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Ontario College Lecturers
By November 21, 2017 Read More →

Ontario College Lecturers

Ontario College Faculty, 5 weeks on strike, reject employers’ offer – Liberal Government brings in back to work legislation Over 12,000 full-time professors, partial-load instructors, counsellors and librarians, from 24 colleges across the province, had been on strike for a record 33 days when, on November 17, Kathleen Wynne’s government introduced back to work legislation. […]

Election Shock in Vancouver

Election Shock in Vancouver

People in Vancouver regularly talk about the coming “big one,” referring to a likely future earthquake, as the city lies near a major fault line. An earthquake struck Vancouver on Saturday, October 14, but it was a political earthquake, revealing deep faults in the city’s society. A radical independent candidate, Jean Swanson, came second in […]

Socialist Alternative #7 – Published

Socialist Alternative #7 – Published

Issue #7 of Socialist Alternative has been published. Includes articles on the housing crisis, stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline, student life, workers’ struggle and the fight for $15, rising of women, the October Russian revolution and news from around the world. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

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Bombardier vs Boeing – David vs Goliath?
By September 29, 2017 Read More →

Bombardier vs Boeing – David vs Goliath?

Should we be feeling sorry for “our Canadian” Bombardier as it is being picked on by the US giant Boeing which, in turn, is being backed by US government? On Ocober 26, as reported by the Canadian Press “the US Department of Commerce clobbered aerospace giant Bombardier with a 220% duty on the sale of […]

How to Stop the Kinder Morgan Pipeline

How to Stop the Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Trudeau, Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister, has stated loud and clear his determination to push the Kinder Morgan pipeline through to Vancouver harbour, carrying 890,000 barrels a day of diluted tar sand’s bitumen. The pipeline will feed 400 super tankers, each with a capacity of 120,000 tonnes, a year passing through the harbour. The pipeline will […]

Make Vancouver Affordable for All

Make Vancouver Affordable for All

Socialist Alternative Vancouver voted unanimously to support Jean Swanson’s election campaign for the City Council by-election on October 14. Jean, running as an independent, has already gained wide support in her drive to bring a political revolution to Vancouver city hall. She is a tireless campaigner fighting for over 40 years against poverty, and for […]

Toronto Airport Teamsters Strike

Toronto Airport Teamsters Strike

Since July 27, 700 members of Teamsters Local 419 have been on strike at Toronto’s Pearson International airport. They are in dispute with Swissport, which services some 30 airlines including Air Transat, British Airways and Sunwing. The workers are baggage handlers, cargo handlers, cabin cleaners and other ground staff, and they also tow airplanes. The workers voted […]

Canada’s Housing Bubble – Heading for a Burst?

Canada’s Housing Bubble – Heading for a Burst?

Housing, whether renting or buying, in Vancouver and Toronto, is among the most expensive in the world. Having an affordable roof over their heads remains a pipedream for many of the nearly 10 million people that call these two regions home. The high cost of housing is fuelled by a worldwide bubble of speculative money […]

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Canadian Perspectives

Canadian Perspectives

Socialist Alternative Canada has published a new pamphlet.  Canadian Perspectives: 150 years of the Canadian State: Capitalism, Colonialism, Corruption and Resistance Canada Today and Looking Ahead A pdf is available here If you are interested in what we say, contact Socialist Alternative about joining: contact@socialistalternative.ca If you can afford a donation towards the costs, please […]

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How Ontario won $15 Minimum Wage

How Ontario won $15 Minimum Wage

In May, the Ontario government, to the surprise of many, announced its plan to introduce a $15 an hour minimum wage, beginning with $14 in January 2017 and reaching the full $15 the following year. Given that the existing minimum is $11.75 and that the implementation time to a full 15 is one of the […]

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