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Patriotism isn't funny, but our Canada Day contest just might be: It's our 15th anniversary and we're giving away free copies of the anniversary edition of the best of rabble, Michael Moore's latest film Where to Invade Next? and Lawrence Hill's latest book The Illegal. Find out how you can help build a new era in independent media! Oh, Canada. r...
A national housing strategy must be part of any plan to end poverty in Canada: Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. read more
Condominium development threatens protection of Algonquin sacred site: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 "You don't develop an Algonquin sacred place," says Algonquin scholar and activist Lynn Gehl. So why is a proposed condo development continuing to be planned? ...
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Harry Smith: This Is Not the Britain I Fought For (in Opinion): Once united in purpose against terrible threats, my nation dissolved into selfish factions.  Related Stories The European Union and the Misery of Bigness (in Opinion) Hey Finland! Canada Tried Guaranteed Income Once, and It Worked (in Opinion) Canadians Take Note: Left Populism Is Rising Up (in...
John Green, 'Mr. Sasquatch,' Leaves Big Shoes to Fill (in Culture): With his passing this May, the tireless researcher is remembered by a thankful crew of fellow investigators.
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Ugly divorce or conscious uncoupling?: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, awkwardly greets UKIP leader and flamboyant pro-Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage during a special session of European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) As someone who has practiced divorce la...
Irreconcilable generational differences? Yes and no: Last week, when it became clear that the ‘Leave’ side had narrowly won the referendum in Britain, my Facebook and Twitter feeds began filling up with a graphic that demonstrated just how divided the results were among the generations. Is this a sign of heightened generational tension, or in an er...
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Like it or not, Britain’s fate is tied to Europe: The British pound hit a 31-year low against the U.S. dollar on Monday. After $2.4 trillion was wiped off the stock markets, Goldman Sachs had to revise its growth predictions for Britain from 1.7 per cent to 0.5 per cent. Leading economists have comp...
INTERVIEW: Comic Mike Ward is an asshole, but should that be illegal?: By his own admission, Mike Ward is an asshole. The question is, should that be illegal?
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Trudeau, Pena Nieto Compliment ‘Enduring Friendship’ at State Dinner : Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto had a very eventful day that started with a jog in thigh-grazing shorts over the bridge from Ontario into Quebec and ended with an elegant state dinner at Rideau Hall. Governor-General David Johnston invited had both leaders ...
Corbyn Anticipated to Face Leadership Challenge Soon : Labour MPs are anticipated to announce a challenge to Jeremy Corbyn's leadership after a three-quarters of the parliamentary party voted on a motion of no confidence against him. Analysts predict that two possible candidates who could fight for the leadership include deputy leader, Tom Watson, a...
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Trump doit-il partir ou rester?: Si un génie vous accordait un souhait, soit celui de décider du départ ou du maintien de Donald Trump comme candidat aux présidentielles américaines, lequel des deux choisiriez-vous?
Un pas en avant, un pas en arrière: Sur la route, un Allemand m’a dit : «Si tu veux voir un match à Berlin, va là». Alors, j’y suis allé…
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Strombo’s fall a victory for capitalism: This week’s announcement that George Stroumboulopoulos will soon be departing Hockey Night in Canada is thrilling news — even if you’re not a hockey fan.  Amid growing anxieties about this country’s power imbalance between haves and nots, Strombo’s fall is an optomistic reminder that there rem...
Fractured conservatism in Canada post Harper: I can’t think of anything less exciting than the future of the Conservative Party of Canada.  With Stephen Harper gone, I’ve started to notice the glue that stuck me to the Party, is withering away with his memory.  This is odd, because although we lost our leader, I’m not any less enamored wi...
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Barack Obama Boasts Canada-U.S. Relations Are 'Stronger' Than Ever: OTTAWA — Mr. Prime Minister, Mr. Speaker, members of the House, members of the Senate, distinguished guests, people of Canada, thank you for this extraordinary welcome, which tempts me to just shut up and leave. Because it can't get any better than this. Obviously, I'm grateful for the warm welco...
Obama Gives Shout-Out To Maryam Monsef While Urging Embrace Of Refugees: In what he called a "cathedral of freedom," U.S. President Barack Obama pointed to a Canadian cabinet minister as an example of what's possible when refugees are embraced in this land of immigrants and strangers. The acknowledgement of Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef — who came to ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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How Harper systematically mined anti-Muslim prejudices: In this excerpt from his chapter in The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada, Haroon Siddiqui argues that Stephen Harper’s policies constituted an extensive, deliberate strategy to malign Muslims.
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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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Come on Colorado, Just Take One Whiff, What Harm Could It Do?: Colorado may be about to try out another experimental lifestyle habit, single payer universal healthcare: Colorado May Replace Obamacare with Single Payer Prominent Democratic Consultants Sign Up to Defeat Single Payer in Colorado Lobbyists Move to Stop Colorado Report says ColoradoCare would ha...
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Puppet show:
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Canada’s Draft Open Government Plan — The Promise and Problems Reviewed: Backdrop On Friday the Canadian Government released its draft national action plan. Although not mentioned overtly in the document, these plans are mandated by the Open Government Partnership (OGP), in which member countries must draft National Action Plans every two years where they lay out tang...
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Thoughts on the #LPC electoral reform policy plank: As a party member who has been involved with supporting democratic reform initiatives in the Liberal party, I thought I would add a few thoughts to the discussion today on the Liberal Party of Canada's electoral reform plank, rolled out earlier today. The pledge to "Make every vote count" is as f...

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