Bear-napper can't be charged
Sep 15 2003
He says he wanted a pet. So a Quebec woodsman last week snatched a black bear cub from the Gatineau River — repeatedly running over it with his Jet Ski, its mother snarling from shore. Police la
working TV
Video: BC NDP leadership debate
Sep 15 2003
Hoping to rebound from their 2001 election debacle, BC New Democrats will choose a new leader in November. Almost 700 people last week attended the first candidates' debate in Vancouver. Missed it? N
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Rough trade: Cancun draft declaration
Sep 13 2003
The draft declaration submitted to the WTO Ministerial underway in Cancun is already deeply biased, says a report released Thursday. The draft text leans heavily to the needs of big business and the
Dying for trade
Sep 13 2003
Globalization can be bad for our health. A new paper by Ronald Labonte examines how trade agreements affect health and our health-care system. Labonte weighs what governments can do to prevent health
National Union of Public and General Employees
WTO: Shrink it or sink it
Sep 13 2003
As protests and police repression engulf the WTO Ministerial in Cancun, delegates from the National Union say they want to stress the issues. They say they are there to “try to prevent future da
OneWorld watches Cancun
Sep 12 2003
Fights over farming, bad drug deals, a shocking suicide — a week in the life of the World Trade Organization. Get news and views from Cancun from some of the 1,500 NGOs that band together as the
Polaris Institute
Anti-glob movement takes on war machine
Sep 12 2003
On September 13, tens of thousands of people will answer a global call to action against “Militarization and Globalization” by participating in demonstrations, workshops and teach-ins aroun
CAW
CAW
So deficits are good now?
Sep 12 2003
Massive tax cuts. Desperate spending to pump-prime the economy. Everyone knew that George Bush was running up a big deficit to help ensure his re-election next year. But where's the familiar panic, t
Council of Canadians
The WTO is collapsing
Sep 10 2003
Broken promises to developing countries, missed deadlines and numerous contradictions plague the WTO as its new round of negotiations starts this week in Cancun, Mexico. With International Trade Mini
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Equal pay for female dispatchers
Sep 5 2003
It's taken 13 years, but women emergency dispatchers in the Vancouver area may soon taste fairness. The BC Supreme Court has quashed a ruling that allowed the City to pay women police dispatchers far
U.S. turning back to UN?
Sep 4 2003
The go-it-alone Bush administration is floating ideas for a new United Nations role in Iraq. Does this reveal new American concerns about the legality of occupation? About Washington's incapacity to
Amnesty International
Dudley's death: questions fester
Sep 4 2003
Dudley George was fatally wounded by a sniper on September 6, 1995, when the Ontario Provincial Police attacked a small group of unarmed protestors occupying Ipperwash Provincial Park. Eight years la
Polaris Institute
Ten ways globalization promotes militarism
Sep 4 2003
Corporate globalization rests on a free market ideology that seeks to limit the economic impact of government actions. Yet that same ideology champions the state's role in providing national security
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Public service bill needs fixing
Sep 3 2003
A recent audit revealed that public service managers manipulated staffing rules one-fifth of the time to hire friends and relatives through the Federal Student Work Experience Program. It's just one
B.C. Teachers' Federation
Teachers launch fire relief fund
Sep 2 2003
Wild fires have ravaged the southern third of British Columbia this summer. As kids head back to school this week, their teachers' union is launching a forest fire relief fund for affected students a
National Union of Public and General Employees
Senator urges whistle-blower shield
Sep 2 2003
A Conservative senator says he will push for new protections for whistle-blowers when the Senate finance committee opens debate this week on legislation to overhaul the federal public service. Noel K
Labour Day messages
Sep 1 2003
Barbecues, festivals, a last weekend at the cottage. There's all that, but Labour Day must also be a moment to mark the difference that workers make, that unions make. Read Labour Day messages from s
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Flight attendants kept in the dark
Sep 1 2003
If you think your winter is long, try being a flight attendant in the Arctic — where you might have to endure 21-hour days without ever seeing the sun. That's the reality for 114 flight attendan
B.C. Teachers' Federation
Education ads mislead
Sep 1 2003
Classic double-speak and a “shameful waste of tax dollars.” That's how some teachers are describing splashy full-page advertisements appearing in newspapers across BC. The government PR pai
Amnesty International
Keep the candle burning
Sep 1 2003
Journalists are vital to the struggle against human rights violations. They shed the light that motivates people to act and forces governments and opposition groups to change. On December 10, Amnesty
National Union of Public and General Employees
Deadstock scandal?
Aug 29 2003
A recall of “deadstock”-contaminated products from Aylmer Meat Packers could escalate into another privatization/regulation scandal for Ontario's government. Does anyone remember a union's
We can't wait: U.S. and North Korea
Aug 29 2003
A chance for peace on the Korean peninsula is at hand — if the Bush administration can be swayed from its dangerous policy of malign neglect toward the North. James Reilly and Wu Na challenge Am
Postal workers torn on contract
Aug 29 2003
For the next month, Canadian postal workers will be voting to accept or reject the contract their union negotiated last month. Most agree that finally contacting-in some 6,000 Rural and Suburban Mail
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Competition policy: Cancun's Trojan horse?
Aug 28 2003
It was always about limiting the market abuses of large corporations. And grafted onto trade negotiations, competition policy could help protect poorer countries. Competition, though, is also the fla
Canadian Union of Public Employees
No deal for shelter workers
Aug 28 2003
A women's shelter in Amherst, Nova Scotia, has rejected a contract proposal from its striking workers. Their union says its new concessions would have saved Autumn House as much as $10,000. The shelt
Socialist Worker
Profits 101: education and the market
Aug 27 2003
Neo-liberal politicians insist the quality of education is dropping, our tax dollars wasted on too many poor teachers and delinquent students. And their corporate compadres peer through the fence, pr
Game farms: more mass starvation
Aug 27 2003
114 fallow deer from a herd of 170 have been found starved to death on a Saskatchewan game farm. Just last month, nearly 50 bison starved to death on another nearby farm. And now animal rights groups
Global warming: equity for survival
Aug 27 2003
Steady progress worldwide towards limited equal rights to burn fossil fuels may be the only workable alternative to the nightmare of climate destabilization. In this interview, Aubrey Meyer of the Gl
Am I Canadian?
Aug 26 2003
You already know &#147;Joe.&#148; He's that white everyman in a plaid shirt, the one who pitches beer to a nation by proclaiming that, yes, clearly, <i>he is Canadian.</i> Now meet Shaun Tanaka, anot
Sierra Club of Canada
Public needs voice on Atlantic forests
Aug 26 2003
Leading environmentalists from all four Atlantic provinces expressed grave concerns this weekend about the mismanagement of public forests. Decades of industry-driven development have ravaged the reg