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  • Melina Laboucan-Massimo

    Melina Laboucan-Massimo

    Melina Laboucan-Massimo is a member of the Lubicon Cree First Nation. She has worked with a range of organizations including Redwire Media Society, the Indigenous Media Arts Group and the Indigenous Environmental Network. She currently works as a tarsands climate and energy campaigner with Greenpeace.

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  • Catherine Lafferty

    Catherine Lafferty

    Catherine Lafferty, whose Dene name is Katłįà, is a Dene woman from the Northwest Territories. Previously serving as a councillor for her First Nation, Yellowknives Dene, she is an activist, poet, columnist, and law student in Indigenous legal orders. Katłįà writes about Indigenous injustices with a focus on the North. 

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  • Joël Laforest

    Joël Laforest

    Joël Laforest has a background in philosophy and geography. He studies income polarization and produces the Alberta Advantage Podcast.

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  • Joseph Laforest

    Joseph Laforest

    Joseph Laforest grew up in Calgary’s sprawling suburbs, and studied philosophy and geography. He currently researches income polarization at the University of Calgary and organizes local reading groups.

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  • Erin Laing

    Erin Laing

    Erin Laing is a gardener, midwifery student and doula. She is an advocate for peace through food security, gentle birth, community and compassion.

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  • Aaron Lakoff

    Aaron Lakoff

    Aaron Lakoff is an award-winning independent journalist, media-maker, and community organizer based in Montreal. He is currently working as the Communications and Media Lead for Independent Jewish Voices Canada.

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  • Elene Lam

    Elene Lam

    Elene Lam is the executive director of Butterfly: Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network. She holds master's degrees in social work and law, and has been researching the harms associated with the anti-trafficking industry. For over 20 years, Elene has advocated for human rights; for migration, gender, racial, and sex work justice; and against violence against women. 

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  • Justin Langille

    Justin Langille

    Justin Langille is a Vancouver-based photojournalist who is always interested in collaborating with other West Coast writers.

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  • Sydney Lang

    Sydney Lang

    Sydney Lang is a union-side labour lawyer and mining justice organizer based in Toronto.

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  • Michael Lawler

    Michael Lawler

    Michael Lawler is a settler residing on Treaty 13 territory. He is currently completing a PhD in geography at the University of Toronto, with a focus on diaspora foodways and institutional food provisioning.

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  • Damien Lee

    Damien Lee

    Damien Lee is a PhD student in the University of Manitoba’s Native Studies program in Winnipeg, where he is studying the resurgence of Anishinabe traditions of belonging and citizenship. He was adopted into the Anishinabe nation along the northwestern shore of Lake Superior at age 1.  

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  • Emily Leedham

    Emily Leedham

    Emily Leedham is a labour journalist and organizer based in Treaty 1 territory, Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is currently a member of the Fight for $15 & Fairness Manitoba organizing committee and the West Broadway Tenants’ Committee.

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  • Erica Violet Lee

    Erica Violet Lee

    Erica Violet Lee is a nēhiyaw poet from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She tweets at @ericavioletlee. 

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  • Henry Lee Heinonen

    Henry Lee Heinonen

    Henry Lee Heinonen is a writer and ethnographer in Toronto, Ontario. He runs the Deathnography network on social media, which now includes a podcast about anthropology and politics.

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  • Stephanie Leguichard

    Stephanie Leguichard

    Stephanie Leguichard is a journalist based in Tampa, Florida whose work focuses on politics, environmental justice, labour, feminism, capitalism, mental health, and various other topics. Her writing has been featured in The Correspondent, Ms. Magazine, Wear Your Voice, and many other publications.

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  • Finn LeMaitre

    Finn LeMaitre

    Finn LeMaitre is a freelance writer and a student.

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  • Vicky Levack

    Vicky Levack

    Vicky Levack is a Halifax-based disability and housing activist and spokesperson for the Disability Rights Coalition. She is currently institutionalized in a long-term care facility. In 2021, after years of advocacy, Levack won the right to live independently and receive at-home care from a support worker. Her release is pending.

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  • Charles Z. Levkoe

    Charles Z. Levkoe

    Charles Z. Levkoe has worked in both urban and rural food initiatives. His experiences in the area of food politics and community food security span the last decade in partnership with numerous non-profit organizations and local networks. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in geography working with community food initiatives across Canada.

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  • Christophe Lewis

    Christophe Lewis

    Christophe Lewis is a Black man, a father, a writer and a lifer who is incarcerated in a minimum-security institution in Quebec. 

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  • Liam Devitt

    Liam Devitt

    Liam Devitt is a freelance writer and researcher based in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal). They write on labour, queer issues, and pop culture, and the odd places where they intersect.

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  • Elisha Lim

    Elisha Lim

    Elisha Lim is a graphic novelist and author of the book 100 Butches (Alyson Books, 2010). Her comics have appeared in Xtra!, Shameless and No More Potlucks.

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  • Megan Linton

    Megan Linton

    Megan Linton is a disabled writer, researcher, PhD student and creator of Invisible Institutions, a documentary podcast and research project exploring the past and present of institutions for people labelled with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Canada. Find her on Twitter at @PinkCaneRedLip.

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  • John Loeppky

    John Loeppky

    John Loeppky is a disabled freelance writer currently living in Regina, Saskatchewan. He has published work with Passage, the Media Co-op, CBC, and FiveThirtyEight.

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  • Andrew Loewen

    Andrew Loewen

    Andrew Loewen was the editor of Briarpatch from 2013 to 2015. He lives, works, and organizes in Winnipeg.

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  • Rosie Long Decter

    Rosie Long Decter

    Rosie Long Decter is a musician and writer based in Montreal. She works as Marketing and Publicity Assistant at Vallum: Contemporary Poetry and loves to talk about TV and taste, preferably at the same time.

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  • Nickita Longman

    Nickita Longman

    Nickita Longman is from the George Gordon First Nation on Treaty 4 and lives as a guest in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Treaty 1 Territory. Nickita graduated from the First Nations University of Canada with a BA in English in 2013. She is a community organizer, freelance writer, and Briarpatch sustainer.

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  • Ian Lordon

    Ian Lordon

    Ian Lordon is the communications and outreach officer for Beyond Factory Farming, a national organization promoting socially responsible livestock production in Canada.

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  • Nora Loreto

    Nora Loreto

    Nora Loreto is a writer and activist based in Quebec City. She's the editor of the Canadian Association of Labour Media.

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