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rabble series
Feb 23 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Paying employees a living wage will always increase labour costs for businesses relying on low-wage workers. Despite this, fairer wages often translate to benefits and savings in other areas.
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arts/media
Feb 23 2016 | by TK Matunda | Controversy struck the Academy Awards again this year when the list of nominees were predominantly white. Is this exclusion of people of colour also happening in the Canadian film industry?
rabble news
Feb 22 2016 | by Joshua Davidson | Food prices are skyrocketing across Canada especially in the North. This new campaign seeks to raise awareness about food insecurity in Nunavut and create real lasting change.
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rabble news
Feb 22 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Toronto City workers, including inside, outside and public library sectors, are in contract negotiations with the City over precarious work conditions, cuts to benefits and hours among other things.
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rabble news
Feb 18 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Vancouver Translink's new Compass card payment system presents privacy concerns as it tracks detailed information of a transit user's time and location.
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opinion
Feb 17 2016 | by Michael Geist | The Trouble with the TPP continues with another area of intellectual property that is subject to an overhaul due to largely to the trade agreement: trademark law.
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opinion
Feb 16 2016 | by Michael Geist | The failure to sign CETA before TPP raises the possibility of problems with the Canadian provisions on geographical indications. Here's how this will impact Canada and its businesses.
rabble news
Feb 15 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | The 26th Annual Women's Memorial March took place on February 14 to remember women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside who have gone missing or have been murdered.
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rabble series
Feb 15 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | In part three of rabble's minimum wage series, labour reporter Teuila Fuatai investigates the case for a guaranteed minimum income in Canada.
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analysis
Feb 12 2016 | by Sarah Beuhler |, | by Tristan Markle | For the NDP to become the real champion of the left, the party will have to finally reform its relationship with social movements.
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opinion
Feb 12 2016 | by Michael Geist | Security and Internet experts have been sounding the alarm on the risks associated with exploited wifi routers and pointing to source code disclosures as potential solution.
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opinion
Feb 12 2016 | by Michael Geist | Today's post examines the possibility that new policy innovations might also be stymied by the TPP, further limiting Canadian cultural policy.
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rabble news
Feb 11 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Thousands of Toronto city workers are facing sweeping contract changes designed to eliminate job security, create less stability for part-time employees and significantly reduce benefits, says union.
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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briefly
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.