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Women's Habitat shelter celebrating kitchen and programing expansions: Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. Abuse is never the victim's fault. Abuse is the result of an imbalance of power. Most often it occurs when a man exerts power and control over his female partner. Abuse may be physical, se...
Jerry Dias reflects on Unifor's first three years: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Unifor completed it its second national convention since its founding in 2013. H.G. Watson caught up with President Jerry Dias to reflect on the past three years. ...
Stephen Harper quits his day job, sets up 'international' consultancy -- brace for trouble! : Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. Just what Canada and the world need! Another right-wing "consulting firm" with a murky mandate. There is a kind of fearful symmetry, to borrow a phrase, to yesterday's Facebook revelation ...
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Burnaby Boom: ‘Inevitable’ Redevelopment Leaves Renters Insecure (in News): Mayor concedes affordable housing will be lost, but says he’s hamstrung by senior governments. Part one of two.  Related Stories What Voters Told Burnaby North-Seymour Candidates (in News) Scenes from Burnaby North-Seymour's Final Election Sprint (in News) Carol Baird Ellan: Judging the Harper De...
Trudeau’s China Trip Sparks Fears of Bad Deal for Workers (in News): Beijing’s trade agreement with Australia allows Chinese companies to use their own workers. Is Canada next?  Related Stories Feds Can't Back Up Foreign Worker Program Changes, NDP's Ashton Says (in News) Sunny Ways or Gloomy Days? Checking in on Liberal Promises (in News) Temporary Foreign Worker...
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Morning Brief: Monday, August 29, 2016: Today’s Morning Brief is brought to you by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). CCAB delivers awards that celebrate the central role Aboriginal business leaders, communities, businesses, entrepreneurs, and ambassadors have in shaping the future of Canada. ____________________ Chin...
Clippings: Monday, August 29, 2016: International Democrats Eye G.O.P. Bastions Amid Trump’s Struggles (New York Times) Trump to give immigration speech this week (Politico) Turkey continues Syria offensive (Reuters) In Syria, Rebels Threaten Kurdish-Controlled Territory as U.S. Allies Clash (New York Times) Colombia ceasefire end...
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Postal job action delayed for 24 hours as mediation continues: Postal workers were ready to begin a ban on overtime this Monday morning, but late last night the Canadian Union of Postal Workers announced a delay of 24 hours.
Exclusive interview: Elizabeth May on why she's staying as Green leader: Elizabeth May has decided to remain on as Green Party leader, after taking some time off to reflect on her future following the party's vote on a resolution to endorse the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. May distanced herse...
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Vancouver Police Charges Man for Assault, Hate Crime at SkyTrain Station : Vancouver police has confirmed to have arrested and charged a suspect, Peter Anthony Lee Gagen, with assault and uttering threats in the aftermath of an alleged hate crime incident on Aug. 20 at a SkyTrain station. According to the police, a man tripped a woman at the Broadway-City Hall station ...
Sri Lankan Cricket Team Attackers Killed in Police Encounter : The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Punjab police has confirmed to have gunned down four terrorists belonging to banned outfit, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), who were allegedly involved in the 2009 attack on the visiting Sri Lankan cricket team. According to the press release, a total of ...
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Le minimum du salaire: Depuis quelques mois, la revendication de l'augmentation du salaire minimum à 15 dollars de l'heure prend de plus en plus d'ampleur dans l'espace public québécois. Après que de nombreux groupes, syndicats, associations et même certains partis politiq...
Bernie Sanders : plus qu'un simple candidat: «C'était une révolution, et nous n'allons pas abandonner», disait au New York Times le 28 juillet une déléguée de Bernie Sanders à la convention du Parti démocrate. Déçue, mais déterminée à voter pour Clinton. Et surtout déterminée à se battre pour l...
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The Case Against Elizabeth May As The Next NDP Leader: In an op-ed in The Globe & Mail, Gerald Caplan (whom I absolutely admire and greatly respect) asserts that Elizabeth May should be the next leader of the NDP.  Just in case his article was not written in a “tongue-in-cheek” spirit, let’s indulge his suggestion for a moment.  I respectfully...
