Well folks, he’s done it again. Ontario Premier Doug Ford retrieved the major tool in his toolbox: privatization. This time, Ford brandishes privatization to hammer on the nail that is the province’s healthcare system. As reported by the CBC last week, “Ford and Health Minister Sylvia Jones are planning to make an announcement next week on expanding the number and range of surgeries performed in independent health facilities outside of hospitals.” Independent health facilities are generally for-profit clinics operated by the private owners.
The Toronto Police Services Budget Needs to be Slashed Not Increased
On the first Monday of 2023, Jan. 9, the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) held a special meeting to discuss and vote upon a proposed $48.3 million CAD increase to the Toronto Police Services (TPS) operating budget in 2023, which represents a 4.3% increase over the bloated 2022 operating budget.
Radical Vancouver Politics — The Birth of Vote Socialist
On May 1st, 2022, a new united front electoral alliance launched in Vancouver. With demands to defund the Vancouver Police Department, build public housing, and to tax big corporations, Vote Socialist ran a five month whirlwind of a campaign that netted its three candidates — Sean Orr for city council, Dr. Karina Zeidler for school board, and Andrea Pinochet-Escudero for park board — a combined 45,000 votes. This is the story of how Vote Socialist came to be.
Socialist Action | Looking back at 2022, and Going Forward in Struggle
Socialist Action is a growing revolutionary workers’ party that puts a great emphasis on political education. At the same time, SA is an activist organization. It has many practical accomplishments to its credit, including achievements in local elections, in building a fighting left wing inside mass working class organizations, and in promoting international solidarity. From Iran to Haiti, from Britain to Ontario, 2022 has been a year of revolt against austerity, authoritarianism, and repression.
Verified Twitter Fakes and Contradictions of Capital
On Nov. 10, Eli Lilly, one of three pharmaceutical companies that collectively dominate the global insulin market, tweeted out, “we are excited to announce that insulin is free now.” With the adorned blue check, normally an indicator of a verified…
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Thousands march in London for Indigenous rights
By Mitchell Melançon On July 1, 2022 Socialist Action participated in the Turtle Island Healing walk in London, Ontario. It was one of the largest Indigenous-led demonstrations against the Canadian colonial settler state and it's genocide of Indigenous people. With…
Build a United, Broad, Democratic Anti-War Coalition in Canada!
In the face of the big push for war from Canada's rulers, we renew the call for mass mobilization against the imperialist powers. No war but the class war!
While the NDP continues to avoid challenging the burgeoning military budget, which will surely grow in the confidence and-supply deal struck between the federal Liberals and the NDP, the task of opposing military conflict and escalation falls to the militant grassroots in both the workers' movement and other struggles for liberation.
In March in Toronto, multiple rallies focused on our own ruling class as perpetrators of great violence and destruction.
Canadian Complicity in Tigrayan Genocide FT. Fifi of Tigrayan Advocacy Canada
“Canadian mining companies are actively lobbying the government in the middle of this genocidal war to gain access into Tigray—a Tigray, mind you, that is being massacred, that is being bombed, that is being starved.”