Harry Antonides

 

Harry Antonides came to Canada in 1948, initially working as a farm hand and railway labourer. After over a decade working in a chemical plant in Sarnia, Ontario, Harry joined the newly forming Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) in 1962 as a field representative. By 1970 Harry became director of research and education. In 1974, he was a founding member of the Work Research Foundation (now Cardus) and publisher of their sole publication, Comment magazine. A prolific writer and dynamic speaker, Harry delivered lectures all over North America and published numerous articles, reviews, and essays. He is author of several books on Christianity, labour, and economics, including Multinationals and the Peacable Kingdom (1978) and Stones for Bread: The Social Gospel and its Contemporary Legacy (1985). Harry is retired and lives with his wife Janet in Willowdale, Ontario.

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Writings

The Scandal of the Quebec Construction Industry
Mar 1, 1997
Comment Article
"Nobody was Seriously Injured"
Mar 1, 1997
Comment Article
Saint, Fool, or Genius?
Mar 1, 1997
Comment Article
The Good Society Begins at Home
Jan 1, 1997
Comment Article
This is Democracy?
Sep 1, 1996
Comment Article
Pro-Choice Unionism
Sep 1, 1996
Comment Article
Fired for Freedom—Enough Already!
Jun 1, 1996
Comment Article
Searching for a Cure to a Destructive Virus
Jun 1, 1996
Comment Article
Creating Labor-Management Partnerships
Mar 1, 1996
Comment Article
Are Strikers Above the Law?
Mar 1, 1996
Comment Article
It's Time for Renewal and Reconciliation
Jan 1, 1996
Comment Article
Changing Ownership, Changing Attitudes: Good Things Happen When Workers Feel They Belong
Jan 1, 1996
Comment Article
What Does Religion Have to do With Labour Legislation?
Sep 1, 1995
Comment Article
A Swing to the Right is Not Enough
Jun 1, 1995
Comment Article
Turning Down the Decibel Count: U.S. Labour Relations Under the Microscope
Jun 1, 1995
Comment Article
Statism In Separatist Clothes
Mar 1, 1995
Comment Article
Breakthrough in the U.K.
Mar 1, 1995
Comment Article
Moral Drift in the Peaceable Kingdom
Jan 1, 1995
Comment Article
Soul Searching on the Left
Sep 1, 1994
Comment Article
The End of an Era—What Next?
Jun 1, 1994
Comment Article
Spreading the News
Jun 1, 1994
Comment Article
Probing the Roots of Unemployment
Mar 1, 1994
Comment Article
Democracy on Trial
Mar 1, 1994
Comment Article
Don't Be Fooled by Equity Newspeak
Jan 1, 1994
Comment Article
Brewing Success at Great Western
Jan 1, 1994
Comment Article
Politics: The God That Has Failed
Sep 1, 1993
Comment Article
Democracy—Union Style
Sep 1, 1993
Comment Article
Working and Learning at Honeywell
Sep 1, 1993
Comment Article
Socialism is Dead, Long Live Statism!
Jun 1, 1993
Comment Article
NAFTA: A Conflict of Ideologies
Jun 1, 1993
Comment Article
Eliminating Absurd Work Rules
Jun 1, 1993
Comment Article
Running a Tight Ship
Jun 1, 1993
Comment Article
Our National Debt is Immoral
Mar 1, 1993
Comment Article
Closed Borders, Closed Minds
Mar 1, 1993
Comment Article
Cracks in the House of Labour
Mar 1, 1993
Comment Article
Whatever Happened to Workers' Rights?
Jan 1, 1993
Comment Article
"Chaotic"
Jan 1, 1993
Comment Article
Every Worker a Participant
Jan 1, 1993
Comment Article
Employment Equity: A Misnomer
Sep 1, 1992
Comment Article
A Warning Against "Rights" Balkanization
Sep 1, 1992
Comment Article
Putting People to Work
Sep 1, 1992
Comment Article
Necessity is the Mother of Cooperation
Sep 1, 1992
Comment Article
Charter Fever: A New Sectarianism
Jun 1, 1992
Comment Article
Promoting Moral Corruption
Jun 1, 1992
Comment Article
A New Day on the Shopfloor?
