Canada

Mounting coronavirus death toll in Canada’s elderly care homes

By Penny Smith, 7 April 2020

COVID-19 cases have been reported from over 600 nursing and retirement homes nationwide, with Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia hardest hit

Ontario warns of more than 10,000 COVID-19 deaths as pandemic spreads rapidly across Canada

By Roger Jordan, 6 April 2020

The figures presented are horrifying, but likely an underestimation of the catastrophe threatening the province and country unless urgent counter-measures are taken.

Canadian government’s bailout increases banks’ control over economy and state

By Roger Jordan, 4 April 2020

Canada’s Liberal government is funnelling hundreds of billions of dollars to the banks and major corporations to guarantee the wealth of the capitalist elite.

Mounting protests in Canada’s construction industry over lack of safety measures to counter COVID-19

By Penny Smith, 3 April 2020

A petition launched by a construction worker in Ontario calling for the shutdown of the entire industry quickly secured over 50,000 signatures.

Alberta’s right-wing UCP government exploits coronavirus pandemic to lay off at least 20,000 education workers

By Janet Browning, 2 April 2020

Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party government slashed all non-teacher salary funding to Alberta school boards Saturday, which will force the layoff of at least 20,000 teaching assistants, cleaners, and other support staff.

Canada’s governments exempt sections of industry from lockdowns, imperilling workers’ lives

By Roger Jordan, 1 April 2020

Placing profits before workers’ lives, Ontario and Quebec have declared businesses “essential” that have nothing to do with providing healthcare, food, power or other life necessities.

Quebec tries to extort concessions from health care and other public sector workers

By Laurent Lafrance, 1 April 2020

By offering their “full cooperation” to the CAQ government during the coronavirus pandemic, the unions have opened the door for an intensified state attack on public sector workers.

“As a part-time worker I got no sick time, no benefits, and no vacation”

Canadian workers speak out on impact of coronavirus crisis

By our reporters, 31 March 2020

Workers decried the lack of support from government and pointed to their exposure to unsafe working conditions that threaten to accelerate the spread of the pandemic.

Canada’s doctors issue dire warnings over lack of preparedness for surge of COVID-19 patients

By Omar Ali, 30 March 2020

Were 30 percent of Ontario’s 14 million residents to become infected with the coronavirus, with 5 percent of these requiring intensive care treatment, each of the province’s intensive care doctors would have the impossible task of treating 500 patients per day.

Canada’s parliament approves coronavirus bailout for corporations and austerity for workers

By Keith Jones, 28 March 2020

While billions are being handed to big business, Canada’s health system, ravaged by decades of austerity, has no "surge capacity."

Canada: Vancouver homeless left to fend for themselves amid coronavirus pandemic

By Penny Smith, 27 March 2020

The Canadian ruling elite’s policy of malign neglect in the face of the lethal coronavirus pandemic is exemplified by the failure of all levels of government to do anything to protect homeless people.

Leaked government report warns of tens of thousands of deaths in one Canadian province

By Roger Jordan, 26 March 2020

An internal Saskatchewan Health Authority report has warned that the rapid spread of the coronavirus would overwhelm the province’s health care system and result in 9,000 to 15,000 people dying due to COVID-19.

Canada’s trade unions back Liberal “coronavirus plan” to bail out big business, place workers on rations

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 25 March 2020

The government has responded to the pandemic with policies predicated on the subordination of society to corporate profit that will have a devastating impact on working people, including multiplying many times over the pandemic's cost in human lives.

Federated Cooperatives uses virus to demand concessions from locked-out Saskatchewan refinery workers

By Carl Bronski, 25 March 2020

FCL has rejected the procompany recommendations of a government-appointed mediator and is now demanding even bigger concessions on pensions, work rules, benefits and staffing levels.

Exploiting Coronavirus pandemic, Canada’s Trudeau closes border to asylum seekers

By Laurent Lafrance, 24 March 2020

Just days after reiterating that barring “irregular entrants” from seeking asylum would violate Canadian and international law, the Trudeau Liberal government has done just that.

Canada registers 500,000 Employment Insurance claims in one week, as Coronavirus triggers jobs massacre

By Roger Jordan, 23 March 2020

Last week’s EI claims far surpassed the total number of jobs lost in the eight months immediately following the eruption of the 2008 global financial crisis.

