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Migrant work: A worldwide game of musical chairs plays out in Atlantic Canada | Mar 30 2015 | Josie Baker, Katie Mazer | Temporary foreign workers have more in common with Atlantic Canadians who migrate to Alberta for work than the Conservative government would have us believe. Read on.
Count Care In | Mar 30 2015 | Kellia Ramares-Watson, WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service | The New Social Wealth Economic Indicators show the connection between the status of women and the health of a nation's economy.
The interview we wish we had with Premier Prentice on Budget 2015 | Mar 30 2015 | Susan Wright | We show who we are, and how much we care, by what we do. Who is Jim Prentice? How much does he care?
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This week in labour: Conservative myth-busting and plenty of picket lines | Mar 27 2015 | Ella Bedard | Labour disputes are coming to a close but conservative policymakers keep us fighting.
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Alberta austerity: Will Jim Prentice change the tax advantage? | Mar 25 2015 | James Wilt | Alberta's facing what will likely be a frighteningly austere budget on March 26. But it doesn't have to be this way! Tweaks in personal and corporate income tax could save marginalized Albertans.
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Austerity-driven cuts ignite protests in Montreal | Mar 25 2015 | Stefan Christoff | Last night in Montreal, thousands joined a protest against austerity, targeting the violent cuts to the public sector currently taking place under the Quebec Liberal government.
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Could CETA mean genetically modified apples from Canada exported to Europe? | Mar 24 2015 | Brent Patterson | There is a process within CETA that would promote regulatory harmonization and address non-tariff barriers that could allow the export of genetically modified apples into Europe.
The high cost of eliminating the deficit | Mar 24 2015 | Kate McInturff | Where did the obsessive concern with a balanced federal budget come from and how did it gain such currency in the popular imagination?
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The Target diaries: Emotional breakdown | Mar 23 2015 | anonymous | The stress of the Target closure is taking its toll on the workers who still remain on the job.
Thousands in Montreal unite against austerity and petro-economy | Mar 23 2015 | David Gray-Donald | On Saturday March 21, over 5,000 people took to the streets in Montreal, opposing austerity and the petro-economy to unite against the across-the-board budget cuts of Quebec's current government.
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Bank accounting: Class and race and the 'right to bank' | Mar 23 2015 | Caroline Shenaz Hossein | Everyone should be able to open a bank account, but that's not always the reality in Canada. Class and race have a lot to do with how easy it is to bank.
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Civic literacy and the assault on Canadian democracy | Mar 20 2015 | Murray Dobbin | The extent to which the institutions of democracy can be assaulted and eroded is directly proportional to the level of civic literacy. In Canada, the need to increase it has never been higher.

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Target closing oldgoat said... Proves you only get one chance to make a first impression.  Never much liked Target myself, at...
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Russia's economy set to collapse says former finance minister Adam T said... Former Russian finance minister Alexei Kudrin warned that Russia will face a “full-blown economic...
Newfoundland reconsiders EU trade support Adam T said... By Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Premier Paul Davis cast Newfoundland and...
Bank of Canada Gov. says youth should consider working for free NS said... Question, do we pay him? If so, maybe we shouldnt be paying him for the priviledge of being B of C...
MB Director for right-wing fundamentalist Christian organization acclaimed as PC canadiate in Radisson ghoris said... The Tories' stupidity knows no bounds. Way to appeal to urban voters, guys. They *might* have been...
Conservative Cabinet to ratify Canada-China FIPA, with the Liberals cheering them on. Brachina said...  Biggest surprise about that vote is that there is still a Bloc ;p in
Visions of centralization, social programs and the fiscal imbalance Sean in Ottawa said... The Conservative position avoids the contradictions present in the Canadian federation by reducing...

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