On March 23, Justin Trudeau held a meeting with all premiers to discuss whether or not to implement the federal Emergencies Act. As this issue of People’s Voice goes to press, he is stating that he will hold off for the time being.
PV Alberta Bureau
Energy price wars and global pandemics would be a challenge for any economy. Price wars, pandemics and Jason Kenney’s budget are a recipe for disaster.
Kenney has come out with a budget that would have been bad for Albertans [...]
Ontario will likely be one of the provinces hit the hardest by the pandemic. The province has the most confirmed cases of COVID-19, while it is last in the country when it comes to per capita expenditures on hospitals. Almost three decades of the [...]
PV Atlantic Bureau
As People’s Voice goes to press, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador is set to release the report of its inquiry into the troubled Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. The inquiry was tasked with investigating costs for [...]
Stronger province-wide fightback needed to resist cuts, privatization
On March 3 Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister released his ministerial mandate letters, which pledge to reduce “dependency on government” by cutting services, [...]
In what can only be described as a gift to Benjamin Netanyahu in his scramble to remain in power, Justin Trudeau sent a letter to the International Criminal Court (ICC) saying it had no jurisdiction to investigate Israeli war crimes against [...]
By Jim Felix
When Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party (UCP) ended Alberta's brief period of NDP government last year, the province's labour movement knew that tougher times were on the way. Unlike the era of Ralph Klein's spending cuts in [...]
The Communist Party of Canada has issued a statement calling on Parliament to refuse to ratify the US-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA) and urging the labour and democratic movements to mobilize against the deal, which is a continuation of [...]
By Bronwyn Cragg
Ontario’s legislature has returned to session and with it comes the new, but much-contested, Bill 168 (or the “Combating Antisemitism Act”). Tabled in December by Conservative MPP Will Bouma, and having already passed its first [...]
As this issue goes to press, legislation enabling the implementation of the US-Canada-Mexico trade agreement is progressing smoothly through Parliament. Too smoothly. Bill C-4 has already passed its second reading and has been sent to committee for [...]
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