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.
By Carl Bronski, 3 October 2015
Should an Ontario Superior court not rule in its favor, the steel company has threatened that it will shut down the entirety of its operations in Canada by the end of this year.
By Roger Jordan, 2 October 2015
The three options considered were enhancing interoperability, creating a permanent joint Canadian-US foreign intervention force, and the full integration of the two countries’ militaries.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 30 September 2015
The leaders of Canada’s three main parties used Monday’s foreign policy debate to stake their claim as the most capable and determined defenders of Canadian imperialism.
By Carl Bronski, 30 September 2015
The claims that there was a “Canadian” road to defend autoworkers from the globally organized auto companies have been proven disastrous.
By Janet Browning, 29 September 2015
Federal NDP leader Mulcair sought to deflect blame for the “at risk” childcare crisis in Manitoba from the province’s NDP government.
By Roger Jordan, 26 September 2015
Canada’s political establishment is united in supporting the expansion of Canada’s military so it can continue to serve as a major Pentagon partner.
By Laurent Lafrance, 25 September 2015
Quebec’s public sector unions have responded to the Liberals’ sweeping concession demands and the threat of strikebreaking legislation with plans for limited job action.
By Roger Jordan, 23 September 2015
With the support of the entire political establishment, Canada is playing a leading role in the US drive to harness Ukraine to its predatory global strategic agenda.
By Roger Jordan, 22 September 2015
Even many media pundits have conceded last Thursday’s debate only served to highlight just how narrow are the differences between the big business Conservatives, Liberals, and NDP.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 19 September 2015
Panitch and Gindin are bitterly opposed to any challenge to Syriza from the left, claiming that the defeat of the Syriza government would be a “disaster.”
By Keith Jones, 18 September 2015
The pro-Quebec independence Bloc Québécois is trumpeting its support for Canada’s role in the latest Mideast war, as it seeks to muster votes for the October 19 federal election.
By Dylan Lubao, 15 September 2015
The trade union-backed NDP is denouncing the Liberals’ plan to finance infrastructure projects through deficit spending as “fiscally irresponsible.”
By Richard Dufour, 11 September 2015
Québec Solidaire’s silence on Syriza’s savage austerity measures is a warning that should it ever come to power it will also implement the diktats of big business.
By Dylan Lubao, 8 September 2015
A strong supporter of Egypt’s authoritarian government, Canada has only made muted appeals for the release of Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy.
By Keith Jones, 5 September 2015
The Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper rebuffed efforts by a woman living in Vancouver to rescue her Syrian relatives, including three-year-old Alan Kurdi.
By Roger Jordan, 31 August 2015
CUPW President Mike Palecek is helping lead the unions’ campaign to replace the Conservatives with a government formed by the pro-austerity NDP and/or Liberals.
By Carl Bronski, 29 August 2015
The 2010 police operation was used to violently repress an overwhelmingly peaceful protest of thousands of people opposed to the austerity program of the ruling class.
By Roger Jordan, 27 August 2015
NDP leader Mulcair has responded to mounting economic turbulence by reaffirming his party’s commitment to “fiscal responsibility.”
By Jerry White, 24 August 2015
A campaign team distributed the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter to FCA workers in Brampton, Ontario.
By Jerry White, 22 August 2015
A World Socialist Web Site Autoworkers Newsletter reporting team spoke to workers at the General Motors plant in Ontario about the need for an international strategy for autoworkers to fight for jobs and wages.
By Laurent Lafrance, 22 August 2015
The fifth feature film by Quebecois director Xavier Dolan, only 25 years of age, won numerous awards in 2014 and 2015.
By Roger Jordan, 21 August 2015
Mulcair’s praise for the former British Prime Minister is a damning indictment of the trade unions and pseudo-left forces who claim that the NDP offers a progressive alternative.
By Roger Jordan, 19 August 2015
NDP leader Thomas Mulcair reinforced his party’s commitment to big business as he unveiled the party’s candidate to challenge the Conservatives in upcoming elections.
By Roger Jordan, 17 August 2015
Harper seeks to exploit the threat of terrorism to undermine democratic rights within Canada and step up Ottawa’s military interventions around the world.
By Roger Jordan, 13 August 2015
Canada’s government and business elite are livid over a US-Japanese deal that would undermine its privileged access to the US auto market.
By David Brown and Jerry White, 12 August 2015
As talks for a new labor contract continue, the US-based automakers are threatening to shift more production to Mexico and other lower wage countries.
