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How will Fort McMurray rebuild itself after the fires?: There has been a lot of discussion about suburban sprawl and post-disaster planning in Fort McMurray. However, that planning is for the future. Could there be a new vision for a rebuilt Fort McMurray?
Could there be a new vision for a rebuilt Fort McMurray?: Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. Early in his life, my late father, Norman Nerenberg, was a professional organizer for the National Federation of Labour Youth, the United Jewish People's Order and, ultimately, the Labour ...
Toronto library workers ratify agreement, Board to vote later today: Friday, May 6, 2016 A new collective agreement for the Toronto City public library workers is in the final steps of ratification. Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journal...
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Canada Post Review Committee Faces Quick Criticism (in News): Union, NDP cite panelist's ties to Shoppers Drug Mart.  Related Stories Postal Workers Ready for New Battle after Harper Law Struck Down (in News) A Revived Northern Gateway to Oblivion for Grits? (in News) Bill Honouring Indigenous Rights Gets a Do-Over (in News)
After Tragedy Struck, Kathryn Calder Found a New Voice (in Culture): Musician and her mother battle ALS in 'A Matter of Time', playing at DOXA.  Related Stories Black Identities Take Centre Stage in DOXA Special Program (in Culture) Daredevils Unite in 'Aim for the Roses' (in Culture) She Got Game: Mighty 'Pistol Shrimps' Coming to DOXA (in Culture)
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QP Friday: Washington, entitlement and pricey state nannies: Lead question and answer With just a handful of cabinet ministers in the House of Commons Friday, parliamentary secretaries took front stage for the most part. Opposition House leader Andrew Scheer led the charge with concerns over the size of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s delegation to Washing...
Proponents behind Northern Gateway pipeline ask for three year extension: CALGARY — The proponents behind the Northern Gateway pipeline are asking the National Energy Board for three more years to start building the controversial project. Northern Gateway and 31 aboriginal equity partners say they need the time to secure legal and regulatory certainty and continue cons...
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As Fort McMurray fire grows, First Nations and small towns step up for evacuees: The fire has grown to 85,000 hectares. In the neighbourhoods hardest hit, only remnants of vehicles, office buildings and homes are left. Communities have been levelled, reduced to ash that is strewn by the wind. The northern Alberta city of Fort McM...
Attawapiskat: There’s more to mental illness than biology: First Nations communities have been clear about the reasons for the ongoing suicide crisis. Community leaders have singled out the effects of historical trauma, unemployment, loss of autonomy, loss of traditional lifestyles, and poor living condition...
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Opposition Criticizes Liberals for Forming Canada Post Home Delivery Task Force : The Liberal government has been accused by the federal opposition parties to have shied away from its promise to restore home mail delivery by subduing the matter to a panel tasked for reviewing the Crown corporation. A formal review of Canada Post was launched on Thursday by Public Services Min...
Labour Heavy-Weights Confident in Khan’s Mayoral Campaign : Several senior Labour members have already spoken about their confidence in Sadiq Khan to win the London's much-hyped mayoral election. Mr. Khan has always been the frontrunner in every poll conducted throughout the campaign as he held a consistently lead over his chief opponent, i.e. Conservati...
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Je suis allé voir Sanders... et Trump: Jusqu’à présent, la marche vers les élections présidentielles états-uniennes a été tout sauf ennuyante. Aussi improbable que cela puisse paraître, le candidat républicain désigné est un milliardaire vedette de télé-réalité à la crédibilité politique...
Lendemain de veille péquiste: L’homme qui s’est présenté hier devant les journalistes pour annoncer sa démission était de toute évidence un homme brisé. Il avait le visage défait, la voix cassée par les trémolos et peinait à lire le texte qui lui avait été préparé.
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Why not Harper… again?:   In the general election of 1979, Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau was successfully unseated by Joe Clark, and Trudeau announced his resignation as Liberal leader a few weeks later.  The press was full of tributes and retrospectives, and the former PM gave a heartfelt goodbye to his coll...
No, the PM isn’t going to police the Senate’s spending:   In the wake of the Mike Duffy verdict, and all 31 charges against him being dismissed, we have seen the pundit class call for all manner of “fixes” to the way in which the Senate spends public money, and none more egregious than the calls that the Prime Minister somehow step in and start pol...
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Conservatives Blast Trudeau For 'Star Wars' Joke Before Addressing Fort McMurray Fire: The Conservative Party of Canada has released a video slamming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for making a "Star Wars" joke to his Liberal caucus this week moments before discussing the devastating fire in Fort McMurray, Alta. Trudeau spoke to Liberals Wednesday to mark his government's first six ...
Conservative Claim About Leaving Behind Surplus Contains 'Some Baloney': OTTAWA — "Last week, Finance Canada actually announced that the federal government had a $7.5 billion surplus. It is the fourth time that officials at Finance Canada have actually confirmed that we left them with a surplus, and that is because of our strong fiscal management and the fact that we ...
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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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Will Clinton Blaze Her Own Trail?: A former first lady, senator, and secretary of state, Hilary Clinton is easily the most experienced candidate on foreign policy.  Also, as Obama’s first secretary of state, Clinton has positioned herself as continuing what she sees as his foreign policy successes, for which she also claims some c...
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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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Lawful, Neutral and Chaotic: mapping the drivers behind social media, companies and states in the public sphere: I’ve been playing with ways to help some students understand the online space: i.e. who the actors are, and what motivates them around the big policy debates about the internet, like privacy, bullying, monopoly formation, state control and surveillance — along with other issues. My own view of th...

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