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Canada's immigration policies are killing people

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Last week, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale unveiled a $138-million budget for developing "alternatives to [immigration] detention," including $10.5 million dedicated to bettering health services in detention facilities.

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B.C. leads the way in trans health, but change is slow

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Transgender rights in Canada are gaining attention, including the introduction of Bill C-16. However, one issue the community is still facing is the need for quality, trans-competent health care across the country.

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| June 30, 2016

How do we care for each other?

A Labour of Liberation

by Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay
(Changing Suns Press,
2016;
$11.00)

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A Labour of Liberation is the first book that I've read from Changing Suns Press, a new independent publisher with anti-authoritarian politics based in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Toxic workplaces need 'comprehensive approach' not band-aid solutions

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One in five Canadians will suffer from a mental health illness or problem during their lifetime, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Statistics also show the annual economic cost to the country is at least $50 billion -- a figure only expected to climb in future years.

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Serious overhaul of TFWP needed to address multiple human rights issues

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP), the agricultural stream of Canada's Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP).

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GroundWire | Abortion services in P.E.I. and Royal Winnipeg Ballet's production of 'Going Home Star'

April 13, 2016
| This episode of GroundWire features stories on abortion services in P.E.I., Royal Winnipeg Ballet's production of Going Home Star, and more.
Length: 29:18 minutes (31.34 MB)

P.E.I. announces it will soon provide abortion services

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Today, the Province of P.E.I. announced that it would soon provide access to abortion services in-province for the first time in almost 35 years.

With this announcement, all provinces in Canada will now provide access to safe, legal abortion services.

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Saskatchewan opens door to privatized blood collection

March 15, 2016
| The first Canadian clinic to pay donors for their blood products opened its doors in Saskatoon last month. ExaPharma will give donors a $25 gift card each time they donate plasma.
Length: 16:44 minutes (15.33 MB)
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| March 15, 2016
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