Canada

Ontario’s “Roadmap to Wellness” continues austerity for youth mental health services even as demand spikes

By Penny Smith, 13 March 2020

The Ford government is refusing to provide tens of thousands of children and adolescents with ready access to mental health care services that they urgently need.

Canada: Absence of sick pay and job security preventing at-risk and ill workers from staying home amid Coronavirus crisis

By Penny Smith and Roger Jordan, 12 March 2020

One Vancouver-based worker in the so-called gig economy told CBC, “I don’t think people really understand what it means to not be able to miss work. It’s the difference between eating or not, the difference between having a place to live or not.”

Medical supplies running out in parts of Canada as first coronavirus death reported

By Roger Jordan, 11 March 2020

Healthcare officials are warning that hospitals across Canada were already running at or beyond capacity prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Supreme Court allows Eritrean refugees to sue Canadian mining company over use of slave labour

By Laurent Lafrance, 11 March 2020

The court ruling has been met with concern by corporate Canada, which fears that it could set a precedent for plaintiffs to hold Canadian companies to account for their systematic violations of human rights around the world.

Canada “at war” with Russia, high-level Ottawa conference told

By Roger Jordan, 9 March 2020

Canada’s Deputy Defence Minister told the conference that the Liberals’ 2017 National Defence Policy has been superseded by the surge in great-power strategic competition.

Ontario parliament to ban criticism of Israel under guise of combating anti-Semitism

By Roger Jordan, 7 March 2020

Bill 168 targets left-wing groups and individuals by branding criticism of the actions of the Israeli government, with which Canada has close ties, as anti-Semitic.

Quebec’s phony education “reform” will facilitate further cuts and privatization

By Laurent Lafrance, 5 March 2020

In the name of reducing “bureaucracy,” Bill 40 concentrates power in the hands of the Minister of Education so as to facilitate further cuts to public education.

Toronto: CUPE seeks to impose sellout contract on 5,000 city outside workers

By Jake Silver and Roger Jordan, 5 March 2020

Workers should reject being railroaded into yet another concessionary contract. They should demand that they be given sufficient time to read the contract in full, and debate and discuss its implications.

Fiat Chrysler to lay off 1,500 Windsor Assembly workers in June

By Carl Bronski, 3 March 2020

The layoffs are the latest in a relentless series of cost-cutting moves by global auto companies operating in Canada.

Canada: FCL demands locked-out Saskatchewan oil refinery workers bow to its concession demands

By Carl Bronski, 29 February 2020

While management, backed to the hilt by Saskatchewan’s government, is standing fast on its sweeping concessions demands, Unifor is doing everything it can to isolate the locked out workers and reach a sellout deal.

Alberta to criminalize protests that threaten “critical infrastructure”

By Roger Jordan, 28 February 2020

The Alberta government has tabled a bill that would enable state authorities to declare almost any protest or picket line illegal, and subject participants to punitive fines and even jail terms.

After walkout of 200,000 teachers and support staff

Ontario’s education unions “suspend” most job actions

By Roger Jordan, 27 February 2020

Citing various pretexts, three of Ontario’s four teachers unions have called off planned walkouts this week.

Montreal: Demonstration outside US consulate demands freedom for Julian Assange

By our reporters, 27 February 2020

Speakers denounced the persecution of Assange as a major threat to democratic rights, exposed the complicity of Canada’s ruling elite and stressed the importance of a global mobilization of the working class to secure his freedom.

Canada: Metro Vancouver housing crisis deepens as rents rise

By Penny Smith, 26 February 2020

A single person working 40 hours per week on minimum wage cannot afford a rental apartment in any of Vancouver’s 70 neighbourhoods.

“They would privatize everything if they could.”

Striking Ontario teachers speak out against Ford’s savage cuts

By a WSWS reporting team, 24 February 2020

“We can’t teach lessons anymore because class sizes and conditions have gotten so bad,” said a veteran teacher with 27 years’ experience who participated in Friday’s mass rally outside the Ontario legislature.

Two hundred thousand Canadian teachers strike, as global worker counter-offensive continues

By a WSWS reporting team, 22 February 2020

If education workers find themselves in the forefront of the fight against austerity, it is because capitalist governments view the dismantling of public education as a key element of their regressive agenda.

