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September 13, 2018

It’s provoked one of those preposterous outpourings of social media outrage that roil and churn public debates nowadays, and the first odd thing about it is that it’s only a 57-second video, with no narration. There’s just a running line of explanatory text and scrolling photographs of a few people, with their names, and a […]

September 13, 2018

One of the most pernicious myths circulating in Ontario’s labour ranks is that the Days of Action – the big protests and strikes against the Harris Tories in the late 1990s – somehow led to the re-election of the Harris Tories in 1999. This is complete nonsense. Let’s examine why the Tories were re-elected in […]

August 14, 2018

For the third month in a row, Peterborough had the lowest unemployment rate of Canada’s 34 census metropolitan areas. Peterborough’s jobless rate rose a little bit to 3.3 per cent in July, up from 2.7 per cent in both May and June. Quebec City which had the second lowest rate at 3.9 per cent, while […]

August 14, 2018

A union representing elementary school teachers across Ontario has told its members to continue teaching the 2015 sex-ed curriculum, despite the provincial government’s order that a 20-year-old version of the lesson plan be taught. The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) denounced the Progressive Conservative government’s recent decision to have teachers set aside the sex-ed […]

August 14, 2018

As the 2018 Municipal Election is only months away, City of Kawartha Lakes officials are pleased to see the excitement of both candidates and residents during the campaign season. Election signs are a great way to communicate, show support for a candidate and to stay involved in the municipal election, but officials wish to advise […]

August 14, 2018

The list of candidates is now solidified and 27 candidates are running for council in Peterborough. The city’s municipal election will take place in October and candidates will have to deal with issues including the city’s housing crunch, transportation, population growth and The Parkway. On election day it will be decided who will return to […]

June 13, 2018

Sitting in Peterborough could be an office which connects homeless people with housing opportunities and gives the unemployed a chance to make their own work. That’s an image a planning group is seeking to realize through two workshops starting on Thursday, June 14. Stephanie and Joe Mancini are special guests, presenters and founders of the […]

June 13, 2018

Peterborough Public Health has put out more information as it pertains to the Precarious Employment Research Initiative. The latest ‘InfoBrief’ focused on Employment Security. Monique Beneteau says unions may play an important role in protecting workers. In the fall of 2016, 800 residents were contacted by phone and asked a series of questions related to […]

June 13, 2018

According to a recent report specific to the Peterborough job market, 64 percent of workers in the region, it suggests, are working under vulnerable or precarious conditions. The study is being spearheaded by Peterborough Public Health and involves several community organizations, who together have started the Precarious Employment Research Initiative (PERI). This month, they have […]

May 23, 2018

John Ball was one of the first General Electric workers to battle for justice and protections for workers after seeing colleagues die due to chemical contamination in the Peterborough plant. And his recent death adds to the casualty list of former workers who have died while continuing to fight for compensation. On May 14 Ball […]


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