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Labour and class politics in New Zealand/Aotearoa: apc_2014_08_30_nz_elections_rabble.mp3 Labour news from the Asia Pacific. Interview about labour and class politics in New Zealand/Aotearoa with Joe Carolan, UNITE union organiser and ca...
Seven reasons to support a Parliamentary Bureau for the rest of us : Here at rabble.ca we strongly believe that Canada needs more independent reporting coming out of Parliament Hill. In 2011, frustrated with the coverage of Parliament and the Prime Minister's Office, we crowdfunded a journalist to report on the Hill for the rest of us. Our readers came t...
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Conservative Software Project Went Into Production in 2013, Financial Statements Show: [Welcome, National Newswatch readers!] The Conservative Party's mysterious software project was no longer listed as an "asset under development", but rather full-fledged "computer software", in financial statements the party recently filed with Elections Canada for the 2013 calendar year. At a to...
June By-election Turnout: How low could we go? (You don’t want to know): Until Monday, Canada had never had a federal by-election with turnout under 20%. As of today – Canada Day – we've had two of them. Whether by accident or design, the decision by the Prime Minister to hold four federal by-elections on the Monday between a summer weekend and a statuatory holiday le...
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Accountability Act Take 2:             Hey, Steve. I think you’ve got a bit of a problem. You may recall that just a decade ago, you were leader of Her Majesty’s Official Opposition, derailing the bumbling Liberals for their flatfooted attempt at covering up an oh-so-Liberal kickback scheme. It was then that you had a s...
Premiers seek ‘immediate’ response to First Nations ‘crisis’: Spurned by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in their bid for a public inquiry into missing and murdered native women, the premiers are looking at other ways to tackle the crisis. Video from Toronto Star. The post Premiers seek ‘immediate’ response to First Nations ‘crisis’ appeared first on Loonie ...
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Prentice leadership bid draws more than $1.8 million in donations: CALGARY – Alberta Tory leadership candidate Jim Prentice has received more than $1.8 million so far in campaign donations. Pentice released his donor list Friday and it shows most gave $1,000 or less. Thirty-nine donors gave between $10,000 and $30,000. Also Friday, the Canadian Taxpayers Federat...
IMF board expresses confidence in Lagarde despite French investigation: WASHINGTON – The executive board of the International Monetary Fund expressed confidence Friday in IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde after receiving a briefing on a French corruption probe in which Lagarde is being investigated. In a brief statement, the 24-member board said it continues to...
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Premiers to talk trade barriers as Charlottetown confab continues: As they head into a second day of closed-door meetings in Charlottetown, provincial and territorial premier are set to turn their collective attention to the perennial push to eliminate internal trade barriers. Later this afternoon, Liberal MP Wayne Easter will hold a press conferenc...
Tom Mulcair joins latest call for missing women inquiry: After spending much of the summer touring the country, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair is back on Parliament oll, where he's set to hit the stage at the National Press Theatre later this morning to reiterate his call, and "discuss the need" for an inquiry into murdered and missing ind...
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Mulcair's Not-So-Secret Weapon: There’s an inconvenient complicating detail in the Great Stephen Harper-Justin Trudeau Showdown of 2015. His name is Tom Mulcair, his New Democratic Party still holds 98 seats in the House of Commons and, the other day, he dropped a big hint about how the 2015 election will go. Almost nobody caug...
Private Health Care Could Benefit Canada: Health care is an issue that evokes strong emotions, which can sometimes lead certain commentators to console themselves with fine principles rather than adopt a pragmatic, results-based vision. In an article published by the Globe and Mail on July 22, Colleen Flood, a University of Toronto law p...
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Love Makes Us Crazy, and So Should Rom-coms (in Culture): 'The F Word' may be sleepy, but there are many classics to ignite the stormy heart.  Related StoriesFeeling Nostalgeek? (in Culture)
What Makes Us Unequal? Precarious Jobs (in News): Andrew Longhurst asks why we still treat temp workers as second class. First of three new inequality insights.  Related Stories CETA Leak: Crucial Questions Unanswered (in News) Leaked: Secret Final Draft of CETA Treaty (in News) In BC, How Unequal Are We? (in News)
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Northern Gateway Shows New Approach Needed: Last month, the Northern Gateway pipeline was approved by the Harper government. In response, many First Nations people swore they would never support the pipeline being built through their lands. Many people accused the Aboriginals of being greedy and lazy, opposing the pipeline simply...
Reflections On Canada Day: The Impact Of Canadian History: I'm writing this on the morning of Canada Day 2014, thinking about all the fascinating things I've read about and seen, and all the people I've met. One thing I've come across is all the different parts of Canadian history I've studied, and how they've tied into many of the recent issues...
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Hard Times Ahead for Iraq’s Yazidis: The world has seen images of refugees starving in the wilderness and heard accounts of children butchered, young women sold into slavery, and final phone calls from men ordered by the Islamic State to convert or die. Meanwhile, the Kurdish cities of Dohuk, Erbil, and Sulaymaniyah struggle to prov...
