Category Archives: Welfare

Unite against Trump’s ultra-right racists!

The election of Donald Trump marks an extremely dangerous shift, that threatens peace, democracy and sovereignty abroad, and labour, civil, social, and equality rights in the U.S. As the de facto leader of a fascist movement, Trump has been compared … Continue reading

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Silence never won rights: resigning of the director of the Montreal Science Centre

At this point, the long strike continues, after the workers of the Vieux-Port (Old Port) of Montreal rejected a tentative agreement held by the negotiation teams of the PSAC Local 10333 and the Société du Vieux-Port de Montréal (SVPM). The … Continue reading

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Trudeau’s Pension Reform: Where’s the Beef?

The best thing about the federal government’s pension reform is its pending decision to restore the age of eligibility for Old Age Security (OAS) to 65. It was Harper who raised the age to 67, citing the OECD countries which … Continue reading

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Higher prescription costs (reason #3 for rejecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership)

Proposed intellectual property rules in the TPP would limit competition in the pharmaceutical industry from generic drug manufacturers. Patients will wait longer for affordable treatments, and medicine and vaccine prices will skyrocket. Photo credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto     The current … Continue reading

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Suing taxpayers for “future profits” (reason #2)

  Like NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement), the TPP contains investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions which allow corporations to sue governments for legislation which could mean lost “future profits.” There were 12 such cases brought against Canada from … Continue reading

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Historic Labour Struggle Rocks France

PV Vancouver Bureau, with files from the Morning Star and other sources – June 30, 2016 One of the biggest labour struggles carried out in decades by French workers continued through June, as the country hosted the Euro 2016 soccer … Continue reading

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Le Front Commun launches rotating strikes across Quebec

PV Montreal Bureau The Front Commun (Common Front) of public sector trade unions in Quebec stepped up workplace actions in late October with a rotating strike across the province, as negotiations with the Couillard Liberal government remain stalled. The actions … Continue reading

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