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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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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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#BlackLivesMatter: Beyond Tent City part 1

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Interview: Gordon Laxer on Big Oil, Rachel Notley and a greener future

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When Rachel Notley's NDP came to power last spring in Alberta, Gordon Laxer's book, After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians, on ecological renewal and Canadian petro-politics was already at the publisher. And so, he was given a week to do some major rewriting because he had not foreseen this political earthquake in the making.

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Homeless deaths in B.C. spike by 70% from previous year, report finds

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Last week, Megaphone Magazine -- Vancouver and Victoria's street magazine and low-barrier employment opportunity for individuals living in homelessness or poverty -- released a report on homeless deaths in the B.C.

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