Commemorating the Winnipeg General Strike

The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 was the largest strike in Canadian history. Between May 15th and June 25th 1919, roughly 35,000 unionized and non-unionized workers left their jobs. Factories, shops, transit and city services shut down. The strike helped unite the working class in Canada. Some of its participants including one of our founders; J.S. Woodsworth helped establish what is now the New Democratic Party. 

 

DCS 2020- Agriculture & Climate Change

Agriculture is both a site of significant GHG emissions and is majorly impacted by climate change. What role can farming play in reducing emissions? What are the key paths to making agriculture a more climate friendly industry? Join our expert panel for a discussion on the important role of our food systems in reducing climate change.

 

The U.S. Election: Prospects for Progressive Victories

Amidst a raging pandemic and the massive movement for Black Lives and against police brutality, the American public face one of the most decisive electoral moments in their country’s history. While political polarization intensifies, progressive politicians — and the policies they and the movements behind them are advancing — are well positioned to make huge gains.

 

 

 

 

The Gig Economy

Award-winning journalist Sara Mojtehedzadeh, in conversation with labour researcher, Chuka Ejeckam, will examine the gig economy, and the policies that have made essential workers vulnerable. Sara will share what she’s learned in the process of producing her 6-episode podcast series Hustled, and her insights about how to overcome the structural inequalities for workers.

Electrifying the economy

Where are we at on electrifying the economy?

The next discussion from the Digital Convening series, brought to you by the Broadbent Institute in partnership with the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation. Widespread electrification of energy, industry and transportation could create huge numbers of new jobs and dramatically reduce climate changing emissions.

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