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Written by Think Forward Staff   
Tuesday, 31 March 2015

The Harper Government's Bill C-51, also known as the "Anti-Terrorism Act," is an extensive restructuring of our national security laws that will take years to fully understand and interpret. But at this point it is clear that the bill fails to strike a balance between protecting the safety of citizens while also respecting our privacy, and for that reason it should be rejected. 

 
 
Written by Robert Logue   
Thursday, 05 March 2015

In January, the Supreme Court of Canada released a pair of historic decisions affirming the freedom of association of Canadian workers, including finding for the first time ever a constitutionally protected right to strike. These decisions are the latest in a series of cases that have radically reinterpreted the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to enhance the rights of working people (through the right to organize, collective bargaining, and strikes).

 
 
Written by Michael Hurley   
Thursday, 19 February 2015

As part of a series of interviews that Think Forward will be conducting with Members of Parliament and political party candidates heading into the 2015 Federal Election, Think Forward Managing Editor Michael Hurley recently spoke with Liberal MP Stéphane Dion to discuss a range of issues affecting Canadian youth, from rising tuition fees to unpaid internships to high youth unemployment in Canada.

 

 
 
Written by Myles Marcus   
Friday, 06 February 2015

On November 4, 2008, the day that Barack Obama won the U.S. presidential election, it was an ecstatic moment. The day after his historic victory, I couldn't go anywhere without hearing raving comments from people who never imagined that they would see a Black president in the White House in their lifetime. This sentiment seemed to spread worldwide, from Kenya to Canada. 

 
 

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