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"Echoes of Valour" in Newfoundland: A story of racism defeated

On the stormy night of February 18, 1942, the USS Truxton and the USS Pollux, headed toward Iceland for refueling, foundered against the rocky cliffs near St. Lawrence.

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Conservatives pass new election law designed to suppress vote

The right-wing Conservative Party government of Stephen Harper has finally succeeded in imposing U.S. Republican Party style voter suppression legislation in Canada.

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Partial victory won in preventing voter suppression in Canada

The Conservative party government of Stephen Harper has agreed to modify legislation that critics charge is designed to help the Conservatives steal the 2015 elections.

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Canadian conservative senators back off of voter suppression efforts

A Canadian Senate Committee has joined the ranks of critics demanding that the Conservative government revise Republican-style voter suppression legislation that it is determined to implement.

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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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