Northern Reflections: Canadian Class Warfare

Linda McQuaig writes that, until the temporary foreign workers program blew up in its face, the Harper government was able to keep one of its key initiatives — class warfare — under the radar: Apart from this clumsy fiasco, the Harperites have been adroit at keeping their anti-worker bias under the radar. Instead, they’ve directed ...

Northern Reflections: A Recipe For Economic Disaster

When historians sit down to write about how radical the Harper government was, they will surely focus on how it treated labour. Tom Walkom writes that legislating an end to a railway strike is nothing new in Canada: Canadian governments, whether Liberal or Conservative, have never let railway strikes drag on. Back-to-work legislation has been ...