Amnesty International August 7
Amnesty International
The Israeli High Court decided yesterday to allow demolition, with no right to judicial review, of homes belonging to families of people believed to have carried out attacks against Israelis. Amnesty
National Union of Public and General Employees August 6
National Union of Public and General Employees
Think privatizing liquor sales in British Columbia is a bad idea? Want to have some input? Too bad. The B.C. Liberals are lurching ahead — undeterred by evidence that the move will produce highe
Amnesty International August 6
Amnesty International
A lasting structure needs a strong base, says Amnesty International. The group is calling on the Sudanese government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement to make human rights the foundation of
Equal Marriage for Same-Sex Couples August 2
When the courts ruled last month that restrictions to same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, even Ontario's Tories accepted the result. Yet the federal Liberals have so far lacked the fortitude to h
National Union of Public and General Employees August 2
National Union of Public and General Employees
Prince Edward Island's Supreme Court recently struck down legislation enabling the provincial Tories to discriminate against casual employees suspected of supporting other political parties. The fort
Canadian Union of Postal Workers August 1
It's 5 a.m. You haven't had a vacation for months, even years. You haven't slept all night because your kid's seriously ill. But you could lose your job if you take time now to visit the hospital. We
Sierra Club of Canada August 1
Saturday's <I>Globe and Mail</I> featured a full-page ad slamming the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. Placed by Alberta's Klein government, that PR cost taxpayers around $50,000. The Sierra Club fe
National Union of Public and General Employees July 31
National Union of Public and General Employees
Poverty remains a serious problem in Canada, despite the economic boom of the past decade. And a new report highlights a disturbing trend: pre-school children are now the group most likely to live in
Public Service Alliance of Canada July 31
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is condemning the federal government's decision to appeal a landmark court decision recognizing same-sex marriages. Contracts covering 90,000 PSAC-organized publ
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives July 30
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
By choosing Pakistan as an ally, the U.S. has created quite a spectacle: two of the planet's leading terrorist states have banded together in a "war on terrorism." That's the view of Asad Ismi, who a
National Union of Public and General Employees July 30
National Union of Public and General Employees
Ontario taxpayers dropped $3.1-million this year on one anti-union PR campaign. That's how much Ontario's Tories spent on newspaper and radio ads to shape public opinion during a 54-day strike by pub
National Union of Public and General Employees July 29
National Union of Public and General Employees
"There are days when I thank God at the end of a shift that nothing big has happened, because I know we don't have the resources to handle it," says Patrick Fry-Smith, vice-president of OPSEU Local 2
Amnesty International July 29
Amnesty International
The U.S. Senate has accepted relaxed rules allowing military aid to Colombia to be used to fight "terrorism" and not just narcotics. Amnesty International called the anti-terrorist justification "per
CAW July 29
CAW
Pop quiz: What group of Canadians (a) is opposed to an international treaty they say will erode Canada's sovereignty and economy; and (b) is predicting increasingly dire consequences if the agreement
Council of Canadians July 25
Sure, The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers are permitted to watch as the United Parcel Services (UPS) challenges Canadian policy and practices at NAFTA Hearings in Washin
Canadian Union of Public Employees July 25
Ontario's North Bay Hydro wants to eliminate benefits that workers have enjoyed for as long as anyone remembers. In response, members of CUPE 72 have been on strike since July 4. And after two weeks
Alternatives July 24
B.C. Referendum Results are Bad for Everyone. While less than 36 per cent of voters participated (7 per cent spoiled their ballots) in Premier Gordon Campbell's recent referendum on native treaty neg
Public Service Alliance of Canada July 19
More than 2,000 sites across Canada &#151; airports, border crossings, even entire communities &#151; have been identified as contaminated by the government. "The bad news," says PSAC's National Pres
Sierra Club of Canada July 19
Is our government committed to tackling ozone depletion and climate change? Then why is a key climate observatory on Ellesmere Island losing its federal support? The Eureka Arctic Stratospheric Ozone
International Fund for Animal Welfare July 18
It's like shootin' mammals in a barrel, and Albertans don't much like the idea. In a survey released yesterday, eighty-four per cent now oppose the legalization of penned hunting for deer and elk. So
Council of Canadians July 18
With all eyes focussed on recent protests in Kananaskis, one of Canada's most significant anti-globalization battles has been completely overlooked. It began on Monday, and it's being led by New Brun
National Union of Public and General Employees July 17
National Union of Public and General Employees
Are health care costs crippling medicare? Not really. Overall, those costs are actually declining as a percentage of our economy. But one piece of the health care package is growing through the roof.
Amnesty International July 17
Amnesty International
The UN Security Council has passed a resolution exempting peacekeepers from prosecution under the International Criminal Court. The ICC was launched this month to hear charges of crimes against human
CAW July 16
CAW
A scab-plagued six-week strike has ended at a truck plant in Chatham, Ontario. Six hundred CAW Local 127 members have ratified a June 14 agreement with Navistar (International Truck and Engine). The
Sierra Club of Canada July 16
Cobalt has become Ontario's first municipality to ban all non-essential pesticide use within town boundaries. And now Ottawa, Toronto and Caledon are working on their own by-laws. Until now week, Hal
Sierra Club of Canada July 15
It's the long-awaited inventory of federal contaminated sites. It responds to the Auditor General's requirement that federal departments move toward full-cost accounting. But what's missing? Tons.
National Union of Public and General Employees July 15
National Union of Public and General Employees
Eighty per cent of Canadians want more funding for elementary and secondary schools. Seventy per cent believe that reducing class size will greatly increase the quality of education. A major Vector s
New Politics Initiative July 15
For the next eight months, the federal NDP will focus its energies on a personal popularity contest. Many fear the leadership race could delay the party's budding renewal process. Some are even looki
Equal Marriage for Same-Sex Couples July 12
Ontario's Superior Court of Justice ruled today that any restriction to same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. One of the cases spawning the decision challenged the Ontario Government's refusal to re
Canadian Union of Public Employees July 12
Ontario has forced 22,000 City of Toronto workers back to work, ending the largest municipal strike in Canadian history. The union called back-to-work legislation "an attack on our right to freely ne

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