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The St-James Drop-In Centre Seeks New Home

Image Credit: http://mapio.net/o/1128092/ In the core of Montreal’s downtown, the St-James Drop-In Centre provides a multitude of services to individuals grappling with homelessness and mental illness. Due to changes in the Church’s leadership and the enforcement of its new guidelines the Centre chose not to renew its lease. Primarily, the new leadership’s requirements were not in […]

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Inside Airbnb

Credit: http://insideairbnb.com/ Founded by Murray Cox, Inside Airbnb is an independent project that shines a light on the reality of Airbnb and its impact in various cities across the globe. For many housing and anti-poverty activists, Airbnb is a major concern. Hence, through the use and collection of public Airbnb data, Inside Airbnb supplies individuals with […]

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Hôtel-Dieu to the people!

  Download here On Thursday May 19th, the Public Assembly on the Future of Hôtel-Dieu will bring together hundreds of Montrealers with a vision for the future of the site. The Hôtel-Dieu is a historic building located at the intersection of rue Pins and Saint Urbain in the Plateau (check out the facebook page of […]

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CKUT News Header – May 13, 2016

  Liberals announce that Canada will introduce legislation that will offer federal protections to trans Canadians. Still, in light of the arson at the CMC Clinic, the only medical clinic in Canada that offers gender reaffirming surgeries to trans people, the media has been relatively quiet about the act of violence. Trans individuals have been […]

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CKUT News Header – May 12, 2016

Brandy Payne, associate minister of health in Alberta, spoke at a news conference on Wednesday. She announced that, as of Friday, take-home naloxone kits will be available at pharmacies without prescription. Naloxone is a medication that blocks the effects of opioids. When administered correctly and in a timely manner it prevents overdose. Payne discussed the […]

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Bedbugs: A Conversation Hosted by University of the Streets Café

Image Credit: http://www.pesticon.ca/ On April 28th, University of the Streets Café hosted a discussion on bedbugs and their effects. University of the Streets Café is a program initiated by Concordia University that hosts conversations on a wide array of topics in various spaces throughout Montreal (https://www.concordia.ca/about/community/initiatives/streets-cafe.html). The discussion about bedbugs was titled, “Don’t Let the Bed […]

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CKUT News Header – May 11, 2016

“Every day over the course of a three-year period, Mr. Ghomeshi made it clear to me that he could do what he wanted to me and my body. He made it clear that he could humiliate me repeatedly and walk away with impunity.” Today crowds gathered in front of Old City Hall in Toronto in […]

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Violence against Women in Ukraine: Documentary

It’s time to stop gender-based violence in Ukraine

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CKUT News Header – May 10, 2016

  CKUT News Header for May 10, 2016 featuring Amanda Lickers from Reclaim Turtle Island. Today’s headline: Canada changing its position on UNDRIP. Feature art by Christi Belcourt of the Onaman Collective, mentioned in Amanda’s interview. On May 9, 2016 Carolyn Bennett Canada’s Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs announced that Canada will change its […]

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Roma Family Face Deportation

Image credits: http://www.solidarityacrossborders.org/wp-content/uploads/Gilda-and-Katalin.jpg On Thursday 12th May, Katalin Lakatos and her 17 year-old daughter Gilda are facing deportation back to Hungary. The Lakatos family arrived in Canada in 2011, after leaving Hungary due to the racism they experienced as Roma; which led to the suicide of Katalin’s oldest son in 2004, near fatal neglect of her […]

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Supreme Court of Canada finally rules on Metis rights

 download here On April 14, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its decision in Daniels v. Canada and declared that Metis and non-status Indians  have the right to be treated as “Indians” under the Constitution Act and fall under federal jurisdiction.This is a historic declaration that the Metis have been expecting for over a century.  […]