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Canada's first video game union shows that labour organizing is on the rise

In an important step for an industry that has been accused of exploitative working conditions for decades, video game workers in Edmonton recently voted to unionize for the first time in Canada.

3 challenges facing the Ontario NDP as it tries to win more support

The Ontario NDP is at a crossroads. It has to decide its direction and what role it wants to play in the province’s electoral dynamics.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: Is inclusive objectification something to celebrate?

We can promote inclusion and celebrate the beauty of diverse bodies without piggybacking on that relentless message about what makes women worthy.

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