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28
Jan
Nifty, nifty, Neptune’s 50!

Nifty, nifty, Neptune’s 50!

The ’60s remain a reference point for many of us. However, the period that most celebrate, and some disparage, does not really coincide with the chronological decade. The political ferment, the surge of youth culture, sex-drugs-and-rock’n’roll, emerge really in the late ’60s, and in the early ’70s in a place like Nova Scotia.

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14
Jan
An alternative electoral system  for Canada you may not know about

An alternative electoral system for Canada you may not know about

Even though we have only had a majority government in Ottawa for less than two years now, Canadian politics seems to have reached something of an impasse.

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31
Dec
It’s time for a second look at the Second Amendment

It’s time for a second look at the Second Amendment

Another horrific mass school shooting in the U.S. The same arguments. The same anguish. The same media stories and interviews. The same explanations.

Public debate and media coverage of the shootings represent a kind of Groundhog Day. It doesn’t seem possible to say anything new about the murders. Especially on the subject of guns.

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17
Dec
Who does Harper talk to?

Who does Harper talk to?

Stephen Harper will mark seven years in power in just over a month. He has now been in office longer than 13 of his predecessors, including Diefenbaker and Pearson.

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03
Dec
Save the planet, ride a bike

Save the planet, ride a bike

The environmental movement may not have succeeded in advancing its policy agenda in areas such as cap and trade, carbon taxes, ubiquitous wind farms or widespread energy conservation. But in some ways it still represents a paradoxical triumph of marketing and PR. 

Look at some of the phrases or concepts that the environmental movement has insinuated into our political discourse.

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