Jun 1, 1992
Comment Article
The Workers' Paradise Still Beckons
Jun 1, 1992
Comment Article
Mr. Premier, That's No Way To Build Partnership
Mar 1, 1992
Comment Article
Bob White's Moral High Ground
Mar 1, 1992
Comment Article
Labour and Management on Trial Together
Mar 1, 1992
Comment Article
A Vital Choice: Which Shall It Be?
Mar 1, 1992
Comment Article
"I Wouldn't Do It For The Liberals Or The Tories"
Jan 1, 1992
Comment Article
Business Has Failed, Says Henry Jackman
Jan 1, 1992
Comment Article
Claiming Ownership Of Air Canada
Jan 1, 1992
Comment Article
It's Hard to Be a Soft Manager
Jan 1, 1992
Comment Article
Three Strikes and Out
Oct 1, 1991
Comment Article
What Unions Should Do
Oct 1, 1991
Comment Article
Helping to Save the Company
Oct 1, 1991
Comment Article
Solzhenitsyn: Democracy Cannot be Legislated
Oct 1, 1991
Comment Article
What About the Children?
Oct 1, 1991
Comment Article
Ontario: A Socialist Experiment in State Control
Jul 1, 1991
Comment Article
Hard Times and Second Thoughts
Jul 1, 1991
Comment Article
New Age or Old Heresy?
Apr 1, 1991
Comment Article
Beware: Social Engineers at Work
Apr 1, 1991
Comment Article
"A Spiritual Chernobyl"
Apr 1, 1991
Comment Article
When Workers Manage Themselves
Apr 1, 1991
Comment Article
Contemptible
Apr 1, 1991
Comment Article
The Sound of Different Drummers
Apr 1, 1991
Comment Article
A Country Falling Apart: Can This be Happening Here?
Jan 1, 1991
Comment Article
A Matter of Survival
Jan 1, 1991
Comment Article
Yes, Canadian Workers Can Export to Japan
Jan 1, 1991
Comment Article
Harsh Words for American Labour Relations
Jan 1, 1991
Comment Article
Socialism with a Socialist Face in Ontario
Oct 1, 1990
Comment Article
B.C. Workers Become Mill Owners
Oct 1, 1990
Comment Article
Abusive Union Powers Checked
Oct 1, 1990
Comment Article
This is Lunacy—And It Should Be Stopped
Oct 1, 1990
Comment Article
The Self-Destruction of Democracy
Oct 1, 1990
Comment Article
Canadian Labour Relations Found Wanting
Jul 1, 1990
Comment Article
Union-Management Cooperation at Work in Saskatchewan
Jul 1, 1990
Comment Article
Unpleasant Medicine for Cape Breton—But Maybe It Will Work
Jul 1, 1990
Comment Article
Escaping from Poverty—Some Success Stories
Jul 1, 1990
Comment Article
Academics are Leading the Way
Jul 1, 1990
Comment Article
It's Not Going to be a Quiet Summer on the Labour Front
Apr 1, 1990
Comment Article
General Motors Produces Car with New Labour-Management Approach
Apr 1, 1990
Comment Article
The Comrades Have Seen the Future, And It Doesn't Work
Apr 1, 1990
Comment Article
Gramsci and the Changing Face of Socialism
Apr 1, 1990
Comment Article
Lech Walesa Staggers Canadian Socialists
Apr 1, 1990
Comment Article
Has Communism Been Defeated?
Jan 1, 1990
Comment Article
Peter Drucker Peers Into the Future of Business
Jan 1, 1990
Comment Article
Japanese Turn Losing British Business Around
Jan 1, 1990
Comment Article
Are Unions Up to Their Future Task?
Oct 1, 1989
Comment Article
What About Freedom?
Oct 1, 1989
Comment Article
BC Worker/Owners Get a Tax Break
Oct 1, 1989
Comment Article
Don't Read Newspapers, If You Want to Find Out What Really Matters
Oct 1, 1989
Comment Article
Robert Fulford Versus Ed Broadbent
Oct 1, 1989
Comment Article
Remaking Canadian Society—But Where's the Blueprint?
Jul 1, 1989
Comment Article
If It Can Be Done in the British Car Industry . . .
Jul 1, 1989
Comment Article
Cooperation in the Canadian Steel Industry
Jul 1, 1989
Comment Article
Free Trade Begins at Home, Except in Canada
Jul 1, 1989
Comment Article
Tobacco to Fish: It's a Long Way To Go
Jul 1, 1989
Comment Article
Is There a Way Out for Latin America?
