Canada

What is Trudeau doing about the Environment?

What is Trudeau doing about the Environment?

During last year’s Federal election Justin Trudeau made lots of speeches about changing the relationship with First Nations and protecting the environment. The Liberal election platform promised “a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on recognition, rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.” They stated that they “will provide national leadership and join with the provinces […]

Lea Roback, woman of struggle

Lea Roback, woman of struggle

Quebecois militant, trade unionist, socialist and feminist pioneer Lea Roback was born in Montreal in 1903 of Jewish immigrant parents.  She was raised in Beauport, near Quebec City, where her family owned a general store, and returned to Montreal in 1915. Coming from a family where culture was highly valued, Lea gave evidence as a […]

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Socialist Alternative Vancouver: Public Meeting

Socialist Alternative Vancouver: Public Meeting

A World in Turmoil The Socialist Alternative Speaker: Eleni Mitsou (Greek Socialist leader) Thursday October 13, 7:30 pm Room 7000, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings, Vancouver Crises are the new ‘normal’ of the world. The environment faces mounting crises of global warming and pollution. Economic crises of poverty and inequality are growing. Austerity is […]

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Inequality Rising: Fight the 1%

Inequality Rising: Fight the 1%

Inequality is a cancer that eats away at individuals and society. Inequality is spreading rapidly across Canada. It is associated with the premature death of 40,000 Canadians a year. Inequality hits women, Indigenous people and recent immigrants hardest. Women working full-time earn 73.5¢ for every dollar men make. Canada’s gender pay gap averages $8,000 a […]

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Liberal Honeymoon: Clouds on the Horizon

Liberal Honeymoon: Clouds on the Horizon

“A honeymoon lasts not nowadays above a fortnight,” said 18th century English writer, Samuel Richardson. This is not true of the relationship between Justin Trudeau and the Canadian public. Even after a year in office, the love-in between Trudeau and most Canadians continues. The reasons for this are many – Trudeau is such a contrast […]

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Earth Alert: Needed Clean Energy and Good Jobs

Earth Alert: Needed Clean Energy and Good Jobs

The world’s climate is in crisis due to global warming. And time is running out. Environmental scientists caution that warming be held to 1.50C to avoid catastrophic changes. This year, each month has been at least 10C hotter than the baseline of the 1.50C limit. July was the hottest month on record. Each of the […]

BC’s Potential Environmental Disasters: Site C and Liquid Natural Gas
By September 12, 2016 Read More →

BC’s Potential Environmental Disasters: Site C and Liquid Natural Gas

British Columbia is the centre of several vital struggles against the continued expansion of fossil fuel exports, and mounting global warming and environmental destruction. The battle against the two proposed pipelines from the Alberta tar sands to the coast, Kinder Morgan to Vancouver and Enbridge to Kitimat, continues. The port of Vancouver is still pushing […]

New issue (#4) of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine
By September 10, 2016 Read More →

New issue (#4) of Socialist Alternative’s Magazine

Issue #4 of Socialist Alternative has been published. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

Montréal: Old Port Workers Continue Strike – Solidarity Vital
By September 10, 2016 Read More →

Montréal: Old Port Workers Continue Strike – Solidarity Vital

Old Port Update The Old Port workers in Montréal, after more than 3 months on strike, recently rejected a proposal from a federally appointed mediator, which was not an improvement on the company’s previous offers. The mediator’s proposal was an increase of 12% over 5 years instead of the company’s original offer of 9.5% over […]

Postal Workers Stop Management Attacks

Postal Workers Stop Management Attacks

The postal workers union (CUPW) has won tentative agreements for both the urban, and rural and suburban mail carrier (RSMC) bargaining units. The agreement does not concede to management attacks and prevents major rollbacks, especially of pensions for newly hired workers. CUPW is seeking to preserve past gains and win improvements, especially for the RSMC workers […]