By Laurent Lafrance, 8 August 2015
Bill 62 would bar women wearing a Muslim “face-covering” from receiving or providing public services, including education and health care.
By Roger Jordan, 7 August 2015
The NDP is making vague promises of “change” to working people, while reassuring big business that it will keep taxes low and balance the budget.
By Keith Jones and Roger Jordan, 3 August 2015
Harper used his first campaign speech to serve notice he will run a hard-right campaign, highlighting his government’s austerity record and its aggressive foreign policy.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 30 July 2015
By boosting illusions in the trade union bureaucracy and NDP in Canada, while covering for Syriza’s betrayal of the Greek workers, Fightback serves as a bulwark against the development of a socialist party in the working class.
By Roger Jordan, 25 July 2015
US and Canadian police and intelligence agencies are using entrapment to implicate vulnerable, often mentally unstable individuals in alleged terrorist plots.
By Dylan Lubao and Roger Jordan, 23 July 2015
The collaboration between high-level NDP, Liberal and trade union operatives highlights the preparations for a possible coalition government after this October’s federal election.
By Roger Jordan, 21 July 2015
Many questions remain unanswered in the troubling death of James Daniel McIntyre at the hands of the police in Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
By Roger Jordan, 20 July 2015
Canada’s central bank all but acknowledged that the country has slipped into recession.
By Roger Jordan, 17 July 2015
The agreement is aimed at demonstrating Canada’s staunch support for the Kiev regime, which was brought to power last year in a pro-western coup spearheaded by fascist forces.
By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 10 July 2015
Massive forest fires have engulfed large parts of northern British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Alaska.
By Roger Jordan, 7 July 2015
Ottawa is integrating Canada ever more fully into Washington’s main military-strategic offensives against Russia, China and the Middle East.
By Laurent Lafrance, 3 July 2015
The Quebec Liberal government’s frontal assault on public sector workers is a key element of a broader austerity agenda that targets the entire working class.
By Roger Jordan, 1 July 2015
The NDP is soliciting advice from a right-wing mandarin involved in formulating sweeping attacks on working people, including the draconian cuts of the Chretien-Martin government.
By Roger Jordan, 26 June 2015
With opinion polls showing the trade union-backed NDP ahead, Mulcair is anxious to reassure big business that the NDP will faithfully serve its interests.
By Roger Jordan, 20 June 2015
Twenty-three-year-old Aaron Driver was quietly released on bail late last week by a Manitoba court, after being detained since his arrest by police on June 4.
By Carl Bronski, 20 June 2015
Right-wing and liberal commentators alike have accused the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of rhetorical overkill and impugning Canada’s “good name.”
By Laurent Lafrance, 19 June 2015
Following the PQ’s election of the right-wing media mogul Péladeau as its leader, Québec Solidaire feigned astonishment—as it does whenever the PQ shows its true class character.
By Ashley Tseng, 18 June 2015
Due to budget cuts and privatization, children in the care of Manitoba’s youth protection agency are largely unsupervised and provided little physical, educational or emotional support.
By Roger Jordan and Felix Gauthier, 13 June 2015
The RCMP have provided Aaron Driver with no legal justification for his detention without charge well beyond the 48-hour limit stipulated by Canadian law.
By Carl Bronski and Keith Jones, 13 June 2015
The report issued by the Truth Commission on Indian residential schools documents a horrific crime perpetrated by Canadian capitalism—a crime whose impacts reverberate to this day.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 10 June 2015
Bill C-51 dramatically expands the power of the national security apparatus to spy on and suppress opposition to the elite and its agenda of austerity and war.
By Carl Bronski, 6 June 2015
For well over a century, the Canadian capitalist state forcibly removed aboriginal children from their families and herded them into church-run residential schools where they were abused.
By Roger Jordan, 2 June 2015
Canada’s economic output fell 0.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015—its largest contraction since the height of the 2008-09 global financial meltdown.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 29 May 2015
Should the NDP form Canada’s next government, it will uphold the interests of the Canadian bourgeoisie no less ruthlessly than the Conservatives or Liberals.
By Carl Bronski, 28 May 2015
While the government claims it is acting to save students’ school year, its real aim is to push through social spending cuts and impose concessionary contracts on teachers.
By Dylan Lubao, 28 May 2015
Loyal allies of the US in its anti-China “pivot,” Canada and the Philippines are increasing bilateral military-security ties.
