By Keith Jones, 26 May 2017
Among the largest workers’ actions in North America in recent years, the Quebec construction strike has angered and unnerved the Canadian ruling elite.
By Roger Jordan, 26 May 2017
The Greens’ right-wing character has been underscored by their naming of a prominent ruling-class strategist and enforcer of austerity to lead talks with the Liberals and NDP.
By Laurent Lafrance, 25 May 2017
Quebec’s 175,000 unionized construction workers launched an “unlimited general strike” Wednesday morning, shutting down building sites across the province.
By Roger Jordan, 25 May 2017
Canada’s economy is facing increasing turbulence due to a housing bubble, record consumer debt, anemic growth, and NAFTA’s uncertain future.
By Richard Dufour, 20 May 2017
Since its formation, Québec Solidaire’s principal role has been to give a progressive gloss to the PQ’s largely discredited project of an independent capitalist Quebec.
By Roger Jordan, 13 May 2017
The NDP, having suppressed working-class opposition to BC’s right-wing Liberal government, lost support in Tuesday’s election.
By Laurent Lafrance, 12 May 2017
Meteorologists and experts all agree that the latest floods are the result of unusually persistent rainfall, melting snow, and global warming.
By Roger Jordan, 11 May 2017
As the Liberal government prepared to release its new defence policy, Harjit Sajjan accused previous governments of chronically underfunding the military.
By Riksen Stewart and Roger Jordan, 6 May 2017
Eager to win the backing of big business, the NDP is making only the most muted appeal to social discontent in Canada’s most unequal province.
By Roger Jordan, 29 April 2017
Canada’s defence minister has made clear that Ottawa is ready to join a US-led war that could kill millions.
By Nick Beams, 28 April 2017
The Trump administration has signalled that it will take an aggressive economic nationalist stance in negotiations on NAFTA after making moves to withdraw altogether.
By our reporters, 24 April 2017
Demonstrations took place in 18 towns and cities across Canada on Saturday in conjunction with the global March for Science, including Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and many regional and university towns.
By Roger Jordan, 22 April 2017
Trump’s sharp criticism of Canada over its trading practices in a number of economic sectors prompted a conciliatory response from Ottawa.
By Roger Jordan, 13 April 2017
The Trudeau government is providing strong backing to the Trump administration’s moves to escalate military conflict in the Middle East and pursue confrontation with Russia.
By Roger Jordan, 10 April 2017
Trudeau’s remarks make clear that Canada is preparing to expand its military intervention both in the Middle East and against Russia in Eastern Europe.
By Carl Bronski, 8 April 2017
White’s 1985 breakaway from the UAW was a nationalist maneuver, aimed at protecting the union bureaucracy and blocking a joint struggle of North American autoworkers against all concessions and job cuts.
By Laurent Lafrance, 7 April 2017
As in the US and Europe, important sections of Canada’s ruling elite are whipping up chauvinism and xenophobia and doing so in alliance with the ultra-right.
By Janet Browning, 4 April 2017
Canada’s only NDP provincial government has delivered an austerity budget that eschews tax increases for big business while freezing public sector wages.
By Roger Jordan, 31 March 2017
The NDP top brass and the pseudo-left are desperately trying to generate some excitement in the race with false claims that the party is “turning left.”
By Kate Randall, 25 March 2017
Donald Trump repeatedly pledged during his presidential campaign to expedite the project.
By Laurent Lafrance, 25 March 2017
The document says soldiers need “heavy weapons” to confront child soldiers and must be psychologically hardened so as to be ready to kill them.
“The union works against us”
By Carl Bronski, 23 March 2017
Unifor officials have expressed concern about growing support for the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter as CAMI workers look to recoup years of union-backed wage and benefit concessions.
By Shannon Jones, 18 March 2017
Some Canadian nurses employed in the US have been blocked from entering the country by a more restrictive interpretation of US immigration policy.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 18 March 2017
Canada’s media has labelled as a Russian smear the revelation that Freeland’s grandfather edited a Ukrainian nationalist daily in Nazi-occupied Poland that published fascist propaganda.
By Laurent Lafrance, 11 March 2017
The Liberal government has responded to a spike in asylum seekers by increasing border surveillance and deepening its collaboration with Washington.
By Roger Jordan, 4 March 2017
The use of Canadian troops to police so-called safe zones in Syria would see Ottawa integrated even more fully into the US-led war for regime change in Damascus.
By Louis Girard, 3 March 2017
Quebec’s political establishment and media responded to David’s resignation with gushing tributes.
