analysis December 14
Shot of a cell block "range" at Millhaven Prison. Photo: The Government of Canada — The Correctional Investigator of Canada
Jarrod Shook, Bridget McInnis, Justin Piché, Kevin Walby | 'The Journal of Prisoners on Prisons' identifies several areas for changes to the laws, policies, and practices in the Canadian penal system to improve life and work inside federal penitentiaries.
for the sake of argument December 12
Photo: Twelve-year-old Timoci Naulusala of Fiji gave an impassioned speech to delegates at COP 23. Photo: @COP23/Twitter
David Bleakney | Avoidance and possibility in a burning world: our uncomfortable future demands that climate criminals not be enabled further while we carry our caps in hand with appeals to do the right thing.
rabble news December 8
Photo: Mike Seyfang/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | The Parliamentary Budget Officer warns the funds budgeted for water infrastructure and maintenance in First Nations communities is inadequate to the need -- and to the government's own commitments.
rabble news December 7
Photo: UNWFP Nuturition Program. Rwanda/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Every year the UN's population agency reports on the world's population. This year's report focuses on the connection between poverty and lack of access to reproductive services.
rabble news December 5
Die-in Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne on Sunday April 5, 2009. Photo: Takver/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | While Parliament honours the anti-nuclear campaign, the Trudeau government refuses to join the effort of more than 120 countries to ban nuclear weapons. Critics wonder why.
in their own words December 1
The Ontario Court of Appeal. Photo credit: Lynn Gehl
Lynn Gehl | Defeating an obscure policy at Indian and Northern Affairs in the Ontario Court of Appeal could mean thousands of new Indigenous registrants get justice.
rabble news November 30
Some of the 1184 firearms handed in during a gun amnesty in B.C. in 2016. Photo: Province of British Columbia
Karl Nerenberg | The Liberals promised a number of gun control measures, including gun-marking rules. In power, the gun lobby has successfully spooked them.
rabble news November 30
Quebec City police said 44 people had been arrested as a result of the demonstration. Photo: Brian Lapuz/The Link
Rosemary Frei | Dozens of counter-protesters arrested in Quebec City face-off.
analysis November 27
Vancouver Skyline/Flickr
Salman Zafar | It's out of control within Canada and also internationally, thanks to neoliberalism and capitalism.
rabble news November 24
The vote result at Queen's Park on Bill 148 on November 22. Photo: BrynneSinclairWaters/Twitter
Meagan Gillmore | The law changes the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and Labour Relations Act (LRA) to include increases to the minimum wage, expanded emergency leave for all workers, changes to scheduling, and more.
in their own words November 23
Former CBC news correspondent Terry Milewski delivering the keynote address at the Union of BC Municipalities conference in September, 2017. Photo: Province of BC
Terry Milewski | CBC journalist comments on rabble story regarding his October interview with NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on Power & Politics
analysis November 23
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley speaks at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Photo: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta
Chanchal Bhattacharya | How Notley aims to steer Alberta’s New Democrats to victory in 2019
rabble news November 22
College faculty have voted to reject the Council's forced contract offer by 86% in a historic vote on November 16. Photo: OPSEU/Twitter
Meagan Gillmore | Concerns about Ontario college system continue as government orders faculty back to work
rabble news November 22
PC Jim Lester won the North Mount Pearl seat. Photo: @FarmerJim/Twitter
Cory Collins | ​As the province's outlook bleakens, discontent with the governing Liberals has cooled off
analysis November 21
Canadian finance minister, Bill Morneau, at a press conference announcing a program for financial literacy on November 1. Photo: @Bill_Morneau/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | The finance minister faces an ethics investigation for his sponsorship of Bill C-27. The Bill is also dangerous for workers’ and pensioners’ rights.
analysis November 20
Sean Saunders | As college lecturers are legislated back to work, it is worth comparing the changes to their conditions.
rabble news November 20
Paradise, Nfld. Photo: Tango7174/Wikipedia
Meagan Gillmore | Municipal workers return to jobs in Newfoundland community
analysis November 20
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh was handed orange roses by a supporter while visiting Toronto on Oct. 13. Photo: @thejagmeetsingh/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | Almost out of the gate, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh faced aggressive questions on Quebec and Air India. He might consider working on more carefully crafted and nuanced answers.
rabble news November 17
Image: CMG
Meagan Gillmore | CMG alleges company is breaking labour law over union membership; seeks higher first contract wages for broadcast technicians
analysis November 15
A BC fish farm. File photo
Karl Nerenberg | In 1992, concerned scientists described a series of danger signs for the planet. Twenty five years later, all but one of those dangers signs are worse.
analysis November 14
Canadian minister of infrastructure and communities, Amarjeet Sohi. Photo: Rosemary Frei
Rosemary Frei | Government silent on how much of the $180 billion slated for infrastructure projects over the next 12 years will come from private investors
analysis November 13
Instructobots at the OPSEU Rally on Nov 2.
Michael Jones | The Ontario college strike has been controlled by the employer in a paternalistic way, which is exactly how they’d like to run the entire college system.
rabble news November 13
Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem before a game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on October 15, 2017, in Landover, Maryland. Photo: Keith Allison
Meagan Gillmore | In sports and teaching, brave individuals are opening up what it means to stand up (or kneel down) for others
rabble news November 10
Canadians advancing through German wire entanglements, Vimy Ridge, April 1917. Canada. Department of National Defence. Library and Archives Canada, PA-001029
Karl Nerenberg | This Remembrance Day there is special emphasis on World War I. Lest we forget, that war was not only brutal and deadly, it was also, in many ways, unnecessary and unjust
rabble news November 8
Montreal's new mayor Valérie Plante at an event in 2015. Photo: Ville de Montréal
Taylor C. Noakes | Montreal's new mayor is a progressive step away from paternalistic, autocratic municipal governance
rabble news November 7
Photo: Alex Guibord/Flickr
Meagan Gillmore | The Treasury Board is considering the impact of Supreme Court of Canada decision
analysis November 6
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the House of Commons. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | Stephen Bronfman is the Liberals’ chief revenue officer. He has also been involved in offshore tax avoidance schemes. But is he ‘just a volunteer’ with no say on policy?
rabble news November 3
The Rally 4 Faculty at Queens Park brought strikers from across Ontario, Nov. 2, 2017. Photo: OPSEU/Twitter
Meagan Gillmore | Pressure is being put on the provincial government to encourage equity for strikers ahead of the 2018 election
rabble news November 2
Photo: Steve Rhodes/Flickr
Meagan Gillmore | Researchers found a shocking lack of awareness about the violence, and a need for paid time off
politics November 2
Catalonia's declaration of independence from Spain on October 27, 2017. Photo: Antonio Litov/Fotomovimiento/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Canada’s political system is different from Spain’s, but this country has dealt with separatists without criminalizing them. A useful lesson for Spain?