As COVID-19 spreads across North America

Canada: Quebec establishment hails inadequate response of Legault government

By Laurent Lafrance, 21 March 2020

Quebec Premier François Legault is resisting demands from workers for the closure of building sites, factories and nonessential workplaces.

Ontario Toyota worker describes company inaction in the face of coronavirus pandemic

By Carl Bronski, 20 March 2020

Toyota announced closures throughout North America, which will not take effect until Monday, only after the sudden growth of wildcat actions in the United States and Canada to force a halt to production.

Canada: Coronavirus threatens to ravage Toronto’s swelling homeless population

By Omar Ali, 18 March 2020

Activists have warned that shelters and encampments, which provide inadequate makeshift housing for over 9,000 people in Toronto, will act like a “petri dish” for the spread of the coronavirus.

Mounting anger as workers demand protection from unsafe conditions

By Tom Hall and Joseph Kishore, 18 March 2020

There is growing outrage among workers in the United States and internationally over the fact that they continue to be kept on the job in nonessential industries and workplaces amidst the spreading coronavirus pandemic.

Workers shut production in auto plants throughout Michigan and Ohio, in defiance of UAW and management

By Tom Hall, 18 March 2020

Workers at Fiat Chrysler’s Sterling Heights (SHAP) and Jefferson North (JNAP) assembly plants in Metro Detroit took matters into their own hands last night and this morning and forced a shutdown of production to halt the spread of coronavirus.

As coronavirus cases surge in Canada, Trudeau prioritizes tougher border controls

By Roger Jordan, 17 March 2020

Although the number of confirmed coronavirus cases more than doubled in the past two days to 425, Trudeau offered nothing in the way of additional support for the already overstretched health care system.

Canadian workers launch work-safety job actions amid rapid spread of coronavirus

By Carl Bronski, 17 March 2020

While workers are being forced by employers in the private and public sectors to labour under dangerous and unsafe working conditions, the Trudeau government is moving to provide the financial and corporate oligarchy unlimited financial assistance.

Workers halt production at Fiat Chrysler Windsor Assembly over coronavirus danger

By Shannon Jones, 14 March 2020

Some 6,000 workers stopped production Thursday at FCA Windsor as autoworkers across North America take up the demand to halt production in the face of the global pandemic.

Trudeau exploits coronavirus crisis to strengthen Canada-US imperialist alliance

By Roger Jordan, 14 March 2020

The Liberal government and opposition parties finalized adoption of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a trade deal aimed at laying the basis for trade war and military conflict with China.

Toronto threatens to lock out public health workers amid expanding coronavirus pandemic

By Roger Jordan, 14 March 2020

City authorities absurdly claimed that the loss of 90 percent of its public health workforce would not impede the effectiveness of its response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ontario’s “Roadmap to Wellness” continues austerity for youth mental health services even as demand spikes

By Penny Smith, 13 March 2020

The Ford government is refusing to provide tens of thousands of children and adolescents with ready access to mental health care services that they urgently need.

Canada: Absence of sick pay and job security preventing at-risk and ill workers from staying home amid Coronavirus crisis

By Penny Smith and Roger Jordan, 12 March 2020

One Vancouver-based worker in the so-called gig economy told CBC, “I don’t think people really understand what it means to not be able to miss work. It’s the difference between eating or not, the difference between having a place to live or not.”

Medical supplies running out in parts of Canada as first coronavirus death reported

By Roger Jordan, 11 March 2020

Healthcare officials are warning that hospitals across Canada were already running at or beyond capacity prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Supreme Court allows Eritrean refugees to sue Canadian mining company over use of slave labour

By Laurent Lafrance, 11 March 2020

The court ruling has been met with concern by corporate Canada, which fears that it could set a precedent for plaintiffs to hold Canadian companies to account for their systematic violations of human rights around the world.

Canada “at war” with Russia, high-level Ottawa conference told

By Roger Jordan, 9 March 2020

Canada’s Deputy Defence Minister told the conference that the Liberals’ 2017 National Defence Policy has been superseded by the surge in great-power strategic competition.

Ontario parliament to ban criticism of Israel under guise of combating anti-Semitism

By Roger Jordan, 7 March 2020

Bill 168 targets left-wing groups and individuals by branding criticism of the actions of the Israeli government, with which Canada has close ties, as anti-Semitic.

