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INVITING EVERYONE TO THE TABLE: A FOOD POLICY FOR CANADA

By Melissa Keith
"Sixty per cent of the people who are considered food insecure are actually working," says Diana Bronson, executive director of Food Secure Canada. "They're not people who don't have jobs; their jobs just don't pay them enough, or they don't have enough hours, to be able to afford to feed their families."
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BURKAS AND BILL 62
Standing Up for Minority Rights

By Archana Rampure
No one has to like niqabs or burkas or even headscarves. And Quebecers who don't like niqabs don't have to wear them. But they absolutely have to respect the rights of women to wear what they please.

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BATTLING AUSTERITY: Nova Scotia Workers Fight Back

By Rebecca Rose
The "Public Services Sustainability Act," formerly Bill 148, imposes wage caps and removes a previously negotiated benefit — the long-service award — from collective agreements. "I believe they've promoted solidarity amongst the labour movement," says Jason Maclean, speaking about the McNeil Liberals.
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