|analysis November 18 Karl Nerenberg | MP Peter Julian has introduced a private member's bill to create a national prescription drug benefit for all Canadians, in conjunction with the provinces.|
|arts/media November 9 Steven Heighton | In 2015, Heighton travelled to Lesvos to assist Syrian refugees who had crossed the Aegean Sea from Turkey -- the same crossing made by his mother's people after the Greco-Turkish War ended in 1922.|
|rabble news November 5 Chelsea Nash | Alberta is taking the most extreme austerity measures in response to the pandemic as it seeks to replace public employees with private industry.|
|analysis October 30 Karl Nerenberg | The 2020 U.S. presidential election could see a repeat of 2000 or 2016, where the Republicans win electoral votes in just enough states to carry the electoral college, while losing the popular vote.|
|rabble news October 28 Chelsea Nash | Unifor leadership and workers have questions about why police intervened when there was no injunction preventing picketing at a Weston's Bakery location.|
|rabble news October 27 Chelsea Nash | Advocates are lobbying for federal legislation that would qualify many app-based gig workers as "employees."|
|analysis October 27 Karl Nerenberg | Members of Parliament are supposed to be more than rubber stamps for the government. It should be possible for MPs to do their job while the crucial work to fight the pandemic continues unimpeded.|
|rabble interview October 26 Alexandra Valahu | Although the world Hernandez builds in her new novel "Crosshairs" has been described as sci-fi and dystopian, it looks a lot like the one we live in right now.|
|analysis October 22 Karl Nerenberg | The hubris of the federal Liberals and Conservatives brought Canada to the brink of an election, just a year after the last one -- and during the second wave of a pandemic.|
|rabble news October 21 Chelsea Nash | Sixty union jobs have been lost in Bowmanville, Ontario, amid a pandemic crisis in long-term care homes.|
|analysis October 20 Karl Nerenberg | The RCMP has called in reinforcements from other provinces, but will the police recognize that the Indigenous fishers are the law-abiding people here, while their tormentors are the criminals?|
|rabble news October 16 Chelsea Nash | Alberta union leaders are in daily communication with one another, something they say is beyond the norm.|
|rabble news October 14 Karl Nerenberg | First Nations communities will be safer when federal and provincial governments adopt a fulsome recognition of First Nations' right to run their own affairs.|
|analysis October 9 Chelsea Nash | Unions, lawyers and a variety of workers are pursuing different legal avenues to have gig workers' rights recognized under the Employment Standards Act.|
Current school cohorting practices are ineffective and leave itinerant teachers at increased risk, say expertsChelsea Nash | At a press conference hosted by four Ontario teacher unions, epidemiologists warned that autumn will bring higher rates of COVID-19 infection if changes are not implemented.
|analysis October 7 Karl Nerenberg | American lawmakers refer to emergency COVID measures as economic stimulus. In Canada, as in Europe, they are more likely to consider such measures to be simply social programs.|
|analysis October 5 Karl Nerenberg | In the current context, a reinvigorated Green party poses the biggest threat not to the Liberals but to the NDP.|
|rabble news September 25 Chelsea Nash | The labour movement clearly has the ear of the Trudeau government, some observers say.|
|analysis September 24 Karl Nerenberg | Based on the speech, it is hard to believe that there was any need to cut the previous parliamentary session short -- except to put a stop to committees that were looking into the WE affair.|
|opinion September 23 Chelsea Nash | "Big labour" paints a picture of power hungry unions who are out of touch with workers. It's a phrase used to separate workers from their collectivity.|
|analysis September 22 Karl Nerenberg | Some Ottawa insiders have speculated that the government will pull back from any overly ambitious new programs, be they in energy, social welfare or even health, to focus on the pandemic.|
|rabble news September 21 Chelsea Nash | Largely left out of virtual schooling, EAs who are at risk of contracting COVID-19 may not have medical accommodations granted.|
|rabble news September 17 Karl Nerenberg | The Trudeau government could show some leadership, and drop its appeal of last July's federal court decision that the Safe Third Country Agreement violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.|
Toronto adult day school teachers didn't know if they were returning to work until one business day before school startedChelsea Nash | Adult day school teachers are precariously employed, have no job security, no benefits and are paid less than regular high school teachers.
Unifor's Jerry Dias warns Loblaw of a coming national campaign as Newfoundland workers head into fourth week of strikeChelsea Nash | Widespread public support for grocery workers is making this strike much different from previous ones, say the workers.
New Brunswick NDP candidates hope to lay groundwork for future success, despite gloomy election prospectsScott Costen | New Brunswick NDP candidates hope the party's class-based message will set the stage for a rebound over the coming years.
|analysis September 9 Karl Nerenberg | To successfully and safely reopen public schools, governments and school boards should have focused on innovation and new investments. Instead, their main focus is on their financial bottom lines.|
|rabble news September 4 Chelsea Nash | Health reasons, but also not wanting to participate in a plan they say was not made with students or staff in mind, are contributing to teachers' decisions to hold off on returning to school.|
|rabble news September 2 Chelsea Nash | Custodians are anticipating hours of additional work to be able to keep up with new cleaning demands in Ontario schools.|
|rabble news September 1 Lidia Abraha | Black youth face a number of challenges navigating the world, but how do they fare in a system that's historically set them up for failure?|