Comment Policy

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Welcome to The Canadian Progressive, an independent blog dedicated to publishing evidence-based journalism situated right at the intersection of politics, technology and human rights. Your comments on our articles are welcome, as long as they are respectful, relevant and civil in tone.

In order to maintain The Canadian Progressive as a trusted, focused and useful resource, we pre-moderate comments. We reserve the right to permanently, without notice, ban a commenter who ignores our Comment Policy and editorial standards for civility.

Rejected comments include those that contain:

  • Slander, personal attacks or abusive, hateful, offensive, or racist language or material.
  • Spam or links to spam.
  • Comments off-topic to the article.
  • All capital letters.
  • Intentionally inflammatory rhetoric.
  • Links to inappropriate or unrelated content.
  • Identical, repetitive comments posted on multiple articles.
  • Excessively long URLs
  • Graphics
  • Personal information, such as addresses, phone numbers, emails, etc.
  • Blatantly promotional content.
  • Reproduced copyrighted articles from other sources: provide a link only.
  • More than 1,000 words. Text continued to another post to bypass the 1000-word limit will be deleted.

The Canadian Progressive reserves the right to ban the IP address of any commenter (person) found using multiple aliases under multiple e-mail addresses in a deceptive manner.

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