rabble news
Feb 11 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | With the start of B.C.'s new session of legislature this week, Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon read the B.C. Liberals' throne speech bringing with it criticism from environmental groups.
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opinion
Feb 10 2016 | by Michael Geist | Confusion about the scope of the provision and worries about what it might mean longer term are just two of the concerns with the source code rule in the TPP.
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analysis
Feb 9 2016 | by Fiona Whittington-Walsh |, | by Lynn Gehl | Indigenous women and girls with disabilities are targeted by predators at a greater rate yet there is a gap in research. Moving forward, the national inquiry must consider these questions.
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Feb 9 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | BCGEU and its 65,000 members have signed a solidarity agreement with First Nations opposing the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal and other tar sands projects in their territories.
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opinion
Feb 9 2016 | by Michael Geist | The intersection between the TPP and Canadian cultural policies is likely to emerge as one of the more controversial aspects of the TPP.
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rabble interview
Feb 8 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Upcoming article and research in partnership with Landscapes of Injustice reveals that the City of Vancouver was more involved in the forced sale of Japanese-Canadian property during Second World War.
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opinion
Feb 8 2016 | by Michael Geist | In early TPP drafts, Canada opposed including the IP treaty obligations for much of the neogtiations. However, by the end, Canada caved, confirming that the TPP has already begun changing Canada.
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rabble news
Feb 5 2016 | by Paul Weinberg | Steelworkers are growing increasingly concerned that U.S. Steel will shut down Canadian operations, costing workers their pensions and benefits.
rabble series
Feb 5 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | In part two of rabble's minimum wage series, labour reporter Teuila Fuatai looks at who is most affected by low wages and what life can be like living below the poverty line.
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opinion
Feb 5 2016 | by Michael Geist | Canadians must understand the costs and benefits of the TPP before they can provide useful feedback. And, unfortunately, the government is painting a misleading picture of the agreement.
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opinion
Feb 5 2016 | by Michael Geist | Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Minister of International Trade, has stated that the government is committed to a robust Parliamentary and public review of the agreement.
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rabble news
Feb 5 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | The Leap Manifesto has declared this leap year to be the time to take action on its call for new economic and energy systems.
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rabble news
Feb 4 2016 | by Cory Collins | As the growth in the Aboriginal prison population comes under scrutiny, past recommendations are echoed once more.
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analysis
Feb 4 2016 | by Irina Ceric | A week after the Forcillo verdict, we can draw some lessons from the trial and verdict for both the developments to come in this case and police accountability more broadly.
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analysis
Feb 3 2016 | by Sarah Beuhler |, | by Tristan Markle | How can the NDP bridge the gap between its members and the party centre? Make the party "less fucking boring" advocates Brian Topp.
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opinion
Feb 3 2016 | by Michael Geist | Canada has recently passed new rules specifically designed to provide enhanced borer measure provisions for trademarks. If they TPP is raitfied, we'll have to change domestic law.
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analysis
Feb 2 2016 | by Raksha Vasudevan | There should be no one suffering from food insecurity in a country as rich as Canada, yet this is a big issue. Here is why we need a national food policy that focuses on sustainability.
OHC's Natalie Mehra demands a stop to Ontario's health budget cuts at yesterday'
rabble news
Feb 2 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Hundreds of workers protesting nine years of cuts to Ontario's health-care budget gathered at Queen's Park yesterday.
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opinion
Feb 2 2016 | by Michael Geist | The U.S. is requiring Canada provide a report card every six months on its customs activities, meet on the issue whenever the U.S. demands, among other things.
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opinion
Feb 1 2016 | by Michael Geist | Why did Canada fail to make digital inroads in TPP countries when most other countries did?
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opinion
Feb 1 2016 | by Michael Geist | One of the TPP's selling points has been that it helps preserve and "open and free Internet." However, upon close examination, it doesn't advance the issue at all.
rabble series
Jan 29 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | In part 1 of rabble's series on the minimum wage in Canada, we examine what the minimum wage is and how it applies to different workers.
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analysis
Jan 29 2016 | by Paul Weinberg | Canada's federal government must stand strong in its position to end its combat mission in Iraq and Syria. So why hasn't Trudeau uttered any arguments against the bombing missions?
briefly
Jan 29 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | As the NEB hearings continue for Kinder Morgan's proposed Trans Mountain pipeline, activists deliver thousands of signatures opposing the project.
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briefly
Jan 28 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | This year marks the 50th anniversary of Canada's Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program. With it, migrant farmworkers call upon the federal government to grant permanent residency upon arrival.
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opinion
Jan 28 2016 | by Michael Geist | A closer look into the "benefits" from the e-commerce provisions in the TPP reveal they are pretty non-existent. Find out why here.
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opinion
Jan 28 2016 | by Michael Geist | The TPP will destroy Canadian culture. How you ask? With its restrictions on policies to support the creation of Canadian content.
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rabble news
Jan 27 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Canada's 17 public service unions have put their constitutional challenge against the government on hold after the Liberals promised to urgently repeal sections of Bill C-59.
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rabble news
Jan 27 2016 | by Meg Borthwick | Enbridge's Line 9 is a potential environmental disaster and violates several treaties with Indigenous nations. Three Line 9 protesters face charges of mischief after shutting off the valve in Dec.
rabble series
Jan 26 2016 | by A. Splawinski | Help effect change in the Canadian health-care system by making it culturally competent and inclusive to Indigenous people.