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  • News headlines:
  • British Columbia Education Minister Peter Fassbender says that the provincial government will appeal last week’s court decision affirming teachers’ right to negotiate class size and composition limits. – Tyee

  • In another apparent case of union-bashing, Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino is blaming the union that represents Federal government workers for the criticisms by ex-soldiers against the Harper Conservatives. Last week, Fantino apologized for arriving more than an hour late for a meeting with veterans protesting the closure of eight regional Veterans Affairs offices. Now, he insists he has done nothing wrong, according to a Huffington Post report.

  • It doesn’t look like some of the more controversial Conservative private members bills will be going to Parliament during the current session of the House in Ottawa. One of those bills had been proposed by Saskatchewan MP Maurice Vellacott, to propose certain restrictions on women’s reproductive rights.- Huffington Post

  • As the violence in Syria continues, the opposition Syrian National Coalition says it will take part in the second round of Geneva 2 talks. According to RT News, Russia says the Syrian government also will attend, and that it plans to send a shipment of chemical agents out of the country.

  • The globe is facing a “tidal wave” of cancer, say World Health Organization scientists. The number of cancer cases will reach 24 million a year by 2035, but half of these could be prevented, says the World Health Organization – BBC

  • A report on Sri Lanka’s civil war says that the government may have covered up proof of human rights violations. According to al Jazeera news, a team of international lawyers says security forces systematically destroyed mass burial sites of civilians.



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