The New 1% Doctrine in Action (Electro-Motive Diesel Edition)

While many the US were celebrating seemingly positive job numbers yesterday, for London, Ontario residents such news was caustic, rock salt poured into a gaping wound. WSWS: Caterpillar subsidiary Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) has announced that it is transforming the lockout at its London, Ontario...

LGBT Equality Battle in An Unusual Place – Burnaby, B.C., Canada

I have to admit up front that my daughter has attended public school in Burnaby for nearly four years now and while I have my qualms with this school district (hint, she has not made it through a single year where her teacher did not take an extended leave of absence… but I digress), their proposed...

24 Hour Conservative News Comes to Canada

Moving from the U.S. to Canada was a bit of a news media shock to say the least. Coming from a place where 24 hour news began in earnest back in the early 90′s with CNN and is now dominated by the likes of FoxNEWS and MSNBC, watching Canadian national news feels more like watching a local affiliate...

Welcome Home You Socialist Bastard

It was bound to happen. Less than 24 hours after arriving at the home of my in-laws in rural Southern Maryland – the first time I have been back to the U.S. in a year – the discussion turned to the health care debate. No I didn’t start it and no I had no intention of agitating the family...

Montreal Massacre: “Remember, then organize.”

Record snowfall may have forced the cancellation of local commemorative events, but the memories of December 6th, 1989 remain fresh, regardless of where we wrestle with them. Though we take time today to reflect on the untimely murders of 18 women (for the heinous crime of being women), all-too-immediate...

David Suzuki: “Sickened” By Canadian Senate Vote Against Environment

When one thinks about people who have had a large impact on the debate surrounding environmental issues only a couple of names come to mind, Al Gore and David Suzuki. I recently had the privilege of meeting one of these men, David Suzuki, at the Vancouver International Film Festival screening of his...

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