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Should Corporations Engage on Social and Political Issues Like Abortion?
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Should Corporations Engage on Social and Political Issues Like Abortion?

Text size Pro-choice activists and anti-abortion activists protest in response to a leaked Supreme Court draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in front of the U.S. Supreme Court May 3, 2022. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images About the author: Mike Callahan is professor of the practice of law at Stanford Law School and executive director of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford ...
Quebec Liberal Pierre Arcand latest MNA to leave politics – Montreal
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Quebec Liberal Pierre Arcand latest MNA to leave politics – Montreal

The former interim leader of the Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ), Pierre Arcand, is leaving politics. The member of the national assembly (MNA) will officially announce on Monday that he will not seek re-election.A spokesman for the Liberal Party confirmed the news to French newspaper La Presse on Sunday. The official announcement as well as the name of the party’s next candidate in the riding of Mont-Royal–Outremont in Montreal will be announced on Monday.Arcand is retiring after a 15-year political career on the provincial scene. He was elected as a Liberal for the first time in 2007 in that same riding.READ MORE: Quebec premier apologizes after ‘cheap shot’ about Liberal MNA being deadHe is the eleventh Liberal out of a caucus of 27 MNAs to announce their departure. Former ministers Li...
It’s not wedge politics to acknowledge the Conservative party’s stance on abortion
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It’s not wedge politics to acknowledge the Conservative party’s stance on abortion

In light of American news about the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade, it’s important that Canadians do not get smug or complacent about abortion access here. The issues in Canada are very different, as the main barriers to abortion are funding and lack of access outside of urban centres, rather than criminality. Additionally, there are many institutional features in Canada that protect us from a lot of what has happened in the U.S. However, that doesn’t mean that everything is going great here, or that there is no reason to remain vigilant. For starters, the anti-choice movement in Canada is extremely well organized and openly boasts about wanting to influence the political process in order to roll back abortion rights in this country.There is also a lot Canada can be doing to improve acc...
Michele Rayner launches abortion rally tour through CD 13
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Michele Rayner launches abortion rally tour through CD 13

Michele Rayner is taking her congressional campaign on an abortion rally tour through Florida’s 13th Congressional District this month. Rayner, who is running to fill the seat being vacated by gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, jumped into action hours after a draft opinion suggesting the Supreme Court would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked to POLITICO. Rayner organized a rally outside the Pinellas County Courthouse in St. Petersburg. The rally drew about 200 supporters of reproductive rights including Crist and her fellow Democratic Primary opponents Ben Diamond and Eric Lynn. Rayner told a fiery crowd it was time to bring the battle to the ballot box. “We’ve got to make sure we vote like never before. Because our very lives depend on who we vote for,” Rayner told the crowd. “We must v...
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Tests Positive for COVID-19 | Political News
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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Tests Positive for COVID-19 | Political News

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, saying she will isolate and work remotely this week.“Thankfully, I'm vaccinated and boosted, and I'm asymptomatic,” Hochul, 63, tweeted. “A reminder to all New Yorkers: get vaccinated and boosted, get tested, and stay home if you don’t feel well.”A day earlier, the Democratic governor had tweeted a photo from the Olana State Historic Site outside Hudson, New York, which she visited to thank park volunteers.Hochul is at least the 18th U.S. governor to test positive for COVID-19, according to an Associated Press tally. Several U.S. governors have tested positive in recent months, with Connecticut's Ned Lamont and Maine's Janet Mills testing positive in April. New York City Mayor Eric Adams tested positive on A...
David Gergen on the state of our democracy: “We can’t continue on the path we’re on; it’s unsustainable.”
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David Gergen on the state of our democracy: “We can’t continue on the path we’re on; it’s unsustainable.”

David Gergen may be a battle-tested veteran of decades spent advising presidents – Republicans and a Democrat.  But Gergen, who turns 80 on Monday, doesn't hold back when asked to describe the state of democracy in 2022: "We can't continue on the path we're on; it's unsustainable," he said. "It has the sense that we're, like, in a car, at midnight, on the edge of a cliff, with rain falling, and no headlights."Sound alarmist? Well, consider the source: Gergen remains a Washington legend for his clear and steady appraisal of the times, having guided Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton through critical moments in U.S. history.  CBS News chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa asked Gergen, "When you step back and look at all of this, is America in a political cri...
A look at the historic realignment in U.S. politics since Roe v. Wade in 1973 : NPR
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A look at the historic realignment in U.S. politics since Roe v. Wade in 1973 : NPR

A counter-protestor holds a large cross during a youth pro-abortion rights rally outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on May 5, following the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A counter-protestor holds a large cross during a youth pro-abortion...
U.S. diplomats return to embassy in Kyiv ahead of Russia’s Victory Day
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U.S. diplomats return to embassy in Kyiv ahead of Russia’s Victory Day

Washington — A group of American diplomats returned to the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv for the first time in nearly three months on Sunday, traveling to the Ukrainian capital one day before Russia's Victory Day commemorations, when the country marks the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II."Just arrived in Kyiv! Delighted to be back on Victory in Europe Day. Slava Ukraini! We #standwithUkraine," Kristina Kvien, the U.S. charges d'affair, wrote on the embassy's Twitter account. The U.S. and the West celebrate the end of World War II in Europe on May 8, while Russia and many former Soviet republics recognize May 9 as the end of the war.The U.S. diplomats' return to the embassy was meant to underscore Russian President Vladimir Putin's failure to capture the Ukrainian capital early in the ...
Truck drivers becoming populist face in SC politics: 1 running for governor, another the Statehouse | Palmetto Politics
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Truck drivers becoming populist face in SC politics: 1 running for governor, another the Statehouse | Palmetto Politics

GREENVILLE — There’s not a lot in common philosophically between Republican candidate for governor Harrison Musselwhite and Democratic Statehouse hopeful Daniel Duncan.Both come from working-class roots, and both consider themselves soldiers on the front lines of capitalism driving commercial trucks across the state to make their livings. That’s where the similarities mostly end. ...
First lady Dr. Jill Biden makes surprise visit to Ukraine
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First lady Dr. Jill Biden makes surprise visit to Ukraine

Washington — First lady Dr. Jill Biden made a surprise trip to Ukraine on Sunday, meeting with the first lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska and visiting with Ukrainian children who have been displaced by the ongoing war with Russia.Biden, who embarked on her trip to Eastern Europe on Thursday, crossed the border from Slovakia into southwestern Ukraine on Sunday afternoon for the unannounced visit to a public school in Uzhhorod that was converted into a temporary shelter, housing 163 Ukrainians, including 47 children. It was a rare visit by a U.S. first lady into a war zone.The first lady was greeted by Zelenska, who has not been seen in public since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, according to a U.S. official. The official said the two women have exchanged corre...