Inquiry Puts Ontario Premier Wynne on Trial

by Malu Baumgarten Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne ended 2013 nearly tied in popularity with her main opponent on the left, New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath, according to a recent Abacus Data Poll. But 2014 may be the year when…

Defend the Postal Service! Defeat the attack on the public sector!

by Barry Weisleder The scheme to curtail home mail delivery is part of a plan to gut the federal public sector, to shrink postal workers' pensions, to break a progressive, democratic union, and to sell-off lucrative remnants of Canada Post…

VIDEO/PHOTO’S from Education for Activists conference TROTSKY SCHOOL 2013

Congratulations and thanks to all the guest speakers, members and supporters who helped to make the sixth annual Education for Activists Conference a success.  Over forty-five people attended the Socialist Action Trotsky School at OISE U of Toronto. Security, Surveillance…

UN climate talks stall on taking action

By CHRISTINE FRANK, Socialist Action U.S.A.  Another two weeks of international climate talks were held last month, and it’s the same old story. The United Nations’ 19th Conference of the Parties (COP 19) failed to take concrete action to reduce greenhouse…

Nationalize the Leamington Heinz Ketchup Plant under Workers Control!

by Julius Arscott The H.J. Heinz Company, the largest employer in Leamington, Ontario plans to shut the doors on its century old food processing plant in June 2014. The plant, which is Heinz’ second largest facility in the world, manufactures…

A manifesto: Feminism is ‘pro-life’

By SANDRA EZQUERRA — BARCELONA — The debate in political circles and in the media in recent decades around the question of abortion has been accompanied by a growing monopoly ownership of the defense of the right to life by…

What is the Labour Bureaucracy, and What to do about it?

Presentation by Barry Weisleder for Education for Activists Conference, Trotsky School 2013. Have your heard of the three famous guidelines for Bureaucrats? 1. When in charge, ponder. 2. When in trouble, delegate. 3. When in doubt, mumble. Does that ring…

When will they ever learn?

Once again, the leadership of the Toronto and York Region Labour Council and of several key union affiliates, is taking workers down the primrose path of liberal, middle class politics towards the October 2014 municipal election. Rather than host a…

Senate Scandal upstages CETA and Omnibus Bill C-4

by Barry Weisleder How ironic would it be if Prime Minister Stephen Harper's ultimate downfall occurs due to a scandal involving some rip-off artists he appointed to the Senate, rather than as a consequence of Harper's bestial record on the…

Behind the NDP disaster in Nova Scotia

by George Baron     People talk about the "orange wave" that swept Nova Scotia in 2009, carrying provincial New Democratic Party leader Darrell Dexter to government. It's generally agreed that voters were fed up with the quality of governance provided…

Education for Activists Conference November 15 – 16

TROTSKY SCHOOL - Education for Activists Conference with special guest speaker Glen Ford, U.S. radio host of the Black Agenda Report Friday, November 15 7 p.m.     Security, Surveillance and the Strong State Glen Ford, editor, Black Agenda Report, radio host…

CFS split would benefit only the right wing

by Tyler Mackinnon and Ben Rostoker     With the Quebec student strikes still fresh in mind, one would expect a push for solidarity in student unions to fight austerity measures and tuition hikes. Sadly, the opposite seems to be the case.…

McQuaig nomination challenges Mulcair’s policy

by Barry Weisleder     When close to 400 New Democrats crowded a YMCA auditorium on September 14 to choose Linda McQuaig to be their candidate in the Toronto Centre federal by-election, they bucked a trend. The trend is exemplified by…

Quebec’s new Charter of Values – not the road to national liberation

by Robbie Mahood Controversy over the rights of religious and cultural minorities has once again taken centre stage in Quebec ever since the minority Parti Quebecois (PQ) government of Pauline Marois declared its intention to introduce a Charter of Quebec…