Socialist Action on the Federal Election September 20, 2021: Vote NDP, but Fight for a Workers’ Government

On September 20 voters will go to the polls in one of the shortest federal election campaigns in Canadian history.  As the gap narrows between the Liberals and Tories, mainstream media speculate that Justin Trudeau has lost his gamble with fate.  The result of the August 17 Nova Scotia provincial election shows voters don’t always reward incumbent governments during a deadly pandemic.  Instead of ‘sunny ways’, we are witness to Justin’s grim petulance on the hustings. 

SA at POOF protest held August 21 on Toronto’s Yonge Street, south of Dundas

On Saturday, August 21 dozens of people blocked Toronto's Yonge Street, at Dundas, responding to the call of Protecting ODSP OW Funding (POOF).
For nearly three hours organizer Isabella Gamk told the crowd, including many observing passersby, that Ontario Disability Support Programme is cruelly underfunded and condemns many people to hunger, homelessness, illness and untimely death.  ODSP and OW rates should be doubled.  Decent, affordable housing should be built on a mass scale by the government, by taking control of land development and the construction industry.

Members of Socialist Action participated in the rally and spoke to the gathering, as recorded in the attached video, courtesy of Jon Sanderson, the Canadian Commie.  Have a look.

Leaked report accuses Canada of covering for mining companies in war-torn Ethiopia

A Canadian government program claiming to introduce feminist principles to Ethiopia’s mining sector has created opportunities for several Canadian mining companies in the country’s war-torn Tigray region, a government-funded agency report obtained by The Breach reveals.

The report indicates that new investments by Canadian mining companies in Tigray have increased as the region has been plunged into a major humanitarian crisis from military attacks by the Ethiopian and Eritrean government, whom the United Nations has accused of deliberately “starving Tigrayans.”