rabble news August 15
Image: Toronto Disaster Relief Committee
Cathy Crowe | In this excerpt from her new memoir, Cathy Crowe recounts how, in the late 1990s, she and fellow Toronto housing activists fought homelessness by erecting prefabricated housing on undeveloped land.
analysis August 14
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Photo: Obert Madondo/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Many Canadians perceive our system to be more socialized than it actually is, because they think of health care only as doctors' visits and hospitalization.
rabble series August 13
Photo: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay
Olivia Robinson | As libraries across Canada face mounting challenges and funding cuts, the question asked by skeptics is the same: does the public library still matter?
rabble news July 31
Photo: SEIU
Zaid Noorsumar | Spokesperson says that while non-profits and municipal homes invest money back into homes and better employee pay, private homes use surplus funds for profits.
rabble news July 26
Farm workers, care workers, migrant rights groups and anti-racism activists marched in June to call attention to the plight of Canada's temporary foreign workers. Photo: Marites Sison
Marites N. Sison | Hundreds of farm labourers, care workers and anti-racism activists marched on the streets of downtown Toronto to call attention to the plight of all migrant workers across Canada.
rabble news July 25
Downtown Vancouver. Photo: Magnus Larsson/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The big takeaway is that a society cannot count on the private sector alone to provide rental housing. The government must play a major role.
in their own words July 24
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May at a Trans Mountain pipeline protest on Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Elizabeth May/Facebook
Elizabeth May | The stakes are too large for a typical political cop-out. Greens will never agree to support any government that fails to address the climate emergency.
analysis July 22
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. Photo: Laurel L. Russwurm/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Before voters take her seriously, the Green leader must be frank and clear about what her newfound willingness to partner with the Scheer Conservatives would mean in practice.
rabble news July 12
Locked out janitorial staff. Photo: Zaid Noorsumar
Zaid Noorsumar | Employer demands concessions from low-wage workers. Their last contract expired on March 31.
rabble news July 9
Canada Post delivery truck. Photo: Open Grid Scheduler/Flickr
Zaid Noorsumar | Read what happened last week in the Canadian labour movement in rabble's roundup for July 9, 2019.
rabble news July 4
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Zaid Noorsumar | The Green New Deal is premised on the need for rapid and far-reaching changes. There is no choice but to take bold action -- and to transform the way the Canadian government functions.
rabble news June 26
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Zaid Noorsumar | Read what happened last week in the Canadian labour movement in rabble's roundup for June 26, 2019.
analysis June 24
Quebec's national assembly. Photo: Daniel Szpiro/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Although the CAQ's Law 21 has been passed, the battle is not over.
analysis June 21
Jagmeet Singh. Photo: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | The NDP has released its full set of election campaign commitments early, in the hope that those policy proposals will become a key part of the national conversation leading up to the October vote.
rabble news June 20
PSAC. Photo: PSAC/Facebook
Zaid Noorsumar | Read what happened last week in the Canadian labour movement in rabble's roundup for June 20, 2019.
rabble news June 20
John Clapp | Clapp details his recent experience of homelessness and the four catch-22s that make it nearly impossible to find affordable housing in the country's most expensive city.
analysis June 18
Closing ceremony of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Photo: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | The hullabaloo over the inquiry's use of the word genocide has obscured its broader message, and that is more than a pity. It is a tragedy.
rabble news June 17
LGBTQ refugee claimants take part in the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto's peer support group meeting, where they learn about available community services, receive an orientation about the city, and meet other refugees or claimants. Photo: Courtesy of MCC.
Marites N. Sison | The effects of these cuts will be "severe -- both for the individuals affected and for the justice system," says Toronto-based lawyer.
analysis June 14
Premier Doug Ford. Photo: Ford Nation/Facebook
Paul Barber | A deeply unpopular provincial regime can harm the prospects of its federal counterpart, a clear and present danger for Andrew Scheer.
rabble news June 12
Photo: Doug Ford/Twitter
Zaid Noorsumar | Read what happened last week in the Canadian labour movement in rabble's roundup for June 12, 2019.
analysis June 12
General Jonathan Vance. Photo: NATO/Flickr
Bruce Moncur | Chief of the Defence Staff Jonathan Vance's record speaks for itself.
rabble news June 7
Photo: Morrice Hall (a former Presbyterian university located on the campus of McGill University), ILO premises from August to November 1940, Montreal, 1940. Used with permission.
Marc Belanger | We need to not only celebrate the ILO's survival over the past 100 years, but make sure that it exists for many more years to come.
rabble news June 3
Vancouver port. Photo: Gord McKenna/Flickr
Zaid Noorsumar | Read what happened last week in the Canadian labour movement in rabble's roundup for June 3, 2019.
rabble news May 27
CUPW flag. Photo: Grant Neufeld/Flickr
Zaid Noorsumar | Read what happened in the Canadian labour movement in rabble's roundup for May 2019.
analysis May 23
Canadian Parliament. Photo: Sam Szapucki/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Canadians may not be ideologically conservative, but, when it comes to innovations in and novel ideas for the political process, we are highly risk averse.
analysis May 17
Prison. Photo: Thomas Hawk/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Canada spent over $14 billion on policing in 2017. But, research shows that programs aimed at preventing crimes before they happen could save money and significantly reduce crime.
rabble news May 17
Newfoundland and Labrador's house of assembly. Photo: Shhewitt/Wikimedia
Cory Collins | The PC's leader says he isn't conceding defeat, and talked about the idea of a coalition with the NDP and two independents. "The Ball Liberal government will not survive the next year," he said.
politics May 16
Image credit: Joshua Berson
Libby Davies | In this excerpt from her new memoir "Outside In," the former MP diagnoses what went wrong for the NDP in the 2015 election.
analysis May 14
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Photo: Wayne Polk/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | As the Conservatives attack the carbon tax, while the NDP and Greens say the Liberals should do more, the war for public opinion is now fully engaged -- and that opinion seems to be deeply divided.
rabble news May 14
CUPW is helping Foodora workers to organize a union. Photo: Jared Ong
Zaid Noorsumar | Food-delivery workers brave hazardous traffic and bad weather to deliver food to your door. Now they're fighting back for better pay and some respect.