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Parliament, let's look back on the year

rabble.ca asked Parliamentary correspondent Karl Nerenberg to come up with ten articles he thought summed up his parliamentary coverage in 2013. Always the over-achiever, he sent us 11. If you're in the mood for a recap of rabble.ca parliamentary coverage, check out these articles. You can follow Karl's blog, and if you're in the mood you can even donate to keep Karl on Parl. 

Here are his picks for 2013:

Crown-First Nations meeting: Will it result in recognition of First Nations' rights to the lands and resources? 

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Canadians should demand reversal of Canada Post decision, CUPW

Photo: flickr/Ochinko

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) expressed disappointment today over announced plans that will see Canada Post end door-to-door mail delivery, raise stamp prices significantly and, in the process, eliminate somewhere between 6,000 and 8,000 jobs.

Positions at Canada Post will be eliminated over the next five years. Because of job security measures in CUPW collective agreement, jobs will be phased out through attrition, though it is not clear yet whether that will include buy-outs.

In a press release, Canada Post explained that if the losses were left unchecked, the corporation would become a “significant burden on taxpayers and customers.”

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A talk by Chris Turner, author of The War on Science

December 8, 2013
| The nature of the Harper government's attack on science is broad and far-reaching. Chris Turner clearly and comprehensively documents the nature of this attack in his new book The War on Science.
Length: 47:15 minutes (43.26 MB)
Nelson Mandela
| December 5, 2013
Clock Tower in Parliament Hill
| November 26, 2013
| November 13, 2013
November 11, 2013 |
ILO has ruled the Conservative Bill C-33 which takes away the right to strike for pilots and machinists at Air Canada violates freedom of association, the right to organize and collective bargaining.
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Voices of the victims of the drug war in Mexico

November 4, 2013
| Javier Sicilia and Teresa Carmona have both lost a son in drug violence in Mexico. They are travelling around North America with Carlene Pickard of Global Exchange.
Length: 16:14 minutes (14.88 MB)
| October 31, 2013

Writers' Trust Fiction Prize finalists reading at IFOA

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Location

Brigantine Room at the Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON
Canada

The finalists of this year’s Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, Krista Bridge, Lynn Coady, Cary Fagan, Colin McAdam and Lisa Moore, will read from their nominated books, hosted by Alison Pick. 

Tickets are $18 

 

 

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