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Cheri DiNovo: NDP needs to focus on principles it was founded on

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In part two of this two-part interview with NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo, first declared candidate in the NDP leadership race, Cory Collins and DiNovo discuss a real alternative to neoliberalism, Canada's Big Banks, social assistance and more.

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Cheri DiNovo: Centrist politics have earned NDP 'loss after loss after loss'

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Cheri DiNovo is the NDP MPP for Parkdale-High Park in Toronto, a queer United Church minister and the "queen of tri-party bills": she's tabled the most bills in the Ontario legislature that have received support from all three parties.

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Take down centuries of bloody money with Decolonize Now!

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Toxic workplaces need 'comprehensive approach' not band-aid solutions

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One in five Canadians will suffer from a mental health illness or problem during their lifetime, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Statistics also show the annual economic cost to the country is at least $50 billion -- a figure only expected to climb in future years.

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Canada needs to improve mental health awareness and practices for workers

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One in five Canadians will suffer from a mental health illness or problem during their lifetime, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Statistics also show the annual economic cost to the country is at least $50 billion -- a figure only expected to climb in future years.

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National Aboriginal Day: Building bonds between Indigenous communities and the labour movement

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Forging a better understanding of the labour movement among Indigenous communities will likely be a lifetime mandate for Michael Desautels. 

The proud Métis Nation member, who has Ojibway heritage and hails from Red River, Manitoba, has helped organize thousands of workers as the Indigenous and Human Rights officer for the Public Service Alliance of Canada -- a post he has held for eight years.

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Dr. Shiv Chopra: Food safety, security and sovereignty all interlinked

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Recently rabble had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Shiv Chopra, the Health Canada microbiologist who blew the whistle on bovine growth hormone (rBGH) in milk. The following is an excerpt from that interview where we spoke about food safety, our health and trade deals.

 

How did you come to be traveling across the country to talk about food security and trade?

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Here's why the EI system is not working and what can be done

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For Angella MacEwen, two significant statistics show how many Canadians are left out in the cold when it comes to Employment Insurance (EI).

The senior economist for the Canadian Labour Congress says that the first -- and more widely quoted -- is the national percentage of unemployed workers receiving EI benefits, which has hovered around 40 per cent for the past five years.

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Regional distribution of benefits highlights inequity in EI system

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At the moment, "a few miles" will cost a worker more than a month in employment insurance benefits in Saskatchewan.

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#BlackLivesMatter: Beyond Tent City part 2

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This is part two of rabble's interview with Black Lives Matter organizer Janaya Khan. Read part one here.

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