SA at Toronto protest outside Mining Convention, June 13

Socialist Action members joined about one hundred opponents of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada which held a publicity gathering at the Metro Convention Centre in downtown Toronto on June 13.

For over two hours, the protest against the PDAC occupied two blocks of Front Street West, adjacent to the CBC headquarters.  Indigenous speakers and dancers, along with environmental activists from northern Canada, Central America and as far away as Tigray (Ethiopia) denounced the harmful labour and natural resource practices of major Canadian mining corporations operating around the world.

Liberal Budget soothes Bay Street, disses Singh

Ottawa’s promise to “Build Back Better” is gonzo.  In its place are billions more in military spending, billions more in subsidies for Big Oil and Gas, and a fake social housing agenda.  Liberal Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland forecasts a lower deficit, which means a return to austerity -- even as working people struggle to cope with an ongoing pandemic, record-high inflation, and unfolding climate catastrophe.

Royal Bank draws protest against Coastal Gas Link pipeline on April 7, 2022

Opponents of pipeline construction that violates unceded Indigenous land rights demonstrated across the Canadian state on April 7, 2022.  The gathering of nearly one hundred at Toronto's Simcoe Park, next to CBC headquarters and opposite the Metro Convention Centre, included dozens of delegates from the Ontario Public Service Employees' Union convention then underway.