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A minimum wage worker speaks out

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As a minimum wage worker, who like most of those I know working minimum wage jobs (both here in Newfoundland and Labrador and across the country), works part time to full time to support myself and those I care about, I know the value of every paycheque I get. I know the value of making even a few cents extra on minimum wage, and the potential benefit to myself and others that a true living wage could one day provide. When the news featured Tim Hortons franchises cutting benefits in Ontario to make a statement against having to give workers a fair wage I saw people who would sacrifice someone else’s long term future for their own short term gain. I saw people crying foul from their winter homes in Florida because they no longer get to profit off of a broken system. Evidently so does Tim Hortons’ parent company,…

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Why won’t the Province pay up?

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“As the capital city, St. John’s hosts a big proportion of our most important provincial facilities, but the province has chosen to pass the disproportionate tax burden of the associated services directly onto city taxpayers.”

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Silence is a weapon of control

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“In this day and age, silence is being used to the advantage of those who wish to quell any resistance to ‘development’ by the people.”

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Climate Change: reclaiming the conversation

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“One doesn’t change an economy overnight, but one does need a vision of the future that ensures today’s policies will create the kind of future we want.”

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An Open Letter to Dwight Ball on “Discovery Day”

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Let’s call it “Reconciliation Day” instead.

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The Independent wins Gold Atlantic Journalism Award

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Hans Rollmann takes home top award for “Best Commentary”.

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Let’s fight for free education

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“Education is a fundamental condition of human freedom.”

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Press freedom a “cornerstone of a healthy democracy”

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From Concerned Youth of Newfoundland and Labrador: An open letter in support of Justin Brake and the role of good journalism in a turbulent future.

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STATEMENT: Criminal charges against Justin Brake an attack on press freedom

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“If journalists fear their constitutional rights will not be recognized and respected by corporations, governments or police, then they will hesitate to cover stories such as this, a scenario that presents a bleak outlook for journalism in Canada,” says Justin Brake.

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Rome is burning

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What are we going to tell future generations who ask us what we did to solve global warming?

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Access to education and employment key to poverty reduction

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“Policies aimed at improving access to education and the ability to obtain employment complement each other in breaking the cyclical nature of poverty.”

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The Independent’s Top Stories of 2016

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Indigenous rights and economic inequality dominated The Independent’s coverage of Muskrat Falls and Budget 2016.

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14 Things We Can Do Everyday To End Violence Against Women

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To remember the 14 women murdered on Dec. 6, 1989 at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, and take action to eliminate gender-based violence.

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