Posted: April 27, 2011
Renewed: May 03, 2011
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TWO WARS, AND NO ELECTION DEBATE by Betty Plewes
Let's discuss Canada's role in Afghanistan and Libya, and our declining global reputation.
LIBYA "DEFENSE" IS ALL ABOUT THE OIL by William A Collins
When there's no oil, there's no intervention.
FIRST CHORNOBYL, THEN FUKUSHIMA by Charles Recknagel
Energy hunters reconsider cost/risk/benefit of nuclear power.
REMEMBERING ALLAN BLAKENEY from the World Federalist Movement – Canada
Former Saskatchewan premier was also a longtime World Federalist.
WAR? WHAT WAR?
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UNEXPECTED TWIST IN FEDERAL CAMPAIGN by Ish Theilheimer
Ignatieff and Liberals have only selves to blame as Layton forges ahead, on his cane.
PUT THE ENVIRONMENT BACK INTO THE ELECTION by David Suzuki
We Canadians are lucky; all we have to do is vote.
"ORANGE SURGE" IS NO TSUNAMI by Geoffrey Stevens
NDP's lead might not translate into seats in the House.
MISSING THE POWER BAR
Liberals scramble to prevent blackout.
Rant and Roar
ALBERTA IS USED TO HARPER-STYLE HARDBALL by Gillian Steward
Doctors, landowners, universities all have reported Alberta government bullying.
DIX, NDP UP FOR THE FIGHT by Bill Tieleman
Provincial election looms as the Stanley Cup Final of BC politics.
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS MATTERS by Jody Dallaire
Police officer's comments on sexual assault were wrong as well as insensitive.
THE CONSERVATIVES' LOW PROFILE CAMPAIGN by Stephen Kimber
It's don't-blame-me-I-voted-for time.
One native life
THE KID IN ME by Richard Wagamese
Meeting a 14-year-old boy with a drunk father reminds me of myself at that age.
NAPOLEÓN GÓMEZ RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD from the United Steelworkers
United Steelworkers salute Mexican Mineworkers' leader on the recognition of his work.
NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING from Health and Safety Ontario
April 28 will be the 27th observance of an event that has become international.
TAHRIR SQUARE, TEL AVIV by Uri Avnery
Political change in Israel is as unlikely as, say, a Black US President.
YAHOO TV by John Gordon Miller
SUN TV's debut was less than auspicious.
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OIL'S EROSION OF CANADA A SILENT ELECTION ISSUE by Andrew Nikiforuk
Petro wealth is fouling our country's character, as it did many others'.
TODAY, ECONOMIC REFUGEES by Gwynne Dyer
Tomorrow, the EU may well need to deal with climate refugees.
STOP DARLINGTON EXPANSION from Greenpeace.ca
Ontario Power Generation refuses to divulge nuclear risks, wants to build more plants.
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OLD SCHOOL JOURNALISM by Maurice Hedges
Content should be written properly.
FAT CATS AND OTHERS from YouTube
Feline friends provide no end of fun.