Northern Reflections: McNaughton Vs. Ford

This week, Ontario’s Labour Minister, Monte McNaughton, announced protections for immigrant workers. Martin Regg Cohn writes: Belatedly, after long belittling labour unions, Doug Ford’s Tories have rediscovered the power of a workforce unleashed — just in time for the coming provincial election. Leading the way is Labour Minister Monte McNaughton.

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Alberta Politics: State of terror, by Louise Penny and Hillary Clinton, tops Alberta independent booksellers’ fiction bestseller list

Here are the lists of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold by independent booksellers in Alberta during the week ended Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. The lists are compiled by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, and include sales at Audreys Books and Glass Bookshop in Edmonton. I notice a couple of

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Accidental Deliberations: Friday Afternoon Links

Assorted content to end your week. – The Canadian Medical Association calls for Scott Moe to finally reinstate public health rules to prevent Saskatchewan’s already-catastrophic fourth wave of COVID-19 from completely collapsing our health care system. And Phil Tank reports on Saskatoon’s lonely efforts to start applying necessary measures at the

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Northern Reflections: The Republican Rebrand

Catherine Rempel writes that the Republican Party is rebranding itself: Once upon a time, Republicans portrayed themselves as the party of small government and family values. Recently, though, GOP leaders have been cobbling together a new coalition, welcoming insurrectionists, white-nationalist tiki-torchers and people who think Bill Gates is trying to

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