Nora Loreto

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May 29, 2013
The 2013 CALM Awards were distributed in Edmonton, Alberta on Friday, May 24 at the annual CALM Conference. This year, an increase in the quality and the quanity of the awards made our judges struggle to identify winners, naming several honourable mentions in many categories. This year's winners...
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May 14, 2019
This originally appeared at the National Observer   On Nov. 17, 2017, a worker at the Recochem plant in Milton, Ont., tripped and fell into a plastic bottle-making machine and suffered critical and permanent injury. The bottles weren't coming out right and the worker had gone to the top of the blow...
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Sep 20, 2018
This originally appeared in the National Observer On day 597 of a lockout of workers by D-J Composites in Gander, N.L., Unifor Local 597 hosted a barbeque to boost morale. It was earlier this summer, and the lockout had almost reached two years. Iggy Oram, plant chair, told the crowd there wasn’...
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Jul 10, 2018
Elizabeth Wettlaufer is one of Canada’s worst serial killers, and had she not made comments about her acts to a psychiatric nurse, she very well could have continued to kill. Last week, the public inquiry into how Wettlaufer got away with her crimes went on hiatus until mid-July. But the testimony...
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Jun 14, 2018
When Rob Ford became mayor of Toronto, I was in a bar in Regina. Swift vote counting meant that there’d be no drawn out election night. The results would be delivered quickly, without emotion. LIke ripping a bandaid off (but realizing that your wound is infected). Ontario election nights were never...
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Jun 5, 2018
It took Alexandre Bissonnette 90 seconds to shoot 48 bullets at 46 men and children at the Grand Mosque in Ste-Foy. He killed Madadou Tanou Barry, Azzeddine Soufiane, Abdelkrim Hassane, Ibrahima Barry, Aboubaker Thabti and Khaled Belkacemi, and injured dozens more. In April, surveillance videos...
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Jan 15, 2018
On April 9. 2015, Andy Sokhan texted Gordon Graham saying that he thought that the crane that he was operating was dangerous. Graham, a supervisor for the construction company Forma-Con told Sokhan that if it the crane could be dangerous to use, it should be shut down. The crane was being used to...
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Jan 10, 2018
When Loblaw Inc. admitted to price fixing, their $25 giftcard scheme was already in motion. By the time Canadians heard the news, it was accompanied by the promise that anyone who purchased bread at a Loblaw Inc. store was eligible for the cards. All you had to do was sign up. Journalists reported...
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Jan 8, 2018
During the fall of 2005, the Ontario Liberals were deliberating on how to break one of the few promises they kept from the 2003 election. The tuition fee freeze that they introduced for the two academic years between 2004–2006, would come to an end. Bob Rae’s famous dog and pony show created the...
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Dec 14, 2017
As labour communicators, we’re not strangers to online harassment and abuse. Those of us who engage with social media several hours per day have a good sense of the invisible forces that marshal hate in whichever direction they choose – and that sometimes even the gentlest post puts us at risk of...
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