The Board of Directors is very pleased to announce that Steven Staples has been appointed Acting Publisher of

He will be leading the 15-year-old online news and progressive commentary website during current publisher Kim Elliott’s leave-of-absence, until summer 2017.

Steven Staples is well known to readers, supporters and sponsors through his many years of work with progressive organizations including the Council of Canadians, The Rideau Institute, and the Ontario Federation of Labour. is Canada’s best-known source of original news stories, in-depth features, interviews, commentaries and from progressive voices. It operates as a non-profit media organization, and maintains close connections with Canada’s civil society and labour organizations.