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Bill C-36: No safety or security for sex workers | Oct 17 2014 | Cheryl Auger | Bill C-36 was passed in the House of Commons last week. And a lot of people, including sex workers, are not pleased. Will this bill continue to contribute to sex workers' rights violations?
Video: OCAP Raise the Rates action - Part 1 | Oct 17 2014 | John Bonnar | On Thursday, OCAP and supporters held a community barbecue outside Seaton House before marching to MPP Glen Murray's office demanding an increase to social assistance rates and minimum wage.
Video: OCAP Raise the Rates action - Part 2 | Oct 17 2014 | John Bonnar | On Thursday, OCAP and supporters held a community barbecue outside Seaton House before marching to MPP Glen Murray's office demanding an increase to social assistance rates and minimum wage.
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Domestic violence cases spike after immigration law amendment | Oct 16 2014 | Ferrukh Faruqui | Violence against women is a scourge in Canada. Women immigrating to Canada are dependent on their sponsors because of amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. But are they safe?
Video: October Toronto homeless memorial vigil -- Part 1 | Oct 14 2014 | John Bonnar | The day after Thanksgiving, people met to remember those who died on the streets of Toronto the previous month.
Video: October Toronto homeless memorial vigil -- Part 2 | Oct 14 2014 | John Bonnar | The day after Thanksgiving, people met to remember those who died on the streets of Toronto the previous month.
Mandatory minimum sentences increase costs, fail to reduce crime | Oct 13 2014 | Redeye Collective | The number of crimes in Canada that are subject to mandatory minimum sentencing is growing exponentially. Civil liberties lawyers argue that mandatory minimums are both ineffective and unjust.
New research suggests sex workers don't feel exploited, most buyers aren't oppressors | Oct 10 2014 | John Bonnar | Sex workers and sex buyers aren't who we thought they were, the first national report on the Canadian sex industry has found.
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Harper's Iraq war plan: Save people by killing them? | Oct 7 2014 | Gregory Shupak | The Harper government announced its Iraq war plan, basically, saving people by killing people. But what other options are available? Consider these.
Ten key facts about the Lucia Vega Jimenez inquest | Oct 6 2014 | Harsha Walia | This past week an all-white jury listened to testimony at the inquest into the death of Lucia Vega Jimenez while in Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) custody. What it found should be shocking.
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Canadian Museum of Human Rights: Not that concerned about human rights | Oct 6 2014 | Gerry Caplan | The CMHR and its mysterious "Friends of the Museum" seem quite well connected with Stephen Harper and not well connected with his human rights abuses.
Canada's political parties struggle with Iraq war plan | Oct 2 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | Prime Minister Harper will announce an expanded military role for Canada in Iraq on Friday. Even some Conservatives have doubts about that, and it is politically tricky for both the NDP and Liberals.

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