The Union is US

There’s no doubt that the Canadian Labour Congress’ Fairness Works campaign has helped to create a national conversation about unions’ contributions. As the labour movement’s very existence is challenged by conservative lawmakers, pitting workers against each other, the labour congress is making a simple argument: when workers thrive, we all…

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Tribal people under attack

This International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Survival International is calling attention to some of the tribes who fell victim to genocide. The international organization, which advocates on behalf of tribal people worldwide, fears history could repeat itself if urgent action isn’t taken to protect a particular tribe on…

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Rethink your vocab!

With the Indigenous Games well under way in Brazil, we felt this would be a great time to discuss our vocabulary. We took this opportunity to speak with Survival International, an organization that advocates on behalf of tribal peoples. They’ve recently launched a campaign called Stamp it Out, aimed at…

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Murder in Buckingham

For those who aren’t too familiar with the National Capital Region’s suburbs, you may not have heard of Buckingham. It’s a small community of roughly 10,000 people, though it’s now technically part of the post-mega-amalgamation of the city of Gatineau. But in the early 1900s, Buckingham was very different. “Let’s…

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Injured Workers: a painful identity

On top of dealing with their physical pain, injured workers often have to grapple with a new sense of identity. According to Sharon-Dale Stone, an associate professor of sociology at Lakehead University and the principal investigator for a study on injured workers, there’s a stigma associated to being an injured…

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