Ontario budget a deficit-funded election platform for Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government

With its eye on the crucial June election, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government has created a deficit-funded election budget proposing social policy expansions, investments, and progressive expenditures on key issues such as child care, health care, and pharmacare.

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Alberta’s shameful pipeline politics ignores First Nations

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s fight against British Columbia’s efforts to stop the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project ignores the pipeline’s negative impact on First Nations and Canada’s ongoing efforts at reconciliation with First Nations.

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Bell-led FairPlay Canada “proposal would weaken Canada’s economy”, says Internet infrastructure coalition

A global coalition of Internet infrastructure companies opposes the Bell Canada-led FairPlay Canada plan to block websites on the ground that the plan, which “lacks accountability and oversight”, would weaken both the Canadian economy and our Internet leadership globally.

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The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal highlights the problem of “surveillance capitalism” in the digital age

Data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica’s scandalous harvesting and use of Facebook user data highlights the urgent need for robust public debate on the emerging problem of “surveillance capitalism” in our increasingly digital society, suggests Jennifer Cobbe, the co-ordinator of Cambridge University’s Trustworthy Technologies strategic research initiative.

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Indigenous-led Tiny House Warriors build homes to stop Kinda Morgan’s Trans Mountain project

Indigenous-led Tiny House Warriors are building homes in the path of the Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline to protest the project, which would increase the flow of Alberta tar sands to the Vancouver coast from the current 300,000 barrels a day to 890,000.

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How to ensure more women run for public office

The barriers facing Canadian women seeking public office include wages that are lower than men’s, child caring responsibilities, lack of campaign finance, Canada’s masculine political culture, racism, and harassment.

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More than a thousand women condemn sexual misconduct in international aid sector

More than 1,100 women living and working within the international aid sector in 81 countries have signed an open letter demanding that women be “taken seriously by men and decision makers in humanitarian and development organizations”.

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