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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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Four issues driving the CUPW and Canada Post negotiations

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In a few short days, Canada Post workers may be locked out by their employer.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), which represents 50,000 workers, and Canada Post have been negotiating since November over a new collective agreement, without any sign that they are close to ending negotiations.

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Canada Post issues 72-hour lockout notice to 50,000 workers

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Posties could be off the job by Friday, following a 72-hour lockout notice issued by Canada Post this morning.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), which represents 50,000 employees, has been in contract negotiations with the Crown corporation since November. 

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B.C. leads the way in trans health, but change is slow

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Transgender rights in Canada are gaining attention, including the introduction of Bill C-16. However, one issue the community is still facing is the need for quality, trans-competent health care across the country.

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Saskatchewan schools blindsided by education funding cuts

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Saskatchewan teachers believe they are being blamed for increasing education costs in the province, the provincial teachers' association says.

Recent budgetary announcements from the governing Saskatchewan Party revealed it had decided against funding the 1.9 per cent raise in teachers' salaries for 2016/17 that had been already agreed upon during bargaining.

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Condominium development threatens protection of Algonquin sacred site

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The fight to protect the sacred Chaudière Falls from a condominium development is gaining momentum following a massive sacred walk on Friday, June 17.

The sacred walk, which was initiated by Algonquin Elders from Pikwàkanagàn, brought out approximately 500 people on the Friday afternoon.

The day after the sacred march Stop Windmill, a group of non-native student and labour allies, called a rally for Monday, June 27.

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