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Economy | Feminism | Food & Health | LGBTIQ | Campaign to end tampon tax takes aim at economic discrimination | Mar 18 2015 | Jill Piebiak, Kathleen Fraser | Menstruation products are subject to GST even though they are essential for many Canadians. This underlines the fact that many Canadians who menstruate already face systemic economic disadvantages.
Education | Labour | What does social work have to do with the University of Toronto TA strike? | Mar 18 2015 | Marshal German, Raluca Bejan | University of Toronto provost and VP Cheryl Regehr is the administration's public face during the Teaching Assistant strike, now in its third week. She is also an acclaimed researcher in social work.
Photo: Paul Kimo McGregor/flickr
Environment | Seniors have a major stake in Vancouver's transit referendum | Mar 18 2015 | Sandra James, Shannon Daub | This referendum is not about a vote for or against Translink, the regional transportation authority, but is a vote for an overall transportation plan for regional accessibility and livability.
Environment | Food & Health | 'Ugly fruit' finally breaks through to supermarket shelves | Mar 18 2015 | Wayne Roberts | It's taken a long time, but the powerful, yet unsung food movement is finally seeing mainstream success as Loblaws-Weston puts 'cosmetically challenged' fruit in the produce aisle.
Feminism | Global ambassadors for peace | Mar 18 2015 | Yusur Al-Bahrani | While women share their struggles everywhere, each struggle is unique. Whether in Canada or Congo, women peace-builders are striving for a change that will make world a better place to be.
Feminism | A Dangerous Disconnect: Multiple court proceedings and intimate partner violence | Mar 18 2015 | The F Word | A lecture given by former B.C. Supreme Court justice Donna Martinson at the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies at UBC on domestic violence in the justice system.
Photo: flickr/Devon
Labour | Political Action | Daycare workers take to the picket line in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia | Mar 18 2015 | Ella Bedard | Daycare workers say they can't accept a zero per cent wage increase. Daycare administrators blame the province for lack of childcare funding.
Photo: Jenn and Tony Bot/flickr
Political Action | Technology | I am the 1%: How tech nerds can save the world | Mar 18 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | I line up for smartphones on launch day. I listen to gadget podcasts. I know the speed of my SSD drive. I am the one per cent. That is‚ the one per cent of people who are tech nerds.
Naresh Bhardwaj
Politics in Canada | Call the cops and clear the air: The PC Party cannot investigate accusations of criminality against its own member | Mar 18 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | It is clearly time to hand allegations of bribery in a PC nomination race to the police to investigate, as this same government did with unjustified accusations of criminality against Alison Redford.
Politics in Canada | Alberta Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman takes a symbolic the wrong direction | Mar 18 2015 | Susan Wright | Blakeman's joint Liberal/Alberta Party/Green nomination creates confusion, not unification.
Arts & Culture | Indigenous Rights | 'The Inconvenient Indian' is conveniently kicked off of Canada Reads | Mar 17 2015 | Lauren Scott | After a tense four-way tiebreak "The Inconvenient Indian" was booted from this year's battle of the books.
Photo: pmwebphotos/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | Should Canadians be worried about tyranny or fascism? | Mar 17 2015 | Duncan Cameron | These days, portraying Canada's Conservatives as fascists may seem appropriate. That advanced study in political science is required to know why they are not says a lot about Canada today.
Photo: Sally T. Buck/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Political Action | Politics in Canada | CSIS briefings on Northern Gateway protests prompts further concerns about C-51 | Mar 17 2015 | Brent Patterson | News reports are heightening concerns about how C-51, the Harper government's so-called "anti-terrorism" legislation, could be used against people protesting against its resource extraction agenda.
Civil Liberties Watch | The Holocaust | Mar 17 2015 | J. Baglow | Why are we being told not to talk about the causes of this crime against humanity?
Civil Liberties Watch | Labour | Deportation deadline approaching for migrant workers | Mar 17 2015 | Redeye Collective | On April 1, thousands of migrant workers will be required to leave Canada under recent changes to Canada's immigration policy, and they won't be allowed be back for at least four years.