Canada

Montreal dockworkers escalate strike action against speed-up, victimization

By Carl Bronski, 4 August 2020

The Maritime Employers Association is insisting on a threefold increase in the pace of work during weekend shifts.

Quebec Solidaire joins with the hard-right in promoting economic nationalism

By Louis Girard and Richard Dufour, 31 July 2020

Quebec Solidaire’s exhortations to "buy local" and its promotion of a “Quebec vaccine" are part of a pronounced shift by ruling elites in Canada, the US and globally toward the promotion of national protectionism and chauvinism.

“Seeing this much devastation so frequently really permeates your whole being”

A Canadian firefighter speaks out on the opioid crisis

By a British Columbia firefighter, 30 July 2020

“There are two crises happening simultaneously right now,” the COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid crisis, explains a British Columbia firefighter in a letter to the WSWS.

Canada’s Liberal government shaken by WE Charity scandal

By Roger Jordan, 29 July 2020

The scandal has exposed a web of corrupt ties between the Liberal government and WE, and between WE and corporations like the Royal Bank of Canada and Dow Chemical.

Toronto tenants protest against looming evictions amid COVID-19 crisis

By Carl Bronski, 28 July 2020

The demonstrators demanded that Toronto’s mayor use his municipal emergency health and safety powers to block evictions, and denounce the Ontario government’s recently passed pro-landlord Bill 184.

Canadian medical experts provide ideological justification for homicidal back-to-work drive

By Laurent Lafrance, 25 July 2020

Exploiting their professional qualifications to give their arguments credibility, the experts have fully endorsed the corporate elite’s reactionary dictum: “The cure cannot be worse than the disease.”

Death of 14-year-old on the job highlights growth of child labor in Canada

By Frédéric Charlebois, 23 July 2020

Young workers represent more than 50 percent of the workforce at some large corporations such as McDonald’s and Tim Hortons.

Alberta’s right-wing government adopts draconian anti-protest law

By Riksen Stewart and Roger Jordan, 22 July 2020

As it launches a fresh assault on workers’ wages and social rights, the Kenney government has passed a law that could be used to criminalize and suppress virtually any demonstration.

Trudeau government failed to enforce COVID-19 protections for migrant farm workers

By Janet Browning, 20 July 2020

While claiming that temporary migrant farm workers would be safeguarded from COVID-19, the Liberal government stopped all in-person worksite inspections.

Canada’s largest lingerie and swimwear retailer scraps worker bonuses

By Alexandra Greene, 17 July 2020

La Vie en Rose workers, many of whom are paid minimum wage, are being pressured to show up even when they have coronavirus symptoms and are receiving totally inadequate workplace protection from the company.

Canada refuses to repatriate illegally jailed citizens accused of ISIS ties

By Laurent Lafrance, 16 July 2020

Trudeau’s politically motivated refusal to repatriate children and others illegally detained in Kurdish military prisons in Syria is an attack on the citizenship rights of all Canadians.

Further details emerge on far-right views of Canadian army reservist who tried to kill Trudeau

By Roger Jordan, 15 July 2020

The political establishment fears an examination of the far-right incubating in the armed forces would cut across plans to dramatically increase military spending and aggression.

Canada’s government accelerating drive to cut off support for workers made jobless by pandemic

By Dylan Lubao, 13 July 2020

The Liberal government is scheming with big business to curtail the meager makeshift benefits for the millions of workers who have lost their jobs in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fiat Chrysler ends third shift at Windsor, Ontario plant eliminating 1,375 jobs

By Carl Bronski, 10 July 2020

Talking like a corporate executive, Unifor Local 444 President Dave Cassidy said the cuts were “strictly a business decision.”

Canadian establishment downplays failed attempt to assassinate Trudeau

By Roger Jordan, 8 July 2020

Hurren’s assassination attempt raise troubling questions about his political motivations, the degree to which he was active in far-right circles and whether he acted alone.

