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temp workers/intra company transfers

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/04/29/foreign-workers-budget-bill/

The government spends approximately $35.5 million per year processing applications, at a cost of approximately $342 per application, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada told a pre-budget briefing earlier this year.

interesting little corporate subsidy where the government is literally paying them to screw canadian workers!

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/canadian-press-newsalert-foreign...

In 2012, some 213,516 people entered Canada via the temporary foreign worker program, more than three times the number admitted a decade ago.

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Solidarity against austerity

May 1, 2013
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 25' 17.508" N, 75° 41' 49.8948" W
Ontario CA
Pots and pans against austerity. Join neighbourhood marches against austerity on May Day 2013!
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Defend workers and EI

Apr 27, 2013
Edmundston , NB
Canada
47° 22' 8.4468" N, 68° 19' 36.0264" W
New Brunswick CA
The EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACTION COMMITTEE defending workers invites everyone to attend!
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Protest: Quebec Coalition Against Unemployment Insurance Reform

Apr 27, 2013
Montreal , QC
Canada
45° 30' 31.212" N, 73° 33' 14.3748" W
Quebec CA
La Coalition québécoise contre la réforme de l'assurance-emploi invite la population québécoise à démontrer massivement son rejet des politiques du gouvernement conservateur de Stephen Harper.
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NDP Socialist Caucus Presents Spring 2013 Edition of Turn Left/Virez a gauche

The NDP Socialist Caucus (SC) is proud to present the Spring 2013 edition of Turn Left/Virez a gauche, the official magazine of the SC, in preparation for the upcoming federal convention in Montreal.

It features articles by Sid Ryan, Dru Ola Jay, Yves Engler, Richard Fidler and SC activists.  Issues discussed include First Nations struggles, pipelines and the environment, fair trade, remembering Hugo Chavez, the "Quebec Question" and the NDP, a tribute to Peter Kormos, Canadian foreign policy, keeping socialism in the NDP, and much more.

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'Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work' - film screening and discussion

Apr 19, 2013
Club Saw - Saw Gallery, Arts Court
67 Nicholas Street
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 25' 30.7092" N, 75° 41' 19.7196" W
Ontario CA
Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today's economy while providing secure, dignified jobs.
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a response to Meghan Murphy's Mar 27 'prostituted women' / Nordic model article

Murphy's original article is here: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/feminist-current/2013/03/nordic-model-only-model-actually-works-%E2%80%98duh%E2%80%99-says-sweden

unfortunately it doesn't allow comments, so i couldn't post the response directly associated with the article

but here is a response, for a sex worker: http://sexworkrants.tumblr.com/post/46805863562/ur-logic-is-flawed-a-response-to-meghan-murphy

some excerpts:

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Unfit for work: the startling rise of disability in America

In the past three decades, the number of Americans who are on disability has skyrocketed. The rise has come even as medical advances have allowed many more people to remain on the job, and new laws have banned workplace discrimination against the disabled. Every month, 14 million people now get a disability check from the government.

The federal government spends more money each year on cash payments for disabled former workers than it spends on food stamps and welfare combined. Yet people relying on disability payments are often overlooked in discussions of the social safety net. People on federal disability do not work. Yet because they are not technically part of the labor force, they are not counted among the unemployed.

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“Get out of the red” Dance Action for Pay Equity

Mar 23, 2013
Nathan Phillips Square Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
Ontario CA
Join CUPE social service sector members and others on Saturday, March 23 for a “ Get out of the red” dance action at Nathan Phillips Square in support of the Ontario Equal Pay Coalition
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"We need to face up to hatred of prostitutes – among feminists, too "

this article came to me in the mail......and expresses what have been talking about here for years.....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/05/hatred-prostitutes-feminists-brutality

"We need to face up to hatred of prostitutes – among feminists, too

Prostitutes are often the target for cultural anxieties about sex: a kind of kneejerk brutality against them has become acceptable

Writer and former call girl Brooke Magnanti has been accused of ‘being responsible for rape, sexual slavery and prostitution itself'. Photograph: Richard Saker

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Labour Responses to Globalization: Alternative Forms of Organization

Mar 8, 2013
Kruger Hall Commons, Woodsworth College
119 St. George Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 58.536" N, 79° 23' 57.4548" W
Ontario CA
Annual Larry Sefton Memorial Lecture: Labour Responses to Globalization: Alternative Forms of Organization. This year's lecture will feature a panel discussion.
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A workers' history of the 1970s

Feb 8, 2013
Double Double Land
209 Augusta Ave.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 14.6088" N, 79° 24' 6.156" W
Ontario CA
The GTWA in partnership with the Foundation for Social Economics is proud to present a six-week film series spotlighting some of the now nearly forgotten labour-themed cinema of the 1970s.

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