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Whistleblowers Webcast
Apr 2 2003
Accounting scandals, interference in scientific research, environmental cover-ups ... From Enron to B.C.’s fish farms, whistleblower protections help keep governments and corporations accountabl
Hunting the Bear Hunting Lobby
Apr 1 2003
The Supreme Court of Canada last week dismissed a constitutional challenge to Ontario’s spring bear hunt. Now an animal rights group says the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters should rep
“Gun Control” for Grain
Apr 1 2003
A grain variety reporting system proposed by the Canadian Grain Commission would force all farmers — 99 per cent of whom never misrepresent grain — to take millions of samples and sign mill
Generation of Hate
Apr 1 2003
Beyond the front line: Canadian filmmaker Shelley Saywell documents the growing resentment of ordinary Iraqis towards an invading U.S. army and what it might bring. Catch her video storyline at OneWo
Polaris Institute
Global Water Grab
Apr 1 2003
Today, 1.3 billion people on this planet already lack access to clean water. By the year 2025, demand could outstrip global supply by 56 per cent. For many, this brewing crisis affirms that water is
Amnesty International
Global Human Rights Backlash
Mar 31 2003
Human rights abuses connected to the war on Iraq are spilling far beyond that countrys borders. Amnesty International released a report yesterday documenting troubling fallout in fourteen countries.
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Workers Face SARS Threat
Mar 31 2003
More than 1,600 people around the world have been infected, and at least fifty-four have now died from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), including four Canadians. With health-care and social
Amnesty International
Indiscriminate Weapons Menace
Mar 29 2003
To reduce civilian casualties in Iraq, Amnesty International insists, all sides should swear off indiscriminate weapons like landmines and cluster bombs. Iraqi troops may already be laying mines, and
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CAW
Last Call for the Third Way
Mar 28 2003
With his dogged support for George Bush’s war against Iraq, British P.M. Tony Blair isn’t just splitting his own Parliamentary caucus and dividing the U.K. from its European partners. He&#1
National Union of Public and General Employees
U.N. Labour Body Slams B.C.
Mar 28 2003
The bravado of British Columbia’s Liberals has taken a beating at the International Labour Organization. The ruling: B.C. has repeatedly violated the U.N.-guaranteed rights of public employees b
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Tax Cuts Rule Ontario “Budget”
Mar 28 2003
These Ontario Tories know how to cut taxes. They cut taxes when they’re running a deficit and when they’re not. They cut taxes when the economy is strong and when it’s weak. And they k
Postcard from Iraqi Kurdistan
Mar 28 2003
After a week of war, a trickle of people returned to their homes in Erbil and Duhok. But bombing to the north and around nearby oil fields has convinced many that the rural countryside remains their
Gay Marriage Hearings Go on Tour
Mar 27 2003
Parliament’s same-sex marriage hearings are hitting the road. But some gay presenters are already pulling out to avoid the “abusive, petty and rude” atmosphere evident in the minutes t
National Union of Public and General Employees
Ontario’s Made-For-TV Budget
Mar 27 2003
Ontario’s Tory government will flout parliamentary traditions today by bringing down a provincial budget ... not in the provincial legislature, but in a Magma International auto parts facility i
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Ontario Can’t Have It All
Mar 26 2003
No, not even with higher-than-expected revenues for 2002-3. Not even with a windfall from the controversial Health Care Accord. A new study shows that Ontario’s tax cut programme means the provi
War’s Regional Repercussions
Mar 26 2003
Even some of America’s traditional enemies backed the 2001 attack on Afghanistan. Iran agreed in principle; Syria extended military support. Not this time: many foes and friends alike stand oppo
Amnesty International
War Crimes on Both Sides
Mar 26 2003
Recent media reports from Iraq raise concerns about possible war crimes. Amnesty International singled out American missile strikes on Iraq’s main television station — a “civilian obje
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Vancouver Protests Daily
Mar 25 2003
In Baghdad, the bombs continue to fall. In Vancouver, peace activists expand their presence on the streets. Watch video coverage from the daily protests that started on March 19.
Citizens for Public Justice
Treaties, Trees and Sharing
Mar 25 2003
Past midnight, Will Braun joined several figures around a bonfire blazing beside a logging road in northwestern Ontario. It was another “roving blockade,” part of a high-stakes cat-and-mous
National Union of Public and General Employees
Premier Punished
Mar 25 2003
B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell pleaded no-contest Monday to all charges arising from his January drunk-driving arrest in Hawaii. “Anyone who drives while impaired to the level he was should be ash
National Union of Public and General Employees
Fast Ferries Hit Auction Block
Mar 24 2003
They were delivered late and over-budget — never entering regular service — and the controversy helped propel British Columbia’s Liberals to election victory over the NDP. Today, B.C.&
Amnesty International
Platitudes Are Not Enough
Mar 24 2003
American and British officials repeat daily that their continuing “shock and awe” assault is carefully restricted to military targets. But Amnesty International is demanding urgent clarific
Sodom and Saddam
Mar 21 2003
Yes, the startling <a href="http://www.parl.gc.ca/InfoComDoc/37/2/JUST/Meetings/Evidence/JUSTEV17-E.HTM" target="_blank">testimony</a> keeps flowing at the parliamentary hearings on same-sex unions.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
Ontario Boosts Private Schooling Again
Mar 21 2003
Ontario is increasing its private school tax credit to twenty per cent of tuition. A major teachers&#146; union says the decision further undermines a weakened public education system: &#147;Having f
Council of Canadians
Alternate Declaration Hits Water Forum
Mar 20 2003
Determined to prevent corporate interests from dominating the World Water Forum, a global coalition of public interest groups today released its own declaration on global water policy. Signed by more
Amnesty International
War Could Trigger Civilian Catastrophe
Mar 20 2003
With the onset of war on Iraq, Amnesty International is demanding assurances &#151; from the U.S., from its allies, from Iraq &#151; that they will fully respect the laws of war, protecting civilians
Postcard From Northern Iraq
Mar 20 2003
On any normal day, the city of Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan has a population of about 300,000 people. Yesterday, Erbil was eerily silent and empty. South of the city, a solid line of vehicles &#151; shin
Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE Calls For &#147;Massive Resistance&#148;
Mar 20 2003
Canada&#146;s largest public sector union is inviting its half-million members to join with their communities to form a massive resistance against war in Iraq. While praising the prime minister&#146;
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Cruising Out of Control
Mar 19 2003
With the cruise ship industry expecting double-digit growth, many Canadian ports are looking for a piece of the action. But they would be wise to tread carefully. A new report shows that income expec
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Vancouver Rallies for Peace
Mar 19 2003
Tens of thousands of Vancouverites joined millions around the world last weekend to protest a looming U.S.-led assault on Iraq. Catch video coverage from working TV.