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Bill C-51, security certificates, and their shared racist roots: Mohammad Mahjoub was arrested in the year 2000. In the years that followed, he undertook numerous hunger strikes. One, in 2005, lasted 76 days. He lost 110 pounds and had to be hospitalized. Another the next year lasted 93 days. He was transferred to the Kingston Immigration Holding Centre...
What do you think of the Canada-India uranium deal?: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his visit to Canada by signing a deal to buy more than 3,000 tons of uranium from Saskatchewan over the next five years for India's power reactors. What do you think of the Canada-India uranium deal? Choices Congrats to India...
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GOVERNMENT PAPER TRAIL GOES COLD: Even a detective can’t find records that don’t exist (Photograph by Shutterstock.com) Canada’s information commissioner Suzanne Legault wants new rules that would force federal officials to document their decision-making. But concerns about their lack of documentation began long before recent i...
STRIKING THE RIGHT BALANCE?: Should this report’s title have a question mark after it? (Graphic by Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada) Do recent record access reforms proposed by Canada’s information commissioner go far enough? Does an election advertising law in Manitoba go too far? And why is the Harper adm...
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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.
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.
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Bill C-51 by the numbers: Learn more about the dangerous, reckless and ineffective bill: Still trying to wrap your mind around Bill C-51? Here's an interesting infographic from CJFE. Learn more about why Bill C-51 is irresponsible, dangerous, and ineffective. Article by CJFE  [Yesterday marked] the anniversary of the Charter...
Tomorrow, events are taking place right across Canada to #RejectFear and #StopC51 - here’s how you can help!: What an amazing week! In the space of just a few short days, tens of thousands of Canadians have spoken up as part of our Week of Education to #RejectFear and #StopC51. We couldn’t be more grateful for the support - it comes at a crucial t...
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Alberta NDP platform takes page from former PC premier Peter Lougheed: EDMONTON - Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley took a page from former Tory premier Peter Lougheed when she unveiled her party's election campaign platform in Edmonton.Notley says corporations that did well during the boom should be expected to shoulder more of the burden during lean times.She says ...
Queen visits Canada's embassy to honour Canadian regiments: LONDON - Queen Elizabeth honoured the First World War contributions of three Canadian regiments on Sunday.The Queen and Prince Philip attended an event at the Canadian embassy in London to pay tribute to the Calgary Highlanders, Royal Hamilton Light Infantry and the Canadian Scottish Regiment.The...
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Stephen Harper loves the smell of napalm in the morning: More from Michael Harris available here. It is beginning to look like Field Marshall Harper has slipped a gear. Going after the Ukrainian vote in Canada is one thing. But sending troops, even as trainers, into Ukraine’s “fratricidal” civil war and confronting Russia is quite another. If this th...
Canada’s most sacred cows under attack as TPP takes aim at agriculture: More from L. Ian MacDonald available here. In a rare bipartisan moment in Washington, Republicans have introduced “fast-track” legislation to give Democratic President Barack Obama trade promotion authority to conclude a free trade agreement in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, which inc...
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Protesters present industry minister James Moore with oil-covered rocks : Seven activists interrupted a press conference held by industry minister James Moore early Friday morning in Port Moody, a suburb just outside of Vancouver, B.C. The activists, wearing full protective suits, masks and gloves, carried rocks and logs c...
Don’t believe fossil fuel hangers-on, the shift to green energy will create good jobs : For capital in Canada and the U.S. the sudden drop in oil prices is a disaster. For humankind it is a signal that fossil fuel use must decline.
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Gutted by a Tornado, Kansas Town Embraces Sustainability (in News): Greensburg now runs entirely on clean energy. A Q&A with its Republican mayor.  Related Stories An Ancient Coast Salish Ceremony Comes to City Hall (in News) Cities 'Thrown to Wolves' by Province: Burnaby Mayor (in News) A Tyee Kinder Morgan Reader (in News)
Cross-border Critics of India-Canada Treaty Team Up to Fight (in News): Latest investment deal puts foreign companies before democracy, says Council of Canadians.  Related Stories Canada Spent $735,000 Searching for Foreign Workers Overseas (in News) How Can Labour Best Battle Harper? (in News) Progressives Must 'Catch up' to Win in 2015, Says Broadbent Chief (in...