Canada’s migrant workers protest lack of COVID-19 protections

By Matthew Richter and Roger Jordan, 7 July 2020

Hundreds of migrant workers and their supporters joined protests Saturday against atrocious working and living conditions—conditions long sanctioned by government and made still worse by the pandemic.

Why Canada’s media is fawning over the war criminal John Bolton

By Roger Jordan, 4 July 2020

Canada’s ruling elite wants a more stable and strategic-minded partner in the White House, who can more effectively employ intrigue, intimidation and war in pursuing their common imperialist agenda.

US anti-China campaign intensifies factional conflicts within Canada’s ruling elite

By Roger Jordan, 3 July 2020

Terming China “a real threat to Canada,” former Tory Prime Minister Brian Mulroney has called for the striking of a “blue-ribbon” committee to redefine Canada’s China policy.

Quebec’s hard-right premier reshuffles cabinet for stepped-up class-war assault

By Louis Girard, 1 July 2020

The cabinet shuffle inaugurates a new phase in the efforts of the Coalition Avenir Québec government to exploit the pandemic to restructure class relations at workers’ expense.

New report exposes staggering level of social inequality in Canada

By Louis Girard, 30 June 2020

Revealing the oligarchic character of Canadian society, the report found that the top one percent of Canadians own as much as the poorest 80 percent of the population.

Ontario accelerates “reopening” of the economy as COVID-19 cases rise

By Matthew Richter, 29 June 2020

The Ford government announced that workers who test positive can be made to remain on the job if they show no symptoms, meaning that workplaces will become centres of mass infection.

Why the rush to end the Canadian military’s deployment in coronavirus-ravaged nursing homes?

By Laurent Lafrance, 27 June 2020

From the start, the military’s more than 20,000-strong COVID-19 deployment has been focused on protecting the interests of Canadian imperialism, at home and abroad.

Quebec court acquits fascist who led mob in threatening journalists

By Hugo Maltais, 26 June 2020

The court decision comes under conditions where capitalist ruling elites around the world are cultivating the extreme right as a weapon against mounting working class opposition.

Canada’s New Democrats prop up pro-austerity, pro-war Liberals

By Roger Jordan, 24 June 2020

Underscoring its support for the government’s $650 billion corporate bailout, the NDP again voted to keep the Liberals in office.

Canada presses ahead with final phase of back-to-work drive

By Frédéric Charlebois, 23 June 2020

Contrary to the ruling elite’s claim of a return to “normality,” everything indicates that the drop in COVID-19 infections in Quebec and across Canada is temporary.

Quebec Solidaire backs Canadian elites’ disastrous handling of COVID-19 pandemic

By Louis Girard and Richard Dufour, 22 June 2020

The pseudo-left Quebec Solidaire has endorsed the reckless, premature back-to-work drive which puts profits before human lives.

Canada’s political establishment inject racialist narrative into protests against police violence

By Roger Jordan, 20 June 2020

Prime Minister Trudeau and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh are working to divert the mass anger over police brutality and racism along reactionary racialist lines.

Canada: Unifor urges acceptance of historic concessions in oil refinery lockout

By Carl Bronski, 20 June 2020

While the locked out workers have fought valiantly against an employer-government-police assault, the union has systematically isolated their struggle.

Quebec film distributors censor Roman Polanski’s J’accuse

By Louis Girard, 20 June 2020

Yielding to the anti-democratic #MeToo campaign, distributors in Quebec refused to buy the rights to Polanski’s remarkable film about the Dreyfus Affair.

999 Quebec Solidaire and pandemic

19 June 2020

“For the elite, lives are expendable”

Canadian nurse denounces budget cuts, government neglect and reckless back-to-work drive

By our reporter, 18 June 2020

“There's a very high level of negligence,” Julien told the WSWS. “Some of my colleagues have been quarantined after being put in contact with positive patients without appropriate equipment.”

Canada’s grocery chains slash wages as pandemic continues to rage

By Roger Jordan, 17 June 2020

The decision to abolish the pay premium shows the companies’ shocking disregard for the lives of workers.

