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Museum of History removes its Winnipeg General Strike exhibit : Council of Canadians activists gathered in Winnipeg this weekend are dismayed to hear that the Canadian Museum of History has removed its exhibit on the Winnipeg General Strike. read more
Voter turnout key to changing governments : The Guardian UK warns of the prospect of a Conservative minority or even majority government come the October 19 federal election. read more
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Senate hires former SCC justice Ian Binnie as expenses arbiter: The Senate has hired former Supreme Court justice Ian Binnie to act as a special arbiter to deal with cases of senators who are about to be ordered to return some of the expenses they claimed, Speaker Leo Housakos announced Tuesday. In a statement, Housakos said Binnie was hired at a special meet...
Wynne open to changing teacher bargaining process once negotiations over: HAMILTON – Premier Kathleen Wynne says that once this “difficult” round of negotiations with teachers is over, she’s open to making changes to the process. The Liberal government introduced back-to-work legislation Monday for high school teachers on strike in the regions of Peel, Durham and the S...
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How Will Notley Lead? Hint: Her First Event Was Open to Everyone (in News): 'Welcome to your Legislative Assembly,' Alberta premier tells crowd at outdoor swearing-in ceremony.  Related Stories Primed for Change: Alberta Voters Flock to NDP (in News) Youngest Ever Gov't Caucus Reflects Changing Alberta (in News) Alberta Stunner Shows NDP Ground Efforts Working, Spokesm...
Latest Privacy Revelations Show It's Up to Canadians to Protect Themselves (in Mediacheck): The most important self-help step? Get into encryption.  Related Stories Privacy Protection Just Got Tougher (in Mediacheck) Canadian Laws Can't Handle Modern Snooping Tech (in Mediacheck) Why Is Canada So Slow to Provide Affordable Web Access? (in Mediacheck)
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Fishing at the end of Energy East: In part two of this three-part series documenting the stories of Energy East, photojournalist Robert van Waarden casts off with fisherman David Thompson and sails the Bay of Fundy to capture the sights and sounds of his way of life. But more than the...
Why leftists should read John Ralston Saul — critically: John Ralston Saul is a rare and influential public intellectual in Canada. Indigenous sovereigntists have engaged critically with his most recent book, The Comeback. It’s high time the Canadian left joined the debate.
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The French initiative on Palestine: posturing, or trying to break the deadlock?: Of all contemporary conflicts, the Israeli–Palestinian one is probably the most enduring and resistant to any resolution attempt. The conflict, more than a century old, started well before World War I and weighed heavily on international relations in a heated and dangerous manner several times af...
Reading, Writing and Reproduction: Danish Sex Education Includes Lessons on Fertility: It has gained global attention that sex education in Denmark will now focus on fertility as well as avoiding unwanted pregnancies. The background for this change is that 25 percent of couples wishing to have a baby do not achieve pregnancy within the first year. Sex education is critical to ensur...
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Don't fool yourself - Employers watch your online and other activities!: A few days ago Hydro One announced it is firing an employee after social media pinpointed him in a video telling Shauna Hunt of CityNews that it’s “fucking hilarious” to shout a sexist obscenity at television reporters. The man was not on the job and did not identify his employer in the video, b...
Women are smart, no need to force feed stupid and demeaning commercials: It was a long and demanding day. He was happy to be at home with his girlfriend who just came home from work. They were tired. Instead of going out for a burger or something else edible, they have decided on home made pasta and both got busy with the preparation. Finally, the steaming spaghetti ...
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Terra Incognita: New Ridings, Fewer Incumbents, and the Wild Wild West: Just over one in three of the 338 ridings being contested in October's federal general election will be either new, or will have unfamiliar or no sitting MPs running in them by the time the writ is dropped. Add that to the current three-way poll standings of Canada's major national parties, and i...
The difficult math of the Alberta provincial election results: Doing the arithmetic in the Alberta election was the easy part, but fully absorbing the math of it all is surely more difficult for both federal and provincial conservatives today. One provincial seat (Calgary-Glenmore) was left in a PC-NDP tie after last night's unofficial tallies, which under A...
