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Trump's decision to move U.S. embassy means further oppression for Palestinians: December 10, 2017Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is Trump's war on the PalestiniansBy recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the U.S. further isolates itself, as it becomes the only country in the world to do so.
Special programs and testing prevent children from learning important life lessons: Anti-Racism Education Politics in Canada I was saddened to see Toronto's school board retreat from its plan to phase out its special schools and programs, like those for the arts and gifted students. They said it would be for the sake of greater social equity and meant to replace them by sprea...
Many First Nations communities still do not have safe drinking water: December 8, 2017The government has not budgeted enough money to provide safe water to all First Nations: PBOThe Parliamentary Budget Officer warns the funds budgeted for water infrastructure and maintenance in First Nations communities is inadequate to the need -- and to the government's own comm...
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What We’re Watching: Just five House legislatin’ days left!: 1) The end (of the House sitting) is nigh! Greetings, readers, and welcome to the final lap of the political steeplechase that was the fall House sitting. According to the official Commons calendar, the Chamber is set to shut down for the holidays no later than Friday afternoon – barring a last-m...
Forced adoptions deserve a proper apology, too.: When Anne Preston got ready for school on that winter day in 1964, the last thing on her mind was getting raped. The 14-year-old had was in grade 9 and looking forward to the adventure of high-school — even if she did spend a lot of time waiting for the school bus on those cold […] The post Force...
Finance ministers to talk values, calculation of CPP benefits: Manitoba’s finance minister says he and his counterparts will take another look at changes to the Canada Pension Plan amid concerns that low-income workers and women are being shortchanged by the framework agreed to last year. Changes agreed to last year will increase employee premiums and retire...
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Immigrants say ‘Yes’ to Catalonia: On the day of the Catalan referendum, Ana Surra woke up early. “I voted, and then I stayed at the voting station from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., with my neighbours, to protect the ballot boxes and my vote,” she explains. Then she returned to Madrid, where she...
Jeremy Corbyn at UN: 'the dominant global economic system is broken': UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn delivered the following speech at the UN's Geneva headquarters today. Corbyn's address to the UN was remarkable for both its content and historical references. In calling for a crackdown on tax evasion by corporations a...
Economists to investors: stop financing new fossil fuel infrastructure: Two years after the UN summit that result in the Paris Climate Agreement, the French capital is again playing host to an international climate meeting. Ahead of the Dec. 12 meeting in Paris hosted by President Emmanuel Macron, economists from around...
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Dix to Meet With Fired Health Employees (in News): ‘We’ve got to refill those gaps.’  Related Stories Two More Execs Involved in Wrongful Health Firings Leave BC Government (in News) Key Figure in Botched Health Firings Investigation Leaves Public Service (in News) Health Ministry Trying to Rebuild Employee Trust After Wrongful Firings (in News)
Movies Matter More Than Ever in Confusing Times (in Culture): Their ability to synthesize complex moments of history shows us a path forward.  Related Stories Protect Our Local Glamour Industries from Scandals (in Culture) Harvey Weinstein’s Lessons in Media Literacy (in Culture)
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Justin Trudeau and the Sunny Ways Government Who Really Represents Canadians?: With the Trudeau II government moving forward with its changes to Canada’s tax code and the public backlash against changes to the private corporation tax ......Read More The post Justin Trudeau and the Sunny Ways Government Who Really Represents Canadians? appeared first on .
Edmonton attacker Abdulahi Hasan Sharif released under Obama’s lax credible fear policy: Earlier this week I detailed the likely effect of the Obama administration’s lax “credible fear” policies on the release of Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, a Somali ......Read More The post Edmonton attacker Abdulahi Hasan Sharif released under Obama’s lax credible fear policy appeared first on .
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Les monstres des Balkans: Ils ont tué mon père. Son frère aussi. Sans oublier ma grand-mère. Et puis des amis. Ils ont fait exploser le vieux pont de Mostar parce que «ce n’était qu’un vieux pont» avaient-ils dit. Ils ont massacré plus de 8000 hommes et adolescents musulmans...
Le projet de loi visant à promouvoir la diversité dans les conseils d’administration et dans la haute direction manque de mordant: Malgré la perception du reste du monde que le Canada est un chef de file en matière de droits des femmes et de multiculturalisme, les postes de direction au pays demeurent largement occupés par des hommes blancs.
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Canada Chat episode 1- Doug Musk on Canadian Politics:   I’ve decided to do a podcast about Canadian politics. Give a listen to learn more. Canada Chat Episode 1 – Doug Musk on Canadian politics The post Canada Chat episode 1- Doug Musk on Canadian Politics appeared first on J.J. McCullough.
The Troubling State of Canadian Politics in Late 2017: a dialogue: Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau This is the fifth in a series of dialogues on Canadian politics between me, J.J. McCullough, resident of Coquitlam, B.C., and my friend Doug Musk, resident of Beamsville, Ontario. Check out our previous dialogues on the state o...
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Yes, Change is Hard and Requires Math, That is Why We Elected You: So it seems that the response about the electoral reform committee (EMME) process is that there are lots of committed, organized, focused, passionate people who want to make this country better, speaking for the importance of changing our voting system to one that assigns seats in proportion to t...
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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...
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Teaching Digital at the Kennedy School of Government: Part 6: Bringing it Together: Okay, so to recap, here at the Kennedy School of Government I’m interested in the social, economic and policy changes brought about by the way digital technologies expand or threaten how we can solve problems, relate to one another, and reimagine institutions and the world. We have a range of stu...

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