Canada

Canada’s NDP spouts “progressive” rhetoric while planning to prop up minority Liberal government

By Roger Jordan, 12 October 2019

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s push for a de facto coalition with Trudeau’s Liberals is in keeping with the NDP’s traditions as a nationalist, pro-capitalist party allied with the union bureaucracy.

CUPE torpedoes Ontario school support-staff strike, accepts Ford’s wage and budget cuts

By Roger Jordan, 8 October 2019

CUPE has agreed to a sell-out contract that strengthens the hand of the Ford government as it presses forward with savage cuts to education, including dramatic class-size increases.

Canada: Five thousand public sector workers strike in Saskatchewan

By Carl Bronski, 7 October 2019

The strike, involving workers at SaskPower, SaskTel, SaskWater, SaskEnergy, the Water Security Agency and two SaskTel subsidiaries, is the largest in Saskatchewan for decades.

Ontario education workers set to strike Monday against Ford’s savage cuts

By Penny Smith and Roger Jordan, 5 October 2019

The Canadian Union of Public Employees and the teachers unions are terrified that a strike will result in a head-on clash with the hated Ford government and trigger a broader working-class challenge to the capitalist elite’s austerity agenda.

Quebec prosecuting nearly 100 crane operators for “illegal” 2018 strike

By Louis Girard, 3 October 2019

While the government is making an example of the crane operators with the aim of intimidating workers into bowing before the anti-strike laws, the unions are deafeningly silent.

Conrad Black decries Trudeau’s “weak” leadership, “evil campaign”

By Roger Jordan, 1 October 2019

Black’s National Post op-ed sheds light on the real motives behind the feigned outrage within the political and media establishment over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “blackface” photos.

As US GM strike continues

Layoffs mount in Canadian auto industry

By Carl Bronski, 30 September 2019

Over 6,000 Canadian auto assembly and parts workers have been temporarily laid off as a result of the ongoing strike by 48,000 American UAW members against GM.

Half a million people join Montreal climate change protest

By our reporters, 30 September 2019

The scale of Friday’s protest attests to mounting popular anger at the failure of the world’s corporate-controlled governments to address this social and ecological crisis.

Ontario government’s legal aid cuts trigger widespread protests

By Penny Smith, 27 September 2019

The Ford government’s assault on legal aid is part of a broader austerity agenda targeting all working people, but especially the poorest and most vulnerable sections of the working class.

Alberta’s MacKinnon report provides blueprint for austerity and repression

By Roger Jordan, 25 September 2019

To order, the MacKinnon taskforce has provided Alberta’s United Conservative Party government with a blueprint for massive social spending cuts and repressive measures to counter mass working-class opposition.

Trudeau’s “blackface” photos: How to oppose Canada’s Liberal government, and how not to

20 September 2019

The working class must oppose the Trudeau Liberal government. But it must do so from its own class standpoint and without becoming ensnared in the intrigues and provocations of the Liberals’ big-business political opponents.

Unifor shuts down Nemak auto parts strike in Windsor, Canada

By Carl Bronski, 19 September 2019

Bitterly opposed to mobilizing tens of thousands of Canadian and striking US autoworkers in support of Nemak workers, Unifor has handed the initiative back to the company and the state.

Canada’s media join Conservatives in pushing for RCMP to play key role in election outcome

By Roger Jordan, 16 September 2019

The Trudeau government is a pro-austerity, pro-war government that must be implacably opposed by the working class. But in doing so, it must lend no support to the reactionary intrigues of the Tories and their media allies.

Canada’s pseudo-left Fightback group covers for Steelworkers’ betrayal of ABI workers

By Félix Gauthier and Richard Dufour, 14 September 2019

Fightback’s miserable apologetics for the union bureaucracy goes hand in hand with its promotion of Quebec nationalism.

As union prepares sell-out of their struggle

Unifor President Jerry Dias addresses Nemak workers in Windsor

By Carl Bronski, 13 September 2019

A court ruling is expected as soon as Friday on an order demanding the taking down of picket lines at the parts plant where workers walked out last week in defence of jobs.

Canada’s Liberals spending tens of billions on battleships, warplanes

By Louis Girard, 13 September 2019

While governments at all levels incessantly declare that “there is no money” for hospitals, schools and public services, the Trudeau Liberal government is spending billions to modernize Canada’s military arsenal.

