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Changes to Live-in Caregiver Program help no one | Sep 1 2014 | Conely de Leon, Ethel Tungohan, Petronila Cleto | Live-in caregivers are an important part of Canadian society. So why is Chris Alexander eliminating their ability to obtain permanent residency with his "modern" 'Express Entry' program?
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The push-polls prove it again, Canadians hate unions … really, really, really they do! Happy Labour Day! | Sep 1 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Nowadays, the final long weekend of our Canadian summer is devoted to The Seventy-Two Hour Hate, a three-day frenzy of official and media loathing for unions and the working people they represent.
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Ship to Gaza won in court -- Israel must return S/V Estelle | Sep 1 2014 | Canadian Boat to Gaza | An Israeli court issued a verdict in the case by Ship to Gaza Sweden against the Israeli government, regarding the rights to S/V Estelle.
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Mount Polley: Imperial Metals and government focus on covering up instead of cleaning up | Sep 1 2014 | Leila Darwish | As the mining company and government make assurances about the safety and containment of the spill, distrust and concern amongst the local communities runs high.
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Aug 28 2014
Privatization of schools, high tuition rates, precarious labour, class warfare, massive debt. Does the public intellectual emerge as the hero over capitalism?
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Aug 21 2014
Love short stories? Love Montreal? This collection is for you! Anna Leventhal moves past romanticizing her city to produce fiction that goes beyond the "quirky" to the screwed up and utterly strange.
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Aug 14 2014
Why is the Harper government constantly attacking unions? Is it because they promote economic equality and fairness? Probably! This handbook shows the value of unions to Canadian society.

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Sep 1 2014 - 11:00am

Current rabble poll

What do you think should happen with the B.C. teachers' strike?

The ongoing B.C. teachers' strike has left many wondering if students will be back in class on Tuesday, September 2. Though the B.C. government and B.C. teachers still seem on opposite sides, some parents are calling on both sides to end the action. 

The teachers are asking for lower class sizes and improved class composition, as well as fair wages. The province says it cannot meet their demands.

What do you think should happen with the B.C. teachers' strike?

 

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