Murray Dobbin

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Jan 31, 2011

Egypt: And then everything changed...

Murray Dobbin
The photographs are as stunning as they are inspiring. The world is now totally focused on the democratic rebellion in Egypt.
Blog
Jan 28, 2011

Why tax cuts make us weak

Murray Dobbin
I don't think I have ever recycled a column before but the whole question of tax cuts and all the issues it involves never really changes.
Columnists
Jan 17, 2011

The CEO and the new feudalism

With the top 50 CEOs making 219 times the pay of the average worker in 2009, their compensation has little to do with their ability and everything to do with their positions as the ruling elite.
Columnists
Jan 3, 2011

Harper’s pipeline nightmare

Environmental issues still take a back seat to economic ones, but it is on the environmental front that gains are made. After Fish Lake, the PM may feel the heat because of his support for Enbridge.
Columnists
Dec 20, 2010

Postscript on the New McCarthyism

Stephen Harper made it de rigueur for other political parties and the governor-general to attend the recent CPCCA summit on anti-semitism, a move nearer to criminalizing criticism of Israel.
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Nov 26, 2010

Carole James: Mission accomplished?

Murray Dobbin
The NDP is now on suicide watch as James and Moe Sihota with James' staff (eager to keep their jobs) egging her on, try to silence principled people in the party who know there has to be a change.
Blog
Nov 12, 2010

Harper's flip-flop on Afghanistan

Murray Dobbin
We should have known it was too good to be true. Harper's many, many repetitions of his government's commitment to get all the troops out by July 2011 are well known.
Columnists
Nov 8, 2010

Beware the national security state

As conditions worsen, as wages and living standards fall, as insecurity increases, as the social safety net frays, objection and dissent increases. The government spends money and builds its response.
Blog
Nov 3, 2010

Potash and the Canadian corporate elite

Murray Dobbin
The Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan drama is about to come to a head today with the Harper government's decision on whether to approve the takeover bid by Australia's mega corporation BHP Billiton.
Blog
Oct 18, 2010

The Green Party -- party of small business?

Murray Dobbin
It is not a secret that many on the Green Party executive are holdovers from the right-wing reign of Jim Harris and apparently Elizabeth May is taking her lead from them.
Blog
Oct 6, 2010

Fox News North -- not: Savour the victory

Murray Dobbin
From in-your-face arrogance to a total retreat in a matter of a few months, the big money behind Quebecor's determination to set up a Fox news North is now looking pretty humble.
Blog
Sep 29, 2010

Reinstate Rick Salutin

Murray Dobbin
The firing of columnist Rick Salutin by the Globe and Mail is disturbing for many reasons not least of which is there was no reason given.

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