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One year after Bedford: Where are we now? | Jan 9 2015 | Marcus A. Sibley | It's been just over a year since the Bedford decision. We look back on what led to the decision, what has happened since and if sex workers have seen any benefit from the new law.
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Canada's Choice 2015: Harper believes flouting democracy deserves Canadians' support | Jan 8 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Elections are not sporting matches; voters are not mere spectators. Voters are participants and must make real choices. Today, we examine the Conservative choice in this multi-part series.
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Pro-choice reflections on 2014 and predictions for 2015 | Jan 7 2015 | Joyce Arthur | What's on the horizon for reproductive rights in Canada for 2015? Let's take a look back at 2014, especially at some ongoing initiatives that may prove very fruitful for 2015.
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Why Harper and Wynne's meeting could undermine the right to water in Ontario | Jan 7 2015 | Brent Patterson | Did Stephen Harper and Kathleen Wynne discuss access to water for First Nations only in the context of advancing a water-destructive mining agenda?
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What would a coalition government mean for the Trans Mountain pipeline? | Jan 6 2015 | Brent Patterson | There is mounting speculation that a Liberal-NDP coalition government could be the outcome of the federal election. What could a coalition government mean for the Trans Mountain pipeline project?
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Fantino dumped from Veterans job but still in Harper's cabinet | Jan 5 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Prime Minister Harper has replaced beleaguered Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino with young, promising Erin O'Toole. But why is Fantino still at Harper's cabinet table?
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UP! Empowering communities from the bottom up | Dec 23 2014 | Alex Bailey | The resistance to fracking in New Brunswick shows that the people know they have a strong collective voice. Labour movement activists need to look for opportunities for community engagement.
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Harper is election ready. Are his opponents? | Dec 16 2014 | Duncan Cameron | With 10 months to go before the expected October 19, 2015 election, the Harper Conservatives are running full out for re-election. Their strategy is simple.
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New jobs at EI centres not about helping the public service but saving face, says union | Dec 12 2014 | Francella Fiallos | Jason Kenney says new hires at EI call centres are in response to complaints. The union says that is not true, that EI call centres hire extra workers over the holidays every year.
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Harper seeking new voter suppression powers in Bill C-50 | Dec 12 2014 | Dylan Penner | Bill C-50, the so-called Citizen Voting Act, is a transparent attempt by Harper's Conservative government to suppress the votes for other parties. Again.
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John Tory's Toronto and the false promise of political unity | Dec 12 2014 | Michael Laxer | Seeking unity with the right in Toronto is the ultimate waste of time and detour. Instead of bemoaning John Tory making the battle lines clear the left should applaud him and rise to the occasion.
Libby Davies' statement on deciding not to run in 2015 | Dec 12 2014 | Libby Davies | Today, after 18 years as MP, Libby Davies announced she will not be running in the 2015 election.

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