Between Times

Welcome to Between Times, an online-only feature to complement the magazine you find in your mailbox every two months. Between every issue of Our Times, watch for a specially selected online article, letters to the editor, late-breaking reviews, debate and ideas about stories in Our Times, and resources to help keep you inspired in the struggle for workers' rights and social justice.

SPRING 2018
HAVE YOUR SAY: DIVIDED WE WILL FALL
By Chris Ramsaroop
The future should hold promise and hope for the next generation of labour activists; they shouldn't be sold short with a vision that is tainted by the legacy of white supremacy and racism.

WINTER 2017-18
DUMPING TRUMP AND TRUDEAU TRADE DEALS
By Archana Rampure
We want to keep good jobs in Canada and the U.S.? Then we have to fight for good jobs in Mexico — and in Honduras, and in Vietnam and in Bangladesh — and impose restrictions on trade with countries that refuse to grant basic standards to their workers.

WINTER 2017-18
BATTLING AUSTERITY: Nova Scotia Workers Fight Back
By Rebecca Rose
The "Public Services Sustainability Act," formerly Bill 148, imposes wage caps and removes a previously negotiated benefit — the long-service award — from collective agreements. "I believe they've promoted solidarity amongst the labour movement," says Jason Maclean, speaking about the McNeil Liberals.

FALL 2017
DEFENDING PUBLIC HEALTH CARE: Dr. Danyaal Raza Speaks Out
By Haseena Manek
"As believers in publicly funded health care, we have to take the responsibility of offering a path to reform very seriously. In the absence of that, then people will find the false appeal of private financing and for-profit health care delivery tempting."

SUMMER/LABOUR DAY 2017
OUR TIMES TALLY
By Sean Cain
• Chance that a First Nations child on a reserve in Canada lives in poverty: 3 in 5 • Since 1876, number of First Nations children who were placed in residential schools across Canada: 150,000

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