Steelworkers are fighting to save the pensions they are owed, but the confidentiality agreement between the previous government and US Steel makes it hard. Newly elected MP Scott Duvall explains the ongoing struggle to retain the pension commitments.
Doug interviews Stan Raper of UFCW and the Agricultural Workers Alliance, (AWA), about the unfair treatment of migrant farm workers here in southern Ontario and across Canada. Stan will discuss the formation of a new organization.
Over the past two years, hundreds of thousands of Canadians have lost their home mail delivery. In Hamilton, the City and residents actively resisted the loss of home delivery. We speak with Henry Evans-Tenbrinke, a leader of citizen resistance.
Counterpunch writer Professor Alan Nasser discusses how ordinary working people try to elevate themselves to a "Middle Class" living standard by taking on debt, and examines the history of a bubble-ridden, debt-plagued 'consumer society.'
Doug and Don are joined by Ryan McGreal, editor of RTH, an on-line forum on making Hamilton a better community. They discuss Hamilton LRT, the HSR fare increase, and the low priority of transit is given by Hamilton and Burlington city council.
The Conservative government is singling out Muslims and spreading specific fears of Islamic terror in Canada while ignoring weightier terror threats. All the while, Harper supports sectarian violence in the Middle East that aids extremists.