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

    For those in Toronto’s growing majority of low income neighbourhoods, things are bad and getting worse—and it’s no accident. It wasn’t always this bad for Toronto’s non-rich residents. In 1970, 66 percent 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.

  • First NDP leadership debate: Good introduction, but not a lot of differentiation

    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

    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.

  • Grassroots movement needed, says Labour Congress candidate Husseini

    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

    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

    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

    The resilience of Indigenous communities in the face of ongoing corporate and state coercion is incredible, and the problems of our age will not be resolved until Canada honours its relationship with First Nations. 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.

  • Massive Canadian-Saudi export deal exposes Conservative hypocrisy

    We need to explore in much more detail the links between prosperity for corporations and war and repression in places like Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. A good start would be a vigorous debate, both in the media and in Parliament, about the largest export manufacturing deal in Canadian history.

  • Celebration capitalism, protest and the Sochi Olympics

    We are delighted to bring you a feature interview with activist, author and former Olympic athlete, Jules Boykoff. We talk about the Sochi Winter Olympics, celebration capitalism, dissent and the history of Olympic political struggle.

  • We All Lose in Canada’s Austerity Olympics

    The federal Conservatives continue to take part in the global austerity Olympics with their 2014 budget as fallout from the largest economic crisis since the Great Depression continues, and people and the planet are suffering as a result. Nobody wins with this approach.

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