By Roger Jordan, 4 June 2016
Under Security Certificates, anyone who is not a citizen can be detained indefinitely on the government’s say-so and with the detainee having no right to see the evidence against them.
By Roger Jordan, 27 May 2016
Canada is deeply implicated in the US-led “pivot” to Asia, and is determined to deepen economic and security ties with Japan.
By Roger Jordan, 24 May 2016
Canada’s seat at the table has been secured through its services rendered in the US-led military operations in the Middle East.
By Roger Jordan, 21 May 2016
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley presented a timeline for residents to return to Fort McMurray, but the flare-up of the fire again this week could push this back.
By Roger Jordan, 18 May 2016
While a majority of the political and media establishment is concerned by the rise of Trump, a significant section believes his presidency offers benefits for Canada.
By Roger Jordan, 16 May 2016
The CUPW accepts that Canada Post be run as a profit-making business and have sought to prevent a broader struggle in defence of public services.
By Laurent Lafrance, 13 May 2016
After less than a year at the helm of the trade union-backed Parti Québécois, media and telecommunications mogul Pierre-Karl Péladeau abruptly resigned.
By Roger Jordan, 12 May 2016
While the fire is now reportedly contained, the authorities have said it will be another two weeks before they can say when the 90,000 it has displaced can return to the Fort McMurray area.
By Roger Jordan, 10 May 2016
The Fort McMurray wildfire is not a natural, but a man-made disaster for which the capitalist profit system bears responsibility.
By Roger Jordan, 9 May 2016
While Canadian capitalism has extracted immense riches from the Fort McMurray area, little was spent to counter wildfires despite persistent warnings that they were a major threat.
By Roger Jordan, 6 May 2016
The vast wealth extracted from the Fort McMurray area stands in striking contrast with the paltry resources the authorities have mobilized to tackle the wildfire and assist the displaced.
By Roger Jordan, 6 May 2016
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to a teacher and her partner who were among the approximately 80,000 people evacuated from Fort McMurray, Alberta on Tuesday. Both had lived in the city for around two years.
By Roger Jordan, 5 May 2016
Reports suggest that the blaze has destroyed as least 1,600 residential homes, meaning between 6,000 and 8,000 people are now homeless.
By Roger Jordan, 4 May 2016
Its name notwithstanding, the US BMD program is anything but defensive. It is aimed at realizing Washington’s goal of developing the means to wage a “winnable” nuclear war.
By Roger Jordan, 29 April 2016
The review “consultation” document argues Canada should expand its close strategic partnership with the US, the most aggressive imperialist power on the planet.
By Roger Jordan, 27 April 2016
Fightback has seized on the removal of Mulcair as NDP leader to redouble its effort to keep the working class under the political control of the pro-capitalist unions and NDP.
By Janet Browning, 23 April 2016
As Clearing the Plains demonstrates, the Canadian capitalist state was consolidated through the dispossession of the Native Indian population, through violence, chicanery, and state-sponsored famine.
By Carl Bronski, 20 April 2016
The foreign minister has been caught out lying shamelessly about the Liberal government’s deciding role in finalizing a $15 billion arms deal with the Saudi regime.
By Laurent Lafrance, 19 April 2016
Québec Solidaire leader Francoise David has said her party “would perhaps be in power together” with the big business PQ had the latter implemented proportional representation.
By Laurent Lafrance, 16 April 2016
Even sections of the corporate media have had to concede that Parliament’s emergency debate on the Attawapiskat crisis will do nothing to end chronic poverty and social deprivation.
By Roger Jordan, 13 April 2016
The broad support within the NDP for Mulcair’s ouster reflects an awareness that he is too compromised to provide the pro-austerity, pro-war NDP with a “progressive” veneer.
By Roger Jordan, 8 April 2016
Pseudo-left groups like Fightback and the Socialist Caucus shamelessly distort, falsify and lie about the political record, social composition, and class orientation of the NDP.
By Roger Jordan, 5 April 2016
Under Canada’s new Liberal government, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service is making regular use of its new power to “disrupt” purported threats to public security.
By Carl Bronski, 2 April 2016
Five major unions have issued a statement reaffirming their support for NDP leader Mulcair, a former Quebec Liberal cabinet minister and admirer of Margaret Thatcher.
By Roger Jordan, 28 March 2016
The Liberal government has already expanded Canada’s role in the Mideast war and is now considering further military interventions in Africa and Haiti.
26 March 2016
Tuesday’s meeting will examine the causes and implications of the resurgence of imperialist violence and outline a political strategy for building a global working class movement against war.
