Ontario College Strike 101

by Chris Grawey Mohawk College paralegal student Three demands On Monday, October 16, the 12,000 members of OPSEU’s College Academic Division – professors, instructors, librarians, and counsellors at Ontario’s 24 public colleges – hit the picket line after the College Employer Council rejected OPSEU’s final… Read More

Fake News Fights Against $15

By David Bush On Tuesday, October 10 NewsTalk 1010 published a poll showing relatively tepid support in Toronto for the Liberal’s plan to raise the minimum wage in Ontario to $15/hr. The poll claims to show 61% of Toronto residents don’t want the province to… Read More

The Neoliberal Danger of Basic Income

By the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty We are convinced that the emerging model of basic income, reflected in pilot projects and other initiatives in a number of countries and jurisdictions, is one that would intensify the neoliberal agenda. The hope that there is any realistic… Read More

The Economics of $15: A Reader

The demand for a $15 minimum wage is hugely popular. However, doubts remain about whether raising the minimum wage to $15 would benefit or hurt workers and the economy. These doubts have been sowed by conservative politicians, right-wing think-tanks, employer groups, and a largely uncritical media.… Read More

No Scab Mail Here: The 1987 postal strikes

By Doug Nesbitt In 1987, Canada Post management began to unroll a major privatization drive of post offices and elimination of door-to-door delivery. The plan aimed to privatize 3,500 rural post offices and close another 1,700 over a decade. This would allow the company to… Read More

NAFTA: The origins of a bad deal

By John Warnock The Trudeau government is currently re-negotiating NAFTA with the governments of the USA and Mexico. The results we are told will be Win!  Win! Win! How can Canada lose? The standard line from big business, the mass media and mainstream academics is… Read More