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Black Lives Matter bring fight for racial justice to Vancouver Dyke March

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Renaissance Hotel workers' inspired fight for right to unionize

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Frontline workers at Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel have been fighting for union representation for nearly six months. Last Thursday, a successful -- albeit close -- vote result sparked celebrations among workers and UniteHere Local 75 organizers.

Reflecting on the victory, four women from the hotel's housekeeping department shared their stories with rabble.

 

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Hamilton's sanctuary city languishes as political will fades

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Two years ago, Hamilton's city council unanimously approved a motion that permitted undocumented migrants access to municipal services without providing immigration documents, turning Hamilton into Canada's second sanctuary city.

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Hunger strike continues as Goodale refuses to meet with immigration detainees

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Update: On Thursday, Ralph Goodale met with Regina-based group Colonialism No More, who have been camping outside of the Regina INAC office for over 100 days, to discuss a variety of issues including the hunger strike by immigration detainees in Ontario.

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Evictions loom as demands for federal action against Site C rise

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Update: The Trudeau government has issued two federal permits for the Site C dam, allowing B.C. Hydro to continue work on the project.

Critics of Site C are not happy citing the environmental destruction of the Peace River area and the outrageous cost of the project at $8.8 billion.

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All smoke no substance in Canada Post's pension argument

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Canada Post's vigilance in promoting the $6.2 billion solvency cost of its pension plan has created a debate around why a public corporation should be risking so much for workers' retirement.

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Super InTent City sheds light on national housing needs

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After fighting off pressures to dismantle their community for over a year, Super InTent City residents in Victoria, B.C. have been told they must leave by August 8.

The ruling was made last week in B.C.'s Supreme Court by Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson who cited greater than anticipated costs, deterioration of health, violence and criminal activity as some of the reasons for shutting it down.

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Canada Post drops lockout threat, negotiations continue

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Postal services will continue as normal today following a Canada Post announcement that it will back down from a lockout. Negotiations will continue between the two parties in order to achieve new collective agreements.

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The electoral reform committee wants to hear from you! Kind of...

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The House of Commons Special Committee on Electoral Reform (ERRE) wants to hear from you! Well, sort of.

The all-party committee has decided against allotting time to address questions from Twitter users -- a motion introduced by both committee members NDP MP Nathan Cullen and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.

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Postal workers decline binding arbitration, file complaint against Canada Post

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Canada Post is extending its lockout deadline to Monday. 

The Crown Corporation issued a statement last night announcing that its previous 72-hour deadline, originally set to expire tomorrow, would now last through the weekend.

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