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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
National Union of Public and General Employees March 25
National Union of Public and General Employees
It's a familiar story: federal public servants scrap and strike for paltry wage settlements, only to see their bosses making big dollars. With new raises, plus bonuses as high as 25 per cent, senior
working TV March 22
working TV
With a cherished public service at stake, Roy Romanow's Health Care Commission is roving the land to test Canadians' views. Meanwhile, one of medicare's leading advocates is grinding through a fiftee
Atkinson Charitable Foundation March 21
Are corporations answerable only to their shareholders? While not always rejecting the profit drive, citizens are demanding much more social responsibility. The Canadian Democracy and Corporate Accou
Citizens for Public Justice March 20
Citizens for Public Justice
Little Jessie couldn't stretch out to reach the swing. He'd broken his arm badly months before. And while medicare paid for a cast, his family couldn't afford the extra insurance covering the rehab h
Canadian Union of Public Employees March 20
A PriceWaterhouseCoopers recommendation fuels British Columbia's plans for a privately built and operated hospital in Abbotsford. But when the consultants' uncensored study surfaced yesterday, it sho
March 20
British Columbia's government stands accused of discrimination that "authorizes and condones the poisoning of hospitality workers by secondhand smoke." That charge appeared yesterday as an addendum t