Jul 1, 1989
Comment Article
Changing Diapers or Walking Picket Lines?
Jul 1, 1989
Comment Article
Socialism: Refining the Means to Get There
Apr 1, 1989
Comment Article
Labour-Management Cooperation Works
Apr 1, 1989
Comment Article
Immoral Posturing
Apr 1, 1989
Comment Article
"The Deal" is Signed: Now What?
Jan 1, 1989
Comment Article
A House Divided
Jan 1, 1989
Comment Article
An Experiment That Failed
Jan 1, 1989
Comment Article
The Search for a Better Way Continues
Jan 1, 1989
Comment Article
Cleaning Up Our Act
Jan 1, 1989
Comment Article
Deficit Spending is Deferred Taxation
Jan 1, 1989
Comment Article
The Swedish Nanny State Rolls On
Jan 1, 1989
Comment Article
On Revolution: From Someone Who Was There
Jan 1, 1989
Comment Article
The Attack on Freedom in the Name of Equality
Oct 1, 1988
Comment Article
Election Fever and Other Diseases
Oct 1, 1988
Comment Article
The Free Trade Debate That Isn't
Oct 1, 1988
Comment Article
B.C. Union Shows Its True Colours
Oct 1, 1988
Comment Article
Meanwhile . . . Entrepreneurs Find New Markets
Oct 1, 1988
Comment Article
Helping People to Help Each Other
Oct 1, 1988
Comment Article
Michael Bliss on the Failure of All Three Political Parties
Oct 1, 1988
Comment Article
Aftermath of the Economic Summit
Jul 1, 1988
Comment Article
The Politics of Equalization with a Vengeance
Jul 1, 1988
Comment Article
Times Are Changing
Jul 1, 1988
Comment Article
Management's Second Thoughts
Jul 1, 1988
Comment Article
When Workers Become Managers
Jul 1, 1988
Comment Article
Cooperation in the Canadian Steel Industry
Jul 1, 1988
Comment Article
Why Glastnost Can't Work
Jul 1, 1988
Comment Article
Supreme Court Rejects Lesbian Demand
Apr 1, 1988
Comment Article
In Defence of the Class Struggle
Apr 1, 1988
Comment Article
Wrecking the Foundations of Human Rights
Apr 1, 1988
Comment Article
When Human Rights are Trivialized
Apr 1, 1988
Comment Article
A Warning Voice from Peru
Apr 1, 1988
Comment Article
How Employees Took Over the Mill
Apr 1, 1988
Comment Article
B.C. Government Encourages Employee Ownership
Apr 1, 1988
Comment Article
Even General Motors is Changing
Apr 1, 1988
Comment Article
An Open Letter to Our Readers
Apr 1, 1988
Comment Article
Sunday Legislation and the Evasion of Responsibility
Jan 1, 1988
Comment Article
Staying Out of the Refrigerator
Jan 1, 1988
Comment Article
The Jobs of Canadian Auto Workers on the Line
Jan 1, 1988
Comment Article
The Teamsters are Coming Home Again
Jan 1, 1988
Comment Article
A Ticking Time Bomb
Jan 1, 1988
Comment Article
Continuing Oppression in Nicaragua
Jan 1, 1988
Comment Article
The Free Trade Debate is Turning Into a Shouting Match
Oct 1, 1987
Comment Article
It Can Be Done Differently
Oct 1, 1987
Comment Article
Rethinking at Ford
Oct 1, 1987
Comment Article
The Caring State—The Unjust State
Oct 1, 1987
Comment Article
Rent Controls and Horror Stories
Oct 1, 1987
Comment Article
Farm Support Programs—Good Intentions, But . . .
Oct 1, 1987
Comment Article
A Postal Strike—Again
Jul 1, 1987
Comment Article
The Equality Campaign Muddles On in Ontario
Jul 1, 1987
Comment Article
World Population Reaches Five Billion
Jul 1, 1987
Comment Article
Straight Talk about a World in Need
Jul 1, 1987
Comment Article
Black Economies and the Poor
Jul 1, 1987
Comment Article
People-to-People Help for the Poor
Jul 1, 1987
Comment Article
The Idolatry of Politics
Jul 1, 1987
Comment Article
How to Get Rich
Jul 1, 1987
Comment Article
Unemployment Insurance Examined and Found Wanting
Jan 1, 1987
Comment Article
Cooperation that Saves Jobs in Quebec
Jan 1, 1987
Comment Article
The Collapse of a Monopoly in British Columbia
Jan 1, 1987
Comment Article
Dissension Around the Sunday
Jan 1, 1987
Comment Article
Politics in Decline
Jan 1, 1987
Comment Article
A Voice of Sanity in South Africa
Jan 1, 1987
Comment Article
What About the Right to Privacy?
