Politics

Tighten railway safety rules: Olivia Chow

‘Basic business practices such as up-to-date databases, quality assurance programs and performance standards are insufficient or missing’ By Marc-André Viau – The Official Opposition’s Transport critic, Olivia Chow (Toronto–Spadina), is proposing measures to tighten railway safety rules in Canada.  “By ...

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Harperites sabotaging CPP improvement talks: CLC

‘Self-interested groups want to force Canadians to rely upon privately-administered PRPPs and RRSPs as vehicles for retirement savings’ By Dennis Gruending – The President of the Canadian Labour Congress says that the Conservative government is deliberately trying to sabotage federal-provincial ...

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Back a law to recall crooked pols

‘Politics is off the rails in Ontario’—Greens By Becky Smit – Support for legislation to recall provincial and municipal officials was endorsed by Green Party of Ontario members at their annual convention in Oshawa over the weekend. “Politics is off ...

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So much for Ontario’s wage freeze

In Ontario a wage freeze doesn’t actually mean a freeze on wages By Candice Malcolm – After six painful weeks of negotiations between Premier Kathleen Wynne and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, the budget was just finally passed in mid-June. And ...

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