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Austerity hurts women, so we must shape our response accordingly
We can no longer be outraged that the budget will hit the poor the hardest, while ignoring the fact that the majority of the poor are women.
April 19, 2016
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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
Under Trudeau, Canada’s support for Israel still unwavering
A recent vote in Parliament to condemn support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel reveals Canada's new Liberal government is fundamentally aligned…
March 18, 2016
The Indy’s Top 15 of 2015
See which articles and topics Independent readers cast an eye over most in 2015.
December 31, 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
Trudeau showed up “dressed in a suit of armour”
During the federal election campaign the Liberals were patient and stayed out of the gutter, and delivered a positive message — which is what Canadians…
October 24, 2015
Wanted: post-election vigilance
Now that we've had some time to relish in Harper's defeat, let's look at some of Justin Trudeau's promises so that we can hold the…
October 24, 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
Politics by Numbers
Why TPP rhymes with refugee
What could a major new trade deal and the way the Harper Conservatives have chosen to handle the refugee crisis possibly have in common?
October 16, 2015
Barbaric culture talk
As politicians bid for votes in the last few days of a seemingly endless election campaign, it deserves to be asked: Is winning the best…
October 15, 2015
Neoliberalism is destroying Canada: Former NDP leader
Ed Finn, Newfoundland's first NDP leader, sat down with The Independent to discuss the biggest challenge facing Canada today -- the one nobody's talking about…
October 14, 2015
Why I think Canadians should vote
While people are literally dying for democracy here in the Middle East, it disheartens me to see so many back home in Newfoundland and Canada…
October 8, 2015
To Each Their Own
A tale of two Tories
Opposites attract, except when you're Conservative leaders speaking out on the role of public servants in politics.
September 3, 2015