in cahoots January 17
Big Tobacco is breathing easy. Health advocates are fuming. The B.C. Liberals announced new regulations today governing workplace smoking. The regulations veto new rules developed last year by B.C.'s
Council of Canadians January 17
Three Canadian groups are in court today to appeal their exclusion from a seminal trade dispute. A NAFTA tribunal has denounced a Canadian ban on PCB waste exports — ordering up to US$20-millio
working TV January 16
working TV
Thousands of teachers and supporters rallied in Vancouver on Saturday to demand a negotiated settlement in their contract dispute. Months into bargaining, talks remain stalled across the board —
Sierra Club of Canada January 15
The environmental community is mourning the loss of a tireless campaigner and a friend. Irene Kock, 41, died in an auto accident on New Year's Eve. Irene recently joined the Sierra Club of Canada aft
Childcare Resource & Research Unit January 15
Child care advocates were feeling upbeat in 1986. The federal Task Force on Child Care had just released a report calling for universal child care by 2001. It was all about ensuring healthy child dev
Canadian Union of Postal Workers January 14
By the time Canadians turfed them in 1993, the federal Tories had closed down 1,500 rural post offices. The Liberals stopped that project, but can't seem to contain a new threat. United Parcel Servic
CAW January 12
"Today, I am angry and frustrated." Canadian Auto Workers president Buzz Hargrove reacted today to Ford Motor Company's plans to close a truck plant in Oakville, Ontario. Pointing to the plant's prof
Amnesty International January 11
Amnesty International
Canada's Supreme Court today tightened the conditions under which suspected "terrorists" can be deported to countries where they may face torture. The ruling compels Canada to reconsider its decision
International Fund for Animal Welfare January 10
You're no pansy. Your confident hands grip that rifle firmly. The thick bush helps you forget you're in a fenced space the size of a ball diamond. Whoa. Something rustles fifteen metres ahead. An Afr
Council of Canadians January 9
A commissioned report directs Alberta to allow more health services to be provided privately and to consider withdrawing public coverage for others. The report comes from a panel led by Don Mazankows
Canadian Union of Public Employees January 9
Alberta Premier Ralph Klein says medicare is breaking in his province. So his government commissioned the "Mazankowski Report," released yesterday, whose recommendations include new gestures toward p
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives January 8
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Provincial law defines a floor below which the harshest employer cannot sink. In BC, the government wants to punch holes in that floor by excluding some workers from labour laws governing issues like
Pro-Choice Action Network January 8
Heard about the link between abortion and breast cancer? It even has a popular name: The ABC Link. Anti-abortion groups continue to promote it as though it were established fact. But it's not. In a n
January 7
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Amnesty International December 22
Amnesty International
We've been bludgeoned this year by news of rights abuses &#151; across the globe and in our own backyard. But 2001 also brought some remarkable achievements. Lurking behind many of them is the tirele
December 21
Ontarians received more proof this Monday that the Tory government aims to privatize public education, says Earl Manners, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF). "Led
Democracy Watch December 20
The federal Liberals have commanded this land through three majority governments. They got there by taking just 41, 38, and 41 per cent of votes cast in their three crowning elections. Meanwhile, de
B.C. Teachers' Federation December 18
B.C. Teachers' Federation
You're a teacher in BC. You've been without a contract since June. Fifty days into bargaining, the employer is still laughing at your wage proposals &#151; still threatening to kill class size limits
working TV December 18
working TV
Citizens calling themselves the Teddy Bear Brigade moved into Liberal MP Stephen Owen's Vancouver-Quadra constituency office last Wednesday. Owen is one key architect of Bill-C-36 &#151; the "anti-te
Amnesty International December 17
Amnesty International
Twelve-year-old Agnes Lamin is abducted into life as a "guerrilla girl" in Sierra Leone. A death row inmate trudges through a dark world of coerced confession and withheld evidence. An Alabama segreg
International Fund for Animal Welfare December 15
Canadian guns, clubs and hakapiks could kill 275,000 harp seals in 2002. That matches this year's total allowable catch. But even as the Fisheries Minister made that announcement, Herb Dhaliwal relea
Council of Canadians December 14
Activists are warning Loblaws shoppers about President's Choice products this Christmas, following the company's admission that their products may contain genetically engineered (GE) ingredients. Lob
Sierra Club of Canada December 13
Six environmental groups say they could solve the softwood lumber dispute that continues to strangle Canada's foresty industry. They say their proposals would satisfy U.S. complaints about Canadian p
Amnesty International December 12
Amnesty International
Political killings felled more than 4,000 Colombians last year. That probably exceeds the horrific death toll of September 11. In Colombia's labyrinthine 30-year civil war, the work of human rights d
Canadian Union of Public Employees December 11
Canada's flight attendants got something they needed in yesterday's federal budget: better airport and airline security. But their union is dismayed that Paul Martin did little for our economic and s
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives December 11
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
No Canadian has died from anthrax poisoning. Few have died from terrorist attacks. Yet thousands die from poverty, hunger and pollution. Yesterday's federal "anti-terrorist" budget does little to add
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives December 10
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
With winter promising fresh flurries of pink slips, Canadians need new investment in their social and economic security. Will they find it when Finance Minister Martin delivers his first-ever recessi
Citizens for Public Justice December 7
Citizens for Public Justice
A little healing is okay, but don't talk to us about self-determination. That's still the federal government's attitude, says John Bird, co-editor of a collection on Aboriginal sovereignty. While edi
CoolWomen December 6
Regular contributors to reflect on the legacy of the Montreal Massacre that took the lives of fourteen women. Throughout the year, publishes profiles of "cool women" who h
CUPW message December 6
Canada's postal workers are marking this December 6 by affirming that war is a form of violence against women. Many women died on September 11. More are dying in the war in Afghanistan. We can open o