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July 10, 2019, by Geoffrey McCormack

On June 7, the Globe and Mail‘s David Parkinson painted a rosy picture of the Canadian labour market. “Canada’s unemployment rate sinks to new low as hiring gains continue,” the […]

Chop Suey Nation: newcomers follow their dreams to rural communities

July 8, 2019, by Lauren R. Korn

In Nackawic, New Brunswick, a Chinese restaurant called Saigon’s Garden rests at the end of a rural dirt road. According to Ann Hui’s Chop Suey Na ...

Canada Day: Migrant justice movements outraged by Trudeau’s move to exclude refugees

July 4, 2019, by No One Is Illegal - Halifax/K’jipuktuk and Solidarity Across Borders

Solidarity Across Borders and No One Is Illegal – Halifax/K’jipuktuk are speaking out against an underhanded attack on refugees and migrants i ...

Is Canadian capitalism heading for a crisis? Part 6: A shock

June 27, 2019, by Geoffrey McCormack

The housing boom is the largest contributor to Canada’s economy, but it rests on growing household debt. And now it appears it may have reached its ...

  • All are not equal before the law in Guatemala
    February 6, 2019, by Jackie McVicar

    Last June, I got asked to help with translation for folks working on a documentary about the international declaration on human rights. They were interviewing communities impacted by Canadian mining […]

  • UNB professor reveals the hidden curriculum
    January 16, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Education was “a tool for social transformation and community survival” for many women educators of colour. An enthusiastic group of one hundred people attended a lecture by Dr. Funké Aladejebi […]

  • Offshoring retirement: New trends in aging globally
    December 29, 2018, by Matthew Hayes

    Retirement is changing. As recent debates about public pensions in New Brunswick make clear, workers are increasingly worried about the stability of their pensions, even as a growing number also […]

  • “Ongoing genocide:” An interview with Bruce Clark
    December 28, 2018, by Brett Stanford

    Bruce Clark’s new book Ongoing Genocide caused by Judicial Suppression of the “Existing” Aboriginal Rights argues that the Canadian judicial system has legalised the ongoing genocide of Indigenous peoples in Canada by […]

  • Not one more deportation
    April 16, 2018, by Amy Darwish and Gwendolyn Muir

    Editorial note: On April 13, 2018, the Trudeau government deported Lucy Granados to Guatemala. Lucy’s supporters hope she will be able to return.   At 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March […]

  • Let Lucy Stay
    April 11, 2018, by Gül Çaliskan

    Update: On April 13, 2018, Lucy Granados was deported from Canada to Guatemala. Lucy’s supporters in Canada are organizing for her return to Canada.  This speech was delivered by Gül Çaliskan, […]

  • Alton Gas cavern site lacks regulation and oversight
    October 18, 2016, by Ken Summers for the NS Advocate

    KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Lots has been written about the protracted battles on the planned Alton Gas discharge of huge amounts of salt brine into the Shubenacadie River. However, the Alton […]

  • Capitalism, crisis and American empire
    September 20, 2016, by Bruce Wark

    Leo Panitch remembers meeting Sam Gindin during the 1960s when they attended the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg where they grew up. “We studied Latin and economics in first year […]

  • Strike or lockout looms at Canada Post
    June 29, 2016, by Robert Devet for the NS Advocate

    KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – All signs point to work interruptions at Canada Post some time after July 2nd, be it a lockout of its workers by Canada Post or a strike […]

  • Canadian mining companies exploiting last colony in Africa
    February 24, 2016, by Yves Engler

    In violation of international law two major Canadian companies are buying the non-renewable resources of Africa’s last remaining colony. Saskatoon’s PotashCorp and Calgary’s Agrium have partnered with Morocco’s state-owned OCP [&hel ...

  • The fairy tale about a brave Canadian general in Rwanda
    January 12, 2016, by Yves Engler

    Like children’s fairy tales, foreign policy myths are created, told and retold for a purpose. The Boy Who Cried Wolf imparts a life lesson while entertaining your five year-old niece. […]

  • 4-year-old Daksh is coming home to Canada
    December 29, 2015, by Matthew Behrens, Rural Refugee Rights Network

    Dec 24, 2015 — After a meeting with Santa Claus and Immigration Minister John McCallum, Ottawa parents Bhavna Bajaj and Aman Sood received the good news they have been dreaming […]

  • Refugees Welcome Fredericton Rally
    December 2, 2015, by Refugees Welcome Fredericton

    Join the Refugees Welcome Fredericton Rally on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1:00pm at Fredericton City Hall (corner of Queen and York). The rally is part of actions happening across the […]