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Why all the cool kids want a new electoral system
Electoral reform might not sound very sexy. But it matters. A lot. Don’t let the footdragging wear you down.
December 7, 2016
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How much do we really know about the Canadian intelligence community?
The Trudeau government is set to review the activities of Canada’s spy agencies at a time when it appears Bill C-51 has empowered many of…
Victoria H. F. Scott
August 16, 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
Failed negotiations on residential schools lawsuit “slap in the face”: survivor
Government's failure to negotiate a settlement with residential school survivors from this province is discriminatory, says Labrador residential school survivor William Flowers.
July 30, 2015
Cindy Gladue and the fight for a “fair justice system”
On Thursday St. John's will join nationwide demonstrations calling for justice in a recent Edmonton murder trial, and to strengthen the call for women's rights…
March 31, 2015
Bill C-51 “will infringe on our constitutional and civil rights”
Dozens marched through the streets of St. John's Saturday to protest Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative government's impending anti-terror legislation, Bill C-51
March 14, 2015
Still no inquiry into missing, murdered Indigenous women year after Loretta Saunders’ death
More Indigenous women have been murdered since Labrador Inuk Loretta Saunders was found dead alongside a highway in N.B. last February. But Canada still refuses…
February 13, 2015
Dollars and Nonsense
Why income splitting is an unjust waste of money
November 10, 2014
Why I am not afraid
In the aftermath of last week’s events in Ottawa, fear remains unjustified, whether it’s fear of terrorism or of the politicians who would use fear…
October 27, 2014
“Everything reminded me of her…I couldn’t heal”
Loretta Saunders' sister launches 'homicide survivor' blog in the wake of yet another murder of an Indigenous woman in Canada. Meanwhile, Conservatives announce what critics…
October 7, 2014
Big Brother is watching — but why? And should we care?
Revelations of federal government surveillance of protests and public lectures may hint at the Harper government's sense of "vulnerability”, says MUN grad student
October 4, 2014
Holding the Line
The threat of CETA: trade, investment and workers’ rights
The damage CETA will wreak on our economy and our democratic rights is unprecedented. But it can still be stopped.
October 3, 2014
Constitutionalize our right to a clean environment: David Suzuki
The renowned Canadian scientist and activist speaks with The Independent in advance of what could be his final national tour, which begins tonight in St.…
September 24, 2014