No apologies: Hassan Yussuff faces down his critics as he retires as leader of Canadian Labour Congress

"Having access does not equal action," said Ken Neumann. "You've got to fight to get change."The candidates running to replace Yussuff agree the labour movement needs to remain closely aligned with the New Democrats.The Labour Forward slate of candidates condemned Yussuff for publicly supporting former Liberal finance minister Bill Morneau for a top position at the OECD.

"His endorsement for Bill Morneau was a big shock and a big disappointment for many people," said Julius Arscott, who is also running for president under the Labour Forward slate.

Arscott is part of a slate of candidates who say they want to shake things up in the CLC by pushing the organization to confront systemic racism, skyrocketing real estate prices, stagnant wages and international human rights abuses.

Socialist Action and Indigenous activists demanded “De-fund the Police” at Toronto cop HQ on June 3

Socialist Action stands in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples who are grieving and re-traumatized due to the discovery of an undocumented grave at the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School (IRS) on the territory of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.  Buried there are the bodies of 215 children and youth killed at this IRS during its operation.  And it is only the tip of the iceberg.  We demand immediate implementation of all recommendations of the 2015 report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in particular the six specific Calls to Action (71-76) under the heading “Missing Children and Burial Information.”

Protest against Trudeau/Freeland government foreign policy on May 25

Over 20 people responded to the call of the Greater Toronto for BDS Coalition on May 25 to protest the complicity of the Canadian government with the Israeli Apartheid state and its oppression of the Palestinian people. The information picket occurred in front of the building that houses the constituency office of University-Rosedale MP Chrystia Freeland, the Liberal Deputy Prime Minister and government Finance Minister.

SA at rally demanding justice for Regis Korchinski-Paquet, May 24 at Ontario Legislature

"The protest on Monday marked nearly one year since Regis Korchinski-Paquet fell to her death from a 24th floor apartment balcony last spring while police were in her home.

The memorial, news conference and march took place in honour of Korchinski-Paquet, 29, who died on May 27, 2020.

Speakers at a news conference denounced Ontario's Special Investigations Unit for clearing five police officers of wrongdoing in her death. The unit investigates the conduct of police that may have resulted in death, serious injury, assault or the discharge of a firearm.