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New Hydro One board, same old secrecy
July 29, 2015
Even though privatization was clearly in the planning stages, the provincial Liberals made no mention of it during the last election.
UN Human Rights Committee criticizes Canada's performance
July 24, 2015
Report from the UN Committee raises concerns about missing and murdered Aboriginal women, Bill C-51, immigration detention measures for asylum seekers, among a wide range of issues.
missing and murdered Indigenous women
UN Human Rights Committee
Survey demonstrates strong support for a national pharmacare program
July 17, 2015
New poll shows a large number of Canadians do not take all their medications as prescribed due to financial difficulties and also finds overwhelming support for a national pharmacare program.
national pharmacare plan
Laid-off workers still awaiting placement as Nova Scotia government privatizes services
July 10, 2015
Privatizing is only going to result in more low-paid work for our rural communities, where good jobs are needed now more than ever.
Nova Scotia politics
Conservatives use anti-democratic tactics to pass Bill C-377
July 3, 2015
"This truly is a sad day for Canadian democracy."
attack on unions
attack on democracy
Banks getting up to $270 million from Hydro One privatization
June 24, 2015
RBC and Scotiabank will be paid up to $270 million in public funds for selling off 60 per cent of Hydro One.
Dismantling Democracy: Stifling debate and dissent in Canada
June 17, 2015
National coalition provides case studies of how federal Conservative government has implemented a deliberate strategy of repressing alternative voices and undermining democratic institutions.
attack on democracy
Manitoba first in country to offer PTSD coverage to all workers
June 10, 2015
Changes would make coverage accessible to all workers under the Workers Compensation Act.
workers compensation act
National action plan to address violence against women voted down in Parliament
June 3, 2015
A motion to create a national plan to address the rising problem of violence against women was introduced in the House of Commons on May 28 by NDP member of Parliament Niki Ashton.
violence against women
Conservative government's CPP proposal a smoke and mirrors scheme
May 29, 2015
Minister Oliver's CPP announcement has to be seen for what it really is: a feeble attempt by the Conservative government to blunt the repeated calls for CPP reform.
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