Migrant workers score victory against racial profiling and coercion of DNA by police

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled that the applications made by two of 54 current and former participants of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program regarding racial profiling in Elgin County were in ‘good faith’. The legal representatives for the respondent in the case, the Ontario Provincial Police, called for the case to be… Read More Migrant workers score victory against racial profiling and coercion of DNA by police

A Green Economy for All: The Environmental Racism Project

“We want to ensure that the new green economy is inclusive of racialized people,” says Christopher Wilson, a member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), and Ontario regional coordinator for the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). “Climate change is at the forefront of a number of policy discussions, and we want to… Read More A Green Economy for All: The Environmental Racism Project

Rise up! ‘Drawn to Change’ illustrates Canadian labour’s stories and struggles

Drawn to Change’ is both a moving historical account and an unabashed call to arms. “Indeed, much of what we learn about history in school, at the movies or on the History channel revolved around the lives of individuals with the most money and power in society, such as monarchs, capitalists, and politicians. But workers’… Read More Rise up! ‘Drawn to Change’ illustrates Canadian labour’s stories and struggles

Tracking Harper’s 9-year-long assault on unions

September 3, 2015 Stephen Harper has been Prime Minister for almost a decade. In that time, the system of protections that have been put in place by decades of advocacy by labour organizations and unions has been partly dismantled. “This government has been clear in its dislike of unions and collective bargaining,” said Angella MacEwan, Senior Economist with… Read More Tracking Harper’s 9-year-long assault on unions