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| June 13, 2014
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| April 30, 2014

Stopping Use of the "R-Word"

Challenging language is an essential part of activist work. Often, derogatory language is subtle, and can "infiltrate" everday life and common speech without much notice. One of the problematic and highly offensive terms that society seems to be hanging onto is the word "retarded." Using the r-word in place of adjectives such as harmful, annoying, troublesome (or any other negative connotation) is not only extremely hurtful but exclusionary and able-ist.

 

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Roma refugee families hang 'Roma Are Not Bogus Refugees' banner

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November 20 is a day to remember those killed because of the hatred or fear of transgender people.
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Family doctors more likely to turn down new patients on welfare

March 4, 2013
| A recent study by Stephen Hwang of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto found that potential patients of high socioeconomic status have a significantly better chance of getting an appointment.
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Freedom from religion: An essential right for all

Photo: Dennis Gruending

The integrity of the Conservative government's newly minted Office of Religious Freedom is already in grave doubt after 10 days of pointed criticism. It's a noble-sounding endeavour, but it suffers from too many unanswered questions, glaring incongruities and serious omissions.

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