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Climate justice activists make 2016 the year of action

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In a public Google hangout, climate justice activists Naomi Klein, Avi Lewis, Bianca Mugyenyi (This Changes Everything), Bill McKibben (350.org) and Asad Rehman (Friends of the Earth UK) partnered to talk about the Leap Manifesto and its global call to climate and economic justice in 2016.

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Canada must act now to save its steel-making industry

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Indigenous women fastest-growing inmate population in Canada, says report

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The disproportionate representation of Aboriginal people in Canada's prision population has recently been brought back to attention by Howard Sapers, the Correctional Investigator of Canada.

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Labour activists fight devastating cuts to Ontario's health services

OHC's Natalie Mehra demands a stop to Ontario's health budget cuts at yesterday'

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Hundreds of workers protesting nine years of cuts to Ontario's health-care budget gathered at Queen's Park yesterday.

The rally, organized by the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC), the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Ontario Common Front, coincides with the standing committee on finance and economic affairs' pre-budget consultation hearing in Toronto on Feb. 1.

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Three Line 9 protesters facing criminal charges make another court appearance

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Free and fair collective bargaining makes a comeback in Ottawa

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As Parliament kicks into another year, federal civil servants are halting legal action against the government over controversial legislation around sick and disability leave entitlements.

Bill C-59, implemented in June under the Conservatives, enables the government to bypass collective agreements and directly impose new rules around sick and disability leave for federal public servants.

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Hundreds protest outside Kinder Morgan's National Energy Board hearings

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On Saturday, over 200 protestors gathered outside of the Kinder Morgan National Energy Board (NEB) hearings in Burnaby, B.C.

The environmental review hearings for the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline began on January 19, but members of the general public have not been allowed to attend.

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Chronicle Herald workers prepare for strike as 'last-ditch' talks fail

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Photographer Christian Laforce has been a loyal supporter of the Halifax Chronicle Herald since he was a kid.

The Halifax native, who began his photography career at the Nova Scotia daily as a contractor in 2002, first became involved with the newspaper as a nine-year-old delivery boy.

"We used to read the Herald as my parents were subscribers," Laforce said.

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Kinder Morgan NEB hearings continue, without Trudeau's promised overhaul

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Postmedia layoffs condemn Canada's largest cities to 'news poverty,' say critics

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