rabble news November 22
PC Jim Lester won the North Mount Pearl seat. Photo: @FarmerJim/Twitter
Cory Collins | ​As the province's outlook bleakens, discontent with the governing Liberals has cooled off
analysis November 21
Canadian finance minister, Bill Morneau, at a press conference announcing a program for financial literacy on November 1. Photo: @Bill_Morneau/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | The finance minister faces an ethics investigation for his sponsorship of Bill C-27. The Bill is also dangerous for workers’ and pensioners’ rights.
analysis November 20
Sean Saunders | As college lecturers are legislated back to work, it is worth comparing the changes to their conditions.
rabble news November 20
Paradise, Nfld. Photo: Tango7174/Wikipedia
Meagan Gillmore | Municipal workers return to jobs in Newfoundland community
analysis November 20
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh was handed orange roses by a supporter while visiting Toronto on Oct. 13. Photo: @thejagmeetsingh/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | Almost out of the gate, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh faced aggressive questions on Quebec and Air India. He might consider working on more carefully crafted and nuanced answers.
rabble news November 17
Image: CMG
Meagan Gillmore | CMG alleges company is breaking labour law over union membership; seeks higher first contract wages for broadcast technicians
analysis November 15
A BC fish farm. File photo
Karl Nerenberg | In 1992, concerned scientists described a series of danger signs for the planet. Twenty five years later, all but one of those dangers signs are worse.
analysis November 14
Canadian minister of infrastructure and communities, Amarjeet Sohi. Photo: Rosemary Frei
Rosemary Frei | Government silent on how much of the $180 billion slated for infrastructure projects over the next 12 years will come from private investors
analysis November 13
Instructobots at the OPSEU Rally on Nov 2.
Michael Jones | The Ontario college strike has been controlled by the employer in a paternalistic way, which is exactly how they’d like to run the entire college system.
rabble news November 13
Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem before a game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on October 15, 2017, in Landover, Maryland. Photo: Keith Allison
Meagan Gillmore | In sports and teaching, brave individuals are opening up what it means to stand up (or kneel down) for others
rabble news November 10
Canadians advancing through German wire entanglements, Vimy Ridge, April 1917. Canada. Department of National Defence. Library and Archives Canada, PA-001029
Karl Nerenberg | This Remembrance Day there is special emphasis on World War I. Lest we forget, that war was not only brutal and deadly, it was also, in many ways, unnecessary and unjust
rabble news November 8
Montreal's new mayor Valérie Plante at an event in 2015. Photo: Ville de Montréal
Taylor C. Noakes | Montreal's new mayor is a progressive step away from paternalistic, autocratic municipal governance
rabble news November 7
Photo: Alex Guibord/Flickr
Meagan Gillmore | The Treasury Board is considering the impact of Supreme Court of Canada decision
analysis November 6
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the House of Commons. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | Stephen Bronfman is the Liberals’ chief revenue officer. He has also been involved in offshore tax avoidance schemes. But is he ‘just a volunteer’ with no say on policy?
rabble news November 3
The Rally 4 Faculty at Queens Park brought strikers from across Ontario, Nov. 2, 2017. Photo: OPSEU/Twitter
Meagan Gillmore | Pressure is being put on the provincial government to encourage equity for strikers ahead of the 2018 election
rabble news November 2
Photo: Steve Rhodes/Flickr
Meagan Gillmore | Researchers found a shocking lack of awareness about the violence, and a need for paid time off
politics November 2
Catalonia's declaration of independence from Spain on October 27, 2017. Photo: Antonio Litov/Fotomovimiento/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Canada’s political system is different from Spain’s, but this country has dealt with separatists without criminalizing them. A useful lesson for Spain?
analysis November 1
Photo: Food Marketing Association
Naomi Dachner, Valerie Tarasuk | Diverting food waste to charitable food programs will not address food insecurity in Canada
analysis October 31
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in 2013. Photo: Anwar Hossain EU/ECHO/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The dire situation of the Rohingya people has a complex history. Rae will have to be mindful of this as he takes on his new job as special envoy for the Trudeau government
rabble news October 30
The Lac-Mégantic rail disaster. Photo: Transportation Safety Board
Bruce Campbell | Only those at the bottom of the responsibility pyramid have been blamed for a catastrophe that killed 47 people
rabble news October 27
The strike feels a little harsher in Northern Ontario, and not just because picketers are already marching in sub-zero temperatures.
Meagan Gillmore | The ongoing strike at Ontario’s 24 publicly-funded colleges puts some of the most vulnerable students at greater risk, say faculty at northern Ontario colleges
rabble news October 25
The Swissport strike at Pearson International Airport is over.
Meagan Gillmore | The nearly three-month strike of Swissport airline baggage handlers and ground crew at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport has ended
rabble news October 25
Bill Morneau’s fall fiscal update gives the beleaguered finance minister a chance to shine. But his soaring rhetoric about his new measures might outrun their modest ambitions
Karl Nerenberg | The Trudeau government's fall fiscal update gives the beleaguered finance minister a chance to shine. But Bill Morneau’s soaring rhetoric about his new measures might outrun their modest ambitions
arts/media October 24
Mìwàte's dazzling lights distract from the dam that imprisons the falls. Photo: Dr. Julie Comber
Dr. Julie Comber | There is an appropriate and inappropriate way to celebrate the sacred Akikodjiwan (Chaudière Falls) through art
rabble news October 23
Picketers from Fanshawe College in London, Ont., at the start of the strike in support of college professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians. Photo: Erin E. MacDonald/Twitter
Meagan Gillmore | ​More than 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians took to the picket lines after OPSEU and the College Employer Council failed to reach agreement
rabble news October 20
GM’s CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont. Photo: General Motors
Meagan Gillmore | The agreement includes 2 per cent wage increases in the first and fourth years, annual $2,000 bonuses and a one-time $6,000 signing bonus.
opinion October 20
A woman wearing a niqab on Rue Ontario in Montreal in 2012. Photo: Claude Robillard/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Some political leaders have condemned Quebec's Law 62 as a violation of human rights; others not. Trudeau has been circumspect, while Jagmeet Singh and the Ontario legislature have gone further.
rabble news October 19
Photo: Screenshot CEZinc website
Meagan Gillmore | Latest offer by owners at the CEZinc facility in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is turned down by 97 per cent of workers
opinion October 19
Harvey Weinstein by Thomas Hawk/Flickr
Jonathan Cook | Organizing is an important way to stop the abuses of exploitation under this system
in their own words October 18
Photo by Jennifer Dales
Jennifer Dales | A tribute to Gord Downie