Worth a Look
Harper, serial abuser of power: The evidence compiled
Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party have racked up dozens of serious abuses of power since first forming government in 2006. From scams to smears, monkey-wrenching opponents to intimidating public servants like an Orwellian gorilla, some offences are criminal, while others just offend human decency. Here is the full list.
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How the campaigning parties say they’ll boost jobs
When pollsters ask voters about their priorities, employment is always at or near the top of the list. The Conservatives pitch their annual budgets as plans for “jobs, growth and long-term prosperity.” But the NDP points to vanishing manufacturing jobs, and the Liberals stress high youth unemployment rates.
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The responsibility to act: An interview with Maude Barlow
"If we can get people to understand that health isn’t just about going to a doctor and taking your vitamins in the morning, then people can begin to recognize that there are all sorts of social determinants of health and that healthy people and healthy societies go hand-in-hand," says Maude Barlow, the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians.
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A wildfire wake-up call for Canada
Hey Canada! Mother Nature is calling. She wants you to know that climate change is real, and she is going to kick your butt with another bad fire season unless you wake up and smell the smoke. Nearly four million hectares have burned so far this year in Canada – close to double the average season.
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