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    Resistance Mounts to Stephen Harper's Secret Police Bill
    Public support plummeting for Bill C-51 after National Day of Action and widespread criticism by public figures in Canada

      March 26, 2015

    Teaching Assistants Reject University of Toronto Offer
    Margaret Atwood, Stephen Lewis, and Naomi Klein among those who tweeted, supported, or refused to cross the picket lines of striking contract staff at U of T, says Omar Sirri, PhD student

      March 24, 2015

    Is Canada's "Patriot Act" a Political Ploy?
    Leo Panitch and Dimitri Lascaris discuss Canada's Bill C-51 and other issues facing Canadians as elections loom on the horizon

      March 14, 2015

    Striking TA's and Part-time Staff Frozen Out of a Living Wage at University of Toronto
    PhD student Omar Sirri says 65% of the teaching is being done by TA's and part-time contract staff, but they represent only 3.5% of the university budget

      March 6, 2015

    Nader: Canadian Anti-Terrorism Bill Follows America's Lead
    Political activist Ralph Nader discusses his open letter to Canadian PM Stephen Harper in which he criticizes Harper's fear mongering ahead of Canadian elections

      February 28, 2015

    Leaked RCMP Report Targets Activists as a Threat to National Security
    Greenpeace Canada's Keith Stewart explains why the proposed anti-terror legislation threatens civil liberties

      February 25, 2015

    Will Canada's 'Anti-Prostitution' Ban Protect Sex Workers?
    Sex Work Activist Naomi Sayers says the Harper government's legislation forces sex workers underground into unsafe working conditions

      January 12, 2015

    Fracking Opponents Celebrate Key Victories in New Brunswick, Quebec and New York
    Emma Lui of the Council of Canadians talks about the decisions against fracking in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec, while Eric Weltman of Food & Water Watch talks about New York becoming the second US state to ban fracking

      December 18, 2014

    Is This What Voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility Looks Like?
    Dimitri Lascaris on the case against Nevsun Resources, a Canadian mining company whose appalling labour record in Eritrea was brought to court by a consortium of Canadian Law firms

      December 4, 14

    Study Finds Racial Profiling Persists in Toronto Despite Ban
    Despite efforts to curtail racial profiling, a new study has shown it persists in Toronto's most marginalized communities, says Sabrina 'Butterfly' GoPaul of the group Jane Finch Action Against Poverty

      November 21, 14

    Despite Senate Vote on Keystone XL, Tar Sands Oil Will Still Reach the Gulf
    Obama has quietly approved the Alberta Clipper, a cross-border pipeline between the U.S and Canada that will connect with the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, say journalists Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog and Cherri Foytlin of

      November 19, 14

    What's Behind the Defeat of the Left in Toronto?
    Professor Leo Panitch discusses the appeal of Toronto's conservative mayor-elect and the failure of the left to galvanize the working class

      October 29, 14

    Canadian MPs Vote to Expand Support to Fight IS
    Prime Minister Harper is an honorary conservative American, says Ariel Salzmann, associate professor at Queen's University

      October 8, 14

    China-Canada Investment Agreement Locks Canada into Legally Binding Terms
    Hupacasath First Nation Legal Challenge argues that the deal was unconstitutional but the judge failed to consider the impact on the whole Nation, ruling in favor of the government

      October 3, 14

    Canada's Largest Union Protests Pension Cuts
    Former CUPE senior research officer Kevin Skerrett and political economist Michel Lizee explain the proposed reform bill to pensions and how it will result in the transfer of risk from employers to employees

      October 3, 14

    On the Misrepresentations of Gaza in Canadian News Coverage
    Middle East Professor Ariel Salzmann and activist Azeezah Kanji cite specific examples of how Canadian media has misrepresented the ongoing assault and how the Harper government aims to fuel this conflict to ensure high prices for Tar Sands oil

      October 3, 14

    Why Canada Continues to Back Israel Despite Gaza Assault
    Prof. Reg Whitaker examines why Harper administration continues to support Israel in the face of growing international condemnation

      July 27, 2014

    One Year after Historic Oil Train Disaster, Risks Abound
    Journalist Steve Horn and Greenpeace Canada's Keith Stewart discuss how the transportation of crude oil via rail has only increased despite alarming safety concerns and environmental risks

