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

Workers must remember Harper’s attacks when they go to the polls in October

August 28, 2015 Harper has been Prime Minister for almost a decade. In that time, the Conservative government’s war on workers has touched nearly every sector and industry. Through a combination of policy and propaganda, the Conservatives have started to dismantle the system of protections that have been put in place by decades of advocacy… Read More Workers must remember Harper’s attacks when they go to the polls in October

Will Canada ever leave Afghanistan? Harper extends mission for another three years

December 2010 Will Canada ever leave Afghanistan? This is a difficult question. I believe the answer is yes. When attempting to answer this question, there are three things we must consider. First, Canada’s relationship to the United States; second, the reasons given for the military occupation of Afghanistan; and third, public opinion. Canadian involvement in… Read More Will Canada ever leave Afghanistan? Harper extends mission for another three years

Why Canada must leave Afghanistan now: The ‘bravest woman in Afghanistan’ talks about peace justice and human rights

December 2009 Malalai Joya was just 27 years old when she became the youngest person ever to be elected to Afghanistan’s parliament. That was in 2005. Four years later, she is also an author, a teacher, a peace activist, a women’s rights campaigner and a survivor of multiple assassination attempts. Joya was recently in Canada… Read More Why Canada must leave Afghanistan now: The ‘bravest woman in Afghanistan’ talks about peace justice and human rights