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Socialist Alternative Publishes Election Magazine

Socialist Alternative Publishes Election Magazine

This is a historic development for our work in Canada. There are articles on the election, the economy, public services, environment and much more. A PDF of the magazine is here or you can order printed copies (pay via donate button on website): • 1 copy: $3.25 (including postage) • Orders of 10: $30 (including […]

Stop Harper, Turn Left: Build a Voice for the 99%and a Strong Socialist Movement

Stop Harper, Turn Left: Build a Voice for the 99%and a Strong Socialist Movement

After nine years of Conservative government, most Canadians have many good reasons to want Harper and his party gone. The Canadian economy is officially in recession. However, for most Canadian workers this merely confirms what they already knew. As Canadian economist, Jim Stanford, noted: “Coming six years into a lacklustre recovery (the weakest since 1945), […]

Posted in: Canada, Economy, NDP
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 […]

Posted in: Alberta, Canada, NDP
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, […]

Posted in: Canada, NDP, Ontario
Ontario Election 2014: All three parties failing workers: Unions need to prepare to fight Austerity

Ontario Election 2014: All three parties failing workers: Unions need to prepare to fight Austerity

For the last 11 years, Liberal governments have ruled Ontario. While Ontario has not been hit as hard as Europe and the US by the recession of 2008, it has had a major impact on jobs and living standards. Even prior to the recession, Ontario’s private manufacturing sector had started to decline and since the […]

Posted in: Canada, NDP, Ontario
The NDP – can it deliver social justice and environmental sustainability?

The NDP – can it deliver social justice and environmental sustainability?

Since winning a majority in the May 2011 federal election, the Conservative Party has continued its neo-liberal attacks. There is widespread opposition to these attacks. The New Democratic Party (NDP), the official opposition for the first time, has an historic opportunity to build a movement, based on campaigning around an alternative vision for society. If […]

Posted in: Canada, NDP
BC Election 2013

BC Election 2013

On May 14 the New Democratic Party (NDP) achieved a stunning defeat in British Columbia’s provincial election, losing to the BC Liberals for the fourth time. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Just over a year ago the Liberals were in free fall after choosing a new leader, Christy Clark, in 2011. They were […]

Posted in: British Columbia, NDP