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World AIDS Day

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The history of World AIDS Day and how to get involved.
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Abortion Caravan

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Started by the Vancouver Women's Caucus, the Abortion Caravan was the first national feminist protest.
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Medicare

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On July 1, 1962, North America's first publicly administered, universal medicare plan was established in Saskatchewan.
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Canada Pension Plan

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Established by an Act of Parliament, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) has been in operation since January 1, 1966
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World Day of Social Justice

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The United Nations' World Day of Social Justice is annually observed on February 20
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World Press Freedom Day

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The United Nations General Assembly has declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day.
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Days of Action

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the Ontario Days of Action were a series of labour actions against the Conservative Government of Ontario that began in December of 1995
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Queen's Park Riot

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On June 15th, 2000, an anti-poverty demonstration on the steps of the Ontario Legislature was met with police violence, resulting in what is commonly known as the Queen's Park Riot
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Toronto Bathhouse Raids

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On February 5, 1981 286 men were arrested in a series of raids on Toronto area bathhouses, the largest mass arrest since the October Crisis
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CCF election landslide

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on June 15, 1944 the CCF (precursor to the NDP), swept to power in Saskatechewan in a landslide election victory under leader Tommy Douglas.
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FLQ Kidnappings

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On October 5, 1970 the Front de liberation du Quebec kidnapped British Trade Commissioner James Cross, sparking the October Crisis
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Ipperwash Inquiry ruling

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On May 31, 2007 Commissioner Sydney Linden ruled that the Ontario Government, OPP and former premier Mike Harris bore responsibility for the shooting death of Dudley George during the Ipperwash Crisis
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Suffrage in Canada

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On October 17, 1988 the Supreme Court of Canada removed the last major barrier to universal suffrage in Canada, granting institutionalized mental health patients the right to vote
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Prisoners' Justice Day

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Prisoners' Justice Day began with a hunger strike and day of mourning by prisoners in Millhaven Institution on August 10, 1975 in memory of Edward Nolan.
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Winnipeg General Strike

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the Winnipeg General Strike began on May 15, 1919 in response to the breakdown of negotiations between trade unions and bosses
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Oka Crisis

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the Oka Crisis was a standoff between the Mohawk Nation of Kanesatake and Canadian security forces that began July 11, 1990
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Invasion of Iraq

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On March 20, 2003 the United States launched its second war of agression against Iraq resulting in the defeat of the Baathist regime and an ongoing military occupation
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Stonewall

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the Stonewall Uprising was a series of actions that took place in response to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969

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