About a month ago, I was raving about the foundation of a new organization of the Torontonian Left, the Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly. Well, since then, the various committees that were established have been hard at work and a first draft of the organisation’s website is now up and running at http://www.workersassembly.ca/
According to the latest communique, “the completed website should be up and running by March 2010. In addition to Assembly specific activities and announcements the new website will include a prominent space through which Assembly members can promote events, activities, and meetings”.
For the time being, anyone interested can read the complete Vision Statement (which I recommend), subscribe to the RSS feed to get updates, and take a look at the Links section, which gives a rough idea of the makeup of the various expressions of the Left in Toronto. Regarding the last one: although it’s crystal clear that the list of links is not the list of participating organizations, it is my understanding -I could of course be wrong- that at least a fair amount of people participating in the Assembly are associated with them.
The next Assembly is going to be on April 17-18, 2010, with details such as agenda, location and registration information to be announced.
PS. For French speakers, there is also this article: “Fondation de la Greater Toronto Worker’s Assembly : vers un renouveau de la gauche militante torontoise“.