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Could Andrew Scheer really lose his seat this election? 20.10.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Alex Cosh If there is any riding in this year's federal election that warrants strategic voting by left-leaning electors, it's surely Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's district of Regina-Qu'Appelle.  Last week, an editorial in the Saskatchewan Herald asked " Could Andrew Scheer Lose His Seat to the NDP? " drawing attention to the fact that efforts to unseat Scheer "have taken on a new energy" following a national surge in NDP support. "One always hopes for grassroots movements to really take off suddenly, and I'm kind of feeling that right now," NDP candidate Ray Aldinger told rabble.ca. "It feels positive." Of course, every party leader can theoretically lose their seat in the House of Commons -- just ask former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff . However, two important factors have sparked discussion about the possibility of Scheer losing his riding this election, even though it remains an unlikely outcome. First, Scheer's district encompasses 12 First Nations. As both the local MP and leader of the ...
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The beef about burgers 5.8.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Sponsored: We’re in a race against time to achieve a globally sustainable food system, and the humble hamburger could hold the answers to what will get us over the finish line.
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Public education has economic payoff, says report 21.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Education On a trip back to Toronto this week I attended the launch of a new report commissioned by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), and written by Aimee McArthur-Gupta from the Conference Board of Canada. The report presents some estimates of the economic, fiscal and social benefits of public education programs. The full report is here . It is a useful resource for all those campaigning against conservative cutbacks to school budgets (such as those in Ontario, Alberta, and Saskatchewan). It’s also an interesting example of economists attempting to put "numbers" on channels of causation which we all knew were important, but which are hard to measure. The report has two major analytical sections. The first uses the Conference Board’s input-output model to simulate the immediate spin-off economic effects of public education spending. Education is a major driver of economic growth and job creation -- yet conservatives insist on treating it solely as a "cost" or "drain," something ...
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How the Target Center's 'nutritional curator' wins with clean food 20.6.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
You won't find a single microwave or any trans fats in the stadium food at this Minneapolis arena, thanks to David Fhima.
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To understand the climate crisis, look to Indigenous stories 18.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Julie Cruikshank Today is Earth Day, an event that becomes more important every year as the climate crisis escalates. Our collective failure to address climate change makes it clear that mainstream society needs to think about nature differently. Indigenous communities are disproportionately affected by climate change. But Indigenous stories also suggest a different way of thinking about the natural world, as populated with sentient beings that have as much agency and political standing as humans do. In this excerpt from the forthcoming book The Nature of Canada , Julie Cruikshank shares her experiences of listening for different stories from her decades of work with Indigenous communities in the Yukon. At a modest one-day conference on early human history in southwest Yukon, held in Haines Junction in 1982, scientists, historians, archaeologists, and members of local First Nations discussed the environmental factors affecting regional history. Late in the afternoon, Mrs. Annie Ned, then in her eighties, ...
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Would you buy locally grown spices? 3.1.2018 TreeHugger
Coriander, mustard, ginger, galangal, paprika, and saffron could all be grown successfully on U.S. soil, if the incentive were there.
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The Activist Toolkit's fierce giving guide for 2018 16.12.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar According to statistics , at this time of year many of us donate to charitable organizations. Given the huge need around the world, and here in Canada, this guide is meant to help you inform your giving. This list is by no means exhaustive and so please send me suggestions at toolkit@rabble.ca and I will be happy to add them. 1. Syria: ISIS has been routed from Syria and the Assad government is reinstalled. The country is in ruins and the wars in the Middle East have created the biggest refugee crisis since World War II. However, there is high probability that the reconstruction money given to the government will not get to all Syrians and will be used to sure up President Assad's power .    The Syrian government's plans for rebuilding the country’s wrecked cities and governorates are starting to take shape, but there are warning signs the process may not necessarily be geared towards recovery and renewal, according to Swiss-Syrian academic and author Joseph Daher. Daher argues that two ...
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Meet the Woman Who's Boosting Arizona's Mom-and-Pop Business Culture 15.12.2017 Truthout.com
In the Arizona economic landscape, Kimber Lanning acts as a fierce advocate for local economies. In 2003, Lanning started Local First Arizona, which is now the largest coalition of local businesses in the country with 3,200 members. Lanning discusses how to bolster local business and the connection between buying local and a thriving local culture and economy. Local First Arizona Founder Kimber Lanning speaks at TEDxPhoenix in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 6, 2010. (Photo: Ali Jalili / TEDxPhoenix )   Ready to make a difference? Help Truthout provide a platform for exposing injustice and inspiring action. Click here to make a one-time or monthly donation. Kimber Lanning stands at just 5 feet 1 inch. But in the Arizona economic landscape where she acts as a fierce advocate for local economies, she is a giant. In 2003, Lanning started  Local First Arizona . She was the only employee, and didn't take any salary. Now, with 3,200 members, it is the largest coalition of local businesses in the country. The ...
