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How Idle No More Lives on in Canada

Ken Coates | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Politics
Ken Coates

Idle No More is not gone. Far from it. This most unusual of movements -- lacking formal structure, operating without money, and without a clear strategy -- had transformed the country and aboriginal public affairs in myriad ways. It was a game-changer in Canadian public life. Its founders urged indigenous people to find and exercise their voice. And they did. Idle No More was not a failure and has not disappeared.

The Secret Trade Treaty You Need to Know About

Mark Taliano | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Politics
Mark Taliano

In June, 2013, the 300 strong Hupacasath First Nation launched a court action with the Federal Court to stop ratification of a proposed 31-year trade treaty that, among other things, gives Chinese companies unprecedented power over Canadian resources. The Chief Justice of the Federal Court presided over the hearings, and a decision will be made by the end of August, or in early September.

'Arrogance Bordering On Stupidity'

CBC | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Politics

The Conservative government has voted to limit the last debate on a massive piece of legislation to put in place the 2012 federal budget. ...

What's In The Second Omni-Budget Bill?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.18.2012 | Canada Politics

Bill C-45, the second omnibus budget bill from the Conservative government, is a massive 450-page document. Changes to MP and public service pensi...