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On Saturday, March 23rdCUPE celebrated the 50th anniversary of the internationally renowned magazine Canadian Dimension. CUPE National President Paul Moist was invited to present a toast to the magazine’s founder and publisher, Cy Gonick at the event held at The Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg.

Like CUPE, Canadian Dimension first entered the Canadian political scene in 1963. Both Canadian Dimension and CUPE are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. The magazine has influenced political thought and ideas across Canada, and is distinguished for its progressive and groundbreaking feature articles and columns from leading and emerging authors, academics, labour activists, and community members.

Canadian Dimension has been a leader in challenging neoliberalism, capitalism, patriarchy, colonialism, racism, homophobia, discrimination in all forms, and has been a champion of labour issues in Canada and around the world. Canadian Dimension also hosts radio station Alert Radio, podcast internationally.

On the labour beat, CD has always “pulled no punches” stated Paul Moist “with ongoing attacks against labour in Canada, we on the left need Canadian Dimension now more than ever”.

On Saturday, Cy Gonick was “toasted and roasted” by his family, friends and colleagues for both his infamous personality and his dedication to the magazine.

Other speakers included Jim Stanford of the Canadian Auto Workers, Leo Panitch of York University, Clayton Thomas-Muller of Indigenous Environmental Network, Sarah Granke and Josha Manzanilla of RebElles, and the Premier of Manitoba, among others.

Canadian Dimension is published six times a year. Subscriptions to the magazine can be made at www.canadiandimension.com.