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Redeye Collective | Rory Brown is President of the Vancouver Secondary Teachers' Association, a local of the BCTF. He has taught in Vancouver since 1999 and witnessed firsthand the effects of years of cutbacks.
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Redeye Collective | Since 2002, the Liberal government has been cutting education funding in B.C. resulting in program cutbacks, overcrowded classrooms and now, for many children, the loss of their neighbourhood school.
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Redeye Collective | Patti Bacchus had been a Vancouver School Trustee for eight years when B.C.’s Education Minister fired her and the rest of the Board on October 17. Patti Bacchus tells the story of what happened.
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Redeye Collective | In 2009, the B.C. ministry which provides social assistance implemented a major technological upgrade. Now clients face complex online forms to claim assistance and 30-minute phone waits to get help.
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Mordecai Briemberg | When the Cowichan school board submitted what they considered to be a realistic budget rather than complying with the allocation from the province, they were summarily fired.
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Jane Williams | On May 11, about 30 doctors marched into the Toronto office of the Federal Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver and occupied the office while another 50 doctors waited outside.
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Michael Welch, Ashley Titterton, Mitch Podoluk | OpenMedia.ca's Lindsey Pinto on Harper's online spying bill, columnist Tom Walkom on Ontario's Drummond report and professor David McNally on the rise of Communist China as a state capitalist power.
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Karl Nerenberg | PSAC has launched a social media campaign to get Canadians talking about coming public service cuts. Is the choice between a strong economy and good public services really an absurd one?
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John Bonnar | About 30 OPSEU members and supporters gathered outside the Marriott Eaton Centre hotel Tuesday to demonstrate against the Liberal plan to terminate another 231 OPSEU members on Thursday.
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Lorraine Chisholm | Business elites are attacking the last remaining stronghold of unionism -- public sector workers. Michael Hurley says unions need creative new strategies in response.
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Karl Nerenberg | The budget of 1995 foreshadows today's challenges.