Occupy Bay Street

Time to Occupy the Budget

Mark Stabile | Posted 05.13.2012 | Canada Politics
Mark Stabile

Though "Occupy the Legislature" may not have had the same ring, our policy decisions offer mechanisms that will either perpetuate or diminish the income divide in the years to come. With any luck, pending budget announcements will occupy our mutual scrutiny with the same fury that the protests have.

Occupy Toronto Hurting Business, Merchants Say

CBC | Posted 12.31.2011 | Canada

As Occupy Toronto protesters begin their third week of camping in a downtown park, the head of a neighbourhood business association said the gathering...

Separating Oil and State

Cameron Fenton | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

In Canada, corporate greed in our nation can be directly connected to the destruction of the natural world, perhaps most visually apparent in the tar sands. If the Occupy movement is going to break corporate control, we need to start where it is most apparent in our government. We need to "separate oil and state."

Hey Protesters: Our Top 1% Differs From U.S.

John Laforet | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada Politics
John Laforet

What does interim NDP Leader Nycole Turmel, have in common with Phillip Brown, General Manager of the City of Toronto's Shelter Housing Support and 65 employees at the Hospital for Sick Children? By my estimation, each of them earns an income that grants them membership to Canada's demonized one per cent.

Occupy Toronto Splinters, Bay Street Action Fizzles

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - A call to make a big splash in the heart of Canada's financial district as the workweek began caused a few ripples early Monday but ended wi...

Rachel Mendleson

Occupy Toronto Protesters Settle In For The Night

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada

UPDATE: The cold drizzle that settled over Toronto Saturday afternoon didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of Occupy Toronto protesters -- but can they...

Canadian Occupation Begins Today

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Their stories were varied, their demands different, but demonstrators drawn to the streets of Canada on Saturday were united by their desire...

Rachel Mendleson

Bank Of Canada Governor Hails Protests As 'Constructive'

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada

As protesters prepare to bring the Occupy Wall Street movement north of the border, Canada's top banker says he is sympathetic to their frustrations. ...

Rachel Mendleson

Priming A Revolution: Inside The Occupy Toronto Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada Business

It’s just before 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, and about 100 people have gathered on the patch of grass next to Toronto’s busy Bloor Street. As they gree...

Occupy Wall Street's Canadian Roots

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - With roots that reach as far as Cairo's fertile Tahrir Square, the protests roiling Wall Street will finally come full circle this weekend a...

15 Things to Demand at the Occupy Toronto Protest

Duff Conacher | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Politics
Duff Conacher

The window of opportunity to ensure a corporate responsibility system in Canada is open now. So, as many commentators have pointed out, while the planned demonstrations don't have specific proposals for change, demonstrators can easily join with the coalitions in supporting the push for these key changes.

Fears Occupy Bay Street Will Be G20 Rerun

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The orgy of vandalism and mass arrests of the G20 summit 16 months ago are casting a chill as protesters prepare to "occupy" Bay Street this...

Bay Street Bound

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - It's a mass protest movement without formal leadership that began on Wall Street, and on Saturday it will coalesce for the first time in Can...

'Ocupy Wall Street' Protests Coming To Canada

CP | Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Activists are planning an occupation of Toronto's financial district, following in the footsteps of protesters currently camped out on Wall ...