M May 3
As Canada's Bill C-9 went to final reading last week, many NGOs offered muted praise, tempered by warnings about its remaining flaws. But at least one group is taking a harder line on the legislation
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation May 3
Some 240 special needs teachers walked off the job across Ontario today. They work in schools for the deaf and blind, and in correctional facilities — the only schools directly administered by O
National Union of Public and General Employees May 3
National Union of Public and General Employees
It seemed primed to spiral into a general strike. But unions representing 43,000 striking BC health workers reached a deal on Sunday with the provincial government. That agreement removes some of the
CAW April 30
CAW
Chinese officials hinted darkly that if Canadian politicians expressed support for Tibetan independence in meetings with a visiting Dalai Lama, there could be fallout for our bilateral trade. Economi
working TV April 30
working TV
Many BC health workers are holding to their protest lines, in defiance of Thursday's controversial back-to-work legislation. Bill 37 imposed deep concessions on 43,000 workers, including a 15 per cen
International Development Research Centre April 30
The international aid community increasingly stresses building local capacity as the key to alleviating poverty in the developing world. But precious little has been written on how to effectively eva
National Union of Public and General Employees April 29
National Union of Public and General Employees
Less than four days in, BC's Liberals are legislating an end to job action by 43,000 health workers in 10 unions. Bill 37 imposes a 15 per cent wage rollback, a longer work week and no protection aga
Canadian Union of Public Employees April 29
Canada's largest union calls this morning's strike-breaking legislation in BC a frontal assault on women and public medicare. “If men held these jobs,” said CUPE President Paul Moist, &#147
Canadian Council for International Co-operation April 28
Finally, Bill C-9 will go to Parliament this week for third and final reading. That will end nearly a year of wrangling over legislation aimed at allowing the export of affordable generic medicines t
Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group April 28
When Paul Martin visits George Bush this week, Canadian involvement in missile defence will be on the table. And look who's out breaking his trail to Washington: On April 19-20, the Canadian Council
Canadian Union of Public Employees April 28
Three Canadians will be killed today in the peaceful pursuit of a living. Thousands more will be made sick or disabled by their work. Each year, a thousand are killed, a million more injured. Today,
OneWorld April 27
Hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the streets of Washington D.C. for Sunday's March for Women's Lives. Alongside them were at least 200 men and women from some 57 other countries, protesting
National Union of Public and General Employees April 27
National Union of Public and General Employees
Legislation tabled yesterday will soon end a month-long strike by 20,000 public workers in Newfoundland. Staying off the job will earn termination for workers and steep fines for unions and their lea
Sierra Club of Canada April 27
Yesterday, on the 18th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, environment groups urged Ontario to reconsider its own nuclear strategy. Exactly two years ago, in what it called a “logical respons
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives April 26
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Canada is hoarding unprecedented economic wealth while human insecurity deepens — at home and abroad. That charge comes in a new report from economist Armine Yalnizyan, who berates Ottawa's &#14
April 26
A truism for anyone concerned with resource extraction in Africa is that “black gold” is a black curse on any region where oil flows. Charles Ndika shows how this applies to the new Chad-Ca
working TV April 26
working TV
Ten unions representing 43,000 BC health-care workers began job action Sunday with a ban on overtime. They include dietary staff, orderlies, licensed practical nurses and group home workers. The esca
National Union of Public and General Employees April 26
National Union of Public and General Employees
Five women have been banned for life from BC's legislature. On March 12, they were hauled from the building in handcuffs when they refused to leave after meeting with the minister responsible for wom
Council of Canadians April 24
New polls show many Canadians are prepared to give Stephen Harper's new Conservative party a chance to govern Canada in the next election. That would be a big mistake, says Maude Barlow: “No mat
B.C. Teachers' Federation April 23
B.C. Teachers' Federation
BC's Liberals have introduced legislation that bluntly challenges a four-month-old Supreme Court ruling. In January, BC Supreme Court quashed a government-appointed arbitrator's plan to strip teacher
National Union of Public and General Employees April 23
National Union of Public and General Employees
Had Newfoundland's premier accepted unions' offer of binding arbitration, 20,000 striking public employees would be back at work today. Instead, Danny Williams is allowing the dispute to drag into ne
Socialist Worker April 22
On March 28 a Canadian contractor was killed in Mosul, Iraq. Two days later, four American contractors were killed in Fallujah, their corpses dragged through the streets. And according to Doug Nesbit
Canadian Council for International Co-operation April 22
NGOs are lauding Canada's government for making major amendments to legislation designed to ease developing countries' access to low-cost medicines. Now they're urging Ottawa to press on further. The
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives April 21
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Public accountability and service quality are better known victims of health-care privatization. But a new report shows that pay equity is also bound to take a beating. Witness British Columbia: Its
Council of Canadians April 21
Nineteen million chickens in BC are on death row following an Avian Flu outbreak. But the deeper illness, critics say, is corporate factory farming. Concentrated livestock operations are breeding gro
Sierra Club of Canada April 21
Halifax should take its sewage wastes back to its own lagoons. That call comes from a rural citizens' group in nearby Truro, Nova Scotia. They say lagoons at the Halifax Aerotech Park facility have b
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation April 20
Nearly 250 Ontario special needs teachers began withdrawing extra-curricular services yesterday. The teachers — who work in special schools for the deaf and blind, and in correctional facilities
National Union of Public and General Employees April 20
National Union of Public and General Employees
Bowing to international pressure, Ottawa is set to table major amendments to Bill C-9. That's the legislation designed to facilitate the export of low-cost generic drugs to developing countries &#151
Amnesty International April 20
Amnesty International
Since the beginning of the war in Iraq just over a year ago, 38 journalists, camera operators, photographers and translators have been killed. Many more have been injured. And international journalis
Sierra Club of Canada April 19
It's the first public response by a car maker to Canada's drive for a voluntary agreement to boost fuel efficiency for cars and light trucks by 25 per cent. General Motors Canada President Michael Gr

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