Canadian Labour Institute

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May 22, 2019
MILLENNIALS TO BOOMERS: IT’S SO OVER. Millennials are #over waiting for you to fight climate change for us. Hundreds of young people gathered in Ottawa from February 14th to 18th to prove it.   They came from across Canada for Powershift: Young and Rising, a youth-led “summit” aimed to mobilize,...
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May 21, 2019
MORE JOBS FOR WOMEN IS NOT GOOD NEWS. Sophie Webb explains why in her new study A Deal with the Devil: An analysis of the feminization of labour, the rise of the precariat and the effects of contract work on Canadians—the latest research sponsored by the Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights and...
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May 17, 2019
YOU WORK. YOU GET PAID. Thirty-five thousand students in Quebec took to the streets to drive home that simple principle again in mid-March.   Their mass walkout from March 18 to 25 was a pointed reminder to the Avenir Quebec government to keep its word. Mass student demonstrations last fall...
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May 10, 2019
GOOD NEWS IS NO NEWS. Not in 2019. So we don’t hear a lot about how good Medicare is. In fact, the truth that there is good news about Medicare will itself be news to a lot of Canadians.   We too often let bad news get the best of us: plane crashes, tidal waves, stock market meltdowns, mass...
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May 9, 2019
NUNAVUT MAY BE THE HUNGER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. Food Secure Canada says food insecurity rates in Nunavut are the highest among indigenous people anywhere in the world. That’s because food there just costs too damn much:   $29.49 for a pound of bacon   $4.29 for a package of Kraft dinner   $99...
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May 7, 2019
Equally damaging are the ripple effects from the drug trade. BCGEU notes that workers from librarians to correction officers have been forced to act as first responders in the opioid crisis.   None of this should be happening, says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith. Why it all is, and what can be...
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May 6, 2019
BOAT HARBOUR COULD BE JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S PERFECT STORM. The one that sinks his re-election hopes. The storm centre is in a tiny town in Nova Scotia—but the elements in it could stir the hearts and consciences of millions from coast to coast.   The storm swirls around how the Northern Pulp Mill in...
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May 2, 2019
THE BOSS CHEATED THEM, BUT THEY WERE HAPPY HE DID. Therefore, Hector Mantolino should not go to jail.   That was the pitch Mantonlino’s lawyer made to a court in Halifax January 25. It was an argument beneath contempt. But not really surprising in the trial of a man who had nothing but contempt for...
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Apr 26, 2019
MOHAMMAD HOSSAIN’S BIG CHANCE DIDN’T LAST LONG. Ontario Premier Doug Ford snatched it from him in January.   The 40-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh went back to school in December. A community college education was going to be his big chance—a way to make a better life for himself, his wife and...
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Apr 25, 2019
PISSING OFF THE UNIONS DIDN’T HELP. But that wasn’t the only problem with the deal to bring the second Amazon headquarters (HQ2) to New York City. Amazon expected unanimous support and universal praise. They didn’t get it. Popular opposition turned the whole thing into a public relations shitshow....
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