National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women. As well as commemorating the 14 young women whose lives ended in an act of gender-based violence that shocked the nation, December 6 represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society. It is also an opportunity to consider the women and girls for whom violence is a daily reality, and to remember those who have died as a result of gender-based violence. And finally, it is a day on which communities can consider concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. There will be a display at the Cranbrook campus in the Foyer on Friday, December 6 and more information...
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Proposed Amendments to Right-to-Refuse-Work Legislation in Bill C-4

The Canadian Labour Congress has created a petition and video outlining their concerns with proposed amendments to Right-to-Refuse-Work legislation, which is found in the Canadian Labour Code.  The proposals are part of Bill C-4 , the Federal Government's budget bill, tabled on October 22. These changes might also impact provincial health and safety provisions.  Please take a few minutes to consider the proposed changes. Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q73hgnkaZxE&feature=youtu.be Petition: http://www.canadianlabour.ca/right-to-refuse-unsafe-work      ...
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