austerity organization finds austerity increases inequality
Exploding the myth of the peaceable kingdom: rey-2016-05-31.mp3 Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. The official story sees Canada as a shining beacon spreading its ...
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Shorter Campaigns Sweeter? NDP Bill Would Limit Lengths (in News): Good idea, says advocate, and why not outlaw campaign lies, too?  Related Stories Youth Vote Rise a Warning to Politicians, Says Student Leader (in News) Rallying the Vote, On and Off Reserve (in News) Let Me Be Clear: Fact Checking Leaders on Democracy (in News)
You Did It! Tyee Readers Fund New Series on Youth Voices across Province (in Tyee News): We're blown away by your generosity, and excited to get started  Related Stories Last Chance to Give Youth a Voice in New Tyee Series (in Tyee News) For Once, Let's Give Voice to BC's Youth. You Can Make It Happen (in Tyee News) Katie Hyslop Is Rarin' To Go, Turn Her Loose! (in Tyee News)
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Tootoo resigns: Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo is resigning his post in cabinet and will be leaving the Liberal caucus due to addiction issues, according to a short statement sent out late Tuesday by the Prime Minister’s Office. “Effective immediately, the Hon. Hunter Tootoo has resigned from his position as M...
Opinion Brief: Tuesday, May 31, 2016: Tonight’s Opinion Brief is brought to you by WWF-Canada. Join us June 8th in Ottawa for Canada’s Ocean Summit. It’s going to be a great day for Canada’s oceans! ____________________ Good evening, subscribers. It’s odd now to think back to last summer, when the Liberals were tanking in the polls a...
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How livestreaming is changing social movements: Livestreaming has completely changed the way people around the world protest. This week, Ricochet caught up with livestreamers from BLackLivesMatter and the 2012 Quebec student strike to learn more.
Memo to government: Climate emergency means no new fossil fuel mega-projects: Why do we continue to use a euphemism pushed by a Fox News contributor and advisor to President George W. Bush to describe the global climate emergency? In 2002, Republican consultant Frank Luntz wrote a memo to the White House urging the president t...
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Students of Scotland’s renowned Lomond School introduced to Hinduism: In a workshop, Hinduism was reportedly recently introduced to students of Lomond School in coastal Helensburgh, Scotland; a fully integrated 3 to 18 year co-educational institution. {ads1}Students of Lomond School, formed in 1977 but whose history goes back to 1845, were given outline about the ...
As Panama Closes Its Border, U.S.-Bound Cubans Now Stuck in Colombia : As Panama concluded its final round of airlifts, approximately 100 Cuban migrants are now stranded in Turbo, Colombia. Panama closed its southern border with Colombia on May 9, 2016. According to Colombia's General Director of Immigration, these migrants are waiting for the Colombian gover...
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Privatiser l'humain: En ce moment, les personnes assistées sociales ont un revenu mensuel d'environ 625$. Pour la Coalition Objectif Dignité, le projet de loi 70 visant «à permettre une meilleure adéquation entre la formation et l'emploi ainsi qu'à favoriser l'intégratio...
Le temps est venu de s’attaquer au racisme systémique…au Québec et à travers le Canada: Cet article est d'abord paru dans la version anglophone de Ricochet. C’est peu dire que le Québec n’est pas plus raciste que les autres provinces.
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2016 Conservative Convention – Stephen Harper: Former prime minister and former Conservative leader Stephen Harper addresses delegates at the Conservative National Convention in Vancouver on May 26, 2016. Harper was the first person to lead the new federal Conservative party after the merger of the Progressive Conservatives and the Canadian ...
Stephen Harper’s Goodbye: At Issue weighs in on Stephen Harper’s exit from politics. The post Stephen Harper’s Goodbye appeared first on Loonie Politics.
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Canadians Want Federal Government To Help Refugees More: Amnesty: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may be riding high on a wave of public opinion, but a majority of Canadians think the government can do more to help refugees, according to a recent survey. The human rights advocacy group ranked Canada fourth in a list of 27 countries with the most-welcoming attitud...
Hunter Tootoo Resigns Cabinet Seat For Addiction Treatment: OTTAWA — Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo has stepped down from cabinet to seek treatment for addiction. The Prime Minister’s Office, which made the announcement on Tuesday night, did not specify what kind of addiction the Nunavut MP was facing.Minister Hunter Tootoo answers a question during Que...
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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...
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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...
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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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How Harper systematically mined anti-Muslim prejudices: In this excerpt from his chapter in The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada, Haroon Siddiqui argues that Stephen Harper’s policies constituted an extensive, deliberate strategy to malign Muslims.
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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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Come on Colorado, Just Take One Whiff, What Harm Could It Do?: Colorado may be about to try out another experimental lifestyle habit, single payer universal healthcare: Colorado May Replace Obamacare with Single Payer Prominent Democratic Consultants Sign Up to Defeat Single Payer in Colorado Lobbyists Move to Stop Colorado Report says ColoradoCare would ha...
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Puppet show:
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On Journalism, Government and the cost of Digital Illiteracy: Earlier today the CBC published a piece by Alison Crawford about Canadian public servants editing wikipedia. It draws from a clever twitter bot — @gccaedits— that tracks edits to wikipedia from government IP address. I love the twitter account — fun! The article, not so much. How sad that the dig...
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Thoughts on the #LPC electoral reform policy plank: As a party member who has been involved with supporting democratic reform initiatives in the Liberal party, I thought I would add a few thoughts to the discussion today on the Liberal Party of Canada's electoral reform plank, rolled out earlier today. The pledge to "Make every vote count" is as f...

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