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Kathleen Wynne tried to use First Nations to silence opposition to Hydro One sell-off. She failed.

19 August 2016 - 12:31pm

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What happens when you plow ahead with a plan that 83 per cent of Ontarians strongly oppose? For Premier Kathleen Wynne it means a catastrophic drop in approval ratings with only 14 per cent of people now believing she should lead our government.

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Olympic groups squandering millions while athletes struggle to get to Rio

19 August 2016 - 10:03am

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Dozens of athletes from Canada and thousands from developing countries have had a difficult time raising the money needed to train and take part in the Olympics Games in Brazil.

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Canadian media simply has to change

19 August 2016 - 6:58am
The face of Canadian journalism is overwhelmingly white says Joanna Chiu. And that's gotta change. The face of Canadian journalism is still white -- and it's time to push back

Vancouver housing activists achieve victory on city-owned lot

18 August 2016 - 7:59pm
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After residents set up a tent city in the downtown eastside and held a day of action on housing justice, Mayor Gregor Robertson agreed social housing with 100 per cent low-income rents at 58 West Hastings. Aiyanas Ormond is an organizer with the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users. He speaks with Redeye host Lorraine Chisholm.

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GroundWire | Prisoners Justice Day

18 August 2016 - 7:35pm
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This episode of GroundWire was produced at Community Radio Station CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Treaty One territory, on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe peoples and the homeland of the Metis Nation. This episode was hosted by Rachel Dunsmore and Susan Huebert.

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The face of Canadian journalism is still white -- and it's time to push back

18 August 2016 - 11:49am

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As a journalist in my mid-20s, I should have plenty to feel confident about. After getting a masters degree in journalism from an Ivy League university, I moved to China, where I worked for a national newspaper and went on to my current job as a foreign correspondent at an international news wire.

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What's your reaction to the fact that fracking could trigger earthquakes that could damage B.C. dams?

18 August 2016 - 9:51am

This week the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative (CCPA) exposed through a Freedom of Information request that senior B.C. Hydro officials fear that earthquakes, triggered by fracking, could damage Peace River dams and put hundreds, possibly thousands, of people at risk.

The Crown corporation has not said anything publicly about these concerns, instead negotiating behind closed doors, and has kept the public in the dark.

Let that sink in.

Fracking could trigger earthquakes more powerful than some dams are designed to withstand and they said nothing.

What's your reaction to the fact that fracking could trigger earthquakes that could damage B.C. dams?

Choices Umm... *leaves B.C. immediately* HOW COULD THEY KEEP THIS INFORMATION A SECRET?! PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE AT RISK!! Wow. I'm not surprised to hear fracking=earthquakes=bye dams. But, just wow. Damn. Corporations are willing to do anything to make money. Can we now stop building dam projects? *cough* Site C *cough* None of the above.

Climate change puts future Summer Olympics at risk, scientists warn

18 August 2016 - 9:47am
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A report just published in the British medical journal The Lancet suggests that by the year 2085, almost all of the cities that could host the Summer Games will be too hot for outdoor events.

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Goodale invests $138 million to upgrade indefinite detention, not reform it

18 August 2016 - 8:17am
Thursday, August 18, 2016 After refusing to meet with hunger-striking immigration detainees, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has announced a $138-million funding package for upgrading immigration detention centres.

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On Monday, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced the federal government would be pouring $138 million into upgrading immigration detention facilities across Canada. Two detention centres, in Quebec and British Columbia, will also be replaced.

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New thinking needed on Bank of Canada's approach to monetary policy

18 August 2016 - 7:52am
Thursday, August 18, 2016

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Every five years the federal finance minister updates the "marching orders" that guide the Bank of Canada and its conduct of monetary policy. This process is the one opportunity for democratic oversight of the Bank, which otherwise is deemed to be operating "independently" of government -- all the better to ensure that it has the authority to take away the punchbowl whenever the economic party gets going too energetically.

Every five years the federal finance minister updates the "marching orders" that guide the Bank of Canada and its conduct of monetary policy. The time is right for some new thinking.

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Western media changes the subject over latest Ukrainian sabotage against Crimea

18 August 2016 - 6:44am

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Western governments and media have a problem with the right-wing regime that is governing Ukraine. The country's economy is a shambles. Even the regime's own backers in the West acknowledge the country and its economy are hopelessly mired in corruption.

Extremists and neo-Nazis occupy high positions in the police, army and government.

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Here are four things you need to know about women's homelessness in Canada

18 August 2016 - 6:15am
Unfortunately, much of the research on homelessness in Canada lacks a comprehensive gender-based analysis. Four things to know about women and homelessness in Canada

'Real life is way crazier than anything I can make up': Meet the hosts of The Hum Podcast

17 August 2016 - 8:47pm
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We've received a lot of questions about our hosts recently. Who are they? Why do they do this podcast? Why are their names so hard to pronounce? This week, on the seventh episode of The Hum on rabble, Amar and Gilad bare their souls... to each other. Listen in as they chat about life as immigrants, eating disorders, stigma and much more. 

Hosted by Gilad Cohen (Founder, JAYU) and Amar Wala (The Secret Trial 5). 

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Madonna and David Beckham, favela dwellers

17 August 2016 - 5:12pm

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One of the coolest experiences we've had in Rio was going to a favela high in the hills to play soccer with some kids who live there. They're all part of the PlayLife World program that keeps children active and off the streets by providing development in sports, English, character and life skills.

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Feelings vs. facts: Selling pipelines

17 August 2016 - 2:30pm
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We start close to home this week with a conversation about energy efficiency standards and the reason we don't have nice things. We hoped but didn't have time to get to the law office or salmon stories (but are linked below for you). We then spend a minute talking about the pathetic attempts by oil company-funded astroturf groups to garner support by trying to sell pipelines to the public with sex.

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Now out of prison, Mohamed Fahmy continues his fight for free expression

17 August 2016 - 1:23pm

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Being a journalist in Honduras is likely to get you killed. And it could be Canada's fault.

17 August 2016 - 12:49pm

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On May 2, 2016, Honduran journalist Félix Molina survived two attempts on his life. On his way to record his daily radio show, Molina was approached by a man and woman. The woman aimed a revolver at Molina's head while the man yelled, "Shoot him!" The taxi quickly peeled away.

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The political strongman is back in fashion

17 August 2016 - 11:47am

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The strongman is back in political fashion. From Erodogan in Turkey, Putin in Russia, Orban in Hungary, Modi in India, Trump in the U.S., Netanyahu in Israel, el-Sisi in Egypt, the call for the strong nation is back too.

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The spirit of Berta Cáceres: The power and playful defiance of Indigenous women at the World Social Forum

17 August 2016 - 10:24am

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"Berta Caceres had three qualities that made her such a powerful advocate and activist for her people and for the environment. She was Indigenous, a woman and a feminist."

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Everyone deserves a voice at work

17 August 2016 - 10:10am

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In Ontario, the main law concerning the bargaining rights of employees is called the Labour Relations Act. Officially, it is called the Labour Relations Act, 1995.

For some readers, 1995 may not seem like a long time ago. But I was seven years old in 1995 and spent my days learning how to read cursive writing and how to cross the street safely.

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