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
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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.
opinion May 15
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Ernie Lightman | In the last 25 years, there has been an increase in the proportion of long-term care beds provided by for-profit corporations that are primarily interested in cutting costs and maximizing profit.
analysis May 13
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Image: Jagmeet Singh/Twitter/Video screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | One of the many unprecedented aspects of our current crisis is the way the federal party in power has been ready to quickly accept constructive suggestions from opposition parties.
opinion May 13
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Nicholas Erwin-Longstaff | As things stand, we face a future where we are asked to choose between a nationalist right and a liberal centre. The left must present a compelling and plausible alternative to these paths.
opinion May 11
A streetcar passes through a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden. Image: La Citta Vita/Flickr
Ed Finn | We cannot afford to return to a business-as-usual economic model that kills many, impoverishes millions and fuels global warming.
opinion May 7
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives a public address on the COVID-19 crisis on March 16, 2020. Image: CanadianPM/Video Screenshot/Twitter
Ken Stone | Trudeau cannot ignore the damage he is doing to the efforts to fight the novel coronavirus in 20 of the world's poorest countries by maintaining sanctions.
analysis May 7
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. Image: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Neither the workers, nor their union think the plant has become safe. The UFCW is taking legal action to force a shutdown, until Cargill can absolutely guarantee safe conditions for all employees.
opinion May 7
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Fiona Whittington-Walsh | Everyone has the right to live in a community setting receiving whatever levels of support they might need. After 150 years, it is time to end the institutional model.
opinion May 6
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Abdul Nakua | Faith communities should focus on promoting inclusion, sharing wisdom, and building robust coalitions and cross-sectorial collaborations that address the inadequacies of the economy.
opinion May 5
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Adam R. Houston | The Access to Drugs in Exceptional Circumstances pathway allows a jurisdiction to temporarily import a drug or vaccine not approved by Health Canada, but approved in the U.S., the E.U. or Switzerland.

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