Canada

06/08/21
Author: 
John Woodside
RCAF CF-18 Hornet fighter jets participate in a northern air defence mission during Exercise AMALGAM DART 21-1 in June. Photo via Royal Canadian Air Force / Facebook

Aug. 6, 2021

The federal government might not be directly responsible for many of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, but if it’s serious about wanting to be a climate leader, it needs to clean up its own act, says a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

05/08/21
Author: 
John Woodside
Despite committing to net-zero by 2050 earlier this year, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is upping its stake in the United Kingdom’s second-largest gas network. Photo via BigStock

Aug. 5, 2021

Despite committing to net-zero by 2050 earlier this year, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) is upping its stake in the United Kingdom’s second-largest gas network.

05/08/21
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
Nearly 90 per cent of Canadians want to see a wealth tax of one per cent paid by the wealthiest Canadians, according to new poll data. Photo By KMR Photography / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

August 5th 2021

A majority of Canadians believe wealth inequality should be tackled by increasing taxes on the wealthy and large corporations and even said it could influence their vote, according to a new poll.

03/08/21
Author: 
Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
Lindsey G/Wikimedia Commons

August 1, 2021

More than two-thirds of Canadian fossil fuel workers are interested in jobs in a net-zero economy, 58% see themselves thriving in that economy, and nearly nine in 10 want training and upskilling for net-zero employment, according to a groundbreaking survey released last month by Edmonton-based Iron & Earth.

02/08/21
Author: 
Left Streamed & Socialist Register
Beyond the Socialist Impasse: Remembering Leo Panitch

July 25, 2021

Part 2 of the “Beyond the Socialist Impasse: Remembering Leo Panitch” series.

You can watch the video here.

Discussion moderated by Sharmini Peries. Speakers: Sam Gindin, Barbara Epstein, Bhaskar Sunkara, Trevor Ngwane, and Minqi Li.

01/08/21
Author: 
Adam D.K. King
Photo by Lukas Souza - Aircraft cleaner

July 30, 2021

Recent data from Statistics Canada shows that far from transforming our economy to benefit workers, we’re on course to return to where we were in February 2020.

COVID-19 public health restrictions are being eased or lifted across Canada, with many workplaces returning to some semblance of normalcy. 

01/08/21
Author: 
John Woodside
With costs at Muskrat Falls soaring from $7.4 billion to $13.1 billion, Ottawa is offering the province a major cash injection as it struggles to pay for the dam. Photo via Nalcor Energy

July 29th 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped into Newfoundland and Labrador on Wednesday with a multibillion-dollar bailout package designed to beat down the soaring costs of the contentious Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project and avert a feared bankruptcy.

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