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Feb 5 2016 | Nick Falvo | Nick Falvo examines the emergence of homelessness in Canada as a pressing public policy area in the 1980s, discussing the growth of homelessness, policy responses and advocacy.
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Feb 5 2016 | Nora Loreto | The mainstream left needs to more meaningfully include parents in activism and organizing.
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Feb 5 2016 | Rick Salutin | Bernie Sanders won't cave on the economics. It isn't that he doesn't rejoice over "other" victories. But on economic justice and fairness, he remains a hard-ass. And it resonates. Why?
Feb 5 2016 | rabble staff | Newsroom are crumbling, and with that local coverage continues to suffer. Support independent media like rabble today.
Feb 5 2016 | Jen Halsall | Public subsidies for news agencies, better training for police, and a change in attitude surrounding sexual assault: A few ideas for improving Canada this week.
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Feb 5 2016 | Paul Weinberg | Steelworkers are growing increasingly concerned that U.S. Steel will shut down Canadian operations, costing workers their pensions and benefits.
Waterloo's People's Injunction against the NEB - photo Divest Waterloo
Feb 5 2016 | Dan Kellar | Audio from the January 24 "People's Injunction" demonstration in Waterloo which demanded new rules for the NEB which consider Indigenous rights and climate change in their decisions.
TPP as Global Economic Eugenics
Feb 5 2016 | Daryn Caister | Lawyer and Author Gus Van Harten walks us through just some of the ways in which the TPP is a direct assault on democracy.
Feb 5 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | In part two of rabble's minimum wage series, labour reporter Teuila Fuatai looks at who is most affected by low wages and what life can be like living below the poverty line.
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Feb 5 2016 | Michael Geist | Canadians must understand the costs and benefits of the TPP before then can provide useful feedback. And, unfortunately, the government is painting a misleading picture of the agreement.
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Feb 5 2016 | Michael Geist | Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Minister of International Trade, has stated that the government is committed to a robust Parliamentary and public review of the agreement.
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Feb 5 2016 | Alyse Kotyk | The Leap Manifesto has declared this leap year to be the time to take action on its call for new economic and energy systems.
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Feb 5 2016 | Murray Dobbin | What are we to make of the Trudeau government's erratic attitude towards the Trans-Pacific Partnership? So far the consultation process has not penetrated the ideological bubble of trade officials.
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Feb 4 2016 | Jim Stanford | There is little conceivable upside to Canada's auto industry in this trade deal. The TPP as currently written would eventually stimulate a significant offshoring of North American auto production.
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Feb 4 2016 | rabble staff | It has been three months since the Trudeau government took power. How is it doing and how can progressives keep pushing for change?
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Feb 4 2016 | Cory Collins | As the growth in the Aboriginal prison population comes under scrutiny, past recommendations are echoed once more.
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Feb 4 2016 | Irina Ceric | A week after the Forcillo verdict, we can draw some lessons from the trial and verdict for both the developments to come in this case and police accountability more broadly.
Feb 4 2016 | Jessica Rose | Step into the family history of Canadian music trio Kate, Anna and Jane McGarrigle and explore quirky family characters and the ever-present influence of music.
Trudeau-Notley Newser
Feb 4 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Can you imagine how much more difficult getting this stimulus ball rolling would be with an austerity-obsessed conservative government still camped in Edmonton or Ottawa?
Svea Vikander, basement window
Feb 4 2016 | Svea Vikander | As former CBC talk show host Jian Ghomeshi goes to trial for four counts of sexual assault, Canada is forced to confront its attitudes about sex, consent and the validity of survivors' stories.