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History Slam 216: Heroin & the History of Canada’s Drugs Laws & Use

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/History-Slam-216.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In recent years, there has been no shortage of news stories on opioids and overdose deaths in Canada. What tends to be missing from these reports, however, is the historical context that shapes public understanding of these issues. The legal, social, and cultural processes that have shaped both access and perception… Read more »

In Dubious Battle: Inequity in Canada’s Migrant Work

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By Ryan Kelly It was with a heavy heart that I read about the recent deaths of eleven workers in Hampstead, Ontario. This tragedy brought to the forefront of my mind a crisis I’ve let stir in its recesses far too often. How do we become complacent in affording migrant workers a different standard of employment than that which is… Read more »