In the last few years more provinces in Canada have required that employers provide a psychologically safe work environment, and Quebec has led the way.
COVER STORY: HARVEST PILGRIMS
An interview with photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo about Harvest Pilgrims, his book of photographs of migrant workers in Canada.
THANK YOU TO 2009 DONORS
THE CANADIAN WAR ON QUEER WORKERS
Gary Kinsman, author of The Canadian War on Queers, describes how the RCMP purged thousands of gay and lesbian workers from the federal public service.
ITUC World Congress * Global Union Federations’ Declaration * Maintain the Oil Moratorium * Bromley Armstrong Award * CALM Awards * Migrant Workers Forum
OUR TIMES TALLY
Year in which a Toronto Globe newspaper editorial stated that “Unions have outlived their usefulness”: 1886
WEBWORK: PODCASTS & TWEET-INS
According to an Ipso survey, Canadians now spend more time online than watching TV.
UNION EXCHANGE: PUBLIC SERVICES FOR ALL
When I lived in the United States I learned a personal lesson about the need for public services, and what being without them can mean.
POETRY: By Elizabeth Ukrainetz
REVIEWS: THE ARMAGEDDON FACTOR
Today’s right-of-centre Christians prefer that social welfare be left to religious organizations rather than to a publicly funded social safety net. A review of
Marci McDonald’s book The Armageddon Factor: the Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada.
OUR SCHOOLS/OUR SELVES: THE ACHIEVEMENT AGENDA
Standardization is the theme explored in the Our Schools/Our Selves issue called: “The Achievement Agenda: Education or Evaluation?”
COMMENTARY: THE COMMUNITY TONIC
More than just political burnout, there is a malaise of cynicism present in many progressives across Canada right now.