By Carl Bronski, 25 March 2016
An arch-right winger, notorious for his ignorance and appeals to prejudice, Ford was used by the big business elite to push the city’s politics sharply to the right.
By Roger Jordan, 24 March 2016
Among OECD countries, only Switzerland, Norway and Greece have experienced slower growth than Canada during the past year.
By Louis Girard and Laurent Lafrance, 23 March 2016
Québec Solidaire has endorsed the unions’ suppression of the struggle public sector workers have mounted against the Liberal government’s concession demands and ravaging of social services.
By Carl Bronski, 18 March 2016
Leaders of the Pimicikamak Cree First Nation in Northern Manitoba have declared a state of emergency after the sixth suicide of a young person in three months.
By Roger Jordan, 12 March 2016
A key, although little reported, theme of the Trudeau-Obama summit was strengthening Canada-US military-security cooperation in the Arctic, Middle East and around the world.
By Roger Jordan, 10 March 2016
The Liberal government’s expansion of Canada’s role in the Mideast war underscores the fraudulent character of its anti-war pose in last year’s election.
By Roger Jordan, 7 March 2016
The fighter jets that the Liberals withdrew from the Mideast war are to be used to bolster NATO’s campaign of bullying and aggression against Russia.
By Roger Jordan, 4 March 2016
Both Canada and the US are moving to rapidly expand their military capabilities in the Arctic, citing heightened tensions with Russia in Eastern Europe and the Mideast.
By Dylan Lubao, 2 March 2016
A report by a union-sponsored organization documents social devastation in Canada’s largest province but is silent on the unions’ and NDP’s role in facilitating it.
By Roger Jordan, 26 February 2016
A Socialist Project article bemoans the Liberals’ success in donning a “progressive” guise, but is completely silent on the unions’ and NDP’s role in fashioning it.
By Carl Bronski, 23 February 2016
Having led a “Harper Lite” campaign advocating austerity, no tax hikes on the rich, and increased military spending, NDP leader Tom Mulcair now claims to be battling social inequality.
By Roger Jordan, 20 February 2016
The urgency of the bailout talks has intensified following the company’s announcement that it is slashing 7,000 jobs, close to 10 percent of its global workforce.
After tiny tax hike
By Roger Jordan, 19 February 2016
The Globe fears even the most limited and dishonest appeal to antiestablishment feeling could fuel social anger and inadvertently trigger social opposition.
By Roger Jordan, 12 February 2016
The Trudeau government is significantly expanding Canada’s role in the Mideast war, yet the media is criticizing it for not acting even more aggressively in alliance with Washington.
By Roger Jordan, 10 February 2016
Washington was quick to praise the Trudeau government’s plans to expand Canada’s role in the Mideast war.
By Roger Jordan, 3 February 2016
The Liberal government has sought to downplay the latest exposure of illegal acts committed by Canada’s intelligence agencies.
By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 2 February 2016
Quebec public sector workers face a political struggle. In rejecting the sellout agreement touted by the inter-union Common Front, they will be challenging the austerity program of the entire ruling elite.
By Dylan Lubao, 30 January 2016
The media is hailing the conviction of the killer cop James Forcillo on the lesser charge of attempted murder as an “end to police impunity.” It is nothing of the sort.
By Roger Jordan, 27 January 2016
Even as Trudeau enthused over Canada’s “financial stability,” the country’s economy was being roiled by plummeting oil prices and the rapid depreciation of the Canadian dollar.
By Roger Jordan, 22 January 2016
Sections of Canada’s military-defence establishment are urging the government to exploit the terrorist atrocity in Ouagadougou to justify a Canadian military intervention in West Africa.
By Roger Jordan, 19 January 2016
Bank of Montreal Chief Executive Officer Bill Downe announced last week that Canada’s fourth largest bank is stress-testing its oil and gas portfolio to determine the impact on the bank’s balance sheet of oil prices of US $25 per barrel.
By Laurent Lafrance, 15 January 2016
The victimization of the Montreal blue-collar workers is part of the systematic “illegalization” of worker resistance by governments across Canada.
By Roger Jordan, 14 January 2016
The proposals made by Canada’s Chief of Defense Staff include using Special Forces to conduct black ops in Iraq and deploying regular army units to train fighters.
By Roger Jordan, 9 January 2016
Trudeau has made clear his government intends to align itself with the US in all of its major military-strategic offensives around the globe.
