Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives April 22
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
It's not a new tactic for a provincial government: lament a looming fiscal crisis, then save the day with more spending cuts. As if on cue, sources within Ontario's government are predicting a doomsd
working TV April 22
working TV
Tenants rallied last Friday against the closure of Vancouver's only Residential Tenancy Branch office. Over the past year, 10,000 people relied on the site for information and help with landlord disp
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation April 19
If a public school board in Ontario banned same-sex prom dates, the decision would be overturned immediately. Too bad Marc Hall is facing that discrimination from a Catholic board — where Ontari
Alternatives April 19
A full year has passed since that historic moment in Quebec City — the convergence of the FTAA Summit of the Americas, the twinned Second People's Summit and tear-gar-choked street demonstration
Canadian Union of Public Employees April 19
Ontario's privatization juggernaut just hit a concrete wall. The province wants to sell off Hydro One, Ontario's electricity transmission grid. But a Superior Court judge today ruled that the governm
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives April 18
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Gargantuan inequality cuts through people and nations. That gulf widens even as trade negotiators criss-cross the planet crafting a "global village." Just how bad is it? What's behind the trend? What
Council of Canadians April 18
The European Union (EU) wants to pry open many Canadian service sectors. The agenda is revealed in a leaked copy of the EU's priorities for General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) negotiations.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers April 16
Deborah Bourque is the new National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). It's the first time the position has been held by a woman. Bourque was elected by union members last week
International Fund for Animal Welfare April 16
A national poll shows that three-quarters of Canadians believe habitat protection for endangered species should be required by law. Conversely, just eleven per cent support the federal government's p
Citizens for Public Justice April 16
Citizens for Public Justice
British Columbians are now receiving their ballots for a controversial mail-in referendum on Aboriginal treaty negotiations. Many civil society groups are encouraging residents to spoil or destroy th
Council of Canadians April 14
Environment ministers from the eight leading industrialized countries (the G8) are meeting in Banff this weekend. But their proposed final statement was leaked already on Friday. It outlines how they
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives April 11
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
In 1983, British Columbia's Social Credit government abolished the province's Human Rights Commission. The agency did rise from the ashes to resume protecting residents from discrimination. But twent
CAW April 11
For today's youth, building campfires and learning first aid no longer makes the heart sing. So Canada's 200,000 boy and girl scouts can now earn a badge in "investing." Okay, says economist Jim Stan
CoolWomen April 10
As the name fades, it's hard to believe that Eatons was once Canada's third-largest employer - if not always a model employer. Here's the story of Eileen Tallman Sufrin (1913-1999), who took on Eaton
Amnesty International April 10
Amnesty International
3,048 people were reported executed in 31 countries last year, up from 1,457 in 2000. China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the U.S. accounted for 90 per cent of those killings. In releasing the grim figures
National Union of Public and General Employees April 9
National Union of Public and General Employees
The <I>Vancouver Sun</I> admits that a conflict of interest marred its coverage of the now-closed Woodlands Institution for the mentally challenged. <i>Sun</i> reporter Kim Pemberton filed two storie
Public Service Alliance of Canada April 9
Vacationers could face disruptions this summer if their plans include any national parks or waterways. 4,600 parks workers are negotiating a first contact with the new Park Canada Agency &#151; and r
Council of Canadians April 8
Canadians overwhelmingly support mandatory labelling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. But a federal bill to enforce GE labelling was defeated last October. And just how did Cabinet, at the eleve
National Union of Public and General Employees April 6
National Union of Public and General Employees
Roy Romanow thanked 16-year-old Allison Miller this week for her "frank talk and colourful language." Addressing Romanow's commission on the future of medicare, Miller stressed how privatization coul
Alternatives April 5
A new great game is emerging in Central Asia, where megapowers, smaller nations and multinationals are questing for control over transportation routes for oil and gas. It's the latest step in a delic
National Union of Public and General Employees April 4
National Union of Public and General Employees
Gordon Campbell arrives in Toronto today to co-chair a $300-a-plate dinner toasting individuals who have made "an outstanding contribution" to public service. The British Columbia Premier will be wel
Amnesty International April 4
Amnesty International
Israel's military response in the Occupied Territories is feeding a spiralling cycle of retribution, Amnesty International said this week. Excluding press and observers from Ramallah and Bethlehem sh
CAW April 3
They're some of the most profitable plants in General Motors' empire. So why is GM scaling back engine and component production in St. Catherines, Ontario? In streaming video, Canadian Auto Workers r
Council of Canadians April 2
Lost in the hubbub of last week's Oscars, Prime Minister Jean Chr&#195;&#169;tien has won a major award of his own &#151; for best political acting. In "Jean Q," an ironic thriller, the PM pretends t
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives April 1
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Government officials are just back from another negotiating session in Geneva to extend the reach of a controversial trade agreement. Meanwhile, a new report renews fears that the General Agreement o
International Fund for Animal Welfare March 29
They're cute. They're cuddly. The world rushes to defend them from hunters' raised hakapiks. And if those sad eyes seem to cry, "save me," harp seals may be telling us something else too &#151; about
Public Service Alliance of Canada March 28
Employees with disabilities still face barriers within the federal public service. Since 1984, they have been supported by a national resource centre that advises managers about their concerns. But a
Canadian Union of Public Employees March 27
Senior health honchos could win big bonuses for meeting British Columbia's targets for hospital closures, service cuts and privatization measures. The Hospital Employees' Union (HEU) revealed the sch
Democracy Watch March 27
Who and how much? Democracy Watch is challenging two new party leaders to reveal the donors behind their winning campaigns. Under Ontario law, new Premier Ernie Eves can wait six months before disclo
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives March 26
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Quebec led the way, with Ontario stumbling into last place. An annual report published yesterday ranks provinces on their commitment to post-secondary education - based on indicators for quality, equ