Hennessy's Index
Apr 1 2011 | The Hennessy Index is a monthly listing of numbers, written by the CCPA's Trish Hennessy, about Canada and its place in the world.
Alice Klein
Mar 31 2011 | We all know the polling numbers suck. But one week into the campaign, I say hats off to all three federal opposition parties. They've given us an election about issues that actually mean something.
Amy Goodman
Mar 30 2011 | Amnesty International recently issued its annual report on the death penalty. The U.S. remains among the world's leading executioners, along with China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and North Korea.
Jim Stanford
Mar 30 2011 | The Conservatives' drive for a majority is premised on positioning themselves as the best economic managers. But in reality, the claim that things are better here has never been statistically valid.
Duncan Cameron
Mar 29 2011 | Stephen Harper wants Canadians to forget that by hiding how much the Conservatives want to spend, they got themselves declared in contempt of Parliament, and provoked the election.
Murray Dobbin
Mar 28 2011 | If you find it impossible contemplating what Canada will be like under a Harper majority government, here are a few suggestions of its horrific, extremist potential.
Ralph Surette
Mar 28 2011 | Food prices are at their highest levels ever and poised to rise higher (eight per cent in Canada). This news was working its way to prominence a few weeks ago when other events washed over it.
Alice Klein
Mar 24 2011 | The timing drama is over and the spring election is definitely on. I couldn't be happier to see an end to the Stephen Harper government's giant fuck-you to the values of the majority of Canadians.
Jerry West
Mar 24 2011 | The pre-eminent issue that must be dealt with now, ahead of all others, is the issue of environmental sustainability. What we need at this time are leaders brave enough to tackle this issue.
Amy Goodman
Mar 23 2011 | Late at night on March 17, former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide boarded a small plane with his family in Johannesburg. The following morning, he arrived in Haiti.
Duncan Cameron
Mar 22 2011 | Popular uprisings in the Middle East were a surprise only because the situations had been not been reported, analyzed and discussed from the perspective of democratic practice and social justice.
Linda McQuaig
Mar 22 2011 | Why is greed and love of money considered good in the case of a wealthy investor, while the wider desire for a decent living standard is considered an expectation to be curbed in ordinary citizens?
Ralph Surette
Mar 21 2011 | After a three-year process to create a natural resources policy meant to bring about sustainable forestry, the NDP government appears to be sending the whole thing up in smoke at the last minute.
Amy Goodman
Mar 16 2011 | The disaster deepens at the Fukushima complex in the aftermath of the largest recorded earthquake in Japanese history and the tsunami that followed, killing thousands.
Duncan Cameron
Mar 15 2011 | The French, unlike Canadians, have legislated a social minimum, so that no one lives below destitution. Canada had such a minimum, the Canada Assistance Program, but it was abolished by Paul Martin.