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Peter Dreier


Diversity in the 1%: Does It Make a Difference?

Peter Dreier | Posted August 2, 2012 | Politics

Last month Wells Fargo, the nation's largest home mortgage lender and fourth largest bank, agreed to pay at least $175 million to redress blatant discrimination against African American and Hispanic borrowers. The irony is that this settlement -- the second largest in the Justice Department's history -- is...

Chelsea Vowel


The Truth Is, Attawapiskat Was Never Financially Mismanaged

Chelsea Vowel | Posted August 2, 2012 | Canada Politics

On August 1, the Federal Court released its judicial review of the appointment of a Third Party Manager in Attawapiskat.

For those not familiar with the different kinds of cases that come before the various courts in Canada, a judicial review is precisely that -- a court is...

Keith Beardsley


Of Course Harper Isn't Going to Meet the Premiers. Would You?

Keith Beardsley | Posted August 3, 2012 | Canada Politics

I see the premiers are upset that Prime Minister Harper not only didn't attend their latest Council of the Federation meeting, but his spokesperson has stated that he will not be attending their next session on the economy which will be in Halifax next November.


Kevin Elliott


It May be Victoria B.C.'s Anniversary, but the Focus Should be on First Nations

Kevin Elliott | Posted August 2, 2012 | Canada Politics

As Victoria B.C. commences celebrations for its 150th anniversary on August 2, something is oddly amiss: reflection. The city has a relatively strong presence of First Nations inhabitants, particularly the Coast Salish groups, who have occupied the lands many -- many -- years before colonial settlement. Victoria has...

Hon. Carolyn Bennett


Attawapiskat didn't Mismanage Funds, Harper -- You Did

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted August 2, 2012 | Canada Politics

The government was wrong in its response to the crisis in Attawapiskat and its ongoing attempt to divide Canadians with misleading information is shameful. Federal court ruled
this morning the that the Conservative government's response to the crisis in Attawapiskat was unreasonable and failed to look...

J.J. McCullough


Bring on the Election's Dullest Feature: Quebectorials!

J.J. McCullough | Posted August 2, 2012 | Canada Politics

Are you feeling it?

A sweaty quiver of dread? A bowel-churning knot of disgust? A brain congealing to mush, like so many gravy-soaked cheese curds?

Well congratulations! You've caught Quebec Election Fever, the hip new political disease that's sweeping the nation! And if you don't have it yet, just pick up a...