Workers in a dangerous time

Every year on April 28 a Day of Mourning is observed for workers killed or injured on the job. The Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada recorded 852 workplace deaths in Canada in 2015. If we also consider the 232,629 claims that year for lost time due to a…
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You must be kidding: Confronting key myths about Quebec’s childcare system

Eighteen months into the federal government’s mandate, with several provincial elections approaching, child care is once again a topic of debate. And, inevitably, Quebec’s system of providing and paying for child care (European-inspired and unique in North America) comes up in the discussion. While Quebec’s program is by no means…
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Referendum result sets up authoritarian rule in Turkey

An economic slump is behind Erdo?an’s power grab, but democracy and unity will be its first victims, writes Asad Ismi. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an claimed a narrow victory (51.3%) in Sunday’s referendum on constitutional reform amid charges of widespread electoral fraud by his opponents. The vote allows Erdo?an and…
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Throwing STC Under the Bus

There are several compelling questions raised by government’s recent decision to wind down the Saskatchewan Transportation Company. For the most deeply affected, the questions are along the lines of “How am I going to get to my cancer treatments now?”?But even those of us not directly impacted by the bus…
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