They All Broke the Rules
May 6 2003
This week, Liberal Party leadership candidates are questioning each other's compliance with the party’s campaign donation disclosure rules. Meanwhile, Democracy Watch notes that all three candid
Vroom: Beyond the Marginal
May 5 2003
What phenomenon in Asian North America &#151; that <i>isn&#146;t</i> associated with the bubble tea and karaoke thing &#151; can we truly call our own besides the import car scene? It&#146;s definite
Moroccan Press Under Fire
May 5 2003
Through the first four years of King Mohammed VI&#146;s reign, some thought a new era of freedom had dawned for the Moroccan press. But the recent censure and harassment of several journalists has ou
B.C. Teachers' Federation
B.C. Erodes Learning Conditions: Poll
May 2 2003
Province-wide polling reveals that more than two-thirds of British Columbians believe learning conditions for students have deteriorated since the B.C. Liberals stripped the teachers&#146; collective
Wars Yet to Come
May 2 2003
The war is not over; it has scarcely begun. Iraq has been betrayed from within, insists Aijaz Ahmad, the regime having cut a deal with the invaders. Popular resistance has been deferred, but the lead
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
Union Questions Ontario Tories' Mandate
May 2 2003
Ontario&#146;s Eves government &#147;has no mandate to implement any legislative agenda based on its Throne Speech,&#148; says the president-elect of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers&#146; Feder
B.C. Court Supports Gay Marriage
May 2 2003
Couples defending their right to same-sex marriage in British Columbia won big yesterday in the province&#146;s highest court. The B.C. Court of Appeal agreed that the couples&#146; Charter rights ha
Sierra Club of Canada
National Forest Strategy Holds Promise
May 1 2003
Canada&#146;s new National Forest Strategy includes fresh commitments to manage forests more sustainably through 2008. It was developed by a coalition of governmental, industry, Aboriginal and non-go
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Alternative Guide to Higher Education
May 1 2003
Nova Scotia drops to last place and B.C. loses more ground &#151; while Quebec stays on top and Newfoundland continues to improve. That&#146;s according to <i>Missing Pieces,</i> an annual guide to C
The Silent Force of Greed
Apr 30 2003
The war in Iraq isn&#146;t the only war &#151; and isn&#146;t even the most devastating conflict raging today. But lurking behind many of them is the same silent force. New research flags the presenc
working TV
Nuclear Madness and Missile Envy
Apr 30 2003
Dr. Helen Caldicott has a way of gutting dreams that nuclear arms offer any kind of security. The Nobel Peace Prize nominee spoke in Vancouver this Monday on old and renewed nuclear dangers &#151; in
Pet Cemetery Sends Signal to Senators
Apr 30 2003
A pet cemetery appeared on Parliament Hill today, its 110 crosses reminding Senators how many animals are abused or killed in Canada each day. The group behind the display is urging Senators to pass
Myths of Pro-Abortion Violence
Apr 29 2003
Anti-abortion websites are proclaiming an &#147;epidemic of pro-abortion violence&#148; &#151; alleged crimes committed by abortion providers and other pro-choicers. One source claims incidents of &#
Remembering Rosemary Brown
Apr 29 2003
For Rosemary Brown, &#147;being black and female in a society which is both racist and sexist is to be in the unique position of having nowhere to go but up!&#148;
The WT-Who?
Apr 29 2003
While public gazes remain fixed on Iraq, talks are moving ahead quietly at the World Trade Organization (WTO). While we were glued to our television sets, Canada committed itself further to opening u
Sierra Club of Canada
Oil Industry Could Threaten Cod Stocks
Apr 28 2003
The feds have shut down the Atlantic cod fishery to protect depleted stocks, and fishers will pay the price. But will the oil and gas industry ever have to share the burden? Ecology groups have been
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Air Canada Layoffs Halted
Apr 28 2003
Flight attendants have won a small victory in legal proceedings surrounding Air Canada&#146;s bankruptcy protection. A judge has ruled that layoffs must be put on hold &#151; including 200 layoffs sc
Socialist Worker
Blame the Market (Not the Workers)
Apr 28 2003
On April Fool&#146;s Day, Air Canada filed for bankruptcy protection. And only a fool, argues Paul Kellogg, would believe the reasons (and remedies) widely proffered for its fate. The business press
This is What Democracy Looks Like?
Apr 28 2003
On April 14, the Pentagon announced that &#147;major combat in Iraq is over.&#148; That same day, in Nasiryah, 6,000 people protested their exclusion from a closed-door meeting held by General Jay Ga
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Drugs in the News
Apr 28 2003
How well do Canadian newspapers report the good, the bad and the ugly of new prescription drugs? Given the increasing share of public health dollars that drugs consume, quality reporting is vital. A
National Union of Public and General Employees
Union Urges ILO Probe into B.C. and Ontario
Apr 25 2003
Last month, the International Labour Organization found both British Columbia and Ontario to be in violation of Canada&#226;e(TM)s obligations under ILO Conventions. Neither government has signalled
CAW
CAW
Airline Puts Creditors Before Pensioners
Apr 25 2003
Is Air Canada trying to avoid its pension obligations to protect its favoured creditors? Today, the Canadian Auto Workers will ask a bankruptcy judge to stop the sputtering airline from bumping worke
Citizens for Public Justice
Ontario&#146;s Welfare Experiment Fails the Poor
Apr 25 2003
&#147;Can you tell me why one level of government gives you money, then another takes it away?&#148; Marika, a mother of two, is trying to get her life back on track by training as a personal support
Postcard from Morocco
Apr 24 2003
Helplessness tempered with patience: throughout Morocco, this feeling is popular. Though Morocco is almost as far from Iraq as it is from the U.S., Arab heritage binds the two peoples. &#147;We're no
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Gutting a Power House
Apr 24 2003
British Columbia says its new Energy Plan promises relatively minor changes to B.C. Hydro. But a new study by Marjorie Griffin Cohen shows the utility is being quietly but utterly transformed. Cohen
National Union of Public and General Employees
Koebel Brothers: Scapegoats?
Apr 24 2003
First the Walkerton water tragedy killed seven people and made 2,000 others sick. Then a long public inquiry flagged Ontario&#146;s privatization and deregulation excesses as one of the main causes.
Search Warrant for Secret Political Funds
Apr 24 2003
Democracy Watch today served MPs with a &#147;search warrant&#148; for hidden trust funds to highlight loopholes in Canada&#146;s proposed political fundraising law. Bill C-24 &#147;will still allow
Council of Canadians
Listen Up, Mr. Cellucci
Apr 23 2003
Veiled threats of economic retribution. References to dying American soldiers. An emotional reminder that we are a big continental family. U.S. Ambassador Paul Cellucci&#146;s recent comments have le
Amnesty International
Sexual Orientation Resolution Tests UN
Apr 23 2003
The imminent vote on a United Nations resolution on sexual orientation will test nations&#146; commitment to the universality of human rights. The resolution &#147;is not a leap into uncharted territ
Feds Fight Same-Sex Marriage
Apr 23 2003
Last July, the Ontario Divisional Court ruled that restrictions on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, giving both Ontario and Canada twenty-four months to comply. With tradition and bigotry on i