Canada

Trudeau: Environmental Hypocrite Melts the Arctic

Trudeau: Environmental Hypocrite Melts the Arctic

In the 117 months that Harper was Prime Minister, not a single major tars sands pipeline was approved. In just 13 months, Trudeau approved two major pipelines, Kinder Morgan’s line to Vancouver and Enbridge’s line to Lake Superior. These two pipelines will add more than double BC’s current annual total release of CO2 to the […]

Over 150 Years of Indigenous Colonization

Over 150 Years of Indigenous Colonization

To mark 150 years of the Canadian state, we are publishing some of the articles from our magazine that covered different parts of Canada’s history. Stephen Harper’s claim in 2009, that Canada has “no history of colonialism” shows either he is ignorant or a liar. Canada, founded in 1867, is and was a colonial and […]

Posted in: Aboriginal, Canada
150 Years of Canadian State: Immigration: Exploitation and Exclusion

150 Years of Canadian State: Immigration: Exploitation and Exclusion

To mark 150 years of the Canadian state, we are publishing some of the articles from our magazine that covered different parts of Canada’s history. Almost all Canadians are immigrants or descendants of immigrants. The history of Canada, since the start of European colonization, is of waves of immigrants. Most were fleeing hunger, poverty, dispossession […]

Posted in: Canada, Racism
150 Years of Canadian State: Workers Built Canada

150 Years of Canadian State: Workers Built Canada

 To mark 150 years of the Canadian state, we are publishing some of the articles from our magazine that covered different parts of Canada’s history. Working people built Canada – physically and politically. For most of Canada’s history, life for workers was hard and wages were low. The government regularly crushed strikes and killed workers. […]

BC’s Cliff-hanger Election

BC’s Cliff-hanger Election

After the British Columbia (BC) provincial election, no one yet knows who won or who will form the next government. At present, the out-going Liberals have 43 seats, one short of a majority, while the opposition New Democrats (NDP) have 41 and the Greens have three seats. In one seat, the NDP has a majority […]

Posted in: British Columbia, Canada, NDP
Socialist Alternative #6 – Published

Socialist Alternative #6 – Published

Issue #6 of Socialist Alternative has been published. There is extensive coverage of 150 years of the Canadian State. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

150 Years of Colonialism, Capitalism, Corruption and Resistance

150 Years of Colonialism, Capitalism, Corruption and Resistance

Canada was founded and formed by colonialism, capitalism and corruption countered by resistance. Unlike school history, this genuine history recognizes the central role of struggles of living people that shaped the Canada of today. From the beginnings of what became Canada, the lands and waters were exploited for resources: whale oil, fish from the Grand […]

Posted in: Canada, History
Trudeau Shows True Colours

Trudeau Shows True Colours

The Liberal government is well into its second year and Trudeau’s initial aura is fast fading. Through most of 2016, Liberal poll support was nearly 50%. In the last few months, support has dropped to around 40%. Both the Tories and NDP have made modest gains, but the polls are more or less at the […]

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Terrorist Attack in Québec City: Counter Terrorism and Hate with Solidarity
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Terrorist Attack in Québec City: Counter Terrorism and Hate with Solidarity

The terrorist attack on a mosque in Québec City is a tragedy that shocked and outraged most Canadians. There has been a huge response of solidarity across the country, with vigils and rallies. Six men were killed at prayer and 19 others were injured, some seriously. The murdered were all fathers, well known in the […]

Posted in: Canada, Quebec, Racism, Terrorism
Where are Trudeau’s Sunny Ways?

Where are Trudeau’s Sunny Ways?

Justin Trudeau took power in October 2016 adopting the mantra of sunny ways. After more than a year, how has he done? If he was a figure skater his performance might score high on style, but considerably lower on content/substance. Or as a young friend put it, “The smile is a change from before but […]

Posted in: Canada, Work