With union support, Trudeau’s big business Liberals vie for re-election in fall vote

By Keith Jones, 12 September 2019

Whichever party or combination of parties forms Canada’s government after October 21, it will be a government of austerity, reaction and war.

Ontario education unions disarm teachers, support staff facing attack on jobs and conditions

By Roger Jordan, 11 September 2019

The unions are seeking to block a teachers strike, because they fear it could trigger a broader working-class challenge to the Ford government and the agenda of austerity.

Court orders end to “unlawful” Windsor, Ontario auto parts strike

By Carl Bronski, 6 September 2019

Unifor President Jerry Dias is again ramping up his anti-Mexican demagogy in an effort to divert the struggle by workers at parts maker Nemak who have blockaded the plant in an effort to defend their jobs.

Quebec: New attack on crane operators provokes strong opposition

By Louis Girard, 5 September 2019

The government’s regressive regulatory “reform” poses a serious threat to the safety of both the public and construction workers.

Canada to go to polls amid geopolitical crisis, mounting working-class resistance

By Roger Jordan, 31 August 2019

The October 21 federal election campaign will not seriously address any of the pressing issues confronting the working class, as all of Canada's establishment parties lurch to the right.

Veteran New Democrat to chair Canada’s new intelligence “watchdog” agency

By Laurent Lafrance, 28 August 2019

Until recently a senior NDP MP, Rankin has accepted a post that will see him provide a pseudo-democratic fig leaf for the activities of Canada’s spy agencies.

Unifor convention gives centre-stage to Trudeau, Freeland and the Liberal re-election campaign

By Roger Jordan and Carl Bronski, 24 August 2019

Unifor is spearheading a massive union drive to keep the big business, pro-austerity, pro-war Trudeau Liberal government in power.

Ontario teachers face threat of state repression, wage and job cuts in upcoming contract fight

By Carl Bronski, 23 August 2019

The role of the teacher unions has been to hand the initiative to the Ford government, allowing the Tories to unveil a sweeping assault on teachers’ wages and working conditions without their organizing any meaningful opposition.

Quebec’s new CAQ-authored chauvinist laws incite spike in hate crimes

By Louis Girard, 20 August 2019

The more workers challenge austerity and social inequality, the more the ruling elite promotes Islamophobia and anti-immigrant chauvinism in an attempt to divide them and divert them from the struggle against crisis-ridden capitalism.

Report reveals damning evidence of Canadian government bid to block criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin

By Roger Jordan, 17 August 2019

The report presents a picture of a Who’s Who of the Canadian ruling elite working behind the scenes with the Prime Minister’s Office to shield one of the country’s most globally active corporations from criminal prosecution.

Canada: New federal law expands national security agencies’ repressive powers

By Laurent Lafrance, 15 August 2019

The new Liberal law entrenches the key anti-democratic provisions of the Harper government’s Bill C-51 and grants Canada spy agencies even more draconian powers.

Canada’s ruling elite whipping up anti-China hysteria to pave way for repression, rearmament and war

By Roger Jordan, 10 August 2019

All the organs of Canadian bourgeois propaganda—government institutions, political parties and corporate media outlets—have united to cast Ottawa as a beleaguered David confronting a Chinese Goliath.

“We are in a war with social injustice that cannot be reversed without an uprising”

Oshawa autoworker speaks on wildcat strikes, Unifor treachery

By Marcus Day, 9 August 2019

An autoworker at a supplier factory for GM’s Oshawa Assembly Plant in Canada, which is set to close later this year, spoke to the WSWS about last week’s wildcat strikes.

Canadian auto parts workers stage wildcat strike as Oshawa GM plant closure looms

By Carl Bronski, 7 August 2019

The short strike was organized by rank-and-file workers independently of the pro-company Unifor union, which spent the day telling workers to get back to work.

Quebec: A political balance sheet of the United Steelworkers’ betrayal of the ABI workers

By Laurent Lafrance, 5 August 2019

The United Steelworkers and Quebec Federation of Labour systematically isolated the ABI workers’ militant anti-concessions struggle after an 18-month lockout.

How Canada emerged as a haven for Ukrainian Nazi collaborators

By Roger Jordan, 29 July 2019

After World War II, Canada became a haven for far-right Ukrainian nationalists who had collaborated with the Nazis, including in waging war on the Soviet Union and murdering Jews.

