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2020 Sep 15 - 9:09am
Ed FinnThe extent to which services for seniors in many of Canada's long-term care homes are terribly delinquent was starkly exposed by COVID-19. In April, nearly half the people killed by the coronavirus were residents of such lodgings, especially those that are privately owned. The abominable conditions in which they were abused -- deprived of adequate food, bullied, drugged and in some cases left for days in soiled bedding -- were exposed by...
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2020 Sep 15 - 7:56am
Chi NguyenCanada has seen the spectacular and quick implosion of one of the charity sector's biggest brands. The Kielburgers are leaving a gaping hole by pulling out of Canada. These are ways in which they could make amends. After an incredibly intense level of scrutiny over the past several weeks, the founders of the WE empire have decided to close up shop and pull WE Charity out of their Canadian operations. But what does it truly mean for...
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2020 Sep 15 - 6:44am
September 14, 2020EducationLabourToronto adult day school teachers didn't know if they were returning to work until one business day before school startsAdult day school teachers are precariously employed, have no job security, no benefits and are paid less than regular high school teachers.toronto district school boardteachersON
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2020 Sep 15 - 6:41am
Chelsea NashThree adult day school teachers from different schools in Toronto say they've largely been overlooked by both the board and the province when it came to their school reopening plans.  Adult day school teachers did not know whether or not they had jobs waiting for them until Friday, September 11, when they finally received their timetables, which also serve as their offers of employment. Adult day school teachers are casual workers...
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2020 Sep 12 - 5:11am
September 11, 2020Multiculturalism is not anti-racismPart one in a series addressing the myths that conflate multiculturalism and anti-racism.
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2020 Sep 12 - 5:07am
Chelsea NashThree weeks into Dominion grocery workers' strike in Newfoundland, Unifor national president Jerry Dias warned that his union is ready to escalate its actions if Loblaw, the employer, continues to refuse to come to the table. Dias hinted at organizing a nationwide boycott in the near future.  "If we need to start saying to Canadians that in order to show your support for the Loblaw workers in Newfoundland, you may want to start...
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2020 Sep 12 - 2:50am
Amy TanWhen I read this article about how one in five Canadians were found to be "cynical spreaders" of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, I was disappointed and disheartened. Angus-Reid found that "cynical spreaders" are flaunting public health rules at significant rates and participating in activities known to be risky in spreading COVID-19, such as socializing with larger groups of people and indoors. But what I felt more than...
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2020 Sep 12 - 1:55am
Khadijah KanjiThis article is the first in a series addressing the myths that conflate multiculturalism and anti-racism. Amid heightened awareness of anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism this year, more Canadians have expressed pride in their country's multicultural values.  "Multiculturalism," it seems, is a comforting ideal when persistent racial inequities disturb our collective consciousness. From far-right politicians who rally against "...
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2020 Sep 12 - 12:59am
Doreen NicollThomas King, author of Inconvenient Indian, is fond of reminding us, "stories is all we are." However, writer, director, producer and actor Michelle Latimer will tell you who gets to tell those stories matters. That's what inspires Latimer, who is of Algonquin, Metis and French heritage, to use her art to tell the stories of Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island. And, those stories are sending a loud and unmistakable message to...
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2020 Sep 12 - 12:42am
Bob GallagherDear rabblers, It's always amazing to see the volume of support that a small but fierce publication such as rabble.ca can turn up, even within the confines of capacity and resources -- and the turmoil of everything happening this year.  Thank you to the many of you who have chipped in, signed up and shared rabble's letters to friends and families, and personally stood by our side in the fight for media democracy. Right now, ...
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2020 Sep 11 - 11:00pm
US PoliticsI sort of get why Donald Trump is determined to run for re-election based on anti-Communism, even though, as Biden himself says, Do I look like a radical socialist? (Hal'vai, Bernie Sanders might reply. Would that it were so.) And although Cold War passions are unfamiliar to most U.S. voters under 40, young Americans now identify with socialism, not capitalism. The reason is: Roy Cohn. Cohn was the closest thing McCarthyism, the...
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2020 Sep 11 - 10:09pm
David J. ClimenhagaVICTORIA -- When I was growing up here in Lotusland, British Columbia had the reputation of being the crazytown of Canadian politics. The late Allan Fotheringham, the Vancouver Sun columnist we all read religiously, famously summed up Canadian politics like this: "In the Maritimes, politics is a disease; in Quebec a religion; in Ontario a business; on the Prairies a protest; and in British Columbia an entertainment." Dr....
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