Sierra Club of Canada March 2
Weedy lawns don't cause cancer. Pesticides and weedkillers might. With spring approaching, some Canadian cities are pondering new restrictions on pesticides. Can there be an excuse for inaction?
Council of Canadians March 1
We are programming public medicare to fail. That diagnosis comes today in a report from the Council of Canadians. Its healing prescription includes evolving the "doctor/hospital system" into a commun
Canadian Union of Public Employees February 28
Public-private partnerships, we hear, promise a renewed future for public services. But "P3s" often prove less than productive. New case: Nova Scotia's Auditor General charges that structuring a new
Amnesty International February 27
Amnesty International
Several Canadian MPs have been "twinned" with counterparts in Zimbabwe's parliament. Members of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change are suffering serious abuse in the run-up to Zimbabwe's M
Public Service Alliance of Canada February 27
Canadians need reliable weather information — to plan work, to schedule travel, to gauge trends. That need grows as climate patterns morph in the crucible of global warming. Unfortunately, the f
Alternatives February 26
Molotov cocktails and black-clad nouveaux terroristes — a bloody line of mayhem stretching back to Seattle-99 and heading right at us. It's the figure of activism made real on the pages and scre
Public Service Alliance of Canada February 26
Customer service workers at Canada Post have voted to accept a new contact negotiated on January 23. Seven days earlier, they had shown their resolve by starting a series of rotating strikes. The 2,8
National Union of Public and General Employees February 25
National Union of Public and General Employees
Will Saskatchewan's NDP government mime hard-right leaders in B.C., Alberta and Ontario? Facing flagging revenues, Finance Minister Eric Cline is poised to continue cutting taxes. Labour leaders say
working TV February 25
working TV
Tens of thousands of British Columbians staged boisterous rallies throughout the province on Saturday. They chanted and marched against the government's campaign to transfigure the province through m
International Fund for Animal Welfare February 22
Canada's Supreme Court has re-affirmed the federal government's authority to ban the sale of newborn hooded seal pelts. The decision overturns a Newfoundland Court of Appeal ruling in favour of 101 s
Sierra Club of Canada February 22
Environmental groups are challenging the Prime Minister to declare a free vote on the Species at Risk Act. This week, the government advanced amendments to roll back the most significant changes to t
B.C. Teachers' Federation February 21
B.C. Teachers' Federation
Following a decision to impose a contract on teachers, British Columbians are rejecting government claims about "putting students first." A new poll shows that just 26 per cent of residents believe P
Citizens for Public Justice February 21
Citizens for Public Justice
One in five Canadian children lives in poverty. That's a 50 per cent increase since 1989, when Parliament resolved to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000. Canada's ecumenical community revives a
Amnesty International February 20
Amnesty International
The withdrawal of the European Union's election observers deepens concerns that human rights violations orchestrated by Zimbabwe's ruling party could escalate as the presidential vote draws near.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives February 20
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
British Columbia's government calls it "tough medicine" for the economy. Critics say it's a poison pill. Yesterday's provincial budget locks in mammoth tax and spending cuts that were announced earli
Public Service Alliance of Canada February 19
This month, 4,600 Parks Canada Agency workers may give their union a strike mandate. In negotiations that started last September, Parks has already offered raises on par with recent public service de
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives February 19
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Thumbing through Canada's Anti-Terrorism Act, John W. Warnock makes a startling discovery. Many of his ancestors, once considered social justice crusaders, were actually full-blown "terrorists." Warn
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation February 19
They need special qualifications to work with blind, deaf and incarcerated students across Ontario. But 250-plus Provincial Schools Authority professionals remain Ontario's lowest-paid teachers &#151
The Toronto Star February 19
Have we witnessed the dismantling of a great nation? Is there anything left to save? Staring into the vortex of political leadership, Charles Pascal distils his dark question into a pop quiz for poli
Socialist Worker February 19
Bye bye, Preston Manning. Fresh calls for a general strike in British Columbia. Perspectives on this month's WSF and WEF extravaganzas. Unmasking Canada's commandos in Afghanistan. This and more in i
Sierra Club of Canada February 15
George Bush's plan to moderate climate change, announced yesterday, looks like an Enron-style accounting ruse. Billed as an alternative to the Kyoto Protocol, rejected by the U.S., the plan introduce
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives February 15
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Next Tuesday's provincial budget will seal B.C.'s neoliberal experiment. The government says that mammoth tax and spending cuts are unavoidable. But the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has c
Council of Canadians February 14
Genetically-engineered foods are safe, so Canadians don't need to see them labelled. That was Health Canada's message when Parliament defeated a mandatory labelling bill last October. So why is that
National Farmers Union February 14
Small-scale Ontario farmers may soon have a new lobbying voice. Operators now support one of two certified lobbies — the Christian Farmers of Ontario or the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. Bu
Pro-Choice Action Network February 13
When Catholic hospitals merge with public ones, reproductive health services sometimes don't survive. That's bad news for women. It's worse when there's no other hospital in town.
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation February 13
Ontario's longest-ever education strike is over. 200 education assistants and support staff in the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board walked off the job on November 5. Their new contract provide
Amnesty International February 13
Amnesty International
Tomorrow, on Valentines Day, some Canadians will package their love as gifts of shimmering diamonds. But let's stare down the deep well of love's symbol. In countries where diamond production drives
New Socialist Group February 12
"The Liberal government of British Columbia lied its way into power. Then it declared war." The New Socialist Group proposes a mammoth fightback campaign grounded in a broad coalition. It's an aggres
CoolWomen February 11
She helped take down Nova Scotia's segregationist laws in 1954. She was a writer, a newspaper publisher, a radio host and a persistent advocate for black Nova Scotians. CoolWomen celebrates the remar
working TV February 8
working TV
"Liar! Liar!" British Columbians chanted yesterday outside the constituency offices of their MLAs. Accountability Day was called to berate the B.C. Liberals for imposing a corporate agenda that stret

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