Toby Sanger

Toby Sanger is the economist for the Canadian Union of Public Employees. He focuses on labour, inequality, public services, public finances, fair taxes, environment and other issues of concern for CUPE members. He produces the quarterly Economy at Work and weekly Eye on the Economy. Before CUPE Toby worked as chief economist for the Yukon, principal economic adviser to the Ontario Minister of Finance, economic adviser to First Nations, environmental economist, as a baker, in a circus and as a journalist. He tries to keep up with Twitter: @toby_sanger

Toby Sanger
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May 13, 2014
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Tim Hudak, job-killer

Toby Sanger
Why is Tim Hudak so intent on destroying (public sector) jobs when his whole campaign is built around creating a million jobs?
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Feb 12, 2014
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Missing in action: Federal budget 2014

Toby Sanger
Using more of their doublespeak, the Harper government calls the 2014 federal budget "The Road to Balance: Creating Jobs and Opportunities." Little could be further from the truth.
Blog
Sep 16, 2013

Who really bears the risk for P3s?

Toby Sanger
Canada is now the second biggest market for public-private partnerships (P3s) in the world, as a recent Conference Board report showed.
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Feb 1, 2013
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Canada's bloated 1%

Toby Sanger
Statistics Canada's release on the escalating incomes of the top 1 per cent gained a lot of media coverage -- and also provoked some very defensive reactions by major organs of the Canadian media.

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