Canadian oil refinery boss lauds George Floyd protests while employing state violence against locked-out workers

By Carl Bronski, 16 June 2020

Federated Cooperatives Ltd. CEO Scott Banda has mobilized and solidarized with racist, far-right forces in seeking to break the resistance of 750 locked-out Regina oil refinery workers.

Ontario calls military into another for-profit long-term care facility ravaged by COVID-19

By Matthew Richter, 13 June 2020

The vast majority of the care home deaths have been at for-profit facilities, where wages, staff levels and working conditions are generally even lower.

How Canada’s unions and NDP paved way for bill enforcing return to work amid pandemic

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 12 June 2020

The proposed legislation would impoverish and criminalize workers who refuse to risk their lives and those of their families for corporate profit.

Ten years after the looting of their pension fund:

Canadian Court of Appeal rules against White Birch Paper retirees

By Hugo Maltais, 11 June 2020

The ruling endorses the pulp and paper company’s shredding of workers’ pensions, with the complicity of their union, Unifor.

Canadian government threatens fines and jail time to force workers back to work

By Roger Jordan, 10 June 2020

The Liberal government is spearheading a homicidal back-to-work drive that prioritizes big business profit over workers’ lives.

Across Canada tens of thousands join protests against police violence

By Roger Jordan, 9 June 2020

Whilst the trigger for the demonstrations was the brutal police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, protesters emphasized that police violence and racism are similarly rampant in Canada.

Quebec unions and government conspire behind the backs of health and education workers

By Laurent Lafrance and Richard Dufour, 8 June 2020

Quebec’s public sector unions fully accept the austerity financial framework dictated by the right-wing CAQ government and are stepping up their efforts to impose another sellout contract.

Mass protests erupt across Canada against police brutality and Trump

By our reporters, 6 June 2020

Protesters denounce Canadian police brutality and racism, following the US police murder of George Floyd.

Alberta’s hard-right premier dismisses coronavirus as “influenza”

By Janet Browning, 5 June 2020

Kenney’s callous remark is part of his government’s reckless back-to-work policy, and underscores the broad support within Canada’s ruling elite for a criminal “herd immunity” strategy.

Canadian establishment shrugs off Trump’s authoritarian power grab, voices “horror” over mass protests

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 4 June 2020

The Canadian elite, like the US Democratic Party, fears a mass upsurge of the working class against Trump far more than it does his bid to establish a presidential dictatorship.

Canadian farm and industrial worksites become new coronavirus hotspots

By Carl Bronski, 3 June 2020

The reckless back-to-work drive across Canada is already producing new outbreaks of the potentially deadly coronavirus.

Canada’s governments ignored 2006 pandemic preparedness report

By Dylan Lubao, 3 June 2020

The 550-page “Canadian Pandemic Influenza Plan for the Health Sector” is further proof that the COVID-19 pandemic was both foreseeable and foreseen.

Trudeau government exploits pandemic to renew $14 billion arms deal with despotic Saudi regime

By Laurent Lafrance, 2 June 2020

With the attention of most Canadians focused on preventing COVID-19 from infecting their family and friends, Canada’s Liberal government saw the opportunity to resume issuing permits for the export of armoured vehicles to the Saudi absolutist regime.

Thousands of Canadian medical workers infected with COVID-19 due to lack of PPE

By Omar Ali, 1 June 2020

More than 2,000 nurses in British Columbia have filed complaints about the lack of personal protective equipment.

Canadian court rules extradition trial of top Huawei executive can proceed

By Roger Jordan, 28 May 2020

Yesterday’s ruling strengthens Washington and Ottawa in their virulent anti-China campaign, which has been ratcheted up still further with mendacious claims that Beijing is responsible for the coronavirus pandemic.

