Apr 13
Image courtesy of Anjum Sultana
Feminist recovery plan author Anjum Sultana discusses what a feminist recovery must look like to help women in Canada.
Apr 12
Jagmeet Singh. Image credit: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook
New Democrats and Liberals both had their conventions this past weekend. Liberal delegates were more focused on winning the next election and less on policy debates than their NDP counterparts.
Apr 9
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Five unions in Ontario are demanding that teachers and other education workers be vaccinated immediately.
Apr 8
Ontario government official announce partnership with the federal government, city of Toronto and Sanofi to expand domestic vaccine manufacturing capacity. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
The pandemic has only increased the clout of the powerful drug industry, which largely controls access to COVID vaccines desperately needed by Canadians and others.
Apr 7
Hands holding a plant. Image credit: Noah Buscher/Unsplash
To prevent pandemics, we must recognize our interconnectedness with nature and protect natural systems that make the planet habitable for humans. Doing so will also help with the climate emergency.
Apr 6
Person supervises baby crawling on grass. Image credit: Jordan Rowland/Unsplash
The pandemic escalated widespread recognition of an undeniable fact about a country with an aging population: the caring economy holds up the essential economy.
Apr 1
Long-term care for the elderly is the weak sibling of Canada's health system. If we did not know that previously, the COVID-19 pandemic has proven it conclusively.
Long-term care for the elderly is the weak sibling of Canada's health system. If we did not know that previously, the COVID-19 pandemic has proven it conclusively.
Mar 31
Smoke from a factory chimney. Image credit: veeterzy/Unsplash
Although this decision was about carbon pricing, it signals that the federal government has the authority to enact national climate and clean energy regulations that reduce harmful emissions.
Mar 30
Person wearing face mask using laptop computer. Image credit: engin akyurt/Unsplash
Staying informed about the latest issues concerning the COVID-19 pandemic is important. Unfortunately, it's not so easy.
Mar 29
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, October 1, 2020. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
We all deserve better than the nihilistic politics on offer from Justin Trudeau's Liberals. It is really that simple.
Mar 26
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Vancouver's Downtown Eastside faces severe issues, among them, poverty, homelessness and drug overdose. Three people who have made contributions to the neighbourhood speak about their experiences.
Mar 25
Craig Kielburger Marc Kielburger in 2008. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons
Craig and Marc Kielburger, the two brothers who founded WE Charity, have decided to play aggressive offence as they push back against the members of Parliament investigating them.
Mar 24
Field of wheat bales. Image credit: Léon McGregor/Unsplash
What do public pension funds have to do with Canadian agriculture? The answer to that question begins with the Prairie Wheat Pools that farmers formed back in the 1920s.
Mar 23
A banner that says "Housing for All" is carried at the beginning of a housing rally in Toronto. Image credit: Cathy Crowe
The term social murder has been aptly used to describe what happened in long-term care in this pandemic. Today's third wave exposes public health neglect for homeless people.
Mar 22
Jeremy Corbyn speaks in Manchester, November 2019. Image credit: Jeremy Corbyn/Flickr
Jeremy Corbyn spoke with hundreds of Canadians this past weekend, in an online event organized to raise funds for Progressive International.
Mar 19
Image: United Steelworkers. Used by permission.
Women working in Bolivian mines are subject to violence and sexual harassment while being paid almost nothing. Canada's United Steelworkers are helping.
Mar 18
Prime Minister Trudeau and U.S. President Biden deliver a joint statement. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
The two Michaels are pawns in a great game played by two haughty imperial powers that care little about Canada or Canadians.
Mar 17
Person with Uber Eats backpack. Image credit: Robert Anasch/Unsplash
Uber has invested hundreds of millions into avoiding the reclassification of its workers as "employees" worldwide.
Mar 16
Health-care workers in South Africa receive COVID-19 vaccine, February 2021. Image credit: GovernmentZA/Flickr
A new report looking at the inequitable worldwide distribution of vaccines points its finger at Canada as typical of "unseemly and unfair vaccine grabs" by wealthy countries.
Mar 15
Person wearing bicycle helmet sits next to Uber Eats box. Image credit: Sargis Chilingaryan/Unsplash
Uber Canada is promoting its Flexible Work+ proposal as a social justice campaign. But most of the changes that Uber says are needed to make gig work fairer could be implemented by Uber tomorrow.
Mar 12
Image: Nina Newington/Just Before Our Arrests. Used with Permission.
Nina Newington and fellow protesters are heading to court for protesting clear-cutting in sensitive moose habitat in southwest Nova Scotia.
Mar 11
Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister McKenna and Michael Sabia make an announcement on infrastructure funding, October 2020. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Governments are generally secretive about giving handouts to business, but the Trudeau government has come up with a particularly sneaky way to offer corporate welfare.
Mar 10
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, riding in a landau (carriage) during their royal tour, Ottawa, 1957. Image credit: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton/BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives via Flickr
Isn't it time we cut the apron strings with the British Empire, once and for all?
Mar 9
Trillium Health Partners vaccination clinic in Peel, University of Toronto Mississauga Campus. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Why are people in Canada still waiting for vaccines, when countries all over the world are far ahead of us in putting shots in arms?
Mar 8
International Women's Day March, 2017, Los Angeles. Image Credit: Molly Adams/Wikimedia Commons
This year, during a pandemic, let's make International Women's Day 2021 really matter.
Mar 5
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, February 16, 2021. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
The current Liberal minority has arguably been working quite well, especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 4
Sue McKenzie holds Climate Action Now sign, Linda Mathers is beside her and Len Ring is beside her. Image courtesy of Sue McKenzie
A conversation with the organizers behind one of the most impactful climate-change plans in the country.
Mar 3
Person wearing mask with words "I can't breathe." Image credit: David Ramos/Unsplash
It would be a tragedy if, in the rush to return to normal, we cast aside what we've learned, and postpone the work necessary to change our systems to build the resilience we need to thrive.
Mar 2
Worker cleans street in Vanouncer's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. Image credit: Josh Berson/BC Labour Heritage Centre
"COVID Chronicles" is preserving workers' experiences for future historians.
Mar 1
Image courtesy of Bob Gallagher
Libby Davies pays tribute to activist and organizer Bob Gallagher, talking to her friend and colleague about the moment 40 years ago when everything changed for Toronto's LGBTQ community.