Podcast
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David Peck | Filmmaker Peter Findlay and Unifor president Jerry Dias talk about the film "Company Town" and how union and workers got General Motors to back down on the Oshawa plant closure in 2019.
Podcast
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Scott Neigh | Rebecca Keetch and Tiffany Balducci talk about Green Jobs Oshawa and the fight to get their city's soon-closing automobile assembly plant taken into public hands and re-tooled for green production.
Columnists
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours the GM Technology Showcase in Oshawa. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Linda McQuaig | The government's refusal to even explore the possibility of nationalizing the GM plant in Oshawa amounts to a truly missed opportunity -- to save thousands of skilled jobs and tackle climate change.
Columnists
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Automotive Centre of Excellence in Oshawa, Ontario. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Linda McQuaig | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jumped on buying an aging, climate-destroying pipeline, but has shrugged and shown no interest in using taxpayer dollars to create a Canadian-owned automaker.
Columnists
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Rick Salutin | What term could you use to replace, say, socialism? How about -- socialism?
News
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Karl Nerenberg | In the wake of General Motors’ decision to close its Oshawa plant, politicians offer regret, promises to help workers. Meanwhile the idea of nationalizing the car-maker’s Canadian assets is floated.
Blog
David J. Climenhaga | In its heyday, General Motors employed about 40,000 people in Canada. Now that number is just over 8,000, and is set to fall by nearly half. The prime suspect in the ordeal? Donald Trump.
Blog
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Yves Engler | Despite abundant evidence that nothing approaching the fantasy of free market capitalism exists, the myth persists to legitimate the private appropriation of socially created wealth.
News
GM’s CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont. Photo: General Motors
Meagan Gillmore | The agreement includes 2 per cent wage increases in the first and fourth years, annual $2,000 bonuses and a one-time $6,000 signing bonus.
Blog
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Nick Fillmore | Journalists used to be taught to report not what people say but what they do. What's changed?
Blog
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Yves Engler | Auto companies conspired to keep the population in a toxic haze and change the face of urban landscapes across North America back in the 1930s.
News
Bianca Mugyenyi and Yves Engler | Cars are an unhealthy, lethal, inefficient and utterly unsustainable mode of transportation. Across the globe newspapers are filled with odes to the private car, at the root of so much suffering.