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2019 Dec 13 - 4:21am
December 12, 2019Scheer's departure means social conservatism is on the defensiveThe Conservative party leader's resignation signals that in Canada, opposition to same-sex and reproductive rights is now an out-there, fringe position, well beyond the mainstream.
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2019 Dec 13 - 4:09am
Karl NerenbergIt should come as little surprise to anyone who has been paying even passing attention that Conservative leader Andrew Scheer decided to resign.  From the minute the results of October's election became official, Conservative party insiders and activists started treating Scheer as a dead opposition leader walking. Even staunch, hard-right Harper Conservative operatives openly expressed dismay at Scheer's well-documented and public...
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2019 Dec 12 - 2:51am
December 11, 2019Major decisions at NATO conference overshadowed by leaders' gossipFor the first time ever, NATO has acknowledged outer space as what it calls the "fifth domain" of warfare. The other warfare domains are land, air, sea and cyberspace.
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2019 Dec 12 - 2:41am
Karl NerenbergSomething big and important happened at the recent North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) conference in London and, no, it was NOT Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, French President Macron, Princess Anne and British Prime Minister Johnson caught gossiping about U.S. President Trump on an open mic. The highly respected organization NATO Watch reports that there were a number of consequential outcomes of the conference, notable...
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2019 Dec 10 - 10:03pm
December 10, 2019Alberta government attacks knowledge with cuts to post-secondary educationIn an incomprehensible attack on the foundations of an advanced society, the Kenney government has decided to slash funding to 21 post-secondary Alberta institutions.
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2019 Dec 6 - 10:05pm
December 6, 2019Remembering the Montreal MassacreThirty years later, remembering the killings at L'École Polytechnique and what came next.
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2019 Dec 6 - 9:46pm
Judy RebickIt is the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. The misogyny that is the background in most mass killings was in the foreground in Montreal that terrible day, December 6, 1989. After dividing the men from the women in an engineering school classroom at L'École Polytechnique, he slaughtered the women, saying: "You're all a bunch of feminists and I hate feminists." Even though the killer told us why he was killing women, most of...
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2019 Dec 4 - 8:13pm
December 4, 2019Big Telecom wants to make lower internet prices in Canada virtually impossibleBig Telecom is fighting tooth and nail to reverse a landmark CRTC decision that already lowered internet prices in Canada. But we can still stop them.
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2019 Dec 2 - 1:09am
December 1, 2019Food & HealthPolitics in CanadaWith 5,000 job cuts planned, perpetual chaos returns to Alberta's health systemWidespread privatization, shuttered health care facilities, and service cuts are all in Kenney's cards as Alberta's government breaks earlier promises on health care.AB
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2019 Nov 30 - 4:42am
Medea BenjaminOn November 11, Bolivia's Evo Morales, the first Indigenous president in a country with an Indigenous majority, was forced to flee to Mexico after he, his family and party leaders received death threats and attacks -- including the burning of his sister's house. In just a few weeks, the coup leaders managed to take over the reins of the executive branch (including naming a brand new cabinet), consolidate support from the military...
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2019 Nov 30 - 3:17am
Karl NerenbergI live in one of the few Ottawa neighbourhoods which real estate specialists qualify as "walkable."   That means I can get myself to shops, restaurants and other services on foot. I can even walk to an Ontario provincial office to get a car registration or driver's licence.   It is a rare privilege to be able to use nothing more than one's own human power to carry out the daily tasks of life.  Most people in Canada's capital, as...
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2019 Nov 30 - 2:52am
November 29, 2019Fighting for digital equity, in Canada and beyondAbout 96 per cent of Canadians are now connected to the internet, but a digital divide still exists.
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