More Medicare, Hold the Defence
Dec 12 2002
What&#146;s behind all this pressure to boost Canada&#146;s military spending? <I>Not</I> our legitimate defence needs, concludes a study released yesterday. Instead, report author Steven Staples fin
Council of Canadians
Committee Calls for &#147;Assimilation&#148;
Dec 12 2002
Boost military spending. Tighten security, military and economic ties with the U.S. And study the possibility of a customs union and monetary integration with our southern neighbour. Those are some o
Amnesty International
Human Rights Media Awards Announced
Dec 12 2002
Amnesty International Canada today bestowed its annual awards for outstanding reporting on human rights. This year&#146;s winners are journalists who put &#147;Evil on Trial&#148; wherever human righ
Socialist Worker
Health Care, Not Warfare
Dec 11 2002
&#147;We could find some money &#151; probably not as much as [he] is recommending,&#148; warned the Prime Minister on the release of Roy Romanow's medicare report. Then there's Abe Bloom: &#147;My m
Time Left for Political Gift Reforms?
Dec 10 2002
The Money in Politics Coalition yesterday reminded the Prime Minister about his commitment to introduce new political fundraising rules by <i>November.</i> The PM had promised legislation strengtheni
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Health Care and the Right to Strike
Dec 10 2002
Why have more than 200,000 health-care workers walked off the job for varying stretches since 1999 (sometimes illegally)? It's a symptom of a &#147;crisis in health-care employment,&#148; according t
National Union of Public and General Employees
Expand Medicare To Affirm Human Rights
Dec 10 2002
The American experience suggests that for-profit health care squeezes out the most marginalized among us. So Canada's second largest union is marking International Human Rights Day today by issuing a
Council of Canadians
The Right Choice to Make
Dec 9 2002
In their recent reports, Roy Romanow and Michael Kirby both call for renewed federal commitment to medicare. But while Romanow rejects for-profit care, Kirby does not &#151; and that difference could
Amnesty International
U.S. Executions to Mar(k) Human Rights Day
Dec 9 2002
With two executions scheduled in the U.S. for December 10 &#151; International Human Rights Day &#151; American politicians &#147;should reflect on their country's selective approach to global standa
Then the Phone Rang
Dec 6 2002
It was a typical Wednesday at the centre. Upstairs, six rape crisis workers were busy reviewing November's reports. On the main floor, five women who had fled their husbands' violence cooked supper f
Council of Canadians
GM Mouse Stays Inside Pandora's Box
Dec 5 2002
The beleaguered &#147;Oncomouse&#148; was inches from becoming Canada's first-ever patented animal life form. Researchers at Harvard had manipulated the rodent's genes to leave its descendants suscep
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Privacy Threat at Gun Registry?
Dec 5 2002
It's way over budget. The Auditor General says the feds concealed its true cost. And now another red flag flies over the federal gun registry: the privacy of our information may be at risk. On Januar
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Romanow: $3.5-Billion Is Not Enough
Dec 5 2002
Much has been made of Alberta and Quebec's rejection of Roy Romanow's medicare recommendations as an intrusion on their sovereignty. But the Premier of Ontario named the real challenge: the success o
No &#147;Normal&#148; Mother
Dec 4 2002
From an early age, Toronto's Meenu Sikand wanted to be a mother. Aware of limitations imposed by her spinal cord injury, she wanted to be sure she was ready. Finally pregnant at thirty-five, after ye
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Proud, Harried and Harassed
Dec 3 2002
Federal public sector workers are proud of their work, and many report growing job satisfaction. Those are among the positive findings of the latest <a href="http://www.survey-sondage.gc.ca/2002/menu
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Study Pans Private Hospital Plans
Dec 3 2002
On the heels of Romanow's resounding endorsement of public medicare, another study is savaging plans to boost corporate involvement in Ontario's hospitals. Public-private partnerships (P3s) will cost
CAW
CAW
Hot Air Over Kyoto
Dec 3 2002
Canadian business leaders are sounding more and more like anti-globalization protesters. Stolid old free-traders rail on about the power of global bureaucrats and looming threats to Canadian jobs. Ne
National Union of Public and General Employees
Expanding Medicare to Honour Canadians with Disabilities
Dec 3 2002
Today is the International Day of Disabled Persons. And it arrives this year at a moment when Canadians are digesting the Romanow report, contemplating the future of public health care. What better w
Amnesty International
Human Rights Central to AIDS Battle
Dec 2 2002
Raising awareness and boosting access to treatment are key to the global struggle against HIV/AIDS. But promoting human rights standards is just as crucial. Social exclusion, economic deprivation and
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Act on World AIDS Day
Dec 1 2002
If the AIDS pandemic continues apace, 70-million more people could die between the years 2010 and 2020. That eclipses the combined death toll of both world wars. Meanwhile, Canada has released just $
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Chr&#195;&#169;tien Watch Starts Today
Nov 29 2002
With Roy Romanow's medicare report in the bag, Canadians are looking to the prime minister now for action, says Canada's largest health-care union. &#147;We have the roadmap. We have the vehicle. The
Amnesty International
Chinese Netizens at Risk
Nov 28 2002
Canadian activists cherish their freedom to peacefully express their views or share information on the Internet. Chinese citizens aren't always so fortunate. In report released today, Amnesty Interna
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Toronto Flushes Arm's-Length Water Board
Nov 28 2002
Toronto City Council has voted to abandon plans to move the city's water and sewer system under the control of an arm's-length municipal service board. Thousands of residents had protested the idea,
Citizens for Public Justice
Saving Our Cities
Nov 28 2002
Canada has become one of the world's most urbanized nations &#151; with nearly 80 per cent of us living in urban areas. But our cities are straining under the pressures of downloading, amalgamation a
Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions
Romanow's Right, Nurses Say
Nov 28 2002
Canada's largest nurses' organization is already praising today's seminal report on the future of medicare. Its president singled out Roy Romanow's recommendations to improve home care, diagnostic se
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Romanow's Hits and Misses
Nov 28 2002
Today's Romanow report clearly rejects the status quo, proposing pragmatic steps to secure the future of public health care in Canada. That's the good news. But you get what you pay for, cautions eco
National Union of Public and General Employees
Time to Act on Romanow
Nov 28 2002
Calling today's Romanow report a &#147;responsible blueprint&#148; for medicare's future, Canada's second-largest union is urging governments to &#147;immediately implement&#148; the report's recomme
Global Coalition Targets Seal Hunt
Nov 26 2002
As many as 300 organizations today announced a new coalition to oppose Canada's commercial seal hunt. Leaders of the new International Campaign for the Seals met yesterday in Ottawa to discuss strate
Council of Canadians
Canada Dodges UPS NAFTA Bullet
Nov 26 2002
A NAFTA tribunal has dismissed the bulk of United Parcel Service's $250-million claim against Canada. The U.S.-based corporation argued that Canada violates its &#147;investor rights&#148; under the