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Film review: Swedish-built Somalian bandy team shows how sport can challenge and shift prejudice: Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. A good story allows you to walk a mile in another's shoes, feel the stretch of their lives, visit their humanity. The motto of the city of Borlänge in Sweden is "Nice Folk!" Like "Friendly...
TPP has already impacted Canadian law (and it's not even ratified yet!): Monday, February 8, 2016 In early TPP drafts, Canada opposed including the IP treaty obligations for much of the neogtiations. However, by the end, Canada caved, confirming that the TPP has already beg...
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Four Highlights from Tyee's Evening with Andrew Nikiforuk (in Tyee News): Missed our Vancouver event 'Standing Up to Fracking'? Check out the full video and more.  Related Stories Come Listen to the Man Fracking Powers Tried to Silence (in Tyee News) Fracking Regulation on Trial in Andrew Nikiforuk's 'Slick Water' (in Tyee News) Join The Tyee for an Evening with Harr...
Watchdog 'Aware of' Duffy Testimony Related to Election Fraud Cold Case (in News): Commissioner's office may have reopened probe after senator alleges that Tories robocalled in 2008.  Related Stories Canada Should 'Get Tough' on Political Crimes, Say Watchdogs (in News) Tories Robocalled to Help Gary Lunn Win in 2008, Duffy Testifies (in News) At St. Margaret's School, a Soli...
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Opinion Brief: February 8, 2016: Tonight’s Opinion Brief is brought to you by New Canadian Media — a not-for-profit online media organization that presents news and comment from an immigrant perspective for all Canadians. _____________________ Good evening, subscribers. The Trudeau government finally got around today to announci...
Trudeau’s ISIS strategy is high-risk — and largely political: More from Jeff Sallot available here. Tactics win skirmishes. Strategy wins wars. Tactically, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is at a disadvantage in the current political battle over whether he’s flip-flopping on the efficacy of bombing Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq. Of course he’s...
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VIDEO: As Algonquin land claim heads to a vote, not everyone is happy: The largest land claim under negotiation in Ontario is going to a vote. The Algonquins of Ontario, an organization created for the land claim process, has negotiated a proposed Agreement-in-Principle under the modern-day treaty process with the feder...
Why Ghomeshi could walk: As day two of the Jian Ghomeshi trial wrapped up, I laboriously sifted through the countless tweets of journalists covering the cross-examination of the first witness.
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Anti-Trumpsters are busy but not effective: As a Canadian, I can only watch the unfolding and the outcome of the Trump saga. Still, one is compelled to ask, how many people are out there who think that if the powers most people call the Establishment are successful in taking out Mr. Trump, things will not return to "normal"? The anger w...
"Wynne’s carbon pricing scheme grabs our cash" - Comment on article in the Toronto Sun: You may read the article and think about the subject: http://www.torontosun.com/2015/11/21/wynnes-carbon-pricing-scheme-grabs-our-cash Governments need money to provide goodies for the ever-increasing groups of people who had been convinced to vote for the Party. No big deal. After all, this i...
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Hillary Clinton's Ongoing Adventure in Libya : Remember this commentary on the late Muammar Qaddafi from presidential candidate Hillary Clinton from October 2011?     While the glee that Hillary Clinton shows over a human being's death, even if it was Muammar Qaddafi, is rather disarming, what is even more concerning is ...
America's Deteriorating Housing Market Demographia 2016 : As I have done every year since I started this blog, I want to give you a summary of the 2016 edition of Demographia's International Housing Affordability Survey.  From my perspective, this is one of the most interesting analyses of housing affordability because affordability is measured in te...
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Quand les néo-nazis cognent aux fenêtres: Quand la première fenêtre vole en éclats, nous prenons refuge dans le coin le plus reculé de la pièce pour éviter les projectiles. En quelques minutes, c'est toute la fenestration qui y passe. Quelqu’un crie au feu. Les cocktails Molotov ont atteint...
