‘Speak out against blaming Jews for COVID-19 spread’

Vol. 84/No. 16 - April 27, 2020

MONTREAL — Jews in the Montreal area — and in other areas in Canada, the U.S. and beyond — are being attacked and scapegoated on anti-Semitic charges of spreading the COVID-19 epidemic. The Quebec government has put the province on…


Locked-out Regina refinery workers fight to defend pensions

Vol. 84/No. 5 - February 10, 2020

Over 700 workers at the Coop Refinery in Regina, Saskatchewan, are fighting to defend their pensions. They were locked out Dec. 5 after they voted overwhelmingly to strike. Unifor, the workers union, mobilized hundreds of members from across Canada Jan.…


Canadian election reflects crisis of capitalist rulers

Vol. 83/No. 43 - November 25, 2019

MONTREAL — “The outcome of the Oct. 21 Canadian federal elections further deepened the crisis of Canada’s capitalist rulers,” explained Steve Penner at the Nov. 2 Militant Labor Forum here. “It puts them into an even weaker position to implement…


Quebec workers strike senior residences for $15 minimum pay

Vol. 83/ No. 28 - August 5, 2019

MONTREAL — Some 950 workers in 10 private senior residences went on strike here, in Quebec City and six other towns in Quebec. The walkout, a weeklong in most places, continued through July 20. “Our main demand is for a…


Canada postal workers strike over pay equality, health care

Vol. 82/No. 43 - November 19, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Some 50,000 members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers began a series of rotating strikes Oct. 22. One- or two-day walkouts have been organized in Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Halifax. The…


B.C.: Hard rock miners strike to demand union rights for temps

Vol. 82/No. 28 - July 30, 2018

WILLIAMS LAKE, British Columbia — Some 210 hard rock miners are on strike in this province’s Cariboo region in a fight to strengthen and unify their union. The strike began May 23, three hours after Imperial Metals Corporation, the mine’s…


What is working-class view on Trans Mountain pipeline?

Vol. 82/No. 21 - May 28, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A major conflict has developed between competing wings of the Canadian New Democratic Party — the one in power in Alberta and the one in power in British Columbia — over continuing the expansion of the…


Canada: Diab wins freedom, challenges extradition laws

Vol. 82/No. 6 - February 12, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — After spending three years and two months in a French prison without being convicted of any crime, Hassan Diab, 64, a university professor from Ottawa, was released Jan. 12 and returned to Canada. No charges had…