analysis September 22
Justin Trudeau speaks after a cabinet retreat on September 16, 2020. Image: Video screenshot/PMO
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
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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
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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.
rabble news September 14
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Chelsea Nash | Adult day school teachers are precariously employed, have no job security, no benefits and are paid less than regular high school teachers.
rabble news September 11
Dominion workers on strike. Image: Contributed photo
Chelsea Nash | Widespread public support for grocery workers is making this strike much different from previous ones, say the workers.
rabble news September 10
NB NDP supporters gather for a photo. Image: Don Paulin
Scott 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
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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
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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
Mike Saliba is a custodian for the York Catholic District School Board who is on leave as he serves as CUPE Local 1571's president. Image: Submitted
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
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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?
rabble news August 28
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Anika Nykanen | Advocates say the end of pandemic support programs will inflame B.C.'s rental crisis.
rabble news August 26
Foodora worker and organizer Ivan Ostos. ​Image: Tess Siksay​
Chelsea Nash | Foodster union organizers say they're now setting their sights on organizing the broader gig economy.
rabble interview August 26
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Barâa Arar | An interview with Julie Lalonde on the audiobook of her memoir "Resilience is Futile."
rabble news August 24
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Chelsea Nash | Those who lack paid sick leave are often precariously employed and come from racialized communities.
rabble news August 18
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Chelsea Nash | Chronic underfunding of public schools in Ontario has forced school boards to choose between funding educational programming and funding maintenance.
rabble news August 12
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Lidia Abraha | Doctors gather to address systemic anti-Black racism by police, and how that impacts the public health sector.
rabble news July 30
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Chelsea Nash | Lack of status means workers have no labour rights, can be deported at any time, and experience long term damage to their family relationships.
analysis July 28
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in November 2019. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | In Canada, parties do not form coalitions with other parties when they fail to win a majority of seats. It might be time to take a different approach.
analysis July 24
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks on the phone with Donald Trump. Image: JustinTrudeau/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | If there is any threat to Trudeau's leadership, it comes from his own party. A good many Liberals are growing weary of the prime minister's questionable judgment.
rabble news July 23
A photo of food given to migrant workers. Image: Submitted by Justicia for Migrant Workers
Chelsea Nash | Volunteers have to be extremely careful when dropping off fresh produce to workers, for fear that employers will fire and deport workers caught interacting with outsiders.
rabble interview July 21
AUPE president Guy Smith. Image: Submitted
Chelsea Nash | In conversation with AUPE president Guy Smith about how his union is handling legislative challenges to union and worker power.
analysis July 16
Justin Trudeau announces the Canada Student Service Grant in June 2020. Image: CanadianPM/Twitter/Screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | The government will try to tough it out, and hope a couple of apologies do the trick, even as more revelations about the deep involvement of the prime minister and his family with WE emerge.
rabble interview July 13
Chris Ramsaroop (left) and Jade Guthrie (right), organizers with Justicia for Migrant Workers. Images: Submitted
Chelsea Nash | Two activists with Justicia for Migrant Workers say without permanent status, the rest is just a band-aid fix.
rabble news July 8
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Chelsea Nash | This will be the second strike vote for Canadian grocery workers in recent weeks after retailers took away the $2-an-hour pandemic pay premiums.
rabble news July 7
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Chelsea Nash | Reforms to Canada's employment insurance system are necessary, say workers' advocates.
rabble news July 6
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Lidia Abraha | Canada is decades behind in collecting race-based data in the public sector. Advocates have long fought for easier access to disaggregated data from the criminal justice system.
rabble news June 30
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Chelsea Nash | As calls to defund the police mount, police unions are already starting to put up a fight.
rabble news June 25
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Lidia Abraha | Why defunding the police is a crucial and necessary step to dismantling the carceral system.
analysis June 19
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: CanadianPM/Twitter/Screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | Justin Trudeau has cracked open the door to a path to citizenship, in a way none of his predecessors ever did. Now, those who advocate for migrant workers will have to push hard on that door.
rabble news June 18
Foodora worker and organizer Ivan Ostos. Image: Tess Siksay
Chelsea Nash | Foodora may have left the country, but its former workers can finally say they successfully formed the first certified union of app-based gig workers in Canada.