Quebec Premier accelerates return to work in Montreal—Canada’s COVID-19 epicenter

By Richard Dufour, 27 May 2020

Acknowledging that it is “taking a gamble” with workers’ lives, the Quebec government is intensifying its drive to “reopen” the economy.

Automakers, Unifor and Ontario government push plant reopenings as COVID-19 continues to spread

By Carl Bronski, 26 May 2020

The premature back-to-work drive in Canada’s auto industry is being spearheaded by hard-right Ontario Premier Doug Ford, in concert with the automakers, the financial oligarchy and the union Unifor.

Canadian medical experts warn COVID-19 will spike due to back-to-work push

By Roger Jordan, 25 May 2020

All Canada’s provinces—including those where widespread community transmission of COVID-19 continues—are now lifting lockdown measures that slowed the pandemic’s spread.

Canada’s official opposition attacks Trudeau for “appeasing” China

By Roger Jordan, 21 May 2020

Conservative leader Scheer’s inflammatory comment, likening the Liberal government’s policy towards Beijing to British imperialism’s attempt to reach an accommodation with Nazi Germany, marks a new high point in the Canadian elite’s frenzied anti-China campaign.

Canadian authorities failed to notify locked-out Regina oil refinery workers of threatened bomb attack

By Carl Bronski, 20 May 2020

While accusing locked-out FCL workers of “terrorism” for resisting sweeping concession demands, Regina’s police failed to warn them of a threatened bomb attack on their picket line.

Canada: Quebec government advocates hiring children to disinfect daycare centres amid coronavirus pandemic

By Laurent Lafrance, 19 May 2020

Faced with a shortage of childcare staff, Quebec’s CAQ government is advocating their replacement by teenagers as young as 14, thus threatening to expose them to the potentially lethal coronavirus.

Canada: Ontario government ignored workers’ complaints at poultry plant hit by fatal COVID-19 outbreak

By Roger Jordan, 18 May 2020

Maple Lodge Farms workers complained about unsafe conditions two weeks before a COVID-19 outbreak that killed one worker and sickened more than 25 others.

Canadian unions cement anti-worker corporatist alliance with government and big business

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 16 May 2020

The unions’ alliance with big business was epitomized by a joint statement from the Canadian Labour Congress and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

The 2003 SARS epidemic: How Canada’s elite squandered the chance to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic

By Omar Ali, 15 May 2020

Canada’s disastrous response to the pandemic is all the more criminal given the impact of SARS and the repeated government vows that the country’s health system would be well-prepared for any future novel virus.

Mounting worker opposition to Quebec’s reckless back-to-work drive

By Louis Girard, 14 May 2020

Quebec’s rightwing populist CAQ government is spearheading the drive of Canada’s business elite to force a precipitous return to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

As unemployment soars to Depression-era levels, Canada’s unions endorse reckless back-to-work drive

By Roger Jordan, 12 May 2020

Nearly 7.6 million workers—equivalent to one-third of the country’s total labour force—have applied for the federal government’s meagre, temporary Canadian Emergency Response Benefit.

Ten Canadian airport taxi drivers die from COVID-19

By Jake Silver, 11 May 2020

The high death toll at Toronto airport underscores the grave threat all workers face from the reckless, premature back-to-work drive.

Strikes and workers’ protests mount against “back to work” campaign

By Shannon Jones, 9 May 2020

The incompetence and callous disregard for human life by the capitalist authorities in country after country is fueling an upsurge in the class struggle.

Infections in Ontario, Canada spike as Ford government rushes to reopen economy

By Omar Ali, 9 May 2020

Even as Canada’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 65,000 and the death toll approaches 4,600, the country’s governments are rushing recklessly to “reopen” the economy.

Canada: Trudeau gives cash handout to meatpacking giants as COVID-19 cases rise among workers

By Carl Bronski, 8 May 2020

Even as the federal Liberals announced a $77 million handout to major producers, new coronavirus outbreaks were exposed at meatpacking plants in Alberta and Quebec.

Why is Canada’s ruling elite deploying the military amid the COVID-19 pandemic?

