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Fort McMurray residents rally together as families, workers return to 'devastated' city

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Heavy equipment mechanic and former miner Ken Smith was among the thousands of Fort McMurray residents back in the fire-ravaged city this week.

Smith, president of Unifor local 707A, represents 3,400 Suncor Energy employees who work at facilities just north of Fort McMurray.

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Serious overhaul of TFWP needed to address multiple human rights issues

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP), the agricultural stream of Canada's Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP).

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Chronicle Herald bosses make counter-offer with deep salary cuts, staff layoffs

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Further details of the latest round of meetings between the Halifax Chronicle Herald and its striking editorial union show newspaper bosses want about half of unionized positions eliminated.

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'Healthy river, healthy people': 1,000+ march for justice for Grassy Narrows

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Youth from the Grassy Narrows First Nation led a throng of supporters from Queen's Park to Allen Gardens in the fourth River Run since 2010. 

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Amnesty International releases policy on sex work, rejects Nordic model

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Grassy Narrows First Nation demands Wynne clean up mercury in waterways

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This week, a new study commissioned by the Ontario provincial government and the Grassy Narrows First Nation determined that the mercury poisoning of the Wabigoon-English River system can be cleaned up.

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Migrant workers push to be heard at Temporary Foreign Worker Program review

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The Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights Canada (CMWRC) has organized #StatusNow actions across Canada to demand immediate permanent resident status for all migrant workers.

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With repeal of Bill C-4 in sight, public sector unions adjust for a new round of bargaining

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The Liberals are raising expectations among Canada's public servants once again with its announcement this week that a repeal of unfair bargaining legislation enacted under Bill C-4 is in the works.

Treasury Board president Scott Brison announced on Wednesday that the repeal (relating to division 17 of the Tory government's Bill C-4) is due to be tabled in Parliament's fall session.

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Lubicon Lake Nation demands action, justice for ongoing discrimination and exploitation

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On Wednesday May 18, Lubicon Lake Nation Chief Bernard Ominayak met with Alberta's Indigenous Relations Minister, Richard Feehan, following the Nation's recent human rights complaints. 

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Anti-war protests take aim at CANSEC 2016 and global arms trade

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Ottawa-based group Homes Not Bombs held two actions on May 24 and May 25 to protest the 2016 Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CANSEC) military trade show.

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