Quebec’s phony education “reform” will facilitate further cuts and privatization

By Laurent Lafrance, 5 March 2020

In the name of reducing “bureaucracy,” Bill 40 concentrates power in the hands of the Minister of Education so as to facilitate further cuts to public education.

Toronto: CUPE seeks to impose sellout contract on 5,000 city outside workers

By Jake Silver and Roger Jordan, 5 March 2020

Workers should reject being railroaded into yet another concessionary contract. They should demand that they be given sufficient time to read the contract in full, and debate and discuss its implications.

Fiat Chrysler to lay off 1,500 Windsor Assembly workers in June

By Carl Bronski, 3 March 2020

The layoffs are the latest in a relentless series of cost-cutting moves by global auto companies operating in Canada.

Canada: FCL demands locked-out Saskatchewan oil refinery workers bow to its concession demands

By Carl Bronski, 29 February 2020

While management, backed to the hilt by Saskatchewan’s government, is standing fast on its sweeping concessions demands, Unifor is doing everything it can to isolate the locked out workers and reach a sellout deal.

Alberta to criminalize protests that threaten “critical infrastructure”

By Roger Jordan, 28 February 2020

The Alberta government has tabled a bill that would enable state authorities to declare almost any protest or picket line illegal, and subject participants to punitive fines and even jail terms.

After walkout of 200,000 teachers and support staff

Ontario’s education unions “suspend” most job actions

By Roger Jordan, 27 February 2020

Citing various pretexts, three of Ontario’s four teachers unions have called off planned walkouts this week.

Montreal: Demonstration outside US consulate demands freedom for Julian Assange

By our reporters, 27 February 2020

Speakers denounced the persecution of Assange as a major threat to democratic rights, exposed the complicity of Canada’s ruling elite and stressed the importance of a global mobilization of the working class to secure his freedom.

Canada: Metro Vancouver housing crisis deepens as rents rise

By Penny Smith, 26 February 2020

A single person working 40 hours per week on minimum wage cannot afford a rental apartment in any of Vancouver’s 70 neighbourhoods.

“They would privatize everything if they could.”

Striking Ontario teachers speak out against Ford’s savage cuts

By a WSWS reporting team, 24 February 2020

“We can’t teach lessons anymore because class sizes and conditions have gotten so bad,” said a veteran teacher with 27 years’ experience who participated in Friday’s mass rally outside the Ontario legislature.

Two hundred thousand Canadian teachers strike, as global worker counter-offensive continues

By a WSWS reporting team, 22 February 2020

If education workers find themselves in the forefront of the fight against austerity, it is because capitalist governments view the dismantling of public education as a key element of their regressive agenda.

Canadian PM proclaims indigenous “barricades must now come down”

By Roger Jordan, 22 February 2020

The Trudeau Liberal government, acting on the demands of its big business masters, is exhorting police to dismantle the indigenous railway blockades.

Demonstration to free Julian Assange this Monday in Montreal

By Richard Dufour, 22 February 2020

“This case is tremendously important and holds serious implications for journalism, free speech and human rights around the world,” demonstration organizer Elizabeth Leier told the WSWS.

Ontario teachers require a socialist program to defeat austerity, defend public education

the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 21 February 2020

For the first time in over two decades, 200,000 Ontario teachers and school support staff are united in a province-wide one-day strike.

Canada’s NDP rushes to Trudeau’s rescue amid “national crisis” over pipeline protests

By Roger Jordan, 20 February 2020

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh strategized with the prime minister behind closed doors on how to bring a quick end to the Native anti-pipeline protests, then led his party in voting with the government to fast-track adoption of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Quebec Premier’s Facebook page flooded with anti-Muslim messages

By Louis Girard, 20 February 2020

The deluge of hate messages demonstrates, yet again, that the chauvinist policies of Premier Legault and the entire ruling elite are encouraging the most reactionary elements.

Behind promises of dialogue, Canadian government prepares state assault on native protests

By Keith Jones, 19 February 2020

The convening of the Incident Response Group and pledges to uphold the “rule of law” are unmistakable signs that Trudeau is preparing to use state violence against native protesters.

Ontario teachers, locked out Regina refinery workers must wage a working-class political struggle

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 18 February 2020

To prevail in the struggle to defend their jobs, wages and social rights, workers must recognize that they are facing not simply an especially ruthless employer or right-wing government, but a class-war assault and a political struggle.