Canadian PM proclaims indigenous “barricades must now come down”

By Roger Jordan, 22 February 2020

The Trudeau Liberal government, acting on the demands of its big business masters, is exhorting police to dismantle the indigenous railway blockades.

Demonstration to free Julian Assange this Monday in Montreal

By Richard Dufour, 22 February 2020

“This case is tremendously important and holds serious implications for journalism, free speech and human rights around the world,” demonstration organizer Elizabeth Leier told the WSWS.

Ontario teachers require a socialist program to defeat austerity, defend public education

the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 21 February 2020

For the first time in over two decades, 200,000 Ontario teachers and school support staff are united in a province-wide one-day strike.

Canada’s NDP rushes to Trudeau’s rescue amid “national crisis” over pipeline protests

By Roger Jordan, 20 February 2020

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh strategized with the prime minister behind closed doors on how to bring a quick end to the Native anti-pipeline protests, then led his party in voting with the government to fast-track adoption of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Quebec Premier’s Facebook page flooded with anti-Muslim messages

By Louis Girard, 20 February 2020

The deluge of hate messages demonstrates, yet again, that the chauvinist policies of Premier Legault and the entire ruling elite are encouraging the most reactionary elements.

Behind promises of dialogue, Canadian government prepares state assault on native protests

By Keith Jones, 19 February 2020

The convening of the Incident Response Group and pledges to uphold the “rule of law” are unmistakable signs that Trudeau is preparing to use state violence against native protesters.

Ontario teachers, locked out Regina refinery workers must wage a working-class political struggle

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 18 February 2020

To prevail in the struggle to defend their jobs, wages and social rights, workers must recognize that they are facing not simply an especially ruthless employer or right-wing government, but a class-war assault and a political struggle.

Quebec: Students protest against CAQ’s chauvinist “secularism” law

By Laurent Lafrance, 18 February 2020

Protest organizer Courtney Murdoch told the WSWS that Bill 21 “tells every minority group in Quebec that they don’t belong here, that they should be less visible, and that is not something we are willing to let pass.”

Canada: Native protests continue to cripple rail network

By Roger Jordan, 17 February 2020

Big business and much of the corporate media are demanding that the Trudeau government ensure speedy resumption of full rail service and “uphold the rule of law”—i.e. order police to violently intervene to dismantle the native barricades.

Saskatchewan: FCL refinery escalates its concession demands from 750 locked-out workers

By Carl Bronski, 14 February 2020

Emboldened by the staunch support of the Moe provincial government, the police and courts and by Unifor’s retreats, FCL has escalated its concession demands.

Corporate Canada clamours for Trudeau to launch a violent crackdown on anti-pipeline protests

By Roger Jordan, 14 February 2020

The corporate media’s response to the protests has become increasingly frantic, with the National Post raging that Canada is being turned into a “mob city,” while the Edmonton Journal says, “Chaos has come to Canada.”

Documentary on Alberta train derailment uncovers evidence of criminal negligence by CP Rail

By Penny Smith, 13 February 2020

The CBC documentary on the fatal February 3, 2019, derailment exposes a “string of critical failures” on the part of the railway, including in maintenance, inspections, and brake management.

Canada’s military top brass joins CSIS in demanding Huawei ban

By Roger Jordan, 12 February 2020

The media and military-security establishment have been demanding for months that the Trudeau government take an even harder anti-China line.

Quebec court rejects petition to stay anti-democratic provisions of CAQ’s “secularism” law

By Louis Girard, 11 February 2020

All three Appeal Court judges found that the CAQ law is causing “serious and irreparable harm” to religious minorities—especially Muslim women. Nevertheless, the court ruled that the “will” of the National Assembly must prevail.

At urging of provincial Moe government, police attack locked-out Saskatchewan refinery workers

By Carl Bronski, 10 February 2020

In actions reminiscent of a police state, the Regina City Police launched a ruthless crackdown on lawful picketers late Thursday.

Montreal SEP Canada meeting demands freedom for Assange and Manning

By our reporters, 8 February 2020

Assange and Manning are the targets of a legal vendetta meant to intimidate and silence all those who would seek to expose the crimes of US imperialism and its allies.

Unifor praises Saskatchewan premier as he demands police action against locked out refinery workers

By Carl Bronski, 6 February 2020

Saskatchewan’s right-wing premier could hardly have spelled out his support for the highly profitable FCL, its demands for sweeping concessions, and its scabbing operation more bluntly.

