Podcasts

November 19, 2021

Fairy Creek, Lee Maracle and activism during a climate crisis

Libby Davies and Rita Wong discuss Fairy Creek — the site of ongoing protests against old-growth logging on the southern portion of Vancouver Island. The protests have been going on for over a year now, with many activists — Rita included — travelling to and from the region when they can at the invitation of Pacheedaht First Nation elder Bill Jones and hereditary leader Victor Peter, upon whose lands the logging is taking place.

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November 5, 2021

Labour is tackling Amazon world-wide

Labour is tackling Amazon world-wide Unions around the world are campaigning to organize Amazon’s 1.3 million employees. An interview with the General Secretary of UNI Global Union, Christy Hoffman.  And more labour news. Also in RadioLabour’s Report for the week November 1-5, 2021: * The union path to a care society * The Labour Start…

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October 29, 2021

What Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle means for Canadian politics

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Trudeau introduced his new cabinet to the country, shaking up his inner circle and giving us a peek into who he trusts most. There’s a lot we can learn about a government from the PM’s cabinet picks. What regions are represented? Whose got the chops for the top portfolios, like finance or global affairs? While there aren’t any “official” demotions… who is being given a less prestigious portfolio and who is being cast out of cabinet completely? There’s a lot to unpack.

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October 29, 2021

Jerry Dias on Ontario’s disconnect from work law

The Ontario government has introduced legislation called the ‘Working for Workers Act 2021’ which would require companies to develop disconnect from work policies. An interview with the president of Unifor, Jerry Dias. Also in RadioLabour’s Canada Report for the week October 24-29, 2021: * Labour at the COP 26 climate change conference * The LabourStart…

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October 22, 2021

Stanford on the minimum wage Nobel Prize

Why raising the minimum wage doesn’t increase unemployment. The LabourStart Report. And more. Canadian born David Card won the 2021 Nobel prize for economics for his work on how raising minimum wage doesn’t create job losses. An interview with the economist and Director of the Centre for Future Work, Jim Stanford. Also in RadioLabour’s Canada…

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October 22, 2021

What to do about Facebook?

National politics reporter Stephen Wentzell speaks with Michael Geist this week for rabble.ca as part of his report on Facebook regulation in Canada.   Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law. He’s also the author of the 2015 book Law, Privacy, and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era.

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