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Greenhouse gas policies give Canada a bad rep, Megan Leslie: March 31 was deadline day for countries that were ready to submit their greenhouse gas reductions to the United Nations. The United States, Mexico and the EU have stepped up. Where's Canada? Canada is the 'black sheep' of climate change, says NDP
Canada is the 'black sheep' of climate change, says NDP: It is two out of three for the North American continent. The United States and Mexico have both submitted detailed and ambitious plans for combatting climate change to the United Nations, ahead of the Paris meeting that will try to forge a new climate change agreement in December of this y...
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COME SEE THE DICTATORSHIP INHERENT IN THE SYSTEM?: Help! Help! We’re being repressed! (Photograph by Python (Monty) Pictures) Since coming to power, the Stephen Harper’s administration has made headlines for undermining government opennesses and accountability, introducing divisive if not outright unpopular laws and ignoring or intimidating cri...
PRIVATE INTERESTS SEEK PUBLIC RECORDS:   Guess who is filing more access requests than the media. (Photograph by Shutterstock.com) FOI FOR ALL? Journalists may make the biggest headlines for using Canada’s access law. But, as is the case in the United States, federal government estimates suggest most of information requests don’t co...
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Challenges we've met, and new ones we need to: Siddiqui: Haroon Siddiqui reflects on the ways in which Canada has evolved over the 17 years of his column, and considers the challenges Toronto, Ontario and the country now face.
Stephen Harper's flip-flop on war fits pattern of deceit: Siddiqui: Instead of scaring and dividing Canadians, the prime minister should concentrate on issues that really matter, like the economy.
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MPs aren't going to be able to ignore this: Join the Week of Education to Stop Secret Police Bill C-51   The government is about to ram through a reckless, dangerous and ineffective "secret police" law called Bill C-51. Join the twitter Thunderclap to share our message against C-51 ...
TechDirt: The TPP has set its sights on free speech and fair use: Fair use - the building block of remix art - is under threat.  Article by Mike Masnick via TechDirt We've been writing a lot about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement over the past few years. There are many, many problems with it...
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At Least 40 Current, Former Senators Asked To Account For Questionable Expense Claims | CTV News: At least 40 current and former senators have received confidential letters from Attorney General Michael Ferguson about questionable expense claims, and one of them has been asked to account for more than $100,000, sources have told CTV News.
Temporary foreign workers facing deadline, consultant says situation serious: SASKATOON - The clock is ticking for thousands of temporary foreign workers across the country as many will see their work permits expire April 1.It used to be they just had to re-apply but new rules require them to leave the country for at least four years before re-applying.Saskatoon-based immi...
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Cost of mission in Iraq and Syria to be ‘classified’ in coming budget: Parliament may have approved a year-long extension to the country’s combat mission in Iraq and Syria, but the Harper government is once again refusing to say how much it will cost taxpayers. Nor will it reveal the estimated pricetag for upcoming involvement in NATO’s reassurance operations in eas...
Committee adopts all four government C-51 amendments: The House of Commons’ national security committee has adopted all four of the planned amendments the government said it would introduce during clause-by-clause consideration of its controversial anti-terrorism bill. Review of C-51 began early Tuesday morning and was scheduled to run until midnigh...
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Quebec police don’t live in a bubble: This morning Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois published this column in our French edition. In nine hours it has been shared almost 2,500 times, with no end in sight. We have now translated it into English for readers outside Quebec.
York strikers show the way — now let’s build a truly public university: The strikes at York University the University of Toronto, and elsewhere have opened a long overdue debate about student debt, precarious labour in the academy, rising tuition, and, to a lesser extent, university governance. The York University strike...
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Furlong Drops Defamation Lawsuit, but Journalist Proceeds (in News): Former VANOC CEO says he has lived an 'unimaginable nightmare.'  Related Stories 'Take the Games, Please!' a Coming Olympic Motto? (in News) Judge Dismisses Third Furlong Abuse Suit (in News)
Heiltsuk Will Fight to Protect Central Coast Herring (in Opinion): Once the lifeblood of Heiltsuk diets, herring now reduced to a rare 'treat.'  Related StoriesOn Family Day, Honouring Missing Daughters (in Opinion)
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A Different Kind of Superhero: Fighting Sexual Violence in India: I was in Delhi in December 2012 when a 23-year-old woman, Jyoti Singh Pandey, was brutally beaten and gang-raped on a bus. She later died from her wounds, and the incident sparked protests all over India. Like many people, I was horrified by what had happened to this woman, who became known as Ni...
