opinion June 5
Stephen Harper at a press conference in 2010. Image: Number 10/Flickr
Wyatt James Schierman | Government debt is not the bogeyman neoliberals make it out to be. Reductions in government spending are the real danger.
opinion June 4
MLA Michaela Glasgo, chair of Alberta's new firearms advisory committee, at a press conference on June 3, 2020. Image: Screenshot of Government of Alberta video/YouTube
David J. Climenhaga | The UCP's announcement it's standing up for the rights of "law-abiding gun owners" was mostly grandstanding and mindless Ottawa bashing, and is unlikely to actually change anything.
opinion June 4
Police at a protest against the Kinder Morgan pipeline in Burnaby in 2014. Image: Mark Klotz/Flickr
Pamela Palmater | The oft-repeated mantra of "we are not a racist country" provides comfort to many Canadians that racism and white supremacy are uniquely American problems, but nothing could be further from the truth.
opinion June 4
Protesters confront police in Washington D.C. on May 30, 2020. Image: Geoff Livingston/Flickr
Judy Rebick | On the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989, we are seeing a diverse, Black youth-led uprising against racial injustice.
opinion June 4
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the annual CARICOM reception in Ottawa, February 2019. Image: CanadianPM/Twitter
Yves Engler | Until Canada actually walks the anti-imperialist walk, rather than spouting occasional progressive talk, Caribbean countries should vote against Canada's bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.
analysis June 3
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter/Screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | The prime minister acknowledged the continued scourge of racism in the U.S. and in Canada, but avoided overtly poking the U.S. beast.
opinion June 3
BDS activist Gilad Paz. Image: Independent Jewish Voice Canada
Aaron Lakoff | Gilad Paz, a 38-year-old lawyer, fled his native Israel to come to Canada in August 2016. Now that Paz has exhausted all legal avenues to remain in Canada, he faces a removal order back to Israel.
opinion June 3
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David Suzuki | Why are Canadians subsidizing and bailing out what has been the most profitable industry in human history when those billions could do so much to put us on a healthier path?
opinion June 3
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David J. Climenhaga | Alberta has declared rodeo a culturally distinctive activity, announced plans for frivolous lawsuits so Albertans can have more guns, and proposed setting up a provincial parole board.
opinion June 3
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Nicholas Erwin-Longstaff | If a basic income were to be introduced in Canada, it is unlikely the left would be in a position to ensure its implementation would safeguard the social safety net.
analysis June 2
Protesters in Lafayette Square, Washington D.C., May 31, 2020. Image: Tracy Lee/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Aside from outside agitators and opportunists, there is also a strong possibility that police force agents-provocateur have infiltrated the U.S. anti-racism demonstrations.
opinion June 1
Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro in a press briefing on May 29, 2020. Image: Screenshot of Government of Alberta Video/YouTube
David J. Climenhaga | The United Conservative Party government is deeply committed to erasing the connection between government and services that are essential to the functioning of society.
opinion June 1
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Food Secure Canada | We have the opportunity to reimagine the food systems we need. We can build a future of food in a way that respects the health and dignity of both people and the planet.
opinion June 1
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Lidia Abraha | This tragedy is yet another reminder of how police continue to fail our community, and that we can't trust an institution that inherently views Black people as a threat.
opinion May 29
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Ed Finn | An alternative model, to be effective, would need to impose far better levels of care and staffing for residents, along with frequent oversight and enforcement.
rabble news May 28
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Chelsea Nash | Unions across the country intend to leverage current broad public support for grocery store workers to lobby for permanent wage increases.
arts/media May 28
Spartacus books in Vancouver. Image: Allison Jones/Wikimedia Commons
Jessica Rose | Publishers, bookstores and literary festivals have rallied during this period of massive uncertainty for independent publishing.
opinion May 27
Screenshot from video filmed from inside workers' living quarters at a farm near Leamington, Ontario. Image: Video Screenshot/j4mw/YouTube
Jade Guthrie | The pandemic has shown just how essential agricultural workers are. Permanent status must be extended to ensure their safety, particularly as they risk their lives working on the front line.
rabble news May 27
An Ontario Loblaws store. Image: Chelsea Nash/rabble.ca
Chelsea Nash | Canadian grocery store workers and their unions are concerned about the looming prospect of their temporary wage increase coming to an end.
opinion May 26
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Toby Sanger | Even in a pandemic, many fortunate Canadians will still be able to file their taxes with virtual support. Low-income Canadians who don't have access to these resources will have a much harder time.
analysis May 26
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: CanadianPM/Twitter/Video screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | Seems like a great victory, until you remember that Canada is a federal country, and, except for a few federally regulated sectors, most Canadian workers are governed by provincial labour laws.
opinion May 22
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Archana Rampure | Seniors in long-term care facilities are dying of COVID-19 in the thousands. Ultimately, the well-being of residents in these facilities depends on the well-being of the staff who work there.
analysis May 22
Minister for Women and Gender Equality Maryam Monsef. Image: Maryam Monsef/Twitter/Video screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | The crisis has created a "shadow pandemic" -- violence against women and children. Increased isolation, and the stress it has created, has resulted in more severe violence than ever before.
opinion May 21
The UN Security Council chamber from the vantage point of the president of the council. Image: United Nations Photo/Flickr​
Canadian Foreign Policy Institute | Despite its peaceful reputation, Canada is not acting as a benevolent player on the international stage.
opinion May 21
A pile of anti-choice placards at the 2016 March for Life in Ottawa. Image: Ross Dunn/Flickr
Sandeep Prasad, Alba Onofrio | The "March for Life" rally may not seem like a major problem in the short term. But its supporters have a broad agenda aimed at promoting Christian supremacy and marginalizing vulnerable groups.
analysis May 20
Ontario Premier Doug Ford at a March 2020 press conference. Image: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | At this precarious and uncertain stage in the pandemic, it is blue-collar and service sector workers in often insecure and low-paid jobs whom employers and governments want back on the job.
opinion May 19
Premier John Horgan and Dr. Bonnie Henry during a COVID-19 press briefing on May 15, 2020. Image: Province of British Columbia/Flickr
Robert Hackett | While thousands of B.C. businesses have closed and millions of British Columbians are urged to stay at home, fossil fuel-related expansion projects continue as if they are "essential services."
rabble news May 19
Foodora worker and organizer Ivan Ostos. Image: Tess Siksay
Chelsea Nash | The Foodora workers' union drive set a precedent for app-based gig workers in Ontario, but the path to its labour board victory offers a lesson in organizing disconnected workforces.
opinion May 18
The crowd at the January 9 "fair deal" panel town hall in Fort Saskatchewan. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Friday before a long weekend is commonly viewed as the traditional time to publish information governments would like voters to forget about. What does this say about the so-called "fair deal" panel?
opinion May 15
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Jeff Shantz | Prisoners across the country have raised concerns about the conditions they are experiencing and expressed their frustration, anger and fears over the health risks they face.