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- Make the Liberals retreat!
- By Miguel Figueroa, People's Voice,
March 1995. Rightward drift of Chretien government.
- Media Alliance to protest changes to access
to information laws
- From Canadian Committee to Protect Journalists, media
release, 24 January 1966. Legislation would restrict
access to government documents.
- Global Leaders have no clothes
- By Robert Theobald, 22 May 1997. Canadian politicians,
specifically, do not address the issues of concern to the
- Canada's Communists fight election
- By Tim Wheeler, People's Weekly World,
24 May 1997.
- Slashing is over, Liberals predict Party
to put on a beneficient face
- By Scott Feschuk and Hugh Winsor, The Globe and
Mail, 10 June 1997. Ambivalent elections returns
- Telephone deregulation has brought Canada
higher prices, worse service and the loss of thousands of jobs!
There IS an alternative
- From OTEU, 29 September 1997. When phone competition was
introduced in 1992, the CRTC said that local rates
wouldn't increase and it would generate hundreds of
jobs in major centres. Five years later, the gap between
what was promised and has been delivered is huge and
- Human rights violation in Ontario
- By Roy J. Adams, Society for the Promotion of Human
Rights in Employment (SPHRE), 15 May 1998.
An Act to
Prevent Unionization of workfare participants does not
simply remove workfare people from the coverage of the
Ontario Labour Relations Act. It puts the Ontario
government into a very small group of outlaw governments
that openly, explicity and blatantly forbid Freedom of
- Jew-haters and red-baiters: The Canadian
League of Rights
- By David Lethbridge, AntiFa Info-Bulletin 2
February 1999. The Canadian League of Rights, after a
decade of activity in Alberta, has moved back to Ontario,
from whence it came. While this is unfortunate for working
people in Ontario, Albertans should not become too
- Canada Embracing Globalization
- By Warren Peterson, to the MAI-not list, 19 February
1999. Canada has taken two dramatic steps in social policy
this month which will further globalisation: the signing
of the Social Union framework agreement (without
Quebec's consent) and the bringing down of the 1999
federal budget, promoted as the
- Mounties guilty of Disneyfication
sanitizing image: Study
- By Marina Jimenez, National Post, 5 May
1999. The history of the RCMP's role as troops of
Canadian imperialism gets re-written by cultural products
of singing Mounties. The RCMP have always stood in as an
icon for the nation, but it is one that is freighted with
ideological baggage and the colonization of the west.
- Whither social democracy? The New Democrats
embrace third way, but which way for the Canadian left?
- 14 May 1999. [brief]
- IMF pressures Ottawa to stress tax
reductions. The global body says the federal government should
abandon its 50-50 plan for dividing up surpluses
- By Eric Beauchesne, Southam Newspapers, 20 November
1999. The report argues that cutting the debt and taxes
would be more beneficial economically in the long run than
increasing spending on health and education.
- Punishing The Poor—McClure's
- 19 August 2000. A rationale for punishing the poor and
recommendations as to the means of doing so. The report
puts the final nail in the coffin for the ideas of welfare
as a way of assisting those in need on the basis of that
need alone and of unemployment benefits as a method of
compensating those denied work.
- Kill NAFTA or kiss our water, medicare and
- From the Canadian Action Party / Parti Action
Canadienne (CAP/PAC), 21 August 2000. A plea for
support of the Canadian Action Party (CAP/PAC)
candidate Jack Peach in the Okanagan-Coquihala by-election
Sept 11,2000 and for CAP in the impending general federal
- Ottawa: Women's Thirteen Demands on
- Canadian Women's March Committee, 8 October
2000. Health care, social housing, child care, old age
security, employment insurance, women's equality and
democracy, legislative reform, immigration reform,
poverty, welfare, disabilities, education grants, pay