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No to surveillance: Unions push Liberals to repeal Bill C-51

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Labour groups continue to urge the federal government to take action on Bill C-51, which was passed in June and remains in place. The law vastly expands government surveillance, provides new powers to the police and CSIS and may criminalize ordinary political activity.

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The feasting season and a new idea for ending food waste through taxation

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It's the time of year for giving and for overeating. Here's what our national dining table looks like.

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Remembering Holly Woodlawn, trans visibility pioneer

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Holly Woodlawn was a beacon for trans people from the 1960s on.

An actress known for her work with Andy Warhol and her status as a pioneer of trans visibility, Woodlawn died of cancer Sunday December 6. She was 69.

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Protests continue in Shawnigan Lake over dumping of contaminated soil

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Residents of Shawnigan Lake, B.C. are appealing to the federal government to overturn a permit that allows dumping of contaminated soils uphill from their watershed.

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Your progressive holiday gift guide

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Thankfully, there are ways you can give meaningful gifts that are heartfelt, support your community and don't simply contribute to wasteful consumerism. 

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Over 400,000 went on strike Dec. 9 in historic labour action in Quebec

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A historically high number of public service employees were on strike and protesting in Quebec on Wednesday Dec. 9. Unresolved contract negotiations with the government were the flashpoint leading to the day's unrest. 

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Syrian refugee resettlement in Canada. We have a few questions.

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Annual Shoe Memorial remembers victims of violence against women

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Exiting the SkyTrain in downtown Vancouver yesterday threw you into a frenzied Christmas world. The streets were lined with eager spectators for the annual Santa Claus parade and holiday festivities had already begun on one side of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Thousands of people were gathered to make ornaments, decorate gingerbread men, listen to live performances and wave to Santa has he paraded on by.

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Kwantlen University students illuminate voices of trans* women of colour

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With the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women just a few days away, over 50 students, faculty and community members gathered at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, B.C. to illuminate the conversation about violence against trans* women of colour.

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Quebec public sector unions plan strike for Dec. 9, government barely budging

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Quebec public service unions have been in contract negotiations with the government for nearly a year. Last month the Quebec Liberal government, which had proudly not given an inch so far in negotiations, budged in November. 

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