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Federal government quietly lifts cap on temporary foreign workers in seasonal industries

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Tinkering with the number of temporary foreign workers admitted into Canada for seasonal labour fails to fix underlying problems around unsustainable business practises, workers' groups in Atlantic Canada warn.

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'Project Guardian' raids on caregivers leads to calls for immigration reform

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Election 2015: Edmonton candidates pledge to reform Harper's immigration policies

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'Another world is possible': Peoples' Social Forum demands change

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The Peoples' Social Forum (PSF) in Toronto drew progressives to Ryerson's campus this weekend for discussions and workshops on everything from austerity to anti-racism.

The PSF is a counter-summit to the Pan American economic summit, just as the World Social Forum is a counter to the World Economic Forum.

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July 13, 2015 |
Employment and Social Development Canada has announced new penalties for Canadian employers that abuse foreign worker programs such as the International Mobility Program and the TFWP.
Image: Flickr/Alex Guibord
| July 9, 2015
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| June 10, 2015

Mayday, mayday! A new kind of unionism for a changing world

Solidarity Unionism: Rebuilding the Labor Movement from Below

Solidarity Unionism: Rebuilding the Labor Movement from Below

by Staughton Lynd
(PM Press,
2015;
$14.95)

In 1982, when service and maintenance workers at a hospital in Warren, Ohio went on strike, they were not alone. Members of the Workers' Solidarity Club from Youngstown, Ohio -- about 200 km away -- joined the picket line. They made leaflets, invited members of other unions to join the hospital workers in rallies every week, and got themselves arrested while chanting "Warren is a union town, we won't let you tear it down."

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