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
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
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
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
National Union of Public and General Employees March 19
National Union of Public and General Employees
Ontario public servants are being tricked into illegal walkouts. That charge comes today from the Ontario Public Services Employees Union &#151; representing 45,000 workers who have been on strike si
Council of Canadians March 18
"The science is crystal clear," says Maude Barlow. "Bulk water exports will hurt the environment. And we all know that sick water systems can produce sick people." Barlow's Council of Canadians today
Democracy Watch March 18
Active government lobbyists are playing key roles in Ontario's Tory leadership race &#151; one as Jim Flaherty's campaign manager, another as Ernie Eves' senior communications advisor. The discovery
International Fund for Animal Welfare March 15
It's fallen off the agenda, over and over, since its introduction exactly one year ago. But next Wednesday, Parliament will finally debate proposed new animal cruelty legislation. Bill C-15B would ma
Childcare Resource and Research Unit March 15
New technologies, rapid globalization, shifting employment patterns: surviving the twenty-first century means constantly renewing skills and knowledge. And any strategy for "lifelong learning" has to