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These borders kill: Canada's lethal immigration system

Migrants are the only population in Canada that can be administratively detained for long periods of time, or indefinitely, without being charged or convicted of any crime.

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April 04, 2016

How to vote under Harper's Fair Elections Act

This article lists five things to do in order to vote: Get correct identification; register; if you're a student, decide on your home address; request any accessibility services; go vote.

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August 05, 2015

New reports slam Canada's immigration detention system

The UN human rights body slammed Canada's immigration detention system in 2014 and urged the country to adopt a 90-day limit on immigration detention.

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July 13, 2015

Why Housing First won't end homelessness

Tracy Heffernan, Mary Todorow, and Helen Luu of the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) write that only a national housing strategy will solve our crisis of homelessness.

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July 09, 2015

Government stops thousands of refugees far from Canada's borders: Harvard study

A Rabble article describes how the Canadian government has instituted a rigorous system to prevent would-be refugees from ever getting here in the first place.

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November 28, 2014

Sexual assault law in Canada: What women need to know

The authors present an overview of significant changes to Canada's sexual assault law and the way it is implemented, from 1982 to the present.

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November 04, 2014

Live-in caregivers fight against proposals to remove their right to permanent residency

Live-in caregivers and their allies are calling for landed status upon arrival for live-in caregivers and are denouncing the Conservative government's proposed changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP).

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October 22, 2014

Domestic violence cases spike after immigration law amendment

The amendment, termed conditional permanent residency, requires that sponsored spouses must cohabit in a legitimate relationship for two years before obtaining permanent residency.

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October 16, 2014

Cuts to refugee health-care continue to endanger lives

A year later, health-care professionals still can't fathom the senseless cuts the Conservative government made to refugee health-care.

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June 18, 2013

Ontario tenants hammered with double-digit rent hikes

Residential units built after 1991 are exempt from the Rent Increase Guideline and landlords can increase rents as much as they like every 12 months.

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June 05, 2013

Injured workers want justice, not poverty

Injured workers, community activists, and trade unionists gathered Friday outside the Ministry of Labour in Toronto to call for better treatment for injured workers by employers, the government, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

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December 14, 2011

Toronto considers a complete ban on panhandling

An enormous increase in tickets handed out for panhandling has led some advocates for homeless people to believe that an attempt to completely ban panhandling is imminent.

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August 19, 2011

Jason Kenney's disposable workforce of temporary foreign labour

Rabble.ca reports that Citizenship and Immigration Canada has made changes to immigration policy that are designed to bring in more temporary migrants while restricting those and other migrants from having safe employment and a chance to obtain permanent residency in Canada.

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July 12, 2010