Ontario government escalates its assault on the poor

By Penny Smith, 4 February 2020

Among other regressive changes to Ontario’s social welfare programs, the Ford government plans to alter eligibility criteria to make it harder for disabled people to access support.

Unifor offers sweeping concessions to FCL management in failed bid to end Regina oil refinery lockout

By Carl Bronski, 3 February 2020

The union’s capitulation to the company was so brazen that Unifor lead negotiator Scott Doherty told a press conference that he “might get beaten up later” after workers learned of the concessions he placed on the table.

Unifor negotiating pension cuts in Saskatchewan refinery lockout

By Carl Bronski, 1 February 2020

Management agreed to the contract talks after Unifor bowed to its demand that it be allowed to resume its scabbing operation unimpeded.

Canada’s New Democrats plead for cooperation with Liberals, as Trudeau government lurches further right

By Roger Jordan, 1 February 2020

Amid a resurgence of the class struggle in Canada and internationally, the NDP and their trade union allies are seeking to collaborate still more closely with the pro-austerity, pro-war Liberal government.

Montreal meeting this Sunday to demand freedom for Julian Assange

1 February 2020

The Socialist Equality Party (Canada) is holding a public meeting in Montreal this Sunday, to fight for the freedom of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, oppose war, and defend democratic rights.

How Canada’s corporate media smeared WikiLeaks publisher and journalist Julian Assange

By Roger Jordan, 30 January 2020

Canada’s leading media outlets have vilified Assange, while bemoaning the impact of WikiLeaks’ exposures on the global interests of American and Canadian imperialism.

Union-backed arbitrator imposes pay freezes on Alberta teachers and nurses

By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 28 January 2020

The decision means Alberta public school teachers will have been subject to wage freezes for seven of the last eight years.

Canada’s complicity in the persecution of Julian Assange

By Roger Jordan, 27 January 2020

The Canadian political establishment has maintained a deafening and complicit silence on the persecution of Assange throughout the past nine years.

As public support builds for Ontario teachers’ struggle, government denounces walkouts

By Carl Bronski and Roger Jordan, 25 January 2020

A recent opinion poll has underscored that most Ontarians support teachers in striking against the Ford government’s class-size increases and gutting of education support services.

While workers confront police violence and pro-company court injunctions,

Unifor prepares betrayal in Saskatchewan refinery lockout

By Carl Bronski, 25 January 2020

Using a phony, largely scripted “blockade” of the Co-op Refinery Complex as a diversionary backdrop, Unifor has moved to end the bitter, seven-week-long lockout of 750 oil refinery workers by ceding to management’s concession demands.

Consortium News sues for libel over claims it aided “Russian disinformation” campaign against Canada

By Kevin Reed, 24 January 2020

Consortium News has filed libel lawsuits against a Canadian state security agency and a television network over their false claims that the Virginia-based independent news organization spearheaded a pro-Russian disinformation campaign in Canada.

Canadian judge begins hearing Washington’s geopolitically explosive demand for extradition of top Huawei executive

By Roger Jordan, 23 January 2020

Canadian authorities seized Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at the behest of Washington, which is seeking her extradition on the basis of bogus fraud charges.

SEP to hold public meeting in Canada to demand freedom for Julian Assange

By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 22 January 2020

The Socialist Equality Party (Canada) is holding a public meeting in Montreal on Sunday, February 2 to fight for the freedom of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, oppose war, and defend democratic rights.

Ontario teachers to stage regional walkouts, as Ford government escalates threats

By Roger Jordan, 20 January 2020

While the unions are confining teachers to ineffectual one-day regional strikes, Ford and his ministers are plotting to ram through class-size increases and other cuts by outlawing all job action.

Saskatchewan NDP silent on oil refinery lockout

By Carl Bronski, 18 January 2020

With the explicit support of the right-wing Saskatchewan Party government, the courts and the police, CRC is mounting a massive scabbing operation.

Canada’s media and political establishment endorse illegal assassination of Iranian General Suleimani

By Roger Jordan, 17 January 2020

To the extent that criticisms have been made, they have revolved around the question of whether Suleimani’s murder by drone strike was tactically wise.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police advocated use of live fire against indigenous pipeline protesters

By Penny Smith and Roger Jordan, 11 January 2020

The incident underscores that Canada’s ruling elite will stop at nothing to enforce its insatiable drive for profit, and that opposition will be ruthlessly suppressed.

