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Letting corporations sue governments protecting the environment is no way to solve the water crisis: As the world looks for innovative solutions to solve the rapidly worsening water crisis, two Salvadoran experts toured Canada this month to promote a simple strategy that could save the public billions of dollars. read more
Ordered back to work, Ontario teachers say this labour dispute isn't over: Thursday, May 28, 2015 Ontario teachers will comply with labour board ruling that sends them back to work, but strikes could resume on June 10. Teachers in Durham, Peel, and Sudbury'...
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Opinion Brief: Thursday, May 28, 2015: Tonight’s Opinion Brief is brought to you by CADSI, the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries — the national voice of more than 1,000 member companies operating in the defence and securities industrial sector. ______ Good evening, subscribers. The second round of the Duffy trial...
Which way will Nigel Wright jump?: More from Michael Harris available here. The trial (or is it ‘smile’?) of the century is about to resume. Before it’s done, Mike Duffy’s day in court could resemble an extended Rick Mercer skit. In the end, the former happy Buddha of the news biz could wind up convicted of … being a senator. (U...
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A String of FIFA Arrests on Eve of Canada's World Cup Moment (in News): Canadian Soccer Association 'extremely disappointed.'  Related Stories Add New Field to BC Place's Ballooning Costs (in News) Women Coaching Soccer: 'If Not You, then Who?' (in News) FIFA Women's Turf War Heats Up (in News)
Wrongfully Fired Ministry Workers Kept on Security File for Months (in News): Failure to remove cleared employees an 'administrative oversight,' minister says.  Related Stories 'No Records' of Requested Health Ministry Review (in News) BC Gov't Hiding 'Embarrassing' Reports, FOI Advocate Says (in News) Health Ministry Firings Review an 'Accountability Gong Show,' Says ND...
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‘It’s not if there’s a leak, it’s when’: Energy East vs. the Wolastoqiyik people: In part three of this series documenting the stories at the end of the proposed Energy East pipeline, photojournalist Robert van Waarden meets Alma Brooks, a Wolastoqiyik clan mother from St. Mary’s First Nation in New Brunswick. “The Energy East pip...
Concordia lied, engaged in ‘predatory behaviour’ during spring strike, alleges statement: The student strike known as Printemps 2015 may be over, but for many Quebec students the consequences are still unfolding. Student leaders at Concordia University are crying foul after the university administration joined academic charges against as...
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Killer Robots and the Laws of Man: Who’s to blame for mission malfunction?: What would happen if countries took a step beyond remote-controlled drones and used weapons that targeted and killed people on their own, without any human intervention? Who would be responsible if one of these weapons made a fatal mistake, and who could be punished? The answer is no one. Such fu...
The French initiative on Palestine: posturing, or trying to break the deadlock?: Of all contemporary conflicts, the Israeli–Palestinian one is probably the most enduring and resistant to any resolution attempt. The conflict, more than a century old, started well before World War I and weighed heavily on international relations in a heated and dangerous manner several times af...
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Don't fool yourself - Employers watch your online and other activities!: A few days ago Hydro One announced it is firing an employee after social media pinpointed him in a video telling Shauna Hunt of CityNews that it’s “fucking hilarious” to shout a sexist obscenity at television reporters. The man was not on the job and did not identify his employer in the video, b...
Women are smart, no need to force feed stupid and demeaning commercials: It was a long and demanding day. He was happy to be at home with his girlfriend who just came home from work. They were tired. Instead of going out for a burger or something else edible, they have decided on home made pasta and both got busy with the preparation. Finally, the steaming spaghetti ...
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Terra Incognita: New Ridings, Fewer Incumbents, and the Wild Wild West: Just over one in three of the 338 ridings being contested in October's federal general election will be either new, or will have unfamiliar or no sitting MPs running in them by the time the writ is dropped. Add that to the current three-way poll standings of Canada's major national parties, and i...
The difficult math of the Alberta provincial election results: Doing the arithmetic in the Alberta election was the easy part, but fully absorbing the math of it all is surely more difficult for both federal and provincial conservatives today. One provincial seat (Calgary-Glenmore) was left in a PC-NDP tie after last night's unofficial tallies, which under A...
