By Doug Nesbitt As COVID-19 took hold through the spring of 2020, it ravaged the elderly, particularly those in congregate settings such as long-term care homes. By late spring, it was apparent that the infection and death rates in Ontario’s long-term care homes were among the worst in the world. Of all COVID-19 deaths in Continue readingPutting the long-term care profiteers out of business
About 5,000 workers for six Crown corporations and one Crown agency, who are all members of Unifor, went on strike Friday morning, October 4th. Later that day at 4 PM, Unifor members rallied outside of the Saskatchewan Party convention, including local national Unifor leadership Simon Enoch, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Continue reading5,000 Unifor Crown workers on Strike in Saskatchewan
Today on the show, John DiNino, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Canada, provides an update on the talks between the union and the federal government over Greyhound shutting down all but one of its routes in Western Canada on October 31, 2018, and ATU’s commitment to fighting for public owned and operated inter-city transit. to Continue reading“It’s a bigger fight than Greyhound” | ATU Canada Pres. John DiNino on the future of Greyhound
By Gerard Di Trolio On the surface, social finance seems like the perfect policy to be proposed by the Trudeau government. It’s supposedly a modern approach to solving social problems that claims to be innovative and results oriented. But many forms of social finance, like social impact bonds (SIB), are unproven and could easily act Continue readingBeware of social finance
We Own It! is a campaign launched by OPSEU in coordination with community groups in 2016 to keep public services public. The campaign is focused on battling privatization and strengthening public services across Ontario. They have been holding community forums and protests across the province.
By Paul Kahnert Hydro in Ontario is a mess and rates are skyrocketing. The high number of people who have trouble paying or can’t pay their Hydro bills is growing by the day. Businesses are leaving the province and/or refusing to locate here because of high Hydro rates. A group that is especially being ignored Continue readingTime to Fix Hydro ‘Mistake’
By Michal Rozworski Recycling is supposed to be a good thing, so when the federal Liberals quietly announced that “asset recycling” would be part of their strategy for meeting their much-ballyhooed infrastructure promises, not many eyebrows were raised. They should have been. Asset recycling is an obscure code word for selling our public goods for Continue readingHow not to fund infrastructure
by David Bush, Gerard Di Trolio, and Doug Nesbitt The best solution for Bombardier’s endless financial woes is the one that nobody is talking about: nationalization. It’s time for the Canadian government to stop subsidizing the profits of the transport and aerospace company’s shareholders. The only people to lose in this proposal are Bay Street speculators. The Continue readingBombardier: Time to Nationalize