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.
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opinion
Jan 26 2016 | by Michael Geist | The Trouble with the TPP? Well one thing is it contradicts Canada's longstanding policy on Internet governance.
rabble news
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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rabble news
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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rabble news
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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briefly
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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rabble news
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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rabble news
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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rabble news
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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rabble news
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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rabble news
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.