• Time for Some Critical Thinking

    We learned many lessons in fighting the Conservative governments in the past, and personally in our long battle to block the privatization of Ontario Hydro One. Keep reading »

  • Cuts, Cuts, Cuts: Ontario’s New Education Funding Guide

    Doug Ford has got out his scissors! Everything is on the chopping block ( except his camper van). Or – more likely – he wants to open up public services to business. Keep reading »

  • Remembering the Metro Days of Action

    As Ontario faces a new round of neoliberal attacks on workers, the poor, racialized, and other marginalized communities it is important to draw lessons from past struggles. Watch video »

  • Class War Conservatism and Resistance to the Doug Ford Tories

    The Fordist Conservative government in Ontario presents a pressing challenge to politics as usual and raises the stakes for working class resistance. Almost immediately upon taking office Doug Ford and his Tory regime have gone on an offensive targeting diverse segments of the working class. In their aggressive actions they have shown themselves to be … Keep reading »

  • It’s Time We Dispel The Myth Of ‘Progressive’ Liberalism In Ontario

    Far from progressive public policy, it has been tax cuts and austerity that has prevailed in Ontario over the last decade. Keep reading »

  • Ontario Fights Back: Recalling the Harris years

    Canada, and its industrial heartland and largest province of Ontario, is far from immune from the right-wing populist forces gaining electoral ground and organizational force around the world. The June 7th election of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (PC), led by the politician, businessman and blowhard Doug Ford, to a majority government is an … Watch video »

  • Ontario Looks Right

    While U.S. socialists have always challenged the myth of American exceptionalism – that the U.S. is immune to class struggle and a politics linked to it – they tend to have the opposite view of Canadian politics: that the latter is somehow exceptional, rooted in a classic social-democratic and even socialist political culture that makes … Keep reading »

  • Doug Ford – Ontario’s Donald Trump?

    Todd Gordon is interviewed by Ashley Smith about what led to Doug Ford’s election in Ontario and what this means for Canadian politics. Keep reading »

  • What’s at Stake in the Ontario Election

    With just days to go until Ontario voters go to the polls it is worth remembering what is at stake in this election. The Ontario Liberals have been in power since 2003. It is clear their government is well past its due date. Years of scandals, Bay Street policies and austerity have left a sour … Keep reading »

  • Ontario Colleges On Strike

    More than 12,000 Ontario public college faculty were on the picket line rather than in their classrooms on Monday morning after talks between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council failed to produce a tentative collective agreement. “On October 14, we presented Council with a streamlined offer that represented what … Keep reading »

  • Ontario Election 2011: Hard-Right Rejected, But Neoliberalism Still On The Agenda

    In a very uninspiring campaign, the Liberal government of Dalton McGuinty has been re-elected to a third term. The Liberals ended up just one seat shy of a majority government – winning 53 of 107 seats in the legislature and 37.6 per cent of the popular vote. The McGuinty Liberals successfully fended off a stiff … Keep reading »

  • The Poverty of Ontario’s Liberals: The 2008 Budget

    The 2008 Ontario budget is a particularly revealing political statement. Until now, the McGuinty Liberals have had a comparatively stable economy to contend with. Year after year since 2003, they have been able to very modestly expand public spending. How times change. The crisis within the manufacturing sector has deepened and now threatens to spill … Keep reading »