Ontario government writes off 2009 auto bailout loan to Chrysler

By Carl Bronski, 22 July 2019

The federal Conservative and Ontario Liberal governments handed $13.7 billion over to the auto bosses at General Motors and Chrysler, while extorting massive wage and benefit concessions from autoworkers.

Canada’s Trudeau postures as opponent of Trump following US president’s fascist outburst

By Roger Jordan, 20 July 2019

Trudeau’s theatrics notwithstanding, his government is an enthusiastic accomplice of Trump in implementing some of his administration’s most reactionary and belligerent policies.

Canada’s Liberal government steps up internet censorship with creation of new media fund

By Penny Smith and Roger Jordan, 18 July 2019

Drawing on the language used by Google to justify its censorship, the Trudeau government plans to dispense $600 million to media outlets deemed to be producing “authoritative content.”

British Columbia forestry workers strike enters third week

By Jean LaChance, 17 July 2019

The USW is determined to isolate the forest workers and reach a rotten compromise with WFP management.

Nurse shortages persist after UAW sellout of Mercy Health St. Vincent strike

By Shannon Jones, 17 July 2019

The fight by nursing staff in Toledo, Ohio has important lessons for the overall fight in defense of healthcare as well as for autoworkers facing demands for more health givebacks.

Build rank-and-file committees to prepare a political general strike against Ontario's Doug Ford!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 15 July 2019

To prevail in this fight, workers must break free of the trade unions and NDP, and unify their struggles in a global working-class counter-offensive against capitalist austerity and war.

Canada’s Liberal government hosts anti-Russia conference on Ukraine

By Roger Jordan, 13 July 2019

Discussions at the Ukraine Reform Conference focused on “affirming Ukraine’s sovereignty and security in the face of Russian aggression.”

18-month lockout at aluminum plant ends

Quebec ABI workers’ struggle betrayed by United Steelworkers Union

By Laurent Lafrance, 11 July 2019

The unions isolated the workers at ABI and collaborated with the corporation to impose a defeat that will be used to attack working conditions throughout the industry.

Quebec: Alcoa issues ultimatum to locked-out ABI workers

By Keith Jones, 2 July 2019

The United Steelworkers Union has refused to make any public comment on Alcoa’s ultimatum, let alone coupled an emphatic call for it to be rejected with an appeal for workers across North America to come to the ABI workers’ defence.

Quebec: ABI lockout in its 18th month

By Laurent Lafrance, 27 June 2019

Having isolated the ABI workers and promoted the lie that Quebec’s right-wing premier would come to their aid, the union is now turning to Québec Solidaire to give it a “left” cover.

Trudeau lines Canada up behind Trump’s war drive against Iran

By Roger Jordan, 22 June 2019

Trudeau’s White House comments explicitly declare that when US imperialism decides to launch a military onslaught on Iran, Canadian imperialism will support its “closest ally.”

Whitewashing Canadian capitalism’s crimes:

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s inquiry issues final report

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 21 June 2019

The MMIW report shifts the blame for the oppression of the native people from Canadian capitalism and its state to a racist “colonialist” mindset and “white society.”

Canada rules out overture to China, vows to extradite Huawei CFO to US

By Roger Jordan, 19 June 2019

The Trudeau government has curtly dismissed the suggestion of former Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chrétien that Ottawa use its legal prerogative to block Meng’s extradition.

Quebec premier denounces workers’ “high wages,” supports employer drive to extort concessions

By Laurent Lafrance, 12 June 2019

Quebec Premier François Legault and his right-wing populist Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government are on a collision course with the working class.

Alberta’s UCP government attacks workers, rewards business with tax cuts

By Roger Jordan and Riksen Stewart, 8 June 2019

The path to power for Alberta’s new hard-right government was paved by the previous trade union-backed NDP administration.

Canada: Alberta wildfires force evacuations, threaten air quality

By Janet Browning, 6 June 2019

Even as Alberta’s premier dismissed any link between climate change and the increased frequency and intensity of wildfires, smoke forced him to cancel an outdoor Calgary event.

Trudeau and Pence plot Canada’s role in US imperialist aggression

By Roger Jordan, 3 June 2019

Trump’s vice president has taken on an increasingly important role in articulating and implementing US imperialist aggression, especially against China and Venezuela.

