May 10, 2009

Toronto union stewards organize collective fight back

Michelle Langlois
Stewards and staff from every union in the Toronto area came together to build solidarity and resist the pressure to accept concessions on wages, benefits and pensions as the economic crisis deepens.
Apr 14, 2009

Liberals hiding out on the economy

Canada faces its most severe economic crisis since the 1930s, and the Liberal Party -- the official opposition -- says nothing about what needs to be done to improve the economy.
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Private schools under investigation for grade inflation

Education Minister Kathleen Wynne says she plans to tighten scrutiny of part-time private schools that critics charge

are granting public school teens A-plus credits with little accountability.

Wynne was responding to warnings from public school principals of a two-tiered system in which their richer students

take or retake several subjects at a private school to get high marks to add to their transcripts and gain an edge for

university and scholarships.


Isn't it nice to know you can just buy the grades you want?

Apr 6, 2009

Is Barack Obama the Bob Rae of the United States?

James Laxer
<p>It may seem a preposterous proposition but the political perils in the path of Barack Obama are remarkably similar to the hazards that Bob Rae confronted during his years as premier of Ontario.</p>
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Linchpin #8 (Ontario anarchist newspaper) out now!

Linchpin #8 OUT NOW!

Common Cause has published the February-March '09 issue of the
Linchpin, with articles on mobilizing for Gaza, Black Anarchism, and
the uprisings in Greece, as well as a review of The Unexpected War:
Canada in Kandahar.

You can find Linchpin online at

DOWNLOAD ---> PDF of Linchpin issue #8 to download

Copies of Linchpin are available in Ontario communities where we have

Feb 27, 2009

A turbine in every yard

Ontario's new Green Energy Act could take the province to the front of the green energy line, or become window dressing for more old-school centralized nuclear power plans.
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NDP Leadership and Cheri DiNovo

Well, I was just going to edit out the bits that were likely libelous, but then there wasn't much left, so I'm just canning the whole thing. Tattler, another post like that and you're gone. Oh what the hell, you're gone anyway.

 [post edited by oldgoat]



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