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August-September 2010

Features

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    BULLY-FREE WORKPLACES

    By Barbara D. Janusz

    In the last few years more provinces in Canada have required that employers provide a psychologically safe work environment, and Quebec has led the way.

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    COVER STORY: HARVEST PILGRIMS

    By Catherine Macleod

    An interview with photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo about Harvest Pilgrims, his book of photographs of migrant workers in Canada.

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    THANK YOU TO 2009 DONORS

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    THE CANADIAN WAR ON QUEER WORKERS

    By Ariel Troster

    Gary Kinsman, author of The Canadian War on Queers, describes how the RCMP purged thousands of gay and lesbian workers from the federal public service.

Departments

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    NOTES

    ITUC World Congress * Global Union Federations’ Declaration * Maintain the Oil Moratorium * Bromley Armstrong Award * CALM Awards * Migrant Workers Forum

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    OUR TIMES TALLY

    By Sean Cain

    Year in which a Toronto Globe newspaper editorial stated that “Unions have outlived their usefulness”: 1886

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    WEBWORK: PODCASTS & TWEET-INS

    By Derek Blackadder

    According to an Ipso survey, Canadians now spend more time online than watching TV.

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    UNION EXCHANGE: PUBLIC SERVICES FOR ALL

    By Jessica Bell

    When I lived in the United States I learned a personal lesson about the need for public services, and what being without them can mean.

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    POETRY: By Elizabeth Ukrainetz

    POETRY

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    REVIEWS: THE ARMAGEDDON FACTOR

    Review by Ruth Latta

    Today’s right-of-centre Christians prefer that social welfare be left to religious organizations rather than to a publicly funded social safety net. A review of
    Marci McDonald’s book The Armageddon Factor: the Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada.

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    OUR SCHOOLS/OUR SELVES: THE ACHIEVEMENT AGENDA

    Review by Robert Whiteley

    Standardization is the theme explored in the Our Schools/Our Selves issue called: “The Achievement Agenda: Education or Evaluation?”

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    COMMENTARY: THE COMMUNITY TONIC

    By Stephen Elliott-Buckley

    More than just political burnout, there is a malaise of cynicism present in many progressives across Canada right now.