Loopholes and Taxation: Overseeing a Fairer European Union: Companies should pay a fair share of taxes on the money they earn, and governments should not favor certain businesses by giving them advantages not available to others. This sounds straightforward, but the reality is not. Throughout the financial crisis, citizens in many European countries have ...
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Are you a male with or without a beard?: You are not in the Middle East or accidentally transferred back to the middle ages by a stealth time machine. Yet, just about everywhere you look, today, you see males of all ages strolling around with hipster beards, or what some see as "Spastic face rugs". Unkind people and some studies claim...
Are you a male with or without a beard?: You are not in the Middle East or accidentally transferred back to the middle ages by a stealth time machine. Yet, just about everywhere you look, today, you see males of all ages strolling around with hipster beards, or what some see as "Spastic face rugs". Unkind people and some studies claim...
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Can women win contested nominations? The data say ‘Yes’ … IF they actually run: Seven of the weekend's nine nomination meetings saw women candidates selected – 3 New Democrats, 3 Liberals, and 1 Conservative – and three of those seven women were able to win competitive nominations, in order to secure their spot on their party's ticket. Indeed, as International Women's Day dr...
21 MPs Still Unconfirmed for 2015 Ballot, and Other Nominations Trivia: With an election looming on the horizon, 21 Members of Parliament have still not been confirmed as candidates for the upcoming federal election, while 44 others are bowing out, and 2 Commons seats sit vacant. The "As yet Unrenominated Incumbents" list includes MPs from the Conservatives, Liberals...
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Go your own way: Photo by Norman Wong Lowell’s bold, new vision for a women- and girl-friendly pop futurePOP SINGER-SONGWRITER Lowell has recently been experiencing a recurring dream in which she’s robbing a bank, then driving away on a motorbike with her lesbian lover. Given the surreal imagery in the videos fo...
The Trope Slayers: CHELSEA VOWEL, MOLLY SWAIN, AND SOME DALEKS AT COMICCON | Photo courtesy Métis in Space Métis in Space is a hilariously smart take down of Indigenous stereotypes in popular science-fictionLAST SUMMER, friends Molly Swain and Chelsea Vowel were having a rough time, and looking for an excuse to sp...
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Mounties charge Jean Claude Savoie for the death of Barthe brothers : A 38-year-old man from Montreal, formerly of Campbellton, has been charged in connection with the deaths of Noah and Connor Barthe. The charge was laid in Campbellton Provincial Court on March 30. Jean Claude Savoie has been charged with one count of criminal negligence causing the deaths of...
Toronto police search for missing woman Malinda Heil : The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance locating a missing woman.Malinda Heil, 58, was last seen on Monday, March 30, 2015, at 8 p.m., in the Sheppard Avenue West and Bathurst Street area. {ads1}She is described as 5'4", 99 lbs, with grey wavy shoulder-length hair and bro...
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L'urgence de renouveler le syndicalisme: Alors que l'effervescence sociale s'accentue, comment s'assurer que le mouvement syndical y prend une part active? Alors que, dans son deuxième budget, le gouvernement de Philippe Couillard poursuit sur la voie de l'austérité, est-ce que les organisa...
Les policiers ne vivent pas dans un bocal: Jeudi dernier, un policier du Service de police de la ville de Québec (SPVQ) tirait à bout portant au visage de Noémie Trudeau-Tremblay, 18 ans. La diffusion des images de l’intervention, qualifiées de « choquantes » et de « troublantes » par la mini...
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Guerin: Stephen Harper is a deeply immoral and dangerous man:   After watching this sobering, fascinating interview with famed political philosopher Charles Taylor on Power & Politics, I’m more convinced than ever that my headline is true.  Taylor was commenting on Stephen Harper’s recent statement that the niqab is rooted in a culture that is “anti-...
Speaking out without the fear of being SLAPP ‘ed’:   Given the importance of citizen participation in our society, the last thing needed is the possibility that those who speak out should be subject to frivolous lawsuits. New legislation currently before the Ontario Parliament aims to change that.  Bill 52, the Protection of Public Participati...
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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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Should America Make Voting Mandatory?: So US President Obama recently suggested that making voting mandatory. There are multiple reasons for this, one being that the people who don’t vote are more likely to be low income and democrat so it would favour his party. But he also suggested it would reduce the influence of money in politics...
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Government Procurement Failure: BC Ministry of Education Case Study: Apologies for the lack of posts. I’ve been in business mode – both helping a number of organizations I’m proud of and working on my own business. For those interested in a frightening tale of inept procurement, poor judgement and downright dirty tactics when it comes to software procurement and g...

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