Hard Times Ahead for Iraq’s Yazidis: The world has seen images of refugees starving in the wilderness and heard accounts of children butchered, young women sold into slavery, and final phone calls from men ordered by the Islamic State to convert or die. Meanwhile, the Kurdish cities of Dohuk, Erbil, and Sulaymaniyah struggle to prov...
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"Corruption never has been compulsory" ( A. Eden): Corruption and bribery exists everywhere, in fact it is growing. Apparently in India corruption is perceived as the civil servants' favourite contest nationwide. But we should not dump on India. Hardly a day goes by in the West that this or that politician or leading businessman is not in the n...
She Offers Free Viagra For Seniors, If Elected: Things could not get any better for seniors living in Toronto. Sarah Thompson is running for Mayor in Toronto and promising to hand out free Viagra for low-income seniors if she masters the stiff competition in the mayor's race and wins in the fall. In the view of some seniors gossiping at Tim'...
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Goodbye Robin.: Robin Williams has always been a part of my life. One of the earliest proper TV shows I remember watching was Mork and Mindy, about a strange guy with a name like mine who happened to be an alien and was just trying to figure out how this crazy world and the people in it worked. He was sincere an...
Toronto Is More Than The Core: Marcus McGee makes a nice attempt at an ode to Toronto as opposed to the idea of Ford Nation: “Toronto isn’t Rob Ford. Toronto is more than that”. Unfortunately, I think he missed the point of why there is dissatisfaction in some parts of the city. All his anecdotes refer to The Core of the city....
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Hashtag Maggie Vandermeer: Illustration by Matt Daley This piece is one of 13 short stories set to appear in The Journey Prize Stories 26 anthology, available October 7. A huge This congratulations to author Nancy Jo Cullen!At 1:27 a.m. Maggie’s phone blinked and whistled on her bedside table. Startled out of sleep, she k...
Pop culture: Every day I’ve hustlin’: Illustration by Dave Donald Thoughts on the creative value of taking a break“MY LIFE IN MONTREAL WAS SO GOOD,” said the songwriter Sean Nicholas Savage in a recent interview for Bad Day magazine. “We did so many projects. We made tons of albums and we were making movies and just doing tons of sh...
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Huge 4.5m Lord Shiva statue unveiled near Sydney : A huge 4.5m-high white marble statue of Hindu Lord Shiva has been consecrated and unveiled in Minto, a suburb of Sydney (Australia). Shipped from Varanasi (India), it was mounted on a concrete pedestal with the help of a crane at the Hindu temple Mukti Gupteshwar Mandir, which is claimed to be t...
Edmonton police investigate regarding suspicious death in Silverberry : The Edmonton Police Service, Homicide Section, is investigating the suspicious death of a female found in a southeast Edmonton residence this morning. {ads1}Southeast patrol members responded to an address near 37 Avenue and 13 Street at approximately 8:30 a.m. today, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, foll...
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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...
Canada’s Opaque Transparency – An Open Data Failure: Yesterday, at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) Canada Minister of Natural Resource, Joe Oliver, announced with great fanfare a new initiative to compel mining companies to disclose payments of over $100,000′s to foreign and domestic governments. On the surface this lo...
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Motherboard: Experiencing civil war through virtual reality goggles: This virtual reality simulator is helping to bring the visceral, human effects of war to life for people far away from conflict. Article by Chris Malmo for Motherboard The situation for journalism in Syria is grim, and getting worse. With ...
The Hill: World to the U.S.: Please don't ruin the Internet : The stage is set for a global showdown against Internet slow lanes. Here's why you can't afford to keep quiet. Article by Danielle Kehl for the Hill At the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting in Istanbul next week, a multi-stake...
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Improving Iraq: There is a certain naiveté inherent in believing dysfunctional foreign nations can be made viable simply through outside military intervention. This was obviously the great lesson of the second Bush administration and the war to remove Saddam Hussein: Iraq was a blood-soaked basket-case under Sad...
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Presentation on the Bloor/Durie development in Bloor West Village #parkhp #topoli: Hello all! It's been a while here at the blog. Apologies. I hope to get back to posting more regularly in the near future. I wanted to post my speaking notes from today on an issue that came before the Etobicoke York Community Council. As you will note from my previous blog entry, I have been inv...
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Summertime and the Living is Easy in Vancouver: Folks who live in Vancouver tend to be here because of the lifestyle. That’s why I’m here. Hope you’re having a nice summer too, people. Related posts: Are We Living in the Prohibition Era Again? A local politician has a couple of beers at a... Related posts brought to you by Ye...
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The Cornerstone of Gentrification in the Downtown East Side: From the Woodward squat ten years ago, to a displaced neighbourhood VANCOUVER—Towering 43 storeys at the corner of Abbott and Hastings St, in the poorest neighbourhood in Vancouver—the Downtown East S...

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