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Legal Information Document for Migrant Workers in PEI Now Available

Research made possible by the Law Foundation of PEI.

Posted: Friday 9th December 2016 18:51

A new Guide for migrant workers living and working in PEI has been produced by Cooper Institute. This guide serves as a plain-language introduction to the laws and policies affecting migrant workers in PEI. The document is available for download online, and will be updated as changes are made to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

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Open Letter to Premier MacLauchlan from the National Farmers Union

NFU members are concerned about lands protection, and recent changes that would seem to violate the spirit of the Lands Protection Act.

Posted: Thursday 10th November 2016 18:03

The NFU is seeking to discuss issues at the forefront of the Island’s number one industry – agriculture. Of particular importance is the land ownership issue: our land – our soil is the source of the food we produce; thus its ownership and stewardship is a concern not only to farm families, but also to all Islanders; currently and in generations to come. The government owes Islanders transparency and accountability when it comes to our land.

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Marie Hendricken - A good life, lived exceptionally

Honouring Marie Hendricken in words and video. National Farmers Union Leader, solidarity activist, feminist, community builder, educator, Cooper Institute founding member. Viva Marie!

Posted: Tuesday 18th October 2016 23:05

At this crossroads of her life where she is no longer physically present in our lives we pause to give thanks for Marie's spirit of indomitable optimism and relentless courage that she shared to graciously with us at Cooper Institute and so many others.

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Cooper Institute is an education and community development centre in the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada. The main program areas of our organization are livable income for all, food sovereignty, democracy and cultural diversity and inclusion. Within these programs, we conduct research and popular education projects on provincial, national, and international level.

See Cooper Institute's 2015 Activities Report here.

We are pleased to present the report of our second annual Social Justice Symposium, held on November 21, 2015, in honour of Andrew Macdonald. 
Just Democracy:Mixed Member Proportional Representation for all People

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And here we are, at Cooper Institute's 30th Anniversary Celebration
May 7, 2014.