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…

Henry Morgentaler and the Fight for Reproductive Freedom in the Canadian State

The crusading pro-choice doctor, Henry Morgentaler, died in Toronto, May 29, 2013 at the age of 90. His death came three months after the 25th anniversary of the 1988 Supreme Court decision striking down Canada`s federal abortion law. That victory…

Right Wing Meltdown is No Cure for Austerity

Right wing governments in Canada seem to be on the ropes. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's regime is mired in scandals, the latest centred on a $90,000 payoff by his former chief of staff to cover-up misappropriation of funds by Conservative…