Jun 23
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Is the Trudeau government merely Harper-lite or is it a beacon of democratic, humanistic internationalism? Based on its record this past year, and at the mid point in its mandate, it is neither.
Jun 22
Image: Mathieu Côté/Wikimedia Commons
Unions need to promote equality for Indigenous people inside and outside of the workforce, but they can't force employers to change how they think and what they do.
Jun 21
'Unsettling Canada' book cover
As Canada Day approaches, the babble book lounge invites you to dialogue about a book which takes a hard look at the relationship between settlers and Indigenous people throughout Canadian history.
Jun 21
Photo: Jim Fischer/flickr
In mid-May the federal government began to release the long-awaited results of the 2016 Agriculture Census. While lots of the detail has yet to be revealed, there is enough to see the big picture.
Jun 20
Photo: BC Gov Photos/flickr
With Parliament looking to summer recess, it is a good time to reflect on what went wrong, and what to like.
Jun 19
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
A year ago, the Trudeau Liberals were still new to power, and yet they seemed to be slipping into the arrogant habits for which they had fervently criticized their Conservative predecessors.
Jun 19
The strike weapon is too important to be used exclusively by unions. Communities need to organize -- and strike everywhere.
Jun 16
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
The federal government's recently announced national child-care framework is a far cry from the kind of universal child care that PSAC, and many other unions, want the government to establish.
Jun 15
Image: Flickr/aa440
Manitoba's labour leaders are pushing back against new legislation they say drastically reduces workers' rights and puts Manitobans' health care at risk.
Jun 14
Image: Wikimedia Commons
The organizers of the Migrant Worker Summer festival speak to the need for mobile clinics and culturally sensitive care for seasonal workers.
Jun 13
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Ministers are trying to shore up support for the Trudeau government at home, not plot a new direction for Canada abroad.
Jun 12
Heryka Miranda speaks with two migrant farm workers about mental health and labour.
Jun 9
Photo: Andy Miah/flickr
Pre-election polls had shown a significant increase in Labour support, but very few had them at the 40 per cent of the popular vote they got on Thursday.
Jun 8
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
In an age when control over energy shapes global politics and the fate of the world, why wouldn't Canadians be happy to leave our energy in the hands of Trump's Washington and Big Oil?
Jun 8
Image via "A Better Man"
"A Better Man" opens with Attiya meeting Steve for coffee 22 years after she literally ran for her life and never looked back.
Jun 7
Photo credit: Manon Parrot
Bill C-27 establishes a framework for target benefit pensions in the federal private sector and Crown corporations. Why are the Liberals resurrecting the Conservatives' pension plan agenda?
Jun 6
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
The government of Quebec wants to put change on the Canadian agenda. Their desire to partner with Indigenous peoples in creating a new agenda for debate should be welcomed.
Jun 4
The recent Write editorial and ensuing debate on cultural appropriation shows how much work there is left to do.
Jun 2
Photo: Maya Bhullar
rabble radio brings you some of the ideas and voices we heard on the convention floor. And, we introduce you to our new labour reporter.
Jun 1
Photo: thejuniorpartner/flickr
There are a number of concerns that come along with a renegotiation of NAFTA. Canadians enjoy stronger digital rights protections than their U.S. counterparts -- policies that could be placed at risk.
May 31
Images: Fronteiras do Pensamento; Velcrow Ripper/flickr
At the fifth Tommy Douglas Institute, environmental justice activists Vandana Shiva and Clayton Thomas-Müller ask: Unless we stand up for the planet we stand on, how can we stand for anything else?
May 30
Image: BC NDP/flickr
The deal between John Horgan and Andrew Weaver does not absolutely assure that the NDP will get to form a minority government. If it does work out, the rest of the country will be watching closely.
May 28
Photo: British High Commission, Ottawa/flickr
The Conservatives chose Andrew Scheer as a compromise, supposedly inoffensive candidate, as they did Joe Clark in 1976. But Scheer would mean a return to Harper policies Canadians rejected in 2015.
May 27
Screenshot from 2017 Conservative leadership debate in Toronto/CPAC
It will be a big weekend in Canadian federal politics. The Conservatives will get a new leader, while the NDP leadership candidates will debate each other in Sudbury.
May 26
Photos: Matt Jiggins/flickr; BGM Riding Association/Wikimedia Commons
As they choose a new leader, NDP members will decide what they want their party to be. The two candidates who stand in greatest contrast are Manitoba MP Niki Ashton and newcomer Jagmeet Singh.
May 25
Image: Paul Ford/flickr
Workers in reality TV often work in unsafe and unhealthy environments, contributing to professional and personal drama that can rival the action on the shows they create. And, for now, it's legal.
May 24
Image: The White House/flickr
The "peace" deal which Trump maybe able to shove down the Middle East countries throats will not bring any peace because the stake holders have no one at the table advocating for them.
May 23
Photo: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs/flickr
U.S. President Donald Trump took off last Friday for a nine-day trip abroad that did not begin with (or include) a stop in Canada. The Trudeau government cannot be too disappointed.
May 21
The National Newspaper Awards have a diversity problem, and it's worse than you think.
May 19
Stephen Gowans book cover
With his just-released book, Washington's Long War on Syria, Stephen Gowans blows away the twisted layers of disinformation and war propaganda around Syria, and exposes a great 21st-century tragedy.

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