Lois Ross May 5
While the 2021 budget appears to favour agricultural climate change measures on the one hand, will federal regulatory reviews end up reducing climate action on the other?
Duncan Cameron May 4
Duncan Cameron
Today the ecological threat and widespread citizen action to protect the environment make outrageous levels of American military spending more difficult to sustain.
Rick Salutin April 30
Ontario's new proposal for paid sick leave only covers a piddling three days directly. Then, if you're sick, you have to go the federal website, fill out the form, and wait awhile for some money.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 29
The U.S. is seeing a frightening legislative trend: the criminalization of protest. There are close to 100 anti-protest bills proposed nationwide in state legislatures.
Chuka Ejeckam April 29
In a conversation about policy priorities, is economic benefit the most pertinent aspect of a transformative investment in child care? Or, does it harm the broader pursuit of justice and liberation?
Edward Hyland, Pro Bono April 29
The patent waiver is intended to temporarily free COVID-19 vaccines from intellectual property restrictions that keep them expensive and beyond the reach of countries and people in need.
Rick Salutin April 23
When is the right time to reverse the spread of inequality and the decline in services: long-term care, pharmacare, child care, university costs? It's any time, or the day before.
Lois Ross April 23
Spring is a time to consider seeds -- to think about their link to safe and quality foods, and to the rights of farmers.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 22
Derek Chauvin is going to prison for George Floyd's murder largely due to the actions and testimony of bystanders. Let their courage inspire the national adoption of the duty of police to intervene.
Evelyn Lazare April 20
The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need for Canada-wide approaches to the health of the population. Unfortunately, this national approach is only aspirational at this time.
Matthew Behrens April 19
While there has been plenty of awareness this year, there remains precious little government action on ending the scourge of male violence against women and children, both at home and globally.
Rick Salutin April 16
Derek Chauvin's trial is basically symbolic. In fact "events" themselves are essentially symbolic, compared to the slow seismic causes moving underneath.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 15
Ending the war in Afghanistan should be a beginning, accompanied immediately by reparations to the Afghan people.
Linda McQuaig, Neil Brooks April 13
This is not rocket science. Canada's wealthy are sitting on more wealth than ever before. The public supports a wealth tax. And the budget is next week.
Rick Salutin April 9
Let's be clear on what refusing to protect essential workers with sick pay essentially means in the Ford lexicon: it means refusing to protect workers, period, with sick pay or anything else.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 8
Instead of selling weapons of war, the United States should make global public health the number 1 priority. It is by far the most effective way to enhance the country's national security.
Linda McQuaig April 8
The pandemic has only increased the clout of the powerful drug industry, which largely controls access to COVID vaccines desperately needed by Canadians and others.
Rick Salutin April 2
For those connected to animals, their death undoubtedly diminishes us. Anyone or anything that enhances our sense of the preciousness of being here, whatever/wherever this is, deserves mourning.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan April 1
Nine minutes and 29 seconds. That's how long Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer now on trial for killing George Floyd, pressed his knee into Floyd's neck last Memorial Day.
Evelyn Lazare March 30
Staying informed about the latest issues concerning the COVID-19 pandemic is important. Unfortunately, it's not so easy.
Chuka Ejeckam March 29
We all deserve better than the nihilistic politics on offer from Justin Trudeau's Liberals. It is really that simple.
Rick Salutin March 26
The giddiness people express after getting their first jab came unexpectedly. It's a pandemic of public delight, the way people burst onto a dance floor from the sidelines.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 25
The mass shootings in Boulder, Colorado and in metro Atlanta are just two more instances of senseless gun violence enabled by the NRA, gun manufacturers, and the corrupt politicians they control.
Joyce Arthur March 25
Overt racism is a bridge too far for the Ontario PC party. Even homophobia must be kept fairly muted. Yet open misogyny is perfectly acceptable.
Celia Chandler, Pro Bono March 25
The story of one housing co-op's experience with eviction during the pandemic highlights some significant problems in our system that pre-date the pandemic but are exacerbated by it.
Lois Ross March 24
What do public pension funds have to do with Canadian agriculture? The answer to that question begins with the Prairie Wheat Pools that farmers formed back in the 1920s.
Rick Salutin March 19
There's good reason to be gloomy about tech. Yet here we are, (at least somewhat) saved by the tech. It surely wasn't the politicians, largely mediocre, with their mixed bags of MDs and generals.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan March 18
As Republicans nationally ramp up an unprecedented attack on democracy, the need to eliminate the filibuster has never been more urgent.
Jim Stanford March 15
Uber Canada is promoting its Flexible Work+ proposal as a social justice campaign. But most of the changes that Uber says are needed to make gig work fairer could be implemented by Uber tomorrow.
Rick Salutin March 12
Meghan and Harry were more interesting and effective than the characters in "The Crown," and topped it for schmaltz and drama. How? By humanizing figures who in "The Crown" had already been humanized.