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Leave it to Harper: 5 Conservative policies better suited for families in the 1950s

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is always selling himself as the family guy, so we put his record to the test. It turns out, he's right. Harper's policies might be a fit for families -- and society in general -- in the 1950s. Ah, the bygone era of the stay-at-home moms, Cold War paranoia -- and healthy general ingnorance towards environmental issues.

Courtesy of Press Progress

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The Fight Against Street Deaths in Toronto

The twin agendas of urban redevelopment and austerity have increased the scale of the homeless crisis in Toronto. Over 4,000 people cram into the emergency shelters every night and many more try to survive out on the streets. This situation raises the question of what lengths the agenda of austerity can be taken to.

Courtesy of Canadian Dimension

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Confusing Deficit Elimination with Prosperity

The banner headline across the top of the front page of the national Globe and Mail edition caught my eye Saturday morning: “How B.C. became a ‘have’ province.” Wow, I thought to myself, that is quite something (and without a single LNG plant yet visible on the horizon!). So I sat down with my coffee to give this startling news a good read.

Courtesy of The Progressive Economics Forum

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David Suzuki: Canadian youth at the forefront of environmental change

When she was just 12 years old, my daughter Severn gave a speech at the 1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. She spoke with such conviction that delegates were moved to tears. It was one of my proudest moments as a father. More than 20 years later, Severn's speech is still inspiring people around the world.

Courtesy of The Georgia Straight

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