Ows

Here's What The Rich Don't Seem to Get

Jordan Whelan | Posted 03.16.2012 | Canada Business
Jordan Whelan

Have you procured your first pay stub for 2012? You probably should be used to the chill by now because it's been nearly frozen for years. That is, according to a study that says the average Canadian hasn't seen a meaningful pay increase in 30 years. The top 100 CEOs, however, saw a 27 per cent pay increase.

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 O...

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

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

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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 Wittma...

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.

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 protester...

Can Mayor Ford Legally Evict Occupy Toronto?

Paul Banwatt | Posted 01.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Paul Banwatt

The first day they set up shop, the protesters' rights were the strongest they could be. But with each passing day, the case for Mayor Ford stepping in and "reasonably limiting" those rights has grown stronger. The question for the court to answer is whether the protests have already crossed the line, or whether the line still lies far off in the distance.

Protesting the Unnatural Aspects of Our Economy

David Suzuki | Posted 01.18.2012 | Canada Business
David Suzuki

We are sacrificing too much to a system driven by three fallacies: that well-being can only be measured in money, that distribution does not matter, and that the economy can grow forever. And like so many people today, I question whether our economic system is serving the goals that are important to society.

Get Occupied With The Co-op Movement

Emily Kennedy | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada Business
Emily Kennedy

Despite the ability of co-ops to offer clear solutions and leadership (two areas where critics crap on Occupiers for sucking harder than an airplane toilet), the Co-op Movement admittedly falls short in one area where Occupy thrives: grabbing your attention.

Time for Occupy Toronto Protesters to Pack it In

Peter Worthington | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

For all practical purposes the month-long long protest and park sleep-in is over. Patience has run out. Personally, protesters lost me when they began to agitate about the "sacred fire" they have in the park, contrary to park regulations.

Tent Fire At Occupy Calgary

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Occupy Calgary protesters were waiting for the other shoe to drop Wednesday after a city-imposed deadline for them to leave their downtown s...

Calgary And Toronto Showdowns Looming

CBC | Posted 01.15.2012 | Canada

Occupy Toronto protesters have won an injunction against a city eviction notice that could have forced them to evict them from a downtown...

Farewell to the Occupation: How OWS Achieved its Goal Despite Not Having One

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.15.2012 | Canada Politics
Joshua Ostroff

Occupy Victoria, Vancouver Hold Their Ground

CBC | Posted 01.15.2012 | Canada

Police, firefighters and city workers moved in on the Occupy Vancouver camp site on Tuesday morning, removingseveral tents and tarps and ...

The De-Occupation Of Toronto Is Imminent, Mayor Says

CP | Posted 01.14.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - The city will soon be asking scores of protesters who have occupied a downtown park for a month to leave peacefully, Mayor Rob Ford said Mon...

Canada's Dysfunctional Politics

Deborah Coyne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Deborah Coyne

OWS and other vigorous civil-society groups would seem to demonstrate that citizen disengagement from our formal political processes is not the result of a lack of interest in constructive public action on critical issues, but is, rather, a reflection of our alienation from an increasingly dysfunctional ingrown political system.

Occupy Conservatism

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Occupy Wall Street is, like the Tea Party, a messy populist movement. The concern is real that it refuses to recognize an essential tragic component of human affairs: unfairness is the abiding fact of our condition

Calgary Has No Right To Evict Protesters: Mayor

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.04.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Calgary's mayor says that the city's Occupy demonstrators have been peaceful and the city has no right under the charter of rights and freed...

The Meaning Behind the Occupy Movement

Sen. Art Eggleton | Posted 12.26.2011 | Canada Politics
Sen. Art Eggleton

The question is, why -- until now -- have Canadians not raised the alarm bells? For many, we have been led to believe that we are doing much better economically than the rest of world. Regrettably, that is simply not the case.

Canadian In Custody After Scaling Sculpture

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2011 | Canada

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A 24-year-old man from Toronto was taken into police custody Saturday after scaling a massive sculpture at the site of the Occupy Wal...

Occupy Toronto: Who Are These People?

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

Voices: Occupy Toronto Protesters

The Huffington Post Canada | Scaachi Koul | Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada

We spoke with some of the many people gathered in Toronto on Saturday for the first day of Occupy Toronto. Taking their cue from Occupy Wall Street...

Occupy Wall Street Park Cleanup Called Off

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada

Brookfield Properties and the City Of New York have cancelled a clean-up of Zuccotti Park, the space currently being occupied by the Occupy Wall Stree...

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.

America's Indignados Should Occupy Wall Street

Diane Francis | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

"Indignados" (the indignants) occupy city squares in Spain on a permanent basis, and now the Wall Street protests have taken root and will only grow in size and intensity. These protests, while poorly organized and rag-tag, will become the migraine of politics, not fatal but nagging and potentially dangerous.