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  • The New Nakba

    On October 7, Israel launched a devastating retaliatory war after 1,200 Israelis were killed in a surprise attack by Hamas militants. Gaza, with its two million residents now under a “complete siege,” is once again soaked in blood and chaos. A textbook case of genocide is now unfolding. The failure to intervene to halt the carnage threatens to ignite violence throughout the region.

  • Health Care on Life Support

    Canada’s public health care system is under existential threat. Recent moves by right-wing premiers from Alberta to Manitoba to Ontario and Québec signal the impending privatization of an array of health care services. In this focus, we look at the creeping danger of outsourcing, and why the preservation of our universal system must be a key priority for the left.

  • 2022 Ontario General Election

    In advance of the 2022 Ontario general election, Canadian Dimension asked some of our regular contributors—as well as first-time writers—to weigh in on what’s at stake in the vote. Despite years of scandal and failure under the premiership of Doug Ford, the Conservative leader strolled to victory again. How could this have happened? What got us to this point?

  • Crisis in Ukraine

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022 plunged Europe into its most serious crisis since the end of the Cold War. But the conflict has also exposed longer-standing tensions within the broader regional security order, threatening war between nuclear powers. What will this mean for Ukraine and Russia, and their people whose history is perilously intertwined?

  • Confronting Climate Catastrophe

    COP26 kicked off in Glasgow, where negotiators were faced with the urgent need to get the world to end its addiction to fossil fuels and secure a livable future. The event marked a critical juncture in the struggle to avoid climate catastrophe, but how did the world respond? In this collection, we gathered perspectives from across the left on what this moment means for the climate and our species.

  • 2021 Federal Election

    On August 16, Justin Trudeau called on the governor general to dissolve parliament, setting the stage for a national election. It will be the shortest campaign allowed by federal law, yet it will also be held under the shadow of a nearly two-year long pandemic that has profoundly reshaped our lives, and the global economy. What will it mean for Canada and the Canadian left?

  • Debating the Avi Lewis Impact

    We asked NDPers, current and former, to weigh in on the state of social democracy in Canada, and on Avi Lewis’s recent decision to pursue the party’s nomination in West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country. This is the first component of our coverage in advance of the upcoming federal election in fall 2021.

  • The Far-Right in Focus

    Violence carried out by the far-right is now the most frequent and deadly form of extremism threatening Western nations, and it is growing in stride with the increasingly emboldened anti-lockdown community. In this collection, we look at the roots of white supremacism and far-right groups in Canada, and how the left can fight back against this revanchist movement.

  • In Memoriam: Leo Panitch (1945-2020)

    Canadian Dimension is heartbroken at the loss of Leo Panitch, Professor Emeritus of Politics at York University and editor of the Socialist Register. An early pillar of our publication, Leo was a leading thinker of the global left and a comrade to the many. In this collection, we pay tribute to Leo and his indispensable contributions to socialist thought in Canada and around the world.

  • The Coming Cold War with China

    The deterioration in relations between China and the United States is gathering steam, creating new uncertainties and dangers. Will Joe Biden ratchet up tensions with the world’s emerging economic superpower? How will Canada respond? In this collection, we analyze why increased rivalry with China is beginning to resemble a new Cold War.

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