Thursday, October 16, 2014

How the West Views Ebola   

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Sophie Kleeman writing for Mic about her interview with Andrew Carrhilo, an illustrator and cartoonist from Lisbon, whose One Powerful Illustration Shows Exactly What’s Wrong With How the West Talks About Ebola: “People in the African continent are more regarded … Continue reading →

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tax Audits on Canadian Charities Criticized   

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Dean Beeby, reporting for The Canadian Press, as published by The Huffington Post: The Conservative government has stepped up its scrutiny of the political activities of charities, adding fresh money for more audits, and casting its net well beyond the … Continue reading →

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Who really benefits from Canada’s tax giveaways?   

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Kayle Hatt, writing for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives ‘Behind the Numbers’ blog: On Tuesday, the Parliamentary Budget Office released their long awaited costing and distributional analysis of the tax measures implemented since the Harper government has been in … Continue reading →

Friday, June 6, 2014

Quebec to adopt right-to-die legislation   

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Rhéal Séguin, reporting in The Globe and Mail: In a historic vote in the National Assembly, Quebec has become the first province to legalize doctor-assisted death as part of comprehensive end-of-life legislation. Bill 52, An Act respecting end-of-life care, received … Continue reading →

Friday, May 9, 2014

Net Neutrality Explained   

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A very accessible and entertaining video from Victoria Hart explaining the concept of net neutrality and why it should be preserved: If you don’t have 11 minutes to watch the video, here’s the Wikipedia definition of net neutrality: Net neutrality … Continue reading →