Trudeau’s abs are more important than our democracy: Out of all the propaganda that is constantly peddled by our Canadian political parties, perhaps the one idea that bothers me most of all, is the statement that Justin Trudeau is “so handsome”.  It may seem petty at first, but it’s a narrative that is constantly being pushed by his supporters a...
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Veterans Affairs Ready To Recommend New Strategy On Homeless Vets: OTTAWA — Veterans Affairs officials are ready to recommend that the federal government give rental subsidies to veterans who are homeless or nearly so in order to combat what they describe as an unacceptable situation in Canada. A draft of the new federal strategy to combat homelessness among vet...
Canada's 'Abysmal' Mental Health Services Need Funding: Advocates: HALIFAX — Canada trails the pack when it comes to mental health funding levels among comparable industrially developed nations — but advocates say a promise from the federal government to improve services means the time is ripe to push for change. "Access to care is abysmal in most places through...
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Anti-Trumpsters are busy but not effective: As a Canadian, I can only watch the unfolding and the outcome of the Trump saga. Still, one is compelled to ask, how many people are out there who think that if the powers most people call the Establishment are successful in taking out Mr. Trump, things will not return to "normal"? The anger w...
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Your Daily Digital Digest for Tuesday, December 1, 2015: Your news links for today: Dark Clouds Over the Internet - New York Times Surprise! The NSA Is Still Spying On You - Gizmodo UK ISP boss points out massive technical flaws in Investigatory Powers Bill - Ars Technica BlackBerry is leav...
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Minority Math is Hard on the Liberals: The Liberals have run a strong and energetic campaign thus far under leader Justin Trudeau, so it seems unfair how hard it will be for them to find enough seats to claim the head of a minority government. Whether you're following one of the popular poll aggregator and seat projectors, or just wor...
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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION BY THE NUMBERS: What secrets do Canadians learn thanks to freedom of information laws? I’ll be scanning news coverage across the country to find out. (Photograph by Shutterstock.com) Canada’s freedom of information laws may be broken. But they can still be used to make public records that the powerful want to ...
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Tories in review: women’s rights: THE SUN HITS the back of my neck as I kneel over my poster board. It’s a hot summer afternoon in June and I’m colouring with markers, shared with the hands of girls decades my junior, helping with childcare at a sex worker solidarity rally. We’re at Toronto’s Allan Gardens, the day’s setting for ...
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How Harper systematically mined anti-Muslim prejudices: In this excerpt from his chapter in The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada, Haroon Siddiqui argues that Stephen Harper’s policies constituted an extensive, deliberate strategy to malign Muslims.
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Power & Politics' Ballot Box question: Thursday we asked: How serious a problem is racism in Canada?- Very: 370 votes (26%)- Somewhat: 346 votes (24%)- Not very: 691 votes (49%)- Unsure: 7 votes (0%)  Thursday we asked: How serious a problem is racism in Canada?- Very: 370 votes (26%)- Somewhat: 346 votes (24%)- Not...
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Come on Colorado, Just Take One Whiff, What Harm Could It Do?: Colorado may be about to try out another experimental lifestyle habit, single payer universal healthcare: Colorado May Replace Obamacare with Single Payer Prominent Democratic Consultants Sign Up to Defeat Single Payer in Colorado Lobbyists Move to Stop Colorado Report says ColoradoCare would ha...
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The Empire Strikes Back: How the death of GDS puts all government innovators at risk: The UK Government Digital Service(GDS) is dead. I’m sure it will continue to exist in some form, but from what I’ve read it appears to have been gutted of its culture, power and mandate. As a innovator and force for pulling the UK government into the 21st century, it’s over. The UK government com...
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Thoughts on the #LPC electoral reform policy plank: As a party member who has been involved with supporting democratic reform initiatives in the Liberal party, I thought I would add a few thoughts to the discussion today on the Liberal Party of Canada's electoral reform plank, rolled out earlier today. The pledge to "Make every vote count" is as f...

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