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Health advocates urge Liberals to remove barriers to new safe injection sites

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In February, the City of Victoria, B.C. wrote to federal Health Minister Jane Philpott seeking her advice on how to get an exemption to operate safe injection services in the city as part of its Strategic Plan for 2015-2018.

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B.C. Liberals fail to act with regressive clawback, low disability assistance increase

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The B.C. Liberals lifted a nine-year freeze on persons with disability (PWD) rates as they released their budget for 2016 on February 16.

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Four things Canadians need to know about Iran's elections

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Election fever is in the air.

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Did the Liberals really mean it? Advocates respond to Dion's anti-BDS motion

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Some people in the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement are prepared to cut foreign affairs minister Stephane Dion a bit of slack despite the decision to "condemn" their activity in a Feb. 22 vote.

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University of Regina workers vote for strike mandate

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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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