Amnesty International January 29
Amnesty International
Are captured Taliban and Al Qaida members "unlawful combatants?" Or are they prisoners of war? What's the difference, and why does it matter?
Canadian Union of Public Employees January 28
Forcing a contract on British Columbia's 45,000 teachers was only part of this weekend's revelry at the provincial legislature. The province also killed contact protections for health care and social
B.C. Teachers' Federation January 28
B.C. Teachers' Federation
At 3:55 a.m. this morning, after sitting all weekend, B.C.'s legislators laid down their scissors and handed the province's teachers a new collective agreement. Today's legislation "ends" the teacher
in cahoots January 25
Vancouver Rape Relief must pay Kimberly Nixon $7,500 compensation for injured feelings — after refusing to train the male-to-female transsexual as a peer counsellor. Last week's B.C. Human Right
working TV January 24
working TV
High school students across B.C. walked out of class yesterday. They're upset that extra-curricular activities have stalled since teachers withdrew volunteer services in their continuing job action.
B.C. Teachers' Federation January 24
B.C. Teachers' Federation
Mere hours after B.C.'s teachers tabled a new contract proposal yesterday, the B.C. Public School Employers' Association (BCPSEA) cast it aside. The teachers' union says the instant rejection shows t
New Politics Initiative January 24
What's next for the New Politics Initiative (NPI)? The citizens group made waves at November's NDP convention — even if its resolution to remake that party was defeated. For a glimpse at the gro
Democracy Watch January 23
Federal Ethics Counsellor Howard Wilson addresses delegates to the Access Government 2002 conference in Ottawa today. His audience: lobbyists who could afford conference fees ranging from $1,595 to $
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation January 22
Forty Ontario special needs students haven't been to school since November 5. They're waiting on a dispute between the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board and around 200 striking support staff &#
in cahoots January 22
Within three years, $1.9-billion will be carved from British Columbia's public sector — eroding vital programs and cutting almost a third of its workforce. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alterna
B.C. Teachers' Federation January 22
B.C. Teachers' Federation
British Columbia's teachers tabled a new proposal today aimed at settling their contract dispute with the B.C. Public School Employers' Association. The major concessions come in the shadow of Premie
Vancouver Rape Relief & Women's Shelter January 21
A B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruling contests the right to women-only space. That's the view of the rape crisis centre on the losing end of last Friday's decision. Vancouver Rape Relief must pay Kimbe
Canadian Union of Public Employees January 18
It's an old political game: Prepare people to expect the worst ... then deliver something a little better than the worst — and people are relieved. Well, an old politician (Don Mazankowski) and
B.C. Teachers' Federation January 18
B.C. Teachers' Federation
The B.C. Teachers' Federation is "appalled" by massive cuts announced yesterday by Premier Gordon Campbell. The cuts will have devastating impacts on communities, seniors, children and families. "It'
Amnesty International January 17
Amnesty International
Canada is ignoring a request from the U.N. Human Rights Committee for more time to assess the risk of torture for a man about to be deported to Iran. Mansour Ahani may be deported as early as today,
in cahoots January 17
Big Tobacco is breathing easy. Health advocates are fuming. The B.C. Liberals announced new regulations today governing workplace smoking. The regulations veto new rules developed last year by B.C.'s
Council of Canadians January 17
Three Canadian groups are in court today to appeal their exclusion from a seminal trade dispute. A NAFTA tribunal has denounced a Canadian ban on PCB waste exports — ordering up to US$20-millio
working TV January 16
working TV
Thousands of teachers and supporters rallied in Vancouver on Saturday to demand a negotiated settlement in their contract dispute. Months into bargaining, talks remain stalled across the board —
Sierra Club of Canada January 15
The environmental community is mourning the loss of a tireless campaigner and a friend. Irene Kock, 41, died in an auto accident on New Year's Eve. Irene recently joined the Sierra Club of Canada aft
Childcare Resource & Research Unit January 15
Child care advocates were feeling upbeat in 1986. The federal Task Force on Child Care had just released a report calling for universal child care by 2001. It was all about ensuring healthy child dev
Canadian Union of Postal Workers January 14
By the time Canadians turfed them in 1993, the federal Tories had closed down 1,500 rural post offices. The Liberals stopped that project, but can't seem to contain a new threat. United Parcel Servic
CAW January 12
"Today, I am angry and frustrated." Canadian Auto Workers president Buzz Hargrove reacted today to Ford Motor Company's plans to close a truck plant in Oakville, Ontario. Pointing to the plant's prof
Amnesty International January 11
Amnesty International
Canada's Supreme Court today tightened the conditions under which suspected "terrorists" can be deported to countries where they may face torture. The ruling compels Canada to reconsider its decision
International Fund for Animal Welfare January 10
You're no pansy. Your confident hands grip that rifle firmly. The thick bush helps you forget you're in a fenced space the size of a ball diamond. Whoa. Something rustles fifteen metres ahead. An Afr
Council of Canadians January 9
A commissioned report directs Alberta to allow more health services to be provided privately and to consider withdrawing public coverage for others. The report comes from a panel led by Don Mazankows
Canadian Union of Public Employees January 9
Alberta Premier Ralph Klein says medicare is breaking in his province. So his government commissioned the "Mazankowski Report," released yesterday, whose recommendations include new gestures toward p
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives January 8
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Provincial law defines a floor below which the harshest employer cannot sink. In BC, the government wants to punch holes in that floor by excluding some workers from labour laws governing issues like
Pro-Choice Action Network January 8
Heard about the link between abortion and breast cancer? It even has a popular name: The ABC Link. Anti-abortion groups continue to promote it as though it were established fact. But it's not. In a n
January 7
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Amnesty International December 22
Amnesty International
We've been bludgeoned this year by news of rights abuses &#151; across the globe and in our own backyard. But 2001 also brought some remarkable achievements. Lurking behind many of them is the tirele