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Abuse and barriers increase under new caregiver program regulations

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Despite Immigration Minister Chris Alexander's promises to the Filipino and migrant communities that the November 2014 changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program provided greater protections to caregivers and quickened processing times, the opposite has occurred.

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Carding and Toronto police practices called into question

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Concerns continue to grow over carding practices in Toronto, specifically over how much data is being collected, and what this means for privacy, and how it is being used to disproportionately gather information on people of colour in Toronto.

On Tuesday September 1 a community consultation about carding practices will be held in Toronto as part of a provincial initiative to review policing practices.

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Protesters threatened after mobilizing against anti-woman blogger Roosh V

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On August 15 demonstrators gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto to protest the arrival of self-professed "pick-up artist" Daryush Valizadeh known as Roosh V. The American writer, widely known for suggesting that rape should be legal if it is done on private property, went on a six-city tour, ending in Montreal and Toronto, to speak to what he refers to as "oppressed men."

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Harper government spent millions on overseas tar sands advocacy

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How much money has the federal government spent on lobbying on behalf of the oil industry? About $4.5 million. 

A Greenpeace Canada freedom of information request has revealed that Natural Resources Canada holds a $4.5-million fund for international and domestic "outreach activities" for the tar sands.

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BC Hydro targets eagles' homes in Peace River Valley with Site C prep

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Now that the federal election campaign is officially begun, rabble.ca's work is more important than ever.

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Call to action: Boycott and divest from G4S!

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Editor's note: On Monday August 17 at 9:00 p.m. PST, Vancouver solidarity activists began fasting in solidarity with and to raise consciousness and awareness about Palestinian prisoners.

The 24 Hour Fast and Day of Action in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners is organized by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoners Solidarity Network, Canada Palestine Association and the Alliance for People's Health.

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Controversy swirls over Amnesty International's statement on buying and selling of sex

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On August 11, Amnesty International's International Council Meeting undertook a historic vote in Dublin that resulted in a resolution to support decriminalization of sex work

This decision is controversial because not all activists agree on the method to best ensure the safety of sex workers.

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PSAC stands up for public servants, angers Sun editorialists

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Many high-profile campaigns targeting Harper's record launched just before the writ dropped on August 2.

One of the highest profile national campaigns was from the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). PSAC represents 170,000 government workers across Canada. PSAC members will be most directly affected by the outcome of the election; the stakes for them are high and personal.

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Toronto wax bar's not-so-feminist promo slogan gets prickly reception

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Sarah Factor was strolling along Toronto’s Bloor Street. The 26-year-old musician had just returned after living in New York for several years. It was a sunny July afternoon, and she was walking towards a pizza joint to catch up with a friend.

That's when she spotted Fuzz Wax Bar's sandwich board.

"A happy woman is a fuzz-free woman," the salon's board proclaimed, beckoning local women to come in for facial, body and bikini waxing.

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