// 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...
// Curtis Hauser

Corporate control in Oilberta

The story of neoliberalism is not a saga that Canadians have merely watched unfold in other countries. Corporate control of industry—especially here in Alberta—traps many in the lure of making profit...
// Shawna Iwaniuk

Exotic enormity

Shifting responsibility from one government ministry to the other means that what should be a simple matter of enforcing Alberta’s Zoo Standards often leaves those caught in the middle—the anim...
// Courtenay McKay

Falling flat on taxes

It was 15 years ago when Stockwell Day—slightly before his jet-skiing fiasco—presented a proposal for flat taxes into the provincial budget. The “Alberta Personal Income Tax Act” was pass...

Prove it or lose it

A classic case of victim blaming: the provincial government has deflected attention from some of its controversial policies regarding education in this province and focused attention instead on the r...