By Carl Bronski, 7 January 2016
Although promoted as a safe alternative to firearms, Tasers have been associated with approximately 1,000 deaths since they were introduced in 2000.
By Carl Bronski, 5 January 2016
The Montreal Police Department is strongly defending the actions of an undercover cop who drew his revolver and threatened protesters who had “outed” him.
By Roger Jordan, 29 December 2015
Canada’s central bank has announced that in the event of a major crisis it will consider adopting negative interest rates and other unconventional policies.
By Laurent Lafrance, 24 December 2015
The Common Front leaders are seeking to impose a concessionary agreement that will enshrine the massive cuts the Liberals have made to public services.
By Roger Jordan, 21 December 2015
Canada’s media is becoming increasingly shrill in its demand that Trudeau renege on his election pledge to recall Canada’s fighter jets from the Iraq-Syria war.
By Laurent Lafrance, 19 December 2015
Montreal’s mayor is accusing workers of “bullying” while his administration is attacking wages, pensions and benefits won through generations of struggle.
By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 18 December 2015
The plan allows oil industry carbon emissions to rise a further 42 percent by 2030 and includes a regressive carbon tax that will hit working people disproportionately hard.
By Roger Jordan, 15 December 2015
Trudeau is giving his government “progressive” and humanitarian hues to provide political cover for continuing the Canadian elite’s aggressive foreign policy agenda.
By Laurent Lafrance, 12 December 2015
The unions are determined to suppress the growing working class challenge to the Liberals’ assault on public services and workers’ wages and pensions.
By Louis Girard and Richard Dufour, 11 December 2015
The anarchists’ “no politics” injunction is directed against the socialist struggle for the political independence of the working class and serves to uphold the political and ideological domination of the unions and pro-capitalist parties.
By Roger Jordan, 9 December 2015
Child poverty rates, food bank usage and other signs of social distress continue to rise in Canada in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis.
By Roger Jordan, 7 December 2015
Friday’s Throne Speech underscored that the Liberals’ “real change” rhetoric is a fraud, aimed at obscuring their plans to assert the interests of big business at home and abroad.
By Roger Jordan, 3 December 2015
Under the guise of combating terrorism, Canada is expanding its role in the Mideast war and considering increased assistance to France’s military intervention in Africa.
By Richard Dufour, 1 December 2015
The cancellation was announced at the same time that the unions presented a “counteroffer” that goes a long way toward meeting the Quebec government’s concession demands.
By Carl Bronski, 30 November 2015
Declarations that “job security” is the top priority of Unifor officials is coded language intended to convey that the union will attempt to push through more wage and benefit cuts.
By Roger Jordan, 28 November 2015
The Liberal government has reduced the numbers of refugees to be accepted by year’s end and imposed discriminatory restrictions on who will be allowed to find asylum in Canada.
By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 24 November 2015
Declaring Syrian refugees a “security threat,” the Conservatives are demanding the government drop its plan to accept 25,000 refugees by the end of 2015.
By Roger Jordan, 23 November 2015
Finance Minister Bill Morneau vowed the Liberals will implement their pledge to eliminate the budget deficit in 2019, even if that requires steeper cuts.
By Roger Jordan, 20 November 2015
In his first formal meeting with Obama, Canada’s Prime Minister pledged closer economic and security collaboration with the US, including in the war in Iraq and Syria.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 19 November 2015
Canada’s middle class pseudo-Marxist groups have responded to last month’s election results with dismay at the NDP’s defeat and a dishonest cover-up of their own role in boosting the Liberals’ “progressive” credentials.
By Roger Jordan, 17 November 2015
Broad sections of the ruling elite have seized on the Paris attacks to demand the Liberals renege on their election pledge to end the Canadian military’s bombing of Iraq and Syria.
By Laurent Lafrance, 14 November 2015
Hundreds of thousands of Quebec public sector workers mounted one-day strikes this week to protest against the Liberal government’s attack on public services and working conditions.
By Roger Jordan, 13 November 2015
The Liberals intend to give the union bureaucrats “a seat at the table,” enlisting them as junior partners in imposing big business’s agenda.
By Roger Jordan, 11 November 2015
Obama’s rejection of Keystone is a major blow to the Canadian bourgeoisie’s plans to lead an “energy superpower.”
By a WSWS reporting team, 7 November 2015
The unions have been silent on government plans to illegalize public sector worker job action and impose concessionary contracts by decree.
By Roger Jordan, 5 November 2015
The Liberals, no less than Stephen Harper and his Conservatives, will implement the agenda of big business and come into sharp conflict with the working class.
