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.
Feb 26
Prime Minister Trudeau attends question period, September 2020. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
While many Liberals did vote to support the genocide motion introduced this week, any subsequent commitment to assisting Uyghur refugees and taking actions on Chinese repression appear elusive.
Feb 25
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons, September 2020. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
The purpose of the NDP's pharmacare bill was to advance a process to which the Trudeau government claims it is fully committed. And yet the governing Liberals voted against it.
Feb 24
Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth. Image courtesy of author
Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth brought together a group of health-care experts and advocates to talk with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about disparities in access to COVID-19 vaccine across Canada.
Feb 23
Unveiling of mural of Daisy Sweeney in Montreal's Little Burgundy neighbourhood, 2018. Image credit: Karl Nerenberg/
A new Heritage Minute marking Black History Month puts the spotlight on jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. Before he rose to prominence, the musician had an important early mentor: his sister Daisy.
Feb 22
Man beside window. Image credit: Fernando @cferdo/Unsplash
Community organizer Robin Browne speaks about his work to change how Ottawa police address mental-health crises and his decades of activism to address systemic anti-Black racism.
Feb 19
Prime Minister Trudeau participates in an anti-Black racism protest, June 2020. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Traditional opponents of draconian anti-terrorism instruments suddenly threw their support behind these measures when they were applied to the racist Proud Boys and other white supremacist groups.
Feb 18
Woman covering face with frosted glass. Image credit: Jamie Street/Unsplash
The sex workers rights organization Work Safe Twerk Safe says the Ontario government's order to close strip clubs while bars remained open was discriminatory.
Feb 17
Factory building with smoke emissions in New Brunswick. Image credit: ETA+/Unsplash
Rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions will quickly reduce pollution. That's important, because particulates kill a lot of people and make many more ill -- even more than previously thought.
Feb 16
Prime Minister Trudeau participates in the Côté Gold Project groundbreaking ceremony with Premier of Ontario Doug Ford, September 2020. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Prior to the pandemic, Justin Trudeau was trying to make the Canadian federation work by encouraging provincial autonomy. But the "leave it to the provinces" policy is not working.
Feb 15
Image: Screenshot from February 9, 2021 press conference
A coalition of Ontario unions have filed evidence in their legal challenge against Bill 124.
Feb 12
Image: Screenshot of Vancouver downtown from video:
Former NDP MP Libby Davies discusses the past and the present of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, reflecting on how austerity policies of the '90s have created the challenges of today.
Feb 11
Vaccine vial. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
The precariousness of the global vaccine supply points to how immoral it is that the pharmaceutical industry has such sweeping life-and-death power, even in the midst of a catastrophic pandemic.
Feb 10
Prime Minister Trudeau attends the Speech from the Throne to open the second session of the 43rd Parliament of Canada, September 2020. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Canada has no governor general, for the time being at least. Does anyone care? Should anyone care?