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Socialist Action Canada publish analyses, reports, and news articles below. Some of these articles are republished in the paper edition of Socialist Action Newspaper, which arguably the best political newspaper in North America.

Nationalize the Irving Empire – Why Socialists Demand It

The policy of the Socialist Caucus includes nationalization of the Irving Empire, under workers’ and Indigenous control.  In practice, and by being true to our working class roots, we will change New Brunswick and the world for the better.

Announcing the Municipal Socialist Alliance Shadow Council

After the 7th MSA convention on Monday, Nov. 21, the MSA announced our shadow council on Wednesday, Nov. 23. A group of MSA candidates and supporters visited city hall for the beginning of a new term of Toronto city council. We intended to hold a press conference outside of Mayor John Tory’s office to announce the formation of the MSA shadow council and to observe the first session of city council.

Socialist Digest: School Support Staff Rock the Casbah in Ontario

On the domestic landscape, the biggest development in November 2022 was the two-day walkout by CUPE-Ontario education support workers. They defied a law that pre-emptively banned strike action. CUPE and allies, including OPSEU, forced the Thug Ford Conservative government to rescind Bill 28 and its use of the notwithstanding clause to violate the federal Charter of Rights. CUPE school workers still do not have a deal to enable them to rise above poverty wages. But everyone knows that Ontario was, as Socialist Action labour leader Julius Arscott put it, 30 minutes away from a general strike. The struggle continues!

Socialist Action Rallies with Thousands at Queen’s Park in Solidarity Support of CUPE Ontario

Opposition to the bully tactics of the Ontario Conservative government is growing.  Premier Ford’s Bill 28, which not only bans a strike by 55,000 school support worker but imposes a wage settlement without arbitration or any further negotiation, is an outrage to millions, including most of the labour movement inside and outside Ontario. 

On November 4, well over 10,000 people rallied at Queen’s Park, and marched repeatedly around the provincial legislature in defiance of the Draconian law.  A wide range of unions and other working class organizations came to the defense of CUPE-Ontario and the right to strike.  This included LiUNA, which had endorsed Ford and the Tories in the June 2, 2022 provincial election, UNIFOR, the largest private sector union which is outside the CLC, and a host of other labour bodies.

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Socialist Action Calls For an Ontario General Strike to Dump Thug Ford 

The democratic right to strike is at stake as confrontation escalates between 55,000 Ontario school support workers and the Conservative government of Doug Ford.  Rallies, protests, and walk-outs are the order of the day as provincial Tories use bully tactics to perpetuate poverty wages. 

Socialist Action Canada and the Workers’ Action Movement urge everyone to gather at Queen’s Park in front of the Ontario Legislature on Friday, November 4, at 11 a.m. to defend the right to strike.