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Fred Henry, departing Catholic bishop, held strong pro-labour stance in addition to controversial social conservative views | Jan 5 2017 | David J. Climenhaga | Bishop Henry said he viewed his refusal to give interviews to the Calgary Herald during its 1999-2000 strike as part of his responsibility of proclaiming the Gospel.
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Failure to treat chronic pain real issue behind prescription opioid epidemic | Jan 5 2017 | Penney Kome | Doctors are baffled by pain because governments erased certain kinds of work injuries from the record. Part one in a series.
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As pot legalization nears, cannabis industry can't forget workers' rights | Jan 4 2017 | Paul Meinema | The Canadian cannabis industry is poised to become a significant player in our economy. That future must include comprehensive workplace safety and labour rights for every worker.
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Canada-China FTA talks could have massive implications for water use | Jan 4 2017 | Brent Patterson | The Trudeau government says talks toward a Canada-China Free Trade Agreement could begin as early as February 2017.
Unpacking Kinder Morgan's employment promises | Dec 24 2016 | Marc Lee | Assumptions regarding the economic benefits of the Trans Mountain expansion lead to exaggerated numbers that are simply too good to be true.
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Car-centric landscape, not tolls, harm the poor | Dec 23 2016 | Yves Engler | Structuring transport and urban landscapes around the private auto entrenches class and wealth divisions and negatively impacts poor people.
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The year as we saw it: Ten charts that defined Ontario in 2016 | Dec 22 2016 | Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite, Trish Hennessy | The experts at the CCPA have been tracking economic developments in Ontario throughout the year. Here are 10 charts that helped define the state of income, work, and the role of government in 2016.
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Private car, socialized costs | Dec 21 2016 | Yves Engler | As auto interests have pocketed stupendous profits over the past century they've also pushed to socialize huge amounts of urban land.
Our transport system is structured around the private car. That needs to change. | Dec 19 2016 | Yves Engler | Despite issues with Toronto's proposed road tolls, they're still the best way to upend our dependence on individually owned automobiles.
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'All for ourselves and nothing for other people': The takeover of economics by neoliberalism | Dec 16 2016 | Murray Dobbin | The economics profession has become a self-satisfied apologia for the plunder of society's wealth by the greedy and ruthless 1% -- the "masters of mankind."
How the labour movement fared in 2016 | Dec 16 2016 | Jiselle Hanna, Piergiorgio Moro | Labour updates of workers' struggles from the Asia-Pacific region and a discussion of labour struggles in 2016.
Growth spurt: What skyrocketing child-care fees mean for families | Dec 15 2016 | Erika Shaker | There is no national system of public, universally accessible child care in Canada. Here's what that has meant for thousands of families, by the numbers.

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Activists build momentum to close the gender wage gap
UFCW Canada activists recently met with allies in the Ontario Equal Pay Coalition to strategize for the year ahead to end the gender wage gap that is so prevalent in non-union workplaces.

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