By Carl Bronski, 25 February 2017
Both factions in the dispute pitting the ATU against its Toronto local president and Unifor have a long record of imposing concession contracts.
By Roger Jordan, 24 February 2017
The Canadian government’s response to the spike in asylum-seekers has been a combination of callous indifference and outright hostility.
By Laurent Lafrance, 23 February 2017
A police investigation, rubber-stamped by the federal government, has concluded that police acted appropriately in killing incapacitated terror suspect Aaron Driver.
By Roger Jordan, 17 February 2017
The only Canadian establishment voice to criticize Trudeau’s meeting with Trump was the NDP, which postured as an opponent of Trump’s discriminatory travel ban.
By Laurent Lafrance and Carl Bronski, 17 February 2017
The Liberal government's anti-teacher legislation comes in the wake of teachers rejecting for the third time a tentative contract endorsed by their union.
By Roger Jordan, 14 February 2017
The Canada-US partnership will be based on an intensification of military violence and Canada’s integration into a US-led protectionist trade bloc.
By Roger Jordan, 9 February 2017
Trudeau’s Liberal government is moving to expand Canada’s already extensive role in Washington’s wars.
By Roger Jordan, 6 February 2017
While tweeting “support” for refugees, Prime Minster Trudeau has refused to criticize Trump’s discriminatory travel ban or increase Canada’s tiny refugee intake.
By Carl Bronski, 4 February 2017
The announcement exposes the lying claims of Unifor and its President Jerry Dias that the latest round of concessions contracts would secure the Detroit Three’s Canadian “footprint.”
By Jacques Richard, 1 February 2017
The person charged with Sunday’s heinous attack on a Quebec City mosque is an unabashed admirer of Trump and Marine Le Pen.
By Keith Jones, 31 January 2017
Sunday’s mass killing is a product of the noxious political and social environment that has been created by North America’s governments and capitalist elite.
By Roger Jordan, 28 January 2017
Trudeau is offering Canada’s support as the new US president launches trade war, muses about “seizing Iraqi oil,” and threatens Chinese-held islands in the South China Sea.
By Carl Bronski, 26 January 2017
A Trump wannabe, businessman and reality television star Kevin O’Leary is the frontrunner in the race to succeed former Prime Minister Stephen Harper as Conservative leader.
By Richard Dufour, 24 January 2017
It is estimated that over the next 15 years retired municipal workers will see the purchasing power of their pensions diminish by between one-third and a half.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 21 January 2017
The Trudeau Liberal government intends to deepen Canada’s military-strategic cooperation with Washington so as to ensure privileged market access for Canada in a Trump-led America.
By Roger Jordan, 19 January 2017
Freeland’s appointment exemplifies the Canadian elite’s support for intensifying Washington’s reckless military-strategic offensive against nuclear-armed Russia.
By Roger Jordan, 17 January 2017
Canada’s “progressive” Liberal government is mounting a full-court press to convince the incoming administration of Canadian imperialism’s importance to US global power.
By Carl Bronski, 12 January 2017
Fishers have cited many examples of the FFAW-Unifor apparatus feathering its own nest at the expense of the workers.
By Laurent Lafrance, 11 January 2017
Lionel Desmond was suffering from PTSD but failed to receive the support he required due to systematic cuts to health care and veterans’ services.
By Louis Girard and Richard Dufour, 3 January 2017
Québec Solidaire’s special function within Quebec and Canadian politics is to attempt to revive popular enthusiasm for the retrograde and chauvinist program of Quebec independence.
By Louis Girard and Richard Dufour, 31 December 2016
QS is a pseudo-left, pro-capitalist party that articulates the aspirations and grievances not of the working class, but of privileged sections of the upper-middle class.
By Louis Girard, 24 December 2016
A prominent FTQ-Construction official has taken the leadership of a new right-wing populist party that combines anti-immigrant broadsides with demagogic denunciations of the “establishment.”
By Richard Dufour, 20 December 2016
The pseudo-left Québec Solidaire is preparing the political terrain for an “anti-Liberal” alliance with the pro-war, pro-austerity PQ.
By Roger Jordan, 15 December 2016
The Liberal government has lamely criticized the head of the Security Intelligence Review Committee for calling for NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden to be shot.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 10 December 2016
While the Trudeau government was rattled by Trump’s election, it is now seeking to position itself as the most loyal ally of what will be the most reactionary administration in US history.