Quebec: Students protest against CAQ’s chauvinist “secularism” law

By Laurent Lafrance, 18 February 2020

Protest organizer Courtney Murdoch told the WSWS that Bill 21 “tells every minority group in Quebec that they don’t belong here, that they should be less visible, and that is not something we are willing to let pass.”

Canada: Native protests continue to cripple rail network

By Roger Jordan, 17 February 2020

Big business and much of the corporate media are demanding that the Trudeau government ensure speedy resumption of full rail service and “uphold the rule of law”—i.e. order police to violently intervene to dismantle the native barricades.

999 Quebec: Student protests against chauvinist "secularism" law

15 February 2020

Saskatchewan: FCL refinery escalates its concession demands from 750 locked-out workers

By Carl Bronski, 14 February 2020

Emboldened by the staunch support of the Moe provincial government, the police and courts and by Unifor’s retreats, FCL has escalated its concession demands.

Corporate Canada clamours for Trudeau to launch a violent crackdown on anti-pipeline protests

By Roger Jordan, 14 February 2020

The corporate media’s response to the protests has become increasingly frantic, with the National Post raging that Canada is being turned into a “mob city,” while the Edmonton Journal says, “Chaos has come to Canada.”

Documentary on Alberta train derailment uncovers evidence of criminal negligence by CP Rail

By Penny Smith, 13 February 2020

The CBC documentary on the fatal February 3, 2019, derailment exposes a “string of critical failures” on the part of the railway, including in maintenance, inspections, and brake management.

Canada’s military top brass joins CSIS in demanding Huawei ban

By Roger Jordan, 12 February 2020

The media and military-security establishment have been demanding for months that the Trudeau government take an even harder anti-China line.

Quebec court rejects petition to stay anti-democratic provisions of CAQ’s “secularism” law

By Louis Girard, 11 February 2020

All three Appeal Court judges found that the CAQ law is causing “serious and irreparable harm” to religious minorities—especially Muslim women. Nevertheless, the court ruled that the “will” of the National Assembly must prevail.

At urging of provincial Moe government, police attack locked-out Saskatchewan refinery workers

By Carl Bronski, 10 February 2020

In actions reminiscent of a police state, the Regina City Police launched a ruthless crackdown on lawful picketers late Thursday.

Montreal SEP Canada meeting demands freedom for Assange and Manning

By our reporters, 8 February 2020

Assange and Manning are the targets of a legal vendetta meant to intimidate and silence all those who would seek to expose the crimes of US imperialism and its allies.

Unifor praises Saskatchewan premier as he demands police action against locked out refinery workers

By Carl Bronski, 6 February 2020

Saskatchewan’s right-wing premier could hardly have spelled out his support for the highly profitable FCL, its demands for sweeping concessions, and its scabbing operation more bluntly.

Ontario government escalates its assault on the poor

By Penny Smith, 4 February 2020

Among other regressive changes to Ontario’s social welfare programs, the Ford government plans to alter eligibility criteria to make it harder for disabled people to access support.

Unifor offers sweeping concessions to FCL management in failed bid to end Regina oil refinery lockout

By Carl Bronski, 3 February 2020

The union’s capitulation to the company was so brazen that Unifor lead negotiator Scott Doherty told a press conference that he “might get beaten up later” after workers learned of the concessions he placed on the table.

Unifor negotiating pension cuts in Saskatchewan refinery lockout

By Carl Bronski, 1 February 2020

Management agreed to the contract talks after Unifor bowed to its demand that it be allowed to resume its scabbing operation unimpeded.

Canada’s New Democrats plead for cooperation with Liberals, as Trudeau government lurches further right

By Roger Jordan, 1 February 2020

Amid a resurgence of the class struggle in Canada and internationally, the NDP and their trade union allies are seeking to collaborate still more closely with the pro-austerity, pro-war Liberal government.

Montreal meeting this Sunday to demand freedom for Julian Assange

1 February 2020

The Socialist Equality Party (Canada) is holding a public meeting in Montreal this Sunday, to fight for the freedom of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, oppose war, and defend democratic rights.

How Canada’s corporate media smeared WikiLeaks publisher and journalist Julian Assange

By Roger Jordan, 30 January 2020

Canada’s leading media outlets have vilified Assange, while bemoaning the impact of WikiLeaks’ exposures on the global interests of American and Canadian imperialism.

