THE BLIZZARD DIDN’T SCARE RACHEL CREASOR. Neither did the law. Nor the fact she was the only one picketing. She knew what she had to do back in February 2017 and she did it. Five years later the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia agreed with her.


MOST OF US TAKE CLEAN water for granted. In Vancouver, Toronto or Montreal, it’s hard to imagine that anybody would go without clean water running out of their tap, for a week, let alone a decade. Sadly, this isn’t the case for Indigenous communities all across the country.


IT SHOULD BE A NO BRAINER: employers should not be able to use “scabs” as replacement workers during a strike. Allowing employers to do it denies any possibility of an equal contest between employers and workers—something our Charter of Rights and Freedoms sets out to guarantee. But, that’s not how the federal government and most provinces see it.


THE VICTORY IS BITTERSWEET for Mike Yorke, president of the Carpenters Union District Council of Ontario. Every first aid kit, on every construction site in Ontario will soon include naloxone, a drug that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Yorke’s happy about that. He’s not happy that it is so necessary.