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Jan 25 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | As Kinder Morgan's NEB hearings continue in B.C., hundreds of protesters gathered to voice their concerns on Saturday.
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opinion
Jan 25 2016 | by Michael Geist | Canadian officials did not obtain an agreement that would extend privacy commitments, therefore, potentially leaving Canada caught in a privacy perfect storm.
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opinion
Jan 25 2016 | by Michael Geist | Nearly all TPP countries have some form of anti-spam law. Yet, the TPP sets the bar far lower than necessary and may undermine penalties and enforcement powers.
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Jan 22 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | "People's Injunction" protests take place across the country as National Energy Board hearings continue under old Harper review system.
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Jan 22 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | It's dark days at the Halifax Chronicle Herald as negotiations continue to fail and workers prepare to strike. Teuila Fuatai spoke with Herald photojournalist Christian Laforce.
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opinion
Jan 22 2016 | by Michael Geist | The TPP's ban on data transfer restriction is problematic for a few reasons, but could potentially put Canada in a very difficult position.
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analysis
Jan 22 2016 | by David Gray-Donald | With the Liberals committed to implementing all 94 TRC recommendations and having signed onto the Paris climate agreement, do their policies mean game over for new (and existing) pipelines?
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Jan 21 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | After months of protesting contaminated soil dumping near their watershed, Shawnigan Lake residents have received the support of Victoria City Council.
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opinion
Jan 20 2016 | by Michael Geist | The TPP goes further in harming privacy by restricting the use of data localization requirements that might otherwise be used to provide privacy protection.
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Jan 20 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | News of significant staff cuts at some of Canada's largest media outlets in recent weeks has reignited debate about the future of journalism.
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opinion
Jan 19 2016 | by Michael Geist | The inclusion of privacy within the TPP has been touted by governments as one of the benefits of the agreement, but the privacy provisions are so weak it's like they are not even there!
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opinion
Jan 18 2016 | by Michael Geist | The Trouble with the TPP series continues with a surprising and troubling aspect of the intellectual property chapter: the criminalization of trade secret law.
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Jan 18 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | As the new federal government works on this year's budget, several housing advocates draw attention to the urgent need for the implementation of a national housing program in Canada.
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Jan 17 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Mark Lever, president and chief executive of the Chronicle Herald, is warning readers to expect a "work stoppage" at the paper while the HTU holds a strike vote.
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briefly
Jan 15 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline proposal has hit yet another roadblock with a recent B.C. Supreme Court ruling and huge victory for First Nations.
opinion
Jan 15 2016 | by Michael Geist | The link between health care and the TPP's intellectual property chapter is easy to spot, but there are other chapters with implications for the issue.
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opinion
Jan 14 2016 | by Michael Geist | While protection for biologics is not well understood by the public, at issue is billions of dollars and access to cutting-edge medicines.
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opinion
Jan 13 2016 | by Michael Geist | The TPP patent provision changes are very significant since they lock Canada into extending the term of patent protection, which will ultimately increase health-care costs.
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Jan 13 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Canadian labour activists are relieved Harper's anti-union legislation C-377 will be repealed, but activists in the U.S. and U.K. brace for the worst as similar attacks threaten their movements.
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Jan 13 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Negotiations between the Chronicle Herald and the Halifax Typographical Union broke down last week. Management continues to escalate its actions against workers.
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Jan 12 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Abortion Access Now P.E.I. has advised the P.E.I. government it will file a legal challenge against the province's discriminatory abortion policy. Here's why.
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Jan 12 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Heading into National Energy Board hearings, the B.C. provincial government has stated it does not support Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline as it fails to meet their outlined requirements.
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opinion
Jan 12 2016 | by Michael Geist | Canada was not an initial participant in the TPP negotiations. The Harper government began working on entry into the TPP in 2009, but it probably shouldn't have.
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rabble news
Jan 11 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | What big issues will Canadian activists face in 2016? rabble spoke with a few organizations to find out.
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opinion
Jan 11 2016 | by Michael Geist | The Trouble with the TPP series looks at how the TPP treats the interests of Internet rights holders and users completely differently.
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opinion
Jan 8 2016 | by Michael Geist | The TPP's effort to regulate how Internet providers and hosts address allegations of copyright infringement presents is a major source of trouble.
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analysis
Jan 7 2016 | by John Akpata | There are now dozens of models of legalization and decriminalization Canada could follow to regulate marijuana use. In 2016, will Canada finally implement a good policy for this?
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opinion
Jan 7 2016 | by Michael Geist | The copyright term extension in the TPP will have major negative effects on Canada, chief among them restrictions to access, huge costs and no additional incentive for creativity.
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Jan 7 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Politicians, local celebrities, media representatives and community members gathered in Shawnigan Lake, B.C. to gain awareness and protest contaminated soil dumping uphill from the town's watershed.
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Jan 6 2016 | by Michael Geist | The TPP will lock Canada into a "WIPO+" digital lock model that removes the ability to restore flexibility. In other words, the restrictive digital lock rules will be locked into Canadian law.