Canada’s Conservative leader lays out right-wing economic and foreign policy agenda

By Roger Jordan, 22 May 2019

Scheer pledged to step up military-security cooperation with the US, intensify Canada’s aggressive stance against China and Russia, and gut social spending.

Canada’s government uses bogus “foreign interference” claims to expand censorship ahead of federal election

By Penny Smith and Roger Jordan, 17 May 2019

The government’s reactionary campaign has the twin aims of legitimizing censorship of social media and whipping up hostility against Russia and China, which Canadian imperialism views as its most dangerous rivals.

How Québec Solidaire abetted the rise of anti-Muslim chauvinism and continues to divide the working class

By Richard Dufour, 15 May 2019

Québec Solidaire’s volte-face on discriminatory measures targeting religious minorities is an attempt to cover its tracks under conditions where it was increasingly being discredited as an accomplice of the far right.

Ontario government slashes post-secondary education funding and student aid

By Penny Smith, 9 May 2019

Ford’s cuts are part of a concerted drive to restructure post-secondary education to tailor it even more to the demands of big business.

Canada’s Liberal government abets US-sponsored coup attempt in Venezuela

By Roger Jordan, 8 May 2019

Last week Canada proclaimed its support for Guaidó’s coup attempt and stepped up its efforts to bring to power a far-right, pro-imperialist regime in Caracas.

Ontario Tory government intensifies assault on workers’ rights

By Penny Smith, 26 April 2019

Ford’s thinly veiled threat to criminalize teachers’ strikes must be taken as a serious warning: emboldened by the unions’ complicity, the Tories are escalating their class-war assault.

Right-wing populist United Conservatives win Alberta election as NDP vote plummets

By Roger Jordan, 20 April 2019

The election’s outcome represents a further shift to the right within establishment politics, and will exacerbate regional tensions within Canada’s ruling elite and its federal state.

Canada’s Liberal government attacks refugee rights

By Laurent Lafrance, 18 April 2019

The Trudeau government is pursuing anti-refugee policies and collaborating with Washington in its anti-immigrant witch hunt.

Ontario Tories’ budget: Cuts to public services, tax handouts for big business

By Roger Jordan, 13 April 2019

The media’s claim that the budget contains “no major cuts” is aimed at concealing the fact that the government is engaged in a vast transfer of wealth from workers to the rich.

Quebec premier backs ABI in extorting massive concessions from locked-out workers

By Laurent Lafrance, 12 April 2019

Legault’s pro-company bullying underscores the utter bankruptcy of the strategy of the USW, which has isolated the ABI workers while urging them to put their faith in appeals to Quebec right-wing CAQ government.

Polls indicate right-wing populist United Conservatives will win Alberta election

By Janet Browning and Riksen Stewart, 11 April 2019

If Kenney can so brazenly make reactionary appeals, it is because Alberta’s trade union-backed NDP government has imposed austerity and championed the interests of Big Oil.

Over 10,000 rally in Toronto against Tories’ education cuts

By our Reporters, 9 April 2019

Demonstrators expressed their anger at the Ontario government’s plans to hike class sizes, cut thousands of teaching positions, slash funding for children with special needs, and gut student aid.

“We are the future. Give us what we need!”

Thousands of Ontario students walk out to protest school cuts

By our reporters, 6 April 2019

The student-led initiative saw thousands rally across the province against the right-wing government of Doug Ford.

Ontario workers need an international socialist program to defend public education and fight austerity

By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 6 April 2019

If public education from kindergarten to university is to be defended, workers and students must launch a political struggle independently of the unions and in opposition to the entire political establishment.

Prioritizing of profit at root of fire that killed seven Syrian refugee children in Nova Scotia

By Frédéric Charlebois, 5 April 2019

The mandatory installation of automated sprinklers would save lives, but capitalist governments are loathe to diminish the profits of the construction industry.

Quebec introduces a chauvinist bill with Muslim women as its principal target

By Louis Girard and Richard Dufour, 4 April 2019

The ruling elite is seeking to scapegoat immigrants for the economic and social catastrophe caused by capitalism.

Infighting in Canada’s government deepens with release of surreptitious SNC-Lavalin recording

By Roger Jordan, 2 April 2019

Revelations that the former justice minister secretly recorded a discussion with the country’s senior civil servant have intensified the Liberal government’s crisis.

Ontario education minister touts class-size increases as means to teach “resiliency”

By Jake Silver and Roger Jordan, 1 April 2019

Thompson’s remarks exemplify the ruling elite’s contempt for the millions of working-class families that rely on Ontario’s chronically underfunded public education system.

