Dominion Newspaper September 22
Frustration with the Bush Administration's failure to take meaningful action on climate change is spilling over into the courtroom. Victims and potential victims of climate change — ranging from
Canadian Union of Public Employees September 22
Canada's first ministers met last week to hatch yet another agreement to resolve health-care funding and delivery woes. They walked out with a 10-year plan. Is it anything close to Paul Martin's prom
Sierra Club of Canada September 21
The Council of Great Lakes Governors, with two Canadian premiers participating, have proposed allowing large-scale water diversions from the Great Lakes. One expert analyzing the proposal says it ess
North-South Institute September 21
In 2000, United Nations member states recognized eight ambitious goals as a road map for revolutionizing global human development by 2015. Of course, progress toward the Millennium Development Goals
National Union of Public and General Employees September 20
National Union of Public and General Employees
It's not a cure. But a group representing 60,000 health professionals is “optimistic” about the health care deal hatched by Canada's first ministers last week. The Canadian Health Professio
B.C. Teachers' Federation September 20
B.C. Teachers' Federation
The BC College of Teachers is once again governed more-or-less democratically. In May 2003, Bill 51 usurped teachers' control over their own professional body — by reserving 11 of 20 governing c
CAW September 17
Earlier this year, KPMG released its annual ranking of Canada's “most respected corporations.” The silver medal went to WestJet, a company whose workers subsist on sub-average wages and no
New Socialist September 17
A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in the Darfur region of Sudan. A quarter of the population has been displaced. People are dying or living in desperate conditions. Thousands have been slaughte
International Development and Environment Article Service September 17
Native communities in snowy Saskatchewan and tropical Nicaragua may seem worlds apart, but Chief Richard Gladue of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council believes they have much in common. Now a partnership
Polaris Institute September 15
Polaris Institute
As TV cameras converged on the first ministers' health care summit this week, one major player was missing from the screen: the brand-name pharmaceutical industry. But make no mistake: When it comes
Amnesty International September 15
Amnesty International
The U.S. Supreme Court has an opportunity this October to consign the execution of child offenders to history. That would bring the U.S. into line with the vast majority of countries that have alread
Canadian Council for International Co-operation September 15
G7 finance ministers will meet in Washington on October 1 to consider a proposal to cancel all of the debt owed by some poor countries. Now is the time to press the Canadian government to support the
Council of Canadians September 14
The prime minister and the premiers aren't the only ones in Ottawa this week with much to say about the future of Canadian health care. Community organizations, health care activists, workers and oth
West Papua Action Network September 13
The smoldering injustice West Papuans have endured for 40 years was often fuelled by U.S. cold war politics. While this has been assumed for some time, details were finally confirmed in July with the
Rights & Democracy September 10
The Prime Minister himself has called the plight of aboriginal people Canada's “national disgrace.” So how will Paul Martin's government seize the the opportunity presented by next weeks di
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives September 10
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
A &#147;new deal&#148; for cities: Such language was <i>de rigeur</i> in the recent federal election. But renewing our municipalities will take more than money. What's needed is nothing less than a c
working TV September 9
working TV
What can progressives expect from Canada's new minority government? Newly re-elected Vancouver East MP Libby Davies sat down this week with working TV to survey prospects for the upcoming session of
Public Service Alliance of Canada September 9
Some 25,000 workers at the Canada Revenue Agency launched into strike action yesterday. Their union had been heartened by the recommendations of a recent Conciliation Board report. But when the CRA r
Dominion Newspaper September 9
The people of Kanehsatake are locked in a continuing battle with the federal government. The feds say it's about crime; Mohawks insist that their land and sovereignty are at stake. Kim Petersen takes
National Union of Public and General Employees September 2
National Union of Public and General Employees
Most Canadians reject Ralph Klein's position that new federal health dollars should come with no strings attached. On the eve of the First Ministers' meeting on health care, a Vector Research poll sh
Canadian Union of Public Employees September 1
Provincial and territorial leaders will be at the table. But Aboriginal leaders won't even be in the room when Prime Minister Martin hosts his September 13-15 health care summit. Martin has rejected
Dominion Newspaper September 1
Who engineered the overthrow of Haiti's democratically elected government? All eyes turn to the U.S. But Anthony Fenton finds that Canada's role may have reached well beyond diplomatic complicity.
working TV September 1
working TV
Sun Peaks is expanding its ski resort near Kamloops, BC. Its grand vision includes 20,000 beds, with new ski runs on the previously undisturbed Mt. Morrisey. Trouble is, Sun Peaks is on Secwepemc lan
National Union of Public and General Employees August 31
National Union of Public and General Employees
Manitoba justice officials have intervened to cool down a private security outfit that has been enforcing laws outside its jurisdiction. Prairie Bylaw Enforcement Services employees have been strippe
working TV August 30
working TV
Last week, a U.S. consumer rights group chartered a train to bring seniors, patients and small business owners to Vancouver &#151; to buy more affordable prescription drugs. The group has challenged
Inter Press Service August 30
While the World Health Organization says more money and attention is needed to contain bird flu in Asia, Canada's recent outbreak was successfully contained in less than five months. But that success
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation August 27
A couple of failing grades, five passes, and seven &#147;incompletes.&#148; Ontario's Liberal government drew mixed marks on a first-year report card from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Feder
Dominion Newspaper August 26
Joseph Pannell could face extradition to the United States for a crime he allegedly committed thirty years ago. Dru Oja Jay examines the assumptions guiding the media's coverage of the former Black P
Canadian Union of Postal Workers August 25
Will recent scandals at Canada Post become fodder for forces seeking to privatize or deregulate the post office? Deborah Bourque reflects on the dark legacy of the last great postal privatization dri
Cultural Survival August 25
The western Sudanese region of Darfur, with a population near 5-million, has been home to some 36 ethnic groups. For centuries, they co-existed, each in their own homeland. But recurring drought and