Gare au Cheval de Troie: Lors de son remaniement ministériel récent, le premier ministre Philippe Couillard a créé une certaine surprise en mandatant son nouveau ministre de l’Emploi, François Blais, à implanter un revenu minimum garanti (RMG) au Québec. Cette idée est dans...
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Who cares that Kevin O’Leary can’t speak French?:   Alec Ross, one of America’s leading minds in the world of tech policy, recently published a exciting essay in the Wall Street Journal on the sci-fi future of translation technology, a realm progressing at a much faster clip than many realize. “In 10 years, a small earpiece will whisper what ...
A better way to talk about heckling:   Since the election of Geoff Regan to the position of Speaker at the start of the new parliament, there has been a renewed conversation around heckling in the House of Commons.  The problem with that discussion is the tone of sanctimony that has pervaded it, and the hypocritical pearl clutchi...
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Your Daily Digital Digest for Tuesday, December 1, 2015: Your news links for today: Dark Clouds Over the Internet - New York Times Surprise! The NSA Is Still Spying On You - Gizmodo UK ISP boss points out massive technical flaws in Investigatory Powers Bill - Ars Technica BlackBerry is leav...
#GivingTuesday: Give back to the Internet you love: Today is #GivingTuesday, a special day when the Internet community gives back by supporting changemakers around the world. Here at OpenMedia, we’re committed to fighting for the open Internet’s power to connect people, improve democracy, a...
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Echoing Obama, Trudeau Warns Against 'Over-The-Top' ISIS Rhetoric: As a debate looms over Canada's role in the fight against the so-called Islamic State, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is already cautioning against "over-the-top" rhetoric that he says only elevates the terrorist group. That message, delivered at a press conference in Ottawa Monday, is similar to ...
Premier Brad Wall Pitches Plan To Stimulate Oil And Gas Sector To Trudeau: REGINA — Saskatchewan wants the federal government to bankroll a program that would see oil and gas workers who have lost their jobs clean up abandoned and dormant wells. Premier Brad Wall says it would help stimulate employment in the oil-and-gas sector and accelerate environmental cleanup of we...
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HEADING INTO THE STACKS: This is where I’m going to be for the next little while. (Photograph by Shutterstock.com) As you may have noticed, I’ve been absent from this site for the past few weeks. Part of the reason for that absence is the approaching end of the fall semester and all marking that entails. But I’m also p...
THE FIRST TEMPTATION OF TRUDEAU: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising a “fair and open government.” But that openness could a lot like what a NDP MP proposed half-a-century ago. (Graphic by Liberal Party of Canada) If Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is serious about making government information “open by default,” he’ll ha...
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Minority Math is Hard on the Liberals: The Liberals have run a strong and energetic campaign thus far under leader Justin Trudeau, so it seems unfair how hard it will be for them to find enough seats to claim the head of a minority government. Whether you're following one of the popular poll aggregator and seat projectors, or just wor...
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Tories in review: women’s rights: THE SUN HITS the back of my neck as I kneel over my poster board. It’s a hot summer afternoon in June and I’m colouring with markers, shared with the hands of girls decades my junior, helping with childcare at a sex worker solidarity rally. We’re at Toronto’s Allan Gardens, the day’s setting for ...
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Canadians reclaim their country from Stephen Harper: Siddiqui: The more Canadians saw of Harper’s nasty character and endless dirty tactics, the more they were repulsed.
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The End of Poverty?: As United Nations officials struggle to define the development priorities of the next 15 years, the UN Millennium Campaign, the World Bank, and many other organs of the development industry tell us that we are nearing the end of poverty. Yet, well over half of human beings are still suffering ser...
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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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Amazing advice! One thing you can do today. The results will astound you!: Vote.Filed under: Politics
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Open Mandate Letters: The newly elected Government of Canada made its ministerial mandate letters available to the public last week. They are absolutely worth checking out both for their content and as a example of public disclosure/communication. I’ll talk about that latter part in a second, but let me first let’s di...

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