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Chippewas of the Thames consider legal injunction to stop Enbridge's Line 9

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The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) is seriously considering filing for an immediate injunction against Enbridge's Line 9.

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Black Lives Matter Vancouver chapter organizes in solidarity with Toronto

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For 15 days, the Black Lives Matter Toronto chapter camped outside the Toronto police headquarters, demonstrating against systematic anti-Black racism and demanding an inquest to the death of Andrew Loku at the hands of police.

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Painful austerity budget for Newfoundland and Labrador

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The provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador brought down an austerity budget on Thursday, which included an extensive combination of tax and fee increases, as well as a variety of spending cuts and delays meant to control the deficit.

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'It's been a real struggle': Workers across Canada fight for $15 and fairness

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Workers across Canada fighting for better job conditions take to the streets today for the annual Fight for $15 and Fairness day of action.

rabble labour reporter Teuila Fuatai speaks to those at the heart of the campaign.

 

Acsana Fernando, 35, Group home worker, Scarborough, Ontario

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Occupations of INAC offices continue in solidarity with Attawapiskat

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Update: According to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Government of Canada's official twitter page, INAC regional offices in Toronto, Regina, Winnipeg and Gatineau.

The #OccupyINAC group in Winnipeg has released an official statement which you can read here.


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From exploitation to employment: Undoing Canada's sheltered workshop system

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Thousands of intellectually disabled adults in Canada are earning less than $2 an hour under sheltered workshop programs.

In part one of her investigation, rabble labour reporter Teuila Fuatai looks at what life is like for program participants.

Sheltered workshops: The ins and outs

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How to combat Islamophobia in the media

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The media has a powerful ability to shape the way we view our world. In the midst of elections, international conflicts and refugee crises, Islamophobia has permeated our news cycle. 

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Federal government quietly lifts cap on temporary foreign workers in seasonal industries

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Tinkering with the number of temporary foreign workers admitted into Canada for seasonal labour fails to fix underlying problems around unsustainable business practises, workers' groups in Atlantic Canada warn.

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Refugee family sponsored by Unifor one step closer to coming to Canada

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Union-sponsored Syrian refugee families waiting for immigration clearance could be settled in Canada by the end of the year following a recent decision to restart application processing.

Unifor, which is sponsoring five families, rushed to file documents last Wednesday after the federal government announced it would process all Syrian refugee applications that had not been included in its 25,000 quota from the war-torn country before March 31.

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B.C. Supreme Court rules in favour of tent city residents

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After a three week wait, B.C. Supreme Court judge Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson ruled in favour of Victoria's Super InTent City on Tuesday and refused to grant an injunction to the Province of B.C. to remove the camp's residents.

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