On Muskrat Falls, province traces a path to reconciliation

By Caitlin Sylvia & Richard Forbes. In a week where agreements have proved rare and elusive, one appears to have been tentatively reached in the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dispute between indigenous peoples and Newfoundland and Labrador. Protesters in Labrador and in Ottawa, through standoffs and hunger strikes, had been raising public attention around the potential … Continue reading On Muskrat Falls, province traces a path to reconciliation

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Safety first: Fixing the NEB’s public trust deficit

By Steve Santerre. Featured image via Paul Chiasson.  The National Energy Board’s (NEB) plan of holding a week-long environmental assessment hearing in Montreal on the subject of building a 4,500-kilometre pipeline stretching from Alberta to New Brunswick came to a forceful halt on Tuesday. The NEB suspended hearings indefinitely because of the “violent disruption on … Continue reading Safety first: Fixing the NEB’s public trust deficit

We mustn’t let the stories of missing and murdered aboriginal women go forgotten

By Chelsea Craig. Featured image via Adrian Wyld, CP. This time last week the federal government was announcing the official launch for the long anticipated inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women. The launch took place at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, with three ministers at hand, who shared their thoughts and their hopes … Continue reading We mustn’t let the stories of missing and murdered aboriginal women go forgotten

Looking for answers to homegrown police brutality

By Richard Forbes. It's a Sunday morning in Ottawa's Hintonburg neighborhood. To the west of Ottawa's recognizable downtown core, the 'Burg is a mixed bag of rundown clapboard homes and trendy artisan shops. Abdirahman Abdi, a 37 year old Somali-Canadian, leaves a coffee shop being pursued by police as he makes his away towards his … Continue reading Looking for answers to homegrown police brutality

2016: A Budget of Winners and Will-See’s

By Richard Forbes, Editor. Featured image via Adrian Wyld, CP. Richard Forbes studied Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Waterloo. Winner of the Peter Woolstencroft Prize in Canadian Politics (2015). This article was lovingly typed on his 1949 Royal Quiet De Luxe – made in Canada; when typewriters were tanks, Newfoundland became a province and St Laurent was PM. Follow … Continue reading 2016: A Budget of Winners and Will-See’s