By Roger Jordan, 8 May 2020

While Canadian military personnel are now being deployed to assist overwhelmed staff at long-term care facilities, the CBC has reported that troops are also readying to quell “public disturbances” in a “worst case scenario.”

Quebec’s business elite, unions and opposition parties rally behind Legault’s back to work drive

By Laurent Lafrance, 7 May 2020

The third party in the Quebec legislature, the pseudo-left Québec Solidaire, portrays Legault as a potential protector of workers’ rights, even as he spearheads a back-to-work drive amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada: Form rank-and-file committees to oppose COVID-19 back-to-work drive

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 6 May 2020

Absent the independent intervention of the working class, workers face a ruinous choice between risking their health and lives by returning to work or being driven into destitution.

The tragedy at Quebec City’s Jeffery Hale Hospital: How Québec Solidaire tried to hide capitalism’s responsibility

By our reporters, 5 May 2020

The calamity at Quebec City’s Jeffery Hale Hospital is a product of decades of federal and provincial government austerity.

Canadian workers at Cargill meatpacking plant forced back to work despite 935 infections

By Carl Bronski, 5 May 2020

The events at the Cargill plant are a case study in the drive by corporations across the globe, backed by governments of all political stripes, to place profit over human lives.

Canadian workers speak out against lack of protective equipment in health facilities

By our reporters, 4 May 2020

Hospitals are rationing masks even for frontline health workers treating COVID-19 patients.

Canada: Locked-out Saskatchewan refinery workers reject FCL’s concessions contract

By Carl Bronski, 2 May 2020

FCL responded to the contract rejection with a terse and arrogant statement that it will continue with its massive government-backed scabbing operation.

Quebec workers denounce government’s rush to “reopen” the economy amid raging COVID-19 pandemic

By Laurent Lafrance, 1 May 2020

“We are being sent out to babysit so that business can make profits on the backs of working people,” a Montreal teacher told the WSWS.

Citing COVID-19 crisis, Ontario teacher unions impose concession-filled contracts

By Penny Smith, 30 April 2020

The unions have sabotaged a months-long struggle by education workers that had the potential to spearhead a working-class upsurge against the hated Ford government.

Quebec government threatens thousands of lives with precipitous return to work

By Richard Dufour, 29 April 2020

Quebec Premier François Legault has announced the reopening of the province’s elementary schools and daycares.

Canada’s Trudeau spearheads reckless back-to-work drive in alliance with hard-right provincial governments

By Roger Jordan, 28 April 2020

Although the pandemic continues to rage largely unchecked and none of the health measures needed to stop a “second wave” are in place, Canada’s governments are pushing for a quick “reopening” of the economy.

Canadian autoworkers resist Unifor and Detroit Three rush to restart operations

By Carl Bronski, 27 April 2020

While Unifor has been meeting with the Detroit Three to plot a return to work, autoworkers have deluged social media sites with messages opposing a precipitous reopening of the plants.

Canadian government sends military into care homes as it pushes for a premature return to work

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 25 April 2020

The deployment is a tacit admission of the catastrophic conditions in many longterm care facilities.

Foodbank use soars across Canada, as 8 million apply for government aid

By Penny Smith, 24 April 2020

According to Food Banks Canada, demand has jumped 20 percent nationwide in recent few weeks and is expected to “keep going up and up and up.”

Canada: Fired for criticizing lack of PPE, Edmonton bus driver speaks out

“I got no action to support me from the union”

By Janet Browning, 23 April 2020

Kelly Green, an Edmonton Transit Service bus driver, has been fired for demanding personal protective equipment to safeguard transit workers and passengers from COVID-19.

Nova Scotia gunman kills 22 in Canada’s deadliest mass shooting

By Roger Jordan, 22 April 2020

Marked by rampant social inequality and economic insecurity and led by a ruling elite mired in aggression and war, Canadian capitalism regularly engenders outbursts of homicidal violence.

