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Michael Stewart

Tough women and tough tactics: The best feminist and labour blogs of 2013

| December 23, 2013

Jobs, jobs, jobs: Alexandre Boulerice talks unemployment, bills and unions

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Alexandre Boulerice is no stranger to tough battles. A former Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) communications officer, he was elected to as MP of Rosemont La Petite-Patrie in Montreal -- a riding once solidly held by the Bloc Québécois -- as part of the Orange Wave in 2011.

Now the NDP labour critic, Boulerice has fought off criticism from the Conservative party that he’s not a patriot. Their accusation stems from a blog post written in 2007 where he described WWI as "a purely capitalist war on the backs of the workers and peasants."

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David J. Climenhaga

Context, Tory MP Russ Hiebert's shifty campaign for Bill C-377, and me

| July 10, 2013

Senate blocks anti-union Bill C-377; CLC says scrap it altogether

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Sixteen Conservative Senators voted with Liberal Senators to block Bill C-377, which means that the controversial legislation has to go back to the House of Commons. The Senate passed a series of amendments, effectively defeating the major provisions of Bill C-377.

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June 24, 2013 |
Bill C-377 is a federal private members' bill that will slap extraordinary financial accounting requirements and other burdens on Canadian labour unions.

Twelve reasons why union-busting Bill C-377 is the worst

| June 24, 2013

Action Alert: Help defeat Bill C-377

| June 19, 2013
June 10, 2013 |
Bill C-377 is a solution in search of a problem. This bill has little to do with transparency, as the government claims.
May 16, 2013 |
Our right to strike has been attacked. Free collective bargaining has been disrupted.The next attack will likely be on the Rand formula.
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