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Oz Cole-Arnal: Progressive Candidate for Chair of Waterloo Region
Economy | Elections | Oz Cole-Arnal: Progressive Candidate for Chair of Waterloo Region | Oct 16 2014 | Brayden McNeill, Dan Kellar, Grand River Media Collective | An interview w/ Oscar Cole-Arnal, an anti-poverty activist + progressive candidate for the position of Waterloo Regional Chair in the upcoming elections.
Photo: flickr/David Robert Bliwas
Economy | Food & Health | Politics in Canada | Who do you trust with your child care future: Mulcair or Harper? | Oct 16 2014 | Linda McQuaig | Will the federal election battle be less over whether to send our warplanes to Iraq and more over whether to send our children to day care? It's shaping up to be that way.
Image: Flickr/TJMartins
Economy | Politics in Canada | Farmers don't own Wheat Board they built, grew and loved says top court | Oct 16 2014 | Steven Shrybman | Can the Government simply take the assets from farmers who paid for and built those assets without paying the farmers for them? Yesterday the Federal Court said yes.
Photo: flickr/CDC Global
Food & Health | US Politics | World | We need medical boots on the ground to deal with Ebola now | Oct 16 2014 | Amy Goodman | The question "Should we put boots on the ground?" is often asked. The answer is yes, in terms of dealing with Ebola. We need health professionals dealing with this preventable global health disaster.
Good News | Labour | Political Action | Politics in Canada | UP! How the NL government and its unions solved their pension problem | Oct 16 2014 | Hans Rollman | In a country characterized by increasingly confrontational labour relations, an unlikely story of cooperation and negotiation emerges. Are there lessons for the rest of the country?
Photo: Shelley Burgoyne, Unifor
Labour | Politics in Canada | Health care unions fight to preserve worker rights despite Nova Scotia's Bill 1 | Oct 16 2014 | Ella Bedard | 45 day mediation period begins in the wake of Bill 1's passing. Nova Scotia health care unions say that the Bill violates workers' Charter rights.
Photo: flickr/Michael
Labour | Political Action | Politics in Canada | End of home mail delivery to be challenged in Federal Court | Oct 16 2014 | Ella Bedard | A new case against ending home mail delivery: It goes against the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the decision should be made by parliament, not the crown corporation itself.
Politics in Canada | Return of the Bitumen Bubble, sort of, rains on otherwise cheerful Prentice parade | Oct 16 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Premier Jim Prentice sees public opinion warm up, experiences a potentially problematic drop in oil prices, and quietly skids an unpopular Redford-era labour law.
Politics in Canada | Former Senator Patrick Brazeau Keeps His Shame Face On | Oct 16 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | Oh my my my my, it seems that Patrick Brazeau – the former Canadian Senate seat holder and Prime Minister's Indigenous Conservative - has got himself arrested again.
Anti-Racism | Elections | Politics in Canada | There's no place for racism in the Toronto mayoral election | Oct 15 2014 | Dr. Joseph Y.K. Wong | How did race enter the mayoral race? There is no place for such covert racism, or "perpetual foreigner syndrome," which has permeated the 2014 mayoral election.
Anti-Racism | Environment | Exposing and challenging environmental racism in Nova Scotia | Oct 15 2014 | Scott Neigh | Ingrid Waldron and Lorne Julien talk about a project that seeks to understand and to build capacity to challenge environmetnal racism in African Nova Scotian and Mi'qmak communities.
Image: Flickr/wca4kids
Economy | Politics in Canada | $15 per day child care: Canada's hottest new political pledge? | Oct 15 2014 | Trish Hennessy | The NDP's recent announcement on an affordable child care policy has hit a political sweet spot.
Image: Flickr/Mark Spowart
Economy | Labour | Ontario labour market still struggling to recover | Oct 15 2014 | Kaylie Tiessen | Ontario's unemployment rate may have dropped in September 2014 to its lowest level since October 2008, but this is still not evidence of a labour recovery.
Photo: Dave Vasey
Economy | Environment | Political Action | Enbridge request denied: A small victory for 'No Line 9' | Oct 15 2014 | various | On Monday, October 6, the National Energy Board (NEB) released a letter temporarily denying Enbridge’s "Leave to Open" submission on Line 9 based on the inadequacy of the valve safety standards.
Economy | Food & Health | Politics in Canada | National child care good for the economy says NDP. Conservatives break out election spin. | Oct 15 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | NDPers proposes a program to create a million child care spaces at the end of eight years, costing the federal government $1.90 billion. It’s a big number; but they argue it will boost the economy.