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Conviction of Quebec student strike leader sets stage for broader attack on students’ rights

By Keith Jones, December 12, 2012

Workers and all those concerned with the defence of democratic rights should condemn the contempt-of-court conviction of Quebec student leader Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.

The PQ budget and the 2012 Quebec student strike

By International Youth Students for Social Equality (Canada), December 3, 2012

Continuing the nationalist-protest perspective that resulted in the Quebec student strike being suppressed, the organizers of the Nov. 22nd protest made no mention of the newly introduced PQ austerity budget.

Judge orders dismissal of Toronto's right-wing populist mayor

By Keith Jones, November 29, 2012

An Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to vacate the office on December 10 after finding him guilty on conflict of interest charges.

Ontario high school teachers union accepts concessions

By Carl Bronski, November 24, 2012

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation has reached agreement with seven provincial school boards on a series of major concessions demanded by the Ontario’s Liberal government.

Big business applauds Quebec budget

By Louis Girard, Keith Jones, November 23, 2012

Big business and the corporate media have enthusiastically applauded the austerity budget the Parti Québécois provincial government presented this week.

Canadian government proposing draconian criminal sanctions for masked protesters

By Ed Patrick, November 19, 2012

Canada’s parliament is on the verge of adopting a law that would make persons wearing a mask at a police-designated “unlawful assembly” liable to a 5-year prison term.

Parti Québecois to deliver austerity budget

By Keith Jones, November 16, 2012

Having worked to defuse the political crisis precipitated by the student strike, the PQ is now pivoting to directly implementing the bourgeoisie’s austerity agenda.

Ontario teachers’ unions seek concessions deal

By Carl Bronski, November 8, 2012

The union of Ontario public teachers has postponed limited job action in protest of legislation that imposes wage cuts and other concessions.

Largest tainted meat recall in Canadian history

By Vic Neufeld, October 24, 2012

E. coli bacterial contamination originating at an XL Foods’ meat processing plant in Brooks, Alberta has seriously sickened sixteen people and prompted the largest meat product recall in Canadian history.

Amidst austerity drive, Ontario Premier resigns

By our correspondent, October 22, 2012

Dalton McGuinty, the Premier of Ontario since 2003, stunned the corporate media and his Liberal Party colleagues when he announced last week that he will step down just as soon as the Liberals choose his successor.

Jerry White addresses Toronto meeting

By our reporter, October 15, 2012

The Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, addressed a lively meeting attended by some thirty workers and youth in Toronto, Ontario.

Quebec’s premier venture-capital fund controlled by Quebec Federation of Labour

By Laurent Lafrance, October 1, 2012

A notice the Quebec Federation of Labour recently published in the province’s leading daily extolling its misnamed Solidarity Fund sheds light on the class interests that lay behind the unions' strangling of the Quebec student strike.