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Amir Khadir calls PKP an "aggressive capitalist"

I know that this is like saying the Pope is Catholic and a bear shits in the woods, but PKP is trying to "refaire une virginité", speaking out against the Couillard government's aggressive austerity policies. Khadir states the obvious: that Pierre-Karl is an old fashioned "exploiter of workers" and union basher and buster.

It must be a bit strange for PKP to be the MNA for St-Jérôme, a town north of Montréal in the lower Laurentians that has experienced several major factory closings, where there is a lot of unemployment and poverty. MNA's staffs, like thos of federal MPs, have to deal with the day-to-day problems of their constituents. Not that PKP would have anything to do with that on a daily basis, but still...

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MB Director for right-wing fundamentalist Christian organization acclaimed as PC canadiate in Radisson

James Teitsma was accliamed as the PC candidate for the provincial riding of Radisson. He is the Manitoba board member for a strange right-wing Christian group who's explicit purpose it to "bring a biblical perspective to our civil authorities."

http://arpacanada.ca/about-arpa/about-arpa

The group is against lots of the stuff you would expect - same sex marriage, secular education, abortion and birth control - but also has lots to say about "Aboriginals" and even argues workers' compensation goes against God's word! :http://arpacanada.ca/issuesresearch/laboureconomics/1750-socialized-work...

I sure hope he doesn't win.

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Neoliberalism and the Far Right

Sep 24, 2014
Steelworkers' Hall
25 Cecil Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 24.0768" N, 79° 23' 46.4748" W
Ontario CA
Join Bill Fletcher Jr and Greg Albo for this discussion.
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B.C. teachers' struggle

Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia

 

Honourable Christy Clark,

 

In 1982 I left Czechoslovakia after many years of struggling to bring in a government that would honour the desire of people for a political system that would be based on basic democratic principles that would applied to all people. When I came to Canada as a stateless personnel I thought that my struggle for a better political system would end. I believed that the Western democracy is the extension of people democratic will.

 

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Celebrate Labour Day in Yellowknife!

Sep 1, 2014
Stanton Plaza parking lot Yellowknife , NT
Canada
62° 28' 14.9988" N, 114° 26' 15.558" W
Northwest Territories CA
The Northern Territories Federation of Labour invites you to join us at Stanton Plaza from noon to 2 pm for our free annual Labour Day picnic. Together, we will stand up for fairness!
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Winnipeg 2014 Labour Day March and Picnic

Sep 1, 2014
Memorial Park Winnipeg , MB
Canada
49° 45' 54.8136" N, 97° 9' 13.9428" W
Manitoba CA
Join us for the 2014 Labour Day march and picnic! We will march to Portage Avenue, then West to Vimy Ridge Park, where the Labour Day Picnic will be taking place.
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Toronto Labour Day Parade

Sep 1, 2014
University Avenue, east side, south of Dundas St. Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
Ontario CA
Labour Day is a great time to join our labour allies, celebrate our victories -- and kick off our fall campaigns to for good jobs, fair contracts and quality public services.
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Teachers Teaching Teachers

Sep 17, 2014
Steelworkers’ Hall
25 Cecil Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 24.0768" N, 79° 23' 46.4748" W
Ontario CA
A public meeting organized for Teachers, by Teachers, Rank and File Education Workers of Toronto (REWT), Labour Committee of the GTWA.
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2014 Labour Day Picnic

Sep 1, 2014
Swangard Stadium Burnaby , BC
Canada
49° 15' 12.6144" N, 123° 0' 36.936" W
British Columbia CA
The 2014 Labour Day Picnic will take place on Monday, September 1, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby.
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Labour Day 2014 Celebration in Halifax

Sep 1, 2014
Victoria Park
Spring Garden & South Park Street
Halifax , NS
Canada
44° 38' 32.3052" N, 63° 34' 47.1108" W
Nova Scotia CA
Don't miss the 15th Annual Halifax Labour Day march, rally and free BBQ picnic this coming Monday, September 1!
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The future of pensions in Canada

Inside the Multi-Billion Dollar Battle Between Canada's Banks and Insurance Companies and Our Public Pension Plans

In its recently passed budget, the Ontario Liberal government promised to table legislation enabling private sector sponsored Pooled Retirement Pension Plans (PRPP's) in the fall of 2014. With its new majority government, PRPP legislation could very well be passed by end of this year. This would be disastrous for the future of pensions in Canada. This article explains why.

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Amatuer hour continues at City Hall

Road work contractors are playing the City like a fidle. They have found a new way to dodge the consequences of provided poor and tardy service. As the Free Press reports (emphasis added):

"Sacher also said that contractors have so much work that they don't expect to be able to meet the city’s timelines for completion — so they're including the penalties they expect the city to impose in the bids they’re making for the road work.

Wyatt, chairman of the committee, said the contractors would be paying the city penalties with the money the city paid them to do the work."

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/City-road-work-more-expensive-tha...

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Alberta Regional Convergence for the People's Social Forum

Jun 14, 2014
Room 129 Education South University of Alberta
11210 – 87 Ave Follow us on twitter: @psfalberta Find us on facebook www.facebook.com/psfalberta
Edmonton , AB
Canada
Alberta CA
The Alberta Convergence for the National People's Social Forum is a grassroots initiative to promote and coordinate Alberta's participation in the People's Social Forum in Ottawa.
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Manitoba's Proactive Investigation of TFW Employers "a model for the rest of Canada."

Since 2009, Manitoba has conducted regular, proactive, "sting" investigations of TFW employers, uncovering high levels of non-compliance with provincial labour law. Systemic violation of labour standards by TFW employers uncovered by these audits shows abuse is not a rare occurrence and workers are (understandably) not speaking out.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/few-provinces-track-complaints-by-temporar...

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Canadian Labour Congress 27th Convention

May 4, 2014 to May 9, 2014
Palais des Congrès de Montréal
201 avenue Viger Ouest
Montreal , QC
Canada
45° 30' 19.836" N, 73° 33' 39.1176" W
Quebec CA
The 27th Constitutional Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress will be held from Monday, May 5 to Friday, May 9 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal.
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Canadian Association of Labour Media Conference

May 1, 2014 to May 4, 2014
McGill University Montreal , QC
Canada
45° 30' 31.212" N, 73° 33' 14.3748" W
Quebec CA
CALM is the annual labour and media conference from May 1-3 in Montreal -- the place to be for labour communicators, activists and allies!
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Beat the Pipelines May 1

May 1, 2014
Victory Square
Cambie and Hastings
Occupied Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver)
Canada
CA
Join us this May Day for the first in a series of demonstrations that celebrate the example of the Unist'ot'en and the resistance that pipelines have met so far.
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Ecology as Politics: The Origins of Ecosocialism

Apr 13, 2014
CSI Annex, Room 1
720 Bathurst St.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 47.862" N, 79° 24' 38.1816" W
Ontario CA
The sources for ecosocialism are many but Andre Gorz's Ecology as Politics remains one of the most important texts.

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