National Sections of the L5I:

Canada

Student strikes rock Québec and Chile

Students in Québec, Canada have been on strike for three months against the government’s attempts to raise university tuition fees, while Chilean students are protesting for reforms in the public educ Read more...

All-out Strike for 3300 Canadian Miners Over Pay and Pensions

Over 3300 Canadian miners are continuing an all-out strike action against the Brazilian mining company Vale Inco to defend their wages, terms and pensions. The strike, now entering its 18th week, consists of production and maintenance workers from Sudbury and Port Colborne, Ontario, and Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. Read more...

The return of toryism and the religious right in Canada

He heads a minority government pledged to cut the size of government, cut taxes, transfer more spending for social services down to the provinces where they are already being privatised, introduce a law and order agenda with minimum mandatory sentencing, bolster the military, withdraw from Kyoto and end plans for a national child care programme. He has pledged to try and rescind the same sex marriage bill and may try to introduce a bill restricting abortion. Read more...