Watch the re-broadcast of the Pros and Cons teach in: policies for people and the planet

On Friday, November 1, immediately following Harper's address to the Conservative Convention, the Pros & Cons teach-in took place. was glad to host the livestream of the event. Watch the rebroadcast of the livestream to hear from a range of provincial   and national speakers about a different vision from the one being shared at this week-end's Conservative convention: one that focuses on   progressive policies for people and the planet.

A teach-in presented by Common Causes, from 7pm - 10 PM Mountain Time, Friday, Nov 1, featuring: David Suzuki (Scientist and environmentalist), Maude Barlow (National Chairperson, the Council of Canadians), Crystal Lameman (Beaver Lake Cree Nation), Jean Lortie (Secretary-general, Confédération des syndicats nationaux), Andrew Nikiforuk (Author and journalist), Jim Stanford (Economist, UNIFOR), Brigette DePape ("Rogue Page", writer and activist), Paul Moist (National President, Canadian Union of Public Employees), Michael Harris (writer,  journalist, and documentary filmmaker). Moderated by Bill Phipps (Author and social and environmental activist)

Watch live streaming video from rabbletv at

Watch live streaming video from rabbletv at

Thank you for reading this story…

More people are reading than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable. has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.

So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.

And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.


We welcome your comments! embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:


  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.


  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.