Amnesty International February 20
Amnesty International
The withdrawal of the European Union's election observers deepens concerns that human rights violations orchestrated by Zimbabwe's ruling party could escalate as the presidential vote draws near.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives February 20
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
British Columbia's government calls it "tough medicine" for the economy. Critics say it's a poison pill. Yesterday's provincial budget locks in mammoth tax and spending cuts that were announced earli
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation February 19
They need special qualifications to work with blind, deaf and incarcerated students across Ontario. But 250-plus Provincial Schools Authority professionals remain Ontario's lowest-paid teachers &#151
Public Service Alliance of Canada February 19
This month, 4,600 Parks Canada Agency workers may give their union a strike mandate. In negotiations that started last September, Parks has already offered raises on par with recent public service de
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives February 19
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Thumbing through Canada's Anti-Terrorism Act, John W. Warnock makes a startling discovery. Many of his ancestors, once considered social justice crusaders, were actually full-blown "terrorists." Warn
The Toronto Star February 19
Have we witnessed the dismantling of a great nation? Is there anything left to save? Staring into the vortex of political leadership, Charles Pascal distils his dark question into a pop quiz for poli
Socialist Worker February 19
Bye bye, Preston Manning. Fresh calls for a general strike in British Columbia. Perspectives on this month's WSF and WEF extravaganzas. Unmasking Canada's commandos in Afghanistan. This and more in i
Sierra Club of Canada February 15
George Bush's plan to moderate climate change, announced yesterday, looks like an Enron-style accounting ruse. Billed as an alternative to the Kyoto Protocol, rejected by the U.S., the plan introduce
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives February 15
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Next Tuesday's provincial budget will seal B.C.'s neoliberal experiment. The government says that mammoth tax and spending cuts are unavoidable. But the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has c
Council of Canadians February 14
Genetically-engineered foods are safe, so Canadians don't need to see them labelled. That was Health Canada's message when Parliament defeated a mandatory labelling bill last October. So why is that
National Farmers Union February 14
Small-scale Ontario farmers may soon have a new lobbying voice. Operators now support one of two certified lobbies — the Christian Farmers of Ontario or the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. Bu
Pro-Choice Action Network February 13
When Catholic hospitals merge with public ones, reproductive health services sometimes don't survive. That's bad news for women. It's worse when there's no other hospital in town.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation February 13
Ontario's longest-ever education strike is over. 200 education assistants and support staff in the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board walked off the job on November 5. Their new contract provide
Amnesty International February 13
Amnesty International
Tomorrow, on Valentines Day, some Canadians will package their love as gifts of shimmering diamonds. But let's stare down the deep well of love's symbol. In countries where diamond production drives
New Socialist Group February 12
"The Liberal government of British Columbia lied its way into power. Then it declared war." The New Socialist Group proposes a mammoth fightback campaign grounded in a broad coalition. It's an aggres
CoolWomen February 11
She helped take down Nova Scotia's segregationist laws in 1954. She was a writer, a newspaper publisher, a radio host and a persistent advocate for black Nova Scotians. CoolWomen celebrates the remar
working TV February 8
working TV
"Liar! Liar!" British Columbians chanted yesterday outside the constituency offices of their MLAs. Accountability Day was called to berate the B.C. Liberals for imposing a corporate agenda that stret
Canadian Union of Public Employees February 8
They want you to believe that privately-run hospitals are more efficient. They say they're compatible with our cherished principle of universality. But they're wrong, if the British experience is any
B.C. Teachers' Federation February 7
B.C. Teachers' Federation
Class sizes, special services, and teachers' jobs are on the block in British Columbia. For months, the government mocked the teachers' wage proposals: there was just $300-million available — en
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives February 7
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Gideon Rosenbluth says that British Columbia "is making major mistakes in fiscal policy." He is among forty economists who signed an open letter today lambasting the provincial government's planned s
Alternatives February 6
A thousand activists gathered in New York last week for a countersummit to the World Economic Forum corporate love-in. Ten times as many staged an exuberant protect march to the Forum's digs at the W
New Politics Initiative February 6
Canadians with disabilities can vote in elections. They can run for office. But does that mean they have equal access to the electoral process? Not in Sam Savona's experience.
Sierra Club of Canada February 5
In an intriguing role reversal, a coalition of environmental groups has filed a NAFTA complaint against the Canadian government. The groups say Canada is failing to enforce its own legislation by all
Sierra Club of Canada February 5
"We don't think itâe(TM)s in the interests of the Canadian economy." U.S. Ambassador Paul Cellucci is cautioning Canada about ratifying the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas emissions. But are th
Polaris Institute February 5
Polaris Institute
Spectacularly sordid, it's the largest-ever corporate collapse. Still trying to sort out all the Enron players, the connections, the smoking guns? Are there lessons here about "free market" economics
B.C. Teachers' Federation February 5
B.C. Teachers' Federation
A contract imposed. Education quality protections deleted. The agenda was packed when a representative assembly of British Columbia's teachers met over the weekend. All 200 delegates approved a plan
Democracy Watch February 4
The Canadian Democracy and Corporate Accountability Commission laid down a steaming glove last week. The cross-sectoral group called for twenty-four new measures to make governments and corporations
Alternatives February 4
Debt relief is supposed to help developing nations. But its schemes more often just preserve equity for creditors. It's time to cut to the problem's root, says Lidy Nacpil, a panellist at Friday's Wo
CAW February 1
The dollar drops another notch, and another pundit wants us to adopt the U.S. greenback. But it's ironic, all this talk of merging national currencies. See, companies are winning big with their own <
Alternatives February 1
Where: Porto Alegre, Brazil. When: Until February 5. Who: 60,000 people representing diverse social movements from 120 countries. Why: to move past defining what they've against &#151; to begin craft