Canada Post spent $21 million to fight equity; federal government cuts incentives for workers handling Phoenix issue; and 3,000 B.C. workers go on strikeZaid Noorsumar | Read what happened last week in the Canadian labour movement in rabble's roundup for July 9, 2019.
|rabble news July 4 Zaid Noorsumar | The Green New Deal is premised on the need for rapid and far-reaching changes. There is no choice but to take bold action -- and to transform the way the Canadian government functions.|
Economic benefits of education spending; Quebec forces immigration reform bill; and union threatens to sue Alberta ConservativesZaid Noorsumar | Read what happened last week in the Canadian labour movement in rabble's roundup for June 26, 2019.
|analysis June 24 Karl Nerenberg | Although the CAQ's Law 21 has been passed, the battle is not over.|
|analysis June 21 Karl Nerenberg | The NDP has released its full set of election campaign commitments early, in the hope that those policy proposals will become a key part of the national conversation leading up to the October vote.|
Federal unions speak out against P3; new pilot for care workers offers respite; and Manitoba nurses protest health-care changesZaid Noorsumar | Read what happened last week in the Canadian labour movement in rabble's roundup for June 20, 2019.
|rabble news June 20 John Clapp | Clapp details his recent experience of homelessness and the four catch-22s that make it nearly impossible to find affordable housing in the country's most expensive city.|
|analysis June 18 Karl Nerenberg | The hullabaloo over the inquiry's use of the word genocide has obscured its broader message, and that is more than a pity. It is a tragedy.|
|rabble news June 17 Marites N. Sison | The effects of these cuts will be "severe -- both for the individuals affected and for the justice system," says Toronto-based lawyer.|
|analysis June 14 Paul Barber | A deeply unpopular provincial regime can harm the prospects of its federal counterpart, a clear and present danger for Andrew Scheer.|
Ford government erodes workers' safety; labour unites against racism; immigrant employment reaches new Canadian highZaid Noorsumar | Read what happened last week in the Canadian labour movement in rabble's roundup for June 12, 2019.
|analysis June 12 Bruce Moncur | Chief of the Defence Staff Jonathan Vance's record speaks for itself.|
|rabble news June 7 Marc Belanger | We need to not only celebrate the ILO's survival over the past 100 years, but make sure that it exists for many more years to come.|
Corporation charged in worker's death; lockout ends at Vancouver port; and 12,000 Ontario plumbers vote to strikeZaid Noorsumar | Read what happened last week in the Canadian labour movement in rabble's roundup for June 3, 2019.
First Black women elected CUPW president; women's hockey players start union; and hospital workers protest cutsZaid Noorsumar | Read what happened in the Canadian labour movement in rabble's roundup for May 2019.
|analysis May 23 Karl Nerenberg | Canadians may not be ideologically conservative, but, when it comes to innovations in and novel ideas for the political process, we are highly risk averse.|
|analysis May 17 Karl Nerenberg | Canada spent over $14 billion on policing in 2017. But, research shows that programs aimed at preventing crimes before they happen could save money and significantly reduce crime.|
|rabble news May 17 Cory Collins | The PC's leader says he isn't conceding defeat, and talked about the idea of a coalition with the NDP and two independents. "The Ball Liberal government will not survive the next year," he said.|
|politics May 16 Libby Davies | In this excerpt from her new memoir "Outside In," the former MP diagnoses what went wrong for the NDP in the 2015 election.|
|analysis May 14 Karl Nerenberg | As the Conservatives attack the carbon tax, while the NDP and Greens say the Liberals should do more, the war for public opinion is now fully engaged -- and that opinion seems to be deeply divided.|
|rabble news May 14 Zaid Noorsumar | Food-delivery workers brave hazardous traffic and bad weather to deliver food to your door. Now they're fighting back for better pay and some respect.|
|rabble news May 10 Resh Budhu | We need a true vision of social solidarity and economic justice that can sustain our shared humanity and planet. Keynote speaker Maude Barlow will speak at the seventh annual Tommy Douglas Institute.|
|rabble news May 10 Zaid Noorsumar | The union's president says the Liberals' offer of a 1.5 per cent annual increase doesn't even account for the cost of inflation, and is lower than the raise given to members of Parliament this month.|
|analysis May 10 Karl Nerenberg | When the majority of visible religious symbols in Quebec were Christian, nobody complained. But now that Islamic symbols have become more visible, it has suddenly become a matter of grave concern.|
|arts/media May 9 Derek Mascarenhas | "Coconut Dreams" follows the lives of the Pinto family as they immigrate from Goa, India, to Burlington, Canada, and tackle experiences of community and love, as well as racism and exclusion.|
|analysis May 7 Karl Nerenberg | Does the Green win mean Canadians might be much more serious about climate change than most politicians seem to think? Maybe, but one byelection does not tell the whole story.|
|rabble news May 6 Zaid Noorsumar | Official statistics show close to 1,000 work-related deaths occur across Canada annually, but one research study estimates the real number is 10 to 13 times greater.|
|opinion May 6 Lynn Gehl | The loss of Indian status registration makes Indigenous women more vulnerable to poverty, homelessness and sexual violence. It's time for the PM to do the right thing.|
|rabble news May 1 Karl Nerenberg | There is currently no effective way for foreign victims of Canadian corporate malfeasance to pursue meaningful redress in Canadian courts. Vancouver-area NDP MP Peter Julian wants to change that.|
|analysis April 24 Karl Nerenberg | The Greens have a right to feel pretty euphoric about the result, even if it fell short of pollsters' predictions, but what this will mean for Elizabeth May's federal Greens is difficult to say.|