Quebec: USW proposes further rollbacks, after locked-out ABI workers reject derisory company offer

By Laurent Lafrance, 30 March 2019

It is the Steelworkers’ systematic isolation of the ABI aluminum workers’ anti-concessions struggle that has emboldened Alcoa to repeatedly escalate its demands.

FCA Canada to cut third shift at Windsor Assembly

By Shannon Jones, 30 March 2019

The global assault on auto jobs is continuing with the announcement by Fiat Chrysler that it is eliminating a full shift, 1,500 jobs, at its plant in Windsor, Ontario.

Ontario government axes provincial funding for autism therapy

By Penny Smith, 27 March 2019

The changes the government announced last week to mollify angry protests are cosmetic, leaving parents to fund tens of thousands of dollars in annual treatment costs from their own pockets.

Canada extends military missions in Ukraine and Mideast, allies with Trump in refugee crackdown

By Roger Jordan, 23 March 2019

The Trudeau government’s right-wing, militarist policies underscore yet again the Liberal Party’s role in advancing the predatory interests of Canadian imperialism.

Unifor announces bogus ‘job saving’ plan as GM moves to close Oshawa plant

By Carl Bronski, 22 March 2019

Unifor will suspend its Save Oshawa GM publicity campaign on the basis of nothing more than the possibility of a slight adjustment in the plant’s closing schedule.

Ontario government savages public education

By Roger Jordan, 20 March 2019

According to teacher union estimates, the Ford government’s education “reform” will result in the elimination of nearly 10,000 teaching jobs and class sizes of up to 40 students.

Canada: Train derailment kills three, exposes terrible working conditions

By Penny Smith, 16 March 2019

CP Rail is lobbying Transport Canada to abandon a new rule it introduced following last month’s derailment, calling it too "time-consuming."

Canada ever more deeply implicated in US-engineered coup attempt in Venezuela

By Laurent Lafrance, 14 March 2019

Like its US partner, Canadian imperialism covets Venezuela’s vast oil resources and is determined to prevent Russia, China, and other “strategic rivals” from expanding their influence in the Americas.

Canada: Why is the corporate media in a frenzy over the SNC-Lavalin affair?

By Roger Jordan, 12 March 2019

The working class must intervene in opposition to all factions of the capitalist elite and political establishment, advancing a socialist program against austerity and war.

Canada’s Liberal government on ropes after third high-profile resignation

By Roger Jordan, 5 March 2019

With two top ministers resigning amid claims the Prime Minister’s Office improperly intervened to prevent SNC-Lavalin’s criminal prosecution, the survival of Trudeau and his government have been thrown into question.

Report: British Columbia mental health problems on the rise

By Penny Smith, 1 March 2019

The annual report by the province’s health officer found that perceptions of mental wellbeing among BC residents were among the lowest in the country.

Canada’s Liberal government rocked by high-profile resignations

By Roger Jordan, 23 February 2019

The Liberals’ attempt to shield engineering giant SNC-Lavalin from criminal prosecution has led to the resignation of the former Justice Minister and Trudeau’s top adviser, throwing the government’s re-election plans into disarray.

Callous government policies lead to freezing death of homeless man in Edmonton, Alberta

By Riksen Stewart, 21 February 2019

The man’s death follows the city's decision to shut subway stations at night to prevent homeless people from sheltering inside during the cold.

Canada mobilizes support for US coup in Venezuela

By Keith Jones, 8 February 2019

Canada is front and center in Washington’s drive to install a virulent right-wing regime that will throw open the country to unbridled imperialist exploitation.

As Unifor escalates racist anti-Mexico campaign

Canadian union leader postures as supporter of Matamoros strikers

By Roger Jordan, 6 February 2019

Unifor’s near-total silence about the courageous struggle of the Matamoras workers is of a piece with their reactionary campaign attacking Mexican workers for GM’s job massacre.

February 9 demonstration against auto plant closures in Detroit

The program and strategy to defend jobs

By Joseph Kishore, 1 February 2019

The demonstration, called by the WSWS and the Steering Committee of the Coalition of Rank-and-File Committees, is the first organized expression of rank-and-file opposition to GM’s jobs massacre.

