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Home for the holidays

I am filled with excitement in preparation for the holidays. Having said that, I understand that for many LGBT*Q+ folks, going home for the holidays does not necessarily represent warm, fuzzy feeling...
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Wildrose, meet political wilderness

The Wildrose Party wants to join forces with the Conservatives. Sure, it was only a few weeks ago that Danielle Smith was scolding now-former party members Kerry Towle and Ian Donovan for crossing th...
// Elias Schewel via Compfight

The real winners of the Bill 10 battle

Activists and opposition parties in Alberta were quick to declare victory last week upon learning that Premier Jim Prentice had placed Bill 10 on hold “pending further consultation with Alberta...
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Bill 10 shows Prentice lacks backbone

Courage, by its very nature, displays itself unexpectedly. Most of us go through our lives without having to worry about what we might do if confronted with extraordinary challenges or grave danger, ...
// Curtis Hauser

Bring back Bill 202

Last week saw the Alberta government attempt to pass Bill 10. By its final stage, it would have removed the mandatory notification to parents when issues of sexual orientation are discussed in school...
// Shawna Iwaniuk

From medical to midwife

There seem to be two camps when it comes to birthing: those who believe birth should happen in a hospital where medical help is on hand should anything go wrong, and those who believe life should not...
Watching you watching me // Sharif Sharifi, Creative Commons

Putting cameras on cops

A police officer named Darren Wilson shot an unarmed teenager named Michael Brown on August 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. That much we know. Witness accounts of the incident vary wildly, with huge d...