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Dumping, Lobbying, and Brewing
Revisiting a trio of CANADALAND stories from the past year and a bit
Lessons from the one unionized Starbucks in Canada
A single Starbucks location, in Victoria, B.C., successfully organized in 2020. Now several others are hoping to join them.
Wag the Doug
#42 Why Are These People So Happy
Our election coverage continues into week three. This week, there was a weirdly upbeat leaders’ debate, two party leaders got COVID and several trade unions came out in support of Doug Ford and the PCs. Jonathan and Allison break down what it all means.
The Radicalization of Corey Mintz
How a lifestyle reporter became a labour reporter, without ever leaving the food beat
Wag the Doug
#34 Doug’s Labour Loss
With an election seven months away, Doug Ford’s government has suddenly decided it’s pro-worker. But would any of their proposed reforms actually improve the lives of low-income and gig workers in Ontario?
The White Saviors
Chapter Two – The Cult of Kielburger
Kids in 17,000 schools have been encouraged to take the WE Pledge, join the WE movement, and “Live WE.” But what does that really mean? In practice, it has meant fundraising for WE, paying the Kielburgers’ private company for a “voluntourism” trip, going to work for WE, and living in communal WE housing. According to many of those who lived WE, it meant joining an organization very much like a “cult.”
“I am a human, not an animal”
In Canada, migrant care workers are trapped in a system that creates "purposeful inequality." COVID has only made it worse.
The CBC fired a reporter who tried to blow the whistle on systemic racism
The broadcaster acted improperly when they combed through the employee's private messages for evidence of a leak, arbitrator rules
Essential Voices: Working in the Pandemic
Essential workers from across the country talk about the unique challenges of these strange times
Before Daily Hive Grew, People Wrote for Free. Now an Early Contributor Is Going to Court to Get Paid.
Writer claims he was sold on a "ground-floor opportunity"