British Columbia’s opioid crisis hits construction workers hard

By Penny Smith, 29 January 2019

The disproportionately high death rate from opioids among construction workers underscores the precarious working conditions facing tens of thousands of workers in an industry that has produced multi-million dollar profits for real estate developers and property speculators.

“Capitalism should be toppled in my opinion”

Students protest in Toronto against cuts to financial aid

By our reporters, 28 January 2019

Around 2,000 students marched from Yonge-Dundas square to the provincial legislature at Queens Park to oppose the gutting of financial assistance for college and university students by Premier Doug Ford’s right-wing Tory government.

Unifor launches anti-Mexican boycott as diversion from fight over Oshawa closure

By Carl Bronski, 26 January 2019

Unifor President Dias has announced an anti-Mexican consumer boycott over the Oshawa closure as workers in Matamoros, Mexico, expand their struggle against sweatshop conditions.

Washington escalates coup provocations in Venezuela

By Bill Van Auken, 25 January 2019

Secretary of State Pompeo is to speak to the UN Security Council Saturday on Venezuela, a patent propaganda gesture aimed at preparing intervention.

Canada’s "diversity" imperialism

By Keith Jones, 25 January 2019

Justin Trudeau, presiding over what has been hailed as the most diverse cabinet in Canadian history, has signed on to Washington’s coup plot against Venezuela.

Ontario guts financial aid for low-income students

By Roger Jordan, 24 January 2019

Outraged students have called a rally in Toronto tomorrow to protest the gutting of student aid—the latest volley in the Ford government’s war on the working class.

Canada ramps up anti-China campaign as US threatens action against Huawei

By Roger Jordan, 19 January 2019

The Canadian government feels it can act so provocatively because its demonization of China is part of a broader offensive against Beijing led by US imperialism.

The working class must come to the defence of the Canada Post workers

By Laurent Lafrance, 18 January 2019

Having outlawed postal workers’ campaign of rotating strikes, the ruling class views the imposition of further concessions as crucial to their agenda of austerity and militarism.

Quebec: Locked-out ABI workers begin second year on picket line

By Laurent Lafrance, 16 January 2019

The Steelworkers’ systematic isolation of the ABI workers’ struggle has emboldened the aluminum smelter’s majority shareholder, Alcoa, to escalate its demands.

Following Oshawa GM sitdown protest, autoworkers fed poison of Canadian nationalism at Windsor rally

By Shannon Jones, 12 January 2019

Autoworkers attending a rally called by Unifor in Windsor, Ontario who were looking for a way to fight GM plant closures were instead hit with a strong dose of Canadian nationalism by union officials.

Unite Canadian, US and Mexican autoworkers!

Build rank-and-file committees to fight GM’s plant shutdowns in Oshawa and the US

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 11 January 2019

Unifor cannot be pressured or reformed. Workers must take the struggle to stop the plant closures into their own hands.

GM Oshawa workers down tools after automaker confirms plant closure

By Roger Jordan, 10 January 2019

Unifor distanced itself from the rank-and-file-initiated protest, which lasted five hours during the Tuesday evening shift and two hours on Wednesday morning.

US and Canadian elites demand Trudeau government toughen its anti-China stance

By Roger Jordan, 9 January 2019

Although Ottawa has been a key partner in Washington’s confrontation with Beijing, ruling circles want Trudeau to go even further and ban Huawei from Canada’s 5G network.

As one-year anniversary of lockout approaches

Alcoa intensifies attack on Quebec ABI workers

By Laurent Lafrance, 4 January 2019

The United Steelworkers’ systematic isolation of the ABI workers’ anti-concessions struggle has encouraged management to escalate its takeaway demands.

Ten years since Canada’s constitutional coup

By Keith Jones, 31 December 2018

Just weeks after the 2008 financial crash, Canada’s Conservative government used the arbitrary powers of the unelected governor-general to shut down parliament and prevent its defeat in a no-confidence vote.

Government-named arbitrator to dictate Canada Post workers’ contract

By Louis Girard, 29 December 2018

The criminalization of the postal workers’ strike campaign and the impending imposition of concessionary contracts constitute an attack on the entire working class.

Echoing Trump, Unifor pleads for GM to cut Mexican auto jobs

By Carl Bronski, 22 December 2018

For decades, Unifor and the UAW have pitted workers against each other, helping the automakers to whip-saw jobs, wages, pensions and benefits back and forth across borders in a never-ending race to the bottom.