Canadian Union of Public Employees April 27
Just last week, the courts ruled that Ontario has no legal authority to sell off Hydro One, the province's electricity transmission grid. It sounded like a call for independent public hearings. Inste
CAW April 25
Typical neo-lib argument: families know they shouldn't spend more than they have in the bank — and governments should have the same common sense. Ah, but Statistics Canada reported last week tha
Centre for Social Justice April 25
Heart disease and stroke are Canada's leading causes of hospitalization and death. Together, they cost us close to $20-billion each year. Lifestyle choices play their part in cardiovascular disease.
in cahoots April 24
They promised to put patients first. But health care writhed yesterday under the well-honed surgical knife of British Columbia's governing Liberals. Critics blasted the Health Minister after a briefi
New Socialist Group April 23
February's World Social Forum galvanized global interest in the participatory budgeting processes pioneered by Brazilian cities like Porto Alegre. Is replicating this model a good priority for Canada
Democracy Watch April 23
Bribery is not okay in Canadian politics. So federal election candidates face clear rules for campaign donations and lobbyist participation. Similarly, federal office-holders observe strict ethical
working TV April 22
working TV
Tenants rallied last Friday against the closure of Vancouver's only Residential Tenancy Branch office. Over the past year, 10,000 people relied on the site for information and help with landlord disp
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives April 22
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
It's not a new tactic for a provincial government: lament a looming fiscal crisis, then save the day with more spending cuts. As if on cue, sources within Ontario's government are predicting a doomsd
Alternatives April 19
A full year has passed since that historic moment in Quebec City — the convergence of the FTAA Summit of the Americas, the twinned Second People's Summit and tear-gar-choked street demonstration
Canadian Union of Public Employees April 19
Ontario's privatization juggernaut just hit a concrete wall. The province wants to sell off Hydro One, Ontario's electricity transmission grid. But a Superior Court judge today ruled that the governm
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation April 19
If a public school board in Ontario banned same-sex prom dates, the decision would be overturned immediately. Too bad Marc Hall is facing that discrimination from a Catholic board — where Ontari
Council of Canadians April 18
The European Union (EU) wants to pry open many Canadian service sectors. The agenda is revealed in a leaked copy of the EU's priorities for General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) negotiations.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives April 18
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Gargantuan inequality cuts through people and nations. That gulf widens even as trade negotiators criss-cross the planet crafting a "global village." Just how bad is it? What's behind the trend? What
Canadian Union of Postal Workers April 16
Deborah Bourque is the new National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). It's the first time the position has been held by a woman. Bourque was elected by union members last week
International Fund for Animal Welfare April 16
A national poll shows that three-quarters of Canadians believe habitat protection for endangered species should be required by law. Conversely, just eleven per cent support the federal government's p
Citizens for Public Justice April 16
Citizens for Public Justice
British Columbians are now receiving their ballots for a controversial mail-in referendum on Aboriginal treaty negotiations. Many civil society groups are encouraging residents to spoil or destroy th
Council of Canadians April 14
Environment ministers from the eight leading industrialized countries (the G8) are meeting in Banff this weekend. But their proposed final statement was leaked already on Friday. It outlines how they
CAW April 11
For today's youth, building campfires and learning first aid no longer makes the heart sing. So Canada's 200,000 boy and girl scouts can now earn a badge in "investing." Okay, says economist Jim Stan
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives April 11
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
In 1983, British Columbia's Social Credit government abolished the province's Human Rights Commission. The agency did rise from the ashes to resume protecting residents from discrimination. But twent
CoolWomen April 10
As the name fades, it's hard to believe that Eatons was once Canada's third-largest employer - if not always a model employer. Here's the story of Eileen Tallman Sufrin (1913-1999), who took on Eaton
Amnesty International April 10
Amnesty International
3,048 people were reported executed in 31 countries last year, up from 1,457 in 2000. China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. accounted for 90 per cent of those killings. In releasing the grim figures
National Union of Public and General Employees April 9
National Union of Public and General Employees
The <I>Vancouver Sun</I> admits that a conflict of interest marred its coverage of the now-closed Woodlands Institution for the mentally challenged. <i>Sun</i> reporter Kim Pemberton filed two storie
Public Service Alliance of Canada April 9
Vacationers could face disruptions this summer if their plans include any national parks or waterways. 4,600 parks workers are negotiating a first contact with the new Park Canada Agency &#151; and r
Council of Canadians April 8
Canadians overwhelmingly support mandatory labelling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. But a federal bill to enforce GE labelling was defeated last October. And just how did Cabinet, at the eleve
National Union of Public and General Employees April 6
National Union of Public and General Employees
Roy Romanow thanked 16-year-old Allison Miller this week for her "frank talk and colourful language." Addressing Romanow's commission on the future of medicare, Miller stressed how privatization coul
Alternatives April 5
A new great game is emerging in Central Asia, where megapowers, smaller nations and multinationals are questing for control over transportation routes for oil and gas. It's the latest step in a delic
National Union of Public and General Employees April 4
National Union of Public and General Employees
Gordon Campbell arrives in Toronto today to co-chair a $300-a-plate dinner toasting individuals who have made "an outstanding contribution" to public service. The British Columbia Premier will be wel
Amnesty International April 4
Amnesty International
Israel's military response in the Occupied Territories is feeding a spiralling cycle of retribution, Amnesty International said this week. Excluding press and observers from Ramallah and Bethlehem sh
CAW April 3
They're some of the most profitable plants in General Motors' empire. So why is GM scaling back engine and component production in St. Catherines, Ontario? In streaming video, Canadian Auto Workers r
Council of Canadians April 2
Lost in the hubbub of last week's Oscars, Prime Minister Jean Chr&#195;&#169;tien has won a major award of his own &#151; for best political acting. In "Jean Q," an ironic thriller, the PM pretends t