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Not Rex: Why is Transport Canada letting Canadian airlines write their own rules?

The Transport Safety Board report on Lac-Mégantic says that letting the railroad write its own rules was a problem. So why is Transport Canada letting Canadian airlines do the same thing?

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What's the best way to get a progressive government in Canada in 2015?

How do we defeat Harper in the 2015 federal election? But, how do we also vote in a progressive government that people want?

Hmm, big questions, folks!

What's the best way to get a progressive government in Canada in 2015?

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Human trafficking research reveals Canada's role in violence against Aboriginal women

Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper

Canada's response to the safety concerns of Indigenous women and girls has garnered significant attention in recent months. Alongside high-profile debates about Canadian sex work laws and the experiences of Aboriginal women and girls in sex industries, significant attention has focused on Canada's response, or lack of response, to the nearly 1,200 murdered and missing Aboriginal women and girls.

Similarly, recent discussions of human trafficking have foregrounded the vulnerability of Indigenous girls and women. In 2012, both an RCMP report and the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking specifically label Aboriginal women and girls as having heightened risk of becoming victims of human trafficking.

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September 24, 2014 |
On Saturday, more than 25,000 people protesting the Couillard government's Bill 3 marched through downtown Montreal.
September 24, 2014 |
After the gutting of Conservative member of Parliament Russ Hiebert's private member's bill, the Conservative government is taking another shot at Bill C-377.
Brian Gallant
| September 24, 2014

Illustrating the hidden architecture of migrant detention

Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention

by Tings Chak
(The Architecture Observer,
2014;
$33.00)

Immigration detention is Canada's fastest growing form of incarceration. Pending deportation, the Canadian governments puts migrants in immigration hold, separating them from their families, making adequate legal counsel inaccessible and subjecting them to constant lockdowns.

They're deemed flight risks and detained for overstaying their visas or permits, or for having their permanent or refugee status revoked.

Like failing to pay a parking permit or filing taxes on time, these migrants are only accused of an "administrative offense." But unlike those other offenses, these are some of the only ones which lead to detention.

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New Brunswick election 2014: Green Party leader takes Fredericton riding, NDP leader resigns

Photo: flickr/Rick Harris

Editor update: Progressive Conservative leader David Alward has annouced he will resign as the party's leader and an interim leader will be chosen in consultation with the rest of the PC party.

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Anxiety: Is it defining our society?

Photo: Chris Brown/flickr
What is it like to work in the age of anxiety. Does this anxiety affect our focus, courage and ability?

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