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Debunking FIPA: Canada's lopsided investment deal with China

Sold Down the Yangtze: Canada's lopsided investment deal with China

by Gus Van Harten
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Free and fair collective bargaining makes a comeback in Ottawa

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As Parliament kicks into another year, federal civil servants are halting legal action against the government over controversial legislation around sick and disability leave entitlements.

Bill C-59, implemented in June under the Conservatives, enables the government to bypass collective agreements and directly impose new rules around sick and disability leave for federal public servants.

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| January 20, 2016
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| January 14, 2016

Being Muslim in Canada: Subverting stereotypes and challenging narratives

The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada: Culture, Politics, and Self

by Edited by Nurjehan Aziz
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Canadian unions celebrate defeat of C-377, international attacks against unions intensify

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UPDATE Jan. 28, 2016: Today Justin Trudeau’s Liberals tabled legislation to repeal Harper's anti-union Bills C-377 and C-525. While the Conservative-majority senate has hinted it might block the repeal legislation, with no enforcement mechanism in place, these bills appear destined for the dustbin.

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The price of entry to the TPP should have been too high for Canada

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Problems? Oh, the Trans-Pacific Partnership has a few! Read about them all in the new series The Trouble with the TPP.

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| January 7, 2016
| January 7, 2016

No to surveillance: Unions push Liberals to repeal Bill C-51

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Labour groups continue to urge the federal government to take action on Bill C-51, which was passed in June and remains in place. The law vastly expands government surveillance, provides new powers to the police and CSIS and may criminalize ordinary political activity.

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