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Minimizing the Maximum: Why prison sentences should be capped at 20 years: U.S. President Barack Obama recently issued sentence commutations for 22 people serving lengthy prison terms for drug offenses in the United States. Among them was Donel Marcus Clark, who received a 35-year prison term for a first-time conviction of selling large quantities of crack cocaine and m...
Sweden — A Moral Superpower?: Sweden’s unilateral decision to cancel its large-scale defense agreement with Saudi Arabia has attracted considerable international attention. It canceled the agreement on moral grounds, refusing to continue military cooperation with one of the world’s most hardline dictatorships – a regime that ...
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Canada Is Not An Oil Sheikdom Surrounded By Sand: If you live in Canada or had the good fortune to see and experience Canada from coast to coast, you have seen a beautiful country, rich in natural resources, plenty of space for people. Add to this millions of talented individuals who had made Canada their home to build a better life for themsel...
Comments on The Globe and Mail article, "Why cap-and-trade schemes are little more than a cash grab": The article in the Globe by Jeff Rubin is well-timed and straight to the point. Ontario's Liberal Government is flirting with the idea of introducing a cap and trade scheme in the interest of a cleaner world and so on. Unfortunately for the Ontario Government, far too many people believe this...
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First Quarter Nominations Keep Pace, But No Party Election-Ready Yet: Two hundred and twenty-eight candidates were nominated in the first three months of 2015 – three more than in the final three months of 2014 – but no party has yet confirmed much more than two-thirds of its national slate as the second quarter begins, making an early spring election call even mor...
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...
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Gender Block: don’t get mad, we’re going to talk about privilege: Why don’t people just admit their privilege?! It can get pretty infuriating hearing people of privilege say oppression doesn’t exist, that anyone who says otherwise is too politically correct and/or sensitive. That meritocracy is totally how the world works.A cartoon by Ronnie Ritchie explains th...
Gender Block: doctors can’t deny care based on their own beliefs. Wait, they could before?: In early March, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario released a draft policy paper saying doctors could no longer deny patient care based on moral or religious grounds. The Professional Obligations and Human Rights policy requires doctors who limit the care they provide based on beli...
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Hindu mantras open both Nevada Senate & Assembly : Both Nevada Senate and Assembly opened with Hindu invocations on April 17, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.  Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the opening prayers from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Nevada Senate and Assembly. After Sanskrit deliv...
India This Week April 11-18 : Wrap up of important India news during last week by Politicalbaaba with inputs from Akansha Nishat.   1. Modi wraps up his eventful 3 nation tour amid controversy   Modi last week visited Germany, France & Canada as part of his efforts to improve bilateral ties and position Brand Indi...
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Fuck la violence, mais encore…: Lettre ouverte en réponse à « "Fuck toute", mais encore… », Rima Elkouri, La Presse, 16 avril 2015 J’aimerais préfacer ma réponse à ton texte, Rima, en te rappelant ce que tu sais déjà : le respect infini que j’ai pour ton travail de journaliste, et...
Ricochet se réinvente: Le 2 octobre, nous avons dédié Ricochet aux lecteurs des premiers jours, ceux et celles qui ont lancé un pavé dans la mare sans savoir si Ricochet allait couler ou flotter.
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Who’s Really on Trial: Duffy or the Senate?: Who’s really on trial, Mike Duffy or the Senate? Why is Justin Trudeau talking about forming a coalition? Chantal, Bruce and Andrew share their thoughts. The post Who’s Really on Trial: Duffy or the Senate? appeared first on Loonie Politics.
Indian PM attends Toronto rally, highlights trade: The post Indian PM attends Toronto rally, highlights trade appeared first on Loonie Politics.
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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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On the significance of sound and fury.: Oh journalists, you love a strong response to an unanswerable question don’t you? The media are really into nailing down what each party leader thinks about coalitions after the next election at the moment. Case in point, this week’s little drama with Liberal leader Justin Trudeau trying to answe...
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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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