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.
By Carl Bronski, 20 March 2015
The fear-mongering comes as the Canadian government is pushing for legislation that gives sweeping new powers to the state in the name of fighting “terrorism.”
By Roger Jordan, 19 March 2015
One thousand oil construction workers were fired from their jobs at a remote site in Alberta last week.
By Richard Dufour, 17 March 2015
ASSE is using its reputation for militancy to provide a “left” cover to the unions even as they promote the big business PQ and enforce anti-strike laws.
Toronto university strikes:
By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Canada), 16 March 2015
While the strikers have shown great determination and militancy, their struggle is in grave danger of being strangled by the pro-capitalist trade unions.
By Laurent Lafrance, 14 March 2015
The Quebec government’s social spending cuts and concession demands are being met with growing rank-and-file calls for defiance of the anti-strike laws.
By Roger Jordan, 13 March 2015
The death last week of Canadian Special Forces Sgt. Andrew Doiron provides further proof of Ottawa’s growing involvement in ground combat operations in Iraq.
By Carl Bronski, 12 March 2015
Striking education workers at Toronto’s York University have roundly rejected tentative contracts the union had hailed as “historic.”
By Roger Jordan, 11 March 2015
The Canadian-Ukrainian network Ottawa has been used to promote pro-western “civil society” groups in Ukraine is now supplying arms to the Ukrainian Army.
By Carl Bronski, 9 March 2015
Ontario Federation of Labour head Sid Ryan masqueraded as an opponent of Ontario’s Liberal government at rallies to support 10,000 workers at Toronto’s two main universities.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 7 March 2015
The WSWS continues its exposure of how Canada’s ostensible new anti-terror legislation attacks key democratic and constitutionally protected rights.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 6 March 2015
Canada’s ostensible new anti-terror legislation contains provisions that attack a vast array of key democratic and constitutionally protected rights.
By Ashley Tseng, 5 March 2015
Two aboriginal children died in a house fire on a Saskatchewan reservation after the fire department in the neighbouring, off-reserve village refused to respond due to an outstanding bill.
By Carl Bronski, 4 March 2015
Teaching assistants and contract instructors have gone on strike at Toronto’s principal universities, York and University of Toronto.
By Keith Jones, 28 February 2015
Canada’s Conservative government is steamrolling through parliament legislation that tramples on core democratic rights and dramatically augments the power of the state.
By Carl Bronski, 26 February 2015
Unifor reached a pact with CN Rail late Monday evening under threat of a management lockout of 4,800 safety inspectors and rail maintenance workers and Conservative government intervention.
By Laurent Lafrance, 25 February 2015
The United Steelworkers union is championing Martine Ouellet’s bid to win the leadership of the Parti Quebecois—a pro-austerity big business party.
By Roger Jordan, 23 February 2015
The NDP is now striking a pose as a principled opponent of Bill C-51. In fact its opposition is two-faced and motivated by tactical, largely electoral, considerations.
By Dylan Lubao, 20 February 2015
The leader of the social democratic NDP has reiterated the possibility of joining hands with a party that has carried out the greatest social spending cuts in Canadian history.
By Jeff Lusanne, 18 February 2015
Major railroads are pursuing attacks on railroad workers at the expense of working conditions and safety.
By Roger Jordan, 18 February 2015
That a newspaper hitherto so supportive of the Harper government and so closely identified with the Canadian ruling class’s embrace of imperialist war and austerity is expressing alarm over Bill C-51 should give workers pause.
By Carl Bronski, 17 February 2015
The Teamsters union capitulated to the Conservative government’s threat of strikebreaking legislation and ordered an end to the strike little more than 36 hours after it began.
By Carl Bronski, 16 February 2015
Canada’s Conservative government is set to introduce legislation today outlawing a two-day-old strike by 3,300 CP Rail workers.
By Laurent Lafrance, 13 February 2015
Quebec’s 10-month-old Liberal government is mounting a sweeping assault on public services and on the wages and working conditions of the workers who administer them.
By Dylan Lubao, 12 February 2015
Crown Holdings is using scabs to break a 17-month-long strike at its north Toronto metal can manufacturing plant.
By Roger Jordan, 10 February 2015
Canada’s opposition parties have signaled that they will mount no serious opposition to a Conservative bill that grants the national security apparatus sweeping new powers.
By Roger Jordan, 4 February 2015
The latest anti-terror bill presented by Canada’s Conservative government marks a vast intensification of the drive to abrogate democratic rights.