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Despite Trudeau's promises, Harper's 'tough on crime' legacy continues to burden Indigenous people: Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. Actions speak louder than words. Although the elected Liberal government has made some strides toward reconciliation with Canada's First Nations, there are many structural problems that ne...
A new danger descends on Canada: Is this show currently playing? June 28, 2016 Some of Canada's most conservative politicians have been warning that a new menace is descending ...
This is what NIMBY sounds like: Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. NIMBY, the acronym for "Not In My Backyard," refers to people's objections to an unwanted development coming to their neighbourhood. I call it discrimination. It's a vile form of speaking ...
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'We Can Do Better': Residents, Advocates Fight for Victoria Tent City (in News): As province aims to shut down camp in court, tenter Norm Ruble offers a different view.  Related Stories Meet Norm Ruble, Resident of Victoria's Tent City (in News) Homeless Victoria Campers Won't Budge: 'We Are Part of the Solution' (in News) BC Hydro Disconnections Spiked Significantly after ...
How a File-sharing Lawsuit Could Erode Your Internet Privacy (in Opinion): Downloaders should pay attention to this 'reverse class action' filed by a film company.  Related Stories Fixing Surveillance Starts with Spy Agencies Coming Clean (in Opinion) Liberals Move to Stop Billion-Dollar Start-Ups from Fleeing South (in Opinion) What Do Canadians Think about TPP? US M...
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Echoes of history: Obama’s speech to Parliament: Beginning with Harry Truman in 1947, six American presidents have delivered joint addresses to the Canadian Parliament, the last one being Bill Clinton in 1995. If Barack Obama is true to presidential form Wednesday afternoon, the seventh U.S. president to speak in the House will invoke the extra...
The Brexit effect: Referendum chill?: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chose a side in the Brexit referendum — a “terrible, short-sighted gaffe,” as former Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney described Trudeau’s decision. Granted, Trudeau’s preferred outcome — for Britain to remain in the European Union — didn’t pan out. Maybe th...
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Refugee tales after the Brexit vote: On Canada Day I will fly to England to participate in a walk in solidarity with refugees, asylum seekers, and detainees, the second phase of a project called The Refugee Tales.
Refugee tales after the Brexit vote: On Canada Day I will fly to England to participate in a walk in solidarity with refugees, asylum seekers, and detainees, the second phase of a project called The Refugee Tales.
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Kolody to Take Over as Manitoba's Top Mountie : Manitoba RCMP has a new commanding officer who is determined to make their presence felt through service. Taking over the position from Kevin Brosseau, Scott Kolody mentioned on Monday that "I call it visibility and engagement." He explained that "it's not all about arresting people. I really wa...
UN Agencies Responding To IDPs In Wau, South Sudan : Joint United Nations agencies based in Wau State have started responding to thousands of Internally Displace persons who were forced out from their homes during the Saturday clashes in Wau town.   IOM and WFP officials in Wau [Photo by James Dimo]   By James Deng Dimo ...
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Trump doit-il partir ou rester?: Si un génie vous accordait un souhait, soit celui de décider du départ ou du maintien de Donald Trump comme candidat aux présidentielles américaines, lequel des deux choisiriez-vous?
Un pas en avant, un pas en arrière: Sur la route, un Allemand m’a dit : «Si tu veux voir un match à Berlin, va là». Alors, j’y suis allé…
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Strombo’s fall a victory for capitalism: This week’s announcement that George Stroumboulopoulos will soon be departing Hockey Night in Canada is thrilling news — even if you’re not a hockey fan.  Amid growing anxieties about this country’s power imbalance between haves and nots, Strombo’s fall is an optomistic reminder that there rem...
Fractured conservatism in Canada post Harper: I can’t think of anything less exciting than the future of the Conservative Party of Canada.  With Stephen Harper gone, I’ve started to notice the glue that stuck me to the Party, is withering away with his memory.  This is odd, because although we lost our leader, I’m not any less enamored wi...
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Aboriginal Canadians Nearly Three Times As Likely To Experience Sexual Assault Than Others: Statistics Canada: OTTAWA — Aboriginal Canadians were nearly three times as likely to experience sexual assault in 2014 as their non-aboriginal counterparts, a new report from Statistics Canada suggests.The report released Tuesday, entitled "Victimization of Aboriginal People in Canada," found 58 incidents of sexua...
Will Canada Take A Stand For Women's Rights In Mexico?: by Lauren Ravon, Director of Policy and Campaigns for Oxfam Canada The "three amigos" will have a lot to talk about on Wednesday when they meet in Ottawa for the North American Leaders' Summit. Climate change, trade, and migration are said to be on the agenda. While these are all important issu...
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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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Canada’s Draft Open Government Plan — The Promise and Problems Reviewed: Backdrop On Friday the Canadian Government released its draft national action plan. Although not mentioned overtly in the document, these plans are mandated by the Open Government Partnership (OGP), in which member countries must draft National Action Plans every two years where they lay out tang...
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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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