Canadian engineering firm SNC-Lavalin shielded from fraud, corruption charges

By Laurent Lafrance, 9 January 2020

With the full complicity of the Canadian and Quebec political establishment, SNC-Lavalin has made massive profits through criminal methods around the globe.

Canadian government tacitly endorses US assassination of Iranian general Soleimani

By Roger Jordan, 6 January 2020

Just hours after Trump ordered a drone strike to exterminate Suleimani, the Canadian government issued a statement denouncing Iranian “aggression” in the Middle East.

Saskatchewan oil refinery lockout:

Unifor bows to court injunction that greenlights CRC’s scabbing operation

By Carl Bronski, 3 January 2020

The court ruling criminalizes all but token “information picketing” by locked-out workers at the Cooperative Refinery Complex in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Quebec’s CAQ government launches fresh assault on public sector workers

By Laurent Lafrance, 31 December 2019

The Quebec government is demanding real wage cuts and other concessions from the province’s half million public sector workers.

Trudeau reaffirms Canada’s support for Israeli aggression

By Roger Jordan, 30 December 2019

Canada’s prime minister denounced a protest against a meeting meant to whitewash the crimes of the Israeli Defence Forces as “anti-Semitic.”

Canada: Alberta Conservatives’ austerity drive to exacerbate social crisis

By Riksen Stewart, 23 December 2019

Threats of a “general strike” from a few union bureaucrats are bluster aimed at containing and defusing mounting working-class hostility to the provincial government.

Why did Canada’s Conservatives rush to dump leader Andrew Scheer?

By Keith Jones, 20 December 2019

Like its counterparts in New York, London, and Berlin, the Canadian bourgeoisie is seized by the need to aggressively assert its interests against its capitalist rivals and to swell the profits squeezed from the working class.

GM Oshawa auto assembly ends production, eliminating 5,000 jobs

By Carl Bronski, 18 December 2019

The Unifor union suppressed all opposition to the closure of the factory while stoking animosity toward Mexican autoworkers.

NDP props up Trudeau, joins Conservatives in demanding tougher anti-China stance

By Keith Jones, 14 December 2019

The true character of the NDP’s “opposition” to the Liberals and the Conservatives—the Canadian ruling class’ traditional parties of national government—was laid bare in two recent parliamentary votes.

Canada: Saskatchewan oil refinery locks out 800 workers, deploys scabs

By Carl Bronski, 12 December 2019

The Co-op Refinery Complex in Regina, Saskatchewan has locked out its workforce after workers defied its demands for further pension cuts.

Canadian parliament reconvenes following formation of Liberal minority government

By Roger Jordan, 7 December 2019

The initial actions of the new government underscore that Trudeau’s second term will be characterized by a further turn to the right on foreign and domestic policy, and an intensified reliance on the unions and NDP for “progressive” cover.

Ontario teachers strike against government assault on public education

By our reporters, 6 December 2019

Wednesday’s province-wide high school teachers’ strike won widespread support from parents, students and other working people.

Ontario high school teachers stage one-day walkout Wednesday

By Roger Jordan, 4 December 2019

More than 60,000 Ontario high school teachers will walk off the job today in opposition to the sweeping cuts the provincial Conservative government is making to education and their terms of employment.

Canada: Labour board greenlights closure of Nemak’s Windsor auto casting plant

By Carl Bronski, 3 December 2019

Unifor officials feigned shock over the arbitrator’s decision. But time and again the union has imposed concessions in exchange for “ironclad” job guarantees that quickly proved worthless.

Canada’s Human Rights Tribunal condemns government’s treatment of indigenous children

By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 30 November 2019

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has rebuked the Liberal government for its refusal to compensate poor indigenous children and their families for discriminatory and neglectful treatment.

Teamsters shut down CN Rail strike, praise Canada’s big business Liberal government

By Keith Jones, 27 November 2019

Everything suggests the union abandoned all, or at least most, of the CN Rail workers’ key demands in their rush to shut down the strike and avert a confrontation with the federal Liberal government.

As corporate Canada calls for strike-breaking legislation

CN Rail workers continue fight against onerous working conditions

By Carl Bronski, 22 November 2019

Demands have been made from all quarters of the corporate elite for Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government to quickly bring in back-to-work legislation criminalizing the four-day-old strike.

