2017-3 Fall



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FEATURES

13 ON PENSION PLANS AND PJS

Fewer than 40 per cent of working people in Canada have workplace pension plans. A lot more needs to be done for everyone to have a secure retirement.
BY MARION POLLACK

COVER STORY
17 A FOOD POLICY FOR CANADA

Food is an issue that leaves no one untouched. Who eats, and what they consume, is a highly political subject: why a national food strategy, not stopgap measures, is essential.
BY MELISSA KEITH

24 PHOTOSTORY: THE POWER IN A PHOTOGRAPH

Taking up a position with a camera means taking up a political position. It means choosing which side you're on.
BY VINCENZO PIETROPAOLO

33 THE LOCKOUT OFFENSIVE BY EMPLOYERS

More and more, employers are using lockouts to enforce concessions and weaken unions.
BY LINDA BRISKIN

DEPARTMENTS

6 NOTES

Yolanda McClean Wins Award * Chinatown and Strathcona * BC Labour History Bronzed

WEBWORK
9 MILLENNIALS, PENSIONERS & WORKAMPERS

Amazon's "Workampers" program takes the exploitation a step further by recruiting American seniors who are destitute in retirement.
BY DEREK BLACKADDER

CLIMATE/JUSTICE
11 THREE ISLANDS AND A SACRED OBLIGATION

One only has to look at Ottawa's Chaudiére Falls to observe how easily Canada disregards its sacred obligations.
BY JAMES HUTT

WORKING FOR A LIVING
15 TRAVELLING THE GIG ECONOMY

After years of visualizing travel destinations and planning potential routes, the stars had aligned to live out the "digital nomad's" life.
BY MARTIN WALDMAN

HAVE YOUR SAY
43 BURKAS AND BILL 62

The test of human rights is actually when we are forced to confront the humanity of people who are most unlike us.
BY ARCHANA RAMPURE

POETRY
44 BY JAMIE LUPIA

REVIEW
46 THE STORY OF ALBERT JACKSON: TORONTO'S FIRST AFRICAN CANADIAN POSTAL WORKER

A historical retelling that transcends time, this storybook is a must-read, for children and adults alike.
BY MARK BROWN

COMMENTARY
48 FOOD, LAND AND TREATY

Indigenous women's knowledge and experience must be central to any decolonization process with settler-society.
BY SHERRY PICTOU

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