Canada

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
By February 1, 2017 Read More →

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
Socialist Alternative #5 – Published
By January 16, 2017 Read More →

Socialist Alternative #5 – Published

Issue #5 of Socialist Alternative has been published. We have expanded to 16 pages. If you would like to order copy(ies) contact: contact@socialistalternative.ca A pdf is available here.

Trudeau Treachery – Liberals Approve Tar Sands Pipeline

Trudeau Treachery – Liberals Approve Tar Sands Pipeline

Most of the world sees Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, as a progressive leader with a smiling face. He gained widespread support around the world for his promises at the Paris Climate Change conference to aim for 1.5o C temperature increase. The reality is different, as he announced on November 29 the government’s approval of […]

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 […]