Over 3,000 Canadian National Railway workers strike across Canada

By Roger Jordan, 20 November 2019

Workers, who have been without a contract since July, are protesting against dangerous working conditions and long shifts, which have led to high levels of fatigue.

Unifor imposes concessions contracts on Saskatchewan Crown Corporation workers

By Carl Bronski, 19 November 2019

Governments across Canada have initiated a new austerity wave, targeting public services and the jobs and wages of the workers who administer them.

Canada abets US-sponsored coup in Bolivia

By Roger Jordan, 15 November 2019

Canada’s union-backed, ostensibly “progressive” Liberal government is once again assisting Washington in ousting a Latin American government deemed insufficiently pliant to imperialist interests.

Remembrance Day and Rearmament:

Why Canada’s elite finally turned on notorious right-wing hockey commentator Don Cherry

By Carl Bronski, 14 November 2019

Don Cherry, the long-time intermission commentator on the iconic “Hockey Night in Canada” television broadcast, was fired Monday after delivering the latest in a decades-long string of right-wing, xenophobic rants.

“Give me a call”: NDP MP offers to join Canada’s pro-austerity, pro-war Liberal government

By Roger Jordan, 12 November 2019

The Alberta MP’s offer to join Trudeau’s cabinet was in keeping with the entire NDP election campaign, which was directed towards forming a governmental alliance with the big-business Liberals.

Massive vote in favour of strike by Ontario elementary school teachers

By Jake Silver and Roger Jordan, 9 November 2019

The virtually unanimous strike vote by teachers reflects the depth of opposition to the government’s austerity agenda and is part of a growing upsurge of the class struggle internationally.

Unifor’s attempt to impose concessions contracts on Saskatchewan workers meeting widespread opposition

By Carl Bronski, 4 November 2019

On learning that Unifor had accepted a two-year wage freeze in order to scuttle a 17-day strike, Saskatchewan Crown corporation workers denounced the union leadership from the floor of ratification meetings.

Alberta’s Conservative government tables class-war budget

By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 31 October 2019

The maiden budget of Alberta’s right-wing populist United Conservative Party government makes devastating across-the-board public spending cuts.

Canada’s pseudo-left Fightback supports wage cuts for Ontario education workers

By Roger Jordan, 30 October 2019

Fightback has lavishly praised the sellout agreement that CUPE is seeking to impose on 55,000 Ontario school support staff, after scuttling a threatened strike.

Canada: NDP, unions eager to prop up Trudeau Liberal government

By Keith Jones, 24 October 2019

The social-democratic politicians and their union allies intend to prop up the pro-austerity, pro-war Liberals under the guise of providing Canadians with “progressive” government.

British Columbia: IATSE suppresses opposition to union malfeasance

By Carl Bronski, 24 October 2019

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has threatened rank-and-file workers with criminal charges if details of a spending scandal were further publicized.

Canada’s Liberals cling to power, to form minority government with one-third of votes cast

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 22 October 2019

The election results revealed, in distorted form, the mounting alienation of the vast majority of the population from the political establishment, which is moving ever further right.

As the federal election campaign concludes

Canadian workers must prepare for convulsive struggles

By Keith Jones, 21 October 2019

The actions of the incoming government will be determined not by its bogus election promises, but by the needs of Canada’s ruling class under conditions of economic crisis, great-power conflict and mounting working-class opposition.

Canada’s unions spending millions to re-elect Trudeau’s pro-war, pro-austerity Liberals

By Roger Jordan, 19 October 2019

The unions are presenting the Conservatives as a singular threat to working people, so as to drum up votes for the big business Liberals.

Canadian elections: Bloc Québécois champions Quebec chauvinism, law targeting religious minorities

By Louis Girard, 18 October 2019

The Bloc’s enthusiasm for the chauvinist, anti-worker policies of Quebec’s right-wing nationalist CAQ government exposes the monumental fraud of its claim to be the only party that stands for Quebeckers in the current election.

Canada’s involvement in US-led war drive against China: An election non-issue

By Roger Jordan, 17 October 2019

A tacit all-party agreement to black out discussion of Canada’s rearmament and involvement in US strategic offensives around the world has been in effect throughout the campaign for the October 21 federal election.

Opinion polls indicate Canada’s elections to end in hung parliament

By Keith Jones, 16 October 2019

Excluded from the official campaign has been any substantive discussion of the critical issues confronting working people—mounting economic insecurity and social inequality, the assault on democratic rights, rearmament and the threat of war.

