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Adrian Sitaru on The Fixer, journalism, abuse and human behaviour: Adrian Sitaru on The Fixer, Journalism, Abuse and Human Behaviour Like this podcast? rabble is listener-supported journalism. Chip in to keep piece like this coming. Adrian and I talked...
Bernard the Roughneck in his own words: Neal Bernard Hancock responds to his critics: Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. Tout le monde political Alberta is wondering about "Bernard the Roughneck," the young man in hard hat and boiler suit who appeared on Parliament Hill last Wednesday with what appeared to b...
Jonas Mekas on refugees, ignoring Hollywood, poetry and ambient noise: Jonas Mekas on Refugees, Ignoring Hollywood, Poetry and Ambient Noise. Jonas and I talked about refugees and memory, about ambient noise, poetry, the new film I Had Nowhere To Go, and wh...
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‘Water Will Drive Most Decision-making’ in BC’s Future, Says Land Champion (in Presents): Deborah Curran, winner of 2016 Real Estate Foundation award, on how land use and water flow together.  Related StoriesWin Two Tickets to the 2016 Land Awards Gala! (in Presents)
GM Union’s Pension Concession Signals New Reality: Experts (in News): Contract ends defined-benefit plan for new hires, increases job security, Unifor says.  Related Stories BC Education Funding Report Triggers War of Words (in News) Contract Jobs, 'Flexible' Work Open Door for Employer Abuses (in News) At Victoria Science Debate, Candidates Rail Against Empty Tory...
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Morning Brief: Monday, September 26, 2016: Today’s Morning Brief is brought to you by the Canadian Medical Association. Canada 2020, in partnership with the Canadian Medical Association, invite you to this year’s Canada 2020 Health Summit: A New Health Accord for All Canadians. All Day, September 28, 2016 to September 29, 2016. Chateau La...
Clippings: Monday, September 26, 2016: International First debate a pivotal moment for Clinton and Trump (Washington Post) Hillary Clinton Struggles Most With Truth About Herself (Politico) Donald Trump said 52 false things last week (Toronto Star) Syria and Russia Appear Ready to Scorch Aleppo (New York Times) US, South Korean missi...
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'What did you expect?' How sex workers learn to endure crime and avoid police: Enforcement of anti-prostitution laws varies from city to city, with some places having a more hostile climate and others taking a more supportive approach. In all cities, relations with police affect sex workers’ willingness to report crimes committ...
'Even one individual turning away is too many': the devastating effects of sex work stigma: The experience of stigma and estrangement from friends and family is common among sex workers. Support from people around them, as well as non-profit organizations, police, and other government agencies, can make a big difference for sex workers’ hea...
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Calgary Stampeders’ Hicks Killed in Nightclub Shooting : The Calgary Stampeders have confirmed that one of their football player, 23-year-old defensive back Mylan Hicks, was shot and killed on early Sunday morning after an incident at a Calgary nightclub. According to the announcement on the CFL team’s website, Hicks came from Michigan State and was a...
Corbyn Reelected as Labour Leader, Promises 'More Power' to Activists : Recently reelected leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, has promised to give more power over policy-making to grass-roots Labour supporters and vowed to work toward building a "more equal and decent society". In his remarks, Corbyn alleged that he will change the way decisions are taken in...
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CELEBRATING RIGHT TO KNOW WEEK: A panel discussion during Right to Know Week will take place at Carleton University later this month. (Photograph by nismonick) I’m excited to announce I’ll be speaking at my alma mater for an event celebrating Right to Know Week. On Sept. 26, Carleton University and the Office of the Informati...
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION BY THE NUMBERS: What secrets do Canadians learn thanks to freedom of information laws? I’ll be scanning news coverage across the country to find out. (Photograph by Shutterstock.com) Canada’s freedom of information laws may be broken. But they can still be used to make public records that the powerful want to ...
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Partout au Canada: coule pas chez nous!: La lutte contre l’oléoduc Énergie Est a rapidement remporté la médaille de la campagne climatique la plus efficace de l’histoire du Canada. Les mobilisations au Manitoba, en Ontario, dans les Maritimes et, surtout, au Québec, ont surpris le reste du...
La vie citoyenne de Jean Charest: Quittant la vie politique pour redevenir simple citoyen, suite à la défaite de son parti en septembre 2012, Jean Charest – âgé d’à peine 54 ans – n’a pas tardé à se trouver un nouvel emploi au cabinet McCarthy Tétrault, à Montréal.
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Final Day of Trial: Judge “confused” by Blacklock’s Terms and Conditions:   On the last day of the Blacklock’s v AGC trial in the middle of plaintiff’s counsel Yavar Hameed’s closing arguments, Judge Barnes intervened: “When I read the terms and conditions I was confused.” Justice then pointed out that Blacklock’s Reporter’s web page on copyright states that a subsc...
Day 4 of Blacklock’s Case: Defence rests its case with strong testimony:   The fourth day of proceedings began with Patrick Halley, Senior Chief at Tariff and Trade Policy at Finance Canada, being cross-examined by the plaintiffs’ counsel, Yavar Hameed.  During questioning Hameed focused on the “close relationship” in dealing with tariffs on raw sugar that Halley h...
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Ontario Water-Taking Rules Need To Change, Premier Wynne Says: TORONTO — The bottled water industry in Ontario is facing renewed government scrutiny after a small township was outbid by multinational giant Nestle in its attempt to purchase a well to secure water supply for its growing community. Premier Kathleen Wynne said Friday her government will look for...
More Liberals Repay Expense Claims, Following Lead Of Trudeau's Top Aides: OTTAWA — Chiefs of staff for two Liberal cabinet ministers are paying back almost $55,000 of the generous expenses they claimed for relocating to Ottawa, following the lead of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's top two aides. Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion's chief of staff, Julian Ovens, is ...
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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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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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My Letter to my MP on Electoral Reform: Dear Mr. Saini, I am one of your constituents and I must say very happy you won your seat and your party won the recent election even though I am not always a Liberal voter. I was unable to attend your open house last night in Kitchener with Minister Monsef but I have a strong interest in electo...
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Improvising a Digital Curriculum at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government: Since arriving as a Lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to integrate digital into the curriculum. I have a course on Digital Government and will be teaching modules next term on what we’ve learned from Digital Services (like USDS and GDS) as...
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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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