Sluts Against Butts May 17
Sluts Against Butts is rewarding the Big Banks for their collaboration with Big Tobacco. "Weâe(TM)re a brand spanking new organization," explained spokesslut Roxy Sabre, "and what better way to
Amnesty International May 16
Amnesty International
On human rights, Canada's practice does not always match its strong reputation. And concerns run deeper than the hastily-drafted security legislation that was passed after September 11. Last week, Am
Sierra Club of Canada May 15
Maya Indian Eligorio Sho is in Newfoundland this week urging Fortis Inc. shareholders to scrap plans for a hydro scheme that would flood Belize's Macal River Valley. The project would destroy ancient
Canadian Union of Public Employees May 15
Since noon yesterday, fifteen health-care workers have occupied part of the B.C. Children's and Women's Hospital in Vancouver. They want a moratorium on contracting out of health services, pending in
Public Service Alliance of Canada May 15
National Defence may pursue plans to turn Canada's military supply chain over to a British firm. At a news conference this morning, unions will outline effects of moving this service beyond the direc
National Union of Public and General Employees May 14
National Union of Public and General Employees
British Columbia moved Monday to rewrite provincial labour laws on behalf of business. The proposed changes effectively scrap the traditional role of the Labour Relations Board as a neutral agency in
Sluts Against Butts May 14
The tobacco machine sees rebellious young women as prime marketing targets. But Sluts Againt Butts are here to say that bad girls can't be bought. They're a group of women bent on holding the industr
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives May 13
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Nova Scotia's minimum wage buys thirty per cent less than it did in 1976. And the $5.80 hourly base rate is a benchmark that holds down all wages - in a province where one in two workers makes less t
Canadian Union of Public Employees May 13
Quebec's biggest cable distributor is labouring under the weight of job action. The strike was called after all 2,200 workers at Vid
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives May 10
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Why do the French hate McDonalds? Maybe because they resist being homogenized, standardized, squared - like so many genetically modified (GM) tomatoes that taste like wood but have a shelf life of 10
Equal Marriage for Same-Sex Couples May 10
Marc Hall is taking his boyfriend to the prom tonight. His Toronto-area Catholic school board had tried to stop him, saying it would not condone "a homosexual lifestyle." But a judge this afternoon g
Alternatives May 10
A recent anti-G8 rally in Montreal hadn't even started when the police encircled hundreds of people in a web of "preventative measures."
Democracy Watch May 9
During elections, is democracy served when third parties can spend huge sums on political advertising? Parliament thought not when it approved new spending limits in 2000. But a familiar name, Stephe
Equal Marriage for Same-Sex Couples May 8
Marc Hall was in court this week to defend his right to take his boyfriend to the prom. His Toronto-area Catholic school board won't let him, saying it cannot accept "a homosexual lifestyle." The boa
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives May 7
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The main problem with the popular claim that Ontario's health spending is out of control is that it's not true. While spending has increased since 1994, overall and per capita, it has actually droppe
National Union of Public and General Employees May 7
National Union of Public and General Employees
Caught with a hand in the cookie jar, a health service privateer is beating a hasty retreat today. Food management giant Sodexho has eyed contracts in British Columbia's hospitals since Bill 29 opene
B.C. Teachers' Federation May 6
B.C. Teachers' Federation
Fifty-seven of British Columbia's public schools may soon close due to provincial spending cuts. With school districts facing a $200-million budget shortfall for 2002-2003, the effects will reverbera
working TV May 6
working TV
Sweet smells of privatization: companies eyeing health support service contracts in British Columbia have been caught blacklisting the Health Employees' Union members who now deliver housekeeping, la
International Fund for Animal Welfare May 4
The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans admitted yesterday that it has already allowed hunters to land 295,000 harp seals this year. That exceeds the government's total allowable catch for 200
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives May 3
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Some energy jobs will disappear if Canada ratifies the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. But a new study finds tremendous new opportunities in boosting energy efficiency and developing new technologi
Council of Canadians May 2
Loblaws says it can't label genetically engineered foods because there's no federal labelling standard. But there's something the grocery giant is not stressing at its Annual General Meeting: Loblaws
National Union of Public and General Employees May 2
National Union of Public and General Employees
After 51 days of strike action and service bedlam, 45,000 Ontario public servants are claiming victory. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union will hold an immediate ratification vote on a tentat
Alternatives May 1
Throughout the world, except in North America, May 1 is celebrated as International Workers' Day. In Canada and the U.S., we have Labour Day in September, which most people associate with the struggl
Pro-Choice Action Network April 30
"Pro-lifers" are pressuring provinces to stop funding abortion services. They say abortion is medically unnecessary and so not covered under the <i>Canada Health Act.</i> Could this campaign spell tr
Amnesty International April 30
Amnesty International
Amnesty International is "dismayed" by Israel's refusal to co-operate with a United Nations fact-finding team. At stake are allegations of human rights violations during Israeli incursions at the Jen
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives April 29
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The Ontario government's operating grants to universities, allowing for inflation and enrolment growth, declined by 17 per cent between 1995-96 and 2000-01. As tuition fees rise to offset the shortfa
Canadian Union of Postal Workers April 29
Last year, Canada Post raved about its corporate performance, projecting new profits of $170-million over 2002 and 2003. But its most recent corporate plan hauls that estimate back to $58-million. Th
National Union of Public and General Employees April 29
National Union of Public and General Employees
Four Canadian soldiers, killed "on the job" in Afghanistan, were honoured as labour and political leaders marked yesterday's annual day of mourning for victims of workplace accidents. Fully 800 men a
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
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.

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