Occupy Toronto

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.

Masks Should be Banned from Protests, Period.

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Bill C-309 states that anyone who commits an illegal act while wearing a mask at a protest can face 10 years in prison. While we are grateful for such a bill, it isn't good enough. If someone carries a loaded gun while committing a crime, it can be assumed he is willing to use it; I'd argue that any person wearing a mask or disguise at any controversial protest is up to no good, and can be assumed to be contemplating illegal behaviour.

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 ...

Protesters Claim Police Brutality At Occupy Toronto Rally

CBC | Posted 06.01.2012 | Canada

Police arrested two more protesters with the Occupy Toronto movement early Sunday at a demonstration that was held to denounce the arrests and injurie...

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 Future of Occupy: Love, Respect -- and Name-Calling

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 03.12.2012 | Canada Business
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

If you take the many media portrayals of the Occupy camps at face value, you might believe that they are (were) filthy dens of iniquity: disorganized, dangerous, unruly, smelly. While not an overnighter, I became a regular. Whenever I left Occupy, I was a nicer guy than when I had arrived.

You Pick Toronto's Top Story Of 2011

CBC | Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada

CBC Toronto viewers have chosen the death of Jack Layton and the subsequent outpouring of grief across the city and country as the top Toronto news st...

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...

The Next Phase of Occupied Economies

Jordon Froese | Posted 01.30.2012 | Canada Business
Jordon Froese

I'll admit from the outset that the real reason I initially went to the Occupied Economies forum on Nov. 18 was that it was held at the Design Exchang...

What's Next for Occupy?

Nick Van der Graaf | Posted 01.28.2012 | Canada Business
Nick Van der Graaf

After its initial success, it's time for Occupy to think big. It won't be easy. Everyone thinks their cause is the most important. But the attempt to build this unity would have to be couched in language that encourages open dialogue and willingness to focus on root causes and not just symptoms.

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, 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?

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.

Police Surround Occupy Toronto

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - The symbolic centre of the Occupy movement's Canadian universe finally came apart Wednesday as authorities moved in to clear a downtown park...

Out In Calgary As Canada's Other Camps Wait For Police To Move

CP | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada

The face of the Occupy Canada movement was changing early Tuesday as authorities moved into camps in Quebec City and Calgary, and groups in Toronto an...

Rest Easy, Toronto Protesters - No Overnight Eviction

www.cp24.com | Posted 01.21.2012 | Canada

The midnight deadline has come and gone but Occupy Toronto protesters are still at St. James Park, preparing to stay overnight despite the fact that t...

Twitter Reacts To #OccupyToronto's Eviction

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada

Like many of the other occupy movements across Canada, Toronto is also being ordered out. In a decision delivered on Monday morning, Ontario Superi...

Occupy Toronto: Eviction Decision Stands, Protesters Will Have To Leave Park

CBC | Posted 01.21.2012 | Canada

Protesters at the Occupy Toronto camp have gathered in the hundreds to defy a court sanctioned eviction notice that says they must end their five-week...

Occupy Toronto, Vancouver Face Day Of Reckoning

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann and Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2012 | Canada Politics

The face of the Occupy Canada movement was changing early Tuesday as authorities moved into camps in Quebec City and Calgary, and groups in Toronto an...

Canada's 1% Aren't So Well Off

Jonathan Naymark | Posted 01.19.2012 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Naymark

A friend texted me the other night complaining about how someone on the subway car was plucking her eyebrows during her commute home. "I wish I was part of the one per cent," she texted me, with what I could only assume was a sigh.

Occupy Victoria Camp Faces Eviction Deadline This Morning

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2012 | Canada Politics

VICTORIA - Occupy protesters saw their ranks dwindle in Victoria following an eviction deadline Saturday while demonstrators in Toronto vowed to carry...

Evictions Spark Human Rights Complaint To UN

CBC | Posted 01.18.2012 | Canada

A group of Ontario lawyers has filed a complaint at the United Nations over the move by various Canadian cities to evict Occupy protesters. ...

Occupy Wall Street's Unlikely Ally

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Politics

An unexpected voice is joining the chorus of support for the Occupy movement — former prime minister Paul Martin. Martin says protesters have spa...