opinion March 6
Ontario Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliot announcing new legislation for home and community care on February 25, 2020. Image: Government of Ontario/Flickr
Zaid Noorsumar | As the population ages, and seniors experience increasingly complex conditions as they live longer than ever before, home care is projected to expand rapidly. And Ontario is open for business.
analysis February 28
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with U.S. President Donald Trump. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | The protracted presidential election campaign now underway in the U.S. underscores a number of fundamental differences between our two countries.
analysis February 25
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney reacts to the Alberta Court of Appeal ruling on the carbon tax. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Jason Kenney is leading a militant and official backlash against Indigenous resistance, introducing a law imposing harsh sanctions on protesters who interfere with "critical economic infrastructure."
rabble interview February 24
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Zaid Noorsumar | rabble interviews the sociology professor about janitorial work and the decline of the Canadian welfare state.
rabble interview February 21
Grassroots organizer Suzanne Narain. Image: Errol Young. Used with permission.
Zaid Noorsumar | As many as 100 temp agencies operate in the highly diverse neighbourhood, says advocacy report.
analysis February 19
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the House about the rail blockades. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | For some federal politicians, the crisis engendered by the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs' refusal to allow a natural gas pipeline through their territory is also an opportunity.
rabble news February 19
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Zaid Noorsumar | Patty Coates, the president of the Ontario Federation of Labour, speaks to rabble ahead of its rally against Conservative cuts.
analysis February 13
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaking at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention. Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | American citizens should, at least, be forewarned when politicians and commentators tell bald-faced lies about Canada, especially about our health-care system.
opinion February 13
2014 Black Lives Matter protest in New York City. Image: Otto Yamamoto/Flickr
Silvia Argentina Arauz | In this excerpt from a new collection on Black Lives Matter in Canada, Silvia Argentina Arauz reflects on being a mother in an activist movement.
rabble news February 12
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Anna Bianca Roach | "Don't cry on the shoulder of the man that stole their land," says one activist. Land defenders gather at minister's office after police extend the exclusion zone around the Unist'ot'en checkpoint.
analysis February 6
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | The new heritage minister and the government have lost the first round of the debate over extending broadcast regulations to include the internet.
arts/media February 6
Bookstore images via Unsplash
Christina Turner | What should you read this year? We asked staff members at six independent Canadian bookstores which upcoming releases they were most excited about.
rabble interview February 3
France Gélinas. Image: Submitted
Zaid Noorsumar | An interview with the NDP's health critic in the Ontario legislature, about the state of home care in the province.
analysis January 31
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Karl Nerenberg | The time has come for Canada to take the new media environment made possible by the internet seriously, says new report from the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel.
analysis January 29
Dafina Savic, executive director of Romanipe, and Michaëlle Jean, former governor general of Canada. Image: Karl Nerenberg/rabble.ca
Karl Nerenberg | In Canada, the spirit of resentment and the need for scapegoats that fuel the populist right might not seem strong right now. But make no mistake, they are here, not too far below the surface.
rabble news January 28
Annette Gerard with her mother. Image: Submitted
Zaid Noorsumar | Low government health-care spending and privatized services are neglecting the needs of an aging population and profoundly impacting an overburdened and precarious workforce.
rabble news January 28
Activists rally in Etobicoke in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en Nation. Image: Anna Bianca Roach
Anna Bianca Roach | "Canada is an occupation," says one activist. RCMP surveillance and arrests of Indigenous land defenders and allies continue while resistance to the Coastal GasLink pipeline intensifies.
rabble news January 27
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Zaid Noorsumar | Read what happened last week in the Canadian labour movement in rabble's roundup for January 27, 2020.
rabble interview January 23
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Jenny Ferguson | New edition includes episode cut from 1973 book about Campbell's assault by RCMP officers at the age of 14.
rabble news January 17
Personal support workers (from left) Dyana Forshner-Juby, Gloria Turney and Mona Hjort. Images: submitted
Zaid Noorsumar | Privatization has negatively affected both workers and patients. The work is demanding, unstable and low-paying, and staff turnover is high.
rabble news January 7
Protesters occupy RBC office in Toronto. Image: Anna Bianca Roach
Anna Bianca Roach | Activists occupied RBC and AIMCo's Toronto offices to protest the Coastal GasLink pipeline project in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en Nation.
rabble interview January 3
Image: Albert Banerjee
Zaid Noorsumar | The neoliberalization of Ontario's long-term care system has resulted in all the contradictions and inefficiencies associated with for-profit health care delivery.
rabble news December 24
The Ontario Health Coalition released the report "Caring in Crisis: Ontario's Long-Term Care PSW Shortage,", developed in partnership with UNIFOR in a press conference at the Ontario legislature. Image: Ontario Health Coalition/Facebook
Zaid Noorsumar | Workers are leaving the industry due to demanding working conditions, poor compensation, high rates of injury and abuse, and lack of full-time work.
analysis December 20
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: Justin Trudeau/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | The SNC-Lavalin affair, which cast a shadow over 2019, highlighted the Trudeau government's ambiguity, if not outright double talk, on both democratic reform and Indigenous rights.
arts/media December 19
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rabble staff | Climate change, the federal election, #MeToo, the rise of the right: our staff's favourite books from 2019 touch on all of these important issues and more.
analysis December 17
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Karl Nerenberg | It is hard to imagine a viable leader of any major party who could not campaign vigorously and convincingly in both official languages.
analysis December 12
Andrew Scheer speaking at Alberta's United Conservative Party annual general meeting in November. Image: Andrew Scheer/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The Conservative party leader's resignation signals that in Canada, opposition to same-sex and reproductive rights is now an out-there, fringe position, well beyond the mainstream.
analysis December 12
The corner of Russell and St. George streets in Toronto, near the former location of Praxis's office. Image: City of Toronto Archives/Flickr
Paul Weinberg | In December of 1970, the offices of anti-poverty organization Praxis Corporation were broken into and set on fire. Who was responsible?
analysis December 11
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in 2017. Image: Raul Mee/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | For the first time ever, NATO has acknowledged outer space as what it calls the "fifth domain" of warfare. The other warfare domains are land, air, sea and cyberspace.
in their own words December 6
Image: L'École Polytechnique
Judy Rebick | Thirty years later, remembering the killings at L'École Polytechnique and what came next.