Paul Dewar’s dying wish: “May you keep building a more peaceful and better world for all”

“Let’s embrace the vision of Algonquin elder William Commanda for an authentic and organic future, rooted in the wisdom of the Indigenous people upon whose land we reside,” said former NDP MP Paul Dewar, who died of cancer on Wednesday, in his final message to Canadians and humanity.

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Maple-glazed Trump? Doug Ford’s populism is Canadian-made

Ontario PC leader Doug Ford’s brand of populism has nothing to do with the populism Donald Trump used to win the U.S. presidency. It’s an extension of the populism practiced by Canadian right-wing politicians such as former prime minister Stephen Harper in the most recent past.

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64 remote communities in Nova Scotia to receive $26.4 million high speed Internet funding

The residents of 64 communities in Nova Scotia, including one Indigenous community, will soon access high-speed Internet thanks to a $26.4 million investment by the federal government’s Connect to Innovate initiative, the Nova Scotia Internet Funding Trust, and other unnamed sources.

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How the Toronto van attack may spur cases of PTSD

The Toronto van attack, which left 10 people dead, “is likely to bring on a variety of feelings among those affected — people who witnessed the event, the first responders who provided care for victims and even those of us who simply saw news coverage of the horrible incident,” writes Dr. Margaret McKinnon, the Homewood Chair in Mental Health and Trauma at McMaster University.

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David Suzuki: Kinder Morgan pipeline controversy proves need to shift course

Fir the sake of the environment, indigenous rights, and the future, renowned environmentalist David Suzuki urges us to push back against Texas-based Kinder Morgan’s obsolete Trans Mountain pipeline project and all fossil fuel expansions in Canada and beyond.

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The uneasy co-existence of arms exports and feminist foreign policy

Feminist foreign policies of countries such as Canada and Sweden are hypocritical when you consider the fact that these countries sell arms worth billions of dollars to regimes such as Saudi Arabia, which oppresses women.

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