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Updated: 2022-05-16

Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada

Document type Book
Author Ng, Winnie
Author McCreary, Tyler
Author Graefe, Peter
Author Braley-Rattai, Alison
Author Evans, Bryan
Author Wall, Carol
Author Black, Simon
Author Savage, Larry
Editor Savage, Larry
Author Soron, Dennis
Author Ross, Stephanie
Editor Ross, Stephanie
Author Mills, Suzanne E.
Author Smith, Charles
Author Tungohan, Ethel
Author Magsumbol, Dani
Author Ernst, Alan
Author Gardner, Karl
Publisher Fernwood; Halifax, N.S.
Date 2021
ISBN 978-1-77363-486-9
Pages 289 pages


In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to re-establish the labour movement’s political capacity to exert collective power in ways that foster greater opportunity and equality for working-class people has taken on a greater sense of urgency. Understanding the strategic political possibilities and challenges facing the Canadian labour movement at this important moment in history is the central concern of this second edition of Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada. With new and revised essays by established and emerging scholars from a wide range of disciplines, this edited collection assesses the past, present and uncertain future of Canadian labour politics in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bringing together the traditional electoral-based aspects of labour politics with analyses of newer and rediscovered forms of working-class organization and social movement-influenced strategies, which have become increasingly important in the Canadian labour movement, this book seeks to take stock of these new forms of labour politics, understand their emergence and assess their potential impact on the future of labour in Canada. --Publisher's description