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Green Party leader Elizabeth May and former NDP leader Alexa McDonough
| June 30, 2015
Halifax member of Parliament, Megan Leslie
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Crown Holdings strikers call on Ontario government for help

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After watching another winter come and go on the picket line, striking workers at Crown Holdings Inc. are appealing to the Ontario government to help them reach a fair resolution in their 21-month long strike.

"The strike has been very difficult for all of us. A lot of people have had to make deals with the bank to try to keep their homes, try to keep their kids going to school," said striking Crown worker Steve McHugh. "We really need the government to step up and protect workers rights here in Ontario."

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Conservative MP Lois Brown's alarming letter on C-51

Conservative MP Lois Brown posted an islamophobic letter on Reddit in response to her support for Bill C-51.

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Have you Reddit? A Conservative MP's letter on C-51 'concerning'

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Many Canadians took to the streets this weekend to protest Bill C-51. Others have taken to Reddit. Earlier this month, Cameron Smith emailed his MP regarding her support for the bill. He found her reply unnerving, and so he posted it online.

Lois Brown is a Conservative MP for Aurora-Newmarket. Smith is a recent Western graduate living in her riding. Brown's response to Smith's letter references the threat of "jihadi terrorists who endanger our security" and maintains "the threat of radical Islamic extremism is a very real threat."

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How Chris Lloyd fooled the entire Conservative party

Chris Lloyd's thumbs-up shot with Harper has gone viral since the Conservatives found out his candidacy for MP was part of an art project.

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Art and life: Papineau's ex-Conservative MP candidate on why he fooled the Tories

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Chris Lloyd's thumbs-up shot with Stephen Harper has been making rounds on the Internet, ever since the Conservative party asked him to resign when they found out his candidacy for MP in the Papineau riding was part of an art project.

His bid for office was short-lived -- his Conservative candidacy ended before the 2015 federal election was even called -- but his art project has something to say about the strata that separate politicians and people in Canada.

He has been working on his project, Dear PM, since 1998 when he was a student at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

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Left Forum unites progressive voices at 'No Justice, No Peace' conference

Every generation claims to live through a unique epoch, viewing their contemporary period as one fundamentally different and finally ripe for revolutionary change.

A generation ago, we began to see a rise in incarceration, unemployment and poverty rates while living and education standards, particularly in urban centres steadily declined.

However, even the most pessimistic among us expected time to mitigate many of the social ills afflicting the nation as it had in the past. But things are not getting better and it is looking more like a permanent bust in the perpetual cycle of capitalism.

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When saving lives does not count and government promises are not fulfilled

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Since claiming a majority victory in 2011, the Harper government, with its Minister of Immigration Jason Kenney, and later Chris Alexander, has succeeded in quickly transforming Canada from a country known for its humanitarian tradition of welcoming outsiders and providing sanctuary to the oppressed into one that fears and distrusts refugees.

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| April 20, 2015
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