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Gender block: I’m not a real feminist: “Don’t worry,” they often tell me. “You’re a real feminist.” In earlier days I was alright with this statement. “OK,” I’d think, “They’re taking me seriously and are willing to listen.” But really, what they mean is that since I’m not wearing army boots and wishing death upon men, I’m a feminist ...
Gender Block: victim blaming: Lately, it seems anytime feminism is mentioned there are many people ready to point out how unnecessary it is: You know, that if women wanted to work they would, but they choose to have families; that if women didn’t want predatory sexual advances they wouldn’t welcome them through their behaviou...
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Tory’s to Consider Allowing Voluntary Increases in CPP : PM Harper’s government has made an abrupt U-turn on their stance about a voluntary increase in CPP contributions as Trudeau mentioned on Wednesday that the federal Liberals want a mandatory expansion of the Canada Pension Plan. Although the Conservatives long opposed expansion of the plan, they ...
Health Services Blamed for Not Identifying At Risk Double Murderer Reoffender : A report has claimed that the health services failed to perceive that a man would reoffend as it should have identified the “significant probability that he would reoffend,” speaking about a man who was later convicted of murdering two people. 81-year-old Colin Dunford was attacked by James Alle...
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HARPER TRIES TO TAMPER WITH THE PAST: The BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association takes a satirical shot at the Harper government. (Graphic by BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association) Last week, much ink continued to be spilled about the Harper administration’s plan to retroactively deny access to long gun regis...
COULD JOURNALISTS UNITED DEFEAT GOVERNMENT PR?: What will it take to break the control of public relations over government information? (Graphic by Shutterstock.com) SIGN, SIGN, EVERYWHERE A SIGN? There could be something happening here but what it is ain’t exactly clear. That’s what I’m thinking after the publication of yet another column e...
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Le Camp pour le droit au logement, échec ou réussite ?: Depuis des mois, le Front d’action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU) annonçait l’installation d’un Camp pour le droit au logement au cœur de Montréal. Une campagne avait été menée au préalable, sous le thème Le logement, un droit. Elle compr...
Des solutions à l’austérité: Le 1er mai dernier, à l’occasion de la Fête internationale des travailleuses et des travailleurs, on a vu une mobilisation exceptionnelle partout au Québec alors que plus de 850 organismes étaient en grève sociale et que des milliers de personnes pro...
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The NDP’s Orange Wave: Rex Murphy: Rex shares his point of view on the NDP’s orange wave in Canada. The post The NDP’s Orange Wave: Rex Murphy appeared first on Loonie Politics.
Canada Pension Plan Expansion: Stephen Harper wasn’t interested in discussing change to the Canada Pension Plan a few years ago, but now he is. What happened? Chantal, Bruce and Andrew share their thoughts. The post Canada Pension Plan Expansion appeared first on Loonie Politics.
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Dozens of community events are taking place across Canada this Saturday May 30 to #RejectFear and #StopC51: Just a few days before the final vote on Bill C-51, everyday Canadians want to take a stand against this reckless, dangerous and ineffective bill. That’s why dozens of community-organized events are taking place across Canada tomorrow (Sat...
Cellphone Freedom Day! On June 3 you'll be able to end your 3-year-contract for free: Starting June 3, three year contracts which have run or 24 months or more can be cancelled without any penalties. Together, we helped make this code of conduct happen by developing our crowdsourced action plan for the future of our wireles...
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Loblaw expands hummus recall over toxin concerns: BRAMPTON, Ont. - Loblaw Companies Ltd. has expanded its recall of Presidents Choice hummus over toxin concerns to cover more than a dozen varieties.The company says the recalled product may contain the toxin produced by staphylococcus bacteria, and it should not be eaten.The recalled product has ...
Two Albertans charged with assault in small Ontario town last summer: BANCROFT, Ont. - Two people from Alberta have been charged in an assault in the small Ontario community of Maynooth last August.Ontario Provincial Police say a man and a woman were in the front yard of a home when they were attacked with unidentified weapons.A few days later, two Bancroft-area re...
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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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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.
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If an election falls in the forest and nothing changes…ever, is it still a democracy?: I’m an outsider to Alberta politics so I will attempt to refrain from making any statement about who I think should win or what the important issues are in the election. But there are some disturbing, anti-democratic threads in the wave of editorial endorsements for the ruling PC party in Alberta...
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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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