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Montreal May Day
Civil Liberties Watch | Economy | Labour | Politics in Canada | May Day 2016: Support protesters in Montreal | May 2 2016 | Demand an independent investigation of the police response to May Day protesters and support their demands.
CommonCauses | Indigenous Rights | Media Matters | What in the World is The World Social Forum? | May 2 2016 | Victoria Fenner | activists from around the world will be coming to Montreal from August 9-14, 2016. Hear ye, hear ye!
Environment | Labour | World | 30 people dead, hundreds wounded, thousands displaced because of a petrochemical complex explosion in Mexico | May 2 2016 | Stand with the workers and the community and demand justice this May Day
Image: Riley Snelling
Environment | Taking a bigger Leap when it comes to building green | May 2 2016 | Matthew Adams, Melinda Zytaruk | This article is not about Tiny Houses.
Photo: TAWC: Toronto Airport Workers' Council facebook group
Labour | Political Action | Airport workers demand fair wages, better jobs on May Day | May 2 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Toronto airport workers celebrated May Day with a rally demanding equal pay for equal work, $15 minimum wage, sick days and an end to precarious work.
Photo: flickr/Michael
Media Matters | The Globe and Mail ignores Wente's plagiarism | May 2 2016 | John Miller | Without an investigation, the paper stands by its columnist. But shouldn't the Globe do a thorough investigation, like the other papers that have found themselves in the same position?
Political Action | Technology | All Canadians deserve affordable, high-speed Internet. Because it's 2016. | May 2 2016 | David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update | We can either continue letting our market be regulated by high-cost telecom, or we can take action to ensure that all Canadians can participate in the social and economic benefits of the Internet.
Brian Jean
Politics in Canada | Votaries of right-wing unity gather in Red Deer, vote to form yet another Alberta conservative party | May 2 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Devotees of the idea Alberta's right must unite gathered in Red Deer Saturday and came up with a plan to form a third conservative party. Not sure just how this is supposed to work.
CommonCauses | Political Action | Technology | CauseSquare, more than a fundraising tool | May 1 2016 | Read Maher Arar`s letter about what his new tool means for us
Canadian man resting on sidewalk
Economy | Indigenous Rights | Politics in Canada | Taking action to end homelessness | May 1 2016 | BC and Toronto have had a record number of homeless deaths in 2014 and disturbing numbers in 2015. Act to stand up now
Media Matters | Spotlight on homeless deaths | Apr 30 2016 | Cathy Crowe, Naheed Dosani | Investigative journalism makes a difference in the court of public opinion and social policy.
Photo: flickr/Eva Blue
Media Matters | Politics in Canada | Free advice for Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly | Apr 30 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | The still-new Minister of Canadian Heritage has launched an ambitious project to rethink all federal cultural policies and institutions. The consultation process is still in its infancy.
Political Action | Photo essay: Occupy INAC Toronto | Apr 30 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | Just days before the occupation at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs (INAC) office in Toronto ended, photographer David Coombs took these photos.
Ric McIver
Politics in Canada | Don't blame loudmouth extremist Craig Chandler for PC Leader Ric McIver's troubles -- they're all his own | Apr 30 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Anything can happen in politics, but it's hard to imagine that interim Progressive Conservative Leader Ric McIver isn't finished.
Photo: waferboard/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | Questions surround timing of terrorism charges in Waterloo case | Apr 29 2016 | Monia Mazigh | Immediately after the Brussels attacks, a Waterloo engineering student was arrested by the RCMP. It's not the first time the security establishment has taken advantage of a climate of fear.