Highlights / protest

Environment, Politics

Thousands join Vancouver climate march with Greta Thunberg

Thousands of Canadians joined Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg in a climate march in downtown Vancouver Friday. The rally organized by Sustainabiliteens, a local youth organization, began at 11 a.m. outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. Thunberg, 16, is expected to speak at» 

Environment, International, Society

Frustrating commute for workers in major cities coming on Monday

For people with jobs trying to get to work or otherwise have appointments, it’s going to be a frustrating day on Monday, October 7. Climate activists calling themselves Extinction Rebellion in several major cities plan civil disobedience actions by blocking» 

Environment, Society

Climate strikes: Canadian school boards and colleges to let students protest

Like Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old global star in the fight against climate change, many Canadian students will take to the streets on Friday, September 27 to participate in climate events and some school boards across the country are even helping» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Protest and concern over bottled water extraction

A handful of activists arrived in front of the Ontario provincial legislature today seeking to highlight the ongoing issue of groundwater extraction by giant commercial water bottling operations . Using the figures from the multinational Nestle, they say the company» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, Society

School rugby programmes cancelled in Nova Scotia

The maritime province of Nova Scotia announced it has ceased all its high-school rugby programmes. The decision was apparently based on insurance costs and injury rates. There’s no doubt that rugby is a rough and tumble game like most other» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Society

Exclusive themed dinner protested in Toronto

It’s called “Dinner with a view”, but anti-poverty groups called their protest, “dinner with a view-of the rich”. The “pop up” dinner, independently organised and not connected with the City of Toronto featured a number of small clear domes which» 

Economy, Society

Quebec’s taxi industry calls off protest after ‘dramatic incident’ on live TV

Quebec’s taxi drivers have called off a protest against plans by the provincial government to deregulate the industry after a driver harmed himself on live television Friday. The driver sustained only minor injuries and his life is not in danger» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International

British Columbia pipeline protest update

Yesterday afternoon, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police dismantled a First Nations road blockade in northern B.C. They were enforcing a December court injunction against members of the Wet’suwet’en who are protesting a proposed 700 kilometre gas pipeline which» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International

Pipeline protests continue: Gas pipeline in northern British Columbia

While debate over oil pipelines in southern Canada continue, another pipeline conflict is brewing in northern British Columbia. This time it concerns a 700 kilometre gas pipeline to stretch from Dawson Creek in the northeast of the province to Kitimat» 

Society

Rail workers protest jobs going to foreign firms

Employees of the national passenger railway, Via Rail, will be handing out leaflets at stations across the country today protesting the contracting out of work to foreign multinational corporations. Via Rail is a crown corporation and, as such, is wholly»