By Laurent Lafrance, 9 December 2016
Although CUPW’s sellout of the postal workers’ struggle has emboldened the government to go on the offensive, Fightback has hailed its president as a “friend” and “comrade.”
By Roger Jordan, 6 December 2016
After Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr threatened to deploy the army against pipeline protesters, Green Party leader Elizabeth May sprang to his defence.
By Roger Jordan, 3 December 2016
The media has lauded Trudeau for his “bold” pipeline decision, urging him to show similar “leadership” in forcing through even more unpopular big business measures.
By Roger Jordan, 30 November 2016
The Canadian Labour Congress’ opposition to Bill C-27 is a sham.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 25 November 2016
Canada’s elite is determined to deepen collaboration with Washington as it pursues, under the most right-wing administration in US history, confrontation with its main rivals.
By Roger Jordan and Carl Bronski, 19 November 2016
Unifor’s imposition of another round of concessions contracts underscores the urgency of autoworkers repudiating its nationalist, pro-company perspective and building new organizations of struggle.
By Roger Jordan, 17 November 2016
The Trudeau government is hoping to woo international investors with the promise of long-term profits extracted from workers through user fees and tolls on public infrastructure.
By Laurent Lafrance, 16 November 2016
Canada’s defence minister travelled to Mali and Senegal last week to finalize plans for Canada to join French-led counter-insurgency operations in France’s former African colonies.
By Roger Jordan, 11 November 2016
Canada’s purportedly “progressive” Liberal government has rushed to partner with what will be the most right-wing administration in US history.
By Roger Jordan, 10 November 2016
The Federal Court criticized Canada’s premier spy agency for lying about its retention and use of metadata from persons not considered security threats.
By Carl Bronski, 8 November 2016
Fearful that the Integram strike would cut into the profits of the Detroit Three and galvanize opposition to the low-wage two-tier system, Unifor went into overdrive to shut it down.
By Janet Browning, 8 November 2016
The government is intent on making the population pay for the environmentally destructive, highly speculative dam project through electricity-rate hikes and social spending cuts.
By Roger Jordan, 7 November 2016
If the strike remains under Unifor’s control, it will inevitably be isolated and betrayed.
By Roger Jordan, 5 November 2016
Moves to privatize Canada’s eight largest airports are already well advanced.
Reject Ford Canada-Unifor sellout agreement
By Roger Jordan, 5 November 2016
Ford Canada workers should combine a “no” vote on the concessions deal with an urgent appeal to autoworkers in the US and Mexico for a united struggle against the auto bosses and their union accomplices.
By Laurent Lafrance, 4 November 2016
Of the candidates vying for PQ leader, the winner, Jean-François Lisée, is the most closely identified with the PQ’s support for austerity and promotion of chauvinism.
By Roger Jordan, 3 November 2016
Unifor works with the auto bosses to ensure their Canadian operations are “globally competitive,” while collaborating with the big business Liberals in pursuing austerity and war.
By Carl Bronski, 1 November 2016
Unifor leaders acknowledged there are “bad things” in the proposed deal with Ford and elements they “don’t like,” but refused to say anything more about them.
By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 29 October 2016
Under the ostensibly “refugee friendly” Trudeau government, the Canada Border Services Agency is continuing to incarcerate children in prison-like conditions in violation of international law.
By Jordan Shilton, 27 October 2016
Whether or not the deal is ultimately ratified, the conflicts over CETA have again starkly exposed the advanced state of decomposition of the European Union.
By Carl Bronski, 27 October 2016
In advance of the approaching contract deadline at Ford, Unifor President Jerry Dias is defending the sellout agreements imposed at General Motors and Fiat Chrysler.
By Roger Jordan, 25 October 2016
Big business representatives are applauding Unifor for giving up newly-hired autoworkers’ right to a guaranteed pension and are calling for this to become a new Canada-wide standard.
By Dylan Lubao, 25 October 2016
Jerry White addressed audiences of students and workers in Canada’s largest city on the need to build a global, working class-led movement against war.
By Laurent Lafrance, 24 October 2016
Under the guise of promoting peace and fighting “Islamist terror,” Canadian imperialism is preparing to advance its growing economic and geopolitical interests in Africa.
By Janet Browning, 24 October 2016
The Liberals have cut public sector jobs, hiked taxes, and slashed public services after plummeting oil prices blew a hole in the province’s budget.
By our reporters, 22 October 2016
Jerry White spoke to Ford Canada workers at the Oakville assembly plant, the center of opposition to the concessions agreement being pushed by the auto union, Unifor.