By Carl Bronski, 27 May 2015
The privatization of Hydro One is a crucial part of the Ontario Liberals’ restructuring of government operations and public service cuts to attract more investment.
By Keith Jones, 25 May 2015
Quebec’s Liberal government is intensifying the assault on workers’ rights and its drive to criminalize popular resistance to its austerity program.
By Dylan Lubao and Carl Bronski, 19 May 2015
Ontario’s trade union-backed Liberal government has moved to outlaw secondary school teachers’ strikes that have affected three of the province’s largest local school boards.
By Keith Jones, 16 May 2015
Alberta’s incoming New Democratic Party government has been anxiously seeking to reassure big business that it will loyally serve their interests.
By Laurent Lafrance, 14 May 2015
The installation of Pierre-Karl Péladeau as leader of the Parti Québécois will represent a further rightward lurch on the part of the big business, pro-Quebec independence party.
By Carl Bronski, 9 May 2015
Seeking to extort further massive concessions, GM has said it will determine the fate of its Oshawa plants only after the 2016 contract negotiations.
By Roger Jordan, 8 May 2015
The Conservative government’s Bill C-51, in the name of combating terrorism, overturns core democratic rights and legal principles.
By Keith Jones, 7 May 2015
Within hours of the NDP sweeping the polls, Premier-elect Rachel Notley was pledging to work with Prime Minister Harper and offering obsequious reassurances to big business.
By Roger Jordan, 6 May 2015
Harper used the trip to promote Canada’s expanding role in the war and his government’s push to increase the powers of the national-security apparatus at home.
By Keith Jones, 2 May 2015
Canada is deeply implicated in all three of Washington’s major military-strategic offensives since 2001.
By Ashley Tseng, 25 April 2015
Under a new Saskatchewan government program, the Canadian military is partnering with Regina schools to provide military training to high school students.
By Keith Jones, 24 April 2015
Tuesday’s federal budget is a blueprint for dismantling public services, redistributing wealth to the most privileged, and expanding the military and national-security apparatus.
By Carl Bronski, 21 April 2015
Unifor is willing to surrender the last remnants of a defined-benefit pension plan for newly hired workers at the Big Three automakers in Canada.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 18 April 2015
The deployment marks a further escalation of the aggressive drive the US, Canada and its other imperialist allies are mounting against Russia—a drive that threatens to spark all-out war between nuclear-armed states.
By Laurent Lafrance, 17 April 2015
The government is determined to break the student protest movement against its austerity program and to put an end to Quebec’s tradition of political protest through student strikes.
By Roger Jordan, 16 April 2015
Instead of denouncing the TSO’s barring of Valentina Lisitsa as a blatant act of political censorship, the media has widely portrayed it as nothing more than a public relations blunder.
By Roger Jordan, 11 April 2015
Canada’s Conservative government is determined to adopt legislation that attacks core democratic rights.
By Roger Jordan, 10 April 2015
The debate over Canada’s participation in the US-led war in the Middle East has once again demonstrated that the New Democrats are a pro-imperialist party.
By Roger Jordan, 9 April 2015
The cancellation of Valentina Lisitsa’s Toronto performances is a brazen act of political censorship.
By Keith Jones, 4 April 2015
Education Minister Blais has told university rectors to use their disciplinary powers to break a student strike against the Quebec Liberal government’s sweeping austerity measures.
By Carl Bronski and Dylan Lubao, 2 April 2015
CUPE worked to ensure that strikes did not become the catalyst for a working class challenge to the provincial Liberal government’s austerity agenda.
By Roger Jordan, 1 April 2015
The Conservative government has indicated that Canadian war planes could begin bombing Syrian targets within days.
By Roger Jordan, 26 March 2015
The expansion of Canadian bombing raids to Syria is a new act of aggression and a major step towards Canada’s participation in a war for regime change in Damascus.
By Keith Jones, 26 March 2015
The greatest fear and concern of the Canadian ruling class is that the student protests could trigger an eruption of mass working-class struggle.
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Canada), 26 March 2015
To prevent a defeat like in 2012, students must reject the nationalist-protest politics of ASSE and the Spring 2015 committee.
By Dylan Lubao, 24 March 2015
Six thousand education workers at the University of Toronto and a further three thousand teaching and graduate assistants at York, Toronto’s other principal university, have been on strike for three weeks.
By Dylan Lubao, 21 March 2015
Canada’s military has formulated plans to become a “main player” in the intelligence apparatus of the Canadian government and its international allies.