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Arts & Culture | Education | In Canadian literary culture, breaking barriers must go beyond the books themselves | Mar 20 2015 | Lucia Lorenzi | This year's Canada Reads competition was about literature's capacity to break barriers, but literary culture in Canada faces a number of challenges itself.
Image: DonkeyHotey/flickr
Civil Liberties Watch | Economy | US Politics | Battle lines being drawn over corporate trade deals in U.S. | Mar 20 2015 | Amy Goodman | U.S. grassroots activists are organizing against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Trade Promotion Authority, which increase corporate power and reduce the power of people to govern themselves.
Civil Liberties Watch | Political Action | Watch: Resistance to Bill C-51 in Saskatoon | Mar 20 2015 | Don Kossick | This is the Stop Bill C-51 rally and march in Saskatoon that hundreds attended on March 14.
Photo: teachandlearn/flickr
Economy | Political Action | Politics in Canada | Civic literacy and the assault on Canadian democracy | Mar 20 2015 | Murray Dobbin | The extent to which the institutions of democracy can be assaulted and eroded is directly proportional to the level of civic literacy. In Canada, the need to increase it has never been higher.
Photo: daryl_mitchell/flickr
Economy | Politics in Canada | Saskatchewan budget: Will oil and potash put province back in black? | Mar 20 2015 | Erin Weir | The Saskatchewan Party government pulled out all the stops this week to report an ostensibly balanced budget, quite possibly the last one before next spring's provincial election.
Photo: Secretaría de Cultura Ciudad de México/flickr
Economy | Political Action | World | Luis Hernandez Navarro on the indignation of Mexico's crisis | Mar 20 2015 | Rick Salutin | Eminent journalist Luis Hernandez Navarro was in Toronto this week to speak about the crisis in Mexico after the deaths and kidnappings of student teachers last fall.
Photo: flickr/alex
Economy | Environment | Free parking: An untapped urban resource | Mar 20 2015 | Albert Koehl | Drivers need parking. Municipalities need funding. Does parking need to be free?
Environment | National Energy Board investigates TransCanada over pipeline safety-code violations | Mar 20 2015 | Brent Patterson | The company behind the proposed Energy East pipeline is being investigated by the National Energy Board.
Feminism | If men want women to have better body image, maybe they should stop focusing so much on our bodies | Mar 20 2015 | Meghan Murphy | Dr. Aric Sigman believes that if boys tell girls they like curvier bodies, girls won't have so many body issues. We're not buying it.
Photo: Detroit Water Brigade
Food & Health | Political Action | US Politics | Take action: Tell Detroit to turn the water back on | Mar 20 2015 | Meera Karunananthan | Join the national call-in days and demand that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Mayor Duggan end the water shutoffs, restore water to residents and implement the People's Water Affordability Plan.
Photo: OFL Communications
Labour | Love and friendship on the picket line: This week in labour news | Mar 20 2015 | Ella Bedard | Victory! Alberta backs off of Bill 45. Good times: OkCUPE creates extra solidarity. New strikes, information pickets, and a lot more. It's here in the weekly labour roundup.
Robin Campbell, Jim Prentice & Ric McIver
Politics in Canada | Forget tough talk on public sector salaries for now, another legislative pillar of the Redford government topples | Mar 20 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | I imagine many of the people at Alberta Premier Jim Prentice's meeting with public sector union leaders yesterday will be praying for a swift return to high oil prices.
Anti-Racism | Feminism | LGBTIQ | The shitty things we do to each other in activist communities | Mar 19 2015 | Laura Brightwell | How call-out culture verges on the abusive and the language we use around conflict enables us to push out members of our communities at will.
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Anti-Racism | Indigenous Rights | Politics in Canada | Chief Isadore Day calls for Annual Day of National Dialogue on Ending Racism in Canada | Mar 19 2015 | Maya Bhullar | Last month, Chief Isadore Day, Serpent River First Nation, wrote an open letter to Parliament asking that April 12 be set aside as an Annual Day for a National Dialogue on Ending Racism.
Workers working in Canada
Anti-Racism | Civil Liberties Watch | Labour | Politics in Canada | Keep standing up against the deportation of Temporary Foreign Workers | Mar 19 2015 | If you're good enough to work, you're good enough to stay.