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Socialist Alternative Launches Fight for 15 Broadsheet
By May 27, 2015 Read More →

Socialist Alternative Launches Fight for 15 Broadsheet

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Alberta Tories Kicked out after 44 Years – NDP wins Promising $15 Minimum Wage

Alberta Tories Kicked out after 44 Years – NDP wins Promising $15 Minimum Wage

The people of Alberta have delivered a stunning election result, upsetting the landscape of Canada. There were headlines in the US about Canada’s Texas electing a socialist government. The Conservatives were kicked out of office after 44 years and the New Democratic Party (NDP) won a majority government. The NDP won 41% of the vote […]

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Québec: A hot spring in the making?

Québec: A hot spring in the making?

Over 35,000 students are currently on strike in Quebec, and 75,000 took to the streets on 2 April to protest the Liberal government’s austerity measures. Though these numbers are impressive, they pale in the face of the “Maple Spring” student mobilization of 2012. Repression from the government, police and even the university administration has been […]

Posted in: Canada, Quebec
TOWARDS A HEATED SPRING
By April 11, 2015 Read More →

TOWARDS A HEATED SPRING

DEIRDRE GRÉGOIRE Alternative Socialiste 2 pm, Sunday, April 19 Room 1600, SFU Harbour Centre, (515 West Hastings, Vancouver) Quebec’s Liberal Government is launching an all out attack on public sector workers and services. They are attacking childcare, cutting wages and pensions, increasing electricity charges and bringing in widespread privatization in health and education. Last autumn […]

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World – A Disastrous Policy
By March 24, 2015 Read More →

Harper: Carbon Pimp to the World – A Disastrous Policy

Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, has centred much of his economic and political strategy on building Canada into one of the largest carbon exporters in the world. Even before the sharp drop in the price of oil, coal and natural gas, this strategy was damaging to other and more important parts of the […]

Quebec: Towards a hot spring

Quebec: Towards a hot spring

Disrupt them like they disrupt us! After the election of the Liberal party to office in the Province of Quebec last April, austerity was expected but no one had predicted the violence of this government’s measures. Since 1996, every Quebec government has attacked the living conditions of the working class and parts of the welfare […]

Posted in: Canada, Quebec, Work
Public Meeting: Vancouver, Sunday, Jan. 25
By January 16, 2015 Read More →

Public Meeting: Vancouver, Sunday, Jan. 25

United States – Will it Explode? Kailyn Nicholson (Activist in Seattle) Sunday, January 25, 2 pm Room 1600, SFU Harbour Centre 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver

Posted in: British Columbia, Canada
Pipeline Battle in BC: Stopping Kinder Morgan

Pipeline Battle in BC: Stopping Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan wants to turn Vancouver into a major bitumen exporting port. Bill Hopwood outlines the background of the campaign to stop Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline and Chris Fofonoff writes about his arrest. Kinder Morgan’s Proposed Pipeline The company wants to rebuild its existing pipeline which was built to carry crude oil from Alberta to […]

Toronto Mayoral election: 2014

Toronto Mayoral election: 2014

“After an historical election, Toronto has chosen its first wealthy, white male mayor in nearly half a decade.”  Thus ran the headline in The Beaverton, the online satirical publication. As with all good satire, the humour is understated. For those not familiar with Toronto politics, half a decade go, Toronto elected Rob Ford, a white, […]

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Attack in Ottawa

Attack in Ottawa

Tory government whips-up terrorist fears to boost Canada’s imperialist role. The media in Canada, and internationally, has been filled with reports of, and commentary on,the attack on the Canadian Parliament, in Ottawa, Canada’s capital. On October 22 a lone gunman shot and killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a soldier on honour guard at the National War […]

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