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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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Quebec students continue strike vs. tuition hike

Student leaders vowed to continue their campaign of peaceful protest, dubbed by some as the "Maple Spring."

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Quebec student strike: Do you hear the noise?

Tonight, I took a casserole [saucepan] and I came timidly out into the street.

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Support grows for striking Quebec students

Police repression coupled with draconian measures to limit peaceful protest have failed to stop a student strike in Quebec.

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Conservative robo-call scandal escalates

Evidence continues to mount that the Conservative Party of Canada, borrowing from the U.S. Republican Party, committed widespread electoral fraud to win the 2011 elections.

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