      July 14, 2014

    Ontario Election: By Targeting Liberals, Will NDP Help Elect Right-Wing Conservatives?
    Greg Albo and Leo Panitch discuss the role of the NDP in the June 12 election that might elect a 'tea party'-like Conservative government

      October 3, 14

    Group Petitions For Divestment From Fossil Fuels By University of Toronto
    Dimitri Lascaris discusses whether divestment or engagement is the better strategy for effecting meaningful change in the relationship between higher education and the fossil fuels industry

      October 3, 14

    Canadian Securities Regulators Moving Ahead with US-Style No-Contest Settlements
    Dimitri Lascaris: Canadian regulators are planning to implement no-contest practices that US judges are criticizing

      October 3, 14

    Canadians Protest Against Pipelines, Climate Change Policy
    Journalist Jenny Uechi and First Nations Activist Amanda Lickers discuss the May 10 day of action

      January 19, 15

    Koch Brothers Are The Largest Foreign Lease Holder of Canadian Oil Sands
    Funding think tanks, the Kochs are poised to influence debate on oil policy and shift the social fabric of Canada.

      October 3, 14

    Harper Government Brands Charity Aiding Palestinian Orphans A 'Terrorist Organization'
    Yves Engler: Canadian government attacking aid groups aiding needy Palestinians while giving tax-exempt status to organizations bankrolling Israeli settlement expansion, considered illegal under international law

      October 3, 14

    Canada Shifts to Right Under Harper, Mimicking the United States
    Canada Panel with Leo Panitch and Yves Engler

      October 3, 14

    Quebecers Reject PQ and Elect a Liberal Government Representing Big Business
    Leo Panitch: "PQ fronting Pierre Peladeau as a their star candidate blew up in their faces"

      October 3, 14

    Elections, Pipelines, and Protests - The Canada Panel
    Yves Engler explains why 50,000 Quebec students voted for a one-day strike & Jenny Uechi discusses the Vancouver Observer expose on Premier Christy Clark's hidden ties to the Northern Gateway Pipeline

      October 3, 14

    BC Pipeline Fight and Quebec Elections - The Canada Panel
    Linda Solomon Wood and Yves Engler also report on the residential schools case and the Fair Election Act

      October 3, 14

    From Pipelines to Peladeau - Canadian Report
    Yves Engler and Linda Solomon Wood discuss native resistance to tar sands pipeline and media mogul Pierre Karl Peladeau running as candidate for the Parti Quebecois

      March 20, 2014

    Hundreds of Keystone XL Protestors Arrested, Look to Influence Obama's Final Decision on Pipeline
    Hundreds of students demand President Obama reject the Keystone XL pipeline deal, but Obama has already fast tracked the southern half of the pipeline which is currently delivering Canadian tar sands to Texas refineries

      March 3, 2014

    Indigenous Group Fighting Tar Sands Gets Boost From Neil Young
    First Nations Chief Allan Adam discusses the Tar Sands awareness tour with Canadian musician Neil Young and the health issues that communities face

      October 3, 14

    Harper Pledges $66 Million to Palestinian Authority, But Does it Aid Palestinians?
    Yves Engler: Canadian government funds go to policing Palestinians and supporting the corrupt Palestinian Authority

      January 26, 2014

    Canadian Government Bent On Expanding Weapon Sales Globally
    Yves Engler: The Harper administration is propping up its domestic arms industry without regard to the consequences of weapons sales to countries like Colombia and Saudi Arabia

      October 3, 14

    Canada's Top Spy Watchdog Lobbied For Pipeline Construction
    Engler: Canada's head of intelligence oversight board lobbied for pipeline construction as its internal spy agency spied on pipeline competitors

      October 3, 14

    NAFTA Strengthened Canada's Corporate Class
    Engler: Free trade deal bolstered neoliberal capitalism in Canada and opened it up to further resource extraction

      October 3, 14

    Canada's Lubicon Lake Nation Continue Anti-fracking Campaign, Appeal Court Injunction
    Members of Lubicon Lake Nation fight pro-fracking injunction granted in favor of Penn West Petroleum

