On September 18th, Anne Kingston published an article with the results of a months-long Maclean’s investigation, which has found "that the federal government’s “austerity” program, which resulted in staff cuts and library closures (16 libraries since 2012)—as well as arbitrary changes to policy, when it comes to data—has led to a systematic erosion of government records far deeper than most realize, with the data and data-gathering capability we do have severely compromised as a result."
Related rabble.ca story:
The makeup of Canada's unionized workforce has changed, according to Statistics Canada.
For most of the 20th Century, the blue-collar male worker was the face of the labour movement. Machinists, miners, auto-workers, steelworkers, construction workers; your average union member was a man working in a manufacturing or trade industry.
But in the last 25 years, that's changed.