Volume 32, Number 1
TEACHERS ARE WORKERS, TOO
We heard the drumming before we saw the elementary school teachers’ brick-red signs: “Respect Teachers. Respect Collective Bargaining.” A parent’s view on the fight against Bill 115 in Ontario.
COVER STORY: THE PROMISE OF IDLE NO MORE
“Through social media we are free to express our fears, our hopes, and our commitment to the future of our communities,” says Halifax Idle No More organizer and Mi’kmaq activist Marina Young.
SISTERS ARE DOIN’ IT FOR THEMSELVES
Union sisters attended the Ontario Federation of Labour’s Women’s Leadership Summit in December to discuss women’s ongoing struggles for equality.
MAKING TIME FOR EQUALITY
The first of three articles in a series called “Leadership, Feminism and Equality in Unions in Canada.” A cross-country check-up on how women union activists feel the movement is doing on women’s equality issues.
$10-A-DAY CHILD CARE
“It’s becoming unaffordable to have a family in B.C. and that is simply not acceptable,” says Sharon Gregson, spokesperson for the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC. Early childhood educators Michelle Davis and Caroline Kent couldn’t agree more.
Letter to the Editor * No Fare is Fair * #J26 Rally * Common Causes * Meredith Conference * Our Times’ Board is the Best
WEBWORK: EDUCATING FOR EQUITY NOW, AND ALWAYS
It looks like our efforts to fight racism and xenophobia in the workplace, to build solidarity amongst our members, could use a little energy and a lot more support.
OUR TIMES TALLY
Year in which women legally became “persons” in Canada: 1929.
PASSING THE TORCH: CLIFF PILKEY: 1922-2012
Ask anyone and they’ll say Cliff Pilkey had a bullhorn lodged in his throat that could awaken an entire city, a bellow he used often to support women in their struggles for equality.
HAVE YOUR SAY: EDUCATION AUSTERITY AND VALUING WOMEN’S WORK
Alberta, one of the wealthiest jurisdictions in North America, seemingly finds itself unable to afford strong funding for public education.
WORKING FOR A LIVING: DISPATCHES FROM THE TRENCHES OF LIF
As a community support worker in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, I witness the daily struggles of the poorest people in B.C.
REVIEWS: CALL THE MIDWIFE
This well-written TV show makes a subtle but strong case for the importance of public services — most importantly, public health care.
FEMINISM À LA QUÉBÉCOISE
This book is an entertaining and highly readable account of the Quebec feminist movement.
COMMENTARY: INCONVENIENT TRUTHS FOR WHITE MEN
A few generalizations that may help explain the continuing acceptance of widespread pay discrimination. Brace yourselves, fellow white men.