Oct 1, 1986
Comment Article
Is This an Agreement or a Ploy?
Oct 1, 1986
Comment Article
Tapping Local Resources
Oct 1, 1986
Comment Article
More "Equality" Rights
Oct 1, 1986
Comment Article
The Resilience of Nature
Oct 1, 1986
Comment Article
South African Sanctions
Oct 1, 1986
Comment Article
Canada Labour Relations Board Delivers a Stinging Rebuke
Jul 1, 1986
Comment Article
Good News about Jobs in Europe
Jul 1, 1986
Comment Article
Good Advice to the Media
Jul 1, 1986
Comment Article
A Job Training Program That Works
Jul 1, 1986
Comment Article
American Court Refuses to Settle Dispute about University Hiring
Jul 1, 1986
Comment Article
Europe's Farm Policies in Trouble
Jul 1, 1986
Comment Article
Gullible Travellers
Jul 1, 1986
Comment Article
Lighting a Candle
Apr 1, 1986
Comment Article
A Self-Help Project in Ontario
Apr 1, 1986
Comment Article
Where Job Creation Takes Place
Apr 1, 1986
Comment Article
More Vacation = Job Creation?
Apr 1, 1986
Comment Article
"Our Strength is People"
Apr 1, 1986
Comment Article
Generational Mix in Cambridge
Apr 1, 1986
Comment Article
The Free Trade Debate Continues
Apr 1, 1986
Comment Article
Canada's National Debt
Jan 1, 1986
Comment Article
Conscientious Objection Upheld
Jan 1, 1986
Comment Article
Macdonald Commission Report a Most Important Study
Jan 1, 1986
Comment Article
Manufacturing
Jan 1, 1986
Comment Article
New Book by Antonides Studies Impact of Social Gospel in Canada
Jan 1, 1986
Comment Article
New Jobs as the Recovery Matures
Jan 1, 1986
Comment Article
Non-Wage Benefits Increase
Jan 1, 1986
Comment Article
Now That's Incentive!
Jan 1, 1986
Comment Article
QWL Update
Jan 1, 1986
Comment Article
UAW-Canada
Jan 1, 1986
Comment Article
Unionized Construction Industry Faces Reality
Jan 1, 1986
Comment Article
Workfare, not Welfare
Jan 1, 1986
Comment Article
Union Power Tested in the Supreme Court of Ontario
Oct 1, 1985
Comment Article
Unions Under Siege
Oct 1, 1985
Comment Article
Changes are Coming in Canada
Oct 1, 1985
Comment Article
New Approaches to Labour Relations in the United States
Oct 1, 1985
Comment Article
The Problems of the European Economic Community
Oct 1, 1985
Comment Article
Protectionism: Who Benefits?
Oct 1, 1985
Comment Article
Rigidity, The Enemy of Economic Health
Jul 1, 1985
Comment Article
New Management Styles Needed
Jul 1, 1985
Comment Article
What's Happening to Worker Ownership in the United States?
Jul 1, 1985
Comment Article
The High Cost of Corruption
Jul 1, 1985
Comment Article
Suggestions for a New "Share Economy"
Jul 1, 1985
Comment Article
South Africa: "Three Cheers for Simplisticity"
Apr 1, 1985
Comment Article
The United Church and the Economy
Apr 1, 1985
Comment Article
Shell Experiments with New Approach to Labour Relations
Apr 1, 1985
Comment Article
An Unusual Rescue Effort
Apr 1, 1985
Comment Article
More of the Same Old Advice for Workers
Apr 1, 1985
Comment Article
Look Out for the Social Engineers
Apr 1, 1985
Comment Article
A Case for National Consultation
Mar 1, 1985
Comment Article
Ontario Federation of Labour Bravely Looks to the Past
Jan 1, 1985
Comment Article
The Divided House of B.C. Labour
Jan 1, 1985
Comment Article
United Auto Workers In Canada Map Out Different Route—But Is It A Better One?
