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How Well is Public Health Care Protected from Canada-EU Free Trade?

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African & Canadian Unions’ Canadian Embassy Campaign: G8: HIV & AIDS

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Backgrounder - Labour’s unique perspective on Harper’s Maternal and Child Health Initiative

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Labour Advocacy Toolkit - Organising to Achieve Universal Access to HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support

The challenge to HIV and AIDS has to be a long-term commitment. Trade unions are well suited to take on that challenge. As organisations they have been in existence for decades. They have been and are at the forefront of many long-term struggles for social … Read More

Reality Check: Women in Canada and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action Fifteen Years On

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