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| March 24, 2015
Chris Alexander
| March 16, 2015

Exclusive: Chris Hedges on Bill C-51 and the corporate state

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This weekend, protests were held in communities across Canada to protest Bill C-51, a bill that would increase powers for CSIS.

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This week in Canadian labour: Sunshine, strikes and solidarity

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Daylight time is here for most of the country, the days are getting longer, and nothing says 'Friday' like a jolt of labour news to give a person a little pick-me-up.

Let's try to keep spirits high with this roundup, shall we?

This one's for the strikers and nearly strikers from coast to coast!

 

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Protest continues: All the rabble news about Bill C-51

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Keeping up with the Canada-wide protests of Bill C-51? You've come to the right place. Read on for your list of "must reads" on Bill C-51, petitions, and for a curated Twitter feed rounding up all the action from the protests on Saturday.

Bill C-51 will give CSIS new powers to disrupt activities that potentially "threaten the government", and give the government of Canada new powers of surveillance. Many see it as another step toward silencing all forms of dissent in Canada. This weekend, there are protests scheduled across Canada to display opposition to Bill C-51. Click here to see a full list of emerging protests from our friends at LeadNow.ca

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