“We’re told there’s no money, but it’s raining money for the banks”

Quebec nurses expose shortages that enabled COVID-19 to ravage long-term care facilities

By our reporters, 21 April 2020

Nurses spoke out against the horrific conditions they and other health workers face in fighting the pandemic in long-term care facilities and insisted these are the product of decades of austerity.

Walkouts by Canadian transit workers protest lack of COVID-19 protections

By Carl Bronski, 20 April 2020

After walkouts by transit workers in Toronto and Montreal, rank-and-file workers in Edmonton are planning a work stoppage and circulating a petition.

After decades of austerity, Ontario struggles to cope with surge in COVID-19 cases

By Matthew Richter, 20 April 2020

Even prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Ontario’s hospitals were hopelessly overstretched as a result of decades of austerity and job cuts.

Canadian elite promotes anti-China campaign over coronavirus

By Roger Jordan, 18 April 2020

The campaign aims to divert anger over the Western powers’ disastrous response to the pandemic and further integrate Canada into Washington’s offensive against Beijing.

Canada: British Columbia’s New Democrat government defends corporate interests as coronavirus runs rampant

By Penny Smith, 17 April 2020

As confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 1,500 and the death toll mounts, BC’s NDP government is proving incapable of protecting the population from the devastating medical and economic effects of the pandemic.

“We have the technology and knowledge, but it won’t work under capitalism”

An interview with a foreign-trained doctor prevented from fighting COVID-19 in Canada

By Janet Browning, 16 April 2020

“Politicians,” said Dr. Wijesooriya, “talk endlessly about the economy, stock markets and oil price. Meanwhile, the hospitals are understaffed.”

Canada: Thousands of foreign-trained medical staff prevented from assisting in COVID-19 fight

By Janet Browning, 16 April 2020

Canada recorded its thousandth death due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, yet thousands of foreign-trained medical staff are not being mobilized in the fight against the deadly virus.

Canadian workers denounce lack of safety measures and forced labor

By our reporters, 15 April 2020

“If they ask me what is needed before the lockdown measures are lifted, I would definitely say health,” a Quebec construction worker told the WSWS.

Canada’s coronavirus wage-subsidy tailored to propping up business, not protecting workers’ incomes

By Roger Jordan, 14 April 2020

The trade unions and NDP have once again rallied to the support of the Trudeau government, whose response to the pandemic has focussed on bailing out the banks and big business so as to safeguard the wealth and investments of the capitalist elite.

Workers walk out at Ontario care home due to unsafe conditions amid coronavirus outbreak

By Carl Bronski, 13 April 2020

Nearly the entire staff walked off over concerns about the lack of personal protective equipment.

Testimony from US and Canadian inmates exposes deadly conditions inside prisons

By Sam Dalton, 11 April 2020

Many harrowing accounts have emerged in the form of videos and written testimony from prisoners outlining the conditions they face in the last two weeks.

Quebec government, big business push for return to work as COVID-19 deaths soar

By Keith Jones, 11 April 2020

As coronavirus cases and deaths surge across Canada, any lifting of the Quebec shutdown would be nothing short of criminal.

Canada: More than 5 million workers apply for government assistance amid coronavirus pandemic

By Roger Jordan, 10 April 2020

While millions of workers and their families are effectively being given rations, Canada’s banks and business elite are rolling in cash, courtesy of the more than $650 billion handed over to them by the Trudeau government.

Alberta doctors protest UCP government’s funding cuts amid coronavirus pandemic

By Janet Browning, 9 April 2020

More than 800 doctors signed an angry open letter to the hard-right United Conservative Party government protesting cuts to doctors’ fees that will result in reduced services at hundreds of rural clinics across the province.

Canada’s health minister promotes “herd immunity,” after admitting government’s coronavirus failure

By Laurent Lafrance, 8 April 2020

Health Minister Hajdu acknowledged that if Canada’s hospitals lack vital equipment it is because the government has been “underfunding” healthcare “for decades.”

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.