Alternatives July 12
Critics call it racist, a blockade against immigrants and refugees. Enacted June 28, Canada's <i>Immigration and Refugee Protection Act</i> marks a major policy shift, elevating "security" over more
Alternatives July 11
At Kashmir, more than one million Indian and Pakistani soldiers are massed along 120 kilometres of borderline. In one of the world's poorest regions, both countries could be channelling resources int
CMAQ July 11
Under Ontario's ironically-named <I>Tenant Protection Act,</I> urban rents are rising to levels that wrench access to basic shelter from the reach of thousands. But this housing crisis hasn't stopped
Socialist Worker July 10
"We're still winning" was a fave slogan at anti-G8 protests in Calgary and across Canada. In the shadow of Seattle and Quebec, the actions seemed underwhelming. But the thousands who did protest were
Council of Canadians July 10
Twenty-three countries have asked Canada to open up its health and social services to negotiation under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). And while Canada has taken steps to protect
CAW July 9
The economic news has been pretty cheerful: strong job creation, optimistic consumers, growing productivity. Yet stock markets around the world are mired in one of their deepest funks ever. What's ha
Alternatives July 9
It's been eight years since Jean-Francois Boivin and Elise Roy teamed up to study the health concerns of Montreal's street youth. At a time when most research is driven by markets for pharmaceuticals
Sierra Club of Canada July 8
Green groups are praising Quebec for protecting people and the environment from exposure to chemical pesticides. New restrictions will immediately ban the use of common chemical pesticides on municip
Canadian Union of Public Employees July 8
Ontario's Tories have lost another round in their battle to privatize the province's electricity transmission utility. On July 4, the Court of Appeal dismissed the Eves government's appeal of the lan
Citizens for Public Justice July 8
Citizens for Public Justice
Most British Columbians who voted in a referendum on Aboriginal treaty negotiations marked "yes" beside the government's leading questions. But if the Premier accepts that as any kind of mandate, the
International Fund for Animal Welfare July 8
Manitoba continues to stand out as a leader in wildlife protection. Bill 43, introduced last week, would prohibit anyone from owning or exporting a polar bear without the Conservation Minister's perm
Ashoka Canada July 8
They are beacons of progressive innovation. Mary Gordon's "emotional literacy" program helps reduce childhood aggression to break generational cycles of abuse. Al Etmanski's groundbreaking support ne
Canadian Union of Public Employees July 4
Toronto awoke this morning to the largest municipal strike in Canadian history. At midnight, more than 15,000 "inside" city workers set up picket lines &#151; in solidarity with the 6,800 "outside" w
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives July 4
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Shortly after sweeping to power in May 2001, the B.C. Liberals began phasing in huge tax cuts "to put dollars back into the pockets of British Columbians." A new study shows how most residents' gains
Equal Marriage for Same-Sex Couples July 4
Soaring temperatures didn't wilt the spirits of thousands who supported same-sex marriage in this year's Toronto Pride parade. Crowds cheered on the "Just Married" float &#151; featuring guests like
Amnesty International July 3
Amnesty International
Amnesty International is calling on the U.S. to reconsider its position seeking immunity for its own personnel from the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. The Court finally opened this
Democracy Watch July 1
Fanfare over the Prime Minister's "ethics package" for Cabinet may have deflected some attention from scandals weighing down his government. But there it sits as a legacy: an embarrassing clump of am
Alternatives July 1
Crisis and opportunity are brewing in Brazil. Luis Inacio da Silva, the leftist candidate of the Workers Party, has opened up a wide lead in polls looking forward to October's presidential elections.
National Union of Public and General Employees June 28
National Union of Public and General Employees
Labour laws, collective agreements, a non-partisan public service? Whatever. British Columbia sacked its entire government communications division Wednesday &#151; more than 200 unionized civil serva
Council of Canadians and Polaris Institute June 28
The G8 Summit is over, but the globalization train keeps chugging along. Sunday is another milestone in General Agreement on Trade-in-Services (GATS) negotiations. That's the deadline for World Trade
Canadian Union of Public Employees June 27
Those stinky streets may soon get stinkier. 6,800 City of Toronto "outside" workers walked off the job yesterday, disrupting services like ... garbage collection. While the Mayor was telling reporter
Amnesty International June 27
Amnesty International
Joshua Rubenstein has worked for human rights for twenty-seven years. He now heads up Amnesty International's Northeastern U.S. regional office. And he is Amnesty's policing observer for this week's
Amnesty International June 26
Amnesty International
On principle, they neither support nor oppose "globalization." But Amnesty International indefatigably demands that human rights form the foundation for any G8 decisions. This dossier includes recomm
Public Service Alliance of Canada June 26
Thirteen years later, an equal-pay-for-work-of-equal-value dispute with the Government of the Northwest Territories is over. The Public Service Alliance of Canada filed a Canadian Human Rights Tribun
Council of Canadians June 26
Globalization, trade liberalization, the corporate consensus, the Washington Consensus &#151; the G8 agenda has many aliases. The promise: global economic growth and integration will produce trickle-
Council of Canadians June 26
Wondering where the lions are? Gathering behind locked doors in Kananaskis, you might say &#151; though Cockburn's hit came from a place of hope he wasn't evoking today. Canada's respected songster h
Canadian Union of Public Employees June 26
Municipal workers in North Battleford don't want their community to cede any control over water quality to a multinational corporation. They are urging the city to reject a proposal to enter into a p
New Socialist June 25
The global justice movement found its legs at mass protests in Seattle, Quebec and beyond. Now it's time to move beyond one-off demos that leave little lasting structure &#151; and take on the challe
B.C. Teachers' Federation June 24
B.C. Teachers' Federation
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation today launched a new Website for parents who want to help their children be "successful students, avid readers, and life-long learners." There's a wealth of
Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter June 24
Concepts of womanhood are still at stake. In 1995, Vancouver Rape Relief refused to train a male-to-female transsexual for its women-only peer counselling service. This January, the B.C. Human Rights