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Canada made Deepan Budlakoti stateless. Now it is denying him health care.

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Imagine being 23 years old, born and raised in Canada, and then waking up one morning to the news that your citizenship has been stripped in the only country you have ever called home.

That is Deepan Budlakoti's story.

Born to Indian working class parents, growing up in the suburbs of Toronto, the first few years of Budlakoti's life read like that of any child of immigrant parents. But in 2010, Budlakoti's world as he knew it came to a screeching halt, and what happened after should give us all cause for concern.

On February 24, Deepan went to court to defend his right to health care.

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March 8 is International Women's Day (IWD). In 1917, women marched for bread and roses. In 2015, in solidarity with the World March of Women, we march to reclaim our bodies, our territories and our communities.

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What does the Bill 1 decision mean for Nova Scotia health-care unions?

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Monday, arbitrator James Dorsey released his decision on Bill 1, the Nova Scotia Bill which will change the labour landscape for Nova Scotia health-care workers.

The explicit meaning of the 196-page decision wasn't immediately clear. However, in the hours after the announcement, all four health-care unions affected expressed their satisfaction with the ruling, which they say resembles the bargaining association model favoured by labour.

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