      October 3, 14

    Hunger-striking Immigrant Detainees Held in Canada for Years Without Trial
    Supporters rally in snowstorm outside maximum security prison to show solidarity for prisoners being held without charges or release date

      October 3, 14

    Climate Change Clears The Way For The Extraction of Arctic Resources
    Canada and Russia are investing in military infrastructure in order to protect economic interests in Arctic energy resources

      October 3, 14

    Snowden Reveals Extent of Canada's Spying on Behalf of NSA
    Yves Engler: Ed Snowden latest leaks confirms widespread NSA spying by Canadian government, including of countries inaccessible to the US

      October 3, 14

    Preliminary Deal Reached for New Major Tar Sands Pipeline in Western Canada
    Yves Engler: Opposition likely to grow against a new tar sands pipeline between British Columbia and Alberta

      October 3, 14

    Ontario Activists Protest Tar Sands Pipeline By Locking Themselves to Machinery
    Protests escalate against Enbridge Line 9 pipeline as government of Ontario refuses to conduct environmental assessment

      October 3, 14

    Canada Stands Firm Against Iran Nuke Deal, Cozies Up to Israel & Saudi Arabia
    Canada defies international consensus on Iran as PM Harper seeks to increase weapons sales to Saudi Arabia

      October 3, 14

    Toronto Public Housing Residents Bring Demands Straight to Feds
    Historic rally joins tenants and city officials in demand for repairs funding

      October 3, 14

    City Council Strips Mayor of Key Powers, Protesters Rally to "Save Toronto"
    Rob Ford becomes a mayor "in name only" as latest wave of allegations bring an admission of drunk driving and use of sexually explicit language

      October 3, 14

    TRNN REPLAY: Toronto Mayor's Scandal Shifts Focus From Poverty, Racialized Communities
    Publication of new video shows mayor intoxicated and behaving erratically; video triggers more sensationalism from press

      November 9, 2013

    Toronto police confirm existence of crack cocaine video; mayor dismisses calls for his resignation
    Police investigation finds video consistent with existing media reports and leads to extortion charge of mayor's friend and driver, Sandro Lisi

      October 3, 14

    Scandal Hits Canada's Senate, Adding to Harper Government's List of Corruption
    Yves Engler: Three of Canada's unelected Senators filed ineligible expense claims and have been told to repay $277,000 in wrongfully claimed expenses

      October 3, 14

    Canadian Company's Plan to Use Cyanide to Mine Romania's Gold Put On Hold After Mass Protests
    Thousands of Romanians protest the environmental and cultural impact of mining Europe's largest gold mine

      October 3, 14

    Canada and EU to Ink Largest Trade Agreement since NAFTA
    CETA prioritizes investor and intellectual property rights above environmental and consumer regulations.

      October 3, 14

    First-Ever Case of Canadian Mining Company Going To Trial In Canada For Alleged Abuses Abroad
    The trial of HudBay Minerals marks a first-time legal precedent of a Canadian company being held to account in Canadian courts for alleged shootings and gang rapes in Guatemala

      October 3, 14

    Tar Sands Protesters Commandeer Public Meeting, Energy Officials Run for the Door
    First Nations and environmental activists interrupt Enbridge's pipeline plans.

      October 3, 14

    Canadian Police Use Military Tactics to Disperse Indigenous Anti-Fracking Blockade
    New Brunswick Mounted Police deploy rubber bullets and tear gas, arrest 40 protesters for blockading highway.

      October 3, 14

    Enbridge Line 9 Hearings Met With Resistance in Montreal, As Pipeline Plan Provokes Wider Concern
    Sarah Harmer and prominent musicians sing against Enbridge Line 9 reversal project; Quebec and Ontario residents mobilize to challenge oil and gas conglomerate

      October 3, 14

    Idle No More Protestors Take to the Streets in Global Day of Action
    Idle No More protestors assert treaty rights and nationhood as part of International Day of Action

      October 3, 14

    Canadians Imprisoned in Egypt Indefinitely After Filming Military Brutality
    Upon their arrest, Tarek Loubani and John Greyson reported being beaten and abused, while the military says they could face murder charges