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Gender Block: victim blaming: Lately, it seems anytime feminism is mentioned there are many people ready to point out how unnecessary it is: You know, that if women wanted to work they would, but they choose to have families; that if women didn’t want predatory sexual advances they wouldn’t welcome them through their behaviou...
Project Diversity: Illustration by Matt Daley Straight, white men still dominate the technology industry. RM Vaughan introduces us to LGBTQ activists around the world who are fighting for changeSTUART CAMERON REMEMBERS the first time Unicorns in Tech set up a booth at a major tech/IT conference. “People would stop...
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Ombudsman’s Report Accuses Hydro One of Willfully Deceiving Public : Federal Ombudsman, André Marin, has penned in his report that Hydro One misled regulators, the ombudsman’s office and others on the extent of its billing and customer service debacle. The report issued into Ontario’s largest utility, titled In the Dark, alleged that Hydro One’s introduction of a...
NI First Minister Peter Robinson Hospitalized After Alleged Heart Attack : First minister of Northern Ireland, 66-year-old Peter Robinson, has been admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack. Sources confirm that he was initially taken to the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, on Monday morning and then transferred to Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) where he i...
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HARPER TRIES TO TAMPER WITH THE PAST: The BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association takes a satirical shot at the Harper government. (Graphic by BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association) Last week, much ink continued to be spilled about the Harper administration’s plan to retroactively deny access to long gun regis...
COULD JOURNALISTS UNITED DEFEAT GOVERNMENT PR?: What will it take to break the control of public relations over government information? (Graphic by Shutterstock.com) SIGN, SIGN, EVERYWHERE A SIGN? There could be something happening here but what it is ain’t exactly clear. That’s what I’m thinking after the publication of yet another column e...
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Des solutions à l’austérité: Le 1er mai dernier, à l’occasion de la Fête internationale des travailleuses et des travailleurs, on a vu une mobilisation exceptionnelle partout au Québec alors que plus de 850 organismes étaient en grève sociale et que des milliers de personnes pro...
LGBT en Jamaïque : encore du chemin à faire: Lors de son passage en Jamaïque au début du mois d’avril, le président américain Barack Obama a soulevé une question éminemment controversée sur l’île : les droits des homosexuels.
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LP338.com: NDP overtake the Liberals in voter intention and seats: According to the LP338.com federal polling average for polling in the field to May 24th, 2015, the NDP has surpassed the Liberals in both popular support and seats.  The NDP currently has the aggregated support of 28.4% of Canadians, an increase of 3.3% from one week ago.  This aligns with the...
The Interview – CPC ad targeting Trudeau: The latest Conservative ad targeting Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. The post The Interview – CPC ad targeting Trudeau appeared first on Loonie Politics.
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How fast is your Internet? We’re helping launch a new open source Internet Performance Test: By collaborating with our community, volunteers, and different partners around the world, we get to do a lot of cool things here at OpenMedia. But today's launch is one of our most exciting yet. We’re collaborating with experts at the Cana...
Bill C-51 violates Universal Declaration of Human Rights, OSCE finds: When the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization says Bill C-51 violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, you know we're in trouble.  Article by ThinkPol The Harper government’s controversial anti-terrori...
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Ian Binnie, Ex-Supreme Court Justice, To Arbitrate Senate Expense Claims: OTTAWA - The Senate has appointed former Supreme Court justice Ian Binnie as a special arbitrator to look at questionable expense claims flagged by the auditor general.Senate Speaker Leo Housakos says Binnie will be called in if senators challenge the findings or the amount of repayment demanded....
John Ivison: Tories May Be Considering Nuclear Option The Libs And NDP Can't Match -- Lowering The GST: If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results, the definition of sanity must be doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting the same result. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to ...
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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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Haroon Siddiqui’s parting reflections on career and country: In his final column, Haroon Siddiqui reflects on his 37 years at the Star and on how Canada has changed.
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If an election falls in the forest and nothing changes…ever, is it still a democracy?: I’m an outsider to Alberta politics so I will attempt to refrain from making any statement about who I think should win or what the important issues are in the election. But there are some disturbing, anti-democratic threads in the wave of editorial endorsements for the ruling PC party in Alberta...
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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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