IN FEBRUARY, THE Great Bear Rainforest agreement was signed by First Nations, the B.C. government and industry groups in order to protect 85 per cent of a vast tract of old-growth temperate coastal rainforest, which extends from the Alaska border down the West Coast to northern Vancouver Island.
Gloria Steinem doesn’t need much introduction. We know her as a leading American feminist, author and activist who came to prominence in the late 1960s—and who, in the decades since, has continued to lead the public conversation about matters of equality.
IN THE AGE of terror, some deaths appear more equal than others. The horrific terror attacks in Paris, Brussels and the Easter attack in Lahore, Pakistan, rightly shocked the world, but just three days after Brussels, 29 people were slaughtered at a soccer match near Baghdad.
For months now, pundits have tried to make sense of “How Trump happened” (International, March 14). But perhaps Donald Trump offers some insight when he affectionately refers to the “poorly educated.” As Thomas Jefferson cautioned, “The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate.”
For Canadians who line up on the left side of the political spectrum, it can be hard to know exactly how to feel in these early months of the new Liberal government. Justin Trudeau has drawn wide, admiring attention from self-declared progressives beyond Canada’s borders.
When Quebecers last went to the polls in April 2014, they voted for a new, corruption-free Liberal party. At least, this is what Premier Philippe Couillard reassured those same Quebecers about two years after the fact, on the day police arrested former Liberal deputy premier Nathalie Normandeau.
Daylight pouring in through a downtown Winnipeg window illuminates the right side of Brian Pallister’s smile and squint as Manitoba’s premier-inwaiting explains his background. He grew up on a small farm. Mom was a teacher. “And every day she inspired us to learn—so much so that my sister and I became teachers too,” the Manitoba Progressive Conservative leader says in the election TV spot.
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