Jan 1, 1985
Comment Article
Construction Union Woes in Alberta
Jan 1, 1985
Comment Article
Crumbling Tariff Walls and a Renewed Stress on Quality
Jan 1, 1985
Comment Article
Winds of Change in China
Jan 1, 1985
Comment Article
Warfare at the British Coal Mines
Jan 1, 1985
Comment Article
Election Fever and Political Malaise
Sep 1, 1984
Comment Article
Collective Bargaining—Canadian Style
Sep 1, 1984
Comment Article
Premier Davis Orders Toronto Transit Workers Back to Work
Sep 1, 1984
Comment Article
Protectionism and the Canadian Steel Industry
Sep 1, 1984
Comment Article
More Class Conflict in Britain
Sep 1, 1984
Comment Article
Structural Unemployment: What Can We Do About It?
Sep 1, 1984
Comment Article
The MacDonald Commission on the Canadian Economy
Sep 1, 1984
Comment Article
Through a Glass Darkly
Apr 1, 1984
Comment Article
The Spectre of Rising Deficits
Apr 1, 1984
Comment Article
How Not to "Create" Jobs
Apr 1, 1984
Comment Article
British Columbia: One "Long, Hot, Nasty Summer" Coming Up
Apr 1, 1984
Comment Article
Profit Sharing to Improve Labour-Management Relations
Apr 1, 1984
Comment Article
Instead of Fishing
Apr 1, 1984
Comment Article
Labour-Government Exchange Programs
Apr 1, 1984
Comment Article
A New Venture in Cooperation
Apr 1, 1984
Comment Article
Which Way, Canadian Unions?
Jan 1, 1984
Comment Article
What About the Third World?
Jan 1, 1984
Comment Article
Soviet Trade Unions and Propaganda
Jan 1, 1984
Comment Article
The 'De-Unionization' of America?
Jan 1, 1984
Comment Article
Unemployment is People, Not Statistics
Jan 1, 1984
Comment Article
Worker Ownership: Will It Take Hold?
Jan 1, 1984
Comment Article
The Welfare State in Retreat
Oct 1, 1983
Comment Article
Trying Times for Labour Unions
Oct 1, 1983
Comment Article
What About Economic Recovery?
Oct 1, 1983
Comment Article
Ontario Minister Presents Challenge to Management and Labour
Oct 1, 1983
Comment Article
Quebec Strike Law Antagonizes Business
Oct 1, 1983
Comment Article
Canada's Disappearing Farmland
Oct 1, 1983
Comment Article
How to Cope with Technology
Oct 1, 1983
Comment Article
Is The Pope A Socialist?
Oct 1, 1983
Comment Article
The Canadian Economy
Jul 1, 1983
Comment Article
Canada's Endangered Forests
Jul 1, 1983
Comment Article
The Spectre of Protectionism: How Not To Go About It
Jul 1, 1983
Comment Article
The GATT Dilemma
Jul 1, 1983
Comment Article
Labour in the Boardroom: A New Trend or a Mere Exception?
Jul 1, 1983
Comment Article
Quebec Unions Establish Investment Fund
Jul 1, 1983
Comment Article
Technological Change and Unemployment
Jul 1, 1983
Comment Article
Reducing the Work Week
Jul 1, 1983
Comment Article
The Japanese and the Fifth Generation Computer
Jul 1, 1983
Comment Article
Signs of Spring, and At Last a Recovery?
Apr 1, 1983
Comment Article
Report Predicts Slower Growth for Ontario
Apr 1, 1983
Comment Article
An "Immodest Proposal" by Professor Thurow
Apr 1, 1983
Comment Article
The American Economy
Apr 1, 1983
Comment Article
OPEC's Troubles
Apr 1, 1983
Comment Article
Helmut Schmidt Gives Sound Advice on the World Economy
Apr 1, 1983
Comment Article
Plant Closures that Could Be Prevented
Apr 1, 1983
Comment Article
The MacDonald Commission
Apr 1, 1983
Comment Article
A Turning of the Tide in B.C.?
Apr 1, 1983
Comment Article
A New Alliance Between "Religion" and "Labour"
Apr 1, 1983
Comment Article
Introducing the WRF COMMENT
Jan 1, 1983
Comment Article
The Adversary System Re-Examined
Jan 1, 1983
Comment Article
The Recession: A Few Items of Good News, But . . .
Jan 1, 1983
Comment Article
Wage Restraints: Part of the Solution?
Jan 1, 1983
Comment Article