Quebec Federation of Labour’s Solidarity Fund sponsors speech by Conservative Party leader Scheer

By Laurent Lafrance, 15 October 2019

The QFL’s promotion of the Conservative Scheer attests to the trade union bureaucracy’s readiness to collaborate with the most right-wing forces.

NDP advocates spending tens of billions on Canada’s military

By Roger Jordan, 14 October 2019

Canada’s social democrats are full-throated supporters of the Trudeau Liberal government’s plans to buy new fleets of warships and fighter jets.

Canada’s NDP spouts “progressive” rhetoric while planning to prop up minority Liberal government

By Roger Jordan, 12 October 2019

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s push for a de facto coalition with Trudeau’s Liberals is in keeping with the NDP’s traditions as a nationalist, pro-capitalist party allied with the union bureaucracy.

CUPE torpedoes Ontario school support-staff strike, accepts Ford’s wage and budget cuts

By Roger Jordan, 8 October 2019

CUPE has agreed to a sell-out contract that strengthens the hand of the Ford government as it presses forward with savage cuts to education, including dramatic class-size increases.

Canada: Five thousand public sector workers strike in Saskatchewan

By Carl Bronski, 7 October 2019

The strike, involving workers at SaskPower, SaskTel, SaskWater, SaskEnergy, the Water Security Agency and two SaskTel subsidiaries, is the largest in Saskatchewan for decades.

Ontario education workers set to strike Monday against Ford’s savage cuts

By Penny Smith and Roger Jordan, 5 October 2019

The Canadian Union of Public Employees and the teachers unions are terrified that a strike will result in a head-on clash with the hated Ford government and trigger a broader working-class challenge to the capitalist elite’s austerity agenda.

Quebec prosecuting nearly 100 crane operators for “illegal” 2018 strike

By Louis Girard, 3 October 2019

While the government is making an example of the crane operators with the aim of intimidating workers into bowing before the anti-strike laws, the unions are deafeningly silent.

Conrad Black decries Trudeau’s “weak” leadership, “evil campaign”

By Roger Jordan, 1 October 2019

Black’s National Post op-ed sheds light on the real motives behind the feigned outrage within the political and media establishment over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “blackface” photos.

As US GM strike continues

Layoffs mount in Canadian auto industry

By Carl Bronski, 30 September 2019

Over 6,000 Canadian auto assembly and parts workers have been temporarily laid off as a result of the ongoing strike by 48,000 American UAW members against GM.

Half a million people join Montreal climate change protest

By our reporters, 30 September 2019

The scale of Friday’s protest attests to mounting popular anger at the failure of the world’s corporate-controlled governments to address this social and ecological crisis.

Ontario government’s legal aid cuts trigger widespread protests

By Penny Smith, 27 September 2019

The Ford government’s assault on legal aid is part of a broader austerity agenda targeting all working people, but especially the poorest and most vulnerable sections of the working class.

Alberta’s MacKinnon report provides blueprint for austerity and repression

By Roger Jordan, 25 September 2019

To order, the MacKinnon taskforce has provided Alberta’s United Conservative Party government with a blueprint for massive social spending cuts and repressive measures to counter mass working-class opposition.

Trudeau’s “blackface” photos: How to oppose Canada’s Liberal government, and how not to

20 September 2019

The working class must oppose the Trudeau Liberal government. But it must do so from its own class standpoint and without becoming ensnared in the intrigues and provocations of the Liberals’ big-business political opponents.

Unifor shuts down Nemak auto parts strike in Windsor, Canada

By Carl Bronski, 19 September 2019

Bitterly opposed to mobilizing tens of thousands of Canadian and striking US autoworkers in support of Nemak workers, Unifor has handed the initiative back to the company and the state.

Canada’s media join Conservatives in pushing for RCMP to play key role in election outcome

By Roger Jordan, 16 September 2019

The Trudeau government is a pro-austerity, pro-war government that must be implacably opposed by the working class. But in doing so, it must lend no support to the reactionary intrigues of the Tories and their media allies.

Canada’s pseudo-left Fightback group covers for Steelworkers’ betrayal of ABI workers

By Félix Gauthier and Richard Dufour, 14 September 2019

Fightback’s miserable apologetics for the union bureaucracy goes hand in hand with its promotion of Quebec nationalism.