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2020 Nov 28 - 7:39am
November 27, 2020Kenney government spins premier's meddling in pandemic response as tale of betrayal by leakerCBC scoop shows how Alberta pandemic response has been guided more by political pressure and right-wing ideology than science and expert advice. A witch-hunt for the leaker will be launched.
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2020 Nov 28 - 6:57am
Karl NerenbergMost politicians have a tendency to use foggy rhetoric and canned talking points. It is an occupational hazard, particularly noticeable in parliament’s question period, and we have learned to live with it. But Liberal minister of Canadian heritage, Steven Guilbeault, went way beyond the bounds of run-of-the-mill political dissimulation in his response to a question on Monday, November 3. The topic was a controversial, new branded...
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2020 Nov 28 - 6:02am
Food & HealthCOVID-19 has brought a lot of things into sharp focus for most of us -- what we value; divisions in our society between those who can and cannot work from home; how we enjoy spending time; the quality of our domestic relationships; the challenge of "stay at home" for the homeless; how access to technology divides us; who we enjoy spending time with; etc. Mortality, though, is one that keeps coming up for many. Death and dying...
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2020 Nov 28 - 2:04am
Karl NerenbergAmong all the outrages Donald Trump is committing -- rushing federal executions at a record pace, pardoning his friends, and seeking to overturn the votes of Black, Indigenous and brown people -- few have noticed how he has maliciously poked Canada in the eye on his way out the door. Trump's administration has invited oil and gas companies to bid on leases to drill in the environmentally protected Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (...
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2020 Nov 27 - 3:01pm
David J. ClimenhagaIt turns out the Kenney government's pandemic response has been guided more by political pressure and right-wing ideology than science and expert advice. For weeks, Premier Jason Kenney and his army of "issues managers" have claimed Alberta's determined effort to keep its restaurants, bars and casinos open in the face of surging COVID-19 infections was based on the informed advice of the province's chief medical officer of...
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2020 Nov 27 - 7:21am
Chelsea NashTwo health-care workers who were also CUPE Ontario members were fired in recent years for speaking out about issues of violence in their workplaces, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions president Michael Hurley said at a Tuesday press conference.  One worker had to endure two years of arbitration before they were able to regain their job; the second had to change their name in order to be able to return to work as a personal support...
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2020 Nov 27 - 6:15am
Food & HealthParts of Canada are deep into the red zone, while other parts of the country peer over the edge, wondering if their communities will be next. In the midst of all of this, it might be helpful to recall the impact of our actions back in the spring. When Canada entered lockdown in early March, there was an almost immediate reaction to hoard. Almost overnight, it seemed nearly impossible to find things like toilet paper or bread...
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2020 Nov 26 - 10:32pm
November 26, 2020Blueprint for fixing our disastrous long-term care systemThe COVID-19 crisis has exposed catastrophic weaknesses in Canada's patchwork system for housing and caring for the elderly and disabled. The government needs to act.
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2020 Nov 26 - 2:05pm
David J. ClimenhagaIt may not quite be impossible for Jason Kenney to see his dream of completing the Keystone XL pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast on his watch come true, but it will be almighty difficult with Democrat Joe Biden in the White House. What's more, if the project is to be completed the way Alberta's premier wants, its success will depend heavily on the last guy the Kenney wants to be beholden to: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Don'...
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2020 Nov 26 - 9:06am
Arts & Culture"Doughnut is American breakfast," declares Ted Ngoy, a former California businessman and now, the main character of The Donut King documentary. Ngoy remade the doughnut landscape upon his arrival to the United States as a Cambodian refugee in the 1970s. When he took his first bite of an American doughnut, it was fated: "I know this is my future." Indeed, Ngoy made a couple of innovations that have lasted to this day. What...
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2020 Nov 18 - 6:00am
David SuzukiWhat we refer to as "plastic" hasn't been around for long. But its usefulness has caused production to skyrocket -- from about two million tons in 1950 to almost 400 million tons a year now, and rising steadily. It's a problem. Although much of it can be recycled, most isn't. That's led many local and national governments worldwide to ban or consider bans on non-essential "single-use" plastics. Canada plans to prohibit many items by...
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2020 Nov 17 - 10:53pm
November 17, 2020'Take Back the Fight' should be mandatory reading for young feminists in Canada"Take Back the Fight" is a manifesto, a scathing criticism of the status quo, and a call to action for the next generation of feminists all in one.
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