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Canadians fight voter suppression efforts

Opposition continues to grow against efforts by the right-wing Conservative government of Stephen Harper to impose voter suppression legislation in Canada.

 

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Canadian right trying to copycat U.S.-style voter suppression

The right-wing Conservative Party government of Stephen Harper is trying to push through U.S. Republican-style voter suppression legislation in Canada.

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Canadians sue spy agency over secret surveillance

 As with the National Security Agency in the United States, Canada's spy agency, has come under fire after it was revealed that the agency is illegally spying on Canadians.

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Train carrying oil derails, sets Alberta town ablaze

A train carrying crude and petroleum derailed and caused explosions near the Canadian village of Gainford, Alberta, forcing the entire community to evacuate, and firefighters have decided they must let the resulting blaze burn itself out.

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Mi'kmaw nation fights fracking on sovereign land

Why is Canadian government concerned with the Mi'kmaw land? Canada accepted Houston-based Southwestern Energy Company's  bid to begin an exploration program  over 2.5 million acres to test new hydrocarbon basins.

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New Canadian "super union" aims for different kind of unionism

TORONTO - Canada's progressive movement just gained a giant new ally as thousands of delegates, representing more than 300,000 workers, founded Unifor, a new union aimed at transforming the labor scene in this country.

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Idle No More: Native movement sweeps Canada and U.S.

Native communities  from coast to coast in the U.S. have embraced this  upheaval.

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Canadian scientists protest firings, spending cuts

Canada's government made excessive cuts in its environmental departments, resulting in the firing of many top scientists.

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Third oil spill in a month hits Canada

On June 19, 1,450 barrels of crude oil spilled from a pumping station on a pipeline operated by the Enbridge company.

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Canada may fast-track Big Oil at expense of environment

Activists and critics alike are outraged at the Canadian government's recent decision to drastically downsize its environmental assessment process.

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