Articles Canadian Business

  • Work in the age of anxiety

    Canadian Business

    Working Canadians, from blue collar workers to middle class professionals to hamburger flippers are facing the worst economy insecurity, most stressful working conditions, the slowest increases in real income and the most cynical anti-worker governments literally since the 1930s. At the same time the 1% and the powerful corporations which make them rich have not been so privileged in terms of wealth, income and political power since the pre-crash 1920s.

  • International solidarity against Canadian mining giant


  • Canada’s transformation under neoliberalism

    Canadian Business

    In one of his most comprehensive recent articles, Unifor economist Jim Stanford provides a critical overview of Canada’s hard economic turn to the right.

  • Precarious workers or satisfied customers? A fine line for giant retailers

    Canadian Business

    A Walmart Christmas could have easily been written by Dickens. The stresses and difficulties faced by Walmart workers during the holidays is overwhelming. Overwork, a climate of fear and barely-organized chaos make for taxing shifts at work. Low wages, insufficient hours and inadequate benefits stretch budgets and make it harder to find holiday joy at home.

  • Stop service cuts at Canada Post

    Canadian Business

    As job cuts and home-delivery closure appears impending, please consider signing this Canada Post support statement.

  • Are our banks really safe?

    Canadian Business

    If Canada’s banking regulations are not substantially toughened by the time the next global financial crisis hits – yes, there will be another crisis – our Big Six banks may very well find themselves in serious trouble. Again.

  • Canada’s profitability puzzle

    Canadian Business

    What explains Canada’s current economic conjecture? Economist and activist Michal Rozworski takes a look at the data and makes some compelling arguments.

  • Inequality grows as CEOs blackmail the rest of us

    After the US, Canada has the second highest CEO-to-worker pay ratio. Yves Engler argues politicians should legislate a maximum pay differential between the best and worst paid workers in all companies.

  • Why Saying No to Toronto Airport Expansion Makes Sense

    Canadian Business

    Carlo Fanelli calls on Toronto residents and visitors to oppose airport expansion at Dec. 17 council meeting.

  • The Lac Megantic Rail Disaster

    In recent years, some residents of Lac Megantic have repeatedly put forward the view that the operation of the former CPR mainline linking Montreal with St. John New Brunswick through the center of the town is unsafe.

    Until July 6th of this year, it would appear that this view was mistaken, at least in the eyes of the business and political communities. Both chose to dismiss the claim as ill informed.

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