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August-September 2010

Features

  • 15

    CHILD LABOUR ON ALBERTA’S FARMS

    By Bob Barnetson

    Debunking five arguments against the need for the regulation of child labour on Alberta farms.

  • 22

    WHEN JOURNALISTS BECOME PRISONERS

    By Lisa Walter

    While working for Our Times covering the G20 summit events, I was one of the thousand who got arrested. This is my story.

  • 32

    AN ACTOR’S WORKING LIFE

    By Bryn McAuley

    Actor Kathy Laskey, who plays the mother on the TV show “Being Erica,” talks about what an average working day is like on set.

  • 41

    WORKING PAPERS: COMMUNITIES AND JOB LOSS

    By Fred Sinclair

    This article, by assembler Fred Sinclair, is the first in an exciting Our Times series called “Working Papers,” written by graduates of the Labour College of Canada.

Departments

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    NOTES

    EU Trade talks and Water * Calling CliFF Coordinators * Job Loss Report * The Right to Raise a Family * B.C. Teachers’ Poll

  • 7

    OUR TIMES TALLY

    By Sean Cain

    Percentage of Canadians who believe the $1 billion security cost of the G20 summit was “justified”: 11

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    WEBWORK: TWITTER UPS AND DOWNS

    By Derek Blackadder

    Those workers are staring at their phones not because they have nothing else to do; they’re getting updates from the strike committee.

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    UNION EXCHANGE: GRASSROOTS GLOBAL SOLIDARITY

    By Sean Cain

    For three days in July, about 200 people from 24 countries attended LabourStart’s extraordinary global solidarity conference at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

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    POETRY

    By Elizabeth Ukrainetz

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    REVIEW: PUBS, PULPITS & PRAIRIE FIRES

    Review by Michael Dupuis

    Elroy Deimert’s creative non-fiction work Pubs, Pulpits & Prairie Fires brings together an extraordinary and unlikely group of characters, including real-life On-to-Ottawa trekkers Doc Savage and Matt Shaw.

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    COMMENTARY: SAVING CANADA’S PENSION PLAN

    By Stephen Elliott-Buckley

    How many Canadians can look forward to their retirement instead of harbouring some dread about what will happen to their standard of living?