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Writing the rights of animals

Animal abuse is a criminal act in Canada, but defining what abuse is gets tricky. Animal Justice, a Toronto-based advocacy group, is pushing for further protection of animals by lobbying lawmakers to...
// Supplied

The little ski hill that could

Sixty years ago, the Rabbit Hill Snow Resort was just a piece of land on the outskirts of a farmer’s field, but it was the determination of Bob Sutherland—who lived and breathed for skiing—that...
// Avril Benoit

The earth is shifting under women

Sally Armstrong has been writing about the human-rights obstacles women face for the past few decades. But there was a time when people didn’t want to hear about rape and abuse—the mainstream m...
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Radical spying

It’s not too difficult to introduce an anti-terrorism bill when most of the world is on edge after watching videos of ISIS beheading journalists. In fact, if you’re a government with a pe...
// Clay Gilliland via Compfight

Off the tracks

Transport Canada, CN Rail and the Transportation Safety Board should all be expecting a letter this week about trains, tracks and why the two seem to have trouble sticking together. Six derailments h...
// Curtis Hauser

Legal sell, illegal buy

Determining whether legalizing the selling of sex while criminalizing the purchase of it is a good or a bad thing is not an easy task. It’s a topic that leads to heated arguments and the spouti...
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The birth tourists

Ripping rights away from babies born on Canadian soil is another Conservative plan to keep our country “safe” from the threat of immigrants and refugees. The secret immigration recommenda...
Bringing the plight of Gaza to Edmonton's streets // JProcktor

See the people, not Hamas

A big, open-air prison is the way Ghada Ageel describes the Gaza Strip. People are unable to freely come and go, supplies are low and fear follows each person who lives there. Even though she has bee...

Risk and resistance

We have a federal government that does not care about what its citizens have to say. It disregards the rights of First Nations people, ignores pollution in the form of increased greenhouse-gas emissi...