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Canada has big issues progressives want solved in 2016

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Save Shawnigan Lake event draws hundreds to protest contaminated soil dumping

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Politicians, local celebrities, media representatives and community members were given helicopter tours over Shawnigan Lake, B.C. yesterday to see the issue of contaminated soil dumping uphill from the town's watershed first hand.

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Activists continue to confront Enbridge, shut down Line 9

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On Monday morning three women were arrested in Sarnia for using the manual shutoff valve to shut down the controversial Enbridge Line 9 pipeline.  Vanessa Gray, Sarah Scanlon and Stone Stewart were charged with trespassing and mischief over $5,000.

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Toronto labour dispute highlights need for accountability in the non-profit sector

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A struggle that began a year and a half ago in Toronto's Jane and Finch neighbourhood has finally reached a bittersweet resolution.

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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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