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Going desi: Ivanka Trump’s sari-gown by Neeta Lulla is inspired by Brindavan Gardens 28.11.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Trump's Tax Plan Is Indefensible 17.9.2017 Truthout.com
Although Trump has yet to reveal his plan for tax reform, he and the GOP have made it clear that it will involve tax cuts for the super-rich, paired with cuts in much-needed social services for the poor and vulnerable. Besides being totally devoid of compassion, the plan defies logic and empirical evidence on what really makes the economy grow. President Donald Trump (C) meets with Democratic and Republican members of Congress, including Rep. Josh Gottheimer (L) (D-NJ), in the Cabinet Room of the White House September 13, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images) When President Trump agreed with Democrats on a debt limit increase, there began talk about a new era of cooperation. For those foolish enough to fall for such claptrap, just wait until the tax reform train comes barreling in later this year. And make no mistake, Trump and the GOP have made it clear (for decades) that "reform" really means cuts for the wealthy. When it comes to making the super-rich super-richer, there is no ...
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Pruitt Delayed Emergency Rules for Chemical Plants Weeks Before Toxic Fires Erupted in Houston 31.8.2017 Truthout.com
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt answers reporters' questions during a briefing at the White House June 2, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images) Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt recently delayed federal rules designed to prevent disastrous chemical accidents, including new provisions requiring the industry to share information with first responders. Now toxic fires rage at a chemical plant damaged by Hurricane Harvey, and thousands of pounds of pollution have been released in Texas' petrochemical corridor. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt answers reporters' questions during a briefing at the White House June 2, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images) In June, about 10 weeks before explosions and fires would begin erupting at a chemical plant damaged by Hurricane Harvey near Houston, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt placed a 20-month delay on ...
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How to build a strong local food system 26.8.2017 TreeHugger
It goes beyond farmers' markets and CSA shares.
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Tasmanian Government first in Australia to Adopt State-Wide Wood Encouragement Policy 7.6.2017 Planet Ark News
The Tasmanian Minister for Resources, the Hon Guy Barnett, has announced that Tasmania will be the first in Australia to introduce a state-wide Wood Encouragement Policy (WEP). The WEP aims to ensure that sustainably sourced timber is fully considered as a key design component, where feasible, in the construction and refurbishment of all public building projects.
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Bhangra Utsav: Put on your dancing shoes and say balle-balle on June 1 31.5.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Pennsylvania School Now Doing Emergency Drills in Case of Pipeline Explosion 22.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
At the Glenwood Elementary School in Media, Pennsylvania, roughly 450 students interrupted their regular schedules one day this month for an unusual emergency drill. Just after 1:30 p.m. on May 3, the entire student body practiced sheltering in place in the school's gymnasium, then prepared to evacuate the campus by bus, under the watchful eye of the school's superintendent, state police, and local first responders. "Everyone took this seriously and it was reflected in how quickly they moved through the drill -- two minutes to be sheltered in place and three minutes to be completely evacuated from the building," Principal Eric Bucci told local reporters. It wasn't fears of natural disaster or terror attack that prompted the emergency drill. Instead, worries about a fossil fuel pipeline construction project nearby left the school district drafting emergency response plans and practicing safety protocols. The school is one of dozens neighboring the route for Sunoco Logistics' Mariner East 2 pipeline, now ...
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How far will Canada go to honor tribal sovereignty? 19.5.2017 High Country News Most Recent
In pipeline fights, ‘there’s no process for Indigenous peoples to say no.’
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Big chains are sucking the life and the variety out of our cities 20.4.2017 TreeHugger
Toronto is now looking at limiting chain stores to preserve neighborhood character. They are not the first to try this.
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World War I food propaganda still inspires today 28.3.2017 TreeHugger
Environmentalists and Herbert Hoover have the same message.
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White House Lifts Several Sentences From Exxon Mobil Press Release 7.3.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The White House on Monday released a statement from President Donald Trump, congratulating the multinational oil conglomerate Exxon Mobil Corp. Included in the formal language of the White House release were several sentences taken directly from an Exxon Mobil corporate press release issued earlier that day. The White House did not attribute the language to Exxon Mobil, and a spokeswoman did not respond to questions from The Huffington Post about the copied lines. But the duplicated text underscores how tightly the Trump administration is intertwined with many of America’s largest corporations, and with Exxon in particular. The president has made fossil fuels a cornerstone of his economic growth policy, and his newly confirmed secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, was until January the chairman and CEO of Exxon. Below is the White House’s statement released at 3:45 p.m. EST, with relevant paragraphs highlighted.  Half an hour before the White House released its statement, Exxon issued  a corporate press ...
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First Nations, Conservation Groups Sue to Block Massive LNG Project in BC 28.10.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Nika Knight, staff writer

In an effort to block a massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility that threatens one of Canada's most critical salmon habitats and the livelihood of local First Nations, several Aboriginal and conservation groups in British Columbia filed multiple lawsuits against the Canadian government in a Vancouver court Thursday.

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