Union-backed arbitrator imposes pay freezes on Alberta teachers and nurses

By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 28 January 2020

The decision means Alberta public school teachers will have been subject to wage freezes for seven of the last eight years.

Canada’s complicity in the persecution of Julian Assange

By Roger Jordan, 27 January 2020

The Canadian political establishment has maintained a deafening and complicit silence on the persecution of Assange throughout the past nine years.

As public support builds for Ontario teachers’ struggle, government denounces walkouts

By Carl Bronski and Roger Jordan, 25 January 2020

A recent opinion poll has underscored that most Ontarians support teachers in striking against the Ford government’s class-size increases and gutting of education support services.

While workers confront police violence and pro-company court injunctions,

Unifor prepares betrayal in Saskatchewan refinery lockout

By Carl Bronski, 25 January 2020

Using a phony, largely scripted “blockade” of the Co-op Refinery Complex as a diversionary backdrop, Unifor has moved to end the bitter, seven-week-long lockout of 750 oil refinery workers by ceding to management’s concession demands.

Consortium News sues for libel over claims it aided “Russian disinformation” campaign against Canada

By Kevin Reed, 24 January 2020

Consortium News has filed libel lawsuits against a Canadian state security agency and a television network over their false claims that the Virginia-based independent news organization spearheaded a pro-Russian disinformation campaign in Canada.

Canadian judge begins hearing Washington’s geopolitically explosive demand for extradition of top Huawei executive

By Roger Jordan, 23 January 2020

Canadian authorities seized Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at the behest of Washington, which is seeking her extradition on the basis of bogus fraud charges.

SEP to hold public meeting in Canada to demand freedom for Julian Assange

By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 22 January 2020

The Socialist Equality Party (Canada) is holding a public meeting in Montreal on Sunday, February 2 to fight for the freedom of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, oppose war, and defend democratic rights.

Ontario teachers to stage regional walkouts, as Ford government escalates threats

By Roger Jordan, 20 January 2020

While the unions are confining teachers to ineffectual one-day regional strikes, Ford and his ministers are plotting to ram through class-size increases and other cuts by outlawing all job action.

Saskatchewan NDP silent on oil refinery lockout

By Carl Bronski, 18 January 2020

With the explicit support of the right-wing Saskatchewan Party government, the courts and the police, CRC is mounting a massive scabbing operation.

Canada’s media and political establishment endorse illegal assassination of Iranian General Suleimani

By Roger Jordan, 17 January 2020

To the extent that criticisms have been made, they have revolved around the question of whether Suleimani’s murder by drone strike was tactically wise.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police advocated use of live fire against indigenous pipeline protesters

By Penny Smith and Roger Jordan, 11 January 2020

The incident underscores that Canada’s ruling elite will stop at nothing to enforce its insatiable drive for profit, and that opposition will be ruthlessly suppressed.

Canadian engineering firm SNC-Lavalin shielded from fraud, corruption charges

By Laurent Lafrance, 9 January 2020

With the full complicity of the Canadian and Quebec political establishment, SNC-Lavalin has made massive profits through criminal methods around the globe.

Canadian government tacitly endorses US assassination of Iranian general Soleimani

By Roger Jordan, 6 January 2020

Just hours after Trump ordered a drone strike to exterminate Suleimani, the Canadian government issued a statement denouncing Iranian “aggression” in the Middle East.

Saskatchewan oil refinery lockout:

Unifor bows to court injunction that greenlights CRC’s scabbing operation

By Carl Bronski, 3 January 2020

The court ruling criminalizes all but token “information picketing” by locked-out workers at the Cooperative Refinery Complex in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Quebec’s CAQ government launches fresh assault on public sector workers

By Laurent Lafrance, 31 December 2019

The Quebec government is demanding real wage cuts and other concessions from the province’s half million public sector workers.

Trudeau reaffirms Canada’s support for Israeli aggression

By Roger Jordan, 30 December 2019

Canada’s prime minister denounced a protest against a meeting meant to whitewash the crimes of the Israeli Defence Forces as “anti-Semitic.”

Canada: Alberta Conservatives’ austerity drive to exacerbate social crisis

By Riksen Stewart, 23 December 2019

Threats of a “general strike” from a few union bureaucrats are bluster aimed at containing and defusing mounting working-class hostility to the provincial government.

