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
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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
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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.
rabble news May 10
Maude Barlow. Photo: Gary Lloyd-Rees/Flickr
Resh Budhu | We need a true vision of social solidarity and economic justice that can sustain our shared humanity and planet. Keynote speaker Maude Barlow will speak at the seventh annual Tommy Douglas Institute.
rabble news May 10
PSAC members. Photo: PSAC Members Support Bargaining/Facebook
Zaid Noorsumar | The union's president says the Liberals' offer of a 1.5 per cent annual increase doesn't even account for the cost of inflation, and is lower than the raise given to members of Parliament this month.
analysis May 10
Protest against Quebec's Charter of Values in 2013. Photo: ibourgeault_tasse/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | When the majority of visible religious symbols in Quebec were Christian, nobody complained. But now that Islamic symbols have become more visible, it has suddenly become a matter of grave concern.
arts/media May 9
Derek Mascarenhas | "Coconut Dreams" follows the lives of the Pinto family as they immigrate from Goa, India, to Burlington, Canada, and tackle experiences of community and love, as well as racism and exclusion.
analysis May 7
Paul Manly. Photo: Green Party of Canada/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | Does the Green win mean Canadians might be much more serious about climate change than most politicians seem to think? Maybe, but one byelection does not tell the whole story.
rabble news May 6
People gather in Toronto on April 29, 2019 to commemorate the National Day of Mourning. Photo: Zaid Noorsumar
Zaid Noorsumar | Official statistics show close to 1,000 work-related deaths occur across Canada annually, but one research study estimates the real number is 10 to 13 times greater.
opinion May 6
Sharon McIvor and Lynn Gehl. Photo: Nikolaus K. Gehl
Lynn Gehl | The loss of Indian status registration makes Indigenous women more vulnerable to poverty, homelessness and sexual violence. It's time for the PM to do the right thing.
rabble news May 1
NDP MP Peter Julian. Photo: Peter Julian/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | There is currently no effective way for foreign victims of Canadian corporate malfeasance to pursue meaningful redress in Canadian courts. Vancouver-area NDP MP Peter Julian wants to change that.
analysis April 24
Dennis King. Photo: Dennis King/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | The Greens have a right to feel pretty euphoric about the result, even if it fell short of pollsters' predictions, but what this will mean for Elizabeth May's federal Greens is difficult to say.
arts/media April 22
Caribou. Image: Dean Biggins
Julie Cruikshank | Indigenous communities are disproportionately affected by climate change. But Indigenous stories also suggest a different way of thinking about the natural world.
rabble news April 16
A mom and her newborn baby at the Maternal and Child Health Training Institute for medically needy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: UN Photo/Kibae Park/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | In many parts of the world, infant and maternal mortality continue to be frightfully high, made worse by the persistent prevalence of child marriage and teen pregnancy.