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Seven ways TPP favours mega-rich foreign investors, not Canadians

Before it can enter into force, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) must be signed and then ratified by member countries. Therefore, the Trudeau government has options to push for renegotiation or to decline either to sign or ratify the deal on Canada's behalf.

Courtesy of The Tyee

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#OscarsSoWhite prompts boycotts from Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith

Following the backlash of another #OscarsSoWhite controversy, actress Jada Pinkett Smith and director Spike Lee have announced they will be boycotting this year’s Oscars. In a recently posted Facebook video, Pinkett Smith lamented the lack of diversity among this year’s nominees and noted the importance of the date.

Courtesy of MTV News

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The struggle to organize WestJet flight attendants

On Feb. 26, 2014, the WestJet Professional Flight Attendants’ Association (WPFAA) began a certification drive to unionize WestJet flight attendants, amidst resistance from management. The WPFAA is an in-house representative organization seeking union certification under the Canada Labour Code.

Courtesy of RankAndFile.ca

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City of Toronto budget still leaving homeless out in the cold

"Every time winter's extreme cold claims a life, we have failed the homeless," wrote Leilana Farha, as the title of an article in the Guardian. Farha is the UN Special Rapporteur on Housing and lives in Ottawa. Failure for Toronto's homeless is unfortunately on the horizon again for Toronto's 2016 budget.

Courtesy of The Media Co-op

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