Why did Canada’s Conservatives rush to dump leader Andrew Scheer?

By Keith Jones, 20 December 2019

Like its counterparts in New York, London, and Berlin, the Canadian bourgeoisie is seized by the need to aggressively assert its interests against its capitalist rivals and to swell the profits squeezed from the working class.

GM Oshawa auto assembly ends production, eliminating 5,000 jobs

By Carl Bronski, 18 December 2019

The Unifor union suppressed all opposition to the closure of the factory while stoking animosity toward Mexican autoworkers.

NDP props up Trudeau, joins Conservatives in demanding tougher anti-China stance

By Keith Jones, 14 December 2019

The true character of the NDP’s “opposition” to the Liberals and the Conservatives—the Canadian ruling class’ traditional parties of national government—was laid bare in two recent parliamentary votes.

999 NDP props up Trudeau, joins Conservatives in demanding tougher anti China stance

13 December 2019

Canada: Saskatchewan oil refinery locks out 800 workers, deploys scabs

By Carl Bronski, 12 December 2019

The Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina, Saskatchewan has locked out its workforce after workers defied its demands for further pension cuts.

Canadian parliament reconvenes following formation of Liberal minority government

By Roger Jordan, 7 December 2019

The initial actions of the new government underscore that Trudeau’s second term will be characterized by a further turn to the right on foreign and domestic policy, and an intensified reliance on the unions and NDP for “progressive” cover.

Ontario teachers strike against government assault on public education

By our reporters, 6 December 2019

Wednesday’s province-wide high school teachers’ strike won widespread support from parents, students and other working people.

Ontario high school teachers stage one-day walkout Wednesday

By Roger Jordan, 4 December 2019

More than 60,000 Ontario high school teachers will walk off the job today in opposition to the sweeping cuts the provincial Conservative government is making to education and their terms of employment.

Canada: Labour board greenlights closure of Nemak’s Windsor auto casting plant

By Carl Bronski, 3 December 2019

Unifor officials feigned shock over the arbitrator’s decision. But time and again the union has imposed concessions in exchange for “ironclad” job guarantees that quickly proved worthless.

Canada’s Human Rights Tribunal condemns government’s treatment of indigenous children

By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 30 November 2019

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has rebuked the Liberal government for its refusal to compensate poor indigenous children and their families for discriminatory and neglectful treatment.

Teamsters shut down CN Rail strike, praise Canada’s big business Liberal government

By Keith Jones, 27 November 2019

Everything suggests the union abandoned all, or at least most, of the CN Rail workers’ key demands in their rush to shut down the strike and avert a confrontation with the federal Liberal government.

Canada’s New Democrats and the coup in Bolivia—a reply to a reader

By Roger Jordan, 23 November 2019

With phony rhetoric about Canada’s role in promoting “democracy” and “human rights,” the NDP aids and abets Canadian imperialist intrigue, aggression and war.

As corporate Canada calls for strike-breaking legislation

CN Rail workers continue fight against onerous working conditions

By Carl Bronski, 22 November 2019

Demands have been made from all quarters of the corporate elite for Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government to quickly bring in back-to-work legislation criminalizing the four-day-old strike.

Over 3,000 Canadian National Railway workers strike across Canada

By Roger Jordan, 20 November 2019

Workers, who have been without a contract since July, are protesting against dangerous working conditions and long shifts, which have led to high levels of fatigue.

Unifor imposes concessions contracts on Saskatchewan Crown Corporation workers

By Carl Bronski, 19 November 2019

Governments across Canada have initiated a new austerity wave, targeting public services and the jobs and wages of the workers who administer them.

Canada abets US-sponsored coup in Bolivia

By Roger Jordan, 15 November 2019

Canada’s union-backed, ostensibly “progressive” Liberal government is once again assisting Washington in ousting a Latin American government deemed insufficiently pliant to imperialist interests.

Remembrance Day and Rearmament:

Why Canada’s elite finally turned on notorious right-wing hockey commentator Don Cherry

By Carl Bronski, 14 November 2019

Don Cherry, the long-time intermission commentator on the iconic “Hockey Night in Canada” television broadcast, was fired Monday after delivering the latest in a decades-long string of right-wing, xenophobic rants.