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Trudeau continues Harper assault on human rights

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There's something about Justin Trudeau and his PR-spinning Liberal Team that reminds me of the Tennessee Williams character Harvey "Big Daddy" Pollitt from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Pollitt famously uttered the line:

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| July 21, 2016
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| July 7, 2016

Four issues driving the CUPW and Canada Post negotiations

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In a few short days, Canada Post workers may be locked out by their employer.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), which represents 50,000 workers, and Canada Post have been negotiating since November over a new collective agreement, without any sign that they are close to ending negotiations.

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Locked out CUPW members, 2011 (David Ball Photo)
| July 6, 2016
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| July 1, 2016
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| June 22, 2016
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| June 3, 2016

Migrant workers push to be heard at Temporary Foreign Worker Program review

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The Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights Canada (CMWRC) has organized #StatusNow actions across Canada to demand immediate permanent resident status for all migrant workers.

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In Canada's concentrated banking industry, what we need is a public bank

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For those with a yacht or a Porsche, banks are warm, welcoming places. But banks are considerably less hospitable to those needing financial services that don't include "wealth management."

Indeed, for hundreds of thousands of Canadians who have no wealth to manage and really aren't richer than they think, banks are increasingly inaccessible places.

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