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From a Middle East trip to temporary foreign workers -- Looking back at 2014 | Dec 10 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | January to June, 2014: Harper embraces Netanyahu: Poilievre pushes an oxymoron; Flaherty resigns, dies suddenly a month later; Courts defy Harper; Kenney comes to the 'rescue' on guest workers.
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The case for releasing evidence from the Ottawa shooting | Dec 9 2014 | Stephen Kimber | The RCMP and the Speaker of the House of Commons now say that evidence related to the Ottawa shooting may never be released. Canadians deserve better.
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NOW Magazine will stand with sex workers against discrimination | Dec 8 2014 | Alice Klein | NOW has run ads for sexual services throughout its history, because as a publication that stands for human rights and free expression, it has refused to discriminate against sex work and sex workers.
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December 6 marks the endorsement of violence against sex workers | Dec 5 2014 | Joyce Arthur | In an act of "sick and twisted" irony, Canada's new prostitution law takes effect on December 6, the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre and a day now set aside to mourn violence against women.
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Ferguson is everywhere: The protests against impunity are just beginning | Dec 4 2014 | Amy Goodman | Another police killing of an unarmed man of colour. Another grand jury deciding not to indict: Not for murder. Not for manslaughter. Not for assault. Not even for reckless endangerment.
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Stage is set for more voter fraud in next election | Dec 4 2014 | Linda McQuaig | In the name of clamping down on "voter fraud," the Conservatives have brought in election reforms that will actually make it easier for voter suppression to go undetected in the future.
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How to legislatively 'balance' human rights: You can't. | Dec 4 2014 | Mercedes Allen | Alberta's Bill 10 demonstrates why you can't try to balance human rights classes using legislation.
No, we are not all [insert Black person's name here] | Dec 4 2014 | J. Baglow | We may be outraged by the latest racist outrage, this time in New York. But what do we do about it?
The CRTC, open access, and the future of high-speed Internet | Dec 3 2014 | Digital Freedom Update, Josh Tabish, Steve Anderson | At stake in a new CRTC consultation is whether Canadians will be able to access affordable, independent, and reliable Internet services that support their everyday well-being.
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Austerity and war no more! How do we shift course in Canada? | Dec 3 2014 | Dr. H. Peter Langille | This past year was the fifth consecutive slide backwards in peacefulness. With the costs of war increasing and the extremes of climate change and global divisions, it's time to shift course.
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From honest dialogue to practical solutions: Discussing Muslim youth radicalization | Dec 2 2014 | Ferrukh Faruqui | With the violence in Ottawa and Quebec, the discussion of youth radicalization has come back into the forefront. What are the root causes and what are the solutions?
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Alberta 'ground zero' for abuse of Temporary Foreign Worker Program | Dec 2 2014 | E.K. Hudson | For the first time, the federal government has come down on an Alberta employer for misusing the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. But who does this ban actually affect?

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Steelworkers push ahead with Criminal Code enforcement campaign
Short jail terms for two corporate directors implicated in a workplace death are a step in the right direction but do not address the crying need to enforce the Criminal Code.

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