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IF I HAD MY WAY

This is How a Union Would Combat Racism

By Winnie Ng
lt is not uncommon in labour education settings that, when race and gender are being discussed, someone will raise the issue of class as a corrective, or as a way to reinsert their own voice as the centre of attention. The implication here is that class war is universal, but race, gender, abilities, faith and sexuality are only identity politics.
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Recharging a Dying Province

By James Hutt
Every year, Nova Scotia suffers a net loss of 1,300 people under the age of 30, and the province's population has been in decline since 2011. What's needed now is the implementation of a bold new vision that's already been mapped out.
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How Far We've Come

By Nancy Knickerbocker
When Linda Shuto started teaching in Burnaby in 1969 she never imagined she'd become a leading champion of women's rights within the BC Teachers' Federation. It started with a simple decision to ignore the rule that said women teachers had to wear skirts.

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