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What Odds at City Hall
The many sides of electoral reform
What are the chances the Liberal government’s electoral reform initiative will lead to the end of our first-past-the-post system?
September 20, 2016
Whose side is our government on?
The federal government's recent leniency with wealthy corporate interests hints at a disturbing trend in the way government does business.
March 21, 2016
Support growing for fossil fuel divestment at MUN
Divest MUN says decision by university's Board of Regents to strike an advisory committee to study the question of fossil fuel divestment is a "positive…
March 21, 2016
The signs of change
"The renewable energy revolution is occurring faster than anyone predicted."
March 8, 2016
Working toward “ecological conversion”
MUN professor takes aim at consumer capitalism for its role in the ecological and climate crises, draws inspiration from Pope Francis in leading a local…
February 17, 2016
Why you need to know about the TPP
Prominent thinkers are speaking out against it and pro-democracy groups are calling for proper public consultations. But is our government listening?
January 29, 2016
“It’s opening up knowledge about our past”: Mi’kmaw Chief
Stephen Augustine, a Hereditary Chief on the Mi'kmaq Grand Council, says a new free online course he is teaching from Cape Breton University about Mi'kmaq…
January 17, 2016
New NAFTA lawsuits reveal disturbing, dangerous trend
If corporate interests keep suing Canada and other countries under trade agreements like NAFTA, state sovereignty might soon be a thing of the past.
January 14, 2016
Open letter concerning COP21 and Canada’s commitment on climate change
"We do not need more forms of unsafe extreme energy extraction such as hydraulic fracturing, or ineffective distractions such as carbon capture and storage. What…
November 23, 2015
Power and Dissent
Cynicism and the cult of Trudeau
I’m happy you’re happy, but…
November 13, 2015
Why I am still wearing a white poppy for Remembrance Day
The white poppy symbolizes grief for all victims of war, civilian as well as military, regardless of nationality. It also represents opposition to war and…
November 10, 2015
Why the NDP lost the election
It wasn't the Liberals' and New Democrats' apparent ideological shifts that resulted in #elxn42's red wave, but a return to the left could turn things…
October 25, 2015
Republic of Oil
Turning the page
The next chapter of our story begins with the coordinated and well-executed effort to replace Stephen Harper with Justin Trudeau. But if we want to…
October 20, 2015