By Carl Bronski, 2 November 2015
Officials are claiming that the contract pushed through at Fiat Chrysler, and a tentative agreement at General Motors, validate “grow-in” concessions contracts forced on Canadian workers.
By Roger Jordan, 2 November 2015
Commentators have noted the similarity between the Alberta NDP’s infrastructure investment program and that advocated by Canada’s incoming big business Liberal government.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 29 October 2015
The NDP leadership has reacted to the party’s electoral rout by declaring its full support for the party’s pro-austerity federal leader, Tom Mulcair.
By Roger Jordan, 24 October 2015
Less than 24 hours after winning Monday’s election, Justin Trudeau began hedging on his commitment to end Canada’s role in the US-led Iraq-Syria bombing campaign.
By Keith Jones, 22 October 2015
The unions and the NDP promoted the lie that the Liberal Party was an ally of working people in the fight against the Harper government.
By Roger Jordan, 21 October 2015
Trudeau’s government will use “progressive” rhetoric and cosmetic changes to repackage big business’s agenda of attacks on workers rights and imperialist aggression.
By our reporter, 21 October 2015
In the wake of the Liberals’ sweeping victory in Monday’s federal election, Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau has vowed to move quickly to appoint his cabinet.
By Keith Jones, 20 October 2015
The pro-austerity campaign mounted by the social-democratic NDP and unions enabled the big business Liberals to fraudulently pose as the proponents of “progressive” change.
By Felix Gauthier, 19 October 2015
Harper’s promotion of extreme Cold War anti-communism is part of the crafting of an explicitly right-wing, bellicose nationalism that better corresponds to Canadian imperialism’s current needs.
By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 19 October 2015
A union-backed “progressive” government, whether formed by the Liberals or the NDP, or involving an alliance between them, will be an instrument of big business for attacking the working class.
By Keith Jones, 17 October 2015
Canada’s election campaign has illustrated the extent to which the traditional political structures are impervious to the needs of working people, and the ruling elite indifferent and hostile to fundamental democratic principles.
By Carl Bronski, 16 October 2015
U.S. Steel Canada has been given leave to halt health benefits to 20,600 retirees and their dependents and to suspend millions of dollars in pension contributions and local taxes.
By Dylan Lubao, 16 October 2015
The Greens are vocal supporters of a Liberal or Liberal-NDP government that would employ “progressive” rhetoric while pursuing austerity and imperialist aggression.
By Richard Dufour, 15 October 2015
Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe cited Québec Solidaire’s support in pressing for an even wider ban on the niqab than that proposed by Harper and his Conservatives.
By Keith Jones, 14 October 2015
NDP leader Tom Mulcair has said that should no party emerge on October 19 with a parliamentary majority, his party would be ready to form a government with the Liberals.
Toronto International Film Festival 2015: Part Five
Eight films from Africa, the Middle East, China, Latin America and Eastern Europe: Contemporary social realism
By David Walsh, 14 October 2015
A number of films at the recent Toronto film festival sought, with varying degrees of persuasiveness, to present pictures of modern life with an emphasis on social relationships.
By Carl Bronski, 13 October 2015
The opposition parties’ unwillingness to attack the government over the Saudi arms deal demonstrates their fear of raising any issue which could endanger Canada’s alliance with the US.
By Roger Jordan and Laurent Lafrance, 12 October 2015
The latest revelation makes a mockery of the Conservatives’ cynical pose of concern at the plight of Syria’s refugees.
By Keith Jones, 10 October 2015
As the campaign for Canada’s election enters its final days, Prime Minister Harper is doubling down on his reactionary and Islamophobic, anti-niqab campaign.
By Roger Jordan, 9 October 2015
Trudeau has made a calibrated appeal to popular anger over social inequality, while signaling that a Liberal government will ruthlessly pursue the agenda of big business.
By Roger Jordan, 8 October 2015
The NDP campaign has been aimed at demonstrating to big business that it will uphold Canadian capital’s interests as energetically and ruthlessly as its Liberal and Conservative rivals.
By Roger Jordan, 6 October 2015
Not a single politician or major newspaper has so much as referred to the integration talks, let alone discussed their implications or demanded further information about them.
By Roger Jordan, 5 October 2015
On the orders of the Canadian Armed Forces’ high command, journalists who write stories critical of the armed forces are to be shunned and intimidated.
By a WSWS reporting team, 5 October 2015
Saturday’s demonstration against the Liberals’ austerity agenda and in support of the public sector workers was 150,000-strong.