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Apr 10 2014 | by rabble staff | Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is dead at 64. Early reports are suggesting the cause was a heart attack.
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Apr 9 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Why is the Crown Holdings strike so important? Here's a great explainer of the international and local repercussions on the labour movement.
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Apr 9 2014 | by John Riddell | The Toronto City Council struck a blow to the NEB-approved project Line 9B when they voted in favour of asking Ontario to conduct a comprehensive environmental assessment.
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Apr 9 2014 | by Jonathan Cook | The era of wishful thinking for a peaceful solution to Israel-Palestine peace talks may be coming to an end with Israel threatening "punitive measures" in their bid for statehood.
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Apr 8 2014 | by Peter Driftmier | Peter Driftmier's brother died on a TV set. In this report Driftmier investigates worker safety on factual television programs.
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Apr 8 2014 | by Cherise Letson | How do student journalists cover labour disputes happening on their campus? What is the relationship between student and university? These questions were discussed at the March #CUPchat.
Photo: flickr/"Grain fields" by Richard Taylor
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Apr 8 2014 | by Glenn Tait | The Harper government's systematic path of destruction through Canada's public agriculture institutions continues with the closure of the Cereal Research Centre.
in their own words
Apr 8 2014 | by anonymous | On April 3, protesters took to the streets to peacefully protest Quebec's austerity politics. The protest quickly turned chaotic when the Montreal police arrived. This is one person's account.
Photo courtesy of The Awan Family Support Committee
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Apr 4 2014 | by The Awan Family Support Committee | The Awan family have been in refuge in a Montreal church since August 2013. A year after Bill C-31's implementation, in a context of escalating attacks on refugees, the story of their struggle.
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Apr 4 2014 | by Amira Elghawaby | Earlier this month, the Toronto District School Board was in hot water after its plan to help Somali-Canadian youth better succeed in school became controversial.
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in their own words
Apr 4 2014 | by Cynthia Spring | Cynthia Spring is one of the unpaid interns let go from The Walrus last week. Frustrated with much of what is being said, Spring captures the contradictions and complexities of unpaid internships.
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Apr 4 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Unifor announced late Thursday that they are withdrawing their certification application to become the bargaining agents for Toyota plants in Ontario after employee numbers exceed predictions.
Photo: flickr/2010 United Way Labour Campaign Breakfast" by United Way of the Lo
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Apr 3 2014 | by Jim Sinclair | Jim Sinclair, President of B.C. Federation of Labour, responds to the issue of supporting Temporary Foreign Workers and migrant workers' rights in B.C. and states that BCFED supports these workers.
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opinion
Apr 3 2014 | by Nick Fillmore | What are the pros and cons of Earth Hour? Organizers say the event is celebrated by 'millions' of people. Even if this is true, is it actually increasing awareness and 'saving' on electricity?
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politics
Apr 2 2014 | by Ray Silvius | Two questions more politically useful than "Is Putin Hitler" might be: "But what does 'geopolitical disaster' actually mean in the Russian context?" And: "What did Putin actually say?"
image: flickr/Alan Cleaver
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Apr 2 2014 | by H.G. Watson | As Toyota workers in Cambridge and Woodstock prepare to vote on whether to certify Unifor as their union, Unifor hints at what might be in a collective agreement if the workers choose to unionize.
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arts/media
Apr 1 2014 | by Meagan Perry | Get ready to cancel your cable. New network takes extraordinary step of hiring a number of Canada's embattled or disgraced politicians to staff pay-per-episode programming.
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politics
Apr 1 2014 | by Robert Leckey | The Supreme Court of Canada advised Harper that his appointment of Marc Nadon was void. Is this a bold assertion of independence and stinging defeat for Harper?
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Mar 31 2014 | by PowerShift Canada | Several Mi'kmaq women shut down a Maritimes Energy Association briefing in Nova Scotia to protest the Energy East tar sands pipeline and increased fracking pushes in Atlantic Canada.
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Mar 31 2014 | by Sanita Fejzic | Canada needs to embrace a not so radical idea: free post-secondary education. We need to stop raising tuition fees and instead invest in Canadian education.
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Mar 31 2014 | by H.G. Watson | After months of organizing, today Unifor announced it has officially filed to be the certified bargaining agent of Toyota workers at plants in Cambridge and Woodstock, Ontario.
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Mar 31 2014 | by Julia Gillard | Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard spoke last Saturday March 29 at the Broadbent Institute's first-ever Progress Summit in Ottawa and her speech was said to rally the Left.
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Mar 28 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Why are Canadian media unions concerned about the potential watering down of CRTC regulations? Why, they're worried about protecting jobs of course!
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politics
Mar 28 2014 | by Camilo Cahis | Instead of supporting the Conservative demonization of the revolution, the NDP should be working to inform the rest of the labour movement of the Venezuelan revolution's successes.
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politics
Mar 28 2014 | by Roger Rashi | The 2014 People's Social Forum aims to be the launching point for building an extra-parliamentary opposition that will endure long after the conference has ended in August.
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Mar 28 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Boom! C-4 Budget bill ends up in court thanks to Public Service Alliance of Canada who announced Thursday that they are mounting a legal challenge.
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politics
Mar 27 2014 | by Phil Elder | The Conservatives have shown a pattern of anti-democratic abuses. Here are 13 examples with two themes: (1) ignoring the rule of law and (2) flouting the traditional processes of democracy.
Photo: flickr/Binuri Ranasinghe
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Mar 27 2014 | by Maria Kari | When attacks from the Pakistani Taliban moved from 'possibility' to 'real life' journalists and editors scrambled to define what this means for reporting on extremists and the safety of their writers.
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Mar 27 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Toronto Life and The Walrus have shut down their internship programs after the Ontario Ministry of Labour informed them that the programs did not meet the Employment Standards Act.
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Mar 26 2014 | by Robin Tress | PowerShift Atlantic is happening this weekend! Join the fight for a just and sustainable future and strategize the future of the resistance to Energy East, fracking, offshore drilling and more.