Occupy Canada

We Should Be Proud of Pint-Sized Protestors

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Danielle S. McLaughlin

Recently, I heard a Grade 6 student explain that he and his friends had walked out of school to protest against a government measure that they believed had resulted in their teachers' rights being taken away. The principal was not impressed. I think we should be very impressed. What are our children in Canada seeing in the streets of our cities and towns? Idle No More, Occupy, protests in Ontario and Quebec by teachers and students -- and remember the G-20 protests in Toronto in 2010? While some of us looked the other way, the children are still watching.

Canada's Wage Gap: Just How Bad Is It?

The Huffington Post Canada | Jeff Fraser | Posted 05.28.2012 | Canada Business

This feature was produced by Jeff Fraser, a student in Ryerson University's School of Journalism, in partnership with The Huffington Post Canada. I...

Occupy Canada Is Back

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Occupy Toronto protesters rallied against mining giant Barrick Gold this morning after spending the night in a downtown park.The protesters ...

Anti-Capitalist Protests Hit Canada On May Day

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Activists in Canadian centres joined counterparts around the globe on International Workers Day as they rallied, marched and sang in mostly ...

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.

The Last Shivering Bastion Of Occupy Canada

CBC | Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada

The final known Occupy camp in Canada remains open for business, as it were, in downtown St. John's, and the city has no plans to evict Occupy Newfoun...

WATCH: Wall Street Can WHAT Itself?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.30.2011 | Canada

The flagging economy is starting to bug comedian Ron James. “Pundits always use the same metaphor when they’re describing an unstable economy. ...

Occupy Fredericton Joined By Nova Scotia Camp Evictees

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.29.2012 | Canada Politics

FREDERICTON - Some members of the Occupy Nova Scotia group have travelled to Fredericton to support an Occupy New Brunswick encampment that is still i...

Occupy Vancouver: We Provided $760,000 In Social Services

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2012 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - Occupy Vancouver protesters say they doled out almost as much in services as the city says it spent on dealing with the five-week encampme...

Occupy Winnipeg Latest Encampment To Be Taken Down

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2012 | Canada Business

WINNIPEG - Conservation officers and police on Wednesday dismantled the three remaining tents at the Occupy Winnipeg site — believed to be the last ...

Occupy Vancouver Protesters Reunite

CBC | Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada


Occupy Protesters Fail To Win Over Unions They're Trying To Support

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada Politics


Calgary Protesters Ordered To Take De-Occupy

CBC | Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada

A Calgary judge has ordered an end to the Occupy Calgary protest. According to the City of Calgary, Chief Justice Neil Wittmann approved ...

The 99% Are the Truly Rich

Glen Pearson | Posted 02.02.2012 | Canada
Glen Pearson

The 99 per cent built a nation, raised successful families against increasing economic odds, built remarkably successful businesses, sacrificed for their communities and cared for their world. Only a blind ideologue could overlook such important contributions.

Occupy Toronto Park Repairs Could Cost Thousands

CBC | Posted 01.31.2012 | Canada

The cost to repair St. James Park, the site of the five-week long Occupy Toronto encampment, could reach as high as $60,000, the chair of the city's p...

Police 'Branding' Of Protesters Has Occupy Montreal Upset

CBC | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada Business

Some protesters detained at the Occupy Montreal site last week are upset with the method police used to identify them. They said officers ...

Man Behind Occupy Movement Criticizes Canadian Counterpart

CP | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Protesters hail it as a life-changing experience while pundits acknowledge it as a driving force in the national conversation, but the man w...

Occupy Winnipeg Fire Tests Patience

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - The Occupy Winnipeg protest may be wearing out its welcome.Protesters have been camped out in a provincial park across the street from the ...

Occupy, in the End, Was a Reactionary Movement

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada Business
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

The Occupy Movement seems to rise in popularity and attendance not when they decide to do something but rather when an external force lashes out at them. Once the threat passes, numbers dwindle down again. The support for Occupy is entirely reactionary. Is this any true way to incite global change?

How to Defeat Stephen Harper

Romeo Saganash | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada Politics
Romeo Saganash

The Conservatives sold people a phony bill of goods, playing on anger over hot button social issues while undermining their economic future. But we can foster a sense of co-operation in our society rather than pitting people against each other, constantly fanning the flames of fear as Stephen Harper has done.

Police Start Occupy Montreal Eviction

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - What took nearly six weeks to build came down in a single morning as authorities moved in and dismantled two of Canada's last remaining Occ...

Occupy Edmonton Evicted Overnight

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada

EDMONTON - A media report says police moved in overnight to shut down the Occupy Edmonton encampment at a downtown city park.An Edmonton radio station...

Time Running Out For Occupy Montreal

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The dismantling of protest camps in Canada's largest cities is now nearly complete, with members of the Occupy Montreal movement warned tha...

Eviction Doesn't Have to Be Occupy Toronto's Alamo

John Laforet | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada Politics
John Laforet

Turning St. James Park into an Alamo for its cause risked Occupy Toronto's ability to carry on after defeat. The potential power Occupy Toronto has isn't in clinging to an arbitrarily chosen plot of land. It is in the ability to harness the power of those who came out and to build a movement that has an impact on the world.

Live Blogging Occupy Eviction: UPDATED

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada Business
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

More protesters began arriving just before noon. A police officer put the number at 1,200, but to me it seemed more like 400. The tents had already begun folding like houses of cards, mostly at the hands of city workers.