Council of Canadians April 9
Council of Canadians
Canadians overwhelmingly reject private sector involvement in key public services. A new Ipsos-Reid poll shows that 84 per cent of us want our public services delivered by public workers. And 75 per
Dominion Newspaper April 9
The multinational business lobby has had a tough time dominating multilateral trade talks of late. The “Group of 21” developing nations walked out of last September's WTO session in Cancun.
Canadian International Development Agency April 8
Canada's Minister for International Cooperation yesterday heralded the start of a “new era” for volunteers working in developing countries. Minister Aileen Carroll announced that the Canadi
Canadian Union of Public Employees April 8
Most Canadian provinces are starved of cash for public services. Cutbacks are putting people out of work or spawning strikes. Meanwhile, Ottawa continues to run soaring multi-billion-dollar surpluses
Christian Science Monitor April 8
The breadth and intensity of conflict in Iraq is soaring above expectations, leaving the U.S. without a clear exit strategy. While some argue for more troops, others urge greater multilateral involve
Socialist Worker April 8
Socialist Worker
On March 22, eleven protesters occupied the office of Canadian Citizenship and Immigration minister Judy Sgro. They were protesting the pending and controversial deportation of Fahim Kayani. Their ha
Amnesty International April 7
Amnesty International
Since Canada abolished the death penalty for murder in 1976, its homicide rate has dropped by 40 per cent. And by debunking the myth that death deters violent crime, countries like Canada “set t
Dominion Newspaper April 7
On March 10, a man calling himself Joshua Murray was nabbed for shoplifting at a Victoria Canadian Tire outlet. Police say fingerprints identified him as Tre Arrow, an Oregon environmentalist on the
CAW April 7
The centrepiece of the recent federal budget is Canada's new timetable to shrink its debt to 25 per cent of GDP over ten years. Clearly, the Liberals would love to re-create the aura of fiscal compet
National Union of Public and General Employees April 6
National Union of Public and General Employees
One year later, Canada's new <i>Youth Criminal Justice Act</i> has produced a morass of inconsistent sentencing and confusion for corrections officials. It was designed to steer youth out of jail int
UN Integrated Regional Information Network April 6
Ten years later, survivors of Rwanda's genocide are still facing a monumental task of social and economic reconstruction. And still they struggle with the need to forgive, to reconcile and live with
Citizens for Public Justice April 6
Citizens for Public Justice
Nothing new: Fiscal restraint was again the driving theme of last month's federal budget. Finance Minister Goodale called it &#147;prudence with a purpose&#148;: paying down debt today is an investme
National Union of Public and General Employees April 5
National Union of Public and General Employees
They've insisted wages aren't the main issue. And striking public workers in Newfoundland and Labrador were offering to take a two-year wage freeze as part of a longer contract. That offer expired Su
working TV April 5
working TV
In law, a corporation is a person. On analysis, a corporation is ... a psychopath? That's the premise of this award-winning Canadian documentary. Sample it: working TV presents eight web video traile
Centre for Media Alternatives Quebec April 5
Sadr City is a subdivision tacked onto the north end of Baghdad, home to nearly half of that city's 5 million residents. It is a Shia area, very poor. Formerly known as Saddam City, it was renamed in
M April 2
&#147;We saw villages burning, and people along the road with their belongings were fleeing.&#148; Canadian logistician Jean-S
DisAbled Women's Network Ontario April 2
&#147;Telling other people that you have cancer is like coming out, again. People sit there and go, 'Oh my God you have cancer,' like you have cooties. People back away.&#148; A community-based Ontar
Canadian Union of Postal Workers April 2
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Canada Post's success is measured by its ability to serve the public interest, not maximize profits. And its annual report tabled today shows that, once again, it is actually doing <i>both.</i> Yet T
National Union of Public and General Employees April 1
National Union of Public and General Employees
Nearly 20,000 public sector workers across Newfoundland and Labrador walked off the job as their contracts expired at midnight. Throughout bargaining, the province has demanded a wage freeze under th
Democracy Watch April 1
With this week's Senate approval of Bill C-4, Canada is a hair's breadth away from enacting what Democracy Watch calls &#147;the most important government accountability measure ever passed.&#148; Th
Sierra Club of Canada April 1
&#147;We have been fooled by fossil fuels; it's time we learn from this practical joke.&#148; Today, April
Council of Canadians March 31
Council of Canadians
Canadians overwhelmingly favour maintaining independence from U.S. policy, a new Ipsos-Reid poll shows. Around three-quarters of respondents said Canada should stay out of missile defense and redirec
National Union of Public and General Employees March 31
National Union of Public and General Employees
Public sector workers in Newfoundland and Labrador are primed to walk off the job when their contracts expire at midnight. The province's position throughout bargaining has been: accept a wage freeze
Democracy Watch March 31
Calls for electoral reform got a boost today as the Law Commission of Canada released a report recommending a modified form of proportional representation. While applauding the principle, Democracy W
International Development Research Centre March 30
Prosecuting human rights abusers is now a familiar phase in a society's passage from conflict to peaceful development. But punitive justice is only one side of transition. Just as important &#151; to
Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group March 30
Students across Canada will soon be celebrating the end of term. Students Against Missile Defence is calling on students to have "house parties for peace" - and to tell Prime Minister Martin to keep
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives March 30
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Last week's federal budget fails to address flaws in Canada's provincial equalization program, says a study released today. Traditionally called confederation's &#147;glue,&#148; equalization is the
Inter Press Service March 30
A longtime Bush insider suggested in 2002 that a prime motive for overthrowing Iraq's Saddam Hussein was to protect Israel &#151; not the U.S. &#151; from potential aggression. Inter Press Service re
Canadian Union of Public Employees March 29
The Canadian Labour Congress has finally imposed sanctions on the Industrial, Wood and Allied Workers of Canada for its &#147;yellow dog&#148; organizing practices. Most recently, the IWA signed a de
March 29
A leading Africa-solidarity group today decried American efforts to exclude generic AIDS drugs from distribution through U.S.-funded programs. The EU has reportedly pulled out of a conference that be