      October 3, 14

    Outrage Over Province's Proposal to Arm Toronto Cops With Tasers
    Toronto residents cite long running concerns of police brutality among the Toronto police force and the health risks of tasers use, in opposing wider deployment of the weapon

      September 28, 2013

    Canada's Government Silences Scientists, Sides With Corporate Interests
    Climate scientists were muzzled from speaking to the press, causing an 80 percent decrease in the coverage of environmental stories

      October 3, 14

    With Keystone XL Delayed, Trans-Canada Sets Eyes on "Energy East"
    Yves Engler: Environmental and indigenous rights groups rightfully concerned about Trans-Canada's proposed "Energy East" pipeline

      October 3, 14

    TRNN REPLAY: Alberta Regulator Approves Tar Sands Expansion Despite "Irreversible" Eco Impact
    Indigenous activists and supporters embark on 4th annual Healing Walk, raise awareness on tar sands effects

      July 26, 2013

    Week of Enbridge Tar Sands Actions Launch Idle No More's Sovereignty Summer
    Protesters across Canada engaged in civil disobedience in solidarity with Swamp Line 9 activists in Hamilton, Ontario; Toronto activists target Ontario courthouse

      October 3, 14

    Growing Concern Cuts to Toronto Youth Programs Will Bring "Summer of War"
    Community leaders fear rise in gun violence will result from cuts to summer youth programs in Toronto's poor and under-serviced neighborhoods

      October 3, 14

    Scandal and Corruption in Canada's Right Wing Governments
    Leo Panitch: Toronto's right populist Mayor is accused of crack use and PM Harper accused of covering up corruption in the Senate - their more serious crimes are attacks on workers rights and on public services

      October 3, 14

    No Doomsday but Ontario Takes Out the Knives
    Jim Stanford: Ontario slashes with austerity regime even though predicted massive deficit has not developed

      October 3, 14

    Canadian Budget "Austerity on Autopilot"
    Jim Stanford: In spite of data showing the Canadian economy is slowing down, the new Federal Budget pushes cuts and a balanced budget which will make recession worse - true under-utilization of labor is 12 percent

      October 3, 14

    Are Toronto Homeless Shelters Overcrowded?
    City maintains there are enough beds but activists and shelter operators say they are running at over capacity

      March 18, 2013

    Harper's Venezuela Insult Shows Right Ideology Trumping Canadian Interest
    Yves Engler: Harper's "condolence" message on death of Hugo Chavez shows Harper has pushed Canadian policy so far right it even jeopardizes business interest in Latin America

      October 3, 14

    Canadian Government Fights US Opposition to Tar Sands Pipeline
    Yves Engler: Unprecedented aggressive lobbying campaign by Canada to push Obama to say yes to XL pipeline

      October 3, 14

    Canada Suspends Aid to Haiti, UN, US, Canada Spend Money on "Security" as Cholera Persists
    Mark Weisbrot: Canada demands more effective Haitian government but most aid went to NGO's; failure of government a result of American and Canadian backed coup

      October 3, 14

    Idle No More: Indigenous Peoples in Canada Actions in Support of Chief's Hunger Strike
    Hunger strike by Chief Theresa Spence against new government legislation and long term denial of indigenous rights sparks nation wide movement

      January 4, 2013

    Global Mining and Tar Sands Oil Drive Canadian Foreign Policy
    Yves Engler: Harper's right wing foreign policy protects interests of big oil and mining

      October 3, 14

    Canadian Aid to Haiti Tied to Mining Interests
    Yves Engler: Strategic objectives of Canadian aid are to strengthen a pro-elite police and advance Canadian commercial interests

      January 13, 2013

    Canada Wages a "Low Level War" Against Iran
    Yves Engler: Harper government at forefront of supporting "killer sanctions" against Iran amidst deepening ties with Israel

      January 7, 2013

    Canada and Israel - The Ugly Canadian
    Yves Engler: PM Harper has moved Canada to become the closest ally of the Israeli hard right

      October 3, 14

    Canadian Armed Forces an Adjunct to US - The Ugly Canadian
    Yves Engler: The Canadian government played a major role in the bombing of Libya. It was a Canadian general that oversaw the whole NATO mission and approved the bombing targets.

