analysis March 24
President Donald Trump holds a copy of the president's coronavirus guidelines brochure at a coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing on Monday, March 23, 2020, in the White House. Image: Shealah Craighead/White House/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | On the same day Trump was announcing that the economy takes precedence over people's lives, Trudeau was scolding fellow citizens who refuse to follow strict social distancing guidelines.
analysis March 23
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | Canadians have little appetite for political sniping in the current health crisis -- even Conservatives are now playing nice.
analysis March 20
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Image: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | The NDP's main and most urgent request is that the government start taking practical steps to put its emergency fiscal measures into action immediately.
arts/media March 19
Christina Turner | Fiction, memoir, and other reads to keep you busy during this time of social distancing.
rabble news March 17
Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu. Image: Patty Hajdu/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | Most Canadian workers do not have paid sick leave, and those who benefit from such leave are disproportionately in the upper income category.
analysis March 11
 Fort McPherson (Tetlit Zheh), N.W.T. Image: Tetlit Zheh Gwich'in band council, 2017
Karl Nerenberg | In 2009, when H1N1 attacked Canada, it was Indigenous people, particularly those in the North, who paid the highest price.
rabble news March 9
Thousands of Torontonians celebrated International Women's Day with a march calling for gender pay equity, an end to cuts to education and social welfare, support for universal childcare, and more. Image: Marites N. Sison
Marites N. Sison | Marchers urged resistance to government's cuts in public education, health care, and social welfare in Ontario.
rabble interview March 9
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Zaid Noorsumar | rabble talks to OPSWA president Miranda Ferrier about her efforts lobbying the government to regulate the profession.
book review March 8
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Jessica Rose | Two new books reimagine power structures and the ways women can disrupt them.
opinion March 6
Ontario Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliot announcing new legislation for home and community care on February 25, 2020. Image: Government of Ontario/Flickr
Zaid Noorsumar | As the population ages, and seniors experience increasingly complex conditions as they live longer than ever before, home care is projected to expand rapidly. And Ontario is open for business.
analysis February 28
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with U.S. President Donald Trump. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | The protracted presidential election campaign now underway in the U.S. underscores a number of fundamental differences between our two countries.
analysis February 25
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney reacts to the Alberta Court of Appeal ruling on the carbon tax. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Jason Kenney is leading a militant and official backlash against Indigenous resistance, introducing a law imposing harsh sanctions on protesters who interfere with "critical economic infrastructure."
rabble interview February 24
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Zaid Noorsumar | rabble interviews the sociology professor about janitorial work and the decline of the Canadian welfare state.
rabble interview February 21
Grassroots organizer Suzanne Narain. Image: Errol Young. Used with permission.
Zaid Noorsumar | As many as 100 temp agencies operate in the highly diverse neighbourhood, says advocacy report.
analysis February 19
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the House about the rail blockades. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | For some federal politicians, the crisis engendered by the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs' refusal to allow a natural gas pipeline through their territory is also an opportunity.
rabble news February 19
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Zaid Noorsumar | Patty Coates, the president of the Ontario Federation of Labour, speaks to rabble ahead of its rally against Conservative cuts.
analysis February 13
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaking at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention. Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | American citizens should, at least, be forewarned when politicians and commentators tell bald-faced lies about Canada, especially about our health-care system.
opinion February 13
2014 Black Lives Matter protest in New York City. Image: Otto Yamamoto/Flickr
Silvia Argentina Arauz | In this excerpt from a new collection on Black Lives Matter in Canada, Silvia Argentina Arauz reflects on being a mother in an activist movement.
rabble news February 12
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Anna Bianca Roach | "Don't cry on the shoulder of the man that stole their land," says one activist. Land defenders gather at minister's office after police extend the exclusion zone around the Unist'ot'en checkpoint.
analysis February 6
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | The new heritage minister and the government have lost the first round of the debate over extending broadcast regulations to include the internet.
arts/media February 6
Bookstore images via Unsplash
Christina Turner | What should you read this year? We asked staff members at six independent Canadian bookstores which upcoming releases they were most excited about.
rabble interview February 3
France Gélinas. Image: Submitted
Zaid Noorsumar | An interview with the NDP's health critic in the Ontario legislature, about the state of home care in the province.
analysis January 31
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Karl Nerenberg | The time has come for Canada to take the new media environment made possible by the internet seriously, says new report from the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel.
analysis January 29
Dafina Savic, executive director of Romanipe, and Michaëlle Jean, former governor general of Canada. Image: Karl Nerenberg/
Karl Nerenberg | In Canada, the spirit of resentment and the need for scapegoats that fuel the populist right might not seem strong right now. But make no mistake, they are here, not too far below the surface.
rabble news January 28
Annette Gerard with her mother. Image: Submitted
Zaid Noorsumar | Low government health-care spending and privatized services are neglecting the needs of an aging population and profoundly impacting an overburdened and precarious workforce.
rabble news January 28
Activists rally in Etobicoke in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en Nation. Image: Anna Bianca Roach
Anna Bianca Roach | "Canada is an occupation," says one activist. RCMP surveillance and arrests of Indigenous land defenders and allies continue while resistance to the Coastal GasLink pipeline intensifies.
rabble news January 27
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Zaid Noorsumar | Read what happened last week in the Canadian labour movement in rabble's roundup for January 27, 2020.
rabble interview January 23
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Jenny Ferguson | New edition includes episode cut from 1973 book about Campbell's assault by RCMP officers at the age of 14.
rabble news January 17
Personal support workers (from left) Dyana Forshner-Juby, Gloria Turney and Mona Hjort. Images: submitted
Zaid Noorsumar | Privatization has negatively affected both workers and patients. The work is demanding, unstable and low-paying, and staff turnover is high.
rabble news January 7
Protesters occupy RBC office in Toronto. Image: Anna Bianca Roach
Anna Bianca Roach | Activists occupied RBC and AIMCo's Toronto offices to protest the Coastal GasLink pipeline project in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en Nation.