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Montreal Police Violated Protesters’ Rights During Student Protests, Says Report

Montreal Police arrest a demonstrator during the 2012 student demonstration against tuition fee hikes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  The Montreal Police violated the rights of protesters during the 2012 student protests, says a new 47-page report  based on 384 witness accounts. The report, called “Testimonies of the Student Strike: Repression And Discrimination,” was compiled by ASSÉ, Quebec’s largest student federation, in association with the Quebec Human Rights League and the Association of… Read More

United Steelworkers: Diane Finley Must Resign Over Temporary Foreign Worker Scandal

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By: United Steelworkers | Press Release: TORONTO, April 10, 2013 - The United Steelworkers (USW) is calling for the resignation of Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, over her mishandling of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The recent disclosure that RBC is replacing Canadian employees by outsourcing jobs to temporary foreign workers has created… Read More