First Nations (Indians)

“Former Conservative riding official responds to allegations of racism” (iPolitics)

Claire Wählen (iPolitics): The Conservative riding official who was fired Tuesday for inflammatory, racist comments about First Nations and refugees has responded, and she isn’t the least bit remorseful. Sue MacDonell was on the board…

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“Conservative riding association fires staffer for social media attacks” (iPolitics)

Claire Wählen (iPolitics): Social media has been the reason for several candidates resigning already during this federal election campaign but today the Conservative riding association of Bay of Quinte accepted the resignation of a member…


“Making inequality an issue in the election campaign” (The Toronto Star)

Editorial (The Toronto Star): Tanya is a PhD graduate who can’t get a job. John is a former IT manager who went from a middle-class lifestyle to living on less than $300 a month, once…


“Harper says root cause of Syrian boy’s death is ISIS terror” (The National Observer)

Mychaylo Prystupa (The National Observer): Canadian federal leaders pivoted the election Thursday entirely to the death of a three-year-old Syrian toddler, whose lifeless face-down-into-a- beach body was shown in news photos worldwide Wednesday. The incident has…


“In the pipelines’ path: Canada’s First Nations lead resistance” (The Montreal Gazette)

Christopher Curtis (Montreal Gazette): “I think when push comes to shove, if the Mohawk nation comes together to fight this thing, you’re going to see a hell of a force in the path of that…


“Bill Nye Calls Alberta Oilsands ‘Depressive'” (The Huffington Post Alberta)

Michelle Butterfield (The Huffington Post Alberta): Bill Nye (yes, The Science Guy) went on an aerial tour of the Alberta oilsands, and has nothing good to say about what he saw. In an interview with…



“National think-tank unveils platform to end inequality in Canada” (The Toronto Star)

Laurie Monsebraaten (The Toronto Star): As federal politicians compete for the middle-class vote, a national think-tank has launched an election platform aimed at reducing the gap between Canada’s rich and poor. The four-point strategy to…