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News: Air Canada Strike Blocked, CUPW Takes Government to Court, Hate Speech, and George W. Bush War Crimes

  • Air Canada flight attendants have been blocked from striking Thursday as they must stay on the job throughout the labour dispute until the Canadian Industrial Relations Board comes to a decision about the effect a strike would have on the health and safety of the public.
  • CUPW, the union representing postal workers, has mounted a legal battle against the government, arguing that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was violated by the back-to-work legislation that ended their strike this past summer.
  • The Supreme Court of Canada is hearing a case set to debate the right to free speech vs. the ban on hate speech. The case regards the distribution of homophobic flyers in Saskatchewan a decade ago.
  • Amnesty International is calling on Canada to arrest George W. Bush when he visits B.C. next week and say that both Canadian and International law requires it.

News: Opposition Challenging Back-to-Work Legislation, Wimbledon Shows Sexist Streak, Breast Implants Inevitably Cause Problems

NDP MPs will be postponing the Conservative move to legislate postal workers back to work. Look through our recent blog posts for more information on the postal strike, what back-to-work legislation means, and why such legislation is an attack on workers’ rights.

Feministing has a post up about the variety of embarrassingly overt sexism at Wimbledon. 

The FDA, in a review of silicone breast implants, has deemed that breast implants cannot be kept indefinitely and that within 8 to 10 years, people who received breast implants are likely to need surgery.