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The Toxic Tour – A Photo Essay

The Toxic Tour – A Photo Essay

By Harshita Singh From August 19th to the 21st, organizers from Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines (ASAP) held their annual Toxic Tour. Buses were organized by allies and ASAP to come from Waterloo, Toronto, London and other locations. The weekend was free, and ASAP invited people to attend a Water Gathering, educational workshops and a

“A kind of super-stress”: The Experiences of a Temporary Agency Worker in Montreal

by Yumna Siddiqi Immigrant workers are the first to experience the shift in the labour market towards an increase in temporary work, and the reduction of permanent jobs with benefits and legally enforceable health, safety and labour standards.  Many immigrant workers obtain temporary jobs through agencies that are unregulated and fly-by-night.  R’s experiences shed light

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An alternative to the ‘business’ of fitness

by Ashley M. Total Fitness Studio doesn’t look like your typical mainstream gym, and doesn’t follow the same model. With a small studio in the heart of Scarborough, it promotes healthy living with fun — “Move it to lose it!” This fitness studio removes the veil of expensive machines as the only way to be

KW Spot Collective Relaunches its Peoples Programs

by BASICS Team Kitchener-Waterloo  On Jan 3, 2014, the Kitchener-Waterloo Spot Collective announced the relaunching and professionalising of their people’s programs. The people’s programs, which include the serving of free food, programs for those dealing with addiction, and literacy programs, have come out of the need to deal with the problems the community faces by

Remembering Rogerio: How Toronto and Ontario are failing undocumented residents

by Muriam Salman Rogerio Marques DeSouza, an undocumented worker, died an untimely death. However, the discrimination he faced due to his immigration status did not end with his passing. At 49, Rogerio, the father of three teenage children, had been fighting colon cancer for over three years. As an undocumented migrant from Brazil, he was

Legal Ruling Will Allow Rain Forest Indigenous Peoples to Pursue Chevron in Canada

Ontario Court of Appeal says communities of Ecuador affected by Chevron can enforce Ecuadorian rulings in Canada by Santiago Escobar As the Unist’ot’en continue their protracted battle against Chevron and other companies in resistance to the Pacific Trails Pipeline in northern B.C. over unceded Wet’suwet’en territory, Indigenous peoples of the Amazon Rain Forest in Ecuador are

Food Intolerance, a North American Problem?

by N. Zahra  It is estimated that approximately 1 in 3 North Americans is lactose intolerant and 1 in 100 North Americans suffer from celiac disease, or severe gluten intolerance.  According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and milk products.  Gluten

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