      November 19, 2012

    The Ugly Canadian
    Yves Engler: Prime Minister Harper's government actively campaigns against international treaties and legislation around the world that aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions

      November 14, 2012

    Global Mining and The Ugly Canadian
    Yves Engler: The Canadian Harper government actively interferes in the affairs of other countries on behalf of mining companies registered in Canada

      November 15, 2012

    New Quebec Government Cancels Tuition Hike
    Richard Fidler: CLASSE student organization sets its sights on free university tuition

      September 24, 2012

    Quebec Election Gives Students a Victory on Tuition Hikes, Fight for Free Education Continues
    Jérémie Bédard-Wien: Quebec student activists work to create a global movement for the right to a free education

      October 3, 14

    Quebec Students Continue Resistance
    Report on the Quebec student movement's July mass protest and future plans

      October 3, 14

    The Death of Evidence in Canada
    Diane Orihel: Canadian scientists protest against Harper government's attack on environmental science

      July 23, 2012

    Could Police Repression at Toronto G-20 Happen Again?
    Lawyers Paul Copeland and Howard Morton discuss the major review of police actions during the Toronto G-20 and if there has been accountability

      June 29, 2012

    Quebec Student Strike Gathers Wide Support
    Worldwide marches held in solidarity with striking Quebec students

      October 3, 14

    Quebec Students Resist State Repression
    Paul Jay talks to Jérémie Bédard-Wien, Student Organizer, CLASSE

      October 3, 14

    Protests Against Brutal Repression and Draconian Law in Quebec
    Lawyers join students in protest against Quebec Bill 78

      October 3, 14

    Quebec Student Movement Grows with Popular Support
    People from Montreal's communities bang pots and pans to show support as students broaden demands

      October 3, 14

    250,000+ Defy Anti-Protest Law in Quebec
    Jeremie Bedard: Students will insist on their rights to education and their right to protest

      October 3, 14

    Quebec's Maple Spring
    May 1st in Montreal was a display of how the student strike is part of Quebec's larger struggle against neo-liberalism

      October 3, 14

    Over 165,000 Students On Strike in Quebec Over Planned Tuition Hikes
    Students lead tens of thousands in protests against tuition hikes and neoliberal reforms of Quebec government

      October 3, 14

    Denying Civil Rights is a Crime
    TRNN Replay: Paul Jay on austerity, mass protests and mass arrests

      April 6, 2012

    Is Canada's Gold Corp. Good for Guatemala? Pt2
    Lyuba Zarsky: Environmental and health effects are a violation of human rights

      November 21, 2011

    Is Canada's Gold Corp. Good for Guatemala?
    Lyuba Zarsky: 85% of gold revenues leave the country, where majority live in poverty

      November 14, 2011

    Independent Movement Must Pressure Ontario Minority Government
    Jim Stanford: Unions and grassroots organizations shouldn't rely on political parties to effect change in new Ontario government

      October 8, 2011

    Canadian Native Leaders and Activists Oppose Tar Sands Pipeline
    180 protestors arrested as protest condemns PM Harper tar sands plans

      October 3, 14

    An Adult Conversation About Taxes
    Hugh Mackenzie: Politicians are childish saying they can cut costs without losing services

      October 5, 2011

    Rich Getting Richer in Ontario
    Hugh Mackenzie: From 1992 to 2007, 90% of the income gain in Canada went to the top 1% while their effective tax rate went down

      September 28, 2011

    Real World MIA in Elections Rhetoric
    Linda McQuaig: In the US and Canada, the deliberate policies that created great wealth for the top 1% and suffering for the rest is not talked about

      October 4, 2011

    The Trouble with Billionaires
    Linda McQuaig: Concentration of wealth in North America growing and dragging down economy

      October 1, 2011

    Ontario Elections - Is Small Business Really the Answer?
    Leo Panitch: All parties are pledging to help small business, but that's where workers have the least rights

      October 3, 2011

    Ontario Elections - Is This All There Is?
    Sam Gindin: The times cry out for a radical alternative to capitalism

      October 2, 2011

    Why Unions Want to Stop a Tory Victory in Ontario
    Jim Stanford: A Conservative victory in Ontario will continue the work of the Harris government, a major setback for labour

      September 27, 2011

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