In Gaza, the world must step in
The massacre of Palestinian protesters this week by Israeli soldiers was appalling, but we shouldn’t have been surprised. And we should expect the suffering will only get worse.
Unions approve process to help resolve issues in Nova Scotia health bargaining
Unions ratify process for health bargaining
As a follow-up from our LockTalk 17, the team spent this past week at OPSEU Head Office preparing the necessary documents as we move closer to mediation/arbitration.
York University students take priority over politics
‘With teaching staff walking the picket line for the fifth time in two decades, it’s increasingly looking like the university where there is no guarantee of an on-time degree, no matter how hard students work.’
York University strike continues as instructors’ union rejects labour investigator’s report
York University’s two-month-old strike shows no sign of ending.
Arbitration is the only answer to ‘clash’ in York U strike, says labour report
The deadlock between York University and its striking academic workers over job security leaves no hope for a negotiated deal between the two sides, says a report ordered by the minister of labour.
Health-care unions reach tentative proposal with IWK, health authority
In a surprise move, the council of Nova Scotia health-care unions is recommending its members agree to a new process to try to resolve the protracted contract dispute with the province’s health authority and the IWK Health Centre.
Labour minister appoints ‘investigator’ to look into York University strike
With no end in sight to the six-week-old strike, the province is sending in an “industrial investigator” to get to the bottom of the strife.
Ontario Appoints Expert to Investigate Six-Week Strike
Industrial Inquiry Commission Will Look at Key Issues in York University Dispute
Listen To The Voice Of Dissent
Even If You Ultimately Don’t Follow It
OPSEU, CEC claim success with arbitration agreement following college strike
Agreement settles wage increase, academic freedom
‘IF I WAS THEM I’D SAY I WON TOO’: BOTH SIDES CLAIM SUCCESS AFTER COLLEGE ARBITRATION RESULTS ANNOUNCED
Faculty entered binding mediation-arbitration process after province passed back-to-work legislation.
BOTH SIDES PRAISE ARBITRATOR RULING IN COLLEGE FACULTY LABOUR DISPUTE
A local union representative and the body that represents Ontario’s public colleges are praising an arbitrator’s ruling today that addresses outstanding issues of a labour dispute that lasted five weeks and closed classrooms for half a million Ontario students.
LISTENING TO DISSENTING VOICES
Lawyer and author William Kaplan argues that people need to listen more often to unconventional voices rather than relying on conventional wisdom. He joins The Agenda to discuss his latest book, “Why Dissent Matters: Because Some People See Things the Rest of Us Miss.”
WHY DISSENT MATTERS WITH WILLIAM KAPLAN AND BOB RAE
Former Ontario premier and interim Liberal leader Bob Rae moderates a discussion with author William Kaplan on the latter’s wide-ranging work of dissent and dissenters “Why Dissent Matters”.
DISSENT MAKES FOR GOOD DECISIONS
“If there are 10 people in a room and nine agree, the role of the 10th is to disagree and point out the flaws in whatever decision the group has reached.”
Author and lawyer William Kaplan talks why dissent matters in his new book
Watch William Kaplan dicuss his latest book on Global News’ The Morning Show.
Why Dissent Matters with William Kaplan
October 4, 5-7 pm, we launch William Kaplan’s Why Dissent Matters, another in our Books that Matter series, at the library, Munk School of Global Affairs, 315 Bloor Street West. Books available for purchase. Registration information available soon.
Those who say no: Dissent and democracy in the Trump era
For many non-Americans, the seeming failure of that country’s system of political checks and balances is one of the most disturbing aspects of Donald Trump’s presidency.
The New Dissent
In an age of free speech battles and #fakenews, what exactly counts as dissent?
After 18 months, Halifax Chronicle Herald and striking employees reach tentative deal
The Halifax Chronicle Herald and the union representing the paper’s employees have reached a tentative agreement weeks after the provincial government intervened in the bitter 18-month-old labour dispute.
Halifax Chronicle-Herald, union reach tentative agreement to end strike
Newspaper staff first walked off the job 18 months ago
Tentative deal reached between Chronicle Herald, striking employees
Saltwire, Halifax Typographical Union say deal reached to end 18-month strike
Seeking common ground: Mediation in months-long Chronicle Herald strike starts tomorrow
Nova Scotia appointed mediator to work with Herald and striking journalists
Voices of dissent crucial to social shifts, author argues
Inquiry set for Herald strike
The provincial government will launch an industrial inquiry commission in August in hopes of ending a prolonged labour dispute between The Chronicle Herald and the Halifax Typographical Union.
Nova Scotia government to mediate 18-month labour dispute at Halifax Chronicle-Herald
Nova Scotia’s government is stepping in to try to put an end to an acrimonious 18-month labour dispute at Atlantic Canada’s oldest and largest independently owned newspaper.
Conrad Black: Palestinian terror and Israel boycotts aren’t a form of ‘dissent.’ They’re just evil and stupid
A boycott of Israel is an evil and stupid enterprise, and those who promote it, such as the United Church of Canada and William Kaplan, should be ashamed of themselves, and eventually will be
Robert Fulford: Listen to dissenters.
Their views can be messy and inconvenient, but they sometimes change the world
Why we need dissenters as badly as ever
Lawyer and journalist William Kaplan talks about the cost of ignoring them, why he’s warmed to them and why Donald Trump is a lousy dissenter.
How Israeli intelligence failures led to a ‘devil’s advocate’ role
Israel’s inability to perceive enemies’ plans before 1973 Yom Kippur War led to creation of the Tenth Man, a way to ensure contrary assessments at least get a hearing.
This is Dr. Frances Kelsey’s story
The year was 1960. A new West German wonder drug, thalidomide, was about to hit the U.S. market. Just one thing stood in its way: A Canadian-born doctor, Frances Kelsey, whose work ultimately spared thousands of American lives and preventing much needless suffering. This excerpt, from the upcoming book Why Dissent Matters by William Kaplan, tells the story
Two sides in TTC union fight agree to mediation after Bob Kinnear tries to get rival sent to jail
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 president had filed a motion seeking to find labour rival in contempt of court.
Why Dissent Matters (Because Some People See Things the Rest of Us Miss)
A wide-ranging and provocative work on controversial subjects, Why Dissent Matters tells a story of dissent and dissenters – people who have been attacked, bullied, ostracized, jailed, and, sometimes when it is all over, celebrated.
New tentative agreements reached between Canada Post and CUPW
Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have successfully reached new tentative agreements.
Labour Minister appoints author as mediator for Canada Post dispute
With the clock ticking toward a potential work stoppage at Canada Post, lawyer and author William Kaplan was appointed Friday to seek an end to the months-long labour dispute at the Crown agency.