By Roger Jordan, 20 October 2016
Coming just weeks after the Flint sit-down strike, the 1937 strike at GM’s Oshawa facilities contains pivotal lessons for autoworkers fighting to defend their jobs and rights against the Detroit Three and the Unifor bureaucracy.
18 October 2016
White’s campaign is directed at mobilizing workers in the US, Canada and around the world against war and social inequality and the capitalist system in which they are rooted.
By Carl Bronski, 17 October 2016
The large “no” vote for a concessionary agreement Unifor is touting as the best in years indicates mounting opposition not just to its terms, but to the pro-company Unifor.
“How can you have a fair election if you don’t have the full information?”
By a reporting team, 15 October 2016
A Word Socialist Web Site Newsletter reporting team encountered strong opposition to the tentative contract deal between Unifor and Fiat Chrysler, based on the scant details released by the union.
Vote “No” on FCA-Unifor sellout deal
By Roger Jordan, 15 October 2016
If the latest concessions deal is to be defeated, everything depends on the independent initiative of FCA workers.
By Roger Jordan, 14 October 2016
FCA workers must reject the attempt to stampede them into another rotten concessions agreement and assert their democratic right to see the proposed contract in full.
“It’s not a union anymore, it’s a business”
By our reporters, 13 October 2016
Canadian autoworkers reacted strongly to the announcement of a concession-laden deal Tuesday between Unifor and Fiat Chrysler.
By Roger Jordan, 12 October 2016
Canada’s security agencies developed their own rendition-type program to circumvent the prohibitions on detention without charge and torture.
Form rank-and-file committees to unite workers in the US and Canada
By Carl Bronski, 12 October 2016
The WSWS Autoworker Newsletter calls on Fiat-Chrysler workers in Canada to reject the sell-out agreement and form rank-and-file factory committees to mobilize autoworkers north and south of the border.
By Roger Jordan, 11 October 2016
Unifor announced just before midnight Monday it had reached a rotten concessions agreement with Fiat-Chrysler modelled on the contract that it recently rammed through at GM.
As autoworkers mobilize against concession demands
By Carl Bronski, 8 October 2016
Militant opposition to the miserable GM pattern settlement is growing at Fiat Chrysler and Ford Canada auto plants.
By Roger Jordan, 7 October 2016
A successful autoworker counter-offensive requires not only a political and organizational break with the pro-company Unifor, but a political struggle against the entire ruling class and their political hirelings.
By Carl Bronski, 5 October 2016
Fearing mass rank-and-file opposition to the rotten “pattern” agreement Unifor reached at GM Canada, the local leadership at Ford’s Oakville assembly plant now claim to oppose it.
“If they bring back the same contract as GM we are going to reject it”
By Carl Bronski, 4 October 2016
Unifor’s bargaining team at Fiat-Chrysler in Canada is putting the finishing touches on the “pattern” agreement initially negotiated at GM late last month.
SEP presidential candidate Jerry White visits Windsor
By a WSWS reporting team, 4 October 2016
FCA Canada workers warmly greeted White and stopped to discuss their contract battle as well as the broader political questions raised by the US elections.
By Carl Bronski, 29 September 2016
Workers at Canadian plants operated by the Detroit Three auto companies spoke to the WSWS Autoworkers Newsletter of their opposition to contract concessions and the pro-company policies of Unifor.
By Laurent Lafrance, 28 September 2016
Despite making a public show of criticizing the task force’s call for further cuts in service and attacks on workers’ rights, CUPW bears political responsibility for the reactionary report.
Unifor’s big lie exposed
By Carl Bronski, 27 September 2016
A minister has let slip that Unifor’s much-trumpeted investment “guarantees” at General Motors Canada—“guarantees” it “won” through further concessions—are not a done deal.
Unifor president jeered by hundreds at Oshawa meeting
By Carl Bronski, 26 September 2016
Having rammed through a concessionary 4-year “pattern agreement” at GM, Unifor will now try to impose it on workers employed at Ford’s and Fiat-Chrysler’s Canadian operations.
By our reporters, 26 September 2016
Workers at the ratification vote decried the union’s refusal to release the full contract and its collusion with GM management.
22 September 2016
White’s campaign is directed at mobilizing workers in the US, Canada, and around the world against war and social inequality and the capitalist system in which they are rooted.
Demand release of full details and two weeks to vote
By Carl Bronski, 21 September 2016
Unifor is trying to rush through a sell-out agreement before GM Canada workers have a chance to study the full details of the still uncompleted deal.