The Law Union of Ontario held a panel discussion "A Sex Worker Perspective" to discuss the future of sex work legislation in Canada.
Opening Correction Elder: Laureen Waters, speakers: Terri-Jean Bedford, Karin Gallind, Chanelle Gallant. Moderator: Audrey Huntley.
Ontario's gender pay gap, according to latest Statistics Canada figures, is 31 per cent (based on all male and female average annual earnings -- including part time workers). The gap is much higher for women of colour, women with disabilities or Aboriginal women.
The gap persists due to two major reasons:
- women face barriers to higher paying jobs where men predominate
- job classes dominated by women are paid less than comparable men's work (such as, secretaries and truck drivers as featured in the video)
Equal Pay Day is April 16, 2014.
Equal Pay Day illustrates how far into the next year a woman must work to earn the same amount a man made in the previous year.
Monday, March 31, marked the day the federal government withdrew from any leadership role in health care in Canada.
This withdrawal of federal leadership will lead to a fragmentation of services across the country, and access to care will depend on where you live and your ability to pay.
Instead of coordinating a national action plan for health care, the only plan is to cut health transfer payments and shift the risk onto provinces and patients.
Canada needs a new health accord and Canada needs to #Stand4Medicare.
Protest against the plan to terminate door-to-door mail delivery hit Toronto streets and the mass media on Saturday afternoon, March 15. Close to 100 people answered the call of Socialist Action and braved freezing high winds to picket the constituency office of Conservative Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver at Lawrence Ave. and Bathurst St., a busy uptown intersection.
Members of more than a dozen labour unions, political and community groups rallied to demand that Canada Post Corporation and the Conservative federal government of Stephen Harper reverse the decision to phase out home mail delivery to over five million addresses, and refrain from increasing the price of postage.
LeftStreamed presents this four part series on organizing against multiple oppressions and asks these questions:
How does class exploitation intersect with racism and hetero-patriarchy to sustain and reproduce capitalist rule? Are forms of oppression predicated upon race or gender necessary to capitalist social relations? How does our analysis influence our organizing? What type of organizing projects do we need to develop in 2014 that can take into account these insights?
View the whole four part series here.
Chaired by John Sharkey. Presentations by:
How many jobs have you had? Operation Maple gives us this upbeat workers montage of all those jobs in Canada. Canada only works if we work right?
As they tour Lake Ontario's inner harbour, an urban planner, a doctor, a sailor and a mother and her daughter talk about how jet expansion would negatively impact Toronto's island park system, harbour and waterfront.
Directed by Teresa Ascencao and Elizabeth Littlejohn
Edited by Cathy Gulkin
To save Toronto's waterfront, please sign the NOJets TO petition at http://www.nojetsto.ca/take-action/
For close to two centuries East Downtown Toronto has welcomed the unemployed, homeless and working poor. Infrastructures to support the unemployed, some of which date back to the establishment of Toronto first poor house to the 1830s, are now being threatened and dismantled by the city to make room for Toronto's more affluent residents. Where will the unemployed, homeless and poor residents go?
Thousands of Canadians are speaking out against Peter MacKay's new online spying legislation. Bill C-13 would give a range of authorities access to your private information without a warrant. Join the campaign to stop government spying and to keep your online activities private -- join Canada's largest-ever pro-privacy coalition today at http://OurPrivacy.ca
Directed by Jeremy Brown of www.rattlesnakefilms.ca