Sierra Club of Canada
Grandma Crosses Canada for the Planet
Sep 10 2002
At seventy-one, Dorothy Cutting is hitting the road to drive home her message on climate change. On Monday, the grandmother of four left Mile Zero of the Trans-Canada Highway in Victoria — in a
View from a Lowly Summit
Sep 9 2002
It was the UN's largest summit ever, and its most expensive. And it proved to be the sham that many feared — culminating in a dilution of previous commitments on sustainable development. Hear an
Ontarians Still Oppose Spring Bear Hunt
Sep 9 2002
Will Ontario lift its ban on the spring bear hunt? Hunters claim the ban boosts bear populations and reduces their fear of humans, leading to more bear-human encounters. So animal rights groups are r
Do I Hear 100,000 Visitors?
Sep 6 2002
Sometime today, Equal Marriage For Same-Sex Couples will receive its 1.8-millionth hit. It’s a great milestone to celebrate one month short of equalmarriage.ca’s first year in operation, l
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Bank of Canada Did the Right Thing
Sep 6 2002
Canada's economy has been more robust this year than its American neighbour's. But the momentum is slowing. So to keep cogs turning and to temper unemployment, the Bank of Canada was right this week
A Taste of Justice
Sep 5 2002
A New Delhi court in Bhopal city, the site of the world’s worst industrial disaster, has refused to change the charges against Union Carbide Chair Warren Anderson from “culpable homicide&#1
Council of Canadians
Sealed With a Kissoff
Sep 4 2002
Double-speak in Johannesburg deafening. Confidential documents revealing Canada’s plans to give the environment a back seat to trade negotiations have been leaked to the Council of Canadians and
B.C. Teachers' Federation
School Alarm
Sep 3 2002
The B.C. Liberals' many-headed monster rages on in rural communities throughout the province as the Quesnel School Board plans to shut down tiny Wells' elementary school and bus students into Quesnel
Canadian Union of Public Employees
A Global Demand
Aug 30 2002
Hope they&#146;ve rented a big room. <i>Quality Public Services &#151; Our Right!</i> is the theme of the twenty-seventh World Congress of Public Services International in Ottawa, September 2, when o
CAW
CAW
No Shopping Spree
Aug 30 2002
The Canadian Autoworkers union (CAW) thinks workers are entitled to decent benefits and to know what their wages will be; the Hudson&#146;s Bay Company doesn&#146;t agree. Because of it, talks betwee
Festival for Fairpay 4 Women
Aug 29 2002
Ten years ago, a joint company-union study found that women at Bell Canada were being substantially underpaid. Since then, pay equity negotiations have sputtered and stalled. Support women workers by
Reading the World: Pop-Ed and Activism
Aug 28 2002
Looking for a stimulating challenge this fall? There's still room in an eight-part course exploring the theory and practice popular education &#151; critical education for social change. It's all abo
BC Hospitality Workers Still Choking
Aug 28 2002
When British Columbia banned smoking from workplaces in 1998, it excluded smoke-choked bars and restos. A total ban was set to start this September 10. But the BC Liberals have delayed that ban until
Council of Canadians
GE Labeling Panel Disappoints
Aug 27 2002
Yesterday's report from the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee (CBAC) won't inpire many outside the biotech industry. It upholds a voluntary labeling policy for genetically-engineered (GE) foo
Council of Canadians
Europe/U.S. Pushing WTO Rules on Earth Summit?
Aug 27 2002
An internal negotiating document leaked to the Council of Canadians suggests that the U.S. and EU may try to subjugate the World Summit for Sustainable Development to the corporate-friendly rules of
National Union of Public and General Employees
Canadians "Donating" More Overtime
Aug 26 2002
Canadians, on average, are working five hours of upaid overtime each month. One in four works at least fifty hours per week &#151; up from one in ten a decade ago. And some surprising findings: men a
Council of Canadians
Canadian Hurt at Jo'burg Protest
Aug 26 2002
A Canadian activist was injured by a police concussion grenade during a Saturday protest near a university in Johannesburg, South Africa. Karen Cocq, from the Polaris Institute, was admitted to hospi
Sierra Club of Canada
World Summit to Amplify Unsustainability
Aug 26 2002
What's wrong with the World Summit on Sustainable Development, launched today in Johannesburg? Lots, according to one report &#151; stressing "its tendency to allow increasing scope for commodificati
Council of Canadians
Summit Breakthrough, or Break-and-Enter?
Aug 26 2002
On this first day of the Earth Summit in Johannesburg, the U.S. and the European Union announced a "breakthrough" on trade and investment issues. But NGO critics fear it marks the end of the sustaina
Special Report: Earth Summit 2
Aug 25 2002
Monday marks the start of the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. It's the much-anticipated ten-years-on sequel to the Earth Summit in Rio. Sadly, many NGOs say that big business
Sierra Club of Canada
Ten Myths About Kyoto
Aug 23 2002
First a leader, now a laggard, Canada still hasn't ratified the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. The bashers' mantras echo through the press: it's too expensive, our economy will suffer, jobs will d
Bell Denies Women Basic Rights?
Aug 23 2002
Ten years ago at Bell Canada, a joint company-union study found that female-dominated jobs were being substantially underpaid. Since then, pay equity negotiations have been choked by legal minutiae a
CAW
CAW
Boys Who Cried Wolf
Aug 22 2002
And unto the village was born a son. And his name was Paul. Paul was handsome and articulate. Paul did demonstrate a most profitable business acumen. And Paul was patient. One day a most fearsome wol
Fired: School Trustees Wouldn't Dance
Aug 22 2002
Ontario's school funding formula may be throttling its largest urban school boards. Three of those boards said they couldn't make ends meet without deep program cuts. Instead, they proposed running d
Socialist Worker
Pope Squat: Interview with Gaetan
Aug 21 2002
They came to see the Pope, hundreds of thousands of them, and Toronto spent millions making it happen. So last month's Catholic World Youth Day extravaganza was a perfect moment to highlight the city
B.C. Teachers' Federation
Save-Our-School Fast Hits 100th Day
Aug 20 2002
Friday marked the hundredth day of a hunger strike aimed at saving the local school in Wells, B.C. To cut costs, the school district plans to close Wells-Barkerville Elementary &#151; bussing student
Amnesty International
Nigerian Death-by-Stoning Sentence Upheld
Aug 20 2002
A court of appeal in Nigeria yesterday upheld a death-by-stoning sentence imposed on Amina Lawal, a young woman alleged to have had a child out of wedlock. Amnesty International condemned the ruling
B.C. Teachers' Federation
Assignment: Strip B.C. Teachers' Contracts
Aug 20 2002
This morning in British Columbia, proceedings began to strip teachers' contracts of negotiated provisions before school starts this fall. At stake are clauses that limit class sizes, ensure specialis
Socialist Worker
Weapons Inspector Warns Against Iraq War
Aug 19 2002
Scott Ritter was chief UN weapons inspector in Iraq until 1998. He's a Gulf War veteran, a Republican who voted for U.S. President George W. Bush. Yet here's a man who charged last month that "there
CAW
CAW
Denouncing Canadian Shipping Practices Down Under
Aug 19 2002
Canadian Auto Workers president Buzz Hargrove will second an emergency motion by the Maritime Union of Australia tomorrow denouncing Canadian involvement in undermining Australia's economy and worker