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Forgotten African refugees: Canadian nation-building through exclusion

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Toronto outside workers settle, inside workers work-to-rule for new contract

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Toronto City outside workers will decide in the next few days whether to accept the new terms of their proposed collective debated during a marathon night of contract negotiations.

Local 416 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the City of Toronto confirmed about 1:00 p.m. on Friday that a tentative agreement had been reached over a new contract affecting about 5,400 outside workers. 

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Renewed calls to end Nunavut food crisis bolstered by #endthepricehike campaign

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Vancouver transit's Compass card system poses privacy concerns

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Translink's Compass card system in Vancouver has been a long time coming.

The plan to implement controlled gate access and smart fare cards was announced in 2009 by then-Premier Gordon Campbell. While the initial release date of the new system was set for 2013, significant delays due to ongoing technical difficulties pushed back the project and the general public wasn't given full access to Compass until November 2015.

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Hundreds march to remember murdered and missing women in Vancouver

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Hundreds gathered yesterday in the rainy Vancouver Downtown Eastside for the 26th Annual Downtown Eastside Women's Memorial March.

Held every February 14, the March honours the memory of all women from the Downtown Eastside who have died as a result of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual violence.

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Climate action neglected in B.C. Liberals' throne speech

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This week the B.C. Liberals delivered their throne speech as a new session of the province's legislature began. High on the list of issues covered were the province's economic record, LNG projects and agricultural growth.

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Devastating cuts threaten Toronto city workers' job security, union says

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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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