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Canadians are stopping cuts to Canada Post now to stop privatization later

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Opponents of changes to Canada Post have a lot of company these days.

Over 218,000 people have signed on to a change.org petition started by Susan Dixon, which aims to save home delivery. And recently, Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and its new President Mike Palecek, and residents of Hamilton, Ontario, have been successful in postponing the plan to end door-to-door delivery on Hamilton Mountain.

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Unions resist as federal government seeks changes to employee sick leave provisions

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As the federal government approaches its summer recess, one of the Conservative government's top priorities is to get the Budget Implementation Act, Bill C-59, passed in both the House and the Senate. Public service unions are watching the progress of the bill closely, and preparing to fight for the rights of public employees. 

Along with budget implementation legislation, Bill C-59 contains numerous other legislative changes including retroactively changing the access to information laws to protect the RCMP from criminal charges, amendments to the Canada Labour Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and changes to the collective bargaining process for federal employees.

It's this last part that has federal public sector unions calling foul play.

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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.

Related rabble.ca story:

Watch: MP Andrew Cash states Bill C-51 is unacceptable

NDP MP Andrew Cash addressed the crowd at the May 30 Stop C-51 rally in Toronto.

On those same Ontario Legislature steps was where the largest mass arrest in Canada occured during the 2010 G20 protests. If Bill C-51 had predated those protests, what would have happened?

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