By Simon Black and Larry Savage Originally posted on The Conversation On Labour Day, the Conservative Party’s new leader, Erin O’Toole, released a video touting his new “Canada First” economic strategy. In it, he blames big government, corporate [...]
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With Larry Savage The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout pose serious challenges for Canada’s workers. Naomi Klein’s 2007 bestseller, The Shock Doctrine, documented how political and economic elites have exploited crises to advance an [...]
Sports journalism is not immune from the year-end “listicle”, the clickbait content that dominates the Web every December. While I admit to being a sucker for these “best of” exercises, as a decade came to a close the stakes were high but the [...]
With Julie Stevens and Michele K. Donnelly The Dream Gap Tour of elite hockey players put the women’s game back in the news this fall. Some of the world’s best players — including more than 35 Olympians — played in the four-team exhibition [...]
With Anthony Fenton As Canada’s largest labour organization and the political arm of the labour movement, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has long been a voice for peace, human rights and social justice. But on one of the most controversial [...]
Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Harry Edwards’s classic of activist scholarship, The Revolt of the Black Athlete. Edwards was the architect of the 1968 Olympic Project for Human Rights, a campaign remembered most for the medal podium [...]
Andrew Zimbalist is professor of economics at Smith College and author of Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup, which The Guardian newspaper has called “A remarkable study that exposes the [...]