Diverse voices across Canada featured in new federal election blog on rabble.ca

    TORONTO, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - rabble.ca, Canada's most popular source of
independent news and views has launched a multi-author blog focused on the
Canadian federal election. The blog, found at www.rabble.ca/election, will
provide a range of perspectives on the election from a diverse group of
activists, journalists and academics.
    "Elections are a time for debate, discussion and participation, and our
election blog is designed to facilitate that and to make sure that the issues
most important to progressives stay on the radar," said rabble.ca publisher
Kim Elliott. Derrick O'Keefe, editor at rabble.ca, added, "rabble.ca's
election coverage will be dynamic and interactive, to keep pace with the
generation coming into politics that doesn't want to tune in to the pundits
and their endless horse race analysis."
    rabble's election blog will feature contributors from across the country,
including some of the best known progressive writers and activists in Canada.
Regular contributors will include:

    -   Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians and other
        staff of COC.
    -   Pierre Beaudet, founder of Alternatives, a Quebec-based NGO and
        professor of sociology.
    -   Murray Dobbin, a journalist, broadcaster, author and social activist.
    -   El-Farouk Khaki, Canadian immigration and refugee lawyer who ran
        against Bob Rae in the 2008 by-election as a candidate for the NDP.
    -   Alice Klein, editor/CEO and co-founder/owner of NOW magazine.
    -   Gordon Laxer, Director of the Parkland Institute
    -   Jim Stanford, CAW economist
    -   Clayton Thomas-Muller, of the Mathais Colomb Cree Nation
        (Pukatawagan) in Northern Manitoba, Canada, is an activist for
        Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice.
    -   Steve Staples, Director of the Rideau Institute
    -   James Laxer, Political economist, author, professor at York
    -   Sharon Fraser, activist, writer and former editor of rabble.ca.
    -   Fred Wilson, Communications, Energy and Paperworkers, Assistant to
        the President.
    -   Blair Redlin, Research Representative for the Canadian Union of
        Public Employees.

    rabble.ca features original news, opinion, book reviews, podcasts, live
and pre-recorded video exploring the issues facing Canadians. On Thursday,
October 23, rabble.ca will be relaunching after seven years with a new look,
new features and new voices to the site.

For further information:

For further information: Derrick O'Keefe, rabble.ca, Editor, (604)
324-6059; Kim Elliott, rabble.ca, Publisher, (613) 282-0410

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