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  • Housing in the age of austerity: Toronto’s war on the poor

    Canadian Politics

    It wasn’t always this bad for Toronto’s non-rich residents. In 1970, 66 per cent of Toronto neighbourhoods were middle-income. This was when the labour market allowed for single-income families, when social services were better available to the poor and when affordable housing was constructed according to need.

  • Interview: Andrew Bacevich on American militarism

    USA Politics

    The election of Donald Trump raised serious questions about the direction of US foreign policy. Would the president seek better diplomatic relations with Russia? Would he step up, or deescalate, conflict in the Middle East? So far, there are few indications this Republican administration will change course from that of its predecessor.

  • First NDP Leadership Debate: A good introduction, but not a lot of differentiation

    Canadian Politics

    How does Angus materialize his ‘got your back’ philosophy into a platform? How does Julian plan to address free post-secondary schooling in a federalist scheme that gives educational powers to the provinces? How will Ashton determine the parameters of her commitment to greater public ownership? And in what way will Caron structure a Basic Income to ensure working Canadians aren’t quagmired in greater inequality?

  • A Brief History of Canadian Labour Woes

    Canadian Business

    In addition to a loss of union jobs, globalization also accelerated Canada’s shift from a manufacturing to a service sector-dominated nation, further weakening prospects for organizing. Much of this has to do with precarity, as non-standard work provides employers increased flexibility in scheduling, hiring, lay-offs and firing, acting as tools in employers’ arsenals to fight a drive.

  • Cheri DiNovo’s Kicks off the NDP Leadership Contest

    Canadian Politics

    The NDP’s mainstream leadership will be increasingly motivated to field a centrist challenger: This was likely always a goal for those who felt Mulcair’s defeat was based, not ideology, but on strategy. The definite front runner here would have been Nathan Cullen, but his abstention leaves the role open.

  • A letter to our subscribers

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  • Grassroots movement needed, says Labour Congress candidate Husseini

    Canadian Politics

    Regardless of the Canadian Labour Congress presidential outcome, the need for a grassroots labour revival is clear. The stakes are simply too high not to rebuild from the ground up.

  • A grassroots perspective on the Québec elections

    Quebec

    In many respects, nothing has changed following the April 7 Québec elections. Big business remains in power, only its colour has altered from light blue to a Liberal shade of red.

  • The 2014 Peoples’ Social Forum: Organizing the fight against the Right

    Canadian Politics

    The first ever pan-Canadian social forum will be held this year in Ottawa from August 21 to 24. More than 10,000 participants from all over Canada are expected to come to the University of Ottawa to discuss ways and means of combating the austerity policies of the Harper regime and the provincial governments. Read activist and organiser Roger Rashi detail the scale of the forum.

  • Clearing the Indigenous Plains Today

    Canadian Politics

    We discuss Canada’s history of disease, deliberate starvation, ethnic cleansing, tar sands expansion, neglect of treaties and a legacy of colonialism that continues today with author James Daschuk.

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