Rethinking Canada. This season, the war on workers — and how to fight back.

COMMONS

Hosted by Arshy Mann
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WORK 5 – The Westray Disaster

The story of Westray is one of managerial malice and the heroism of everyday people. But why is it that governments let this happen over and over again, at the expense of so many lives?
April 17, 2024

WORK #4 – Reaping the Whirlwind

It’s a story of racism and labour exploitation that goes back decades, even centuries. And it’s a prophecy of what is to come — that the hardships inflicted on migrant farm workers are only a trial run for the rest of us. 
April 10, 2024

WORK #3 – Bitter Harvest

To understand why the situation remains so bad, we need to go back in time to a moment when there was progress and hope. A moment when it looked like things might truly change for the better.
April 3, 2024

WORK #2 – State of Emergency Rooms

Across Canada, emergency rooms have been shutting down, leaving desperate people in the lurch. And at the heart of this health care crisis, is a labour crisis.
March 27, 2024

WORK #1 – The War on Workers

The rise of gig work and temp agencies have made employment more precarious than ever
March 20, 2024

Introducing our new season… Work

This season of COMMONS will dig into the fascinating history and ever-changing present of what it means to be a worker in Canada.
March 6, 2024

Bonus: Everybody Loves Romana

In this bonus episode, COMMONS producer Noor Azrieh sits down with Peter Smith to discuss his reporting on right-wing conspiracy groups like Qanon and Romana Didulo.
February 7, 2024

CANADALAND #914 Stock Buybacks: How Grocers Eat Themselves

Canada’s biggest grocery chains spent nearly 2 billion last year buying up their own stocks.
January 3, 2024
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