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The case for proportional representation: Your move, Mr. Trudeau

Perhaps the only thing more offensive than the way Stephen Harper has changed Canada is the fact he’s done it without the support of anything approaching a majority of Canadians. 861 more words

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How Harper killed medicare — and got away with it

The Harper government’s anti-democratic actions have been so numerous, it’s easy to lose track of them. I almost forgot, for instance, about the way it… 879 more words

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The CIA torture report — and the blood on Canada’s hands

When it comes to torture, it’s hard not to look good compared to the U.S. authorities who, among other things, subjected an Algerian prisoner to ice-water baths and 66 hours of standing sleep deprivation … before discovering he was not the person they thought he was. 773 more words

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The gap between rich and poor is killing growth

No doubt the rich and powerful have been cracking up with laughter for decades over their ability to peddle ‘trickle-down economics’ to a trusting public. But a surprisingly strong report just released by the prestigious OECD may cause the public to regard these wealthy snakeoil salesmen more skeptically in the future. 806 more words

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Why the robocalls conspiracy will happen again — quietly

If you’re a low-level political operative, the conviction of Conservative party staffer Michael Sona for his role in the robocall scandal may well have deterred you from committing voter fraud in the future. 845 more words

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The markets won’t ‘fix’ climate change for us

Okay, so we’ve figured out how to propel a small device through space at 60,000 kilometres an hour for ten years, and then land it on a comet 6 billion kilometers away. 812 more words

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The rich are getting richer — and faster than you think

The Onion magazine suggests we should consider the gap between rich and poor the Eighth Wonder of the World — “a tremendous, millennia-old expanse that fills us with both wonder and humility … the most colossal and enduring of mankind’s creations.” Another aspect of the rich-poor gap that has always filled me with wonder is how the rich manage to keep it off the political agenda. 855 more words

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