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BCGEU (blog)
From making historic gains in gender disparity and pay equity, to the landmark case of sex discrimination that BCGEU fought right to the Supreme Court of Canada and won, your union has made remarkable strides in the fight against inequality. While we ...


Ontario literacy test cancelled after 'widespread technical issues' hit new online system
"It's important for students to have the option to write the test online," Hunter said. "It's unfortunate that the technology did not support that today. EQAO has committed to doing a full investigation of what occurred and they will make that ...

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Meet the journalist who inspired Gord Downie and Joseph Boyden to write about Chanie Wenjack
This fall, two Canadian cultural icons are crediting it as the source of inspiration for new works that tell the story of Wenjack's death after running away from residential school. "It was one of the few times that a national publication had exposed ...
Joseph Boyden also highlights tragic true tale of Chanie Wenjack in new novellaMetroNews Canada
Gord Downie closing the circle with Secret Path projectToronto Star

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