Accidental Deliberations: #Elxn44 Roundup

The latest from Canada’s federal election campaign.  – Sam Hammond argues that we should expect our federal parties to strengthen public education in the wake of a pandemic which has exposed the iniquities faced by disadvantaged students. And Ricardo Tranjan highlights why we can’t afford to let parties treat rental

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Accidental Deliberations: #Elxn44 Roundup

Assorted content from Canada’s federal election campaign. – Mitchell Thompson offers a reminder as to why voters can’t trust Justin Trudeau’s election promises based on both his party’s track record of austerity, and his suspicious insistence on precipitating an election rather than supporting Canadians through a pandemic with  the NDP

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Accidental Deliberations: Monday Afternoon Links

Miscellaneous material for your Labour Day reading. – CBC News reports on Saskatchewan’s soaring rate of COVID-19 infections which (just barely) trails only Alberta among Canadian jurisdictions. James Keller discusses Alberta’s tragically false assumption that COVID hospitalizations were a thing of the past.  And Dayne Patterson reports on the call

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Accidental Deliberations: #Elxn44 Roundup

News and notes from Canada’s federal election campaign. – Doug Nesbitt calls out Erin O’Toole’s bait-and-switch scheme toward the working class. And PressProgress highlights how the Cons’ policy planks for gig workers were actually written by Uber lobbyists to entrench permanent underclass status in law.  – Meanwhile, D.T. Cochrane examines

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wmtc: ed asner, rest in power

People of my generation loved Ed Asner for his portrayal of Lou Grant on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, and Allan and I both remember enjoying the spinoff “Lou Grant”.* But in my home, Ed Asner was admired for more than his canny character acting. Asner was a union man.

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Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Crawford Kilian takes note of new research showing that the Delta variant of COVID-19 produces more severe outcomes (including increased hospitalization rates) even taking into account its increased transmissibility. And the New York Times looks into one example of the variant infecting students

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