Rights & Democracy July 5
Canada's commitment to halve hunger worldwide by 2015 must be reinforced by a “principled position that upholds the human right to adequate food,” says Rights & Democracy. The group says Ca
working TV July 5
working TV
Gim Wong, 82, is an Air Force veteran and the son of two Chinese head-taxpayers. He's leading a cross-Canada motorcycle ride to press Ottawa to redress the <i>Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act</i> &
Public Service Alliance of Canada July 2
If Prime Minister Paul Martin is going to live up to his election promise to do better, he will need to act quickly to avert a serious disruption in federal public services. The Public Service Allian
International Institute for Sustainable Development June 30
Canada's first minority government in 25 years will have to act on environmental and sustainable development priorities if it hopes to build bridges with the NDP and Bloc Quebecois. To start, that co
Democracy Watch June 30
In this week's federal election, voter turnout dropped to a record low 60.5 per cent. According to Democracy Watch, turnout likely won't rebound until parties and politicians tackle the job of re-eng
Canadian Union of Public Employees June 29
Across Canada, public employees say they are facing growing pressure from employers to give up collective agreement rights. In response, the Canadian Union of Public Employees has adopted a &#147;spe
Environment News Service June 29
A recent report from the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences links at least 80 per cent of cancers to environmental causes and lifestyle choices like smoking and diet. Meanwhile
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives June 29
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
&#147;New Brunswick citizens are experiencing trade treaty 'chill' first-hand.&#148; So say the authors of a study released just as the Lord government rejected legislative committee recommendations
Council of Canadians June 28
It took just 12 days for 5000 women to find and sign a non-partisan letter of concern about Stephen Harper and the new Conservative Party. Signatories include Dr. Ursula Franklin, Maude Barlow, Naomi
Dominion Newspaper June 26
Suicide bombings, rocket attacks, assassinations, political wrangling: familiar fare from media covering the occupied territories. But what about the everyday conditions of people living under occupa
OneWorld.ca June 25
Canada votes on Monday, June 28. This federal election campaign, several OneWorld partner surveyed or graded political parties on their election platforms. From health to environment to defence &#151
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives June 23
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Accountability, rights issues and health care have dominated this federal election campaign. Economic issues, meanwhile, have somehow slipped off the stage. That's too bad, says economist Marc Lee, b
Maisonneuve Magazine June 23
Think of the children. It's hard enough learning your times tables, but with the <i>Globe</i> saying the Liberals are ahead, and the <i>Post</i> claiming the Tories are on top, precocious children ev
Council of Canadians June 22
The Council of Canadians is condemning Quebec Environment Minister Thomas Mulcair's proposal to explore bulk exports of water from the province. The Council says that move would &#147;open the floodg
Democracy Watch June 22
New Canadian election laws and ethics rules are designed to make campaigns more fair and transparent. But there's a catch, according to Democracy Watch. First, parties are not required to disclose do
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives June 22
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Families making more than $150,000 are the big winners in the Conservative Party's proposed tax reforms. Meanwhile, NDP tax proposals favour families with incomes below $60,000. Those are two of the
Canadian Union of Postal Workers June 21
Letter carrier Rick Letendre has landed a week's suspension without pay following a complaint from BC Liberal MLA Lorne Mayencourt. Letendre was making his routine delivery to Mayencourt's office. Se
International Development Research Centre June 21
Blunt measures of human prosperity &#151; like Gross Domestic Product &#151; gauge economic activity without distinguishing &#147;good&#148; activity from &#147;bad.&#148; Alternative measures draw o
National Union of Public and General Employees June 18
National Union of Public and General Employees
Statistics Canada says 3.6 million Canadians have no regular doctor, depriving them of preventative care and resulting in far more visits to emergency rooms. Surprisingly, the problem is almost as ba
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives June 18
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
There is much wringing of hands these days as governments come to terms with decreasing voter turnout in Canada. In 2000, only 61 per cent of eligible voters bothered to cast ballots federally &#151;
Amnesty International June 18
Amnesty International
&#147;As the world shifts its attention away from Afghanistan, the country is descending into a downward spiral of lawlessness and instability,&#148; Amnesty International said Thursday. The deaths o
Socialist Worker June 15
If you read the mass media, there's only one story this federal election: the sudden, unexpected rise of Stephen Harper's Tories. And the Liberal vote is certainly collapsing all across Canada. But t
Cultural Survival June 15
The new online First Nations Dating Network aims to match up status Indians throughout North America. A stated goal is to strengthen status populations, while enabling people to pass on rights to hou
Canadian Union of Public Employees June 14
If Stephen Harper becomes prime minister, his spending cuts could lead to national social unrest, the head of Canada's largest union said today. &#147;We know from experience what Harper's agenda rep
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives June 14
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Are you going to inherit $1-million? Well, you're still safe, even with the NDP's new inheritance tax proposal. Much has been made about how this tax could affect even those not normally considered r
OneWorld June 12
Activist voiced disappointment Thursday with what they called a failure among the Group of Eight (G8) richest nations to respond to major crises in Africa. At this week's U.S.-hosted summit, G8 leade
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives June 11
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Can Canada's three major national parties pay for their election promises? Economists Ellen Russell and Sheila Block tackle that question in a study released today. Their conclusion: Only the tax-cut
working TV June 10
working TV
U.S. President Bush recently announced new measures to &#147;hasten a transition to democracy&#148; in Cuba. That raised red flags for Cuba's Ambassador to Canada: &#147;A significant danger of the n
Canadian Union of Postal Workers June 10
Fully 39 per cent of us didn't make it to the ballot box during the last federal election. This time, CUPW President Deborah Bourque urges her members and all Canadians to just do it: &#147;For every
Sierra Club of Canada June 9
Stephen Harper is out of step with the 82 per cent of Canadians who support the Kyoto Protocol, recent polls show. Harper's Conservatives are the only federal party taking a stand against the climate